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Anti-gang effort isn’t safe from county's budget ax (San Luis Obispo County, CA): The county Board of Supervisors has rejected a move by three key public safety departments — probation, the sheriff and the district attorney — to lessen budget cuts in order to beef up their anti-gang activities.
Source: The Tribune    Date: February 25, 2008

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Counties’ drug fight gets help (Arkansas): Jefferson County is home to major crack cocaine and Mexican marijuana organizations. Pulaski County has drug organizations with connections to violent street gangs the Crips and the Bloods.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: February 25, 2008

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Plenty claiming credit for crime dip (Los Angeles, CA): A year after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief William Bratton declared gangs public enemy No.1, crime has plummeted, homicides are at 30-year lows, and for the first time cops are working with hard-core gang interventionists to quell rivalries.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 24, 2008

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Oregon teens suspended for wearing crucifixes (Albany, OR): A pair of Albany teenagers were suspended from high school for a few days recently because they were wearing crucifixes that school officials called "gang-related behavior."
Source: KTVZ NewsChannel 21    Date: February 24, 2008

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Manatee's graffiti nothing whitewash can't fix (Manatee County, FL): Young gang members are prone to picking up a can of spray paint to make their mark. But a new graffiti abatement program is hoping to change that.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: February 24, 2008

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Feds: 13 of gang in prison (Atlanta, GA): Thirteen members of a violent metro Atlanta gang were sentenced to federal prison this week for crimes ranging from robbery and carjacking to drive-by shootings and murder.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 23, 2008

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A gang's staying power (Los Angeles, CA): The young men who rule Drew Street have survived countless convictions, injunctions, evictions and deportations.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 23, 2008

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Four more arrested in death of Atwater man (Atwater, CA): Four more people have been arrested in connection with the Feb. 16 murder of a 34-year-old Atwater man outside a Determine Drive apartment.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 23, 2008

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Fear of police makes immigrants easy targets for gang harassment (Tulare County, CA): Young men newly arrived from Mexico and Central America are easy prey for established Norteño street gangs, experts say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: February 23, 2008

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U.S. attorney: Gangs more lethal than mafia (Vineland, NJ): U.S. Attorney Chris Christie warned local businesspeople that gang violence presents a legitimate threat not only to poor urban neighborhoods, but also businesses and suburban families.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City    Date: February 22, 2008

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Senate approves gang crackdown (Lansing, MI): The Senate unanimously passed four bills Thursday to crack down on gang activity. The four bills, all passed by 38-0 votes and sent to the House for consideration, would make it a serious crime to recruit or coerce someone to join a gang or help it commit a felony.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: February 22, 2008

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The Avenues gang's long, violent history (Los Angeles, CA): The Avenues gang is named for the avenues that cross Figueroa Street in Northeast Los Angeles, where the gang claims Highland Park and parts of Cypress Park, Glassell Park and Eagle Rock as its turf.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 22, 2008

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City shuts down gang operation in south side house (Milwaukee, WI): The city of Milwaukee is keeping a pledge to make life difficult for street gangs.
Source: WISN 12 News    Date: February 22, 2008

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Driver shot in the back (Santa Rosa, CA): A man was shot in the back Thursday afternoon while driving on West Ninth Street in an attack Santa Rosa police later described as gang-related.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: February 22, 2008

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Feds charge 22 members of violent Bronx street gang (New York, NY): Federal prosecutors say 22 members of a violent Bronx street gang are named in an indictment charging murder, racketeering, armed robberies and drug-dealing.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 22, 2008

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Police say teen admits shooting (Las Vegas, NV): Sixteen-year-old Gerald Q. Davison told police he was trying to scare four Palo Verde High School classmates when he pulled out a small handgun and fired four shots from a moving car Friday, killing one of them, according to his arrest report.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal    Date: February 21, 2008

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Gangs focus of Route 222 corridor meeting (Lancaster County, PA): Various levels of law enforcement, from local to federal, were in Lancaster County Wednesday to discuss gang action along the Route 222 corridor.
Source: Intelligencer Journal    Date: February 21, 2008

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Teens charged with robbery in KC suspected of being in gang tied to dozen holdups (Kansas City, MO): Police said three teenagers charged with armed robbery in Kansas City are suspected of being members of a gang that might be tied to about a dozen robberies.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: February 21, 2008

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LA police kill one in gang gunbattle (Los Angeles, CA): Two gang shootings led to a police gunbattle Thursday in which officers killed one gunman, wounded another and captured a suspect in a surging gang conflict, authorities said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: February 21, 2008

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Officials seek local help on gangs (Manatee County, FL): Sheriff's deputies and police have traditionally confronted gang activity and gang-related violence on the dangerous streets where it happens, but Manatee leaders now want to involve the entire community to make neighborhoods everywhere safer.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: February 21, 2008

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