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St. Paul police sue to keep gangs away from Rondo Days (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul city officials have filed lawsuits against two street gangs in an attempt to prevent violence at the upcoming Rondo Days festival.
Source: MPR News    Date: July 1, 2009

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Arrests in raids on street gangs (Texas): Federal immigration agents arrested dozens of gang members in days of raids throughout Texas. Eighty street gang members were arrested in a five-day sweep through Houston, Beaumont and Corpus Christi.
Source: The New York Times    Date: June 30, 2009

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New anti-gang unit formed (St. Paul, MN): A new temporary law enforcement unit to combat gang activities in the Twin Cities will not include any current officers from the Metro Gang Strike Force, the Strike Force's oversight board decided Tuesday.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 30, 2009

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Funds flow to gang task force (Gresham, OR): This spring, Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, and representatives Nick Kahl and Greg Matthew, also Gresham-based Democrats, feared the East Multnomah Gang Team would fall victim to a struggling economy that left politicians scrambling to balance the state’s $15 billion operating budget for the next biennium.
Source: The Gresham Outlook    Date: June 30, 2009

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Lynn gang member arrested with gun (Lynn, MA): A known gang member was plucked from the streets Friday on gun charges and an array of warrants.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: June 30, 2009

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Gang Combat (Seattle, WA): Marker in hand, the director of Seattle's new Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, Mariko Lockhart, stood patiently at an easel at a city council "town-hall" meeting in West Seattle last Thursday night.
Source: Seattle Weekly    Date: June 30, 2009

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Gang injunctions have helped in some counties (Yolo County, CA): Police complained after the Yolo County district attorney's office filed a gang injunction against West Sacramento's Broderick Boys criminal street gang.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: June 29, 2009

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13 gang members arrested during "Operation Disrupt" in north Monterey County (Monterey County, CA): Twelve street gang members are in jail and another is in juvenile hall today following a three-day blitz by local law enforcement meant to curb violence in north Monterey County, authorities said.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 29, 2009

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Nine accused Middlesex street gang members charged for drug trafficking (Middlesex, NJ): Nine members of street gangs have been charged in three indictments with dealing in thousands of dollars worth of crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana and illegal gun possession, authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: June 29, 2009

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Anti-gang recreation program to begin soon (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday kicked off the second year of the successful anti-gang program, Summer Night Lights, offering recreation programs to young people at 16 sites throughout the city.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: June 29, 2009

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St. Paul cops reach out to Hmong after killing (St. Paul, MN): For a second time in two months, a young Hmong man has been killed in St. Paul, prompting Police Chief John Harrington and state Sen. Mee Moua, DFL-St. Paul, to agree Monday to help find ways to prevent future violence.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 29, 2009

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Orem City Council to consider 'no loitering' areas to curb gang activity (Orem City, UT): The Orem City Council is considering enforcing a new state statute that allows municipalities to prohibit gangs from loitering in specific areas, including parks and schools.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 28, 2009

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Attorney general touts Tri-City gang response (Kennewick, WA): It takes a community to stand up against gangs and keep kids from getting sucked into the gang lifestyle, the state's top law enforcer said.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: June 28, 2009

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Gang prevention program tips the balance for teens (Watsonville, CA): At 13, Victor hung around with gang members. He got into fights, smoked pot and was caught tagging, all signs he was headed toward even bigger trouble.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 28, 2009

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Rooting out gangs (Sioux City, IA): Miguel Alderete Jr. saw joining a gang as a way to protect himself from bullies who picked on him for being an overweight kid.
Source: Sioux City Journal    Date: June 28, 2009

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Suing for peace (Modesto, CA): For the first time in Stanislaus County, the district attorney's office is suing a street gang to curb the crime and the violence it brings to one of the region's most crime-plagued neighborhoods.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: June 28, 2009

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As Gang Force takes fire, cops weigh next move (St. Paul, MN): The Metro Gang Strike Force remains in disarray, its operations suspended during an accountability inquiry. The gang violence that it would work to stem, meanwhile, has kept on seeping southward from urban hubs.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 28, 2009

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One dead, three hurt in Cicero gang fight (Cicero, IL): One man is dead and three other males were injured during a gang-related knife fight Sunday afternoon in west suburban Cicero.
Source: WBBM 780 News    Date: June 28, 2009

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Eight gang members arrested in Salinas and Seaside (Salinas, CA): Eight Mexican nationals one of them linked to the notorious Mara Salvatrucha street gang ' were arrested Thursday during a sting in Salinas and Seaside, federal officials said Friday.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 27, 2009

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Plan to modify L.A. gang injunctions splits lawmakers along party lines (Sacramento, CA): A key strategy in Los Angeles' battle against street gangs -- the use of court injunctions -- has come under attack by state lawmakers who are moving to strictly limit it.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 26, 2009

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