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Pregnant woman shot in gang fight (Toppenish, WA): A 28-year-old pregnant woman is expected to survive after she was shot at her Toppenish apartment early Thursday, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: August 20, 2009

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Tearful gang member claims he's victim of bad reputation (Seattle, WA): At 21, Eric Sanford is a felon, a son of the Central District and an unrepentant gang member. On Thursday, Sanford was a young man crying as he told a U.S. District Court judge he wasn't much more than a guy caught with a gun and a bad reputation.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 20, 2009

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Manatee County’s gang cases taxing courts (Manatee County, FL): Attorney Michael Hanson estimates he probably would have charged a private client as much as $100,000 for the work he has completed so far in defending Ryan Simmons against state racketeering charges.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: August 19, 2009

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Getting to grips with gang feuds (Balitmore, MD): Recognizing Baltimore's feuding gangs should be easy: Red for Bloods. Blue for Crips. But it's no longer as simple as looking for different-colored bandannas hanging from the back pockets of jeans.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: August 19, 2009

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Legislature urged to confront gang issues (Salt Lake City, UT): A state senator is imploring the Legislature to acknowledge Utah's gang problem. Sen. Luz Robles, D-Salt Lake City, plans to introduce a resolution during the next legislative session urging state and local governments to work together to reduce gang activity.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 19, 2009

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Gang graffiti scrawled across East Hartford (East Hartford, CT): Pictures of crowns and the initials “L” and “K” written in bold blue spray paint are marks of the Latin King street gang, or someone claiming to be, and they were left in East Hartford.
Source: NBC Connecticut    Date: August 18, 2009

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Two people arrested in connection with gang-related stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa police over the weekend arrested two people in connection with a gang-related stabbing earlier this month near the Sonoma County Fair and are seeking the public's assistance in finding a third suspect who has possibly fled to the Point Arena area to avoid capture.
Source: CBS 5    Date: August 18, 2009

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NJ city considers adult curfew after crime spate (Paterson, NJ): Curfews might not be just for kids anymore in one northern New Jersey city. Seeking to curb violence after a spate of deadly summer shootings, Paterson officials are considering an unusual ordinance that would prevent people of all ages from gathering outside in public late at night.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: August 18, 2009

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Authorities bust SD drug ring, charge 15 people (San Diego, CA): Fifteen members of an Asian street gang have been charged with running drug trafficking rings in San Diego.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: August 18, 2009

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City officials declare war on gangs (Pueblo, CO): City officials rallied Tuesday to put an end to gang violence plaguing the Steel City, and they're putting their money where their mouth is.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: August 18, 2009

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Hundreds of officers help combat N.C. gang violence (Durham, NC): Hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the Carolinas are coming together to target gangs as part of the "2009 Gangs Across the Carolinas" three-day conference.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: August 18, 2009

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Cleveland Councilman Mike Polensek says gangs preying on North Collinwood are target for police action (North Collinwood, OH): Four loosely organized gangs are tainting the quality of life in North Collinwood and a councilman says cops are coming for them.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: August 18, 2009

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Man charged for taunting cop in gang-related melee (Chicago, IL): A North Side man was arrested after what police called a gang riot erupted in the Uptown neighborhood Friday night, leaving a Chicago Police officer injured in an incident captured by a video camera from a nearby balcony.
Source: WBBM 780 News    Date: August 17, 2009

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Seven arrested in stabbing incident (Douglasville, GA): The teens involved in Friday night’s stabbing at a football scrimmage between Chapel Hill and Douglas County high schools were not students at Chapel Hill and were not authorized by their parents to be there, according to Major Tommy Wheeler, in charge of criminal investigations for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Times-Georgian    Date: August 17, 2009

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Gang link in Friday shooting at justice center (King County, WA): A Friday morning shooting outside the King County Youth Services Center is linked to a gang and one of the people involved had a tattoo identifying the West Side Street Mob, a Seattle street gang, according to police.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 17, 2009

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Documented Boise gang member arrested after police find pounds of pot in house (Boise, ID): Simon T. Rakow is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and parole violation charge after police say they found a pound of marijuana in his West Boise home early Saturday morning.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: August 17, 2009

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Grants will help combat crime (Pittsfield, MA): Two Berkshire police departments plan to use federal crime-fighting funds procured through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to deter gang violence and to hire a new police officer.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: August 17, 2009

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Is the Hickory area turning into another gangland? (Hickory, NC): Solution? Work together, authorities say - The Bloods, the Crips and Surenos 13 are just three of multiple gangs the Hickory Police Department's Street Crimes Interdiction Unit has encountered in Hickory.
Source: Hickory Daily Record    Date: August 16, 2009

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South L.A. gang intervention leader says he will press on (Los Angeles, CA): The leader of an embattled South Los Angeles gang intervention agency has pledged to press on with his work, even as he conceded that his agency is about to lose its contract in a second pocket of the city, two weeks after City Hall officials severed ties with him.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 16, 2009

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Intelligence expert reveals gang language secrets in court (Toms River, NJ): Ball him up. Barbecue. I'm smelling you. This is all part of a language which, with a few exceptions, is understood only by members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: August 16, 2009

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