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MS-13 members sentenced for role RICO conspiracy (Nashville, TN): Three members of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, have been sentenced here for their participation in a racketeering enterprise, it was announced Tuesday.
Source: The City Paper    Date: October 8, 2008

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Pittsburgh to spend $200K on gang, crime study (Pittsburgh, PA): Pittsburgh will spend $200,000 on a gang violence study in hopes of curbing the city's murder rate within six months.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: October 8, 2008

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Commission proposes gang task funding (Albany, GA): The Albany City Commission paved the way for the Albany Police Department to begin putting together its 12-person gang task force with a nonbinding unanimous vote Tuesday on a proposal to finance the force.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: October 8, 2008

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Gang unit borne of violence (Sumter County, CA): Sutter County and Yuba City law enforcement agencies unveiled a new gang task force that will start today after a summer surge in drive-by shootings.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: October 8, 2008

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Immigration has arrested 11,000 'transnational' gang members in three years (Washington, DC): Over the past three years, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested more than 11,000 members and associates of "transnational" gangs operating inside the United States.
Source: Cybercast News Service    Date: October 7, 2008

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Framingham Police educate public about gang issues (Framingham, MA): The images were intended to portray cocksure street swagger. A group of youths, flat-brimmed baseball caps tilted jauntily, peacocked for the camera, contorting their fingers and bending their wrists in the shape of gang signs.
Source: The Metrowest Daily News    Date: October 7, 2008

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Police have no suspects in Watsonville slaying, suspect gang ties (Watsonville, CA): Police and community volunteers this evening will walk the neighborhood where a 20-year-old Prunedale man was stabbed to death Friday.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: October 7, 2008

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Police say shooting of man was gang-related (Hampton, VA): Police say the shooting of a man in the leg last week in Hampton was likely gang- related.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 7, 2008

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11 facing assault, robbery charges in alleged gang assault (Yuma, AZ): Seven alleged juvenile gang members arrested in connection to a weekend assault and robbery involving two female victims, one of whom was pregnant, were each charged with four felonies Tuesday.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 7, 2008

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Third-grader with knife charged (Athens, GA): A 10-year-old boy armed with a knife lunged at a fellow Fowler Drive Elementary student Monday and told another he would cut her "into little pieces" and kill her family for turning him in, Athens-Clarke police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: October 7, 2008

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Gang unit sees success (Prince William County, VA): Between January and August of 2008, the number of gang members arrested in Prince William County was 197, according to statistics presented to supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting.
Source: Manassas Journal Messenger    Date: October 7, 2008

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Concord teen shot after being asked about gang ties (Concord, CA): A teenager was shot and wounded early this morning after a group of men drove up and asked him and his friends whether they had gang ties, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 6, 2008

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Appeals Court overturns convictions in murder case (New York, NY): A federal appeals court overturned two purported gang members' convictions Monday, saying the kind of expert routinely used to educate juries about criminal organizations unfairly said a gang had been involved in murders.
Source: Newsday    Date: October 6, 2008

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King City police say officers foiled robbery (King City, CA): King City police say they foiled an armed robbery Saturday night, arresting two Sureño street gang members on the 300 block of Ellis Street.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 6, 2008

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89 arrested, drugs, weapons, cash seized in gang sweep (Pasadena, CA): Authorities arrested 89 people, seized about a half-million dollars in narcotics and confiscated dozens of guns in a multiagency crackdown on gangs and drugs that stretched from Pasadena to the eastern United States, police announced Monday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: October 6, 2008

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'Hawgz' gang suspects charged in Marin City festival attack (Marin City, CA): Three Marin City gang suspects accused of attacking a visiting family at a community festival were arraigned on assault charges Monday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal    Date: October 6, 2008

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Gangs blamed in almost half the homicides in '07 (San Diego, CA): Nearly half the homicides with known motives in San Diego County last year were at the hands of gangs, according to a study looking at victims and suspects of violent crime.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 6, 2008

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Suburban gang's rise unnerves authorities (Phoenix, AZ): The Fluffy Bunny Crew, a street gang, was formed years ago on upscale high-school campuses in the northeast Valley, a far cry from the low-income neighborhoods believed by many to spawn second- and third-generation gang members.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: October 5, 2008

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Taggers turning violent and becoming more like gangs, police say (Bakersfield, CA): They scribble on street signs, walls and mailboxes in an attempt to gain neighborhood fame. But some taggers, who are usually considered nothing more than a nuisance, are now turning into gangsters.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: October 4, 2008

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Injunctions effective tool in fighting gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): Gangs have commandeered entire neighborhoods throughout San Bernardino County, forcing residents to cower in their homes.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 4, 2008

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