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WVC cops investigate two gang-related shootings on same street (West Valley City, UT): Police have arrested 10 people in connection with two gang-related shootings that occurred on the same West Valley City street Friday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 27, 2009

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Vineland cops round up alleged gang (Vineland, NJ): Police said Thursday they're cracking down on a local gang they believe is a growing threat to public safety and have arrested several people involved.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: March 27, 2009

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Austin seeing surge in crime by gang members, police say (Austin, TX): The number of crimes linked to gang members in Austin jumped 65 percent from 2007 to 2008 - a period that also saw an increase in the overall number of documented gang members on city streets, according to new police statistics.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: March 27, 2009

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Major gang sweep conducted in Desert Hot Springs (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Law enforcement officials from nearly three dozen agencies conducted perhaps the largest gang sweep in Riverside County history on Friday, arresting more than 120 people and confiscating an assortment of drugs and dozens of guns.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 27, 2009

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Injunction targets O.C. street gang (Orange County, CA): An Orange County judge issued a court order today that bars dozens of alleged members of a street gang from assembling with each other, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 27, 2009

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Gangs pose 'a huge ghallenge' for jail (Montgomery County, MD): When teenagers Alvin Valdez and Jose Romero were booked into the Montgomery County jail this month, their alleged gang ties hardly made them unique.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 26, 2009

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Rival gang members ran $750K-a-week heroin ring in NJ, cops say (Freehold, NJ): A Newark man bought heroin in bulk, then used his grocery store and various homes in Essex County to dilute and package the drugs for distribution to mid-level dealers in other parts of the state, including Monmouth County, authorities said.
Source: Daily Record    Date: March 26, 2009

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South Florida gangs making a comeback (Miami, FL): When a group of masked gunmen burst into a Dunkin' Donuts last year in Delray Beach and began indiscriminately shooting customers, they were doing more than just robbing it -- they were announcing the arrival of a new Crips gang chapter in South Florida.
Source: WFOR CBS4 News    Date: March 26, 2009

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Governor wants to "terminate" violence, guns (Monterey Park, CA): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled plans Thursday to give more than $9 million - including $1 million to Los Angeles County - for gang prevention efforts.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: March 26, 2009

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Gang war spurs aid to Mexico border (Washington, DC): Members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday that Congress needed to spend more on border security, while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton promised Mexico $80 million worth of Black Hawk helicopters to help fight drug gangs along the U.S. border.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: March 26, 2009

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Task force to focus attention on street gang activity (Glen Falls,NY): Mayor John "Jack" Diamond announced today the formation of what he called a "task force" to deal with an increase in street gang activity in the area.
Source: The Post-Star    Date: March 26, 2009

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Middle school students arrested for gang recruitment (Fairfax County, VA): Seven Chantilly teenagers, some as young as 13, have been charged with 18 gang-related crimes.
Source: The Fairfax County Times    Date: March 26, 2009

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Group steers Kurdish youth from gangs (Nashville, TN): Every time he hears about a Kurdish teen getting in trouble with gangs, Mwafaq Mohammed shakes his head. That's not the fate he wants for his son, Faysal, or any of his son's friends.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: March 26, 2009

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Two 'Crips' guilty in assault (Annapolis, MD): A Glen Burnie gang leader and one of his soldiers were convicted yesterday of first-degree assault in connection with a gang initiation last September in Millersville, prosecutors said.
Source: The Capital    Date: March 26, 2009

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Legislators get gang documents (Madison, WI): The state Department of Justice has handed two legislators documents detailing their work on a controversial gang assessment.
Source: Sheboygan Press    Date: March 26, 2009

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Growing presence, impact of gangs cited in Greater Lafayette (Lafayette, IN): Dru Anthrop said as a Central Catholic Jr.-Sr. High School student, he feels somewhat sheltered from gang activity and its influence in this community.
Source: Journal & Courier    Date: March 26, 2009

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Police take aim at street gang 'recruiters' (Springfield, IL): Two brothers, self-professed members of the Latin Kings street gang, were arrested for disorderly conduct on Monday afternoon near the Forest Park Middle School as police moved in to question them about openly recruiting students.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 25, 2009

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Man killed while being initiated into street gang (Las Vegas, NV): Police are looking for your help to find a man connected to a gang murder. Police are looking for 24-year-old Dwayne Romero, also known as Smokey.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: March 25, 2009

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Loudoun County, Va. murder has markings of a gang initiation (Loudoun County, VA): On March 22, William and Cynthia Bennett left their Potomac Station home for an early morning walk and never returned. Shortly after 5:30 a.m., police found William, 57 lying dead, they found Cynthia, 55 badly beaten but still alive a short distance away.
Source: Examiner    Date: March 25, 2009

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Easton ban on teens in parks may be permanent (Easton, PA): Last summer, children playing on slides and swings began taking back Easton's Centennial and Vandeveer parks from drug dealers and gang members -- with help from police and a temporary rule that booted out most teens.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: March 25, 2009

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