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Officers arrest 54 in southern Arkansas (El Dorado, AR): Federal prosecutors say law enforcement officers have arrested 54 people in four southern Arkansas counties as part of Operation Street Sweeper, which targeted drug, violent and gang-related crime.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: October 4, 2011

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Man taken to the hospital after possible gang-related stabbing in Southeast Portland (Portland, OR): Police are on the scene investigating a stabbing in southeast Portland that left one man seriously wounded.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 4, 2011

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Burton police investigating possible gang graffiti outside elementary school building (Burton, MI): Police were investigating possible gang graffiti found Sept. 29 outside of Friel Elementary School on Greenly Street. The officer found gang writing in white spray paint stating Crips and the number 74 on a window and brick wall.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: October 4, 2011

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Crime spike may be ahead (Los Angeles, CA): The city of Los Angeles faces dire consequences -- including delayed responses to 911 calls and an uptick in crime -- unless the state provides millions of dollars to help pay for Gov. Jerry Brown's prison and parolee realignment plan, city officials warned Monday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 4, 2011

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Greene tapped for new fed post (Mecklenburg County, NC): Beth Greene, Mecklenburg County's assistant district attorney who has helped prosecute some of the county's biggest homicide cases over the past decade, is part of a new push by local law enforcement to prosecute violent drug and gang crimes.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: October 4, 2011

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Fremont girl banned from wearing Rosary at school (Omaha, NE): The Catholic church said something that should be a symbol of love has been adopted and abused by gang influences. A sixth-grade girl said she was told that she can't wear a necklace that resembles a rosary because it violates the dress code at the Fremont Public Schools.
Source: MSNBC KETV    Date: October 3, 2011

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Shootings early yesterday in city appear to be 'gang-related' (Lawrence, MA): An Olive Avenue man will be arraigned this morning on an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting and beating a man on Florence Street early yesterday morning. That crime, and another incident nearby six hours later, was "definitely gang related" and possibly retaliation for a stabbing three years ago, said Police Chief John Romero.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: October 3, 2011

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Calgary police tried to broker a truce in gang war (Calgary, AB): The former co-ordinator of the Calgary police unit that gathered information on rival FOB and FK street gangs says there was a great deal of animosity from a split in 2002 until a triple homicide on New Year’s Day 2009.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: October 3, 2011

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Proposed Oakland gang injunctions may complicate anti-gang efforts (Oakland, CA): According to city officials, Oakland faces a "staggering gang violence problem," with an estimated 2,000 active gang members from 65 gangs operating throughout the city, some with ties to statewide prison gangs like Nuestra Familia.
Source: The Informant    Date: October 3, 2011

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Case against Tongan Crip Gang heading to jury (Salt Lake City, UT): It started with simple beer runs. A group calling themselves the Tongan Crip Gang would go into a 7-Eleven and shoplift a case of beer for the night. Theft graduated to robbing restaurants at gunpoint for money and assaulting store employees in the process. Soon, the gang brought a new level of violence to their crime spree — they threatened to kill a clerk with a screwdriver, stomped on someone during a hold-up so severely that they broke three of the victim’s ribs and beat up an elderly man on the street.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 3, 2011

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Gang member arrested on drug charges (Victorville, CA): Sheriff’s deputies arrested a known gang member on suspicion of selling drugs out of a Victorville home.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: October 3, 2011

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Richmond man pleads guilty to gang-related killing (Richmond, VA): A key figure in gang-related activities linked to an offshoot off the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty today to murder, gun and gang paticipation charges.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 3, 2011

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Pedestrian assaulted by Ventura gang suspect (Ventura, CA): A 28-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Saturday for assaulting a pedestrian.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: October 3, 2011

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Double shooting at Khoury's probed as gang-related (Long Beach, CA): The shootings early Sunday morning at the often-crowded Khoury's Restaurant and bar are being investigated as gang-related, the Long Beach Police Department said Monday night.
Source: BelmontShore-NaplesPatch    Date: October 3, 2011

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Yakima committee wants to move forward on Gang Initiative (Yakima, WA): The Yakima City Council will consider moving forward on its Gang Free Initiative at tomorrow's meeting. The initiative is designed to deal a blow to gangs and help fix the problem.
Source: MSNBC KNDU    Date: October 3, 2011

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Police outreach helps make it safer in Southeast Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): In January 2009, Christopher Dontez Wright was gunned down in front of his grandmother's home on Camden Street in Southeast Raleigh. It was the third homicide on the street in four years. Meanwhile, gang-related crime is down 40 percent in the Southeast District and gang-related robberies are down by 36 percent since Project 110 Percent started working in the area, according to statistics compiled by the Raleigh Police Department.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: October 2, 2011

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As N.J. gangs adopt Web 2.0 to talk shop, police keep tabs (Union County, NJ): Keith Williams and Karim Sampson, a pair of Bloods gang members known to Trenton authorities, thought they had a snitch in their midst. So in April of 2008, authorities allege, they planned to kill him.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: October 2, 2011

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Gang-related melee kills one, injures six in Utah (South Salt Lake, UT): Police say a gang-related melee during an event at a South Salt Lake reception center killed one person and sent six others to the hospital. There was no immediate word on what triggered the fight, but police say it was "definitely" gang-related.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: October 2, 2011

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As criminal gangs get smarter, retailers find tools to fight back (Phoenix, AZ): As Arizona retailers start loading up their shelves with holiday merchandise, they are stepping up efforts to combat increasingly bold and sophisticated thieves responsible for tens of millions of dollars a year in lost goods.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: October 2, 2011

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North Jersey police team up with social media (Lodi, NJ): Police officers are increasingly turning to Facebook and other social media during an investigation and to communicate with the people they protect.
Source: The Record    Date: October 2, 2011

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