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D.C. anti-gang effort: Call them 'crews' (Washington, DC): When is a gang not a gang? When it's based in the District. D.C. officials insist on describing groups of young males as "crews," rather than gangs, even when they are held responsible for violent acts such as the wave of killings in the city last weekend.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: April 30, 2008

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Gang peace years off (Salinas, CA): California's anti-gang czar brought a grim message to Salinas city leaders Tuesday. Despite their best strategies to end gang violence in the city, Paul Seave warned during a three-hour meeting with officials, it could take anywhere from three to 12 years before Salinas sees results.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 30, 2008

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Suspected gang members arrested in two incidents (Ouachita Parish, LA): A victim of a gang-related shooting has been accused of stealing guns while another suspected gang member is jailed on burglary and assault charges.
Source: The News-Star    Date: April 30, 2008

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Senators want Chicago in anti-gang effort (Washington, DC): Both of Illinois' senators want to meet with U.S. Justice Department officials to talk about including the Chicago area in the department's Comprehensive Anti-Gang initiative.
Source: ABC 7 Chicago    Date: April 29, 2008

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Modesto police stepping up their presence after gunfire (Modesto, CA): Modesto police are continuing to show up in force on city streets after two possibly gang-related shootings Friday that left a toddler hospitalized, a 14-year-old dead and another teenager wounded.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: April 29, 2008

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York City residents protest gang label with rally (York, PA): Law enforcement officials estimate there are almost three dozen gangs in York City, but not everyone believes it.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: April 29, 2008

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Schools scouted for gang activity (Pittsburgh, PA): Three recent student fights that injured teachers and resulted in arrests prompted the Allegheny County district attorney on Monday to assign detectives to Woodland Hills School District to determine whether gangs are responsible.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Date: April 29, 2008

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Eight arrested after gang killings of two in Victorville (Victorville, CA): The gang killing of a man and teenager in a Victorville parking lot led to the arrest of eight people, all with gang affiliations.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 29, 2008

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Bullet wounds man in house (Salinas, CA): Another shooting in Salinas left a man in his 40s injured Monday night. Police responded to a report of a shooting about 8:30 p.m. on the 1100 block of East Laurel Drive, which left a man hospitalized after a bullet came through a wall of his home.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 29, 2008

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Violent gang busted up in Buffalo (Buffalo, NY): A violent gang from hundreds of miles away has been busted up in Buffalo. The FBI and numerous other local police agencies arrested several suspected members from "The Almighty King and Queen Nation Gang" during a city wide raid Tuesday.
Source: WIVB News 4    Date: April 29, 2008

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Portland school decision raises eyebrows (Portland, OR): One Portland school is telling some students: shave your eyebrows or go home. Several students at Centennial High School have picked up on a trend to shave lines into their eyebrows.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: April 28, 2008

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Gang crew charged in shooting (Lynn, MA): Four suspected gang members were ordered held without bail Monday for allegedly taking part in a retaliation shooting on Pinkham Street over the weekend.
Source: The Daily Item     Date: April 28, 2008

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Two arrested following a possibly gang-related stabbing Sunday night (Fort Collins, CO): Two men are in custody following a stabbing Sunday night near the King Soopers at 1015 S. Taft Hill Road in Fort Collins, police said. The incident may have been gang related, police said.
Source: The Coloradoan    Date: April 28, 2008

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Judge grants permanent injunction against South Side Kings gang (Tulare County, CA): A Tulare County Superior Court judge has granted a permanent injunction against the South Side Kings gang, prohibiting members from congregating in public and conducting numerous other activities in Ivanhoe.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: April 28, 2008

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Anti-gang injunction evokes mixed feelings (Los Angeles, CA): Alicia De La Cruz hears the words city and county prosecutors use to describe her and her Sylmar neighbors and is left puzzled.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: April 27, 2008

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City reacts with sorrow, alarm at child's shooting and teen's death (Modesto, CA): News of two shootings in west Modesto that left a 14-year-old dead and a 22-month old in critical condition hit Dave Lopez hard.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: April 27, 2008

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Officials form gang task force (Monroe, LA): Pictures on the Internet tell a tale woven with guns, mug shots and violence. Teenagers as young as 14 brandish firearms in pictures posted on MySpace and use expletives to talk about their "rivals" in other neighborhoods.
Source: The News-Star    Date: April 27, 2008

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13-year-old charged with being street gang member (Hampton, VA): A 13-year-old from Hampton has been charged with being a member of the street gang the Bloods.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 26, 2008

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Manchester high assault may have been gang-related (Manchester, CT): The condition of a Manchester High School student severely injured in an assault in school improved Friday as police investigated the possibility that the clash between students was gang-related.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: April 26, 2008

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Cops to get rifles to compete with gangs (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police officers will soon be equipped with M4 carbines to match the firepower of the street gangs they're up against, under a policy change in the works to stop the bloodshed on the city's streets.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 26, 2008

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