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Seven new gun laws approved as part of gang crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): Seven proposed city laws intended to stifle gang and gun violence in Los Angeles were preliminarily approved Monday by a Los Angeles City Council committee.
Source: CBS2 News    Date: December 8, 2008

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DA: Gang laws need teeth (Winston-Salem, NC): Winston-Salem police consider new anti-gang laws to be useful tools, but the county district attorney says that the laws are unlikely to help much in court.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: December 7, 2008

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Two men badly hurt in gang-related fight (Thousand Oaks, CA): Two young men were hospitalized Friday night after a gang-related fight in front of a Thousand Oaks home, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: December 7, 2008

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Police say nine national and local gangs active in town (Framingham, MA): There are at least nine national and local gangs with nearly 200 active members in Framingham, but the public shouldn't be scared, police told a crowd of about 150 people last night.
Source: The Daily News Tribune    Date: December 7, 2008

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Community reeling after two teenagers fatally shot (San Diego, CA): The violent deaths of two teenagers who were shot in a possible gang attack early yesterday has left two San Diego high schools struggling to cope with the tragic losses.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 7, 2008

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Gang might have shot aunt and niece in East Palo Alto (Palo Alto, CA): An East Palo Alto street gang might have been involved in the Thursday shooting of a 23-year-old woman and her 6-year-old niece, police said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: December 6, 2008

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Two men stabbed in gang fight outside Capitola Mall (Capitola, CA): Police are still trying to sort out a gang-motivated fight outside of the Capitola Mall in which two 20-year-old men were stabbed Friday afternoon.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: December 6, 2008

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Five more arrested in ongoing gang drug probe (Essex County, NJ): An investigation into the drug activity of the Crips and the Bloods gangs in Essex County and elsewhere resulted in five arrests yesterday, bringing to nine the number of suspects rounded up so far in the year-long operation, authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: December 5, 2008

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Three teens arrested for school soccer game shootings (King City, CA): Three teen gang members have been arrested for the mistaken identity shootings of an 11-year-old girl and her 15-year-old brother at a King City High School soccer game.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: December 5, 2008

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10 gang members arrested in Abilene drug bust (Abilene, TX): Law enforcement officers have arrested 10 members of a prison gang on federal trafficking charges related to a drug ring in the Abilene area.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: December 5, 2008

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Possible gang link probed in arrest of Nuñez's son (Sacramento, CA): Esteban Nuñez, the son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, and three other men who were arrested in the fatal stabbing of a college student in San Diego fit the definition of a criminal street gang, police said in search warrants released Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 4, 2008

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Gang-tied activity rising in Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): A youth shoots at another because of his rival gang tattoo. A gang member spray-paints a school wall.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 4, 2008

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Six major leaders of Barrio Azteca Gang headed to jail (El Paso, TX): Six major leaders of the notorious Barrio Azteca gang were convicted Tuesday on federal racketeering charges.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: December 4, 2008

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Nine reputed gang members arrested in drug bust (Newark , NJ): Nine reputed gang members who authorities say were involved in drug and handgun sales and violence throughout New Jersey have been arrested, state and federal officials announced Thursday.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: December 4, 2008

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Seattle school asked to move because of gangs (Seattle, WA): King County has asked an alternative high school to move out of an old hangar at Boeing Field where it has operated the past nine years.
Source: The Olympian    Date: December 4, 2008

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Racketeering law brings down gang (El Paso, TX): The federal law created to bring down the Mafia in 1970 now has been used to lock up leaders of a powerful El Paso-based prison gang after a month-long trial that ended Tuesday with several convictions.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: December 3, 2008

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Task force to create gang suppression plan for state (Utah): Graffiti. Vandalism. Drugs. Tell-tale signs of gang life used to be reserved for Utah's larger cities. But as gang activity rises in the state's most populated areas, rural pockets are feeling the fallout.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 3, 2008

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Off the walls (Wichita Falls, TX): City leaders hope to put something in writing when it comes to getting graffiti off the walls and other surfaces in the city.
Source: Times Record News    Date: December 3, 2008

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Four men injured in Pacoima shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Police said today that four men were injured in what appeared to be a gang-related shooting late Tuesday outside a home in Pacoima.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 3, 2008

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Sacramento anti-gang media blitz launched (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento police kicked off a pro-active media campaign Wednesday aimed at reducing gang violence.
Source: News 10    Date: December 3, 2008

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