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Youth Services develops mentoring program for north Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): A program from Youth Services of Tulsa has been targeting the north Tulsa area, helping children stay away from gangs and crime and directing them toward better grades and lives.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: October 17, 2007
http://www.tulsaworld.com/...

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Court upholds most of Oxnard gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): A state appellate court has affirmed almost all of Ventura County's injunction against a violent gang in Oxnard, objecting only to a provision that called for an overnight curfew.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 17, 2007
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Latino gang tried to force blacks out, indictment says (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors Tuesday accused members of a Latino street gang of a violent campaign to drive African American rivals out of their South Los Angeles area neighborhood, resulting in at least 20 killings in the last three years.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 17, 2007
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Gang sweep nets 34 arrests in LA, dozens of other indicted (Los Angeles, CA): More than 60 people allegedly linked to a Hispanic street gang have been indicted on federal racketeering and drug-trafficking charges of attacking blacks in South Los Angeles to maintain control in certain neighborhoods.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: October 17, 2007
http://www.lompocrecord.com/...

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Police: Gang activity up since task force's demise (Vancouver, WA): Gang activity has exploded in Clark County since the Vancouver Police Department disbanded a highly effective gang task force in 2002, police and community members told a legislative work group in ­Vancouver on Monday.
Source: The Columbian    Date: October 16, 2007
http://www.columbian.com/...

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Judge gives Norteños strict restrictions (San Francisco, CA): Thirty alleged Norteño gang members can't associate with each other in public, loiter outside after 10 p.m. or wear the group's trademark red within a wide swath of San Francisco's Mission District under a preliminary civil injunction granted by a judge.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: October 16, 2007
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Three teens shot in Back of the Yards (Chicago, IL): Three teenage boys --two age 14 and another 15 --were wounded Monday afternoon in an apparent drive-by shooting outside a South Side laundromat, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 16, 2007
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Gang-related brawl in San Rafael injures five, including girl (San Rafael, CA): San Rafael police are investigating a gang-related melee last weekend that left five people injured, including a 17-year-old Novato girl.
Source: Marin Independent Journal    Date: October 16, 2007
http://www.marinij.com/...

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Judge says no to using public funds to fight gang injunction (Sacramento, CA): A Yolo County judge on Monday denied a request by a group of area attorneys to be appointed by the court as counsel for alleged members of West Sacramento street gang the Broderick Boys.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 16, 2007
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Report: Spokane-area gang arrest figures were inflated (Spokane, WA): It was big news when local law enforcement officers, led by federal agents in a coordinated sweep, reportedly arrested 77 violent gang members and their associates. A federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives news release crowed about the arrests.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 15, 2007
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Inmates' colors identify and protect (Merced, CA): When legendary R&B singer Sam Cooke released his song "Chain Gang" in 1960, the sight of inmates wearing black-and-white striped uniforms, swinging scythes and pick-axes in the blazing Southern sun, was as familiar as Burma Shave signs along American highways.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: October 15, 2007
http://www.modbee.com/...

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Residents recruited to stop gangs (Greenville, SC): Two experts with knowledge of gangs in the Upstate say a key in controlling them is removing gang graffiti before they claim a neighborhood as their own.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: October 14, 2007
http://greenvillenews.com/...

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Attorneys take on West Sac gang case (Sacramento, CA): In the latest salvo against the proposed injunction targeting the Broderick Boys, a band of attorneys gathered Friday outside West Sacramento City Hall calling for the right to defend those residents swept into the Yolo County district attorney's civil case.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 13, 2007
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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Gangs: Number of gang cases in local courts rises (Tulare County, CA): An unprecedented number of cases involving gang activity are coming through Tulare County courtrooms, officials say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: October 13, 2007
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/...

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Local lawmen on lookout for gang activity; international gangs included (Fort Walton Beach, FL): It’s a typical Friday afternoon at the Boys and Girls Club on Denton Boulevard — teens piling in off the street and heading straight to the gym.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News    Date: October 13, 2007
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Police: Community can keep gang ‘issue’ from escalating to 'problem' (Person County, NC): Gangs are an "issue" in Person County, but without community-wide prevention and intervention practices, gangs could soon present "a problem" here.
Source: The Courier-Times    Date: October 13, 2007
http://www.roxboro-courier.com/...

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Group plots anti-gang strategy (Asheville, NC): A group of ministers, community members and police Thursday night laid out a plan to address what authorities are calling an emerging gang problem within the city.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: October 12, 2007
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Cops may target gang clothes, symbols (Bergen County, NJ): Bergen County officials on Thursday said they are seeking a state "gang participation" law that would allow police to bring people in for questioning based on patterns in clothing, symbols and hand signs.
Source: The Record    Date: October 12, 2007
http://www.northjersey.com/...

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Police receive anti-gang grant (Pomona, CA): A $344,000 federal grant is going to give the Pomona Police Department a little extra muscle against gang violence. Police Chief Joe Romero said Friday the grant provides "some fiscal relief" to the department and city as it fights gangs.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 12, 2007
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Gang sweep exaggerated (Spokane, WA): Results of a recent gang sweep in the Spokane-area were greatly exaggerated, officials acknowledged Thursday. And for nearly two weeks they have resisted efforts to set the record straight.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: October 12, 2007
http://www.spokesmanreview.com/...

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