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Visalia's Police Department gets $242,000 to suppress gangs (Visalia, CA): Visalia's Police Department needs more resources to maintain its gang-suppression activities and is pursuing local and federal funding, officials report.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: February 9, 2010

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Three teens sentenced in mall attack on family (Providence, RI): Three teenagers who spat on and roughed up a family at Providence Place mall have been sentenced in Family Court to punishment ranging from probation to a residential correctional program.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: February 9, 2010

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Four gang members arrested in stolen vehicle (Ventura, CA): Four men associated with an Oxnard street gang were in court Tuesday in Ventura to face charges of grand theft auto, possession of stolen property and committing a crime for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: February 9, 2010

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Roundup nabs 27 suspected of West Side drug, gang activity (Buffalo, NY): Twenty-seven people from Western New York, Puerto Rico and New Jersey were charged today in connection with a federal probe into narcotics, gun and gangster activities on the West Side of Buffalo.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 9, 2010

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Cops attack homegrown gang in Calif heartland (Fresno, CA): This is Bulldog Country, or so the bumper stickers say. But whether that identifies the home of scrappy Fresno State athletics or the deadly turf of a criminal enterprise labeled the most entrenched gang in America depends on the success of a police surge now entering its fourth year.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 8, 2010

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Six Florencia 13 gang members sentenced to life in prison (Florence, CA): The sentencing of six Florencia 13 gang members to life in prison appears to bring to a close a prolonged and terrifying spate of violence in the Florence-Firestone district allegedly brought on by orders from a prison gang member in solitary confinement 700 miles away.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 8, 2010

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Gang interventionist gunned down after confronting tagger (Los Angeles, CA): After years in the L.A. street gang world, Ronald Lamonte Barron devoted his life to preventing young people from following in his footsteps.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 8, 2010

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Ala. school shooting likely gang-related (Madison, AL): A lawyer for a ninth-grader charged with shooting a fellow student to death at their Alabama school says the violence was likely related to gang activity.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 8, 2010

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Former shot-caller is now spilling gang's secrets (Los Angeles, CA): Showing no emotion, a former leader of the Avenues clique testifies about murder, extortion and drug deals. Ailing and in custody, he is vilified by his family, which once terrified a neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 8, 2010

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New specialist to combat gangs while giving members second chance (Hickory, NC): At one time, criminal street gangs were considered a big-city problem — a destructive force associated with squalid high-rise buildings and urban blight.
Source: Hickory Daily Record    Date: February 7, 2010

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Does Natchez have a gang problem? (Natchez, MS): Adams County is by no means the gang capital of America, but it ain’t Mayberry either. Gangs have taken on a mythical quality in the city and county, law enforcement officials say, but the problem is real, and has been for quite some time.
Source: The Natchez Democrat    Date: February 7, 2010

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Southlake mall burglary suspects possible gang members (Morrow, GA): Six suspected gang members were arrested after a smash and grab burglary at Southlake Mall.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: February 7, 2010

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‘Street counselors’ work to ease tensions, prevent gun crimes (Dayton, OH): The irate voice on the other end of the "bat phone" rings in Marlon Shackelford's ears. "I’m 'bout to kill this n---- if he don't get my stuff. I want to do something to this guy tonight. I mean like now!"
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: February 7, 2010

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Gang sweep in Tulare leads to 12 arrests (Tulare, CA): A gang sweep led to 12 arrests this week, with suspected crimes ranging from robbery to extortion to drugs, Tulare police said.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: February 6, 2010

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Gang myths vs. realities (Bangor, ME): The sequence of events that led to 19-year-old John "Bobby" Surles' death last week was like a scene out of "Romeo and Juliet" or its modern equivalent, "West Side Story."
Source: Bangor Daily News    Date: February 6, 2010

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Operation targeting gangs nets numerous arrests (Phoenix, AZ): Authorities say gang investigators in the past week arrested 23 of 34 people accused of fueling a prominent street gang known as one of the more-violent groups in south Phoenix.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: February 6, 2010

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Gang signs found at alleged meth lab (La Porte, IN): There were signs of gang activity at a suspected methamphetamine lab busted last month on La Porte’s east side. Those were among the new details released after Friday’s initial court appearances of Dustin Hine, 23, and 21-year-old Briana Lucas
Source: Herald Argus    Date: February 6, 2010

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Las Vegas gangs expand their reach online (Las Vegas, NV): Gangs are not just a problem on the streets. They are now branching out online, recruiting members through Twitter and Facebook.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: February 5, 2010

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Over 100 police target gang members in citywide (Corpus Christi, TX): More than 100 local officers and federal agents raided homes across the city Friday in an effort to crack down on violent street crime.
Source: KRIS 6 News    Date: February 5, 2010

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Newark Police capture alleged Bloods member in drug raid (Newark, NJ): An alleged drug dealer and known member of the Bloods street gang was one three women arrested by Newark Police when they raided a North Ward home Thursday morning.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: February 5, 2010

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