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Fayetteville man charged in gang-related shooting (Fayetteville, NC): A Fayetteville man was charged Wednesday with trying to shoot a man because he was trying to get out of a street gang.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: March 4, 2010

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Officials say arrests mark major victory against violent street gang (Atlanta, GA): Nine suspected members of the violent street gang MS-13 are scheduled to be arraigned in an Atlanta federal courtroom Friday, part of what local and federal law enforcement officials believe is a major blow against a group accused of seven slayings in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties since October 2006.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: March 4, 2010

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Gang members target random victims in recent violence, police say (Austin, TX): Known gang members have targeted random victims, including an elderly woman who died Wednesday after she was hit in the face, in a burst of recent violence, according to court records and police.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: March 4, 2010

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Four more charged in Hilltop Crips gang conspiracy case (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County prosecutors have charged four more men in the Hilltop Crips conspiracy case, bringing the total number of defendants to 36.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: March 4, 2010

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Md. prosecutors, police urge tightening of anti-gang laws (Baltimore, MD): Prosecutors and police officers from across the state pleaded with legislators Tuesday for tougher anti-gang laws, saying they want to define who is a "gang member" and broaden the number of crimes that trigger longer prison sentences.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: March 3, 2010

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'Boro police 'aggressively' fighting increase in gangs (Murfreesboro, TN): Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman said Tuesday that law enforcement is moving “aggressively” after gang activity that has crept into Rutherford County.
Source: The Daily News Journal    Date: March 3, 2010

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Mayor makes ‘criminal’ street activity ‘a’ misdemeanor (New York, NY): Those who engage in “criminal street gang initiation activity” can be charged with a class A misdemeanor, after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill this week causing the legislative change.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle    Date: March 3, 2010

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Officials want stronger laws against gangs (Annapolis, MD): Maryland prosecutors say more must be done to battle crime committed by gangs.
Source: WJZ 13 News    Date: March 2, 2010

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Ten alleged Bayview gang members indicted for three murders and more (San Francisco, CA): Ten members or associates of Broke Niggas Thievin’ (BNT), a street gang in the Bayview district around Third Street and Newcomb, were indicted by a San Francisco grand jury on Feb. 25, 2010, so they now face charges related to three separate murders, it was announced by the San Francisco District Attorney's office on Monday.
Source: Examiner    Date: March 2, 2010

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Gang member charged in fatal Little Village stabbing (Chicago, IL): A 20-year-old gang member was arrested and charged in the fatal Monday night stabbing of a 19-year-old rival in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said today.
Source: Chicago Breaking News    Date: March 2, 2010

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Fighting gangs takes community effort (Tennessee): Henry Smith's basketball court is more than just a place where players perfect their jump shots. It's the bait Smith uses to connect with young people trapped in the gang culture.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: March 2, 2010

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Legislators want to strengthen anti-gang laws (Tennessee): Tougher state laws targeting gangs and gun crime are required to stem a growing problem across the state, lawmakers say.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: March 2, 2010

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Newark Bloods gang member gets life in prison for fatal turf shooting (Irvington, NJ): A member of the Bloods street gang was sentenced Monday to life in prison, plus another 30 years, for an Irvington turf war shooting that left one member of the rival Crips gang dead and another wounded.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: March 2, 2010

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Homes of gang members riddled with bullets (Joliet, IL): The homes of current and former Vice Lords were riddled with bullets overnight Saturday.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: March 1, 2010

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Gang gave girl a choice: sex or a beating (Tennessee): Glencliff High School Principal Tony Majors listened to a student explain how her need for respect drove her to join a gang.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: March 1, 2010

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Gangs rattle schools (Tennessee): He has a gun. Those words sent confusion and fear through the hallways of John Overton High School. Students ran to get away from a classroom where a teacher stared down the barrel of a .38-revolver. The self-proclaimed Kurdish Pride Gang member wanted his teacher dead.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: March 1, 2010

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'Is gang resistance training enough?' principal wonders (Tennessee): Another class of eighth-graders will graduate this spring from Principal Robert Blankenship's middle school, but a gnawing anxiety tugs at the 25-year education veteran.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: March 1, 2010

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Gangs inundate juvenile court (Davidson County, TN): Gangs are not new to the Davidson County Juvenile Court system, but the problem has grown worse and young gang members more brazen over the past decade, according to officials in the system.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: March 1, 2010

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Council looks to curb graffiti (Salisbury, MD): Legislation geared at addressing graffiti vandalism in Wicomico County is expected to be introduced Tuesday to the County Council.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: March 1, 2010

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Crips have been powerful criminal force for 20 years (Tacoma, WA): The Hilltop Crips have a long history. Tacoma police investigators say that over the past 20 years, the gang has been "a powerful criminal force on the streets of Tacoma."
Source: The News Tribune    Date: March 1, 2010

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