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Gang concerns draw a crowd (Marysville, WA): Yes, there are gangs in Marysville. This was one of the answers that emerged Thursday night at a forum organized to educate people about the gang subculture.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: November 8, 2008

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Supreme Court to review gang law (Atlanta, GA): When gang violence rose to an alarming high in the 1990s, legislators gave prosecutors a weapon of their own in a law that puts anyone convicted of gang-related crimes behind bars for longer.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: November 8, 2008

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County schools mull over stronger gang policy, uniforms (Lowndes, MS): It has been a communitywide concern for several months, and the Lowndes County School District may soon be adding “some teeth” to its school gang activity policy, members of the LCSD Board of Education announced during a Friday meeting.
Source: The Commercial Dispatch    Date: November 8, 2008

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County gang sweep nets 59 (Woodbury, NJ): Nearly 60 people, all of them with alleged ties to various violent street gangs, have been arrested following a five-month investigation into gang activity in suburban Gloucester County.
Source: Gloucester County Times    Date: November 7, 2008

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Gang member arrested in jewelry theft worth $9K (Mesa, AZ): Mesa police arrested a gang member suspected of stealing more than $9,000 worth of jewelry from a pawnshop over the weekend.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: November 7, 2008

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One injured in gang-related fight (Morgan Hill, CA): An unidentified adult male was flown to a trauma center tonight after he was assaulted in what police are a calling gang-related fight.
Source: Morgan Hill Times    Date: November 7, 2008

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Guns found at Merced gangmember's home (Merced, CA): Merced police say a documented gang member is behind bars after a search warrant served at his Beachwood home revealed a cache of guns.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: November 7, 2008

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Officials say gang violence not a problem in county (Williamson County, TX): Although keeping track of gang activity is difficult for law enforcement agencies because of strict legislative definitions, officials say gang violence is down in Williamson County.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: November 6, 2008

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Gang member captured (Sioux Falls, SD): A California man wanted for murder was arrested Tuesday in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Niedringhaus said.
Source: Argus Leader    Date: November 6, 2008

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City Council considers anti-gang measure (Fitchburg, MA): A proposed ordinance that would allow police to arrest gang members for loitering has some support among city councilors, but Police Chief Robert A. DeMoura said it may not be the most effective way to deal with a growing local problem.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: November 6, 2008

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Statewide survey finds drop in youth drug and alcohol abuse; increase in gang activity (Harrisburg, PA): Fewer students in 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades admit to abusing drugs and alcohol than in years past, but more 10th grade students say they are involved in gangs, according to the 2007 Pennsylvania Youth Survey by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: November 6, 2008

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Gangs spread to the suburbs (Omaha, NE): Disturbing pictures of teenage gang members are splashed across internet web pages. But these kids are not from the inner city. They are from Millard.
Source: Action 3 News    Date: November 6, 2008

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Mesa makes 80 arrests in gang sweep (Mesa, AZ): Targeting gang-related activity and serious street crimes, Mesa's gang task force arrested 80 people last month, 50 of them on suspicion of felony offenses.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: November 6, 2008

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Six charged in alleged Miss.-to-Chicago gun ring (Chicago, IL): Federal agents arrested four men and searched for a fifth in Mississippi on Wednesday on charges of illegally buying guns there and bringing them to Chicago, where street gangs are eager to own high-powered firearms.
Source: The Pantagraph    Date: November 5, 2008

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Jury convicts three in Kansas gang racketeering case (Wichita, KS): A federal jury convicts three Wichita-area street gang members in the first federal racketeering case ever filed in Kansas.
Source: KWCH 12 News    Date: November 5, 2008

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Gwinnett Co. gang members indicted for cocaine trafficking (Gwinnett County, GA): Four Gwinnett County men are among those indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiring to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute.
Source:    Date: November 5, 2008

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Authorities announce Cape May Co. gang crackdown (Cape May County, NJ): Authorities in Cape May county have teamed up with the state to crack down on gang crime happening in their municipalities. Officials say being proactive, they can help keep their streets clean and safe.
Source: WMGM NBC 40    Date: November 5, 2008

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Weekend violence claims 17 lives in L.A. County (Los Angeles County, CA): Violence across Los Angeles County over the weekend claimed at least 17 lives, a deadly tally that included five people found shot to death in Long Beach, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 4, 2008

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Fatal shooting is gang-related (Madison, KS): A weekend shooting that killed one man and wounded another outside a house on North Madison was gang-related, police said Monday.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: November 4, 2008

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Police: Anti-gang programs working (Visalia, CA): Visalia has seen a reduction in gang-related violence over the last year, city police Chief Bob Carden told the Visalia City Council Monday. Compared with the first 10 months of 2007, according to Carden, homicides are down 20 percent, deadly weapon assaults are down 25 percent and drive-by shootings are down 30 percent.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: November 4, 2008

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