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New Vancouver, WA, police chief says gangs growing (Vancouver, WA): Police Chief Cliff Cook has been on the job less than five months, but he's already seen one disturbing similarity between Vancouver and his former department in Fort Worth, Texas: Gangs.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 28, 2007
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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Immigration agents target gang members in sweep (Boston, MA): Federal immigration agents launched raids today in Chelsea, East Boston, and several other local communities in a search for about 50 known MS-13 gang members with outstanding arrest warrants, according to local police.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 28, 2007
http://www.boston.com/...

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Three wounded in gang shooting (Chicago, IL): Three men in their 20s suffered leg wounds during a gang-related shooting outside a South Side home, Chicago police said this morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 28, 2007
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Four arrests in Monday killings (Garden Grove, CA): Police arrested a Garden Grove man and three juveniles on suspicion of a shooting that left a man and woman dead in a concrete walkway early Monday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 28, 2007
http://www.ocregister.com/...

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Towns outside Fresno concerned about gang spillover (Fresno, CA): Fresno authorities report a gang crackdown in the city has worked, but perhaps too well for neighboring cities that have seen a spillover in gang activity since Fresno started chasing local Bulldogs members out of town last year.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: August 27, 2007
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Probation officers keep tabs with GPS bracelets (San Bernardino County, CA): When the description of a gold sports car fleeing a street gang fight in Adelanto cackled on his police scanner, San Bernardino County Probation Officer Nathan Scarano thought it sounded familiar.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 27, 2007
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Slaying gang-related, police say (Wichita, KS): The 5-year-old boy said what had happened in a way no police report ever could: "My brother died in the backyard," he reported.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: August 27, 2007
http://www.kansas.com/...

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Gangs: For Valley families, it means misery (Kettleman City, CA): Nancy Sanchez and her two younger brothers, Angel and Jesse Alatorre, grew up together in Kettleman City as a close-knit family who didn't give much thought to the influence of gangs in their lives.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 27, 2007
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/...

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Authorities use GPS to fight graffiti (Pico Rivera, CA): Police in Pico Rivera are using cutting-edge technology to clean up their city, one vandal at a time. The new system, called Graffiti Tracker, is used to catalog and compare incidents of graffiti that normally would be lost under piles of extensive paperwork.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: August 26, 2007
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/...

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Why do kids join gangs? (Greesnboro, NC): You see Al Pacino's face a lot in the hood. Like a patron saint, he appears nearly everywhere in gang territory — on posters, car hoods and even tattoos.
Source: News-Record    Date: August 26, 2007
http://www.news-record.com/...

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Two arrests may halt drive-by shootings (Altus, OK): Officials hope the arrest of two men suspected of dealing drugs will help cut down on drive-by shootings in Altus. Roger Shaw, 19, and Jeffrey Shepherd, 21, both face charges of trafficking illegal drugs after agents with the drug task force in that area served a search warrant on Shepherd's home and found about an ounce of crack cocaine.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: August 26, 2007
http://newsok.com/...

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Operation Heatwave: police raid dozens of homes (Hollywood, CA): In an effort to beat back rising gang crime in the San Fernando Valley, more than 100 law enforcement officers raided the homes of dozens of gang members Friday in a pre-dawn sweep dubbed Operation Heatwave.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: August 25, 2007
http://www.dailynews.com/...

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Teens with banned haircuts arrested after football brawl (Colleton County, SC): Three brothers prohibited from attending school in Colleton County until they remove words and symbols shaved into their hair were among 10 juveniles arrested Friday night after a brawl.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: August 25, 2007
http://www.charleston.net/...

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Tagging: More than vandalism (Hesperia, CA): Taggers cost High Desert residents hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, and now, their acts have claimed the life of a 65-year-old woman.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: August 25, 2007
http://www.vvdailypress.com/...

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Police identify suspects in gang-related graffiti (Clearfield, UT): Police say they've identified 17 people believed to be responsible for 52 gang-related acts of vandalism in the area. "It was a high priority for us, and we put in a lot of work to clean these up," said Greg Krusi, assistant chief.
Source: Deseret News    Date: August 25, 2007
http://deseretnews.com/...

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Task force to focus on Burlington Co. gangs (Burlington County, NJ): Hoping to slow a burgeoning gang problem, the Burlington County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday it has applied for nearly $500,000 in grants and created a broad-based task force to address the problem.
Source: Courier-Post    Date: August 24, 2007
http://www.courierpostonline.com/...

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Task force to focus on Burlington Co. gangs (Burlington County, NJ): Hoping to slow a burgeoning gang problem, the Burlington County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday it has applied for nearly $500,000 in grants and created a broad-based task force to address the problem.
Source: Courier-Post    Date: August 24, 2007
http://www.courierpostonline.com/...

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Police announce action against Riverside-area gang (Riverside, CA): Local law enforcement officials are expected Friday to announce a “major operation” against a Riverside-area street gang implicated in numerous felonies, including robbery and murder.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 24, 2007
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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Crips, Bloods out of MLB hat lineup; Yankees denounce caps (New York, NY): A lineup of team logo baseball caps that critics denounced as tailor-made for gang members was removed from store shelves by its manufacturer Friday after complaints from baseball officials.
Source: Newsday    Date: August 24, 2007
http://www.newsday.com/...

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Cornyn, local leaders discuss anti-gang bill (San Antonio, TX): Sen. John Cornyn met with community leaders Thursday to promote a new federal bill that would stiffen penalties for gang violence and set aside more than $1 billion over five years to fund gang-prevention and enforcement efforts.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 24, 2007
http://www.mysanantonio.com/...

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