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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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33 members of two Opa-Locka gangs facing narcotics, gun charges (Opa-Locka, FL): Authorities have arrested and charged 33 members of two alleged Opa-Locka gangs.
Source: MSNBC    Date: December 18, 2008

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Police say 10 gang members charged in eastern Pa. (Allentown, PA): Federal authorities say nearly two dozen people face federal charges in an eastern Pennsylvania drug and weapons sweep, including 10 alleged members of the Latin Kings and Bloods gangs.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: December 18, 2008

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Monterey County anti-gang programs on block (Monterey County, CA): Faced with the possible termination of two successful and widely regarded anti-gang programs, Monterey County officials are looking for money in their own departments to keep the programs alive.
Source: The Californian    Date: December 18, 2008

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Boys & Girls Club gets gang prevention grant (Morgantown, WV): The Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club in Morgantown recently received a grant for $20,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Source: WTRF 7 News    Date: December 18, 2008

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Md. gets federal grants for anti-gang programs (Maryland): Wicomico County might seem like a sleepy patch of the Eastern Shore, known for its poultry farms and wildfowl-art museum. But it's also home to more than 100 known gang members in the Salisbury area - people from the Crips and Bloods as well as local organizations - with another 700 housed within a nearby correctional facility, said Sheriff Mike Lewis.
Source: The Sun    Date: December 17, 2008

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Norfolk city manager reveals plan to reduce gang violence (Norfolk, VA): City Manager Regina V.K. Williams outlined Tuesday what she called a comprehensive plan to curb youth violence that includes bringing efforts to end gang violence under one umbrella organization.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 17, 2008

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13 charged in northwest suburban drug sting (Chicago, IL): Some of the drug deals of a ring operating in the northwest suburbs were made at a shopping center and a carwash, authorities said Tuesday as they announced federal cocaine trafficking charges against 13 people.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 17, 2008

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Gang leader found guilty (Providence, RI): The leader of an Asian crew, which willingly participated in a plot to burst armed into a home, was convicted yesterday on nine felony counts including conspiracy, drug and weapons charges.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: December 17, 2008

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Traffic stop results in arrest of two teens suspected of gang ties, gun possession (Salinas, CA): Salinas police said a 17-year-old boy was arrested early this afternoon after a handgun fell from his clothing as he was being tased by an officer on the 2200 block of North Main Street.
Source: The Californian    Date: December 17, 2008

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Reward offered to combat gang graffiti (Franklin, TN): Investigators in Franklin said there's been a major increase in the amount of gang graffiti.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: December 17, 2008

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Norfolk city manager to make proposal today on reducing gang violence (Norfolk, VA): City Manager Regina V.K. Williams will present a proposal to the City Council this morning on what she believes the city should do to reduce gang violence.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 16, 2008

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13 teens arrested after reported gang fight (Porterville, CA): On Sunday, police arrested 13 teenagers — all suspected gang members — after one reportedly got into a fight at a Porterville party to which none was invited.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: December 16, 2008

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Dueling graffiti raises specter of gang war (St. Paul, MN): Rival gang members have been spray-painting death threats to each other in St. Paul — and police are reading the graffiti to get a handle on impending violence.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: December 16, 2008

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United effort pledged on gang issue (Seattle, WA): While the mayor, the police chief and other officials have long sought to downplay gang activity in Seattle, some 20 law enforcement leaders stood shoulder to shoulder Tuesday, vowing to combat what they described as a "growing trend" of lethal youth violence -- much of it related to street gangs.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: December 16, 2008

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