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Westbury students' slayings prompt call to action (Houston, TX): The recent slayings of two Westbury High School students spurred police, church leaders and school officials on Tuesday to pledge a joint effort against gang violence in that southwest Houston neighborhood.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 12, 2008

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Laws allow Thomas to get tough on gangs (Mesa, AZ): Armed with new laws, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is ready to lockup gang members for a long time along with those who associate with gangs.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: February 11, 2008

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Schools trying to save gang members one by one (Pittsburgh, PA): With a $1.1 million federal grant, the Pittsburgh Public Schools and a handful of partners are trying to save East End gang members -- one at a time.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: February 11, 2008

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Surge in gang violence worries Portland police (Portland, OR): A teenage boy was shot Sunday night in Northeast Portland in what police say is an ongoing spike in gang-related shootings and gang activity in the city.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: February 11, 2008

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Cops bust gang meeting in Clove Lakes Park (Staten Island, NY): The message sent by the NYPD was clear: Clove Lakes Park belongs to the people -- not the gangs.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: February 11, 2008

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Gang case prompts tight security at courthouse (Palm Beach County, FL): The cases of 10 suspected gang members recently indicted by a statewide grand jury are just beginning to wind their way through the criminal system, but already their prosecution is presenting some uncommon logistical challenges at the Palm Beach County Courthouse.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 11, 2008

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Seven caught after mall stabbing (Modesto, CA): A 19-year-old Modesto man is in critical condition after being stabbed Sunday afternoon in what appears to have been a gang-related fight at Vintage Faire Mall, police said.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: February 11, 2008

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Graffiti changing look of Loudoun (Loudoun County, VA): A tot lot in Ashburn. A school door in Sterling. A community clubhouse wall in Dulles. All have been hit with graffiti in recent weeks, a growing nuisance in Loudoun County.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 10, 2008

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Mexican Mafia's root runs deep in San Gabriel Valley (San Gabriel Valley, CA): Ralph "Perico" Rocha and Rafael "Cisco" Gonzalez-Mu oz committed what is considered a mortal sin among the ranks of the dreaded Mexican Mafia prison gang: they encroached into the drug territory of a senior gang member
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: February 10, 2008

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County attorney vows to uphold tougher gang laws (Maricopa County, AZ): With new marching orders courtesy of the Arizona Legislature, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office is working harder to make sure violent gang members stay out of Valley neighborhoods, County Attorney Andrew Thomas said at a press conference Sunday afternoon.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: February 10, 2008

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East Palo Alto: Neighborhood T-shirts mark pride or gangs? (Palo Alto, CA): The three T-shirts displayed in the front window of Naidelyn's Boutique in East Palo Alto bear the names of three city neighborhoods in the slang of local gangs that have staked them as their turf.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: February 10, 2008

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Accidental shooting in Salem apartment building raises gang concerns (Salem, MA): The shot fired Thursday night inside a Boston Street apartment building, which went through the floor and barely missed a young father in the apartment below, has rattled this working-class neighborhood on the edge of the city's McIntire Historic District.
Source: The Salem News    Date: February 9, 2008

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Man dies during gang dispute (Exeter, CA): On Friday, Brian Barajas, 18 years old, was stabbed multiple times during a confrontation between multiple rival Northern and Southern structure gang members in Exeter
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: February 9, 2008

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West Sacramento gang injunction opponents take crusade to the streets (Sacramento, CA): Community activists are soliciting sworn declarations from West Sacramento residents as a new tactic in their fight against a proposed gang injunction targeting the so-called Broderick Boys.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: February 9, 2008

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Operation Phoenix goes big time (San Bernardino, CA): San Bernardino officials are moving forward on plans to expand Mayor Pat Morris' crime-fighting Operation Phoenix in three neighborhoods across the city, with literacy, English fluency, vocational training and gang interventions set to start by early next month.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: February 9, 2008

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Police: Shooter had gang ties (Asheville, NC): The man accused of wounding three people in a shooting at an Asheville recreation center belongs to a city gang but likely did not act out of any gang rivalry, police said Friday.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: February 9, 2008

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Four held in alleged ID theft scheme (Fresno, CA): Fresno police have arrested four people in what they describe as an identity-theft scam in which more than 50 people were tricked into giving personal information over the telephone.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: February 8, 2008

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Arlington increases its efforts to curb youth violence (Arlington, TX): A recent spate of youth violence has spurred another wave of meetings to address the problem. Arlington City Councilman Robert Rivera has scheduled a news conference today to encourage residents to help Arlington nonprofit groups steer youths toward nonviolent activities.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 8, 2008

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The gangs of Providence (Providence, RI): On a beautiful afternoon in early autumn everyone seems to be enjoying the unseasonably warm weather with one exception: the Providence Police Gang Unit.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: February 8, 2008

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Police: Latin Kings gang member shot himself in foot (Salem, MA): Police say a man who shot himself in the foot Thursday night and caused a bullet to travel into a neighbor’s bed is a member of the Latin Kings street gang.
Source: The Daily News Tribune    Date: February 8, 2008

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