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Indictment targets violent street gang (Los Angeles, CA): Federal authorities on Thursday accused a Los Angeles County street gang of a litany of crimes, including the murder of a sheriff's deputy and racially motivated attacks designed to drive blacks from their town.
Source: Deseret News    Date: May 21, 2009

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Juveniles linked to 2nd robbery of store (Beech Island, SC): Police think two juveniles involved in the Saturday night holdup of a Beech Island convenience store returned Wednesday morning and robbed it again.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: May 21, 2009

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Neb. lawmakers pass legislation on gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska lawmakers have passed a bill that brings stiffer penalties meant to reduce gang violence.
Source: KMEG 14 News    Date: May 21, 2009

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Knife fighter hospitalized in Provo gang feud (Provo, UT): A gang-related fight in Provo sent a man who was stabbed to the hospital on Wednesday, police said. Two men were arrested.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 21, 2009

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Police to track gang crime differently (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police have redefined what they will consider to be gang-involved crime -- a move that coincides with research on three years worth of crime to determine how many gangsters are breaking the law.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 20, 2009

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Ex-gang members unite: 'You don't have to kill your neighbors' (Los Angeles, CA): Rudolpho Marquez, Richard Reyes and Cesar Cruz make for a most unlikely car pool. They are all former gang rivals who have spent hard time in prison. But they've put the past behind them for common goals: jobs and their families.
Source: CNN    Date: May 20, 2009

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Authorities link second incident to Fairbanks gangs (Fairbanks, AK): Authorities say a second incident last weekend is connected to an ongoing feud between rival street gangs in Fairbanks.
Source: Daily News-Miner    Date: May 20, 2009

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'Brazen' attacks can be sign of gangs (Nashville, TN): A shooting at a high school graduation may be shocking to the public, but in the gang world gun-wielding violence at high-profile events is not uncommon, says a community activist and former gang member.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: May 20, 2009

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A new approach to gang violence includes a multiple-choice test (Los Angeles, CA): In more than 40 years of studying this city's street gangs as a social psychologist, Malcolm Klein says his home was burglarized nine times.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: May 20, 2009

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Cohoes concerned about gangs (Cohoes, NY): While city officials dismissed rumors that a recent assault was part of a gang initiation, they acknowledged that gang members did live within the city limits and encouraged residents to call with any complaints.
Source: The Record    Date: May 20, 2009

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Gangs, violence still plague Ohio youth prisons (Columbus, OH): Guards have used unauthorized restraints and young inmates have frequently attacked officers — and one another — in the year after the state settled a federal lawsuit that alleged widespread problems in the youth prison system, records show.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: May 20, 2009

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Salt Lake police to reclassify gang crimes (Salt Lake City, UT): In an effort to get a better handle on what gang members in Salt Lake City are doing, and to subsequently develop a better response with proper prevention and intervention programs, police are changing how they classify what constitutes a gang crime.
Source: Deseret News    Date: May 20, 2009

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South Fairbanks drive-by is linked to gang violence (Fairbanks, AK): A drive-by shooting on Fairbanks’ south side during the weekend is related to an ongoing conflict between rival street gangs, according to Fairbanks police.
Source: Daily News-Miner    Date: May 19, 2009

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Gangs rampant inside NJ prisons (Trenton, NJ): The notorious Bloods street gang runs rampant inside New Jersey prisons, with members smuggling in drugs and cell phones, demanding money to protect other prisoners and recruiting new members, a new report shows.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: May 19, 2009

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Gang activity down, Oxnard police say (Oxnard, CA): Gang violence in Oxnard has dropped sharply since police officers and activists ramped up anti-gang efforts in response to a wave of bloodshed in January, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 19, 2009

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Area police want anti-gang education program in schools (Gainesville, FL): Gainesville police want to launch an anti-gang program in the school system intended to reach children before peer pressure does.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: May 19, 2009

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Students excel in gang-prevention program (Mooresville, NC): Nathalie Mendoza couldn't quite find the words to describe what she's learned in a gang prevention program at school.
Source: Mooresville Tribune    Date: May 19, 2009

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Barrow authorities target gang activity (Winder, GA): Barrow County authorities have nabbed a member of a criminal street gang as they step up efforts to curb gang activity in the area.
Source:    Date: May 19, 2009

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Fifteen gang members arrested (Merced, CA): Fifteen members of the Merced Gangster Crips, a local street gang, were busted on conspiracy, weapons and drug charges Monday. The arrests capped a five-month investigation spearheaded by the Merced Multi-Agency Gang Task Force.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: May 19, 2009

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Texas drug cell trains on own ranch (Houston, TX)): The FBI is advising law enforcement officers across the country that a Texas cell of Los Zetas — an increasingly powerful arm of the Mexican Gulf Cartel drug trafficking syndicate — has acquired a secluded ranch where it trains its members to "neutralize" competitors in the United States.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 19, 2009

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