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Group wants to help erase old gang tattoos (Manatee County, FL): At first, the tattoos are a source of pride, of belonging, for members of local gangs. A number "13" tattooed on the hands signified membership of street gang Sur 13. Rival gang Norte 14 marked themselves with a bird emblem.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: February 21, 2010

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Anti-gang initiative puts focus on at-risk youths (Escondido, CA): One teen might have a single mother who abuses alcohol, or an uncle who glorifies gang life. For another, growing up in a gang-ridden neighborhood might seal his fate as a future gang member.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 21, 2010

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Former Los Angeles gang member to present anti-gang program in Bay Minette (Bay Minette, AL): For some youngsters, getting involved in the thug life goes deeper than crime and violence. It's a misguided way to feel a part of something, according to experts.
Source: Mobile Press-Register    Date: February 21, 2010

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Authorities crack down on gang activity in Planada, Le Grand (Planada, CA): Merced County sheriff's deputies arrested 12 alleged gang members in Planada on Thursday night. This sweep was in response to a drive-by shooting that happened less than two weeks ago in Planada between rival gang members, said Tom MacKenzie, sheriff's spokesman.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 20, 2010

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Gang member seized with weapons, drugs (West Chester, PA): A previously deported member of a Mexican gang, about $12,000 worth of cocaine, $2,200 in cash, a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, and ammunition were seized Thursday in West Chester, authorities said yesterday.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: February 20, 2010

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Fairfield tracks paroled gang members (Fairfield, CA): Gang members paroled to Fairfield now have another reason to keep in line. If they don't, authorities said, their new GPS ankle bracelets will likely tell the tale.
Source: Times-Herald    Date: February 20, 2010

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For many Latina teens, gang life adds to stress (Chicago, IL) : Sitting at a wobbly table in the back room of Enlace Chicago, a privately funded violence prevention agency in Little Village , 13-year-old April slumped in her chair and buried her face in her hands. A curtain of jet-black bangs fell across her knuckles.
Source: The New York Times    Date: February 20, 2010

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Two stabbed during gang fight at Willowbrook Mall (Houston, TX): Two people were stabbed during a gang fight at a northwest Houston mall Saturday. Police said around 5:15 p.m., a fight erupted between two gangs in the common area of Willowbrook Mall.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: February 20, 2010

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Oakland police seek injunction against gangs (Oakland, CA): In a bold move to reduce escalating gang violence, Oakland asked for a court order Thursday to severely restrict gang activity in a 100-block swath.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: February 19, 2010

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Dozens arrested and hundreds of guns taken off streets of Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale, FL): Dozens of criminals have been arrested and charged with a slew of offenses related to drugs, illegal gun dealing and identity theft, law enforcement officials said Friday.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 19, 2010

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Authorities arrest 28 in S.F. gang sweep (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police say 28 people have been arrested in an operation checking on suspected gang members on probation or parole.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 19, 2010

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Commissioners OK $54,000 gang assessment (Newton, NC): The Catawba County Board of Commissioners gave final approval Monday night to a $54,000 assessment of gang activity. The project covers the 25th Judicial District — Catawba, Caldwell and Burke counties.
Source: Hickory Daily Record    Date: February 18, 2010

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Increase in tattooing making it tough to track gangs (Daytona Beach, FL): There was a time when gangs boldly advertised who they were by wearing their allegiances permanently inked on their skin, but since tattoos have become mainstream it's more difficult for police to peg who's who.
Source: News-Journal    Date: February 18, 2010

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Drug bust in Jersey City nabs 26: including 'Bloods' (Jersey City, NJ): The New Jersey State Police announced on Thursday a major drug bust in Jersey City earlier in the day that led to 26 arrests including several members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Hudson Reporter    Date: February 18, 2010

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East Side Locos only gang known to be operating here (Kearney, NE): The East Side Locos are the only known street gang operating in the city of Kearney, and they’ve done so for some time. The East Side Locos, or ESL, are a branch of the Surenos gang, which originated in Mexico.
Source: Kearney Hub    Date: February 18, 2010

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San Rafael man knifed after set-up by girls (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael man was stabbed six times in a gang-related attack that was apparently abetted by two girls, police said Thursday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal    Date: February 18, 2010

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Monterey County gang warfare 'trickling' southbound (Monterey County, CA): Correctional Officer Rei Canety took his son to King City Cinemas on a sunny Tuesday afternoon to check out the movie times.
Source: The Californian    Date: February 17, 2010

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Oakland to ask court for injunction against gang (Oakland, CA): Oakland will ask a court Thursday to grant an injunction against an Oakland street gang known for drug sales, robberies and homicides, City Attorney John Russo's office said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 17, 2010

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Bill helps Md. schools, police share more gang information (Maryland): Principals, police and prosecutors would share confidential information about Maryland public school students suspected of gang activity under a bill House Speaker Michael E. Busch plans to introduce Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 16, 2010

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Girls in Gangs: Police see rise in female gang activity (Louisville, KY): Girls in gangs; it’s now becoming a reality around Louisville. One young woman is sharing her story with WHAS11 as we take a closer look at gangs in the city.
Source: WHAS11 News    Date: February 16, 2010

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