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Fort Sill official fires back at gang report (Lawton, OK): Fort Sill's liaison to the city of Lawton is firing back at a police officer's comments that soldiers at the base are involved in gangs.
Source: Times Record News    Date: November 11, 2008

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School officials say they’re on top of gang issue (Logansport, IN): Superintendent Julie Lauck assured those gathered for a school board meeting Monday that administrators were working to get out in front of gang issues in the Logansport schools.
Source: Pharos-Tribune    Date: November 11, 2008

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Five arrested after police make drug buys at a home in East St. Louis (St. Louis, MO): Police raided a residence Friday morning in the 4018 Linden Ave. after making at least two drug buys from men there who were armed and wearing bulletproof vests.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: November 11, 2008

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Two S.F. juveniles charged as adults with murder (San Francisco, CA): Two San Francisco juveniles charged as adults with murder in the stabbing death of a 14-year-old boy boasted and laughed about the killing in secretly recorded conversations with a government informant, authorities say.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: November 11, 2008

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Outagamie County called hot spot for gang activity (Appleton, WI): A report released Monday by the state Department of Justice shows a "significant problem" with gangs in Outagamie County, but FBI crime statistics and sheriff's department officials say violent crime has dropped recently.
Source: The Post-Crescent    Date: November 11, 2008

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Gang activity reportedly on the rise in Brown Co. (Brown County, WI): Authorities know about 33 gangs in Brown County, with most of them operating in Green Bay, according to a report released Monday by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette    Date: November 11, 2008

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Six arrested in assault with deadly weapon case (Porterville, CA): After allegedly assaulting three confidential victims, four adults and two juveniles were arrested on assault and gang related charges.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: November 10, 2008

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Kern's battle against gangs showing results (Kern County, CA): Kern County launched a $20 million battle against gang violence last year. Officials say it's already paying off in more arrests, and statistics show how the programs are already helping to keep kids out of gangs.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: November 10, 2008

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Police arrest 14 in attempt to curb drive-by shootings (Oxnard, CA): Fourteen Oxnard-area residents were arrested late last week during Ventura County Sheriff's Department gang patrols aimed at stemming an increase in drive-by shootings in El Rio and Saticoy.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: November 10, 2008

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Gang activity in northeast Wisconsin on the rise (Wisconsin): Street gangs and motorcyle gangs have become a significant problem in Northeast Wisconsin, according to an analysis released today by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: November 10, 2008

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Crime study finds link between violence and gangs (San Francisco, CA): A study on crime in San Francisco says a high percentage of the city's homicides can be blamed on gangs and career criminals.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: November 10, 2008

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SLC forum to brainstorm ideas for gang reduction (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has announced the formation of a gang-reduction focus group to brainstorm ideas for tackling an increasingly visible gang problem.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: November 10, 2008

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Seven white teenagers arrested in gang assault, stabbing death of Hispanic man (Patchogue, NY) : New York police say seven white teenagers who set out to attack a Hispanic person are now under arrest in connection with a man's fatal stabbing.
Source: FOX News    Date: November 10, 2008

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Gang suppression sweeps net 25 arrests (Tulare County, CA): Twenty five people were arrested on drug violations in Cutler, Orosi, Porterville, Earlimart and Poplar during gang suppression sweeps Friday through Sunday, according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: November 10, 2008

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Fighting gangs with prevention (Cameron County, TX): They call it cause for concern. The Rio Grande Valley's elected leaders are sounding off as problems with drug cartel continue to grow south of the border.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: November 9, 2008

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Bus shooter arrested (Washington, DC): Numerous news sources are reporting that Hector M. Hernandez, a 20-year old residing in Takoma Park, was arrested Friday for the fatal shooting of a 14-year old boy on a Ride On bus last Saturday.
Source: DCist    Date: November 9, 2008

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Three injured in Ogden gang-related street fight (Ogden, UT): Three people were injured in a large, gang-related street fight early Sunday morning in Ogden, police said
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: November 9, 2008

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Police fear Fort Sill is home to gang woes (Lawton, OK): Soldiers such as Spc. Gregory Darnell King II are emerging as a new kind of face at Fort Sill — a face police claim many high-ranking military officers won’t acknowledge, let alone talk about.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: November 9, 2008

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Police: Hispanic attacked by white NY gang, dies (Patchogue, NY): Police say a Hispanic man has been attacked on Long Island by a gang of white teenagers and stabbed to death.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: November 9, 2008

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S.F. killings seen as centering on gangs, turf (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco's 98 homicides last year, the highest number in 12 years, were anything but random. According to a new study, the violence was concentrated - routinely involving the same gangs and featuring suspects and victims with long rap sheets.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: November 9, 2008

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