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LA street gangs add ID theft to turf (Los Angeles, CA): It’s not just Eastern European or Asian cyber gangs -- gangs from the streets of L.A. and other cities better known for drugs and weapons violence are now turning to identity theft crimes as well, according to a published report .
Source: Dark Reading    Date: August 15, 2008
http://www.darkreading.com/...

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Seven arrested in Porterville gang sweep (Porterville, CA): Porterville police said they arrested seven people, three of them minors, during a gang sweep in their city today.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 15, 2008
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L.A. City Council approves contracts for gang-prevention programs (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles City Council today approved the first stage of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's new anti-gang initiative, signing off on half-million-dollar contracts to six gang-prevention programs that will target children from 10 to 15 years old considered at high risk of being lured into gang life.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 15, 2008
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Area sees decline in gang activity (Visalia, CA): It wasn't all that long ago that Bertha Iniguez would lie awake at night in her N.E. Fourth Avenue apartment, kept up by the sound of frequent gunfire.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 15, 2008
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Young Guns: Scattershot solutions and six dead teens (Seattle, WA): Common wisdom holds that kids involved with gangs are long gone from school, unseen and vanished into street life. But James, a sophomore at Cleveland High last year, would disagree.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 14, 2008
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New St. Paul police program will keep tabs on violent gang members (St. Paul, MN): The list of targeted individuals goes by the name of 'Bob', which stands for the "baddest of the bunch." The alleged gang members -- ranging in age from 15 to 27 -- landed on the list because of extensive rap sheets, or because they've been linked to violent crimes but were never convicted.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio    Date: August 14, 2008
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Slayings linked to San Pablo gangs (San Pablo, CA): A criminal grand jury has indicted 11 suspected gang members on murder and conspiracy charges, according to court records released this week.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 14, 2008
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Police believe 18th Street Gang responsible for car thefts (Charlotte, NC): If you lived on Scaleybark Road and owned a Honda, your car was at risk. But that changed considerably with the arrest of four men.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: August 14, 2008
http://www.wcnc.com/...

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A new way to help teens avoid gangs (Mountain View, CA): Mountain View police officer Katherine Comesana held up a picture of a drug-damaged brain to a classroom of 33 seventh-graders.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 14, 2008
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Arrests take toll on local gang (Elk Grove, CA): Elk Grove Police Detective Aaron Lee has been a gang detective for the past seven years, specializing in Asian gangs.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 14, 2008
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Young Guns: A new brand of gangster grows up in a killing culture (Seattle, WA): Danger sits in a booth at Denny's, talking about the reason for his name. "I stabbed about three people," he says, his angular face betraying no particular emotion. He mentions it offhandedly, like a kid trying to be modest about something in which he takes great pride.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 13, 2008
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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CMS identifies 70 gangs found in schools (Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials on Tuesday unveiled what they called their first comprehensive report on gangs, identifying about 70 gangs with 450 members in local schools.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 13, 2008
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/...

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Anti-gang measure fought (Los Angeles, CA): Citing recent controversy over fee increases at City Hall, a taxpayer advocate group is urging Angelenos to oppose a parcel tax on the Nov. 4 ballot that would pay for anti-gang prevention programs.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: August 13, 2008
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Gang members arrested in Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA): Portsmouth police have charged four individuals, including three juveniles, for a series of burglaries in the Cradock section of the city.
Source: WVBT FOX 43 News    Date: August 13, 2008
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Belt leads to stabbing of Antioch teen in suspected gang attack (Antioch, CA): A decorative belt may have triggered the stabbing of a 16-year-old in a suspected gang-related attack Tuesday night by five men, who were all arrested, police said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 13, 2008
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Feds kick in $2M to fight gangs (Chicago, IL): The Chicago area is getting $2 million to help fight gangs -- thanks to the feds. Deputy Attorney General Mark Filip, formerly a federal judge in Chicago, announced the funding Monday as part of a national anti-gang initiative.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 12, 2008
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Gangs get into identity theft (Los Angeles, CA): Identity theft is soaring in California, and street gangs are angling for a piece of the action. Recent cases point to an interest in identity fraud by organizations as diverse as a Long Beach chapter of the Crips, the Armenian Power gang and the prison-based Mexican Mafia, according to law enforcement officials and fraud experts.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 12, 2008
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String of Alabama bank robberies carried out by gang (Gadsden, AL): A string of bank robberies in northeast Alabama got the attention of law enforcement agencies surprised by what they said was its source: an east Gadsden gang looking to banks instead of drug deals for funds.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: August 12, 2008
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Rash of gang graffiti tags appear during weekend (Lakeport, CA): Several locations around Lakeport were hit by a rash of graffiti that officials believe was the result of taggings carried out over the weekend.
Source: Lake County News    Date: August 12, 2008
http://lakeconews.com/...

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Two charged in drug raids were members of Bloods gang (Pemberton Township, NJ): Two men described by police as members of the Bloods street gang were among seven people charged last week during a pair of drug raids in the Browns Mills section of the township.
Source: Burlington County Times    Date: August 12, 2008
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