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Posen takes on Graffiti (Posen, IL): Posen police are having a hard time stopping gang members from spray painting their graffiti throughout the village.
Source: SouthtownStar    Date: July 18, 2008

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49 immigrants arrested in federal anti-gang effort (Chicago, IL): Federal agents have arrested 49 immigrants in the Chicago area, part of an ongoing effort to crack down on foreign-born gang members, officials announced Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 18, 2008

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Elizabeth City makes strides in curbing gang activity (Elizabeth City, NC): In 2006, police began seeing signs of growing organized gang activity. Now, Elizabeth City Police Chief Charles Crudup says the activity is on the decline and he's hoping that beefed up patrols, involvement by residents as well as education and intervention will go a long way toward eventually eliminating gangs and associated crimes.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: July 18, 2008

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Mayor to expand anti-gang program into Valley (San Fernando, CA): Following through on a pledge made months ago, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday that plans are under way to soon expand the CLEAR anti-gang program to four more areas, including one in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 18, 2008

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Two brothers linked to extensive tagging in Hesperia, gangs (Hesperia, CA): Two brothers were arrested Wednesday after it was discovered that they had been connected to extensive tagging of gang-related graffiti on city property, officials said.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 18, 2008

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Police work with ICE to round up gang members (Wenatchee, WA): Wenatchee police teamed with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents Thursday to round up several gang members, some of whom were arrested solely on immigration holds, a Wenatchee police sergeant said.
Source: The Wenatchee World     Date: July 18, 2008

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Police break up Fresno gang (Fresno, CA): Fresno police posted a major victory Friday, announcing that officers had arrested 54 Villa Posse members and dismantled one of Fresno's most ruthless street gangs.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 18, 2008

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Lowell police, DA's office getting $222G to combat gang violence (Lowell, MA): City police and the Middlesex District Attorney's office will get $222,000 from a federal grant program aimed at curbing gang and handgun violence, boosting several programs and funding a prosecutor who can take cases to either federal or state court.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: July 17, 2008

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Agencies arrest 45 in Tulsa sweep (Tulsa, OK): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced Thursday the arrests of 45 gang members, gang associates and immigration violators after a six-day operation here.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: July 17, 2008

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Fla. justices extend gang violence grand jury (Tallahassee, FL): A statewide grand jury that's focusing on gang violence will have an extra six months to continue it's work.
Source: Examiner    Date: July 17, 2008

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Gang member arrested in park shooting (Baltimore County, MD): Baltimore County Police have arrested a female Bloods gang member in the shooting of an 18 year old at Robert E. Lee Park early yesterday morning.
Source: WMAR ABC 2 News    Date: July 17, 2008

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Two suspected gang members charged in Riviera Beach killing (Riviera Beach, FL): Two suspected Palm Beach County gang members who were arrested by federal marshals in Georgia last week are facing charges in the slaying of a Riviera Beach man, police say.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: July 17, 2008

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Vandalism charges for two gang members, police say (Newburgh, NY): Two city teens have been charged with felony criminal mischief after what police are calling a gang-related incident.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal    Date: July 17, 2008

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Police seek information on gang graffiti discovered at four locations in Lumberton (Lumberton, PA): Police are looking for whoever was responsible for spray-painting gang graffiti at the township middle school and three other locations.
Source: Burlington County Times    Date: July 17, 2008

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Feds arrest 24 in Spokane gang and drug raids (Spokane, WA): A federal task force in Spokane has arrested 24 people in gang and drug raids. U.S. Attorney James E. McDevitt says the raids followed a year and a half of investigation into large-scale crack cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy dealing.
Source: Examiner    Date: July 17, 2008

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Gang activity grows (Ocean City, MD): Hell's Angels and Latin Kings in Baltimore city. Grape Street Crips in Fort Washington. And now snooping around the Eastern Shore, La Mara Salvatrucha -- better known as MS-13.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: July 17, 2008

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General Assembly passes gang legislation (Raleigh, NC): The North Carolina General Assembly passed anti-gang legislation that creates stricter penalties for gang activities.
Source: Independent Tribune    Date: July 17, 2008

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Accused Richland gang head in custody (Richland, MS): The so-called "Queen Bee" of a local street gang has surrendered to police, giving city leaders hope they have begun to eliminate the Chicago-based group from a mobile home park.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: July 17, 2008

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Authorities target undocumented immigrants in gangs (Ogden, UT): Authorities on Tuesday announced a crackdown on foreign nationals who are in the United States illegally and are involved in gang activities.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: July 16, 2008

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Concerned about gang signs, NFL reviews tapes (Washington, DC): Hand signals captured on videotape are once again being scrutinized around the NFL. Only this time, it's not the New England Patriots studying them for a competitive advantage, but league officials in search of a more sinister message
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 16, 2008

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