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Gang violence tied to increase in homicides (Ventura County, CA): The number of homicides in Ventura County increased sharply in 2008 from a record low in 2007 as gang violence increased, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 20, 2009

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Anti-gang effort to move to Pueblo (Pueblo, CO): A Pueblo resident is elected its interim executive director. Pueblo will be the new home for the National Major Gang Task Force, beginning Feb. 1.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: January 19, 2009

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Vallejo student slowly recovering from beating (Vallejo, CA): After being beaten nearly to death in a video-recorded incident at his Vallejo high school, a 17-year-old student and basketball player was recovering slowly Sunday from serious head injuries at a Walnut Creek hospital, one day after doctors were able to remove him from a ventilator.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 19, 2009

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Local shootings appear gang-related (Manatee, FL): Two homes were shot at over the weekend by individuals suspected of gang involvement.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 19, 2009

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Springs neighborhood hit with gang graffiti (Sonoma, CA): Some young toughs decided to decorate their neighborhood in the Springs. Unfortunately, they decided to decorate it with criminal street-gang graffiti.
Source: The Sonoma Index-Tribune    Date: January 19, 2009

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Three gang members charged in Canoga Park killing (Los Angeles, CA): Three members of a Latino street gang have been charged in what police describe as the racially motivated killing of a black bowling alley worker last month in Canoga Park.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 18, 2009

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Sutter County tagged for anti-gang funds (Sutter County, CA): Sutter County has been named as one of four counties in the state to receive a gang intervention grant from a division of the California State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 17, 2009

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Drug bust finds gang ties (Pittsfield, MA): Narcotics officers claim they found weapons, ammunition and enough cocaine to charge an admitted gang member with drug trafficking when they raided his Pittsfield apartment on Thursday night.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: January 17, 2009

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Gang member numbers triple (San Jacinto, CA): With the growth of the San Jacinto Valley has come a growth in gangs, both in the number of gangs and the number of gang members.
Source: The Valley Chronicle    Date: January 17, 2009

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Hempstead cop injured while arresting gang member (Hempstead, NY): An reputed gang member was arrested on gun charges and for injuring a police officer in Hempstead on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 3:41 a.m., Nassau Police say
Source: Long Island Press    Date: January 17, 2009

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Another shooting tied to gang activity (Portland, OR): Investigators believe a shooting in southeast Portland on Wednesday is the latest incident in a wave of gang violence that has swept the east side of the city.
Source: KXL Newsradio 750    Date: January 16, 2009

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In San Jose, anti-gang team tries to shut down Sureño-vs.-Norteño violence (San Jose, CA): "This is a traditional Sureño street," says police Sgt. Matt Archer as we cruise into a San Jose neighborhood stacked deep with shoddy two-story apartment buildings.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 16, 2009

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Teen wounded in drive-by shooting (Pueblo, CO): A 16-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning on the East Side for allegedly wearing rival gang clothing, according to Pueblo police.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: January 16, 2009

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More gang shooting in Portland; one arrested (Portland, OR): A relative of a man slain in gang violence on New Year's Eve has been accused of spraying gunshots at a car in southeast Portland, police say.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 16, 2009

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Sixth homicide in week-long gang violence in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Police Friday were investigating the sixth gang-related fatal shooting carried out in the city in seven days.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: January 16, 2009

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Gang reduction task force pools wisdom, tools (Jacksonville, FL): It takes a region to stop a gang. Law-enforcement agencies from across Northeast Florida pledged to pool their collective might Wednesday during the first meeting of a gang reduction task force started by state Attorney General Bill McCollum.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: January 15, 2009

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Sheriff: 16 Gangs Operating In Jacksonville (St. Augustine, FL): At a meeting of law enforcement officials, school administrators and nonprofit leaders Wednesday, Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford confirmed that several gangs were operating in the city.
Source: MSNBC WJXT    Date: January 15, 2009

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Akron street gang busted (Akron, OH): Twenty-two members of the Kaika Klan Outlaws gang were arrested for drug trafficking after an 18-month joint federal and local investigation into gang and drug activity here.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: January 15, 2009

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Injunction issued on six L.A. gangs (Los Angeles, CA): A judge has issued an permanent injunction restricting the activities of members of six South Los Angeles gangs and establishing what is believed to be Los Angeles' largest "safety zone," the City Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: January 15, 2009

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Cops say top gang leader in custody (Harrisonburg, VA): Following a two-year investigation, Harrisonburg police say a high-ranking gang member, known on the streets as "Casper," is behind bars facing dozens of felony charges.
Source: Daily News-Record    Date: January 15, 2009

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