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Two juveniles arrested for gang activity in Accomack County (Accomack County, VA): Police say an extensive investigation has led to the arrest of two juveniles in connection with several crimes including gang related activity in Accomack County.
Source: WBOC 16 News    Date: May 8, 2008

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Pittsfield residents are taking action on graffiti (Pittsfield, MA): Taking a no-tolerance line against "thug culture," a West Side leader says his Pittsfield community will be on the lookout for gang-related activity after a neighborhood park was targeted by graffiti writers.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: May 7, 2008

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Allentown seeks help to cut gang activity (Allentown, PA): Allentown officials are seeking members from churches and other organizations interested in starting gang intervention programs.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: May 7, 2008

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Two men found guilty in graffiti shooting (Modesto, CA): A fight that broke out over gang graffiti, then escalated into a war of words and ended in a shooting, will send two Modesto men to prison, probably for life.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: May 7, 2008

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Prosecutor: Bird Rock Bandits showed 'pattern of gang activity' (San Diego, CA): Five men accused of fatally beating a professional surfer in La Jolla last year are members of a group that attacked and threatened people in the area over the past three years, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 7, 2008

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Gangs' criminal networks extend into suburbs (Chicago, IL): Much of the deadly violence on Chicago's streets is tied to gangs. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports their criminal networks now extend beyond the city as the FBI focuses more of it resources on rounding them up.
Source: CBS 2 Chicago    Date: May 7, 2008

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Police recover weapons from home of teen accused of killing pizza deliverer (Portsmouth, VA): Police recovered five weapons, including a sawed-off shotgun and an assault rifle, from the Cavalier Manor home of a teenager charged last week with the murder of a pizza deliveryman.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: May 7, 2008

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Officials argue in favor of gang ban (Sylmar, CA): Los Angeles prosecutors and police told hundreds of Sylmar and San Fernando residents Wednesday that an injunction limiting gang movements is needed to stamp out a violent San Fernando Valley gang, despite fears that the measure would criminalize their communities and cause home values to plummet.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: May 7, 2008

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Three charged in weekend attack of street worker (Providence, RI): Three Massachusetts men with ties to the Original Bloods street gang were charged with felony assault yesterday in the vicious weekend attack on a street worker for the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 6, 2008

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Leader's conviction seen as a blow to Black Mafia (Oxnard, CA): The murder conviction of John "Rocky" Lewis this month crushed the leadership of a violent and dangerous criminal street gang that began on the streets of Oxnard, prosecutors say.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 6, 2008

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Gang-related shootings rattle neighbors in peaceful area (St. Paul, MN): When two teenagers were shot in a usually quiet St. Paul neighborhood on Saturday night, the frantic victims tried to hide and residents came to their aid.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: May 6, 2008

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Gang sweep leads to about a dozen arrests (Dayton, OH): Police detectives for the past month have been rounding up suspected gang members in targeted neighborhoods in an effort to curb organized criminal activity.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: May 6, 2008

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Two charged in alleged gang shooting (Columbia, SC): A 20-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy have been arrested by Richland County deputies in connection with a gang-related shooting in the Greenview community, authorities say.
Source: The State    Date: May 6, 2008

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Gangs help drive crime in Lubbock (Lubbock, TX): You may never come face to face with a gang member, but gangs are showing their faces in Lubbock homes, driveways and parking lots.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: May 6, 2008

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Gang bill faces obstacles (Charlotte, NC): State lawmakers say they have a new plan to curb gang-related crime, but questions remain about whether the legislation unfairly targets some groups and whether it will be effective.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: May 5, 2008

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Norteño safe zone permanent (Visalia, CA): It took just about a minute Monday for a Tulare County Superior Court judge to order a permanent gang injunction barring accused Norteño gang members from gathering publicly or engaging in other activities in part of north Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 5, 2008

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Shooting called gang-related (Ogden, UT): Ogden police say a drive-by shooting late Friday that left an 18-year-old man in serious condition was gang-related.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 4, 2008

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Gang intervention summit tries to break a vicious cycle (Arlington, TX): Sharon Richardson said she believes that reading the toe tags on teenagers at the morgue soured her 14-year-old son on gang life. During their visits, there were youths ages 17, 14 and 13 who were dead from gunshot wounds, Richardson said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 4, 2008

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Two gang members held in killing (Redlands, CA): A 48-year-old man is dead and two gang members are in custody following a shooting in a park Saturday afternoon.
Source: The Sun    Date: May 4, 2008

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Two dead, five wounded in gang-related shooting (Phoenix, AZ): A shootout left two teenagers dead, several wounded and bullets strewn over a 2-mile stretch of south Phoenix early Saturday morning.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 4, 2008

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