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El Paso county attorney seeking civil injunctions against alleged gang members (El Paso, TX): Two fundamental forces will collide in the court case of 24 people whom the county attorney has publicly labeled as members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 25, 2009

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Felony gang charge not used a lot (Columbus, OH): Three tattooed dots on a man's hand that officers noted six years ago during a routine booking for a gun charge tipped off Columbus police to another potential investigation.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: May 24, 2009

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More Latin Kings plead out in Lubbock court (Lubbock, TX): More members of the Latin Kings street gang pleaded guilty Friday in Lubbock federal court. That's the same street gang accused of a drive by murder in Big Spring last year.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: May 24, 2009

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A gang dispute sparks a Portland drive-by shooting, police say (Portand, OR): A dispute between rival Latino gangs led to this week's drive-by shooting in Northeast Portland that wounded the mother of the intended target, according to court papers filed Friday.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: May 23, 2009

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New law lets cities create gang-free zones, but few are using it (Ogden, UT): A new law enabling cities to designate gang-free zones --- giving police the authority to disperse suspected gang members loitering in certain locations -- took effect this month.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 23, 2009

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Cops take on street gangs (Glassboro, NJ): Images of scowling young men posing for the camera while flashing gang symbols with their hands flicked across a screen at Glassboro Borough Hall.
Source: Courier-Post    Date: May 23, 2009

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Three wounded in gang-related shooting in Tacoma (Tacoma, WA): Three men were shot in Tacoma late Friday after being confronted by another man while walking along a street and are in stable condition in local hospitals, Tacoma police reported.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: May 23, 2009

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14 arrested in raid on Chester gang (Chester, PA): They went by the street names "EZ," "Banks," "Shady," and "La-La," and carried loaded semiautomatic weapons. The circuitous streets where they peddled crack and other drugs were sometimes referred to as the "Circle of Death."
Source: The Inquirer    Date: May 22, 2009

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Action pledged on gang problems in state prisons (New Jersey): The Department of Corrections says it is "dealing proactively" with gangs in prisons, part of its response to criticism from the State Commission of Investigation.
Source: Herald News    Date: May 22, 2009

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Gang fight at strawberry festival? (Oceanport, NJ): A large fight that police claim is likely tied to gang activity forced the early closure of the annual Strawberry Fair Thursday night.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: May 22, 2009

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Alleged Ahwatukee gang members face robbery, assault charges (Phoenix, AZ): Three Ahwatukee men and two teenagers that Phoenix police are calling gang members have been arrested and are in custody facing multiple charges.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 22, 2009

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Racism's role in LA gang case rekindles debate (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors called their sweeping indictment of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens gang the biggest takedown of its kind in U.S. history.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 22, 2009

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Lawmakers pass bill targeting gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Omaha Mayor-elect Jim Suttle plans to use state and local funds made available for anti-gang initiatives through a bill given final approval Thursday by the Legislature.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: May 22, 2009

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SoCal gang members indicted in racist shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Federal racketeering indictments unsealed Thursday charge that a Latino street gang has waged a racist campaign to eliminate black people from a Southern California city through attempted murders and other crimes.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 21, 2009

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Gang Strike Force shut down after audit finds $18,000, 13 cars missing (St. Paul, MN): The Metro Gang Strike Force suspended operations on Wednesday night, less than 12 hours after the Minnesota Legislative Auditor's office issued a report saying that it could not account for at least $18,126 in cash and 13 vehicles that had been seized by Strike Force officers.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 21, 2009

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Indictment targets violent street gang (Los Angeles, CA): Federal authorities on Thursday accused a Los Angeles County street gang of a litany of crimes, including the murder of a sheriff's deputy and racially motivated attacks designed to drive blacks from their town.
Source: Deseret News    Date: May 21, 2009

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Juveniles linked to 2nd robbery of store (Beech Island, SC): Police think two juveniles involved in the Saturday night holdup of a Beech Island convenience store returned Wednesday morning and robbed it again.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: May 21, 2009

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Neb. lawmakers pass legislation on gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska lawmakers have passed a bill that brings stiffer penalties meant to reduce gang violence.
Source: KMEG 14 News    Date: May 21, 2009

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Knife fighter hospitalized in Provo gang feud (Provo, UT): A gang-related fight in Provo sent a man who was stabbed to the hospital on Wednesday, police said. Two men were arrested.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 21, 2009

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Police to track gang crime differently (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police have redefined what they will consider to be gang-involved crime -- a move that coincides with research on three years worth of crime to determine how many gangsters are breaking the law.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 20, 2009

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