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Gangs are a problem even on Santa Catalina Island (Avalon, CA): The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is cracking down on what officials describe as a small but disturbing gang problem on Santa Catalina Island.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 12, 2008

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50 busted in BPD gang crackdown (Roxbury, MA): Boston and state police yesterday arrested at least 50 suspected troublemakers in a daylong crackdown on hot spot Hub streets reeling from violence and awash in bloodshed.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 12, 2008

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Web show tackles gang problems (Visalia, CA): "How ya doing?" Donnie Sebreros asks. "Welcome to somebody's courtroom." Just like a television talk show, Sebreros' online "The Donnie Sebreros Show" starts warm and friendly.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 12, 2008

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L.A. favors anti-gang parcel tax (Los Angeles, CA): With a leading critic absent, the Los Angeles City Council pushed through a measure for the Nov. 4 ballot asking property owners to pay $36 a year to fund citywide gang prevention and intervention programs.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: July 11, 2008

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Dayton planning anti-gang initiative (Dayton, OH): In a 31/2-year period from 2005 through well into this year, the victim or the accused in 36 of 120 homicides — 30 percent — was connected to a street gang or criminal group.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: July 11, 2008

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Two teens injured in gang-related shooting, police say (Yakima, WA): Two men suffered minor wounds and a nearby house was struck by gunfire in what police are calling a gang-related shooting early Thursday evening on LaSalle Street.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: July 11, 2008

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First person charged under gang law to be sentenced Aug. 26 (Caldwell, ID): The first person charged under Idaho's 2-year-old gang law pleaded guilty Thursday but reserved the right to challenge the law's constitutionality.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: July 11, 2008

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One dead, one wounded after gang member home invasion (Fort Worth, TX) : Fort Worth police are searching for four suspected gang members who were involved in a deadly home invasion.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News    Date: July 11, 2008

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Gov. signs bill aimed at preventing gang violence (Florida): In a final ceremonial push against gang violence, Governor Charlie Christ met with other supporters and local community leaders to officially sign House Bill 43, also known as the “Gang Law” in West Palm Beach on June 30.
Source: South Florida Times    Date: July 11, 2008

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N.C. law aims to boost gang prevention (Raleigh, NC): Gov. Mike Easley signed into law Tuesday Senate Bill 1358, the North Carolina Street Gang Prevention And Intervention Act, which requires the state Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to develop intervention programs for at-risk juveniles and make recommendations to reduce activity.
Source: The Charlotte Post    Date: July 10, 2008

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Cathedral City gang injunction reaches court today (Cathedral City, CA): As the Riverside County district attorney's office heads to court today seeking an injunction against a Cathedral City street gang, some residents of the modest neighborhood from which the Barrio Dream Homes gang took its name say they welcome the crackdown but worry authorities are targeting the wrong people.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: July 10, 2008

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Police and sheriff team to fight gangs (Pueblo, CO): Leaders in law enforcement and local government stood together Wednesday to announce a community effort to combat rising gang and juvenile gun violence.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: July 10, 2008

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Boy, 15, charged in Roosevelt murder (Roosevelt, NY): A 15-year-old boy from Roosevelt -- a reputed member of the Crips street gang -- was arraigned Thursday on a murder charge in the death of a rival from the Bloods, according to court records and Nassau County police.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 10, 2008

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Raids in three counties net drug-ring suspects (Paterson, NJ): It was not your everyday drug bust: Among those removed from their homes in three counties was an employee of the city of Paterson who is charged with dealing heroin.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: July 10, 2008

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Gang member arrested for jail assault (Kingston, NY): A known Crips street gang member has been arrested by the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal    Date: July 10, 2008

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Galt seeks own solution to gang activity (Galt, CA): Territorial fighting between the Norteños and the Sureños makes up most of the gang activity in Galt, authorities say.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 10, 2008

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Gang sweep targets Bloods clique in Compton (Compton, CA): About 450 state and local police officers swept through Compton, Lynwood and other parts of Los Angeles County early Tuesday, arresting 16 people and serving more than a dozen search warrants in an operation aimed at dismantling a violent clique of the Bloods gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 9, 2008

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15 indicted in Camden drug ring (Camden, PA): The Nine Trey Headbustas peddled heroin and crack in Camden's business district for years, authorities say, and moved to snuff out anyone who got in their way.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News    Date: July 9, 2008

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State rolls out program to target the rise in gangs (Heritage Harbour, FL): Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum on Tuesday touted a statewide initiative to combat gangs. The strategy will adopt much of what local authorities have used to battle back against a growing gang problem.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: July 9, 2008

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Fifteen reputed gang members facing charges (Trenton, NJ): Fifteen reputed members of the Nine Trey Headbustas street gang, including two from Salem County, were indicted Tuesday by a state grand jury on charges they operated a Camden street gang.
Source: Gloucester County Times    Date: July 9, 2008

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