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Gang prevention takes to the streets (Wichita, KS): "A shooting of some kind, that's the first thing that crossed my mind, a shooting of some kind," says Robert Robinson. Thursday evening, a shooting is not what brought police to 18th Street and Estelle.
Source: KWCH 12 News    Date: April 15, 2010

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Officers prepare for gangs to emerge (Tuscaloosa, AL): A room full of police investigators on Thursday viewed a photo of three young men standing in front of a graffiti-covered wall. Most people wouldn’t recognize it, but the graffiti bore the signs of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, also known as MS-13.
Source: The Tuscaloosa News    Date: April 15, 2010

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Holland police have success preventing gang activity (Holland, MI): Local law enforcement say they're making strides against gang activity in the Holland area, but some worry about those still at risk for ending up in gangs.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: April 14, 2010

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Gang member killed in Greenfield shooting (Greenfield, CA): A 25-year-old known Norteño gang member was fatally shot in Greenfield late Tuesday in what police say may have been the second attempt on his life.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 14, 2010

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St. Patrick's Catholic church tackles gang violence in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): A community workshop Wednesday that aimed to find ways of preventing young people from joining gangs in Watsonville started with a prayer.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 14, 2010

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Cops arrest gang members (Manteca, CA): Two illegal aliens and Serrano gang members were captured by a police detective Monday afternoon after they scaled three backyard fences. He took them down at gun point following a shooting in the 400 block of Greenbrier Avenue.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: April 13, 2010

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Vandalism spree linked to gangs (Sioux Falls, SD): Vandals spray painted Sioux Falls buildings in a spate of weekend crimes that police said is the work of local gangs. "They traditionally do this to mark their territory," police spokesman Sam Clemens said Monday.
Source: Argus Leader    Date: April 13, 2010

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Pittsburgh Council transfers $7,000 for gang program (Pittsburgh, PA): Pittsburgh City Council this morning voted to transfer $7,000 from a member's district account to help fund a contract for an anti-gang initiative.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: April 13, 2010

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Arrests in Muskogee mall death don’t allay gang fears (Muskogee. OK): While authorities on Monday were rounding up previously named suspects in a weekend shopping mall killing, others were debating the depth of Muskogee’s gang problem and whether the shooting was gang-related.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: April 13, 2010

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L.A. County to launch scaled-down effort to combat gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): The 15-month pilot program will target 100 youths under the custody of the Probation Department. It will attempt to prevent them from sliding into gangs once they return home.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 12, 2010

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Database tracks nearly 40 Green Bay gangs (Green Bay, WI): Authorities have identified nearly 40 different street gangs in the Green Bay area with a new database created to keep track of the issue.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette    Date: April 12, 2010

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Gang ties in Yakima shootings (Yakima, WA): Police say a 17-year-old was wounded in the arm in a gang-related shooting in Yakima. Police say the teen said he was shot from a car while walking Sunday afternoon, but investigators determined he was in a car that was later found with several bullet holes.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: April 12, 2010

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Utah Gang Conference marks gain, challenge (Salt Lake City, UT): As a police sergeant in Salt Lake City in 1990, Ken Hansen watched as signs of gang activity filtered into the community from Los Angeles transplants.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: April 12, 2010

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Neighbors look to reclaim southeast side again (Iowa City, IA): A troubled neighborhood can be reclaimed. Jerry Hansen would know. Back in 1998, following escalating gang violence that culminated in a drive-by shooting on Taylor Drive, Hansen started the Wetherby Neighborhood Association. It had to be done, he said.
Source: Press-Citizen    Date: April 12, 2010

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Pair of suspected gang members arrested in Ukiah (Ukiah, CA): Two young Willits men found with a large knife and a metal pipe, were in custody, suspected of carrying weapons and participating in a street gang, Mendocino County sheriff's officials reported Monday.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: April 12, 2010

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Outreach center employees arrested, accused of gang ties (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore officials suspended more than $1 million in city funds for anti-violence programs Monday after workers at a West Baltimore community center that has received taxpayer dollars were accused of operating a front for gang activities.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: April 12, 2010

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Graffiti culprits put to work (Harlingen, TX): Raul Reyes eyed the graffiti-covered walls of the old ice factory at the end of Memphis Street Saturday morning, paint brush in hand.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: April 11, 2010

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Two gang members suspected of drive-by shooting (Sacramento, CA): Authorities say they have booked into jail two Sacramento gang members suspected of a drive-by shooting, firing a semi-automatic rifle at a CHP officer and injuring a 4-year-old child in a nearby vehicle.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 11, 2010

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Eight indicted in investigation of gangs in Hampton Roads (Portsmouth, VA): Like business partners in a merger, the Bounty Hunter Bloods and Nine Tech Gangsters joined forces to maximize their profit and influence in neighborhoods in Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Suffolk, federal authorities allege.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: April 10, 2010

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Gang activity rises in eastern Hillsborough (Brandon, FL): Gangs are all over Hillsborough County, and they're right here in your back yard. Although they've always had a presence in the county, the popularity of such groups has steadily risen in recent years, said Hillsborough County sheriff's Detective Marc Wilder.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: April 9, 2010

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