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Five suspected gang members arrested (Santa Rosa, CA): Five suspects believed to be in a criminally active street gang have been arrested following a month-long investigation into alleged drug sales, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: June 28, 2007
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East county gang enforcement team gets $1.15 million (Multnomah County, OR): A multi-agency gang enforcement team received $1.15 million in state funding to fight gang activity in east Multnomah County, officials said today.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 28, 2007
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40% of towns have problem with gangs (Lincroft, NJ): Roughly 40 percent of North Jersey municipalities have a significant gang presence within their communities, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Record    Date: June 27, 2007
http://www.northjersey.com/...

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Dozens of alleged gang members arrested in NorCal sweep (Fresno, CA): A coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement officials arrested as many as 30 people today as part of a long-standing criminal investigation aimed at dismantling four gangs.
Source: KSBY News    Date: June 27, 2007
http://www.ksby.com/...

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Man killed in Pittsburg gang shooting (Pittsburg, CA): Police are investigating the gang-related shooting death of man Monday night. A beat officer on foot patrol responded to Civic Avenue after hearing shots in the area about 8:30 p.m., said Lt. Brian Addington.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 26, 2007
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

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Police link gang feud, drive-bys (Wichita, KS): Police are investigating a series of recent drive-by shootings that they say reflect a gang feud. Three homes were hit and one person was wounded in a drive-by shooting at 22nd North and Jackson at about 7 p.m. Saturday, said Lt. Jeff Easter.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: June 26, 2007
http://www.wichitaeagle.com/...

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New task force will tackle gun violence (Fresno, CA): Fresno police will try to curb a rise in gun violence this summer with a major new task force, Police Chief Jerry Dyer announced Monday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 26, 2007
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Police just miss nabbing fifth suspect in shootings (Athens, GA): Investigators on Tuesday just missed catching a purported gang member suspected in a pair of weekend shootings that left one of the men dead after Athens-Clarke police shot him, police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: June 26, 2007
http://www.onlineathens.com/...

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Feds report arrest of violent street gang member (McAllen, TX): A 29-year-old Mexican man who is an alleged member of a violent street gang was arrested at his home in Mission, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 25, 2007
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Porterville gang sweep nets 60 arrests (Porterville, CA): The Porterville Police Department Special Investigations Unit spent four days, ending Saturday, on a "city-wide anti-gang suppression detail," making 60 arrests.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 25, 2007
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/...

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Girl street fights on rise in Yonkers (Yonkers, NY): An increase in street fights involving girls egged on by their mothers is raising concern among the city's social workers.
Source: The Journal News    Date: June 25, 2007
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Gunman on bike hurts two in suspected gang shooting (Chicago, IL): Two men were shot early Saturday when a suspected gang member riding a bicycle fired at them in the Wicker Park neighborhood on the Near Northwest Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 24, 2007
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Local leaders take on gang problem (Yakima, WA): Gangs have been a problem in the Yakima Valley for nearly 20 years, but in recent weeks, anti-gang ordinances have become the hot topic in city halls from Grandview to Yakima.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: June 24, 2007
http://www.yakima-herald.com/...

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New ideas on gang problem (Salinas, CA): Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue took steps to put gang-prevention programs higher on state and national agendas during a two-day gathering of the California Gang Prevention Network in San Jose.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: June 23, 2007
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Gang-related graffiti mars new homes (Rock Hill, SC): Vandals marred a new townhouse off Rock Hill's Constitution Boulevard with green and black gang-related taggings, officials said.
Source: The Herald    Date: June 23, 2007
http://www.heraldonline.com/...

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Rise in gang clashes feared (Denver, CO): The Rev. Leon Kelly, Denver's veteran gang opponent, anticipates an increase in violence that could affect this weekend's jazz concert in City Park.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: June 23, 2007
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/...

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Deputies grapple with 2006's spike in gang-related killings (Los Angeles County, CA): For the sheriff's Industry Station, 2006 was a year of murder. The station reported 31 homicides for the year, 24 of them gang-related.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: June 23, 2007
http://www.sgvtribune.com/...

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Gang solutions lauded (Salinas, CA): A dozen of the state's cities hardest hit by gang violence have validated the prevention and intervention approach Salinas is taking to the problem, Mayor Dennis Donohue said.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 23, 2007
http://www.californianonline.com/...

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Police sweep ends with 53 arrests (Yakima, WA): Law enforcement officials made 53 arrests and questioned more than 290 people Wednesday night during a countywide sweep focusing on gang activity.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: June 22, 2007
http://www.yakima-herald.com/...

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Gang escalation on reservations: nip it in the bud (Cloquet, MN): Some gang-style graffiti has appeared at the Fond du Lac Reservation lately, which means this. A few kids are showing a least a mild interest in gang behavior, and it needs to stop.
Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet    Date: June 22, 2007
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/...

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