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Two dead in Gresham shootings (Gresham, OR): A teenager was arrested following a gang-related shooting spree that left two 18-year-olds dead on New Year's Eve, Gresham police said early today.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: January 2, 2009

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Couple says 10 gang members broke into their Northeast Austin home (Austin, TX): Austin police have arrested one man in a home burglary in which police believe he and nine other gang members attempted to rob a Northeast Austin house early New Year’s Day.
Source: KEYE 42 News    Date: January 2, 2009

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Double homicide linked to gangs (Newport News, VA): Police believe two teenagers shot to death in southeast Newport News on Tuesday night were slain in a gang fight.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 1, 2009

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28 homicides last year in Seattle; 9 tied to gangs (Seattle, WA): The stack of pictures that covered the kitchen table when reporters came to ask about the shooting death of Allen Joplin has been put away.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 1, 2009

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Five Albany teens charged in gang-related shootings (Albany, GA): Albany police say five young males are in custody each charged for their roles in two shootings Saturday night.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: December 31, 2008

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Tulare County stepped up its gang-fighting efforts in 2008 (Tulare County, CA): In 2007, law enforcement, local government, businesspeople, civic groups and individuals began coming up with new ways to fight Tulare County's gang problem.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: December 31, 2008

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Police officers beaten intervening in gang fight (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police officers were injured when they were struck with bottles and battered in the face while they tried to intervene in a Tuesday gang fight outside a South Side funeral for a man slain Saturday in Bridgeport.
Source: CBS 2 Chicago    Date: December 31, 2008

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Gangs linked to mall shooting (Montgomery County, MD): Holiday shopping was put on temporary hold at a Macy's Department Store last week as a shooting, which police believe is gang-related, took place at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Wheaton just two days before Christmas.
Source: The Sentinel     Date: December 31, 2008

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Several Bulldog gang members arrested (Fresno, CA) : Several Bulldog gang members are behind bars morning after a bust inside a Fresno home. Police received an anonymous tip saying a wanted gang member was inside a home near Willow and Church in Southeast Fresno.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: December 31, 2008

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Dyer touts success of sweep on gangs (Fresno, CA): An intense three-week campaign targeting gangs and guns has succeeded in curbing violence and pulling firearms off the streets, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said at a news conference Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 31, 2008

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Two arrested in Fresno shootings (Fresno, CA): Two people who police say opened fire on a 13-year-old girl on Christmas Eve were arrested by Fresno SWAT officers Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 31, 2008

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Police identify larger number of gang members in Southcentral (Anchorage, AK): Documented gangs in Anchorage continue to swell, even as anti-gang officials pledged Monday to continue their 2-year-old effort to combat youth violence in Southcentral Alaska.
Source: Anchorage Daily News    Date: December 30, 2008

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Aurora murders at lowest level since 1987 (Aurora, IL): When FBI supervisor Paul Bock came to the western suburbs in the 1990s, Aurora had a murder rate three times the national average.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 30, 2008

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Injunction to restrict Temple Street Gang members (Los Angeles, CA): A preliminary injunction restricting the activities of Temple Street gang members was granted Tuesday by a judge.
Source: CBS2 News    Date: December 30, 2008

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San Jose task force wins credit in cops' fight against gang crime (San Jose, CA): When police in the spring busted "Shorty" Sanchez and other men they identified as leaders and soldiers of one of San Jose's most powerful and violent street gangs, law enforcement felt they had taken off the street major players in the city's troubling trend of rising gang violence.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: December 30, 2008

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City officials deny downtown gang presence (Boston, MA): Top city officials yesterday denied that gangbangers are drifting into Downtown Crossing, days after a daylight shooting sent shoppers scrambling for cover outside the popular Macy’s store.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: December 30, 2008

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Five arrested after posting fight on YouTube (Ogden, UT): Ogden police arrested three juveniles and two adults accused of beating an Ogden teenager. Detectives had little to go on until the attackers broadcasted the crime on YouTube.
Source: KSL 5 News    Date: December 30, 2008

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1000 plus arrested in gangs & guns operation (Fresno, CA): After 3 weeks, Fresno Police Department's crime suppression effort, "Operation Gangs and Guns" has resulted in more than 1000 arrests.
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: December 30, 2008

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Gangs in Las Cruces (Las Cruces, NM): This is a three-part series examining increasing gang activity in Doña Ana County. Whether it's a wall tagged with graffiti, a home break-in or a drive-by shooting, gang crime plays out in some form every day in this county. We'll look closely at the scope of the gang problem here, the roots of gang affiliation and programs to help avoid — and escape — a life of crime.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: December 29, 2008

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Gang sweep nets 65 arrests (Modesto, CA): Local law enforcement agencies teamed up in December and arrested 65 people, most in connection with felonies and some who might have been involved in a recent attempted homicide, in a sweep aimed at suppressing gang activities in and around Modesto.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: December 29, 2008

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