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Nine accused Middlesex street gang members charged for drug trafficking (Middlesex, NJ): Nine members of street gangs have been charged in three indictments with dealing in thousands of dollars worth of crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana and illegal gun possession, authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: June 29, 2009

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Anti-gang recreation program to begin soon (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday kicked off the second year of the successful anti-gang program, Summer Night Lights, offering recreation programs to young people at 16 sites throughout the city.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: June 29, 2009

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St. Paul cops reach out to Hmong after killing (St. Paul, MN): For a second time in two months, a young Hmong man has been killed in St. Paul, prompting Police Chief John Harrington and state Sen. Mee Moua, DFL-St. Paul, to agree Monday to help find ways to prevent future violence.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 29, 2009

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Orem City Council to consider 'no loitering' areas to curb gang activity (Orem City, UT): The Orem City Council is considering enforcing a new state statute that allows municipalities to prohibit gangs from loitering in specific areas, including parks and schools.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 28, 2009

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Attorney general touts Tri-City gang response (Kennewick, WA): It takes a community to stand up against gangs and keep kids from getting sucked into the gang lifestyle, the state's top law enforcer said.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: June 28, 2009

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Gang prevention program tips the balance for teens (Watsonville, CA): At 13, Victor hung around with gang members. He got into fights, smoked pot and was caught tagging, all signs he was headed toward even bigger trouble.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 28, 2009

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Rooting out gangs (Sioux City, IA): Miguel Alderete Jr. saw joining a gang as a way to protect himself from bullies who picked on him for being an overweight kid.
Source: Sioux City Journal    Date: June 28, 2009

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Suing for peace (Modesto, CA): For the first time in Stanislaus County, the district attorney's office is suing a street gang to curb the crime and the violence it brings to one of the region's most crime-plagued neighborhoods.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: June 28, 2009

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As Gang Force takes fire, cops weigh next move (St. Paul, MN): The Metro Gang Strike Force remains in disarray, its operations suspended during an accountability inquiry. The gang violence that it would work to stem, meanwhile, has kept on seeping southward from urban hubs.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 28, 2009

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One dead, three hurt in Cicero gang fight (Cicero, IL): One man is dead and three other males were injured during a gang-related knife fight Sunday afternoon in west suburban Cicero.
Source: WBBM 780 News    Date: June 28, 2009

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Eight gang members arrested in Salinas and Seaside (Salinas, CA): Eight Mexican nationals one of them linked to the notorious Mara Salvatrucha street gang ' were arrested Thursday during a sting in Salinas and Seaside, federal officials said Friday.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 27, 2009

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Plan to modify L.A. gang injunctions splits lawmakers along party lines (Sacramento, CA): A key strategy in Los Angeles' battle against street gangs -- the use of court injunctions -- has come under attack by state lawmakers who are moving to strictly limit it.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 26, 2009

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Gang cases bring tougher sentences, make tougher trials, district attorney says (Santa Cruz, CA): Repercussions for gang-related crimes include longer potential prison sentences, and though the debate on the virtue of increased incarceration continues, county prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys agree on one thing -- gang cases are tough.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 26, 2009

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Gang factions clash across the county (Santa Cruz, CA): Gangs have existed in Santa Cruz County for decades, but in recent years their members have become increasingly mobile, and areas once known as strongholds for either Nortenos or Surenos are now in flux.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 26, 2009

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Kennewick police say they've had it with gangs (Kennewick, WA): Gang members be warned: Kennewick cops are turning up the heat. They're fed up with the recent escalation of gang violence in Kennewick and surrounding cities, and plan to make things uncomfortable for gangs, Sgt. Ken Lattin said.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: June 26, 2009

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Mayor pushes ahead on war against gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City is continuing toward its goal of implementing a nationally recognized gang prevention model -- and is encouraging kids to stay away from gangs by bringing teams of intervention workers into gang-plagued neighborhoods, Mayor Ralph Becker said Friday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 26, 2009

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CHP assists Salinas police in efforts to reduce gang activity (Salinas, CA): The California Highway Patrol has rolled out more help to the Salinas Police Department in its effort to reduce gang activity.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 26, 2009

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Weeklong sweep of street gangs nets 65 arrests (San Diego, CA): Dozens of violent gang members, including several criminal aliens, were arrested this week in a countywide sweep targeting street gangs largely made up of foreign-born members, authorities announced Friday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 26, 2009

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Investigator: Gangs active, growing in city (Tippecanoe County, IN): Before beginning a presentation Thursday on gang presence in Tippecanoe County, Rob Rush, a detective with the sheriff's department, gave a warning about the dozens of photos he planned to show.
Source: Journal & Courier    Date: June 26, 2009

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Antigang activist faces federal racketeering charges (Los Angeles, CA) : A nationally known antigang activist was among four people arrested by an FBI-led task force and named in a federal racketeering indictment unsealed Wednesday.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: June 25, 2009

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