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Police nab man suspected in drive-by shooting (Merced, CA): Merced police have arrested a suspect they believe is connected to an Aug. 10 drive-by shooting that wounded five people. The shooting appears to have involved active gang members and those who wanted to leave the life.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: August 21, 2007

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Suspected street gang members arrested in gun store burglaries (Robinson Township, MI): Robinson Township- Police say 3 teenagers arrested for a pair of lake shore gun shop burglaries are members of a street gang.
Source: WZZM 13 News    Date: August 21, 2007

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Street gang members arrested in gun thefts (Ottawa County, MI): Authorities say they have recovered 21 of the 50 guns stolen from two Ottawa County businesses this month, and three Holland Township teens with gang ties are in police custody
Source: Muskegon Chronicle    Date: August 21, 2007

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Gang beats up man in Spring Valley store (Spring Valley, NY): Police were searching for a gang that severely beat up a man inside a Main Street store early yesterday morning.
Source: The Journal News    Date: August 20, 2007

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Initiative delivers hit to area gangs (Staunton, VA): With the last of 24 suspects snared in a December sweep of local street gangsters and dope dealers pleading guilty Aug. 8, Assistant Attorney General Phil Figura's winning streak remains intact.
Source: The News Leader    Date: August 19, 2007

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Gang shooting kills one (Visalia, CA): A 16-year-old with links to the Asian street gang Oriental Troops was shot to death late Thursday during a gang confrontation in north Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 18, 2007

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Teen arrested in slaying of another teen in north Visalia (Visalia, CA): Police arrested one teenager in the shooting death Thursday night of a 16-year-old boy in north Visalia. Still, neighbors said violence continues to be a problem despite efforts by police to subdue local street gangs.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: August 18, 2007

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Two teenagers injured in Spring Valley fight (Spring Valley, NY): One teenager was slashed across the face and another hit by a car during a fight on South Cole Avenue, police said yesterday.
Source: The Journal News    Date: August 18, 2007

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Chipping away at metro gangs (Denver, CO): Two hands clenched together in unity are the centerpiece of a mural that went up outside the Golden Gate Market in Northeast Denver this past weekend.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: August 17, 2007

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Dorchester shooting in broad daylight injures three men (Dorchester, MA): Three young men were shot in broad daylight yesterday in an apparent gang-related assault in Dorchester, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 17, 2007

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New tourism campaign changing due to unintended gang sign (Virginia): As state tourism officials launched their new "Live Passionately" campaign Wednesday, a spokeswoman said they hoped a hand sign used in the marketing effort would "catch on and become a part of culture, especially here in Virginia."
Source: Daily Press    Date: August 17, 2007

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Public seeking information about gang activity (Greensboro, NC): The number of identified gang members and the amount of gang graffiti have increased in recent months, but that's not the only thing that keeps Greensboro police Sgt. Mike Richey's phone ringing.
Source: News-Record    Date: August 17, 2007

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Three gang-related drive-by shootings lead to six arrests (Gainesville, GA): The Gainesville Police Department and Hall County Sheriff's Office have arrested six people for their alleged involvement in three gang-related drive-by shootings this week.
Source:    Date: August 16, 2007

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Gang members arrested in James Woody park shooting (Apple Valley, CA): Months ago deputies stepped up their patrols of James Woody Park because an area gang claimed the park as their "turf."
Source: The Daily Press    Date: August 16, 2007

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Local ATF raid nets guns, 15 suspects (Salinas, CA): A two-year investigation culminated Wednesday in pre-dawn drug and gun raids throughout the Central Coast, a federal agency said.
Source: The Californian    Date: August 16, 2007

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Police downplay speculation about gang links to killings (Newark, NJ): In the nine days since a band of men and boys allegedly gunned down a group of college students in a Newark schoolyard, authorities have been trying to determine whether the assailants were linked to a notorious street gang called MS-13.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: August 15, 2007

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One arrest after Concord gang fight (Concord, CA) : A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault Tuesday following a fight in the alley behind the Old Spaghetti Factory that police said was gang-related.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 15, 2007

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Grant money beefs up fight against gangs (Grand Rapids, MI): Patrolling an alley in the Southwest part of the city, Officer David Lilly spotted a hole in a garage door from a shotgun blast, probably target practice.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: August 15, 2007

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Federal funding creates Pajaro Valley Anti-Gang Task Force (Watsonville, CA): Law enforcement officers have their sights set on habitual gang offenders and money from the federal government to back them up.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: August 14, 2007

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Police investigating possible gang link in Sunday Yonkers shooting (Yonkers, NY): A dispute between the Latin Kings Hispanic street gang and a little-known black gang from School Street called the "Trap Stars" may have been to blame for a shooting Sunday that left a 23-year-old Yonkers man in critical condition and a young passer-by wounded in the leg, police said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: August 14, 2007

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