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Reputed gang leader arrested (Hattiesburg, MS): The alleged leader of one of Hattiesburg's larger gangs was arrested Tuesday on a federal weapons charge, Hattiesburg Police Lt. Keith Crawford said.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: August 3, 2006

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Md. officials focusing on gangs as prison violence rises (Hagerstown, MD) : State corrections officials have begun a new study of prison gangs, including the growing numbers of Spanish-speaking gang members, amid mounting violence against prison workers, an agency spokeswoman said Thursday.
Source: WTOP News    Date: August 3, 2006

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Boynton Beach police say two men killed in gang-related shooting (Boynton Beach, FL): Boynton Beach police said two men died as a result of a gang-related shooting. Authorities said 20-year-old Obed Belleus of Lantana and 21-year-old Kevin Blackshear were shot in the head while driving early Monday.
Source: NBC 6 News    Date: August 1, 2006

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Police look into three gang incidents (Wichita, KS): Police are investigating a trio of gang-related incidents that happened over the weekend. All three incidents involved members of two rival gangs, and police believe they could be related, Wichita police Lt. Jeff Easter said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: August 1, 2006

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Santa Cruz authorities arrest 17 alleged gang members (Santa Cruz, CA): A joint crackdown on gangs in Santa Cruz County netted 17 arrests this weekend and marked one of local law enforcement's biggest efforts to curb the increase in gang violence that has recently marred the city of Santa Cruz.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 1, 2006

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Police call slaying of teen in east Las Vegas gang-related (Las Vegas, NV): Police say the slaying of a 16-year-old shot and killed as he walked away from a party early yesterday (Sunday) was probably gang-related.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: July 31, 2006

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Two suspected gang members arrested in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Salinas police arrested two suspected gang members on unrelated drug and weapons charges Saturday after they were each found violating the terms of their probation, according to police reports.
Source: CBS 5 News    Date: July 30, 2006

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Feds strike at prison gang (Santa Ana, CA): Federal prosecutors in Southern California toiled for years to build a case strong enough to cut off the head of the notorious Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and end its 40-year reign over the federal and state prison system.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 30, 2006

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One dead, three wounded in gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): One person died and several were injured during a gang-related shooting that occurred Saturday morning in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: CBS 2 News    Date: July 29, 2006

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Richmond Police: Accused gang leader to leave U.S. (Richmond, CA): Richmond police said Friday the suspected leader of a notorious gang arrested on Thursday could be leaving the country soon.
Source: NBC 11 News    Date: July 28, 2006

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Lower police cite drug arrest as evidence of gang activity (Lower Township, NJ): Monday morning's arrest of a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang here in the Villas is an indication of a growing drug problem and a shortage of police officers to deal with it, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City    Date: July 28, 2006

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Gang-sweep suspects hear charges (Trenton, NJ): The staggering parade of Bloods suspects through the criminal justice system began yesterday when 27 Nine Trey Gangsters made initial videoappearances before Superior Court Judge Maria Sypek.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: July 27, 2006

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Villas man arrested as high-ranking Bloods gang member (Atlantic City, NJ): Municipal police cooperation with the county Prosecutor's Office and Sheriff's Department ended in the July 24 arrest of Oscar J. Randall, 30, of East Pacific Avenue as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang who assisted other gang members run operations in Atlantic City.
Source: Cape May County Herald    Date: July 27, 2006

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Laurel works on gang prevention (Laurel, MS): Third Avenue resident Gerald Seals said the groups of young people seen gathering in his Avenues neighborhood are not hard-core criminal gangs, but more like gang wannabes.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: July 27, 2006

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Prosecution strike force will target gang members (Richmond, VA): The Richmond commonwealth's attorney's office is forming a three-prosecutor Gang Prosecution Strike Force to turn up the heat on organized street crime in the city.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: July 27, 2006

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Gang crackdown in New Jersey leads to more than 60 arrests (Ewing Township, NJ): In a sweep that Necw Jersey authorities described as the biggest mass arrest of gang members ever to take place in the state, more than 60 people were arrested on Tuesday, and more than 40 more arrests were expected.
Source: The New York Times    Date: July 26, 2006

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Police still looking for top gang members (Saginaw, MI): Police have formally charged six people after Wednesday's gang sweep in Saginaw. Lt. Mel Matthews, with the Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team, says his agents searched 12 Saginaw Homes and two in Saginaw Township.
Source: WJRT ABC 12 News    Date: July 26, 2006

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Fewer agencies use state gang database (Florida): Seven years ago, alarmed at a sharp rise in gang activity in Florida, law-enforcement officials launched a statewide database to enable police departments to keep track of gang members and gang-related crimes.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: July 25, 2006

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Recent surge in killings overshadows Compton's gains (Compton, CA): Compared to the near-record pace of homicides in Compton last year, 2006 had been remarkably quiet. Through early July, this city that has long struggled with gang violence had recorded only 13 gang-related homicides, compared with 38 for the same period the year before.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 25, 2006

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N.J. gang targeted in statewide sweep (New Jersey): Officers arrested dozens of members of a notoriously violent street gang in raids across New Jersey Tuesday, capping 11 months of undercover operations.
Source: Forbes    Date: July 25, 2006

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