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Yonkers gangs flaunt guns on Web (Yonkers, NY): Street gangs in the city's southwest have posted audio slide shows of their members on the Internet flashing handguns and other weapons.
Source: The Journal News    Date: August 28, 2009

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Restraining order targets gang crime (San Antonio, TX): Twenty-five suspected gang members no longer are being allowed to associate with each other around the Lincoln Courts area after the Bexar County District Attorney's office successfully obtained temporary restraining orders against them Wednesday.
Source: Express-News    Date: August 27, 2009

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Gang-linked thieves busted in 75-cent robbery (Gainesville, FL): Gainesville police have arrested two men they say are gang members and they are searching for a third man in connection with a robbery that apparently netted 75 cents.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: August 27, 2009

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Gang alert issued at schools (Albany, GA): An alert originally sent out to students at one Albany college Wednesday morning was broadened to include all four Albany high schools and Albany State University by the end of the day in what police are now saying could be a possible gang initiation.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: August 27, 2009

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Gang awareness classes give teachers upper hand (Pasco, WA): Taking back their schools and going after gangs. It's been a growing local problem. We wanted to know what type of gang prevention our local schools have.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: August 27, 2009

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Number of local gang members jumps by nearly 3,000 since 2006 (Kern County, CA): The number of gang members in Kern County has skyrocketed 63 percent in the last four years, police said Thursday. Gang members and associates went from nearly 4,600 in 2006 to nearly 7,500 this year.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: August 27, 2009

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Club staff say they warned victim (Boston, MA): Jose Alicea refused to back down, standing steadfast with a friend outside a Back Bay nightclub last week, surrounded by a dozen irate men.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 26, 2009

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Police say shootings were gang related (Fairfield, CA): Fairfield investigators confirmed Tuesday that two young brothers gunned down Sunday morning within the city were victims of gang violence.
Source: The Reporter    Date: August 26, 2009

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No gangs allowed in Orem parks, schools (Orem, UT): Orem's parks and public schools are now officially off limits to gang members for use as hangouts. The City Council unanimously approved a resolution establishing the parks and school grounds as non-loitering zones for gang members.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 26, 2009

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San Bernardino city prosecutor pursues anti-tagging injunction (San Bernardino, CA): A city prosecutor wants to try a try a new legal tactic against taggers - injunctions that would prevent known graffiti artists from hanging out together in specific areas of the city.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 26, 2009

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Investigation leads to more than 60 gang-related arrests (Phoenix, AZ): More than 100 people connected to Phoenix streets gangs face criminal charges following an investigation that revealed drug-running activities stretching from Arizona to the East Coast.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: August 26, 2009

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Gang sweep catches eight (Santa Clarita, CA): Sheriff's deputies netted eight alleged gang members and a cache of weapons in a series of early morning raids Wednesday, exposing a growing gang problem in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Source: The Signal    Date: August 26, 2009

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Gang members among five arrested in car bashing (San Juan Capistrano, CA): After four cars were found smashed by baseball bats in the La Zanja neighborhood of San Juan Capistrano on Tuesday night, sheriff's deputies arrested five suspects, including two charged as gang members.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 26, 2009

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Code enforcement ride-along reveals problems littering Robin Dr. (Park Ridge, IL): Gang graffiti scrawled across brick walls, uncut lawns, trash piled where it shouldn't be and, most recently, live chickens, are just some of the issues Robert Prorak deals with almost daily.
Source: Park Ridge Herald-Advocate    Date: August 25, 2009

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South Seattle shooting last week was gang-related (Seattle, WA): A teen shot twice in South Seattle last week was described by police as vague and uncooperative, and though several people were in the area, officers could find no one who reported seeing or hearing anything.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 25, 2009

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LA plans crackdown on gang crime surge (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police say there's been a rise in gang crimes in the city's southern and central areas that runs counter to an overall downward trend.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 25, 2009

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Los Angeles city attorney plans to use anti-gang tactic to crackdown on taggers (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles city attorney wants to apply a technique used against gangs to stop graffiti vandals — arresting them for simply hanging out together.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 25, 2009

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Salinas summit fights gangs (Salinas, CA): Seeking to make the city a "fusion center" for local, state and federal law enforcement efforts aimed at gang violence, Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue and Police Chief Louis Fetherolf announced Monday plans for a gang summit in town next month.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: August 25, 2009

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Cooper touts prevention against gang activity (Asheville, NC): Law officers must fight gang-related crimes not only on the streets but also on the playgrounds, cutting off a stream of at-risk youth joining gangs, Attorney General Roy Cooper said.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: August 25, 2009

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Injunction creates gang-free zone around Los Angeles school (Los Angeles, CA): Fighting to protect students facing "wanton gang violence," Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich have won a court-ordered preliminary injunction creating a 1.4 square-mile gang-free zone around Fremont High School in Los Angeles.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: August 25, 2009

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