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Vandalism shows possible gang connection (Shelby, NC): Police recently connected a trio of teens to a cluster of possibly gang-related graffiti. A woman told Shelby Police Officer M.L. McPherson Thursday that she witnessed three people spray painting homes on Morrison Street, according to a report.
Source: The Star    Date: April 15, 2009
http://www.shelbystar.com/...

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Bills would crack down on gangs at school and inmate cell phones (Sacramento, CA): The Legislature targeted criminal gangs Tuesday, approving bills to crack down on gang members in schools and on prisoners using cell phones.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: April 15, 2009
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/...

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Elizabeth school board seeks state help addressing gang problems (Elizabeth, NJ): The gang problem in Elizabeth has reached the city's schools, according to the board of education, which is hoping its plea for help can reach the governor's office in Trenton.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: April 15, 2009
http://www.nj.com/...

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Morristown Mayor Cresitello warns of infamous MS-13 gang (Morristown, NJ): Defending his fiscal policies today at a 'Tea Party' rally on the Morristown Green, Mayor Donald Cresitello cited the notorious MS-13 street gang as a reason for keeping police at full strength.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: April 15, 2009
http://www.nj.com/...

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Shooting, stabbings part of South County gang payback (San Clemente, CA): A 17-year-old boy who was shot outside his home is believed to be the latest victim in retaliatory attacks between two South County gangs, authorities said today.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 15, 2009
http://www.ocregister.com/...

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Is gang activity to blame for rise in graffiti in Laguna? (Laguna Beach, CA): The South Laguna Civic Association has sent a letter to the Laguna Beach City Council, urging members to take action against “gang-related graffiti” the association says has regularly defaced a dilapidated property on Thousand Steps Beach along South Coast Highway.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 15, 2009
http://www.ocregister.com/...

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Gang recruiting law considered (Springfield, MA): A city ordinance would be good and a state law would be better, but keep in mind that making street gang recruitment illegal won't eliminate the problem, city councilors were advised Monday.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 14, 2009
http://www.masslive.com/...

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Bloods street gang order dismissed (El Paso, TX): Two dozen alleged members of the Bloods street gang are free to go where they please after a judge on Monday dismissed a temporary restraining order against them.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 14, 2009
http://www.elpasotimes.com/...

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Nine arrested in gang sweeps in Cutler, Orosi, Visalia (Visalia, CA): Three days of gang sweeps by Tulare County sheriff's detectives, Visalia police and Tulare County probation officers resulted in the arrest of nine people, including one juvenile, most on drug, weapon, parole and vehicle charges.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: April 14, 2009
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/...

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Violence linked to gangs increases (Medford, OR): Three teenagers suspected of being affiliated with a Sureños gang offshoot called RAW were arrested on assault charges stemming from an attack on an Ashland man at the Rogue Valley Mall food court Saturday.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: April 14, 2009
http://www.mailtribune.com/...

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Anti-gang forum focuses on York County schools (York County, PA): Every school district in York County has students who are gang members, according to the head of the York County Gang Prevention Initiative.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: April 14, 2009
http://yorkdispatch.inyork.com/...

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Seven jailed after alleged gang fight (Willows, CA): Seven gang members are behind bars today after allegedly beating a Willows man in broad daylight Easter Sunday.
Source: Willows-Journal    Date: April 14, 2009
http://www.willows-journal.com/...

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18-month-old shot in gang-free safe zone (West Palm Beach, FL): When an 18-month-old was shot on Easter Sunday, it happened in a place West Palm Beach police know well. The corner, Sixth and Douglass streets, sits squarely in the state's first gang-free safe zone.
Source: WPBF 25 News    Date: April 14, 2009
http://www.wpbf.com/...

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Gang members charged with spraying graffiti in Alamance (Alamance, NC): Members of a gang from Raleigh were arrested on charges they sprayed graffiti on the outside of a business and a trailer park, the sheriff's office said today.
Source: News & Record    Date: April 13, 2009
http://www.news-record.com/...

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Murder victim identified (Springfield, MA): Springfield Police say the murder victim whose body was pulled from the Chicopee River was a gang member who was well known with police.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: April 13, 2009
http://www.wwlp.com/...

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Norteño gang member who ran over Monterey County Sheriff's deputy still missing (Monterey County, CA): A gang member who police say ran over a Monterey County Sheriff's deputy with a car on Friday night was still on the run late Sunday night, officials said.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 13, 2009
http://thecalifornian.com/...

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Local gangs prepare to battle (Bainbridge, GA): Two of our local gangs appear to have begun a battle. According to statements made, James Christian's murder may have been the opening salvo.
Source: BainbridgeGA.com    Date: April 13, 2009
http://bainbridgega.com/...

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CHP teams with Santa Ana police to fight gangs (Santa Ana, CA): High intensity gang areas in Santa Ana are getting a dozen California Highway Patrol officers to patrol streets along with local gang detail detectives, in an effort to curb gang violence through suppression, surveillance and probation checks.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 12, 2009
http://www.ocregister.com/...

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Four wounded in shooting (La Puente, CA): Four men were wounded Easter Sunday when two gang members opened fire on a group of partygoers, authorities said, adding to a weekend of violence in the San Gabriel Valley area.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: April 12, 2009
http://www.sgvtribune.com/...

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Encinitas gang members linked to two shootings in Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA): Law enforcement officials say Encinitas gang members are responsible for two recent shootings in the city of Carlsbad. Unsure exactly what prompted the incursions, officers and deputies in the coastal cities are stepping up patrols in gang turf to keep a lid on any further violence.
Source: North County Times    Date: April 12, 2009
http://www.northcountytimes.com/...

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