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Carson gang turf battle ends in beating (Carson City, NV): A Carson City man was severely beaten by what Lyon County Sheriff's Office reports to be Carson City gang members outside a Mound House nightclub Saturday.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: February 11, 2009

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Sunnyside hopes to promise stiffer gang fight (Sunnyside, WA): A local group known as Sunnyside's Promise may soon be asked to direct all its attention to curbing gangs, drugs and alcohol.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: February 11, 2009

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Boy killed in Modesto shooting was from Manteca (Modesto, CA): Authorities Monday identified the teenager killed in a Sunday morning shooting in south Modesto as Esteban Ramirez of Manteca. Ramirez turned 17 on Jan. 30.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: February 10, 2009

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Drug probe results in 75 arrests (Somerset County, NJ): Seventy-five people were arrested and more than $10,000 worth of cocaine, heroin and other drugs were seized in raids over the weekend that Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne Forrest said resulted in the largest number of individuals his office has ever charged in a single drug and gang investigation.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: February 10, 2009

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Gang member charged in credit card thefts (Gainesville, FL): Here's another reason to take your valuables out of your car. If you leave a credit card behind, a thief may use it to improve their status in their gang.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: February 10, 2009

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Gangs branching out to NJ's suburbs (Trenton, NJ): Street gangs continue to branch out from New Jersey's cities to the suburbs. The FBI's National Gang Threat Assessment shows there are between two and three gang members for every 1,000 people in the state.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 9, 2009

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Gangs steer clear of park (Los Angeles, CA): It's a tale of two gang turfs. Lanark Park in Canoga Park and Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Memorial Park share an unfortunate distinction: Each has played host to some of the San Fernando Valley's most feared street gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: February 9, 2009

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Letters target gangs (Lancaster, CA): Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies last week knocked on the doors of 23 members of a gang tied to a multiple shooting at a party in December.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: February 9, 2009

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Officers patrol front lines of Seattle's deadly gang problem (Seattle, WA): The bus stop on Rainier Avenue South isn't well lit, and three of the teens loitering there are suspected members of a violent South Seattle gang.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: February 9, 2009

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'Gangs, guns' growing (Concord, NH): New Hampshire's top federal law enforcers say their successors should expect to see a continued rise in criminal street gangs along with the trouble they bring while the Internet is becoming more of a tool for white-collar criminals.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader    Date: February 9, 2009

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Beefing up fight against gangs (Sunnyside, WA): A Lower Valley grass roots group steps up its efforts to fight the valley's gang problem.
Source: KAPP 35 News    Date: February 9, 2009

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A life from Crips to Christ (Monterey, CA): The adult son of Stanley Tookie Williams III — a convicted killer who, to some, became a model of redemption before he was executed in 2005 — told the congregation of a Seaside church Saturday that his mission is to carry out his father's legacy and help solve the nation's street-gang problems by bringing young people to Christ.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 8, 2009

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State report on gangs questioned (Madison, WI): A 23-year-old analyst with a limited criminal justice background compiled a state Department of Justice report that relied on anecdotal reports to conclude northeast Wisconsin is battling an increasing gang problem.
Source: Sheboygan Press    Date: February 8, 2009

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S.C. becomes focal point to track funds for gangs, narcotics (South Carolina): South Carolina's political and military leaders fear that U.S. street gangs are conspiring with international terrorists, an alarming scenario they said highlights the need for a specialized unit that targets major drug runners and their bankrollers.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: February 8, 2009

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Two arrested in Fairfield gang fight (Fairfield, CA): A second man has been arrested in connection with a gang-related stabbing in Fairfield, police said.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: February 8, 2009

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Violence, lockdowns on rise in Colorado prisons (Colorado): State prison officials blame a stunning increase in violence and lockdowns on mushrooming gang activity and budget cuts that reduced programs to keep inmates out of trouble.
Source: Vail Daily    Date: February 7, 2009

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Gangs keep evolving and spreading like diseases, say experts at KC conference (Kansas City, MO): Forget stereotypical gang colors and traditions. Today’s street gangs are evolving into jumbled hybrids where even Bloods sometimes wear blue and Crips sport red.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: February 7, 2009

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Mayor calls on community to stop protecting gangs (Salinas, CA): Vowing to eliminate gangs in the city, Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue had hard words for gang members and those who tacitly support them during his annual State of the City address Friday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 7, 2009

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Taking the fight to Merced County's gangs (Merced County, CA): Take a look around next time you're in a crowd. Two out of every 100 people in Merced County are gang members.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 7, 2009

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Gang task force looking for three males involved in bar fight (Moundhouse, NV): The Lyon County Gang Task Force is looking for three Hispanic males involved in a bar fight early Saturday morning in Moundhouse which sent one victim to the hospital with severe head injuries.
Source: Lahontan Valley News    Date: February 7, 2009

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