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Md. gets federal grants for anti-gang programs (Maryland): Wicomico County might seem like a sleepy patch of the Eastern Shore, known for its poultry farms and wildfowl-art museum. But it's also home to more than 100 known gang members in the Salisbury area - people from the Crips and Bloods as well as local organizations - with another 700 housed within a nearby correctional facility, said Sheriff Mike Lewis.
Source: The Sun    Date: December 17, 2008

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Norfolk city manager reveals plan to reduce gang violence (Norfolk, VA): City Manager Regina V.K. Williams outlined Tuesday what she called a comprehensive plan to curb youth violence that includes bringing efforts to end gang violence under one umbrella organization.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 17, 2008

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13 charged in northwest suburban drug sting (Chicago, IL): Some of the drug deals of a ring operating in the northwest suburbs were made at a shopping center and a carwash, authorities said Tuesday as they announced federal cocaine trafficking charges against 13 people.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 17, 2008

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Gang leader found guilty (Providence, RI): The leader of an Asian crew, which willingly participated in a plot to burst armed into a home, was convicted yesterday on nine felony counts including conspiracy, drug and weapons charges.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: December 17, 2008

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Traffic stop results in arrest of two teens suspected of gang ties, gun possession (Salinas, CA): Salinas police said a 17-year-old boy was arrested early this afternoon after a handgun fell from his clothing as he was being tased by an officer on the 2200 block of North Main Street.
Source: The Californian    Date: December 17, 2008

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Reward offered to combat gang graffiti (Franklin, TN): Investigators in Franklin said there's been a major increase in the amount of gang graffiti.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: December 17, 2008

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Norfolk city manager to make proposal today on reducing gang violence (Norfolk, VA): City Manager Regina V.K. Williams will present a proposal to the City Council this morning on what she believes the city should do to reduce gang violence.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 16, 2008

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13 teens arrested after reported gang fight (Porterville, CA): On Sunday, police arrested 13 teenagers — all suspected gang members — after one reportedly got into a fight at a Porterville party to which none was invited.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: December 16, 2008

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Dueling graffiti raises specter of gang war (St. Paul, MN): Rival gang members have been spray-painting death threats to each other in St. Paul — and police are reading the graffiti to get a handle on impending violence.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: December 16, 2008

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United effort pledged on gang issue (Seattle, WA): While the mayor, the police chief and other officials have long sought to downplay gang activity in Seattle, some 20 law enforcement leaders stood shoulder to shoulder Tuesday, vowing to combat what they described as a "growing trend" of lethal youth violence -- much of it related to street gangs.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: December 16, 2008

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Lubbock's war on drugs lands five people behind bars (Lubbock, TX): Lubbock's war on drugs lands a handful of people behind bars. Law enforcement described some of group as known gang members, including a Texas leader of the Almighty Latin King Nation street gang. Authorities seized firearms, ammunition and cocaine in the bust.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: December 16, 2008

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McCollum wants NWF anti-gang task force (Okaloosa County, FL): Gang activity isn't rampant in Northwest Florida, and the state attorney general's office wants to keep it that way. Attorney General Bill McCollum flew through the Okaloosa County fog Tuesday morning to promote his statewide gang reduction strategy.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News    Date: December 16, 2008

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Four Livermore teens arrested in gang-related stabbing incident (Livermore, CA): Police arrested four Livermore teenagers Friday for allegedly beating and stabbing a 15-year-old boy in an October incident.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: December 16, 2008

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Richmond anti-gang program applauded (Richmond, VA): Justice Department officials yesterday praised a faith-based, anti-crime program in Richmond as a national model to fight gang violence.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: December 16, 2008

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Hollister gangsters shoot up party, try to evade police at 120 mph (Gilroy, CA): Two Hollister gang members shot up a party and tried to evade police, driving for 20 miles at speeds up to 120 mph, police said. The incident marked the fifth gang shooting in Gilroy in one month.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch    Date: December 15, 2008

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Dunkin' Donuts robberies suspect claims tie to Crips gang in L.A. (Delray Beach, FL): The father of a suspect charged in a string of violent Dunkin' Donuts store robberies in South Florida is a member of the notorious Los Angeles-based Crips gang, a link that paved the way for his son to start his own group here, a Broward Sheriff's Office gang expert said.
Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel    Date: December 14, 2008

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Police arrest two reported gang members (Chico, CA): Police arrested two reported gang members who were pulled over on Eaton Road and Constitution Drive Thursday night.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: December 14, 2008

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Avenues gang members arrested in slaying of L.A. sheriff's deputy (Los Angeles County, CA): As the wife and three children of slain Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Abel Escalante solemnly looked on, top law enforcement and city officials announced Saturday that two men had been arrested in the deputy's shooting death, although the motive in the killing is unclear.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 14, 2008

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Sheriff's sergeant takes on gang-archive project (San Bernardino County, CA): It's a seemingly impossible task for one man to create a gangbanger resource database using one small federal grant across an area bigger than some countries.
Source: Daily Bulletin    Date: December 14, 2008

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Mayor of Albuquerque seeks tougher gang laws (Albuquerque, NM): Albuquerque officials want the New Mexico Legislature to enact a law that would allow municipalities to file civil lawsuits against gang members and seize their assets to make improvements in the neighborhoods they threaten.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: December 13, 2008

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