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Graffiti vandals strike throughout Dana Point (Dana Point, CA): At least 12 reports of graffiti vandalism were made to the Orange County Sheriff's Department throughout Dana Point in the past week.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 28, 2009

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Man fatally shot in Jamaica Plain shopping district (Boston, MA): A reputed gang member was fatally shot in broad daylight at a busy shopping district in Jamaica Plain Tuesday afternoon, shocking passersby who watched in horror as an MBTA Transit police officer tried to save the man’s life on a crowded sidewalk.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 27, 2009

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Gang presence at Franklin-Rainier Beach game (Seattle, WA): A high school basketball game Friday night between Franklin and Rainier Beach drew "numerous gang members and affiliates," and one 15-year-old gang member was arrested for trespassing, according to police.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 27, 2009

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Programs to fight Monterey County gangs stay alive at least through June (Monterey County, CA): The Monterey County Board of Supervisors today approved an additional $225,000 to keep two gang-fighting programs afloat through June.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 27, 2009

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Communities could designate gang-free zones under Utah Senate bill (Salt Lake City, UT): The state Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would allow local officials to create gang-free zones. Senate Bill 16 would let communities fine gang members $100 each if three or more of them are found in a gang-free zone and refuse to leave.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 27, 2009

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Prescott Valley Police investigate criminal street gang (Prescott Valley, AZ): The Prescott Valley Police Department conducted investigations that encompassed several separate events which led to numerous arrests for assault and participating in a Criminal Street Gang.
Source: Read It News    Date: January 27, 2009

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Lancaster may target pit bulls and Rottweilers as anti-gang measure (Lancaster, CA): The city of Lancaster is considering adopting stiff penalties for owners of "potentially dangerous" and "vicious" dogs, particularly those that law enforcement officials say are favored by gang members and used for intimidation.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 26, 2009

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National gangs take root in area (Richmond, VA): Gangs such as the Bloods, Crips and Gangster Disciples might seem far off and irrelevant to the lives of most central Virginia residents, who typically equate such groups with big cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: January 26, 2009

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Police arrest gang members, combat graffiti (Prescott Valley, AZ): Prescott Valley police arrested four members of two local street gangs Jan. 15 on charges of assault and participation in a criminal street gang, police said in a press release issued Monday.
Source: The Daily Courier    Date: January 26, 2009

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Three arrested after detectives roust suspected gang fight (Phoenix, AZ): Gang-enforcement detectives on Monday announced the arrests of three people connected to a fight that erupted during an investigation into suspected gang activity at a north Phoenix park.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: January 26, 2009

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Street gang responsible for Northgate attack, robberies (Seattle, WA): Police are searching for members of a street gang who beat two teens late last week near the Northgate Community Center, and believe members of the group are responsible for several robberies and assaults in the Northgate area.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 26, 2009

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Suspected gang member leads police on chase through El Monte (El Monte, CA) : A suspected gang member and his three passengers were in custody Monday night after leading officers on a chase in El Monte for nearly 90 minutes, authorities said.
Source: FOX 11 News    Date: January 26, 2009

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Boulder City not immune to drug, gang problems, police say (Boulder City, NV): With Las Vegas and its drug and gang problems so close, Boulder City isn't exactly a world away from danger, Boulder City police officers said Thursday at a City Council workshop on drug and gang awareness.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: January 26, 2009

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Grandview drive-by shooting deemed gang related (Grandview, WA): Investigators are looking into a drive-by shooting that happened Sunday night in Grandview. "Suspects drove by him, confronted him and asked him if he was banging, 'Do you bang?' is what they stated," said Officer Travis Shephard, Grandview Police Department.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: January 26, 2009

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Police respond to another gang report at Meany Middle School (Seattle, WA): Police are investigating another report of gang graffiti at Meany Middle School – a place where gang graffiti was reported earlier this month.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 26, 2009

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Fairfield leaders debate concerns about gangs (Fairfield, OH): Councilman Tim Abbott said he was surprised by comments by the mayor and vice mayor about purported gang activity in the city.
Source: Journal-News    Date: January 26, 2009

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Old laws used against present-day gangs in N.C. (Elizabeth City, NC): Elizabeth City police are using two old, obscure laws in their efforts to reduce gang activity.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 25, 2009

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A man makes a stand against gangs in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): This is how Eduardo Rendon remembers the series of events that made him fear for his life: He was taking out the trash. Saw an adolescent tough guy leaning against the alley wall. Told him to leave.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 25, 2009

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School shooting: Gang task force mobilized to tackle violence statewide (Kearns, UT): The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office began stitching together a Kearns-intensive gang task force weeks ago.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 24, 2009

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Assemblywoman, group address gang crisis in Salinas (Salinas, CA): More resources may be on the way to help police fight crime in Salinas. Local and state law enforcement officials and elected political representatives met in a closed-door session Friday to discuss what options are available to the city as it deals with a recent increase in violent crime — most of it linked to gangs.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 24, 2009

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