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ICE sweep nets 37 arrests in area, all gang related (Deming, NM): Thirty-seven arrests involving Deming residents are among the 1,785 apprehensions of gang members and associates, criminals and immigration violators in a six-month investigation.
Source: The Deming Headlight    Date: October 16, 2009

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Hartford Police memo cites 'alarming increase' in gang recruitment in schools (Hartford, CT): The city is suffering from a "gang infestation," with more than 138 street gangs and 4,000 members, including 800 under age 17, according to an internal police memorandum obtained by The Courant.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: October 16, 2009

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Cops nab 50 in Coney drug raids (Coney Island, NY): The NYPD took down three Coney Island drug gangs Thursday, collaring 50 people on drug charges, including 18 who sold to undercover cops during a three-month sting, cops said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: October 16, 2009

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Eight arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and human smuggling (Los Angeles, CA): Federal authorities have arrested eight people, and were seeking a ninth, with ties to the Drew Street clique of the Avenues gang on suspicion of drug trafficking and human smuggling.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 15, 2009

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Despite setbacks, city ready to implement anti-gang initiative (Pittsburgh, PA): With contracting and funding problems apparently behind it, the Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime is finally ready to kick into high gear, officials said yesterday.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: October 15, 2009

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Durbin and Holder meet on youth violence (Washington, DC): Sen. Dick Durbin and Attorney General Eric Holder discussed Thursday the possibility of making up to $5 million available from the Justice Department as one of a number of ways to help communities such as Chicago combat youth violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 15, 2009

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ICE arrests more than 1,780 during largest ever nationwide gang surge (Washington, DC): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday the arrests of 1,785 gang members and associates, criminals and immigration violators and the seizure of more than 100 firearms as part of a six month intensive ICE-led law enforcement operation executed in 89 cities across the country, which ended September 30.
Source: The Police News    Date: October 15, 2009

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Four in murder trial are Bloods (Toms River, NJ): During two hours of testimony today, a State Police street gang expert told members of a jury why he believes all four men on trial for the murder of a 55-year-old Lakewood woman are members a local Bloods set.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: October 15, 2009

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Gang leader 'preyed on ... the children of Aurora' (Chicago, IL): The last defendant to be sentenced in the sweeping federal case against the Insane Deuces street gang of Aurora was sentenced Thursday to the maximum 20 years in prison after a prosecutor described him as an enforcer who "sent children out to kill other children."
Source: Chicago Breaking News    Date: October 15, 2009

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Street gangs poach cash, drugs from Mexican cartels (Atlanta, GA): Mexican drug trafficking organizations -- with their large stashes of narcotics and cash -- are becoming an enticing robbery target for criminal street gangs, according to gang investigators from throughout Georgia.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: October 15, 2009

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Two killed, three hurt in D.C. drive-by (Washington, DC): Two teenagers were killed, and three others were wounded Tuesday in what police think was a drive-by shooting in Northeast Washington that might have stemmed from an ongoing dispute between two rival neighborhoods, police said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 14, 2009

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Shootings increase in Joliet (Joliet, IL): Tony Ray was talking with a police officer outside the Forest Park Community Center in Joliet a couple of weeks ago when the two men suddenly heard the crack of gunshots.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 14, 2009

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Antioch High student arrested in gang-related fatal shooting (Antioch, TN): A 17-year-old Antioch High School senior has been arrested in what police are calling the gang-related fatal shooting of a man walking near the Nashboro Village golf course last week.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: October 14, 2009

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Thieves busted riding in stolen luxury cars (Chicago, IL): It was like a scene out of the action thriller "Gone in 60 Seconds." Early Sunday, thieves broke into McGrath Lexus of Chicago and stole a small safe filled with car keys.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 14, 2009

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Twin brothers charged with murder of Chicago woman (Chicago, IL): Authorities say twin brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a woman near a bus stop on the city's West Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 14, 2009

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Man seriously hurt in North Long Beach gang attack (Long Beach, CA): A 23-year-old Long Beach man suffered a life-threatening injury after he was shot in what appears to be a gang-related attack, police said Wednesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 14, 2009

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1,432 in NN gangs, police say (Newport News, VA): It was either going to be death or the penitentiary for the woman's son. Those were the two options Newport News Police Chief James Fox told the mother of a known gang member who was in too deep.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 14, 2009

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Alleged gang associate charged in fatal baby shooting in San Fernando Valley (Van Nuys, CA): Prosecutors charged an alleged Blythe Street gang associate today with the killing of a 4-month-old boy shot when gang members opened fire in Van Nuys on a group they believed were rivals from another gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 13, 2009

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Baca gives update on Hawaiian Gardens gang injunction (Hawaiian Gardens, CA): Sheriff Lee Baca announced the removal of seven people from a gang injunction targeting Hawaiian Gardens' oldest street gang and said his goal, and goal of his department, is to one day see no names on the injunction list.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: October 13, 2009

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NE Portland shooting was 'gang related' (Portland, OR): At least one shot rang through a Northeast Portland neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, injuring a 19 year old. And the police investigation into why it happened is not comforting.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: October 13, 2009

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