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Gang member numbers triple (San Jacinto, CA): With the growth of the San Jacinto Valley has come a growth in gangs, both in the number of gangs and the number of gang members.
Source: The Valley Chronicle    Date: January 17, 2009

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Hempstead cop injured while arresting gang member (Hempstead, NY): An reputed gang member was arrested on gun charges and for injuring a police officer in Hempstead on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 3:41 a.m., Nassau Police say
Source: Long Island Press    Date: January 17, 2009

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Another shooting tied to gang activity (Portland, OR): Investigators believe a shooting in southeast Portland on Wednesday is the latest incident in a wave of gang violence that has swept the east side of the city.
Source: KXL Newsradio 750    Date: January 16, 2009

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In San Jose, anti-gang team tries to shut down Sureño-vs.-Norteño violence (San Jose, CA): "This is a traditional Sureño street," says police Sgt. Matt Archer as we cruise into a San Jose neighborhood stacked deep with shoddy two-story apartment buildings.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 16, 2009

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Teen wounded in drive-by shooting (Pueblo, CO): A 16-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning on the East Side for allegedly wearing rival gang clothing, according to Pueblo police.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: January 16, 2009

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More gang shooting in Portland; one arrested (Portland, OR): A relative of a man slain in gang violence on New Year's Eve has been accused of spraying gunshots at a car in southeast Portland, police say.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 16, 2009

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Sixth homicide in week-long gang violence in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Police Friday were investigating the sixth gang-related fatal shooting carried out in the city in seven days.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: January 16, 2009

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Gang reduction task force pools wisdom, tools (Jacksonville, FL): It takes a region to stop a gang. Law-enforcement agencies from across Northeast Florida pledged to pool their collective might Wednesday during the first meeting of a gang reduction task force started by state Attorney General Bill McCollum.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: January 15, 2009

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Sheriff: 16 Gangs Operating In Jacksonville (St. Augustine, FL): At a meeting of law enforcement officials, school administrators and nonprofit leaders Wednesday, Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford confirmed that several gangs were operating in the city.
Source: MSNBC WJXT    Date: January 15, 2009

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Akron street gang busted (Akron, OH): Twenty-two members of the Kaika Klan Outlaws gang were arrested for drug trafficking after an 18-month joint federal and local investigation into gang and drug activity here.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: January 15, 2009

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Injunction issued on six L.A. gangs (Los Angeles, CA): A judge has issued an permanent injunction restricting the activities of members of six South Los Angeles gangs and establishing what is believed to be Los Angeles' largest "safety zone," the City Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: January 15, 2009

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Cops say top gang leader in custody (Harrisonburg, VA): Following a two-year investigation, Harrisonburg police say a high-ranking gang member, known on the streets as "Casper," is behind bars facing dozens of felony charges.
Source: Daily News-Record    Date: January 15, 2009

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Military ready if drug gangs cross border (Washington, DC): Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Wednesday that federal SWAT teams and military units are prepared to respond to Mexican drug gangs in the event they cross the Rio Grande and confront U.S. law officers.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 15, 2009

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Three arrested, charged with vandalism on west side (Spartanburg County, SC): Three of four men accused of tagging businesses, church and mall signs and personal vehicles with blue spray paint earlier this month during a widespread spree were arrested and jailed by deputies Wednesday.
Source: The Herald-Journal    Date: January 15, 2009

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L.A. to seek to recover $5 million from street gang (Los Angeles, CA): A Superior Court judge has ruled that Los Angeles city officials can seek to recover $5 million from a street gang that has long held a monopoly on the downtown heroin trade, officials announced Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 14, 2009

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Salinas puts more police on streets (Salinas, CA): Salinas police officials say officers are flooding the city's streets in response to a surge of gang shootings.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 14, 2009

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Is the injunction working? (Victorville, CA): It has been two years since the city placed an injunction on the East Side Victoria street gang, and some who live and work within the designated safety zone say they have seen marked improvements in the neighborhood.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 14, 2009

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Mexican drug war poses major threat to U.S. (Washington, DC) : The U.S. Department of Justice called the Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO) the "greatest organized crime threat to the United States" in their 2009 National Drug Assessment report.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: January 14, 2009

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Killing of 4-year-old LA boy believed gang related (Los Angeles, CA): The fatal shooting of a 4-year-old boy on a neighborhood sidewalk was believed to be gang-related, authorities said Wednesday as police searched for those responsible.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: January 14, 2009

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I-15 shooting was likely gang-related (Salt Lake City, UT): A highway shooting during Friday's rush hour was likely gang-related and not a road-rage incident, as Utah Highway Patrol troopers originally thought.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 14, 2009

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