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Group steers Kurdish youth from gangs (Nashville, TN): Every time he hears about a Kurdish teen getting in trouble with gangs, Mwafaq Mohammed shakes his head. That's not the fate he wants for his son, Faysal, or any of his son's friends.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: March 26, 2009

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Two 'Crips' guilty in assault (Annapolis, MD): A Glen Burnie gang leader and one of his soldiers were convicted yesterday of first-degree assault in connection with a gang initiation last September in Millersville, prosecutors said.
Source: The Capital    Date: March 26, 2009

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Legislators get gang documents (Madison, WI): The state Department of Justice has handed two legislators documents detailing their work on a controversial gang assessment.
Source: Sheboygan Press    Date: March 26, 2009

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Growing presence, impact of gangs cited in Greater Lafayette (Lafayette, IN): Dru Anthrop said as a Central Catholic Jr.-Sr. High School student, he feels somewhat sheltered from gang activity and its influence in this community.
Source: Journal & Courier    Date: March 26, 2009

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Police take aim at street gang 'recruiters' (Springfield, IL): Two brothers, self-professed members of the Latin Kings street gang, were arrested for disorderly conduct on Monday afternoon near the Forest Park Middle School as police moved in to question them about openly recruiting students.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 25, 2009

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Man killed while being initiated into street gang (Las Vegas, NV): Police are looking for your help to find a man connected to a gang murder. Police are looking for 24-year-old Dwayne Romero, also known as Smokey.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: March 25, 2009

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Loudoun County, Va. murder has markings of a gang initiation (Loudoun County, VA): On March 22, William and Cynthia Bennett left their Potomac Station home for an early morning walk and never returned. Shortly after 5:30 a.m., police found William, 57 lying dead, they found Cynthia, 55 badly beaten but still alive a short distance away.
Source: Examiner    Date: March 25, 2009

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Easton ban on teens in parks may be permanent (Easton, PA): Last summer, children playing on slides and swings began taking back Easton's Centennial and Vandeveer parks from drug dealers and gang members -- with help from police and a temporary rule that booted out most teens.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: March 25, 2009

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Graffiti sweep makes 42 arrests, grabs weapons, drugs (Monterey Park, CA): A machete, shotguns, rifles, homemade nunchakus, knifes: not exactly what you expect to turn up during a raid geared toward graffiti artists.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: March 25, 2009

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Bloods hangout site of random gunshot (Fall River, MA): Police are investigating a gunshot fired into a house that they have identified as a hangout for the Bloods street gang.
Source: Herald News    Date: March 25, 2009

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Watsonville shootings may be linked to gang rivalry (Watsonville, CA): Police are putting more officers on the street after a recent upsurge in gun violence that may be the result of Sureno gangs trying to target rival Norteno gang members.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 25, 2009

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Six alleged West Seattle gang members charged in prostitution ring (Seattle, WA): Six alleged members of a West Seattle-based street gang have been charged with running a prostitution ring involving at least 13 girls and young women.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: March 25, 2009

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Kirk act targets gang-tied illegals (Lake County, IL): New legislation that would make it easier to deport illegal residents with gang ties is being proposed by U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Highland Park.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: March 24, 2009

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Neighborhoods fear gang unrest over spring break (Denver, CO): With spring break putting more teenagers on the street this week, some neighborhoods are thinking about the potential for gang violence after a string of recent incidents.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: March 24, 2009

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El Paso City's injunction efforts against gangs emulate California cities (El Paso, TX): Civil court injunctions designed to wipe out street gangs have been a popular tactic of police and government lawyers in Southern California for more than 20 years.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 24, 2009

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Slaying victim had ties to gang (Providence, RI): Dominique Gay, who was fatally shot from ambush near Roger Williams Park on Friday, was a member or at least a close associate of the Goonies, a relatively new street gang that has dabbled in drugs and participated in street crime across the city.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: March 24, 2009

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Nampa drive-by shootings could be gangs (Nampa, ID): Today the owner of an Olive Street home can't believe the bullet holes in the side of his house. The owner of the home didn't want to give his name to Today's Channel 6 News but he did say the holes look like the shooter was trying to kill someone.
Source: KIVI-TV 6 News    Date: March 24, 2009

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Huge Mexican heroin ring raided (Los Angeles, CA): Federal and local law enforcement officers raided 38 locations across Southern California today as part of a crackdown on a huge drug ring allegedly run by a family based in Mexico and East Los Angeles that distributed heroin to street gangs across the region.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 24, 2009

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Gang shooting leaves innocent man dead (Phoenix, AZ): Police on Tuesday said an innocent man suffered a fatal gunshot wound during a midday gang shooting in south Phoenix.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: March 24, 2009

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Five arrested during gang probes (Ventura County, CA): Several people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, robbery and firearm offenses during investigations of gang-related crimes in the Oxnard and Piru areas, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: March 23, 2009

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