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Gang member latest to join FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list (Washington, DC): Joe Saenz rubbed his hands together and smiled as he walked up to a Los Angeles County, California, home. His demeanor gave no clues as to what would happen next.
Source: CNN    Date: October 20, 2009

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Monrovia files for injunction targeting two local gangs (Monrovia, CA): The city attorney and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has jointly filed for a gang injunction to restrict the activity of members of two local gangs.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: October 20, 2009

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18 alleged gang members face federal charges (Milwaukee, WI): Eighteen alleged gang members in Milwaukee are facing federal charges for drug trafficking and violence over a 12-year period.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 20, 2009

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Apparent gang-related shooting leaves four injured in South L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): An apparent gang-related shooting left four people injured tonight in an unincorporated neighborhood near South Los Angeles, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 20, 2009

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Santa Cruz officials plan meeting on gang violence in wake of fatal stabbing (Santa Cruz, CA): In the wake of a fatal stabbing that took the life of a Santa Cruz High School junior, city police and school officials announced Monday they will host a community meeting about gang violence Wednesday evening.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: October 20, 2009

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Anti-gang measure makes progress (Springfield, MA): The City Council gave first-step approval Monday night to an ordinance designed to "turn up the heat" on gangs and gang recruitment.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 20, 2009

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Gang leaders and members indicted on RICO charges in President's hometown (Chicago, IL): A suspect alleged to be a "Corona" of the Chicago-based gang, the Latin Kings -- making him the highest-ranking leader outside of prison and responsible for overseeing the illegal activities of all factions of the powerful Chicago street gang -- is among 18 gang members charged in a sweeping new federal indictment against the upper-echelon of Latin Kings.
Source: Examiner    Date: October 19, 2009

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Police fear weekend Alamo murder may spark gang war (Alamo, TX): Authorities fear the weekend murder of a local gang leader’s girlfriend may ignite a string of reprisal shootings between two rival mobs.
Source: The Monitor    Date: October 19, 2009

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Agencies' arrests buried threat that violent gang posed for years in county (Palm Beach County, FL): They flashed wads of money and brazenly showed off military-style assault weapons on They started fights in clubs, distributed drugs throughout Palm Beach County and left a trail of more than a dozen bodies.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: October 18, 2009

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Busch wants laws that gang up on gangs (Annapolis, MD): House Speaker Michael E. Busch has begun meeting with state, law-enforcement and education officials to create legislation to better combat gangs throughout Maryland.
Source: The Capital    Date: October 18, 2009

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Gang activity on rise in region (Danville, VA): About 70 educators, members of law enforcement organizations and social service workers from around the Dan River Region gathered at Woodberry Hills Baptist Church on Friday to learn about gang activity in the region, state and country.
Source: Danville News    Date: October 17, 2009

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Firebombings linked to woman's gang initiation (Chattanooga, TN): Firebombings last month attributed to gang violence may have been part of initiation for one female gang member, something that's becoming more common in the city, police said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 17, 2009

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Community group targets pulling youths away from gangs, drugs (Pomona, CA): A community group has begun preparing to focus their efforts on drawing young people away from unhealthy lifestyles and putting them on a path leading to productive lives.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 17, 2009

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Anti-gang work getting off ground (Durham, NC): Kedrick Lowery is working on a first for Durham in the city's ongoing fight against gangs. Lowery runs Project BUILD (Building Uplifting and Impacting Lives Daily). The new program links 14- to 21-year-old gang and potential gang members with outreach workers who provide mentorship and other opportunities to change their lives.
Source: The Durham News    Date: October 17, 2009

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Santa Cruz High student stabbed to death on downtown street (Santa Cruz, CA): A 16-year-old Santa Cruz boy was fatally stabbed about 10:20 p.m. Friday on Laurel Street. Police say the teen was walking from downtown with a friend on Laurel when a verbal altercation took place near the 7-Eleven.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: October 17, 2009

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Grant helps North Miami Beach-based gang outreach program (Miami Beach, FL): PanZOu Project, a North Miami Beach-based outreach program for gang members and at-risk youth in the Haitian community, will be able to continue its services on a modified scale thanks to a donation from the city's police department.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: October 17, 2009

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Nearly 300 L.A.-area gang members, associates arrested in nationwide crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): Nearly 300 gang members and associates were arrested in the Los Angeles area in the last six months as part of a nationwide crackdown that targeted gangs involved in cross-border smuggling of people and weapons, drug trafficking, identity theft and other crimes, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 16, 2009

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Hartford has 'gang infestation' (Hartford, CT): An internal police memorandum says Hartford has a "gang infestation" crisis that includes an alarming increase in gang activity at the city's middle schools.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: October 16, 2009

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91 from Dallas-Fort Worth area arrested in ICE crackdown on gangs (Dallas, TX): Federal immigration agents arrested 91 suspected gang members, alleged associates and others in North Texas as part of a six-month investigation.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 16, 2009

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The gantlet (Chicago, IL): Before they crack a textbook or enter a school's doors, most public high school students in Chicago have already taken their first test of the day.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 16, 2009

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