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Boston Police try a new anti-gang weapon: Shame (Boston, MA): Boston police are trying a new weapon in their war on gangs. They're hoping a little old-fashioned public humiliation might help curb inner-city violence. But many fear the new tactic will backfire.
Source: NPR News    Date: June 24, 2010

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Gang members on bicycles kill Santa Ana teen (Santa Ana, CA): Police say two suspected gang members on bicycles shot and killed a teenager walking near his Santa Ana home.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 23, 2010

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Authorities in Cincinnati again target 'Tot Lot Posse,' gang taking name from playground (Cincinnati, OH): Authorities say they've charged 27 people with drugs and weapons counts in a new attempt to break up what's called the "Tot Lot Posse" in Cincinnati.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News    Date: June 23, 2010

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South Florida workshops aim to train parents to prevent children's gang involvement (Palm Beach, FL): Gang violence tears families apart and ends lives, but by educating parents, government officials hope to hit gangs at their source, cutting off their access to potential new recruits.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: June 23, 2010

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Four arrested in Porterville slaying (Porterville, CA): Three Porterville residents and another person were arrested Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man in May, the Porterville Police Department announced.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 23, 2010

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Three gang members admit guilt in Asbury Park deaths (Asbury Park, NJ): A member of the Bloods street gang admitted he fatally shot a 66-year-old Asbury Park man inside his home, while two of the defendant's fellow gang members pleaded guilty to charges connected to the death of a Vietnam War veteran who was killed by a stray bullet.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: June 23, 2010

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Teens shot in front of Carteret home were Crips gang members, officials say (Carteret, NJ): Isilma Samuel knew her son was involved with the wrong people, so she moved from Orange to Carteret, two counties away, believing her children would be safer.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: June 23, 2010

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San Pablo police arrest three in gang sweep over recent shootings (San Pablo, CA): Three men arrested in connection with recent drive-by shootings sought to enhance their gangland credibility, San Pablo police say, but wound up terrorizing innocent people just going about their daily lives in their neighborhoods.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 22, 2010

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Two teens arrested in fight at Porterville Walmart (Porterville, CA): A gang fight involving three people broke out Saturday afternoon in the parking lot at the Porterville Walmart, the Porterville Police Department reported.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 22, 2010

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Fatal shooting was gang-related; teen targeted, Salinas police say (Salinas, CA): A 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed outside a Salinas market has been identified by police as Jorge Alberto Mendez Barrera.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: June 22, 2010

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Police nab suspect in Fort Collins "gang-related" shooting (Fort Collins, CO): Police say a man in Fort Collins drove by a basketball court and fired several shots at three people who were playing hoops.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: June 22, 2010

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Cops investigate two overnight drive-by shootings in SLC (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police are investigating two reported drive-by shootings that took place within a half-hour of each other early Tuesday in the city’s northwest section.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 22, 2010

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Santa Ana gang violence claims another life (Santa Ana, CA): A teenager was shot to death by two teenagers on bicycles and a 16-year-old was shot up to five times in separate gang attacks Tuesday as a surge of gang-related violence continues in this city, with seven shootings since Friday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 22, 2010

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Portland police will step up presence after outbreak of shootings (Portland, OR): Police will hit Portland streets in greater numbers in an attempt to quell an outbreak of shootings that has left two men dead in North Portland in the last week.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 22, 2010

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Gang suspect surrenders to Redding police (Redding, CA): A Redding man suspected of being involved in a pair of gang-related shootings in the city earlier this month turned himself in to authorities Tuesday.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight    Date: June 22, 2010

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Jury still out on curfew's effectiveness (Iowa City, IA): For all of the controversy and heated debate preceding the adoption of Iowa City's juvenile curfew, little has been said about the ordinance since it went into effect six months ago.
Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen    Date: June 22, 2010

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King City police arrest gang member in assault (King City, CA): King City police said they arrested a known gang member accused of assaulting a teenager Friday night. Police said, about 5:30 p.m., the victim was in the 500 block of North Third Street when he was confronted by Oscar Nunez, a known Sureño gang member.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 21, 2010

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Gang fight in Walmart parking lot in Porterville results in two arrests (Porterville, CA): A gang fight between three suspects broke out Saturday afternoon in the parking lot at the Porterville Walmart, according to the Porterville Police Department.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 21, 2010

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Bay City Police investigate large gang fight (Bay City, MI): The following is a report from the Bay City Police: At approximately 8:40 p.m. Friday, Officers from the Bay City Police Department responded to Roosevelt Park in the city's south end for a report of a large fight involving subjects with baseball bats.
Source: WEYI NBC25 News    Date: June 21, 2010

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2010 looking like a violent year in Worcester (Worcester, MA): This year is on track to match or surpass 2004 and 2005 as one of the most violent years in the city’s history.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: June 21, 2010

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