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Gang activity grows (Ocean City, MD): Hell's Angels and Latin Kings in Baltimore city. Grape Street Crips in Fort Washington. And now snooping around the Eastern Shore, La Mara Salvatrucha -- better known as MS-13.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: July 17, 2008

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General Assembly passes gang legislation (Raleigh, NC): The North Carolina General Assembly passed anti-gang legislation that creates stricter penalties for gang activities.
Source: Independent Tribune    Date: July 17, 2008

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Accused Richland gang head in custody (Richland, MS): The so-called "Queen Bee" of a local street gang has surrendered to police, giving city leaders hope they have begun to eliminate the Chicago-based group from a mobile home park.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: July 17, 2008

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Authorities target undocumented immigrants in gangs (Ogden, UT): Authorities on Tuesday announced a crackdown on foreign nationals who are in the United States illegally and are involved in gang activities.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: July 16, 2008

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Concerned about gang signs, NFL reviews tapes (Washington, DC): Hand signals captured on videotape are once again being scrutinized around the NFL. Only this time, it's not the New England Patriots studying them for a competitive advantage, but league officials in search of a more sinister message
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 16, 2008

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City launches effort to curb killings (St. Louis, MO): Sitting on the front steps of her home watching her 5-year-old son play in the summer heat, Sheronda Glover had no idea why Academy Avenue suddenly filled with squad cars, police officers and news crews.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: July 16, 2008

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Authorities bust Sacramento-area drug ring (Sacramento, CA): Federal and local law enforcement officials have arrested 11 members of what they say is a ring distributing Ecstasy and marijuana throughout the Sacramento area.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 16, 2008

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Police to double gang unit (Wenatchee, WA): The Wenatchee Police Department for a number of years has dedicated two officers to reducing gang crime, but in September, with the assistance of other agencies, it will add two more officers to a new Pro-Act unit.
Source: The Wenatchee World    Date: July 16, 2008

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Denver metro gang sweep nets 23 arrests (Denver, CO): The U.S. Justice Department and the Metro Gang Task Force say they've arrested 23 people suspected of distributing Ecstasy in the Denver area.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: July 16, 2008

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Judge gets tough on Fresno gang (Fresno, CA): A judge ordered a permanent injunction Wednesday that prohibits about 200 gang members from appearing together in a section of southwest Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 16, 2008

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Richland officers net gang suspects (Richland, MS): Eight people will appear in Richland city court today on multiple felony charges - accused as members of a Chicago-based street gang - of assaulting three men last week.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: July 16, 2008

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Sunnyside WA revises gang ordinance (Sunnyside, WA): The Sunnyside City Council has passed a new gang ordinance that complies with a new state law. Sunnyside was the first city in the Yakima Valley to approve a groundbreaking gang ordinance last year, and was quickly followed by Yakima, Union Gap and Grandview.
Source: The Olympian    Date: July 15, 2008

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Home invasion gang operated Dallas club, targeted patrons (Dallas, TX): A violent gang of thugs who operated a swanky North Dallas nightspot frequented by the likes of Britney Spears and the Black Eyed Peas used the club's guest list as a prime hunting ground for home invasion victims.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: July 15, 2008

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Gang members apologize after stabbing wrong man in Modesto (Modesto, CA): A Modesto man was hospitalized in serious condition today after gang members broke into his south Modesto home, stabbed him, then apologized and said they attacked the wrong person, police reported.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 15, 2008

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Sacramento's anti-gang sales tax faces uphill battle (Sacramento, CA): Supervisor Roger Dickinson and a coalition of religious leaders believe Sacramento County has a $1.5 billion gang problem.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 15, 2008

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Two shot in bicycle drive-by outside South Los Angeles house (Los Angeles, CA): Two men on bicycles opened fire on a man and woman in front of a South Los Angeles house late Monday, injuring both, authorities said today.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 15, 2008

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Wyoming survey aims to stem gang activity (Wyoming, MI): There's a gang problem in town. So "What U gonna do, Wyoming?" That is the question posed by a survey aimed at pooling the skills of area adults in support of youth activities.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: July 14, 2008

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Community discusses gang violence in Deerfield (Deerfield Beach, FL): When Sylvia Poitier learned that there is more gang activity in Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach together than anywhere in the county, the doyenne of Deerfield Beach didn't hesitate. She called a meeting.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: July 13, 2008

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Hard to tell real gangs from mere wannabes (San Diego, CA): Twenty years ago, the clues pointing to whether someone was a gang member tended to be unequivocal. Certain clothes, gestures and esoteric language clearly revealed a person's gang ties – to allies, to rivals and, intentionally or not, to police.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 13, 2008

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Injunction targets gang in Orange neighborhoods (Orange, CA): A violent street gang was targeted Friday with an injunction prohibiting 68 alleged members of the group from assembling in three neighborhoods and a park in Orange.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 12, 2008

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