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Police sweep Southdale, Mall of America, in crackdown on gang activity at Metro malls (Bloomington, MN): Police are sending a message to gang members: they're not welcome at malls in the Twin Cities. Over the weekend, officers from the Metro Gang Strike Force and various other agencies swept the Southdale Mall in Edina and the Mall of America in Bloomington.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: March 18, 2009

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People yelled gang comments before Hilltop shooting, police report (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police released more information Tuesday about a drive-by shooting that seriously wounded one man Monday night.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: March 18, 2009

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Shooting victim is 29th Chicago student to be killed this school year (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy who died Monday evening after he was shot near his Woodlawn home earlier in the day.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 18, 2009

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Apple Valley gang team snag multiple crooks (Apple Valley, CA): The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley Gang SMASH Team made several arrests, including at least three gang members, officials said Wednesday.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: March 18, 2009

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Oakland man sexually assaulted 13-year-old girl, police say (Alameda, CA): A member of the notorious Surenos street gang who is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl sent her threatening text messages while she was undergoing a sexual assault exam at Children's Hospital in Oakland, warning her not to contact police, authorities said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 18, 2009

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Three arrested in Elgin teens' shooting (Elgin, IL): Elgin police have arrested three suspected gang members in the shooting of two 17-year-olds Tuesday night at a party on the 300 block of Mill Street.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: March 18, 2009

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Questions raised on police union's flier (Escondido, CA): Some residents and city officials say a flier sent by the city's police officers' union crosses the line, peddling fear and deepening racial wounds in an effort to win a labor battle.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 17, 2009

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Guns, ecstasy found on gang members (Salinas, CA): Ecstasy tablets and a loaded gun were recovered from the trunk of two known gang members in Salinas on Sunday, police said.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: March 17, 2009

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Law takes aim at gangs (Nashville, TN): Flashing a gang sign might soon draw jail time, under a measure being explored by Metro law enforcement.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: March 17, 2009

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Gang sweep nets 14 arrests (Tulare County, CA): Fourteen people — including three juveniles — were arrested over the weekend during a gang sweep, with several area law-enforcement agencies involved.
Source: Tulare Advance-Register    Date: March 16, 2009

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Gang Task Force arrest two Sunday night in Salinas (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is reporting the arrest of two men by members of the Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force Sunday night in Salinas.
Source: The Californian    Date: March 16, 2009

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GarCo sheriff hopes to TAG gang behavior (Glenwood Springs, CO): A program designed to identify possible gang activity in jail is expanding into the community, as Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario worries about an uptick of activity he believes is gang related throughout the county.
Source: Aspen Daily News    Date: March 16, 2009

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Authorities investigate gang activity (Glen Falls, NY): Photographs posted on a number of Web sites have prompted Glens Falls Police to investigate why street gang members from New York City and the Albany area have been frequenting Glens Falls in recent months.
Source: The Post Star    Date: March 16, 2009

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Gang detail makes arrests, finds marijuana stash (Porterville, CA): Porterville police conducted a gang suppression detail throughout the city of Porterville on Friday that resulted in seven arrests and seizure of a stash of marijuana.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: March 16, 2009

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Dead man found in burning house caps wild Friday the 13th (Gilroy, CA): Gilroy firefighters discovered a dead man inside a burning building Friday night, and arson investigators are looking into possible foul play, according to police. The blaze capped a night of primarily gang-related incidents that were apparently unrelated, police said.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch    Date: March 16, 2009

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New gang database aims to aid law enforcement efforts (Salt Lake City, UT): Utah law enforcement agencies hope a new, statewide database containing information about documented gang members -- everything from cars they drive to tattoos they wear -- will help better ward off gang crime.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 15, 2009

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14-year-old killed in gang-related shooting not the target (Chicago, IL): Coming back from a basketball game in Hinsdale late Friday, Brittani Orange had just made a U-turn so she could park in front of her family's Morgan Park home when she heard gunshot after gunshot.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 15, 2009

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Police being prepared for gangs (Chicago, IL): Quad-City crime fighters are leaning on Chicago for new ways to combat street gangs. After all, it isn’t just the techniques being imported from the big city.
Source: The Quad-City Times    Date: March 15, 2009

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Gang detail nets five arrests (San Marcos, CA): A gang detail resulted in five arrests Saturday in the unincorporated San Marcos and Escondido areas, authorities said Sunday.
Source: North County Times    Date: March 15, 2009

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15-year-old boy killed in overnight homicide (Tucson, AZ): 15-year-old Adrian Magallanes of Tucson was killed Saturday night following a fight near Valencia and South Nogales Highway.
Source: KOLD 13 News    Date: March 15, 2009

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