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Elgin group holds meeting to fight gang violence (Elgin, IL): The Gifford Park Association, which oversees the Elgin Historic District, has called for a special meeting with police to discuss ways to curb gang violence in the wake of a drive-by shooting.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: August 30, 2008

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First person sentenced under new state gang law (Idaho): The first person charged under Idaho's 2-year-old gang law has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: August 30, 2008

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Glasgow to give away gang book (Joliet, IL): Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow announced his office will give away his gang prevention book free to every educator in Will County to help them protect students from street gang influences.
Source: The Herald News    Date: August 30, 2008

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Sparks Middle School implements dress code (Sparks, NV): Sparks Middle School is Washoe County School District's first middle school to require uniforms for its students.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: August 30, 2008

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Durham's opportunity to overcome gangs (Durham, NC): A colleague and I completed a year-long study of Durham's gang problem in December of last year. It already was apparent that Durham had a gang problem; that was not the purpose of the study.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: August 30, 2008

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West coast gangs are making inroads (Washington, DC): The emergence of Bloods and Crips, gangs that originated on the West Coast and are establishing themselves in the Washington area, has contributed to several homicides in Prince George's County this year and has become a growing concern in the District, law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 29, 2008

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Animal crimes unit now part of gang investigations (Chicago, IL): Track a dogfighting ring in the city, and Chicago police say there's likely a gang member behind it. Gang members see the dogs like cars and guns: status symbols used for toys, intimidation and protection, and in the end, discard them at will, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 29, 2008

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Police quickly quell gang fight at state fair, arrest eight juveniles (Salem, OR): Eight juveniles were arrested and 21 other people ejected from the Oregon State Fair after a gang-related fistfight on the midway Wednesday evening, Oregon State Police said. Four other people also were ejected.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: August 29, 2008

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Columbus, Neb. leaders to take on gang problem (Columbus, NE): Columbus leaders have a plan to address an escalating gang presence. Local leaders say they've organized a group to counteract that trend and are preparing for a public discussion next month focused on gang awareness and what parents can do.
Source: KPTM 42 News    Date: August 29, 2008

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You Tube video shows gang celebration after shooting (Omaha, NE): Caught in celebration, gang members post their party on the internet after an Omaha Police Officer is gunned down.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News    Date: August 29, 2008

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Accused Md. gang members arrested in Fairfax Co. (Fairfax County, MD) : Fairfax County police have charged three men accused of participating in a violent Maryland street gang with larceny and weapons offenses.
Source: WRC-TV4 News    Date: August 29, 2008

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Man shot in Salinas; police say drive-by was gang-related (Salinas, CA): A 22-year-old man was shot in his lower abdomen this afternoon in Salinas, police said. The man was standing outside his house on the 200 block of Paloma Street about 3:40 p.m. when a black car pulled up and fired once, striking the man in his lower abdomen, police said.
Source: The Californian    Date: August 29, 2008

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Gang shootings dubbed a wake-up call for Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK): Spurring opinions about the prevalence of gangs in Fairbanks have come to the attention of the community in light of the recent shootings and gun-related school scare.
Source: Daily News-Miner    Date: August 28, 2008

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Police probe ongoing in six shootings in Macon (Macon, GA): Macon police continue to follow leads and process evidence in each of six shootings Sunday. Two men were killed and two others injured in the incidents.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: August 28, 2008

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Gang-related fight disrupts Oregon State Fair (Salem, OR): Eight juveniles were arrested and another 21 people were ejected from the Oregon State Fair following a gang-related fistfight.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: August 28, 2008

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Police Chief Wray sees 'serious gang connection' in crime hike (Madison, WI): Making connections among various types of crimes and ways to remedy them was the theme of the night as Police Chief Noble Wray gave a talk on public safety in Madison to the City Council Wednesday night.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: August 28, 2008

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Appeals court upholds lawsuits filed against gangs (Wichita Falls, TX): An appeals court has upheld a statute allowing the city to file lawsuits against gang members, a tactic aimed at disrupting gang activity before it escalates.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 28, 2008

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Senate OKs gang recruit bill (Sacramento, CA): The California Senate, on its second try, decided Wednesday that parents should face criminal charges for actively recruiting minors as gang members.
Source: The Californian    Date: August 28, 2008

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Airway Heights on gang watch (Airway Heights, WA): In response to increasing gang crimes in Airway Heights, city officials are considering a new ordinance that would forbid all gang-related crimes on all private property within city limits.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: August 28, 2008

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Six arrested after melee (Sonoma County, CA): Two reputed gang members were jailed and four others were booked into juvenile hall after a fracas on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Source: The Sonoma Index-Tribune    Date: August 27, 2008

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