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Suspects, 18 and 15, charged in carjacking (Seattle, WA): Two suspected Seattle gang members have been charged in connection with a drug-related carjacking on Mercer Island, according to court documents.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: February 20, 2008

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Waukegan Police Department to get $846,000 to fight gangs (Waukegan, IL): Waukegan police will soon receive $846,000 in federal money to help officers combat gangs in the city and beyond, officials said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 20, 2008

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Gang task force works quickly to stem violence (Merced County, CA): Still in its infancy, Merced County's new gang task force already has made 165 arrests even as officers get to know each other and the scope of the problems they are facing.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 20, 2008

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Gang activity visible in schools (Salisbury, MD): County Schools Interim Superintendent Tom Field informed the Wicomico County Council on Tuesday night his administration has seen recent evidence of gangs, and he is working with local law enforcement to combat the disturbances.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: February 20, 2008

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Officer: Gangs active in city and surrounding area (Iowa City, IA): Gangs have a foothold in the Iowa City area, a local police sergeant said Tuesday.
Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen    Date: February 20, 2008

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Probation officer and her Crips boyfriend held in drug sweep (Pomona, CA): A Los Angeles County probation officer and her boyfriend, a high-ranking member of a Pomona Crips street gang, have been arrested along with a dozen other gang associates on federal narcotics-trafficking charges, authorities said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 19, 2008

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Pittsburgh police share gang intelligence with media (Pittsburgh, PA): Pittsburgh police are trying to educate the media in an effort to solve the city's gang problem.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: February 19, 2008

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Gang leader took unusual route to the top (Salinas, CA): To the young gangsters slinging heroin in Chinatown, he was always known as Bubba. Robert Patrick Hanrahan, 36, had an unlikely trajectory within the Nuestra Familia gang.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 19, 2008

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House goes after gangs: Lawmakers OK multifaceted bill (Tacoma, WA): The state House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation Monday to target gangs, the result of a six-month statewide task force charged with finding ways to reduce gang violence.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: February 19, 2008

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Pittsburgh 'net-bangers' fly their colors online (Pittsburgh, PA): The average street gang member in Pittsburgh might be using the Internet instead of an assault rifle to fuel rivalries that simmer among the 41 groups operating in the city.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Date: February 19, 2008

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Newark toughens graffiti policy (Newark, CA): Squiggles of white paint marred several shop windows last week on Thornton Avenue near Sycamore Street, likely markings by gang members claiming the area as their turf.
Source: The Argus    Date: February 18, 2008

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15 arrested in drug-ring operation (Pomona, CA): Calling it a major victory in the city's war on drugs and gangs, authorities have arrested 15 people - including a Los Angeles County probation officer - as part of a crackdown on a Pomona-based drug-trafficking ring.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: February 18, 2008

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TPD: Involvement in gangs increasing in Tallahassee (Tallahassee, FL): Fifteen-year-old Michael Jackson's death is a sober reminder of what can happen to teens who get involved in gangs, according to Sgt. Dave Ferrell.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: February 18, 2008

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Montgomery wants federal bucks to fight increasing gang crime (Washington, DC): Citing reports from school officials that children as young as 10 are being recruited into gangs, Montgomery County officials are seeking nearly $3 million from the federal government to double their anti-gang squad.
Source: The Examiner    Date: February 18, 2008

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Pittsburgh police downplay surge in gangs (Pittsburgh, PA): There have been some high-profile gang shootings recently in the Pittsburgh area, which has led to the belief that gang activity as a whole is on the rise in the city.
Source: WTAE Action News 4     Date: February 18, 2008

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Several arrested after Fremont shooting (Fremont, CA): Several people were arrested moments after a gang-related shooting at a wedding reception Saturday that killed one man and injured another, Sgt. Chris Mazzone said this afternoon.
Source: The Argus    Date: February 18, 2008

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Gangs in Dayton (Dayton, OH): Police officials in Dayton have long denied that gangs are a problem here. Whenever the subject came up, there was a quick denial, as if Dayton was shielded from the types of activities happening in other cities.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: February 17, 2008

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Mitchell, Hamilton struggle with increasing classroom violence (Memphis, TN): Fists flew and blood spilled. Police who responded that afternoon last August described a virtual riot, a melee of rival gangs on the campus of Hamilton High School.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: February 17, 2008

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Police match gangs’ growth (Hazleton, PA): A black T-shirt decorated with gold writing hangs from a hook in the Hazleton Police Department’s Street Crime Unit office in City Hall.
Source: The Standard Speaker    Date: February 17, 2008

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Gang injunction not on the table for now (San Pedro, CA): As a stronger effort gets under way in the coming weeks to clean up graffiti in San Pedro, officials have not ruled out taking the additional step of combating local gangs with a court injunction, but they have no plans to seek one just yet.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: February 16, 2008

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