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Task force on girl gangs forms (Pasadena, CA): Just like their male counterparts, teenage girls and young women gang members often join gangs because their siblings, or sometimes even their parents, are active gang members, Pasadena community activist Cheryl Hubbard said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: December 26, 2008

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Three hurt in Wheaton shooting as gang crime continues to spike (Montgomery County, MD): A gang-related shooting outside a Wheaton mall Tuesday night was part of a rising tide of gang violence sweeping across Montgomery County, police said.
Source: The Examiner    Date: December 24, 2008

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Gangs blamed for Richland Co. shooting, four arrests (Columbia, SC): Deputies are blaming gang rivalry for a Richland County shooting Wednesday, and now four people are under arrest.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: December 24, 2008

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Man arrested over gang signs in Santa photo (Orange, CA): All he wants for Christmas is a good defense attorney. A man ordered by a civil court judge not to associate with members of his street gang was charged with violating that injunction by flashing gang signs in a photo taken with Santa Claus at an Orange shopping center.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 23, 2008

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Elderly blind woman burgled; gang member held as suspect (San Diego, CA): A 21-year-old gang member was arrested Monday morning after police said he broke into the home of an elderly blind woman.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 22, 2008

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Gangs feed on troubled teens' need for a feeling of belonging (Salem, OR): Chris Mulitalo understands the lure of gangs for many local children. As the county's only paid mentor for gang-affiliated youths, he sees a common thread in his clients' lives.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: December 22, 2008

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Norfolk evens the odds in fight with gangs (Norfolk, VA): Norfolk police want gangsters and gang wannabes to learn a tough lesson: The cost of belonging has just gotten higher.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 21, 2008

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Seattle police were warned of gang revenge (Seattle, WA): Seattle police were told to be "on the lookout" for a suspect with ties to a notorious South Seattle gang the night a former Franklin High School basketball standout was shot at the Garfield Community Center in the Central District.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: December 21, 2008

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Gang-related crime dips at two Holland parks (Holland, MI): On weekend nights last summer, Rosa Parks Green and Moran Park offered activities for children and their families. The effort by Holland area churches, more importantly, provided a positive influence to counteract gang activity that had occurred at the parks in the past.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: December 21, 2008

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Pervasive spread of gang culture makes youths vulnerable (Salem, OR): Jose was 13 when he got "jumped" into his neighborhood gang. It just seemed natural, he said, in the Gervais area where he'd grown up.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: December 21, 2008

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Phoenix street gang targeted in phony check scam (Phoenix, AZ): Police have arrested 20 people in the culmination of a yearlong investigation into a south Phoenix street gang accused of defrauding banks with phony checks created on stock paper found at local office-supply stores.
Source: Examiner    Date: December 20, 2008

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Anti-gang effort boosted in Mesa (Mesa, AZ): Mesa police are diverting resources to the city's sprawling east side, where investigators are attempting to stay ahead of gangs they say are at the root of graffiti, drugs and deadly shootings.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: December 20, 2008

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Grants will help Wicomico anti-gang initiatives (Salisbury, MD): Two county agencies now have a little more help in the fight against curbing gang activity thanks to recent grants.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: December 20, 2008

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Two killed in South L.A. gang shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Two people were killed Saturday night in what police say was a gang shooting in South Los Angeles.
Source: CBS2 News    Date: December 20, 2008

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Alleged gang plot to target Brockton officer foiled (Boston, MA): Authorities said yesterday that they have foiled a plot to retaliate against the Brockton police officer who shot and killed a reputed gang member last month.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 19, 2008

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Six from two high schools held in gang-related assaults (Buffalo, NY): Transit police solved two gang-related assaults Wednesday night when they arrested six teens in one attack and discovered three of them may have been involved in an earlier assault of a Williamsville man inside a Metro Rail car near HSBC Arena.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: December 19, 2008

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Two EPA gang members arrested by police team (Palo Alto, CA): Two members of the Taliban street gang were arrested this week by a newly formed street crimes unit composed of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park officers, according to East Palo Alto Detective Ed Soares.
Source: Palo Alto Online    Date: December 19, 2008

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CCPD reorganizes staff to combat gangs (Corpus Christi, TX): The Corpus Christi Police Department will undergo a major reorganization in January. Several police department operations will be combined into one unit to better combat the gang activity here in the city.
Source: MSNBC    Date: December 19, 2008

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FBI, police arrest 17 people in gang raid (Omaha, NE): After targeting suspected gang members for the past year, FBI and local law enforcement officials said they've arrested 17 people.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: December 19, 2008

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Gang members charged in Holly Street arson (Denver, CO): Nine members of the Crips street gang have been indicted on charges they burned down the Holly Shopping Center in retaliation for the murder of local Crips founder Michael Asberry, possibly by someone from a rival street gang.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: December 19, 2008

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