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Jailed gang members still a potent threat (Salt Lake City, UT): Prison walls couldn't keep Tyrese Sharod Smith from calling the shots on the street. The founder of the King Mafia Disciples had established a violent reputation in Salt Lake City in the early 1990s as he sought to make the gang he founded while serving time in juvenile detention the most powerful in the region.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 15, 2009

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Reputed teen gang member shot dead (Chicago, IL): Marcell Castle, a 19-year-old reputed gang member was killed Saturday night after being shot inside a van in the South Side's Park Manor neighborhood.
Source: WBBM 780 News    Date: February 15, 2009

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Los Angeles sues to halt crime at alleged gang stronghold (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles city prosecutors filed a lawsuit Friday aimed at curtailing gang and narcotics activity at a Pico-Union apartment complex that authorities contend is the epicenter of the Mara Salvatrucha gang's empire.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 14, 2009

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Lake County puts out most-wanted list for gang members (Lake County, IL): Gang members on the "most wanted" list include two men charged with first-degree murder. Another is charged with criminal sexual abuse. Others face weapons or drug possession charges.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 13, 2009

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South Florida organizes joint effort to fight gangs (Sunrise, FL): For decades, gangs grew in Florida. They swelled to more than 1,500 with more than 65,000 members, state statistics show.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 13, 2009

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Mexican Mafia gang members arrested in San Diego (San Diego, CA): More than a dozen gang members connected to the Mexican Mafia prison gang were arrested early Friday and accused of attempted murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking in San Diego County, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 13, 2009

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City gang activity a bigger problem than most think (Cumberland, MD): They aren’t on street corners displaying their colors, selling drugs or recruiting. Or then again, maybe they are.
Source: Cumberland Times-News    Date: February 13, 2009

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Weis: Gangs tougher to fight (Chicago, IL): Another Chicago student was killed. A gunman walked up to sixteen-year-old Johnel Ford on Thursday night on the city's South Side and shot him in the head.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: February 13, 2009

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Feds indict eight suspected gang members in New Port Richey (New Port Richey, FL): These eight men, all said to be members of the Valentine Bloods street gang, are young — most in their early 20s, the eldest 29. One, accused of shattering a man's face, turned 18 in June.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: February 12, 2009

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South Florida leaders plan strategy to combat gangs (Florida): With gang activity on the rise in South Florida, elected officials, activists and law enforcement met Thursday in Sunrise to discuss and organize a statewide gang reduction strategy.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: February 12, 2009

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Most Houston crime is gang-related (Houston, TX): A new report says gangs are behind most of the crime in Houston. The National Gang Threat Assessment is compiled with information from law enforcement agencies across the country.
Source: Texas Cable News    Date: February 12, 2009

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Star student attacked after school (Chicago, IL): A Chicago teenager was severely beaten after telling the assailants he didn't belong to a gang.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: February 12, 2009

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Multiagency gang effort nets five busts (New Port Richey, FL): For several years, authorities say, the Valentine Bloods gang has been growing and wreaking havoc on the streets of West Pasco County.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: February 12, 2009

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Butler police round up suspected gang (Butler County, OH): After rounding up 11 of 13 accused members of a gang called the “Riverside 500 Blood,” authorities say they are concerned about an increase in gang-related crime in many parts of suburban Butler County.
Source: The Enquirer    Date: February 12, 2009

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Carson gang turf battle ends in beating (Carson City, NV): A Carson City man was severely beaten by what Lyon County Sheriff's Office reports to be Carson City gang members outside a Mound House nightclub Saturday.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: February 11, 2009

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Sunnyside hopes to promise stiffer gang fight (Sunnyside, WA): A local group known as Sunnyside's Promise may soon be asked to direct all its attention to curbing gangs, drugs and alcohol.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: February 11, 2009

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Boy killed in Modesto shooting was from Manteca (Modesto, CA): Authorities Monday identified the teenager killed in a Sunday morning shooting in south Modesto as Esteban Ramirez of Manteca. Ramirez turned 17 on Jan. 30.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: February 10, 2009

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Drug probe results in 75 arrests (Somerset County, NJ): Seventy-five people were arrested and more than $10,000 worth of cocaine, heroin and other drugs were seized in raids over the weekend that Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne Forrest said resulted in the largest number of individuals his office has ever charged in a single drug and gang investigation.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: February 10, 2009

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Gang member charged in credit card thefts (Gainesville, FL): Here's another reason to take your valuables out of your car. If you leave a credit card behind, a thief may use it to improve their status in their gang.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: February 10, 2009

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Gangs branching out to NJ's suburbs (Trenton, NJ): Street gangs continue to branch out from New Jersey's cities to the suburbs. The FBI's National Gang Threat Assessment shows there are between two and three gang members for every 1,000 people in the state.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 9, 2009

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