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Nine arrested in fatal street fight near St. Paul bar (St. Paul, MN): Nine men were arrested Sunday after a man was killed and two others suffered gunshot wounds in what's believed to be a gang-related street fight outside a bar in St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood, police said.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 11, 2009

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Teen shot at Mother's Day party in Fremont after gang clash (Fremont, CA): A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg this weekend at a Mother's Day party after an argument cropped up between the DJ and partygoers when it was learned that the performer was a gang member, authorities said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 11, 2009

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Third-grade girl slain in gang drive-by (Lancaster, PA): Students and teachers at Lancaster's Ross Elementary School were coping today with the slaying of 9-year-old Ciara Savage, a third-grader who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on Mother's Day.
Source: Lancaster New Era    Date: May 11, 2009

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Gang sweeps net 480 arrests (San Diego, CA): A $983,000 federal grant that allowed North County law enforcement to team up on antigang sweeps netted 480 arrests between January 2008 and March 2009.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: May 11, 2009

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Yuma Border Patrol agents arrest MS-13 gang member (Yuma, AZ): Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an admitted member of a violent Central American street gang near downtown Yuma on Saturday afternoon.
Source: The Sun    Date: May 11, 2009

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DA brings attention to growing gang concerns (Fon du Lac, WI): The Fond du Lac County District Attorney's effort last week to keep an accused drug dealer behind bars has brought attention to growing gang concerns in the area.
Source: The Reporter    Date: May 11, 2009

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Breaking the grip of Rochester's 50 street gangs (Rochester, NY): While patrolling Rochester's Beechwood neighborhood, police Officer Anthony Bongiovanni noticed an increase in crime and thought much of it might be connected.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle    Date: May 10, 2009

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Armed and dangerous: The new reality of teen crime (Norfolk, VA): Botched robberies across South Hampton Roads ended in the fatal shootings of a boy responding to his mother's cries, a fleeing pizza delivery man and a father of two who'd just ended a call with his mother.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: May 10, 2009

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Salt Lake police try new tactics to head off crime (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police Officer Cordon Parks kept knocking on the door until the man inside answered. "What do you want? I ain't breaking no law!" the man shouted when he came outside his house near 1000 East and 1700 South.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 10, 2009

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One killed in gang fight, police say (Columbia, SC): A six-week dispute between two gangs left one man dead Friday and one charged in that killing, Columbia police and Richland County deputies said.
Source: The State    Date: May 9, 2009

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20 'drug dealers, gang members' arrested in Largo's Baskins area (Largo, FL): The arrest toll has risen to 20 people in an operation that the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is calling a roundup of "street-level drug dealers and gang members" in the Baskins area. Authorities are searching for 21 additional suspects.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: May 9, 2009

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Seattle beefs up gang response (Seattle, WA): An effort is under way to prepare for what could be a violent summer. The Seattle Gang Task Force and community leaders are taking proactive steps to curb the gang problem in the city.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: May 9, 2009

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Educators endorse gang leader's book (Baltimore, MD): Four local educators - including a two-time Baltimore mayoral candidate - are listed among endorsers of a black empowerment handbook that federal authorities say was written and distributed by the leader of a violent prison gang to spread its message.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: May 9, 2009

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11-month gang probe nets 31 (Modesto, CA): Modesto police say they've completed a lengthy investigation into gang activity in the airport neighborhood, and that residents are likely safer as a result.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: May 8, 2009

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Gang feuds have police planning for overtime (Seattle, WA): The latest bloody episode in the city's gang saga was written Tuesday night outside a South Seattle doughnut shop.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: May 8, 2009

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United Front street gang targeted in latest law enforcement sweep in New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): A year after raiding the Monte Park street gang, a regional anti-gang task force has arrested eight reputed members of the rival United Front gang.A year after raiding the Monte Park street gang, a regional anti-gang task force has arrested eight reputed members of the rival United Front gang.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: May 8, 2009

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‘Sweet kid’ gunned down (Boston, MA): Soheil Turner, a basketball-loving natural leader who let little kids cut in line, was shot twice in the head in Roxbury yesterday morning after buying a honey bun before heading off to school.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 8, 2009

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Roseville graffiti gang is 'defunct' after arrests (Roseville, CA): Roseville Police have a message for those who would leave their illicit mark on the city, one can of spray paint at a time: You’re not welcome here.
Source: The Press-Tribune    Date: May 8, 2009

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'Juggalos' to be tried as a gang in Modesto assault (Modesto, CA): Four young men suspected of assaulting a man in Graceada Park and who share an interest in an underground band called Insane Clown Posse must stand trial as members of a criminal street gang that authorities call Juggalos, a judge said Friday.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: May 8, 2009

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Rash of gang graffiti spreads (Corvallis, OR): It has shown up on fences, businesses, schools. Often, the perpetrators use spray paint, but sometimes they choose markers. The marks they leave behind might be indecipherable, but they still cause headaches for property owners, law enforcement and city workers.
Source: Corvallis Gazette Times    Date: May 7, 2009

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