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Schools fight to end gang violence (Rockford, IL): Jefferson High School is hardly alone in efforts to fight gang violence — Rockford’s school principals say the city’s other high schools confront the same issue.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: December 1, 2007

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Anti-gang sweep nets six arrests (Los Angeles, CA): FBI agents fanned out across Southern California early Thursday and arrested six alleged members or associates of the Crenshaw Mafia Gangster Bloods street gang on federal drug and weapons charges, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 30, 2007

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Gang violence spreads across US, Central American borders (Washington, DC): More than two decades ago, Central American street gangs began to spread in Los Angeles as small cells. Today, Federal Bureau of Investigation records show some Latino gangs could have tens of thousands of members in the U.S. and hundreds of thousands in Central America.
Source: Voice of America News    Date: November 30, 2007

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Police: Gang signs found on wall of local business (Buena, NJ): Someone spray-painted eight references to the Mexican street gang known as Surenos 13 on the wall of a business in the 200 block of North East Boulevard last week.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: November 30, 2007

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Bail hiked to $2 million for gang figure arrested in Novato (Novato, CA): Bail was increased to $2 million Thursday for a reputed gang lord arrested this week at his apartment in Novato. Paris Moffet, 29, an alleged leader of the Eddy Rock street gang in San Francisco, was arrested Wednesday at the apartment he shares with his girlfriend in the Hamilton area.
Source: Marin Independent Journal    Date: November 29, 2007

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Gang references spray painted on building (Buena, CA): Someone spray painted eight references to the Mexican street gang known as Surenos 13 on the wall of a business in the 200 block of North East Boulevard last week.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: November 29, 2007

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Thefts allowing gangs to get hands on guns (Bakersfield, CA): Gang members with criminal records can't just walk into the local gun shop and purchase their weapons. Thefts allowing gangs to get hands on guns. They steal them.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: November 29, 2007

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L.A. prosecutors' wide-ranging injunction targets gang and associates (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles prosecutors stepped up efforts to combat open-air drug bazaars downtown, filing a court injunction that would bar gang members as well as a potentially broad category of unnamed "surrogates and associates" from congregating on streets in the central city.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 29, 2007

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Alvin graffiti gang war lands five in jail (Brazoria County, TX): A two-week graffiti investigation in Brazoria County has landed five reported gang members in jail. The probe revealed there are at least five gangs operating in and around Alvin.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: November 29, 2007

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U.S. Attorney announces anti-gang grants for Massachusetts (Boston, MA): U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan is handing out just over $1 million to eleven cities across the state in an effort to stem gang violence.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: November 28, 2007

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Injunction issued against Latino street gang in San Marcos (San Marcos, CA): For the second time in a decade, authorities have obtained an injunction against a Latino street gang that investigators say has been terrorizing San Marcos neighborhoods.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 28, 2007

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Review of gang injunction ruling sought (Ventura County, CA): The Ventura County Public Defender's Office is asking the state's highest court to review a decision by a state appeals court that this year upheld the constitutionality of Oxnard's civil gang injunction.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: November 28, 2007

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Gangbangers bill goes to Legislature (Concord, NH): Prosecutors could seek longer sentences for gang members convicted of crimes under a bill coming to the Legislature in January.
Source: The Union Leader    Date: November 28, 2007

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11 people from Oregon listed in U.S. drug-trafficking case (Oregon): Eleven people from Oregon were charged Tuesday with drug trafficking conspiracy in the second wave of a federal case that reaches from Los Angeles and Portland to St. Louis and Atlanta.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 28, 2007

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Fresno Co. anti-gang efforts in spotlight (Fresno, CA): Sheriff Margaret Mims said law enforcement officials and city leaders were making a statement to gang members Wednesday by announcing the formation of a gang-suppression team to focus on eastern Fresno County communities.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 28, 2007

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San Jose killings outpace 2006 rate, and gangs are blamed (San Jose, CA): On the heels of losing its cherished "Safest Big City" title, San Jose is struggling with a jump in gang-related homicides, sparking widespread concern among officials and community members.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 27, 2007

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Federal help to fight gangs finds support (Chicago, IL): Law enforcement officials from Chicago and a number of suburbs voiced support Monday for a proposed federal law that would stiffen the penalties gang members could face for crimes and infuse more money into gang-prevention programs.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 27, 2007

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MS-13 Gang in Nashville: Gang member sentenced to 19 years in prison for racketeering (Nashville, TN) : Officials in Nashville, Tennessee recently announced that a member of the gang MS-13, or La Mara Salvatrucha as they are known, was sentenced to nearly 20 years (235 months) in prison for his role in a racketeering operation.
Source: Associated Content    Date: November 27, 2007

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Cabarrus County schools consider policy on gangs (Concord, NC): The Cabarrus County school system is considering its first systemwide policy on preventing gang activity. System attorneys have drafted an anti-gang policy preventing the display of gang clothing, symbols and tattoos.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: November 25, 2007

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Weekend gang violence erupts in Napa (Napa, CA): Napa’s gang issue may not be as large as San Francisco, Oakland or Vallejo’s but the problem surfaced again over the weekend in Napa with two shootings and a stabbing.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: November 25, 2007

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