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Teen shoots cousin in gang affiliation squabble (Los Angeles, CA): Police say a 16-year-old boy shot his cousin in the head during a living room squabble over their loyalties to opposing Los Angeles street gangs.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 19, 2008

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Mortgage fraud crackdown begins (Chicago, IL): Federal charges related to mortgage fraud and identity theft will be announced early this afternoon against dozens of Chicago-area defendants as part of a nationwide initiative against fraudulent home-lending schemes, the U.S. attorney's office said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 19, 2008

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One dead, six arrested in gang violence (San Clemente, CA): It began the way many of the disputes between gangs start: Five members of a San Juan Capistrano gang piled into a car on the night of June 6 and cruised into San Clemente, looking for trouble.
Source: San Clemente Times    Date: June 19, 2008

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North Carolina legislature pushes anti-gang bill (North Carolina): A few weeks back, Minister Paul Scott founder of the Durham, N.C.-based Messianic Afrikan Nation posted a message on the internet: “Black youth under fire in North Carolina need help!” He said his main concern at that moment was a proposed anti-gang bill.
Source: The Final Call    Date: June 19, 2008

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Gunman sought revenge, police say (Boston, MA): A 6-month-old baby whose liver was pierced by a bullet as her father cradled her in his arms is the latest victim of an escalating feud between rival Jamaica Plain gangs that has already taken two lives, according to several law enforcement officials.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 18, 2008

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Police raids net suspected Acorn gang leaders (Oakland, CA): Oakland police arrested on Tuesday the alleged leader of a violent West Oakland gang and more than 30 of his accomplices who authorities linked to several homicides and a series of restaurant takeover robberies as well as carjackings, drug and weapons trafficking.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 18, 2008

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Gunman hits three Pomona men (Pomona, CA): Two local men were in critical condition but were expected to survive after a gunman walked up to them and opened fire. The gunfire also hit a third man who sustained minor injuries, Pomona police said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: June 18, 2008

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18 arrested in Porterville gang sweep (Porterville, CA): More than 100 law enforcement officers took to the streets of Porterville and surrounding communities today going after the leaders of the city's largest street gang.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 18, 2008

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Alleged gang member arrested after graffiti painted (Gainesville, GA): Authorities charged a Gainesville teen with violation of Georgia gang laws after he was allegedly seen spray-painting gang-related graffiti in a mobile home park Wednesday.
Source: The Times    Date: June 18, 2008

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Anti-gang grant aims at parenting (Salinas, CA): Better parenting skills can help keep children out of gangs, Salinas peace advocates say, and a $100,000 grant could help them prove it.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 18, 2008

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Saginaw police boost technology to respond to violence (Saginaw, MI): Saginaw law enforcers are looking to ramp up efforts against violence after a series of shootings this month left two dead.
Source: The Saginaw News    Date: June 17, 2008

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Nyack mayor seeks support for gang-prevention program (Nyack, NY): In the next few weeks, a new gang-prevention program will start up at the Nyack Center, offering activities, programs and services meant to keep at-risk young people on the right path.
Source: The Journal News    Date: June 17, 2008

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Federal gang legislation on hold in U.S. House (Indiana): More than eight months ago, the U.S. Senate approved legislation that would enhance penalties and provide federal money to local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors in their efforts to investigate gang crime.
Source: The Times    Date: June 16, 2008

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Budget pressures loom over gang-prevention program (Asheville, NC): City leaders should boost gang prevention this summer, even if it means hunting for funds, some residents said.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: June 16, 2008

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Man shot in both legs in gang-related shooting (Macon, GA): A Williams Street man was shot twice in the thighs at about 10:20 p.m. Friday, according to the Macon police.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: June 16, 2008

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Long Beach gang linked to burglaries (Long Beach, CA): Eight suspects arrested over two days last week have ties to a Long Beach Asian street gang that specializes in burglary, officials said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: June 16, 2008

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Van Nuys sees big crime dip (Van Nuys, CA): By this time last year, crime numbers painted a grim picture of the Van Nuys area - nine killed, 28 shot and 69 reports of gunfire.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: June 16, 2008

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Gang shootouts plague Albany (Albany, NY): A thundering series of gunshots rattled the air as bullets tore into the car. It was midnight. West Hill. Less than three blocks from a police station.
Source: Times Union    Date: June 15, 2008

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Gang ties reported for 3 nabbed in Dalton ICE raid (Dalton, GA): The three Mexican nationals arrested in Whitfield County as part of a statewide sweep led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, belonged to the Fifth Avenue gang and Tiny Winos gang, federal agents said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: June 14, 2008

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Everett sees growing signs of a gang problem (Everett, WA): The plan was hatched at a north Everett house. The bullets flew in the city's south end.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: June 14, 2008

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