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Police dispute state Justice Department gang report (Madison, WI): Police in Northeastern Wisconsin are downplaying a state report on gang activity in the region, saying Thursday it overestimated the problem.
Source: Herald Times Reporter    Date: November 14, 2008

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Graffiti trouble growing in St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, FL): A growing number of graffiti bandits are making their mark across the city, scrawling nicknames, gang symbols and other messages on walls, trash bins, sidewalks, restrooms, benches and more.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: November 14, 2008

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Street-level drug sweep nets 31 (Springfield, MA): State, federal and local law enforcement arrested 31 people Thursday as part of a daylong warrant sweep throughout the city targeting the street-level drug trade, officials said.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 14, 2008

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Palm Springs police to focus on gang activity, graffiti (Palm Springs, CA): Fighting gang activity and graffiti are among the priorities for the Palm Springs Police Department outlined by Chief David Dominguez.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: November 14, 2008

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Operation by Lee County Sheriff’s Office nets gang arrests (Lee County, FL): The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has made a sweep of 14 arrests in an operation targeting gang activity in Lee County.
Source: The News-Press    Date: November 14, 2008

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You Tube videos earn Miami gang leader prison time (Miami, FL): Bird Road Rudy, the gang leader who posted a YouTube video of himself and buddies waving guns in the air and taunting police to "come get some," admitted to a federal judge Friday what he did was illegal.
Source: The Olympian    Date: November 14, 2008

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Early morning raids target North Richmond gang (Richmond, CA): Less than 24 hours after massive police raids targeted central Richmond's most prolific street gang, a second operation targeting Deep-C's chief rivals sent teams of well-armored police into neighboring North Richmond.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: November 14, 2008

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Community leaders say gang violence getting worse across metro (Kansas City, MO): Authorities said that Shauntay Henderson was at the center of gang violence in Kansas City, and the 2007 manhunt that led to her arrest attracted national attention.
Source: FOX 4 News    Date: November 14, 2008

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Three males arrested on gang related charges (Poreterville, CA): Two adult males and a male juvenile were arrested Wednesday, after Porterville police officers were dispatched to a stabbing that had reportedly just occurred.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: November 14, 2008

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Massive gang raids in central Richmond (Richmond, CA): Federal, state and local law enforcement officers raided a series of homes in central Richmond this morning to root out street gangs as part of a yearlong investigation into violence, guns and drugs associated with the targets, the state Department of Justice said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: November 13, 2008

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Haverhill, Methuen win $220,000 to fight youth gangs (Haverhill, MA): The city will share a $220,000 grant to combat gang activity in the inner city and provide educational programs for teenagers.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: November 13, 2008

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Cops fight back against gang violence in McFarland (McFarland, CA): Swarms of cops fought back Thursday against gang violence that has plagued the small farming town of McFarland.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: November 13, 2008

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13 arrested after gang brawl at school (Crisfield, MD): Thirteen students at a lower Eastern Shore high school have been arrested after a brawl that police say was gang-related.
Source: Examiner    Date: November 13, 2008

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25 arrested in 'Operation Showdown' gang raid (Yuba County, CA): Drugs, guns, and cash were seized Thursday in a sweeping gang raid in Sutter and Yuba counties. Twenty-five people were arrested in what is being called Operation Showdown.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: November 13, 2008

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Latin Kings gang member arrested in North Plainfield on cocaine charges (North Plainfield, NJ): A member of the Latin Kings gang has been arrested on cocaine charges following a three-month investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Gangs and Guns Task Force, the North Plainfield Police Department and the Manville Police Department K-9 Unit.
Source: Courier News    Date: November 13, 2008

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$250K grant to boost anti-gang efforts in Fitchburg (Boston, MA): Efforts to fight gang activity on city streets and prevent youth violence will get a boost from almost $250,000 in state funding announced Wednesday for Fitchburg through the state's Shannon grant program.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: November 13, 2008

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Authorities: Numbers don't accurately reflect street-level gang activity in Winnebago County (Winnebago County, WI): The average citizen walking down the streets of Winnebago County probably doesn't see many signs of gang activity.
Source: The Northwestern    Date: November 12, 2008

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Local police take issue with state gang report (Fon du Lac, WI): Local law enforcement officials say they are perplexed by a state Department of Justice report that indicates Fond du Lac and Ripon may have "a significant gang problem."
Source: The Reporter    Date: November 12, 2008

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Four Burlington teens arrested for gang grafitti (Burlington, NC): Burlington -- Police arrested four teens after they were caught damaging city buildings. Officers saw a suspicious vehicle parked at the Burling BMX track on Graham Street around 10:45pm on Monday night.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: November 12, 2008

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Gang violence on the rise (Oklahoma City, OK): Gang violence is increasing in Oklahoma and gang members are becoming more brazen as they challenge police in shootouts that endanger officers and the public, a member of the Oklahoma City Police Department's gang unit said Wednesday.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: November 12, 2008

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