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State House passes bill to target gangs, but funding lacking (Tallahassee, FL): The Legislature is poised to approve anti-gangs legislation that would give police and prosecutors unprecedented powers to combat the spread of gang violence, which has taken root in pockets of South Florida.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: April 17, 2008
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/...

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Firm policing, fearless gang members clash (Baltimore, MD): For months, police in the Southwestern District have focused on dangerous gangs, using aggressive tactics to engage suspected offenders displaying gang colors and signs.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: April 17, 2008
http://www.baltimoresun.com/...

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TPD: Gang activity up; added officers to help (Tucson, AZ): Like many kids, 15-year-old Antonio Garcia was raised on the stories of his father. The tales stirred with conflict, drama and intrigue; there were hints of fame and emphasis on camaraderie.
Source: Tucson Citizen    Date: April 17, 2008
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/...

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Gangs, crime threaten SB County's economy (Santa Barbara County, CA): Two of the driving forces in Santa Barbara County's economy - tourism and retirees - could be in jeopardy from rising violent crime and gang activity, according the executive director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: April 17, 2008
http://www.santamariatimes.com/...

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Lex man arrested in what is being called a gang fight (Lexington, NE): A Lexington man was jailed Tuesday after a street fight between gang members. Police were called to a fight about 6:36 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of North Erie Street, said Police Chief Charlie Clark.
Source: North Platte Telegraph    Date: April 16, 2008
http://www.nptelegraph.com/...

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Deputies arrest three suspected graffiti vandals (Barstow, CA): Deputies arrested three suspected graffiti vandals believed to be responsible for at least $3,000 in property damages.
Source: Desert Dispatch    Date: April 16, 2008
http://www.desertdispatch.com/...

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Police form their own gang to take on gangs (Guilford County, NC) : Local authorities have teamed up with state and federal officials to form the Safe Streets Task Force. The announcement was made late Wednesday afternoon by several law enforcement agencies.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: April 16, 2008
http://www.myfoxwghp.com/...

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Anti-gang funding ignores South Bay (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday announced a dramatic restructuring of the city's anti-gang programs, which will target more funding in fewer neighborhoods.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: April 16, 2008
http://www.dailybreeze.com/...

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Federal grant to 'weed' out city gang activity (Oklahoma City, OK): The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday awarded nearly $3.5 million in federal grant money to fight gangs, drugs and crime. But more than anything, the effort is about rebuilding ailing communities, Police Chief Bill Citty said.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: April 16, 2008
http://newsok.com/...

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BPD cracks down on gangs, arrests three (Bradenton, FL): Bradenton Police cracking down on gang activity arrested three confirmed gang members and numerous associates this weekend.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: April 16, 2008
http://www.bradenton.com/...

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Southside Chiques injunction upheld (Oxnard, CA): A court of appeal Monday upheld the gang injunction against the Southside Chiques, the second-largest criminal street gang in Oxnard.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: April 16, 2008
http://www.venturacountystar.com/...

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Teen suspect in gang shooting caught inside Watsonville clothing store (Watsonville, CA): An 18-year-old who was shot in a Monday gang altercation that led to the evacuation of the Ross Outlet Store on Main Street is expected to recover, and the suspected shooter is behind bars, according to police.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: April 16, 2008
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Arrest of gang members to be announced (Bridgeton, NJ): A press conference announcing the arrest of high-ranking Bloods gang members is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office's Fayette Street office.
Source: Bridgeton News    Date: April 15, 2008
http://www.nj.com/...

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More arrests anticipated in drug case tied to Bloods (Somersworth, NH): Only days after two more arrests were made in the investigation of local crack cocaine distribution by alleged members or associates of the Bloods street gang, authorities say there are no new arrests but more are expected.
Source: Foster's Daily Democrat    Date: April 15, 2008
http://www.fosters.com/...

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Fresno mayor candidates agree gangs are top priority (Fresno, CA): Candidates for mayor largely agree: One of Fresno's most pressing public safety problems is gangs. If they differ, it's on how to solve the problem.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: April 15, 2008
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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LA mayor talks about anti-gang strategy in annual speech (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's annual speech to the City Council focused on gang violence and budget woes for the second consecutive year.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: April 15, 2008
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Anti-gang initiative gets a big boost (Greensboro, NC): A city gang intervention initiative will get a big boost from two organizations, officials will announce tonight at the City Council meeting.
Source: News & Record    Date: April 15, 2008
http://www.news-record.com/...

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Police arrest two juveniles on gang charges (Harrisonburg, VA): Harrisonburg Police arrested two juveniles Friday and charged them with felony gang participation and misdemeanor property damage in connection with a string of gang-related graffiti "tagging" on businesses, homes and cars on or near East Market Street.
Source: The Daily News Record    Date: April 15, 2008
http://www.rocktownweekly.com/...

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Albany gang unit likely (Albany, GA): With a nearly full complement of officers and a proposed $14.9 million budget, the Albany Police Department needs only the addition of personnel dedicated to stopping gang activity, city officials said Monday.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: April 15, 2008
http://www.albanyherald.com/...

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Shootings raise fear of gang warfare (Salinas, CA): The violence in Salinas is unlikely to stop any time soon, according to some city residents. This weekend, three shootings left as many people injured - one of them critically - and a firebomb was thrown into an east Salinas apartment complex shown in a threatening video posted online that week.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 15, 2008
http://www.thecalifornian.com/...

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