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New anti-gang program being launched in Springfield schools (Springfield, MA): Law enforcement officials are taking their fight against gangs into the schools under a program aimed at steering students away from gang activity and violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 18, 2008

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Gang sweep proves presence in NJ, crime-fighters say (New Jersey): Federal agents arrested 32 reputed gang members in northern Passaic and Morris counties today, the same day a state panel heard alarming testimony about the growth and proliferation of gangs in New Jersey.
Source: The Record    Date: November 18, 2008

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Two killed in drive-by shootings near Boyle Heights (Boyle Heights, CA): Two people were killed over the weekend in what police are calling "connected and gang-related" drive-by shootings near Boyle Heights.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 17, 2008

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Yakima-area agencies seek violent crimes task force (Yakima, WA): The fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ricardo Cabrera last week puts Yakima County on track for one of the highest homicide rates in years.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: November 17, 2008

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Police gang unit claims gains (Sioux Falls, SD): Some Sioux Falls street gangs have seen their leaders and members imprisoned in the past year, while other gangs are growing and shifting to new parts of the city, police say.
Source: Argus Leader    Date: November 17, 2008

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Opinions vary on new gang legislation (High Point, NC): New state laws aimed at fighting gang violence take effect next month, and the reviews from people whose work touches the issue of gangs in a variety of ways are mixed, at best.
Source: The High Point Enterprise    Date: November 16, 2008

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14 accused gang members arrested in Fla. (Bonita Springs, FL): Authorities in southwest Florida put new state anti-gang legislation to work when deputies with a special unit arrested 14 individuals they described as gang members, including seven suspects who had gang-suggestive photos and comments on a social networking Web site.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: November 16, 2008

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New law helps LCSO detectives target gangs online (Cape Coral, FL): Lee County Sheriff’s detectives arrested 14 teens and adults alleged to be gang members this week as the result of a sting operation targeting the online promotion and recruitment of criminal organizations on social networking sites like
Source: Cape Coral Daily Breeze    Date: November 15, 2008

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Gang graffiti up 75 percent in Kennewick (Kennewick, WA): Police say they've seen gang graffiti incidents increase up to 75 percent in the past few months around the city, and that it's at the highest rate they've ever seen.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: November 15, 2008

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Santa Ana man dead in gang-related shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A 20-year-old Santa Ana man was shot to death early this morning in what police are calling a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: November 15, 2008

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Raids Target "Project Trojans" Gang (Contra Costa County, CA): More than 300 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies arrested several people this morning, targeting the "Project Trojans' gang, in western Contra Costa County and the city of Antioch.
Source: KPIX CBS 5 News    Date: November 15, 2008

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Gang-related crime down sharply in Wichita, police say (Wichita, KS): Gang-related crime in Wichita is down significantly compared to a year ago, police said Thursday, and a summer crackdown on Hispanic gang members has dramatically lowered violent crime in certain neighborhoods.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: November 14, 2008

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Police dispute state Justice Department gang report (Madison, WI): Police in Northeastern Wisconsin are downplaying a state report on gang activity in the region, saying Thursday it overestimated the problem.
Source: Herald Times Reporter    Date: November 14, 2008

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Graffiti trouble growing in St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, FL): A growing number of graffiti bandits are making their mark across the city, scrawling nicknames, gang symbols and other messages on walls, trash bins, sidewalks, restrooms, benches and more.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: November 14, 2008

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Street-level drug sweep nets 31 (Springfield, MA): State, federal and local law enforcement arrested 31 people Thursday as part of a daylong warrant sweep throughout the city targeting the street-level drug trade, officials said.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 14, 2008

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Palm Springs police to focus on gang activity, graffiti (Palm Springs, CA): Fighting gang activity and graffiti are among the priorities for the Palm Springs Police Department outlined by Chief David Dominguez.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: November 14, 2008

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Operation by Lee County Sheriff’s Office nets gang arrests (Lee County, FL): The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has made a sweep of 14 arrests in an operation targeting gang activity in Lee County.
Source: The News-Press    Date: November 14, 2008

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You Tube videos earn Miami gang leader prison time (Miami, FL): Bird Road Rudy, the gang leader who posted a YouTube video of himself and buddies waving guns in the air and taunting police to "come get some," admitted to a federal judge Friday what he did was illegal.
Source: The Olympian    Date: November 14, 2008

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Early morning raids target North Richmond gang (Richmond, CA): Less than 24 hours after massive police raids targeted central Richmond's most prolific street gang, a second operation targeting Deep-C's chief rivals sent teams of well-armored police into neighboring North Richmond.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: November 14, 2008

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Community leaders say gang violence getting worse across metro (Kansas City, MO): Authorities said that Shauntay Henderson was at the center of gang violence in Kansas City, and the 2007 manhunt that led to her arrest attracted national attention.
Source: FOX 4 News    Date: November 14, 2008

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