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Five gang members arrested, sheriff reports (Banning, CA): Five men, described by sheriff’s officials as members of a Banning street gang, were arrested last Wednesday on suspicion of assaulting two people at Repplier Park, according to a news release from the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force.
Source: Record Gazette    Date: January 15, 2010

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Valley View gang policy put in the spotlight (Valley View, IL): As the Valley View District 365-U Board of Education heard the first reading of its recently reviewed gang policy, the ensuing conversation demonstrated how difficult it may be to enforce any changes.
Source: The Bolingbrook Sun    Date: January 15, 2010

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Canyon County gang sweep nets nine Nampa arrests (Nampa, ID): Local, state and federal law enforcement officials gathered in Nampa Friday to announce the arrests of nine reputed Nampa Northside gang members on gang-related charges, with two other suspects still at large.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: January 15, 2010

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Carlsbad gang targeted in warrant sweep (Carlsbad, CA): Investigators cracked down on a Carlsbad street gang described by authorities as “extremely violent” when the first of 11 arrest warrants were served throughout the North County Thursday, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 15, 2010

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Two teenagers arrested in Thursday's gang-related shooting in Gresham (Greshaam, OR): Two teenagers were arrested today in connection with a gang-related shooting in Gresham Thursday that left a 16-year-old boy with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 15, 2010

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Trial to decide Fairfield gang injunction (Fairfield, CA): A May trial date has been scheduled to determine if a preliminary injunction issued last year against the Norteño street gang in Fairfield should become permanent.
Source: The Reporter    Date: January 14, 2010

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MySpace brags spur gang busts of Crips, Bloods who terrorized Manhattan housing project (Manhattan, NY): Crips and Bloods drug dealers who terrorized a Manhattan housing project and boasted of their gang ties on MySpace were busted Wednesday, authorities said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: January 14, 2010

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FBI: Informants recorded gang acts (Charlotte, NC): Investigators turned MS-13 gang members into informants to help bring down the violent gang in Charlotte, an FBI agent testified in federal court Wednesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 14, 2010

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Uprooting two gangs is priority, chief says (Portland, ME): Police Chief James Craig said Wednesday that breaking up criminal gangs in the city is one of his top goals for 2010.
Source: Portland Press Herald    Date: January 14, 2010

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Limits on gang member appealed (Austin, TX): The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin has agreed to hear arguments related to the constitutionality of Wichita County’s prosecutions of one of the defendants under the Varrio Carnales Gang Injunction order.
Source: Times Record News    Date: January 14, 2010

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Two members of N.J. drug ring linked to Bloods gang get prison (Trenton, NJ): A New Jersey member of the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the Bloods street gang has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a drug distribution ring.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: January 14, 2010

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Request: Tougher anti-gang measures (Yakima, WA): Yakima Valley residents spoke passionately Thursday before a legislative commit-tee in Olympia about how gang activity is terrorizing their lives and called on lawmakers to give police more tools for the fight.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 14, 2010

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Gang-related attack leaves teen shot in Bridgeport (Bridgeport, IL): Police are seeking two male suspects in the shooting of a 18-year-old man who was shot in the upper left shoulder Tuesday night in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: January 13, 2010

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Berwyn police gang unit makes impact (Berwyn, IL): Crime is down and arrests are up a little bit in Berwyn since a new gang tactical unit hit the streets in August.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 13, 2010

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Gang slaying has police, residents concerned (Ferndale, CA): The city's first gang slaying has residents and police concerned about future gang activity in Ferndale, said Police Chief Michael Kitchen.
Source: Daily Tribune    Date: January 13, 2010

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Manatee schools mulling universal dress code policy (Bradenton, FL): When leaders in Osceola County’s school district adopted a strict universal dress code policy last school year, they began seeing a decrease in disruptive behavior.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 13, 2010

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More 'Wolf Pack' members plead guilty (Rochester, NY): Additional guilty pleas have been entered by alleged members of a Rochester gang prosecuted under federal racketeering statutes.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle    Date: January 13, 2010

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Prosecutors roll out anti-gang bill (Annapolis, MD): State prosecutors will push for strengthened anti-gang legislation in Annapolis this spring in hopes of garnering more convictions of gang-related crimes — and helping to combat growing numbers of Maryland youth participating in gangs and at younger ages.
Source: The Gazette    Date: January 13, 2010

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Expert on N.J. gangs enlightens parents, educators in Barnegat (Barnegat, NJ): While there's no denying the ever-expanding presence of gangs throughout the state, there is hope, particularly in Ocean County, where the fight against them is "aggressive," juvenile gang expert Lt. Edwin Torres said.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: January 13, 2010

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Venice High School student arrested in threats to shoot rival gang members (Venice, CA): An 18-year-old Venice High School student and reputed gang member was arrested this afternoon after allegedly threatening to bring a gun to school and shoot rivals, Los Angeles police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 13, 2010

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