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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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Anti-tattoo policy irks some officers (San Jose, CA): Police officers with an affinity for tattoos may sweat a little more than usual in the summertime. The San Jose Police Department recently adopted a policy that prohibits cops from displaying tattoos while on duty.
Source: Inside Bay Area    Date: November 24, 2007

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Yonkers anti-gang initiative helps men find jobs (Yonkers, NY): Growing up in the Schlobohm housing projects, Roberto Rodriguez witnessed a lot of violence and personal misfortune. His own struggle with reading kept him from finishing high school and led to off-the-books jobs and drug use before he discovered a new initiative by the city's anti-violence coalition.
Source: The Journal News    Date: November 23, 2007

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Stuart program aims to deter potential gang trouble (Stuart, FL): Kathleen Lannon knows children who see gang activity on the streets outside their homes. Some of the children know other kids in gangs.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: November 23, 2007

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Detectives monitor social networks for gang activity (Ventura County, CA): The seedy side of society is no longer limited to street corners and alleys for passing along threats, warnings and tip-offs. Much of it is being done in cyberspace.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: November 23, 2007

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Woman shot in growing violence (Trenton, NJ): A shooting attack by the Netas street gang early yesterday sent a 40-year-old woman to the hospital with a bullet in her head, a wound she suffered when gunfire rocketed into a Chambersburg home where rival Latin Kings had gathered, officials said.
Source: The Times    Date: November 20, 2007

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