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Saltzman says Portland will keep gangs on city's radar (Portland, OR) : Portland police commissioner Dan Saltzman attended today's meeting of the city's Gang Violence Task Force, saying he understands City Hall needs to be more alert to the problem of gang violence. He acknowledged that city officials may have gotten too complacent and kept the issue off their radar in the past.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 23, 2009

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Cleaning up graffiti (Victorville, CA): Graffiti is a crime that costs cities and businesses hundreds of thousand of dollars every year and some experts believe that it is also a harbinger of more illegal activity.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 23, 2009

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Riverside gang injunction applied aggressively to combat recent outbreak in violence on Eastside (Riverside, CA): Police ramped up enforcement of the East Side Riva gang injunction in the last six weeks to combat a spike in violence in that neighborhood, a Riverside police lieutenant said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: January 23, 2009

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Gang law gets use in Pr. George's death (Prince George's County, MD): When a Prince George's County teenager pleaded guilty last week to second-degree murder and participating in a gang crime that led to a death, it marked the first time prosecutors in the county, and perhaps the state, had used an anti-gang statute enacted in 2007.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 22, 2009

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Latin King collared in stab death of Met singer Maria Donaldi's son (Elmhurst, NY): Cops caught the thug who stabbed the son of a Metropolitan Opera singer in a simmering Queens gang feud, police sources said Wednesday.
Source: Daily News    Date: January 22, 2009

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Santa Cruz police ask neighbors to help fight gangs (Santa Cruz, CA): Residents asked police and a representative from the Beach Flats neighborhood Wednesday night what they could do to help combat gang violence in the city.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 22, 2009

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High school homicide: Kearns student dies in gang shooting (Kearns, UT): A simmering gang rivalry boiled over Wednesday with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old two blocks west of Kearns High School.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 22, 2009

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Scores of gun-related crimes reported in Modesto in 2008 (Modesto, CA): The number of homicides may have risen in 2008 compared with previous years, but officials say overall violence in the city of Modesto decreased last year.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 22, 2009

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More arrests in graffiti incidents (Omaha, NE): Omaha police announced two new arrests Wednesday by anti-gang officers in a string of graffiti incidents.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 22, 2009

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Oklahoma bills take aim at gang crime (Oklahoma City, OK): Three House bills would put stiffer penalties on offenders with gang ties.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: January 22, 2009

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Gang life examined: Convocation reveals aspects of hoodlum culture (Utah): Tuesday's convocation speaker UC Irvine Professor of Social Ecology James Diego Vigil spoke in the SUU Auditorium about poverty dynamics and the urban youth gang culture.
Source: The University Journal    Date: January 22, 2009

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Anti-gang funds get support (Salinas, CA): A pair of anti-gang programs will probably get enough county funding to continue their efforts through June amid a flare-up of gang violence that has shaken the county.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 21, 2009

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Gang initiation could be illegal in Neb. (Omaha, NE): A Nebraska lawmaker wants to fight gang activity by making their initiation customs illegal. On Wednesday, state Sen. Pete Pirsch of Omaha introduced a bill (LB508) in the Legislature that would make it illegal to put someone through gang-initiation procedures that might put them at risk.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal    Date: January 21, 2009

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Gang-involved teens to go green with new California grant (Sacramento, CA): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced nearly $1.5 million in job training grants to stimulate the economy, lead the way to a green economy and combat gang violence.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 21, 2009

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Sheriff hosts FDLE advanced gang investigation class (Bay County, FL) : While Florida government focuses on the economy, it’s not forgetting law enforcement, more specifically gangs. Investigators say gang violence is a growing problem across the state, and Bay County is no exception.
Source: WMBB News 13    Date: January 21, 2009

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Authorities charge 14 members of Houston drug gang (Houston, TX): Law enforcement officials say they have arrested 10 members of a Houston drug gang and are seeking another four for distributing marijuana and cocaine with a street value of up to $40 million.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: January 21, 2009

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Reports detail gang-related graffiti in Seattle (Seattle, WA): Police reports released late Tuesday reveal details of two graffiti incidents that officers consider gang-related.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 21, 2009

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Rural area struggles with gang activity (Reno, NV): Only a decade ago, if you asked the average resident of central Lyon County about youth gang activity in the small communities that dot the U.S. 50 corridor, they would have thought you were crazy.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: January 21, 2009

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Do jobless join gangs? (Denver, CO): A multi-faceted strategy to curb street gangs in Denver is crucial because a rising unemployment rate — which Denver has seen — has historically led to more gang violence, said a former Denver gang member turned community activist.
Source: Denver Daily    Date: January 20, 2009

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Caballero: Focus all forces on gangs in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Gang violence in Salinas has reached the point where it’s time to tap every possible law enforcement resource, Assemblywoman Anna Caballero, D-Salinas, said Monday.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 20, 2009

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