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Police to discuss recent gang activity in LITH (Lake in the Hills, IL): A spate of gang-related arrests in Lake in the Hills this month has prompted police to call a meeting with affected residents next week, Deputy Chief Mary Frake said Thursday.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: July 31, 2009

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Gang members among drug suspects (Catabwa, NC): Men wearing black helmets and tactical vests stood with their automatic weapons at the ready as they guarded the perimeter of the wood and brick split level home they'd just raided.
Source: Hickory Daily Record    Date: July 31, 2009

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Controlling gangs requires strong community support (Atlanta, GA): More Atlanta police targeting gang related crime is only half the equation. The other half is the positive influence of strong organizations to divert young people away from the lure of street gangs.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: July 31, 2009

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Gang members locked down at Sonoma County jail (Santa Rosa, CA): Inmates at the Sonoma County Jail identified as members of a violent street gang remain confined to their cells after a series of fights in the jail during the week.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 31, 2009

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Modesto boy caught in gang crossfire dies (Modesto, CA): A young boy hit by gang gunfire that entered the living room of his family's home has died. Stanislaus County Deputy District Attorney Tom Brennan says the 10-year-old boy died Friday after being taken off life support.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: July 31, 2009

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Suffolk Police organize team to combat gang attacks (Suffolk, NY): Following a series of vicious gang-related attacks in Suffolk County in recent weeks, some of which victimized innocent bystanders, Suffolk police will reorganize officers assigned to combating gangs across precincts into a single team, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 30, 2009

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Police cracked down on gangs before Seafair parade (Seattle, WA): Six years ago, gunfire broke out at the Seafair Torchlight Parade and a teenager was stabbed near the parade route in what police say was a gang-related incident. In 1993, a teen who police believed to be a gang member was shot to death at the parade.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: July 30, 2009

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Gang link suspected in unprovoked 'punch-and-runs' on Sixth Street (Austin, TX): Brian Henry had been enjoying his summer vacation in his hometown, a break from his college studies a state away, and decided to go to Sixth Street with a group of friends.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: July 30, 2009

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Teen killed in gang related shooting on NW Side (Chicago, IL): A 17-year-old was killed Wednesday night in a drive-by shooting that was apparently gang related near Kilbourn Park on the Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 30, 2009

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Dispute between gangs led to shooting (Nashua, NH): A confrontation between rival gang members led to one teen being shot and two others jailed on charges that they both fired handguns at him and another youth, according to police reports.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: July 30, 2009

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Tribal leaders seek help with Indian gang activity (Washington, DC): American Indian communities are being overwhelmed by gang violence and drug trafficking, tribal leaders told lawmakers Thursday, appealing for help with problems more commonly found in big cities.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: July 30, 2009

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Oxnard police arrest 7 suspected gang members (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police arrested seven suspected gang members this week after two incidents involving firearms, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 30, 2009

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Burglar arrested in Arcadia may belong to organized ring (Arcadia, CA): Police on Thursday arrested a suspected burglar investigators believe is part of a criminal ring. Police believe the burglary ring, which has vexed the city for the last several months, may be tied to a street gang from Los Angeles.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: July 30, 2009

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Hayward to use COPS grant to target gangs (Hayward, CA): A portion of a $4 million federal grant to boost Hayward's police force will be used to target street gangs, with a long-term goal of drafting an ordinance that would go after known members.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: July 30, 2009

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Homeowners, deputies vow to fight growing graffiti problem (Houston, TX): It may be considered art by some and freedom of expression by others, but for Katy-area homeowners and law officers graffiti is nothing more than costly vandalism and a problem they vow to fight.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 30, 2009

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Providence police arrest teen gang member on weapons charges (Providence, RI): A 14-year-old member of the Asian Boyz street gang has been arrested on weapons charges after the police said they found two loaded handguns in his house in the city’s Smith Hill neighborhood.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 29, 2009

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Five gang members held in Fresno robberies (Fresno, CA): Five Eastside Bulldog gang members were arrested early this morning in connection with the robbery and beating of two men in central Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 29, 2009

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Neighborhood seeks to counteract gangs with special nights along Thorndale Avenue at the 'L' stop (Chicago, IL): On a typical evening in Edgewater, dozens of young men linger along the sidewalks of Thorndale Avenue near the elevated train stop. Their presence is intimidating, say many in the community, and sometimes there is drug dealing and theft.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 29, 2009

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City of Prosser saving gang prevention counselors (Prosser, WA): Cut from the budget but saved in the end. The city of Prosser will pay to keep gang prevention counselors in the school. Is it worth the money?
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: July 29, 2009

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ICAN helps police lower gang activity (Chandler, AZ): As a dust storm kicked up around her on the playground of a run-down apartment complex, Christy McClendon stood next to a Chandler gang detective and talked to a group of about a dozen kids she'd just met.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: July 29, 2009

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