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Federal experts to help with Salinas gang problem (Salinas, CA): Federal violence and terrorism experts are coming to this Central Coast farming city to help local authorities combat a deep-rooted gang problem, which is blamed for numerous deaths in the past year, city officials announced Monday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 3, 2009

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Separating rival Hispanic gangs has reduced prison violence (Seattle): Worried about escalating gang violence behind bars, the state Department of Corrections last year began housing members of two rival Hispanic gangs known as the Norteños and Sureños in separate units.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: February 3, 2009

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QC police learn to identify gangs (Chicago, IL): A local task force that works to keep gangs off Quad City streets gets a helping hand. The Quad Cities Federal Gang Task Force has been cracking down on gang related crimes for more than a decade.
Source: WHBF 4 News     Date: February 3, 2009

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Gangs target Springfield because they find a market for drugs (Springfield, IL): Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Darrell Moore says the good news is he doesn't think gangs in Springfield are a growing problem. He says the bad news is gangs are still operating here.
Source: KY3 News    Date: February 3, 2009

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Two men sought in Whittier killing (Whittier, CA): Joseph Magdaleno told his mother he would meet his girlfriend at a local park and left the house on Saturday afternoon.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: February 3, 2009

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Turf wars are fueling Seattleā€™s gang conflicts (Seattle, WA): Life is over for Perry J. Henderson, 18, and it is imperiled for his killer, Jonathan J. Hall. At age 19, Hall pled guilty to the murder of Henderson, and last week went off to state prison in the continuing tradition of wasted youth.
Source: Seattle Weekly    Date: February 3, 2009

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Sheriff's office describes gang presence in township (Maine Township, IL): There are four street gangs identified in Maine Township, but the area's most active are the Latin Kings and the Surenos 13s, bitter rivals whose ongoing hated has occasionally erupted in violence, including the March 2004 murder of a 16-year-old boy along Dempster Street.
Source: Niles Herald-Spectator    Date: February 2, 2009

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Gang crackdown: Kearns residents' call for action (Kearns, UT): Stirred by a fatal shooting in their west-side suburb, hundreds gathered Monday at the very high school that spent hours on lockdown last month to help this troubled township heal.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 2, 2009

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Cities split over gang injunction (Duarte, CA): Officials have declined Monrovia's invitation to participate in a gang injunction aimed at stemming illegal activity in areas in and around the two cities.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: February 1, 2009

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Sacramento gang violence takes a deadlier turn (Sacramento, CA): Eyes closed, Trish O'Connor imagines her son's killing. The nightmarish scenario always ends with Patrick Razaghzadeh's body lying in the mud, soaked by the early morning rain, still dressed in the Oakland A's baseball uniform he wore to his fatal Halloween party.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 1, 2009

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Prisons, police bolster communication to tackle gangs (Baltimore, MD): Two years ago, state Corrections Secretary Gary D. Maynard gave prison and local police officials a simple task: draw up lists of the most violent gang members being held in state custody.
Source: The Sun    Date: February 1, 2009

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One hurt in gang-related Elgin shooting (Elgin, IL): A gang-related drive-by shooting in Elgin Friday has sent one victim to the hospital with life threatening injuries, police said.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: February 1, 2009

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Police unit tracks gang activity (Janesville, WI): Two teens had been exchanging threatening text messages for hours when they decided to settle it with a fistfight.
Source: Janesville Gazette    Date: February 1, 2009

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Dayton hopes to learn from Cincinnati gang bust (Dayton, OH): In the days following a barrage of arrests that rounded up 50 people , Cincinnati police had to start making confession appointments. The November 2008 roundup halved the free membership of the Northside Taliband, a 92-member gang highly organized into branches that focused on various types of crime.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: February 1, 2009

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MET concentrates its energy on dealing with city's gangs (Redlands, CA): When the cops in the green shirts show up, there is a good chance someone is going to jail. The green-shirt clad officers are members of the Redlands Police Department's Multiple Enforcement Team.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 31, 2009

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Man guilty in gang-related robberies (Petersburg, VA): A Prince George County man who robbed or attempted to rob four people in four days as part of his initiation into a Bloods-affiliated gang in Petersburg pleaded guilty yesterday to seven felonies, including criminal gang participation.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: January 31, 2009

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Girl wounded by stray bullet from apparent gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A 6-year-old girl wounded in the back by a stray bullet from an apparent gang-related shooting just south of the Central City area was in stable condition as of Saturday evening at a hospital, police said.
Source: FOX 11 News    Date: January 31, 2009

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Attorney general homes in on gangs (New Jersey): While wearing a locator bracelet as a condition of his parole, Burlington City resident Ronald "Bang Boy" Kinston allegedly ran a gun- and heroin-distribution ring as a leader of the Bounty Hunter Bloods gang.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: January 30, 2009

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FBI says gang arrests will make it safer here (Omaha, NE): Bruce Ferrell said Omaha has seen the benefits of taking violent gang members off the streets. Ferrell, chairman of the Midwest Gang Investigators Association and a retired Omaha police gang unit officer, said Thursday that after arresting 12 south Omaha gang members in late 1999 and early 2000, police saw a significant reduction in violence in south Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 30, 2009

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Gang members sentenced (West Palm Beach, FL): Two members of a violent Palm Beach County street gang were sentenced in West Palm Beach on Thursday to 25 years each in prison.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: January 30, 2009

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