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Force assembled to address gang activity (Harlingen, TX): A 10-member task force has been formed to address a recent upsurge in gang activity, violence and other crime, Mayor Chris Boswell said Wednesday.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: July 3, 2008

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Fatal West Palm Beach shooting was part of a gang investigation (West Palm Beach, FL): Undercover agents trying to take down gangs lured "big goons with AK-47s" to a West Palm Beach warehouse by telling them they could rob a drug dealer of at least eight kilos of cocaine.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: July 3, 2008

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Gang problem solutions vary on perspective (Oklahoma City, OK): Gang violence is on the rise in Oklahoma City, and police officers are fighting that rising tide every day. About 5,000 Oklahoma City residents are gang members, and tension among the gangs is increasing, as reported in the Sunday edition of The Oklahoman.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: July 3, 2008

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D.A. promises to crack down on gang activity in Riverside County (Riverside County, CA): Riverside County will not be a vsafe haven for gang members," District Attorney Rod Pacheco declared Wednesday, promising that charges recently filed against members of a Riverside gang for alleged violations of an injunction will not be the last.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: July 3, 2008

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Macon police raid yields drugs, guns, five arrest (Macon, GA): Macon police this afternoon announced a gang-related drug raid this morning in west Macon. Five men, ages 17 to 21, were arrested on various drug and weapons charges, including trafficking of cocaine and participation in criminal gang activity.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: July 3, 2008

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San Bernardino cracks down on gang in Rialto (San Bernardino, CA): Authorities in San Bernardino County have gone after the South Side Rialto gang, on the streets and in the courtroom.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: July 3, 2008

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Gang crimes drop in San Fernando Valley (San Fernando, CA): Gang crime fell sharply in the first half of the year in the San Fernando Valley, especially in North Hollywood, but homicides ticked up slightly, according to LAPD figures released Wednesday.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 3, 2008

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Parcel tax to halt gangs moves ahead (Los Angeles, CA): A Los Angeles city effort to raise $30 million a year to pay for gang prevention and intervention programs moved ahead Tuesday as the City Council asked legal language be drafted for a ballot measure that would impose a parcel tax on every piece of property in the city.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 2, 2008

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ICE: 22 gang members arrested in Wichita (Wichita, KS): Federal immigration officials and Wichita police arrested 22 Mexican gang members in a roundup targeting four violent street gangs, authorities announced Wednesday.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: July 2, 2008

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Towns take proactive approach to fight graffiti (Gloucester County, NJ): Several towns throughout Gloucester County have adopted anti-graffiti ordinances in the past months, a growing trend officials are praising as "proactive."
Source: Courier-Post    Date: July 2, 2008

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Inglewood officer kills suspected gang member (Inglewood, CA): An Inglewood police officer with an anti-gang task force fatally shot a suspected gang member who turned on him during a foot chase, concealing his left hand as if he had a weapon, authorities said today.
Source: KTLA News    Date: July 2, 2008

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Residents concerned about possible gang activity (Johnston, SC): Johnston, SC investigators say they hope a surveillance tape will help generate some leads. Meanwhile, the vandalism keeps happening. They tell us, this past weekend, two local businesses were hit by the vandals.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6    Date: July 2, 2008

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Three teens arrested after graffiti and gang symbols spray painted on buildings (Fort Pierce, FL): Fort Pierce Police Department on Tuesday arrested three teens who officers say are responsible for the majority of recent graffiti and gang symbols appearing on buildings.
Source: TC Palm     Date: July 1, 2008

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Gov. Crist signs law designed to hit gangs (Palm Beach County, FL): Gov. Charlie Crist came to Palm Beach County on Monday to sign a law that he and other political leaders hope ``will drive a stake into the heart of gangs in Florida.'
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: July 1, 2008

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Agencies join forces to tackle violent gangs (Washington, DC): Federal law enforcement authorities have coupled multi-agency task forces with strategies that once focused on Mafia-era crime syndicates to target national and international gangs, many of which have brought warfare to the nation's cities.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: July 1, 2008

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Seven-year-old boy shot in gang crossfire (Roxbury, MA): Boston Police have arrested a teen in a shooting that's apparently connected to the shooting of a 7-year-old boy in Roxbury.
Source: WBZ News    Date: July 1, 2008

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More El Paso gang members arrested for violent crimes (El Paso, TX): Dangerous gang members arrested along with over 200 others who were wanted for violent crimes in Operation Falcon 08.
Source: Right Side News    Date: June 30, 2008

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LA parks open late to keep kids out of gangs (Los Angeles, CA): In a bid to prevent a summertime spike in gang violence, police and other officials unveiled a plan Monday to keep several city parks open late into the night.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 30, 2008

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San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano in a push against gang violence (San Clemente, CA): Gia Lugo knows all about the gang turf battles in southern Orange County. So when she taught school in San Clemente, she was careful not to let students know that she lived in San Juan Capistrano.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 30, 2008

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Study: Boston police, community mishandled gang violence (Boston, MA): A new study says the Boston Police Department and coalition of religious leaders largely mishandled an increase in gang violence in the city between 2000 and 2006.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: June 30, 2008

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