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Anti-gang program gets bust credit (Bethlehem, PA): When former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced that the Lehigh Valley would get $2.5 million for the fight against gangs, few knew what to expect.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: August 14, 2010

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Death in Pomona: Inside a gang killing (Pomona, CA): During the ride that ended in her death in Pomona, Roberta Romero tried to reason with the two gang members who forced her into their car.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: August 14, 2010

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Plainfield group wants to open schools in evening as safe haven for teens (Plainfield, NJ): To help give Plainfield’s youth an alternative to the gang activity that has troubled the city, the school district and a coalition of community groups are opening up a pair of school gymnasiums on Thursday nights.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: August 13, 2010

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Cafe helps former gang members change their lives (Wichita, KS): The 17-year-old looked like any who might be standing behind the counter of a diner, taking a deep breath after the lunch rush.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: August 13, 2010

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Gang-banger charged in housing rental scam (Chicago, IL): He allegedly set up appointments with potential tenants, met with them, showed them an apartment and collected security deposits and rents.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 13, 2010

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Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force starts work targeting gang leadership, prevention efforts (Mid-County, CA): The county's new team of proactive gang investigators took to the streets last month and are planning to use whatever means necessary to lock up gang leaders, reduce violence and deter young kids from being caught up in a life of crime.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 13, 2010

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14 S. Ind. men arrested for foreign gang links (Evansville, IN): Federal and local authorities have arrested 14 men in southern Indiana for their alleged involvement with violent foreign gangs.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 12, 2010

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Authorities seize heroin, arrest 23 in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Federal authorities say an investigation on Chicago's West Side has led to nearly two dozen arrests and the seizure of heroin worth at least $1.2 million.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 12, 2010

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L.A. area is prime ground for gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley says his county's scandal-plagued, predominantly Hispanic immigrant cities have afforded opportunities for criminal gangs and drug-trafficking organizations and created a climate ripe for political corruption.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: August 12, 2010

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Rash of shootings leaves Muskegon community shaken (Muskegon, MI): Aretha Crawford is frightened for her children. "I don't want my kids to get caught up in that," said Crawford, after leaving her two children -- a 16-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son -- in the house Monday afternoon only to discover a 23-year-old man bleeding to death from a gunshot wound in the alley beside her home at 1627 Dyson.
Source: Muskegon Chronicle    Date: August 12, 2010

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New parent fine for kid’s gang activity (Othello, WA): Othello parents could be fined up to $5,000 if their child commits crimes related to a criminal street gang. Othello City Council passed the "Parental Responsibility" ordinance Monday.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: August 12, 2010

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Watsonville police investigate gang-related stabbing near middle school (Watsonville, CA): A 15-year-old boy was stabbed Tuesday morning near a middle school in Watsonville in a gang-related incident, according to police.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: August 11, 2010

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Man dies a day after he was shot in the head in gang-related Austin shooting (Chicago, IL) : A man has died a day after he was shot in the head in an on-going gang dispute as he was driving in a car in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 11, 2010

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Racine Gang Task Force receives national awards (Racine, WI): The Greater Racine Gang Task Force was recognized by the F.B.I. Safe Streets Violent Gang Initiative Conference in Austin, Texas on July 29.
Source: Racine Post    Date: August 10, 2010

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Tackling Manchester gangs gets city's full attention (Manchester, NH): City officials are looking at policy changes that could help the schools, police and community groups better address the city's developing gang problem.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader    Date: August 10, 2010

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Nine arrested after fight inside restaurant (Sheboygan, WI): Nine people were arrested Sunday night following a large fight inside a Sheboygan restaurant during which an 18-year-old man was assaulted, and Sheboygan police said the assault appears to be gang-related.
Source: Sheboygan Press    Date: August 10, 2010

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43 gang members, associates arrested in Antelope Valley law-enforcement operation (Los Angeles, CA): More than 400 law enforcement agents served dozens of search warrants across the Antelope Valley early Tuesday, arresting 43 suspected gang members and associates on charges including weapons and cocaine trafficking, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 10, 2010

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Gang measures inconclusive in crime data (Tacoma, WA): Robberies, assaults and other crimes dipped in a large part of Tacoma in February after police and federal agents cracked down on several reputed members of the city's oldest - and allegedly most active - street gang.
Source: The Olympian    Date: August 9, 2010

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Ogden police plan to use CROSS to curb gang activity (Ogden, UT): Ogden police plan to roll out a $157,000 program aimed at diverting the city’s teens from getting involved with gangs.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 9, 2010

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Dozens arrested in Tulare County gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): Dozens of gang members are off the streets of the south valley thanks to a recent gang sweep.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: August 9, 2010

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