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N.C. House sends gang-suppression bill sought by Fayetteville police to Gov. Perdue (Fayetteville, NC): The state House on Wednesday evening sent to the governor a bill that would make it easier for police agencies to use civil lawsuits to pressure street gangs into obeying the law.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: June 7, 2012

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Gang-related shooting draws sentence of 32 years to life (Sacramento, CA): A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 32 years to life in prison for attempted murder of a rival gang member.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: June 7, 2012

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Over 300 law enforcement officers attend anti-gang conference in OKC (Oklahoma City, OK): More than 300 law enforcement officers from across Oklahoma and the country are in Northwest Oklahoma City, Thursday, sharing how they are combating gangs and gang activity in their communities.
Source: KWTV News 9    Date: June 7, 2012

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Authorities charge youth in suspected gang-related graffiti case (Helena, MT): Recent vandalism at a Helena elementary school has authorities investigating the possible presence of a gang known as the Juggalos in the area. Last week, the principal at Jim Darcy School reported graffiti on the main building of the school and a basketball court. Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said the tagging in black spray paint included "Juggalo 4 Life" "J4LICP" and "Woop Woop."
Source: Independent Record    Date: June 7, 2012

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19-year-old arrested in Tulare Memorial Day shooting; gang activity suspected (Tulare, CA): A Tulare man was arrested Wednesday in relation to the attempted murder of an 18-year-old woman who was shot in the legs while riding her bicycle in the 200 block of West Alpine Street May 27, according to a Tulare Police Department news release.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 7, 2012

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Santa Ana top cop's legacy: fighting gangs (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters is leaving a legacy of being a tough fighter of gang violence. He's leaving as police chief after nearly 25 years to become Santa Ana city manager and police commissioner.
Source: KABC 7 News     Date: June 7, 2012

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New day and night curfew set for Hollister students (Hollister, CA): Hoping to stop gang violence, the city of Hollister approved a new day and night time curfew.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 7, 2012

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Valley conference focuses on Arizona gangs (Tempe, AZ): Hundreds of men and women with the job of keeping us safe from gang activity joined forces in the Valley this week. Officials from police agencies around the state were looking for ways to keep those gangs from committing crimes in our neighborhoods.
Source: KNXV 15 News    Date: June 7, 2012

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No rosaries as necklaces at Coon Rapids High School (Coon Rapids, MN): When is a rosary something other than a religious artifact? Coon Rapids Police say it is when it is a gang symbol.
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: June 7, 2012

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Baby killed in apparent gang shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A shooting that killed a 1-year-old boy as his father held him on a Los Angeles street appeared to be gang-related, police said Tuesday.
Source: United Press International    Date: June 6, 2012

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Police to crack down on gangs following Eaton Centre shooting (Toronto, ON): Toronto police are about to crack down on gangs operating across two divisions near the city’s core in the wake of the Eaton Centre shooting. "We are going to take back the neighbourhoods," a police source told the Star.
Source: Toronto Star    Date: June 6, 2012

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County prosecutor aims for punishment and professionalism (Pierce County, WA): Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist was the featured speaker at Thursday morning’s Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce-sponsored public affairs forum.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: June 6, 2012

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Asbury board approves more anti-gang sessions (Asbury, NC): John Muhammad, a minister with the Nation of Islam and a local community activist, won school board approval to continue his longtime anti-gang workshops with high school and middle school students.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: June 6, 2012

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New law would close businesses that allow gang activity (Jacksonville, NC): If a new law is passed this year by the General Assembly, property owners who allow gang activity at their place of business may soon find themselves shut down.
Source: The Daily News    Date: June 6, 2012

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Anti-gang racketeering bill will fight the 'disease,' Alvarez says (Chicago, IL): Every day, Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls top cop Garry McCarthy and asks him about homicides in the city. Killings have spiked by more than 50 percent in Chicago this year compared to last — but soon McCarthy may have a new tool that will help him and Cook County prosecutors go after those he says are committing the majority of the murders: gang members.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 6, 2012

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Federal RICO law part of Aurora's crime-reduction success story (Aurora, IL): Federal law enforcement has successfully used its racketeering law to take out an Aurora gang's hierarchy, but it isn't the only weapon it uses when targeting street gangs. And, depending on the case, it isn't always the best.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 6, 2012

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Greeley gang member gets 40 years for attempted murder of teen (Greeley, CO): Gang member Jacob Vigil was sentenced to 40 years in prison today in Weld County District Court for his role in stabbing a 17 year old teenager.
Source: Greeley Gazette    Date: June 6, 2012

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Cuccinelli leads anti-gang workshop in Weyers Cave (Augusta County, VA): Virginia's top prosecutor is claiming some key victories in the war on criminal street gangs. But during a daylong workshop in Augusta County Wednesday, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said those efforts must be a continual battle.
Source: WVIR 29 News    Date: June 6, 2012

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Group aims to curb violence in the city (Buffalo, NY): Buffalo Police are cracking down on gun and drug activity in advance of what may become a long hot summer. At the same time, others are taking a different approach in curbing gang violence.
Source: WIVB News 4    Date: June 6, 2012

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Soledad man dies in gang-related shooting (Soledad, CA): On Sunday, June 3 at approximately 3:31 p.m., officers from the Soledad Police Department were dispatched to a report of a person who had been shot in the 300 block of Nestles Road.
Source: Soledad Bee    Date: June 6, 2012

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