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Out of the shadows (Albany, NY): It's always been called "the Yard" by those who live in the Ida Yarbrough Homes. Lately the nickname for the 8-acre public housing complex at the bottom of Arbor Hill has been tarnished by a connection to youth gangs and gun violence.
Source: Times Union    Date: June 14, 2008

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Bratton and Baca, top cops in Los Angeles, disagree on role of race in gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles' two top lawmen are increasingly at odds over the extent to which gang violence is being fueled by racial hatred.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 13, 2008

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Three teens indicted in fatal beating of immigrant (Prince George's County, MD): There was nothing secret about the Skull Crushers, a small gang of Prince George's County teens that authorities have linked to the fatal beating last month of a 56-year-old immigrant.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 13, 2008

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Riverside County DA files injunction against Cathedral City gang (Riverside County, CA): Riverside County's second street gang injunction has been filed against a Cathedral City-based gang, an organization that prosecutors contend has terrorized the desert city for years and is responsible for a multitude of crimes, including murder.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: June 13, 2008

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'Lee County Boys' gang charged with racketeering (Cape Coral, FL): Two months after bringing racketeering charges against a group of Cape Coral teenagers, who call themselves the "Lee County Boys," the State Attorney's Office is calling them a "criminal street gang" responsible for nearly 150 felony and misdemeanor offenses.
Source: The News-Press    Date: June 13, 2008

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State, local officials hear of success against gangs (San Gabriel, CA): After enduring 29 gang-related shootings last year and a spate of gang-involved killings in January, Monrovia has had no gang shootings since then, thanks to the work of a multiagency police task force, Police Chief Roger Johnson told officials at a gang summit Friday.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: June 13, 2008

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Cities welcome law making gang-related graffiti a crime (Seattle, WA): The owners of a small Rainier Valley auto-glass shop keep four shelves stocked with the paint they use to cover the graffiti that frequently appears outside the store.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: June 12, 2008

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Five teens arrested in drive-by shootings of homes, vehicles (Tempe, AZ): A young man and four teenagers were arrested Wednesday in connection with the drive-by shootings of 17 homes and vehicles in Tempe, Mesa and Chandler on June 5-9. No one was injured in the shootings.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: June 12, 2008

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Four gang members arrested on weapons charges (Providence, RI): Four members of Laos Pride, a Smith Hill-based street gang, were arrested on weapons charges Monday night just minutes after they allegedly opened fire on a rival gang — the Hanover Boyz — in the city’s West End.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: June 12, 2008

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Pr. George's slaying suspects may be in gang, police say (Prince George's County, MD): Authorities think four Prince George's County youths accused of fatally assaulting a 56-year-old man are members of a small gang that formed a few years ago "with the idea to run around, beat up people and rob them," a police investigator said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 12, 2008

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Kennewick drive-by shooting believed to be gang-related (Kennewick, WA): Gang retaliation is suspected to be the motive behind a drive-by shooting early Sunday in Kennewick, police said.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: June 12, 2008

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Easton mayor bars older teens from two troubled parks (Easton, PA): Easton Mayor Sal Panto Jr. announced an executive order Wednesday that bars those ages 14 and older from using two West Ward parks that have witnessed high levels of gang activity.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: June 12, 2008

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Looking into gangs and graffiti in Prescott Valley (Prescott Valley, AZ): Does Prescott Valley have a gang problem? "If we have one child claiming affiliation with a gang, we have a problem," Prescott Valley Police Department Corporal Jake Jackson told a small group of concerned citizens Wednesday evening at Prescott Valley's Boys & Girls Clubs of Arizona.
Source: The Daily Courier    Date: June 12, 2008

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Two Seattle teens arrested in Everett gang shooting (Everett, WA): Two Seattle teenagers are among those Snohomish County sheriff's detectives have arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting that left one teen injured.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: June 12, 2008

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DA charges SC teens as adults in gang-related murder (Newport Beach, CA): Three juvenile gang members have been directly filed as adults on charges of murdering a rival gang member by assaulting him with a concrete block.
Source: San Clemente Times    Date: June 12, 2008

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Illegal alien gang members arrested in Sheboygan (Madison, WI): Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today the successful arrest of eight suspected criminal illegal aliens or Entry Without Identification (EWI) individuals, in and around Sheboygan, Wisconsin earlier this week.
Source: The Reporter    Date: June 12, 2008

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Gangs scrutinized in teen shooting deaths (Reno, NV): While hundreds of people enjoyed a soccer match and family activities Tuesday evening in Miguel Ribera Park, a nearby fight between feuding gang members ended in the deaths of two teen boys and the wounding of another, authorities said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: June 12, 2008

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East Side takes stand against gangs, deaths (San Antonio, TX): An increase in gang violence on San Antonio's East Side prompted community activists Thursday to launch a “No More” violence-awareness campaign, but the San Antonio Police Department disputed the extent of the problem.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: June 12, 2008

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Local police on guard as new gang law takes effect (Wenatchee, WA): More than a half-dozen new anti-gang laws and measures take effect today statewide, including the creation of a state database of gang members.
Source: The Wenatchee World     Date: June 12, 2008

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Salinas police work overtime to try to quell gang violence on city streets (Salinas, CA): It's not yet summer and already 15 mostly gang-related homicides have rocked Salinas. Gang members are firing at crowds of people. Brazen shooters are taking aim in broad daylight. And in one heart-rending shooting, two innocent men were killed after being mistaken for gangsters.
Source: Monterey County Weekly    Date: June 12, 2008

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