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Think there are no gangs in the suburbs? Think again (Chaska, MN): When Jim Swearingen left an inner-city school for a job in Chaska -- the self-proclaimed "best small town in Minnesota" -- the last thing he expected was to be breaking up fights fueled by gang rivalries.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 5, 2009

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Sheriff shuts down Westside gang (Jacksonville, FL): Sheriff John Rutherford announced Tuesday the arrest of the top seven members of a gang and said that prosecutors will use the state's racketeering act to try to shut down the entire 103rd Street CHB (Certified Head Bustas) organization.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: May 5, 2009

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Suspected gang member caught with drugs following hit-and-run accident (Vineland, NJ): A hit-and-run accident in a parking lot near North West Boulevard's Oak Tavern early Sunday led to the arrest of a suspected Bloods street gang member on numerous drug charges.
Source: The News of Cumberland County    Date: May 5, 2009

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One dead, one wounded in gang attack, police say (Chicago, IL): A man was slain and another man was injured Sunday during what appears to be a gang-related attack in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 4, 2009

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Bloody weekend in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA): Police are investigating a series of gang-related shootings that left three dead and one injured over the weekend, authorities said Monday.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: May 4, 2009

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NYPD on high alert for funeral of slain gang member (New York, NY): The NYPD will be on high alert Tuesday during the funeral of a woman gunned down in a Rockaways gang shooting, police sources said Monday.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 4, 2009

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Police say recent shootings are gang warfare (Chattanooga, TN): A recent series of shooting incidents have been found to have gang ties, according to the Crime Suppression Unit of the Chattanooga Police Department.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: May 4, 2009

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S.T.A.N.D. course gives students new resources to stay out of gangs (San Jose, CA): San Jose is creating new programs to reach at-risk students before they choose the gang lifestyle. The newest prevention program is Striving for Achievement with a New Direction, better known to students as S.T.A.N.D.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 4, 2009

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DHS denied gang prevention funding (Sacramento, CA): With gang crimes becoming an all too grim staple of life in communities such as Desert Hot Springs, the state's gang czar spent his first year trying to identify funds to counter the violence and programs to get the job done.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: May 4, 2009

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Generations of gang rivalries play out in St. Petersburg and leave bloody trails (St. Petersburg, FL): They crept slowly along the street, fingers on the trigger, revenge on their minds. Shell casings rained down — but their bullets found the wrong target.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: May 3, 2009

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Police zero in on trouble area, but neighbors say problems persist (Rock Hill, SC): An old ice cream truck ambled through the streets of south Rock Hill one afternoon last week, stopping every few blocks to meet children waiting on the corners.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 3, 2009

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Gaston's gangs: Area authorities join forces to stop gang activity (Gaston, NC): They start by etching crowns, pitchforks and stars into looseleaf notebooks at school. Then, they learn to twist their fingers into shapes resembling letters and initials.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: May 3, 2009

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Stimulus boosts valley's anti-gang efforts (Charlottesville, VA): Efforts to fight gangs in the Shenandoah Valley are getting support from federal stimulus funds.
Source: WVIR 29 News    Date: May 3, 2009

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Event explores roots of Seattle gang violence (Seattle, WA): Statistics show that major crime in Seattle is down in almost every area, except for gang violence. A presentation today studied how the current gang problem is rooted in a history of oppression.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: May 2, 2009

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Tinted windows lead to arrest of three gang members (San Marcos, CA): Three San Marcos gang members are in custody Friday and six others were being sought after fleeing from the site of a traffic stop in the North County, a sheriff's sergeant said.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: May 1, 2009

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Allentown mayor says there's still much to do to fight gangs, crime (Allentown, PA): Latarsha Addison of Allentown fears for the lives of her three children and is often frightened to come home from work at night.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: May 1, 2009

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Residents fight gang activity in Va. (Lansdowne, VA): Possible gang trouble in one Northern Virginia community has residents banding together.
Source: WTTG FOX 5 News    Date: May 1, 2009

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More than 50 suspected gang members arrested in Broward County sweep (Broward County, FL): In one of the largest gang busts in Broward County in recent years, authorities have arrested more than 50 alleged gang members accused of wreaking havoc in this city and neighboring Deerfield Beach.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: May 1, 2009

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Gang activity gets cops' clean sweep (Orange, NJ): When East Orange police installed street cameras and gunshot sensors on city streets in 2005, gang crime didn't go away -- it moved indoors.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: May 1, 2009

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Gang activity wake-up call for York County (York County, PA): School officials and community leaders in York County agree gangs here are a significant problem, but that the public appears to be in denial about the issue.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: May 1, 2009

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