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Morris annouces major gang, drug takedown (Morris County, NJ): Eleven people, many with ties to the Latin Kings and Neta gangs, have been charged in connection with a major drug trafficking network in Morris County, authorities said today.
Source: Daily Record    Date: August 18, 2008

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Officials hold gang violence conference (Durham, NC): Hundreds of law enforcement officials from across the state are meeting this week to talk about gang-related violence. The meeting is part of the 2008 gangs across the Carolinas training
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: August 18, 2008

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As S.B. County seeks to curb Rialto gang activity, injunctions' effectiveness considered (Rialto, CA): Their tattoos, their monikers, their arrests and their associates are laid out over 90 pages of hairline detail. South Side Rialto is the target of the San Bernardino County district attorney's first proposed gang injunction, an increasingly popular legal tactic to restrict activities of identified members of a street gang within certain neighborhoods, sometimes called safety zones.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: August 17, 2008

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St. Paul / Police list of 'baddest' gang members is controversial (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul police are keeping a close eye on 60 men considered responsible for most gang-related violence in the state's capital city.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: August 17, 2008

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New program targets St. Paul gang violence (St. Paul, MN): Police are keeping a close eye on 60 men considered responsible for most of the gang-related violence in the state's capital city.
Source: WCCO 4 News    Date: August 16, 2008

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More than 100 arrested in gang roundup (Toledo, OH): A gang roundup held this week netted more than 100 arrests and led to the confiscation of drugs and weapons, Toledo authorities said Saturday.
Source: The Blade    Date: August 16, 2008

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Gang shootings in Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK): A busy Fairbanks street got caught in the crossfire of feuding gang members Friday.
Source: KTUU 2 News    Date: August 16, 2008

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Leaders team up to thwart gang violence (Grand Rapids, MI): "This is how you throw it up," said Johann McKinney, his fingers forming a symbol to represent the Conservative Vice Lords. Moments earlier, the 13-year-old Grand Rapids boy sat inside Madison Square Church, part of a panel discussion to conclude a recent workshop on gang intervention.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: August 16, 2008

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Man found dead in San Clemente park is identified as a gang member (San Clemente, CA): A man found dead at a San Clemente park was identified Thursday as a gang member named in an injunction that barred him and other gangsters from hanging out at the site where he died, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 15, 2008

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Dozens of foreign-born gang members nailed in sweep (St. Paul, MN): Dozens of illegal immigrant gang members from Mexico and other countries have been swept up in the past two weeks by federal agents and Twin Cities-area police, officials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: August 15, 2008

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Texas cchool district will let teachers carry guns (Texas): A tiny Texas school district may be the first in the nation to pass a law specifically allowing teachers and staff to pack heat when classes begin later this month.
Source: FOX News    Date: August 15, 2008

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Colo. gang fight gets $196,000 (Denver, CO): Law enforcement throughout Colorado will receive $196,000 to combat gang and gun violence, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Thursday.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: August 15, 2008

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Easley signs gang penalty legislation into law (Raleigh, NC): Tougher penalties for people who commit gang-related crimes soon will be enforced in North Carolina. Gov. Mike Easley said Friday he signed into law legislation that makes punishments longer for drive-by shootings and those who try to get youth to join gangs.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: August 15, 2008

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Gang activity seen in Hagerstown area (Hagerstown, MD): Two kids from Washington County, Md., picture themselves on in gang colors. "They're 14 years old," said Rep. Dan Moul, R-Gettysburg. "They are 14-year olds pointing guns."
Source: Public Opinion    Date: August 15, 2008

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LA street gangs add ID theft to turf (Los Angeles, CA): It’s not just Eastern European or Asian cyber gangs -- gangs from the streets of L.A. and other cities better known for drugs and weapons violence are now turning to identity theft crimes as well, according to a published report .
Source: Dark Reading    Date: August 15, 2008

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Seven arrested in Porterville gang sweep (Porterville, CA): Porterville police said they arrested seven people, three of them minors, during a gang sweep in their city today.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 15, 2008

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L.A. City Council approves contracts for gang-prevention programs (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles City Council today approved the first stage of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's new anti-gang initiative, signing off on half-million-dollar contracts to six gang-prevention programs that will target children from 10 to 15 years old considered at high risk of being lured into gang life.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 15, 2008

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Area sees decline in gang activity (Visalia, CA): It wasn't all that long ago that Bertha Iniguez would lie awake at night in her N.E. Fourth Avenue apartment, kept up by the sound of frequent gunfire.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 15, 2008

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Young Guns: Scattershot solutions and six dead teens (Seattle, WA): Common wisdom holds that kids involved with gangs are long gone from school, unseen and vanished into street life. But James, a sophomore at Cleveland High last year, would disagree.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 14, 2008

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New St. Paul police program will keep tabs on violent gang members (St. Paul, MN): The list of targeted individuals goes by the name of 'Bob', which stands for the "baddest of the bunch." The alleged gang members -- ranging in age from 15 to 27 -- landed on the list because of extensive rap sheets, or because they've been linked to violent crimes but were never convicted.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio    Date: August 14, 2008

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