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Mesa makes 80 arrests in gang sweep (Mesa, AZ): Targeting gang-related activity and serious street crimes, Mesa's gang task force arrested 80 people last month, 50 of them on suspicion of felony offenses.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: November 6, 2008

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Six charged in alleged Miss.-to-Chicago gun ring (Chicago, IL): Federal agents arrested four men and searched for a fifth in Mississippi on Wednesday on charges of illegally buying guns there and bringing them to Chicago, where street gangs are eager to own high-powered firearms.
Source: The Pantagraph    Date: November 5, 2008

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Jury convicts three in Kansas gang racketeering case (Wichita, KS): A federal jury convicts three Wichita-area street gang members in the first federal racketeering case ever filed in Kansas.
Source: KWCH 12 News    Date: November 5, 2008

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Gwinnett Co. gang members indicted for cocaine trafficking (Gwinnett County, GA): Four Gwinnett County men are among those indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiring to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute.
Source:    Date: November 5, 2008

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Authorities announce Cape May Co. gang crackdown (Cape May County, NJ): Authorities in Cape May county have teamed up with the state to crack down on gang crime happening in their municipalities. Officials say being proactive, they can help keep their streets clean and safe.
Source: WMGM NBC 40    Date: November 5, 2008

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Weekend violence claims 17 lives in L.A. County (Los Angeles County, CA): Violence across Los Angeles County over the weekend claimed at least 17 lives, a deadly tally that included five people found shot to death in Long Beach, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 4, 2008

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Fatal shooting is gang-related (Madison, KS): A weekend shooting that killed one man and wounded another outside a house on North Madison was gang-related, police said Monday.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: November 4, 2008

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Police: Anti-gang programs working (Visalia, CA): Visalia has seen a reduction in gang-related violence over the last year, city police Chief Bob Carden told the Visalia City Council Monday. Compared with the first 10 months of 2007, according to Carden, homicides are down 20 percent, deadly weapon assaults are down 25 percent and drive-by shootings are down 30 percent.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: November 4, 2008

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Gang graffiti appears in Sioux Falls neighborhoods (Sioux Falls, SD): Sioux Falls police are investigating more than a dozen cases of graffiti spread across at least two neighborhoods, police spokesman Sam Clemens said.
Source: Argus Leader    Date: November 4, 2008

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School system policy on gangs stalled (Guilford County, NC): A gang policy for Guilford County Schools looks to be stalled with some officials questioning the need for such a policy.
Source: News & Record    Date: November 4, 2008

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Norfolk councilwoman's grass-roots effort targets violence (Norfolk, VA): City Councilwoman Daun S. Hester called on parents, business owners and community leaders Monday to join in a grass-roots effort to fight violence in Norfolk communities and schools.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: November 4, 2008

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Two Reno men killed for crossing out gang graffiti (Reno, NV): A 17-year-old gang member on Halloween morning shot to death two young men in retaliation because they were crossing out his gang’s graffiti, Reno police allege.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: November 3, 2008

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Councilman warns of 'gang crisis' after latest teen slaying (Seattle, WA): The shooting death Friday of a 15-year-old boy near Garfield High School underscores the need to admit that Seattle has a gang problem and to launch a plan to prevent youth violence, City Councilman Tim Burgess said Monday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: November 3, 2008

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Three Liberty High students arrested in Hillsboro gang shooting (Hillsboro, OR): Three students at Liberty High School have been charged in an October gang shooting.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 3, 2008

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Jackson County not immune to gangs (Jackson, MI): They claim colors, sell drugs, destroy property and assault others. Though it is not common, they kill.
Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot    Date: November 2, 2008

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Gang ties suspected in shootings near Garfield High School (Seattle, WA): A 16-year-old boy shot to death near Garfield High School Friday night was the fifth teenager killed in Seattle this year, a trend that had already prompted Mayor Greg Nickels to propose a new $9 million initiative to prevent youth violence.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: November 2, 2008

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Suspected Asian street gang leader arrested (Murrieta, CA): A man who state authorities describe as a “key member” of a violent San Diego Asian street gang has been arrested in the Murrieta area, it was reported Sunday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 2, 2008

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Elgin police say Halloween shootings were gang related (Elgin, IL): A Halloween night shooting in Elgin that killed one teen and injured another was gang related, police said Sunday.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: November 2, 2008

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Organized-crime act targets drug gangs (Baltimore, MD): Looking tired and resigned, Shaneka Penix stood before U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles in his Baltimore courtroom yesterday morning and quietly asked for mercy. "I believe I deserve a second chance," she said.
Source: The Sun    Date: November 1, 2008

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23 arrests made in gang crackdown following shootings (Tulare County, CA): Four days of gang sweeps in Cutler, Orosi and Dinuba have led to 23 arrests this week, most on suspicion of parole violation, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department reported Friday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: November 1, 2008

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