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No gangs allowed in Orem parks, schools (Orem, UT): Orem's parks and public schools are now officially off limits to gang members for use as hangouts. The City Council unanimously approved a resolution establishing the parks and school grounds as non-loitering zones for gang members.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 26, 2009

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San Bernardino city prosecutor pursues anti-tagging injunction (San Bernardino, CA): A city prosecutor wants to try a try a new legal tactic against taggers - injunctions that would prevent known graffiti artists from hanging out together in specific areas of the city.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 26, 2009

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Investigation leads to more than 60 gang-related arrests (Phoenix, AZ): More than 100 people connected to Phoenix streets gangs face criminal charges following an investigation that revealed drug-running activities stretching from Arizona to the East Coast.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: August 26, 2009

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Gang sweep catches eight (Santa Clarita, CA): Sheriff's deputies netted eight alleged gang members and a cache of weapons in a series of early morning raids Wednesday, exposing a growing gang problem in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Source: The Signal    Date: August 26, 2009

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Gang members among five arrested in car bashing (San Juan Capistrano, CA): After four cars were found smashed by baseball bats in the La Zanja neighborhood of San Juan Capistrano on Tuesday night, sheriff's deputies arrested five suspects, including two charged as gang members.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 26, 2009

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Code enforcement ride-along reveals problems littering Robin Dr. (Park Ridge, IL): Gang graffiti scrawled across brick walls, uncut lawns, trash piled where it shouldn't be and, most recently, live chickens, are just some of the issues Robert Prorak deals with almost daily.
Source: Park Ridge Herald-Advocate    Date: August 25, 2009

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South Seattle shooting last week was gang-related (Seattle, WA): A teen shot twice in South Seattle last week was described by police as vague and uncooperative, and though several people were in the area, officers could find no one who reported seeing or hearing anything.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 25, 2009

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LA plans crackdown on gang crime surge (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police say there's been a rise in gang crimes in the city's southern and central areas that runs counter to an overall downward trend.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 25, 2009

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Los Angeles city attorney plans to use anti-gang tactic to crackdown on taggers (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles city attorney wants to apply a technique used against gangs to stop graffiti vandals — arresting them for simply hanging out together.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 25, 2009

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Salinas summit fights gangs (Salinas, CA): Seeking to make the city a "fusion center" for local, state and federal law enforcement efforts aimed at gang violence, Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue and Police Chief Louis Fetherolf announced Monday plans for a gang summit in town next month.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: August 25, 2009

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Cooper touts prevention against gang activity (Asheville, NC): Law officers must fight gang-related crimes not only on the streets but also on the playgrounds, cutting off a stream of at-risk youth joining gangs, Attorney General Roy Cooper said.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: August 25, 2009

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Injunction creates gang-free zone around Los Angeles school (Los Angeles, CA): Fighting to protect students facing "wanton gang violence," Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich have won a court-ordered preliminary injunction creating a 1.4 square-mile gang-free zone around Fremont High School in Los Angeles.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: August 25, 2009

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New details emerge in fatal beating outside Boston nightclub (Boston, MA): Jose Alicea refused to back down, standing steadfast with a friend outside a Back Bay nightclub last week, surrounded by a dozen irate men.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 25, 2009

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Chief says moving anti-graffiti efforts to police would hike budget $300,000 a year (Santa Fe, NM): City councilors are having second thoughts about putting police in charge of Santa Fe's anti-graffiti efforts in order to combat a wave of gang-related tagging.
Source: The New Mexican    Date: August 25, 2009

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'Tagging' or just hanging out -- busted either way? (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich wants to give police the ability to arrest "taggers" simply for hanging out together, without having to catch them in the act -- raising thorny constitutional issues as he lays the groundwork for a campaign to tackle the city's vexing graffiti problem.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 24, 2009

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Gang violence increase feared (El Paso, TX): The deadly stompings, gunplay and street fighting that claimed the lives of three teenagers became the focus of three separate murder trials last week.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: August 24, 2009

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Franklin, Pennington at D.C. summit on gangs (Washington, DC): Crime is down and gang-related arrests are up. But Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin acknowledged Monday that metro Atlanta’s gang problems are still growing and that the city needs to do more to address social and economic problems that often lead to gang activity.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 24, 2009

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Specific numbers on gangs sketchy (Atlanta, GA): Jesus Cintron went to Anderson Park to get beat down by his Blood brothers. The 27-year-old man had violated a gang code: He wanted out after the gang shot his friend.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 23, 2009

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Gang activity seems down this summer (Bismarck, ND): Though gang-related assaults, robberies and other crimes have cropped up in recent years in Bismarck, gang activity seems to have slowed down this summer.
Source: The Bismarck Tribune    Date: August 23, 2009

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Man slain in Joliet ambush (Joliet, IL): A Joliet man was killed in a reported gang ambush Thursday night. At 9:41 p.m., Marcus D. Johnson, 20, was riding in the back of a brown Buick heading south in the 100 block of Ottawa Street when the attack occurred.
Source: The Herald News    Date: August 22, 2009

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