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Increase in tattooing making it tough to track gangs (Daytona Beach, FL): There was a time when gangs boldly advertised who they were by wearing their allegiances permanently inked on their skin, but since tattoos have become mainstream it's more difficult for police to peg who's who.
Source: News-Journal    Date: February 18, 2010

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Drug bust in Jersey City nabs 26: including 'Bloods' (Jersey City, NJ): The New Jersey State Police announced on Thursday a major drug bust in Jersey City earlier in the day that led to 26 arrests including several members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Hudson Reporter    Date: February 18, 2010

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East Side Locos only gang known to be operating here (Kearney, NE): The East Side Locos are the only known street gang operating in the city of Kearney, and they’ve done so for some time. The East Side Locos, or ESL, are a branch of the Surenos gang, which originated in Mexico.
Source: Kearney Hub    Date: February 18, 2010

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San Rafael man knifed after set-up by girls (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael man was stabbed six times in a gang-related attack that was apparently abetted by two girls, police said Thursday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal    Date: February 18, 2010

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Monterey County gang warfare 'trickling' southbound (Monterey County, CA): Correctional Officer Rei Canety took his son to King City Cinemas on a sunny Tuesday afternoon to check out the movie times.
Source: The Californian    Date: February 17, 2010

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Oakland to ask court for injunction against gang (Oakland, CA): Oakland will ask a court Thursday to grant an injunction against an Oakland street gang known for drug sales, robberies and homicides, City Attorney John Russo's office said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 17, 2010

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Bill helps Md. schools, police share more gang information (Maryland): Principals, police and prosecutors would share confidential information about Maryland public school students suspected of gang activity under a bill House Speaker Michael E. Busch plans to introduce Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 16, 2010

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Girls in Gangs: Police see rise in female gang activity (Louisville, KY): Girls in gangs; it’s now becoming a reality around Louisville. One young woman is sharing her story with WHAS11 as we take a closer look at gangs in the city.
Source: WHAS11 News    Date: February 16, 2010

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School gang bill progresses (Salt Lake City, UT): Lawmakers want schools to be more proactive when it comes to handling and preventing gang activity.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 16, 2010

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New program steers kids clear of gangs (Kearns, CA): Fifth-graders in Kearns rolled up their sleeves and cleaned up gang graffiti Tuesday. They came up with the idea on their own as part of a new awareness about the dangers of gangs.
Source: KSL 5 News    Date: February 16, 2010

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Police officer attacks the 'merits' of gangs (Buffalo, NY): Gangs are a lie. They preach concepts like loyalty and "having your back." They turn "snitching" into the greatest sin. And they print up T-shirts with glorified myths like "Death Before Dishonor."
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 15, 2010

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Tough to find counsel for Hilltop gang suspects (Tacoma, WA): Last week’s crackdown on suspected members of the Hilltop Crips street gang has become a headache for Michael Kawamura.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: February 15, 2010

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Members of Plant City gang that targeted migrants sentenced to prison (Plant City, FL): Two Plant City men were sentenced Friday to prison terms for their roles in a gang that preyed on migrant workers.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: February 15, 2010

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Bill aimed at nixing gang scare tactics moves to House floor (Cheyenne, WY): Legislation to outlaw patterns of criminal street gang behavior advanced out of a House committee Monday. House Bill 20 would make intimidation a crime when it is used by gangs to harass victims or recruit new members.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: February 15, 2010

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Two youth hurt in fatal King City gang shooting (King City, CA): King City police are asking for the public's help in finding four people involved in a gang-related shooting that killed a man and injured two young people.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 15, 2010

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Youth Bureau launches anti-gang program (Buffalo, NY): A yearlong program aimed at curbing gang violence drew more than 150 teenagers to Medaille College today.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 15, 2010

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Local gangs: A product of their age (Allentown, PA): The boy gripped the silver .38-caliber revolver in a dark alley by an Allentown church and aimed it at his target -- a young man he mistook for a rival gang member.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: February 14, 2010

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Gang members erase past (Las Vegas, NV): Two faded blue tattoos on Alberto Mota's arms are all that's left of his gang days. Heat from lasers focused on Mota's shoulder cause the ink under his skin to explode, sending the particles through his bloodstream where his body breaks them down until the tattoo disappears.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal    Date: February 14, 2010

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Johnson's gang bill OK'd in House (Yakima, WA): The state House of Representatives approved Friday a measure that would authorize additional legal options to curb criminal gang activity. The vote was 90-6.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: February 13, 2010

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Federal investigation of rival gangs in Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI): Federal investigators and Milwaukee police say they are cracking down on two rival Asian gangs: the "Menace Of Destruction" and the "Asian Crips."
Source: WISN 12 News    Date: February 13, 2010

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