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Documented Boise gang member arrested after police find pounds of pot in house (Boise, ID): Simon T. Rakow is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and parole violation charge after police say they found a pound of marijuana in his West Boise home early Saturday morning.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: August 17, 2009

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Grants will help combat crime (Pittsfield, MA): Two Berkshire police departments plan to use federal crime-fighting funds procured through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to deter gang violence and to hire a new police officer.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: August 17, 2009

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Is the Hickory area turning into another gangland? (Hickory, NC): Solution? Work together, authorities say - The Bloods, the Crips and Surenos 13 are just three of multiple gangs the Hickory Police Department's Street Crimes Interdiction Unit has encountered in Hickory.
Source: Hickory Daily Record    Date: August 16, 2009

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South L.A. gang intervention leader says he will press on (Los Angeles, CA): The leader of an embattled South Los Angeles gang intervention agency has pledged to press on with his work, even as he conceded that his agency is about to lose its contract in a second pocket of the city, two weeks after City Hall officials severed ties with him.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 16, 2009

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Intelligence expert reveals gang language secrets in court (Toms River, NJ): Ball him up. Barbecue. I'm smelling you. This is all part of a language which, with a few exceptions, is understood only by members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: August 16, 2009

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Police fear gang retaliation for murder (Pueblo, CO): A drive by murder has police fearing retaliation and more gang violence. 19-year-old Michael Vigil was killed last Wednesday. Police say the suspects most likely belonged to a rival gang.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: August 16, 2009

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Fremont authorities investigate gang shooting (Fremont, CA): Shooting investigated: The Fremont Police Gang Task Force is investigating a nonfatal shooting that took place in the Niles district on Saturday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: August 16, 2009

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An Azusa neighborhood has become a common ground for gang violence (Azusa, CA): When strange cars roll into the neighborhood at 6th Street and Rockvale Avenue, residents know it can mean trouble.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: August 15, 2009

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Two injured in gang-related Ogden shooting (Ogden, UT): Two people were injured in a gang-related shooting in Ogden Saturday afternoon.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 15, 2009

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Yakima police chief warns of weapons trade (Yakima, WA): An ongoing, multi-agency drug investigation in Yakima last week uncovered a local group with an indoor marijuana grow, $85,000 in cash and a cache of weapons that included 14 silencers, according to a new report from Yakima's police chief.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: August 15, 2009

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EHS incident ‘gang related’ (Eufaula, AL): A Eufaula High student was injured Tuesday morning in what school and law enforcement officials are calling a “gang-related” incident.
Source: Eufaula Tribune    Date: August 14, 2009

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SWAT raids drug gang in Cleveland with ties to Chicago-based Latin Kings (Cleveland, OH): Pre-dawn raids by several SWAT teams Thursday disrupted a major Cleveland drug ring with ties to a national criminal gang, local law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: August 14, 2009

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All-girl gang gaining ground in Daytona, authorities warn (Daytona Beach, FL): Daytona Beach police think that for the first time, an all-girl gang is trying to get a foothold in their city.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: August 14, 2009

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Feds, police arrest nine people in gang investigation (Greensville, SC): Federal, state and local police have arrested nine people as part of an investigation of gang activity in South Carolina's Upstate.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: August 14, 2009

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Police nab vandal online (Wenatchee, WA): A teen-aged gang member has pleaded guilty to "tagging" several residences with gang graffiti in a crimes that police solved through MySpace.
Source: The Wenatchee World    Date: August 14, 2009

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Anti-gang program meets payroll with city's help (Los Angeles, CA): Homeboy Industries, an acclaimed Los Angeles anti-gang program facing a tight budget, will get some help from the city to meet payroll.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 14, 2009

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Madison police identify teen shot in gang related shooting (Madison, NC): Police are still investigating a shooting at a convenient store they say is gang related. The shooting happened Thursday afternoon on Highwy 704 at the "Lil M Store".
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: August 14, 2009

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Death toll rises in 60 Freeway corridor (Los Angeles County, CA): The communities along the 60 Freeway are in the middle of a "gang war," Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina said Friday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: August 14, 2009

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Recruiting by gangs now a felony (Springfield, IL): Under a new Illinois law, recruitment of minors by criminal gangs will become a felony punishable by a possible four to 15 years in prison.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: August 13, 2009

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Fatal shooting in Macon likely gang related (Macon, GA): Macon police say a fatal shooting in the 4200 block of Capitol Avenue late Tuesday may have been gang related. Jermaine Santrell Pitts, 23, of Alfred Drive, died of a gunshot wound to the chest, said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: August 13, 2009

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