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LA anti-gang program expands to 24 parks (Los Angeles, CA): The number of Los Angeles parks included in an anti- gang program credited with helping the city record its safest summer in 40 years will be expanded from 16 to 24, officials announced today.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: June 28, 2010
http://www.dailybreeze.com/...

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Othello mulls extra time for gang-related crime (Othello, WA): Othello's mayor pro tem wants his city to crack down on gang members to make his town safe again. "Our community has had enough," said Ken Johnson, who suggested the city council approve a gang ordinance that would allow judges to add penalties to gang-related criminal convictions.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: June 28, 2010
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Purported gang kingpin held without bond in fatal Mission home invasion (Mission, TX): With a rigid, upright posture, Jeffrey “Dragon” Juarez looked the judge in the eye as he was formally accused of capital murder and denied bond Monday afternoon in Mission Municipal Court.
Source: The Monitor    Date: June 28, 2010
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District expressed concern about gangs (Sioux Falls, SD): Students at a central Sioux Falls elementary school are at risk of being recruited by gangs that populate the area, according to a school district grant application which was later amended to remove the reference.
Source: Argus Leader    Date: June 28, 2010
http://www.argusleader.com/...

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Council to get youth gang report (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte City Council is scheduled to get an update this evening on a six-year-old program designed to curb gang activity among the city’s youth population.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: June 28, 2010
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/...

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Fresno gangs urged to 'put guns down' (Fresno, CA): The wounding of a 9-year-old girl Friday in a southwest Fresno shooting that police say was a case of mistaken identity prompted police Chief Jerry Dyer on Monday to urge gang members "to put their guns down."
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 28, 2010
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Gang gunfire leaves Fresno girl in critical condition (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police are looking for two people in connection with a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl in critical condition. The girl was caught in a dispute between rival gangs Friday night.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: June 28, 2010
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Mayor's Summer Night Lights program expands to eight more L.A. parks (Los Angeles, CA): Late-night recreation programs will be added to eight more parks in Los Angeles next week as part of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Summer Night Lights program, city officials said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 28, 2010
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Losing asylum, then his life (Washington, DC) : One man is dead, shot in the mouth in El Salvador, presumably for speaking ill of a gang. Another man lives in hiding in the Salvadoran countryside, hoping his former gang will not mete out a similar punishment to him.
Source: The New York Times    Date: June 28, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/...

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Omaha's anti-gang strategies (Omaha, NE): Omaha's anti-gang efforts — by many accounts stronger now than ever — pale beside the programs that cities such as Cincinnati have mounted.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 27, 2010
http://www.omaha.com/...

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Tulare County Sheriff's Department gang-unit patrol results in 16 arrests, confiscation of guns and methamphetamine (Tulare, CA): Sixteen people were arrested by Tulare County Sheriff’s Department detectives patrolling the Visalia area and north Tulare County between Wednesday and Saturday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 27, 2010
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/...

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Salinas losing six of its elite anti-gang officers (Salinas, CA): Plenty of what the Salinas Police Department's Violence Suppression Unit does goes unnoticed by law-abiding residents — and that's the way the city's gang task force prefers it.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 26, 2010
http://www.thecalifornian.com/...

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City to try new tack to stem gang violence (Sacramento, CA): Beginning in September, Sacramento's most violent youth offenders will be given a choice: Walk away from the street life, or right into jail.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: June 26, 2010
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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Appleton police identify suspects in gang-related graffiti (Appleton, WI): Police have identified two Appleton teens in they believed are responsible for random gang-related graffiti that damaged about two dozen homes last week.
Source: The Post-Crescent    Date: June 26, 2010
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Moline police ask for citizen help to curb gang violence (Moline, IL): About 30 concerned citizens and community leaders met Saturday in Moline's Floriciente neighborhood to brainstorm about ways to try and curb gang violence.
Source: WHO TV Channel 13 News    Date: June 26, 2010
http://www.whotv.com/...

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Anti-gang nonprofit reaffirms mission amid indictment (Nashville, TN): Galaxy Star will trudge on, supporters said on Friday, even after a federal indictment accused the anti-gang nonprofit of being headquarters for a Nashville-based chapter of the Bloods gang.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: June 26, 2010
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Salinas anti-gang grassroots effort moves forward (Salinas, CA): Salinas residents and community leaders gathered Thursday night at the Salinas Community Center to come up with ideas to solve many of the city problems — with stopping youth violence the top priority.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 25, 2010
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Gang problem draws community to forum on solutions (Nashville, TN): As a former gang member, Cornelius Carroll has witnessed just about everything associated with the gang lifestyle, and he is determined to prevent other kids from going down the path he took.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: June 25, 2010
http://www.tennessean.com/...

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Surging violence, rising vigilance: Redding police say 175 gang members in city limits (Redding, CA): Although extra police patrols focused on halting gang violence ended Wednesday, Redding’s police chief said Friday that he’s still concerned about controlling what could be a growing problem.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight    Date: June 25, 2010
http://www.redding.com/...

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South Florida gang leader sentenced to 15 years in prison (Palm Beach, FL): The leader of a violent Palm Beach County street gang will spend 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering and second-degree murder, according to the Florida attorney general's office.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: June 25, 2010
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