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Nine indicted by federal panel linked to California gang (Lafayette, LA): A federal grand jury has indicted nine men allegedly connected to the Los Angeles-based Cuatro Flats gang, which prosecutors say has been smuggling methamphetamine, guns and stolen cars into southern Louisiana.
Source: KATC 3 News    Date: January 8, 2008

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Gang feuds bring more police (Providence, RI): The Providence police have beefed up patrols in the city’s West End to combat escalating gun violence between feuding members of two well-known street gangs: the Hanover Boyz and Oriental Rascals.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: January 8, 2008

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Bills to take aim at state gangs (Washington): State lawmakers who have spent the better part of a year studying gangs in Washington are preparing a package of bills for this legislative session, hoping their colleagues will adopt several recommendations they have developed to fight the growth of criminal gangs.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 8, 2008

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Cops say St. George stabbing of 12-year-old was gang related (St. George, UT): A 12-year-old boy was kicked, beaten with a bat and stabbed at a St. George park Saturday night by about half a dozen teenagers.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 7, 2008

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Gang graffiti appearing at Yonkers library (Yonkers, NY): The appearance of gang graffiti at the public library has officials contemplating their surveillance options.
Source: The Journal News    Date: January 6, 2008

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Capistrano gang injunction nets one arrest (San Juan Capistrano, CA): The Orange County Sheriff¹s Department gang-enforcement unit has made one arrest of a known gang member in San Juan Capistrano in the past six weeks for violating a preliminary injunction barring gang-related activities.
Source: The Capistrano Dispatch    Date: January 4, 2008

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A high school party turns deadly (Seattle, WA): The group of teenage girls, who organized a Thursday night party meant to unite friends, sent an invitation telling guests to "Leave your beef in your hood."
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 4, 2008

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Increased violence puts gang presence on radar (Medford, OR): A street fight in Medford and a clash at a party in White City on New Year's Day has police concerned about escalating gang violence in the Rogue Valley.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: January 3, 2008

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Lawmakers advance gun and gang bills (Trenton, NJ): Several measures to crack down on gun crimes and gang activity advanced in the Legislature on Thursday. One bill regulates the sale of handgun ammunition.
Source: Newsday    Date: January 3, 2008

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White Plains to get program that uses art to combat youth violence (White Plains, NY): The mythical gang war between the Jets and the Sharks will soon be used in White Plains as a jumping off point for discussions among young people about real life issues including violence, immigration and the relationship between teens and police.
Source: The Journal News    Date: January 3, 2008

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Shooting leads to arrest by Monroe PD (Monroe, GA): Police have one suspect in custody and are searching for a second in a suspected gang-related shooting on Dec. 30.
Source: The Walton Tribune    Date: January 3, 2008

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New law can order parents of young gang members to attend parenting classes (Santa Barbara, CA): Lawmakers hope a new bill being enacted this year will reduce California's gang violence.
Source: KSBY News    Date: January 1, 2008

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'MS-13' vandals deface Vietnam memorial (New Haven, CT): Vandals claiming a relationship to the violent Hispanic street gang MS-13 defaced a Vietnam War memorial in Connecticut with graffiti, angering local veterans.
Source: World Net Daily    Date: December 31, 2007

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Gang order targets nine (Yolo County, CA): Yolo County authorities have obtained a new anti-gang injunction against nine alleged members of the West Sacramento gang the Broderick Boys, even as a legal battle continues over a proposed injunction against the entire street gang.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 31, 2007

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Authorities hope recent gang convictions send message (Chesapeake, VA): Dressed in an apron, Cynthia Clarke took orders at the Silver Diner off Battlefield Boulevard in Chesapeake.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 31, 2007

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Tracking gangs keeps unit busy (Alamance County, NC): Lt. Chris Crain recalls clearly being lassoed into his current specialized role of supervising the daily operations of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Unit.
Source: Times-News    Date: December 30, 2007

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Iowa man beaten, told to join gang (Omaha, NE): Two suspects have been arrested in North Liberty, Iowa in connection with the assault of man who was allegedly duct-taped to a chair and beaten by three men who wanted him to join their gang.
Source: WOWT 6 News    Date: December 30, 2007

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Los Angeles gang F13 accused of targeting blacks (Los Angeles, CA): In a murderous quest aimed at "cleansing" their turf of snitches and rival gangsters, members of one of Los Angeles County's most vicious Latino gangs sometimes killed people just because of their race, an investigation found.
Source: CBS 2 Chicago    Date: December 30, 2007

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Fear lingers in L.A. community (Los Angeles, CA): Two blocks from where 14-year-old Cheryl Green was shot to death a year ago stands a symbol of the Harbor Gateway neighborhood where she died.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 30, 2007

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Gang rivalry fuels surge in killings in San Jose (San Jose, CA): To the two men who confronted Rigoberto Gonzalez on a dark San Jose street, the question - Norteño or Sureño? - meant life or death. The 22-year-old's silence was the wrong answer.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: December 30, 2007

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