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Circuit court judge tough on sentences for gang members (Virginia): Gang suspects banking on a lighter sentence with a guilty plea better think twice before facing Circuit Court Judge Humes J. Franklin Jr.
Source: The News Virginian    Date: November 2, 2007

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Centralia officials mull response to gang ordinance opinion (Centralia, WA) : Centralia’s police chief and city attorney are studying an informal opinion released by the state Attorney’s General Office on Friday, which voices concerns that anti-gang ordinances passed in Centralia and other cities may be “unconstitutionally overbroad,” but which says that it’s impossible to predict what a court would decide.
Source: The Chronicle    Date: November 1, 2007

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U.S. indicts 18 more suspected gang members (Los Angeles, CA): Another 18 suspected members of the Florencia 13 street gang have been arrested and charged with racketeering, conspiracy and illegal weapons possession, the U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 31, 2007

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Gangs blamed for two firebombings in Sunnyside, one in Outlook (Sunnyside, WA): Two houses and a minivan have been firebombed in what police and a resident say were likely gang-related attacks in the lower Yakima Valley.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: October 31, 2007

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Gangs staking out new turf with Web videos (Boston, MA): They call themselves names like "King Shizz" and "Gun Smoke Poke," and rap on the Internet about blasting their guns, dying young, and killing their rivals.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 31, 2007

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State AG weighs in on gang ordinances (Sunnyside, WA): An unofficial opinion by the state attorney general's office shows that cities in the Yakima Valley may have to retool their recent anti-gang ordinances, but the opinion did not resolve whether the efforts are constitutional.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 30, 2007

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Delta fertile field for gangs, guns (Tutwiler, MS): Michael James sits at the edge of an abandoned railroad track in this cotton town of 1,300 and trades sips of cheap vodka with friends. Nearby, a six-point star spray-painted on the side of the closest building illustrates the threat this impoverished Mississippi Delta hamlet is facing.
Source: USA Today    Date: October 29, 2007

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Authorities consider using court orders to deter gang members from gathering (Manatee County, FL): After decades of unprecedented and growing gang violence, Florida is following California's lead by trying to keep gangsters from fraternizing and crowding into known gang territory.
Source: Herald-Tribune    Date: October 28, 2007

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New gangs move into I.E. (Pomona, CA): A growing number of gangs with roots outside the Inland Empire are moving into the area, adding to gang-related activity and, in two cities, actually outnumbering homegrown members, according to local law enforcement agencies.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: October 28, 2007

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Gangs of New York (New York, NY): They prey on high-school students, second-generation immigrants who want protection or a sense of identity. And they boast on their YouTube and MySpace pages - posting pictures and detailing their exploits.
Source: New York Post    Date: October 28, 2007

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Teen wounded in apparent gang shooting (Aloha, OR): A teenager is hospitalized after he was shot in an apparent gang shooting, according to Washington County deputies.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: October 27, 2007

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City, county leaders react to gang assessment (Durham, NC): More than a month after local leaders received the preliminary copy of Durham's $60,000 gang assessment, some city leaders say they're already at work putting into effect some of the 45 recommendations made in the 202-page report, while others seem unsure that the assessment told them anything about the city and county they didn't already know.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: October 27, 2007

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L.A. draws up a new gang plan (Los Angeles, CA): Taking another step in the fight against street gangs, Los Angeles city officials vowed Friday to redefine prevention versus intervention and spend more money on programs to quell the most serious gang crimes.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 26, 2007

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Indictments handed down for 17 suspected Saginaw gang members (Saginaw, MI): Authorities have arrested some of the 17 suspected Saginaw gang members charged in a federal indictment.
Source: WJRT TV News    Date: October 26, 2007

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Gangs expand turf in Passaic County (Passaic County, NJ): Street gangs operate in half of Passaic County's municipalities, according to a survey released Thursday by the state police, higher than the state average. But according to a local police official, the problem is worse than that
Source: Herald News    Date: October 26, 2007

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Three from Sur-13 gang guilty in U.S. court (Atlanta, GA): Three more members of Sur-13 were convicted in federal court in Atlanta on Thursday, with U.S. Attorney David Nahmias saying the jury's verdict sealed "the end of this gang's reign of terror."
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: October 26, 2007

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McCollum forms panel to lead gang-reduction strategy (Tallahassee, FL): Developing a statewide gang-reduction strategy will be the focus of a high-level state panel formed Thursday by Attorney General Bill McCollum.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: October 25, 2007

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18 members of MacArthur Park area gang are indicted (Los Angeles, CA): Eighteen members of a street gang were indicted Wednesday and charged with using violence and intimidation "to control, oversee and direct" cocaine sales in the area around MacArthur Park.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 25, 2007

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Woman arrested with $11,000 in quality fake bills (Greenfield, CA): Street gangs from Southern California may be moving into the Salinas Valley. That's the conclusion of local and federal law enforcement officials after a routine traffic stop in Greenfield yielded $11,000 in counterfeit currency.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 25, 2007

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Murder suspect identified through gang's MySpace page (Oakland, CA): A suspected gang member jailed in the slaying of a popular San Leandro High School football player in Oakland was identified with the help of his picture on the gang's MySpace page, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: October 25, 2007

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