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Immigration charges used to crack down on gangs (Washington, DC): Federal agents are using immigration violations to arrest and deport scores of gang members in cities across the USA.
Source: USA Today    Date: October 9, 2007
http://www.usatoday.com/...

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More than a dozen gang members indicted under RICO statutes (Dallas, TX): Fourteen men linked to the Texas Syndicate prison gang face racketeering conspiracy charges accusing them of committing a dozen murders and attempting several others throughout Texas, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 9, 2007
http://www.chron.com/...

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City cracks down on gang members charging rent to vendors (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities are cracking down on gang members charging "rent" to street vendors, a practice that may be thriving despite an overall decrease in crime.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 8, 2007
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Mid-City gang sweep nets weapons, drugs, two-dozen arrests (San Diego, CA): Police gang investigators and officers arrested roughly two dozen individuals and seized weapons and narcotics in a recent gang sweep conducted in Mid City, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 8, 2007
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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Western N.C. sees upturn in gang activity (Henderson and Haywood County, NC): Law enforcement officers say gang activity in western North Carolina isn't confined to Asheville.
Source: The Journal Gazette    Date: October 8, 2007
http://www.journalgazette.net/...

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Police: Ashland stabbing a gang-initiation ritual (Ashland, MA): Police say two teens arrested in a Saturday nighttime stabbing on Presidents Row were acting out the "blood-in" initiation of a violent, L.A.-based street gang when they left their victim needing 50 stitches.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: October 7, 2007
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/...

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RICO law has helped some cities curb gangs (Tulsa, OK): The Hoover Crips were at the center of street violence in Tulsa in 2005. In March of that year, witness problems forced the dismissal of murder charges against a 21-year-old Hoover Crips member who was about to stand trial for the slaying of a rival gang member.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: October 7, 2007
http://www.kansas.com/...

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Surge in gangs: Is more violence ahead? (Orlando, FL): Almost 1 out of 10 of the state's documented gang members live in Central Florida. That's almost 6,000 just in Orange, Polk and Volusia counties, and they are gaining strength, sheriff's offices' records show.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: October 7, 2007
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/...

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Schools adding personnel for gang intervention (Arlington, TX): The Arlington school district will spend $200,000 to $250,000 to hire seven new employees to coordinate gang intervention activities at the six high schools, said Steve Brown, associate superintendent of finance.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: October 6, 2007
http://www.star-telegram.com/...

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Valley to get $1m for help fighting gangs (Fresno, CA): The killing this summer of a Fresno woman in front of her children by an alleged gang member never should have happened, and should never be forgotten, Assembly Member Juan Arambula said Friday in announcing more state funding for gang prevention and intervention in the central Valley.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: October 6, 2007
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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ICE raids net gang members (San Fernando Valley, CA): In the largest operation of its kind in the San Fernando Valley, 240 federal agents on Friday rounded up 29 foreign nationals belonging to more than a dozen gangs that prey on the immigrant community, officials said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 6, 2007
http://www.dailynews.com/...

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Laurel Lake graffiti indicates gang activity (Laurel Lake, NJ): State Police are investigating what appears to be the first signs of gang activity by the Latin Kings in Laurel Lake, Commercial Township.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City    Date: October 6, 2007
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/...

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A link between immigration, gang crime? (Goshen, IN): When members of a rival gang killed a 14-year-old Latino boy in the passenger seat of a car on a Goshen street, the people of the small, industrial city seemed to have had enough.
Source: South Bend Tribune    Date: October 5, 2007
http://www.southbendtribune.com/...

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Glasgow updates book to fight gangs (Will County, IL): Gang violence in Will County has tapered off since the record-high levels of the early 1990s, but vigilance is needed as gang activity spreads across the borders of growing towns, according to an updated gang-prevention book released this week by State's Atty. James Glasgow.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 5, 2007
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Beverly home raided, cash and drugs seized (Beverly, PA): A city resident described by police as a member of the Bloods street gang was charged with drug offenses Wednesday after a raid at a home on Cooper Street.
Source: Burlington County Times    Date: October 5, 2007
http://www.phillyburbs.com/...

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Four arrested after car windows broken, man beaten (Wilmington, DE): Four teenagers authorities suspect of being members of a street gang were charged today with beating a 27-year-old Wilmington man whose car windows had allegedly been smashed out by them.
Source: The News Journal    Date: October 5, 2007
http://www.delawareonline.com/...

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New gang awareness Web site set to be launched (Clarksville, TN): The Rev. Tommy Vallejos could barely contain his excitement. "This is a wealth of information!" Vallejos repeated several times, looking at Clarksville's new gang awareness and education Web site, S.E.C.U.R.E., for "Safe and Effective Community Using Resources for Empowerment," which will be unveiled Tuesday.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle    Date: October 4, 2007
http://www.theleafchronicle.com/...

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Lincoln gun heist stokes fear of gangs (Lincoln, NE): A burglary that netted 82 guns from a sporting goods store is raising concerns about increased - and more brazen - gang activity in Nebraska's capital.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 4, 2007
http://www.omaha.com/...

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17 men indicted in gang that targeted Hispanics (Shelby County, TN): A Shelby County grand jury has indicted 17 members of a Memphis street gang known as The Taliban, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: October 3, 2007
http://www.commercialappeal.com/...

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Asheville gang violence increasing rapidly (Asheville, NC): With names like Black Out Mafia and Southside Squad, six criminal gangs have moved into Asheville neighborhoods, driving up shootings like one that critically injured a 12-year-old boy, police say.
Source: Citizen-Times    Date: October 3, 2007
http://www.citizen-times.com/...

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