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Reputed Monte Park gang member charged with being accessory to downtown shooting (New Bedford, MA): A reputed Monte Park gang member is charged with being an accessory to a shooting earlier this month near New Bedford District Court and the Hastings Keith Federal Building.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: May 12, 2009

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Suspected gang members arrested in Delano (Delano, CA): Tulare County Sheriff's Department gang detectives arrested two suspected gang members in Delano, one on suspicion of weapons offenses and parole violations and the other on suspicion of drug offenses.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 12, 2009

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Gang set fatal fire, police say (Mundelien, IL): A Grayslake family harassed for weeks by gang members moved recently to Mundelein to escape, but a Molotov cocktail tossed through the window of their new home killed a 12-year-old boy and seriously injured his mother and sister, police said Monday as they announced murder charges in the case.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 12, 2009

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Men charged in Prospect Heights beating (Prospect Heights, IL): Two admitted gang members who Prospect Heights police say spent Saturday night looking for trouble, found it early Sunday morning.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: May 12, 2009

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Graffiti on rise in large and small cities (Asheville, NC): Graffiti incidents are on the rise in large and small American cities, except New York, cleanup groups reported Tuesday.
Source: United Press International    Date: May 12, 2009

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'Melee' outside Frogtown bar was a gang fight, police say (St. Paul, MN): At age 10, Tai Yang accidentally shot himself with his father's gun. When he was 15 and a gang member, he shot someone he believed was a rival gang member. Now, at 20, Tai Yang is dead — beaten to death outside a St. Paul bar.
Source: Pioneer Press    Date: May 12, 2009

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Potential gang fight averted by police (Corning, CA): Wearing red shirts and yelling, three Corning men were arrested early Friday evening when police broke up a potential fight just moments after the May Madness car cruise came to an end.
Source: Corning Observer    Date: May 12, 2009

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Police presence used as gang deterrent (Park Ridge, IL): The Park Ridge Police Department will assist Cook County Sheriff's Police in their efforts to demonstrate a strong law enforcement presence to gang members of unincorporated Maine Township.
Source: Park Ride Herald-Advocate    Date: May 12, 2009

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Five arrested, $500,000 worth of drugs seized in probe (Paterson, NJ): Five people have been arrested and $500,000 worth of drugs have been seized after a two-month probe into a heroin, cocaine and Ecstasy operation out of Paterson, authorities announced Monday.
Source: Herald News    Date: May 12, 2009

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Dangerous prison gangs (El Paso County, TX): There's a subculture in the Sun City that is rarely ever seen. Its rituals and members don't thrive under the sun on our city streets, rather, within the confines of steel bars and white walls.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: May 12, 2009

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Siblings injured in stabbings over rival gangs (Sioux Falls, SD): Two people involved in a fight at a Sioux Falls apartment that resulted in stabbing injuries for both were siblings with opposing gang affiliations, Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens said.
Source: Argus Leader    Date: May 12, 2009

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At least four injured, three critically, after gang fight at Near West Side club (Chicago, IL) : Four men from southwest suburban Summit were charged for their involvement in a gang fight early Sunday outside a Near West Side nightclub that injured five men -- including a person reportedly hit by a car during the fight.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 11, 2009

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Nine arrested in fatal street fight near St. Paul bar (St. Paul, MN): Nine men were arrested Sunday after a man was killed and two others suffered gunshot wounds in what's believed to be a gang-related street fight outside a bar in St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood, police said.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 11, 2009

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Teen shot at Mother's Day party in Fremont after gang clash (Fremont, CA): A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg this weekend at a Mother's Day party after an argument cropped up between the DJ and partygoers when it was learned that the performer was a gang member, authorities said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 11, 2009

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Third-grade girl slain in gang drive-by (Lancaster, PA): Students and teachers at Lancaster's Ross Elementary School were coping today with the slaying of 9-year-old Ciara Savage, a third-grader who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on Mother's Day.
Source: Lancaster New Era    Date: May 11, 2009

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Gang sweeps net 480 arrests (San Diego, CA): A $983,000 federal grant that allowed North County law enforcement to team up on antigang sweeps netted 480 arrests between January 2008 and March 2009.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: May 11, 2009

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Yuma Border Patrol agents arrest MS-13 gang member (Yuma, AZ): Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an admitted member of a violent Central American street gang near downtown Yuma on Saturday afternoon.
Source: The Sun    Date: May 11, 2009

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DA brings attention to growing gang concerns (Fon du Lac, WI): The Fond du Lac County District Attorney's effort last week to keep an accused drug dealer behind bars has brought attention to growing gang concerns in the area.
Source: The Reporter    Date: May 11, 2009

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Breaking the grip of Rochester's 50 street gangs (Rochester, NY): While patrolling Rochester's Beechwood neighborhood, police Officer Anthony Bongiovanni noticed an increase in crime and thought much of it might be connected.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle    Date: May 10, 2009

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Armed and dangerous: The new reality of teen crime (Norfolk, VA): Botched robberies across South Hampton Roads ended in the fatal shootings of a boy responding to his mother's cries, a fleeing pizza delivery man and a father of two who'd just ended a call with his mother.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: May 10, 2009

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