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SUR-13 gang members nabbed under RICO Act going to prison (Palm Beach County, FL): In the past two weeks, sixmembers of the violent SUR-13 gang have reached plea agreements that will keep them behind bars between seven and 12 years, and require them to testify against fellow gang members.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: July 26, 2008

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Ontario police make 61 gang-related arrests (Ontario, CA): Police in Ontario have made 61 gang-related arrests as part of a large-scale sweep that is part of an ongoing gang suppression effort involving about 15 local, state and county law enforcement agencies.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 26, 2008

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Use of gang injunctions raises questions about what constitutes membership (Riverside County, CA): Who is and who is not a gang member, and how authorities determine such designations have become more significant recently as Inland prosecutors push back against gangs by filing injunctions aimed at the criminal organizations.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: July 26, 2008

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Gang crack-down in Lodi (Lodi, CA): The officers stopped a few doors down from the target house. Wearing vests that said either "probation" or "police," they walked up to the door Friday afternoon.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: July 26, 2008

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Latino-vs.-black violence drives hate crimes in L.A. County to five-year high (Los Angeles County, CA): Hate crimes in Los Angeles County rose to their highest level in five years last year, led by attacks between Latinos and blacks, officials said Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 25, 2008

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Youth anti-gang initiative offers new chance (Seattle, WA): Walking as a pack down Rainier Avenue earlier this week, a dozen African-American youths paused at bus stops, beauty salons and minimarkets - even shiny cars stopped in traffic - to pass out fliers and invite other street-wise kids to join them.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: July 25, 2008

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16 illegal immigrants arrested in Omaha (Omaha, NE): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 17 people in a three-day operation targeting illegal immigrants with ties to violent street gangs.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 25, 2008

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Greenville police hoping state legislation will help fight gang activity (Greenville, SC): Local law enforcement agencies and state legislators are hoping that two bills passed by the General Assembly this session will provide the strength police need to fight gang activity and rescue youth from a hard life on the streets.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: July 25, 2008

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Bloods sets could turn West Ward into bloodbath (Trenton, NJ): For the second time in two months, police are on high alert over the possibility of an erupting gang war.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: July 25, 2008

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MySpace making it easier to join gangs (Philadelphia, PA): The act of getting initiated into the Erie Avenue Mob is probably not easy — or possible for law-abiding people.
Source: Metro    Date: July 25, 2008

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Teen arrested in Porterville for tagging (Porterville, CA): Porterville police Thursday morning arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of spreading gang graffiti in their city.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 25, 2008

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Cheyenne Frontier Days cracks down on gang culture (Cheyenne, WY): In an effort to prevent fights between rival gangs, local police and staff at Cheyenne Frontier Days do not allow gang paraphernalia into the ticketed areas of the rodeo and carnival.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: July 24, 2008

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8-year-old girl latest child victim of LA gangs (Los Angeles, CA): A grief-stricken family mourned the latest child victim of Los Angeles gang violence Thursday as officials vowed to bring to justice whoever killed the 8-year-old girl when they opened fire on a crowd.
Source: Examiner    Date: July 24, 2008

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38 arrested, guns seized in South L.A. gang sweeps (Los Angeles, CA): Federal and local lawenforcement officials arrested 38 gang members and confiscated dozens of weapons in South Los Angeles this week, culminating two separate investigations stemming from an upsurge in violence in the Baldwin Village neighborhood earlier this year, authorities said today.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 24, 2008

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Graffiti referencing MS-13 gang scrawled across a dozen Mt. Pocono buildings (Mount Pocono, PA): Pocono Mountain Regional Police are investigating graffiti left at more than a dozen locations in Mount Pocono that may be connected to the street gang MS-13.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: July 24, 2008

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Sacramento city leaders approve gang tax (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento city leaders have approved a measure to raise taxes to fight gangs.
Source: CBS 13 News    Date: July 23, 2008

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Teen stabbed at Sonoma County Fair (Sonoma County, CA): A 13-year-old boy was stabbed at the Sonoma County Fair in what Santa Rosa police believe was a gang-related incident.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 23, 2008

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'Gang-related' Heights stabbing of man, 19 (Jersey City, NJ): A 19-year-old man was punched and stabbed several times in the Jersey City Heights Monday in what reports indicate was a gang-related incident.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: July 23, 2008

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Harbor Gateway gangs hit with injunction (Los Angeles, CA): A Superior Court judge has slapped a permanent injunction on two gangs responsible for shootings, killings and other crimes that have terrorized residents of Harbor Gateway for years, officials said Wednesday. What a gang injunction does
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: July 23, 2008

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'Supreme Inca' gang leader convicted (Chicago, IL): He lived with his mom, but Fernando "Ace" King was the "Supreme Inca" of the Latin Kings, prosecutors say.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 23, 2008

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