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Elizabeth City reports a disturbing surge in gunfire (Elizabeth City, VA): Police Lt. John Etheridge said a recent spike in reports of gunshots fired reflects a significant change in Elizabeth City.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: April 20, 2008

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Gang members take fight to open house (Merced, CA): Gang members set a new low for criminal behavior this week by taking their senseless conflict from the streets into the elementary school classroom, Merced police said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 19, 2008

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L.A. police union backs changes to policy on asking gang members about legal status (Los Angeles, CA): The union representing rank-and-file Los Angeles police officers Friday announced its support for a controversial campaign to make it easier for officers to question gang members about whether they are in the country legally.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 19, 2008

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Graffiti arrests (Panama City Beach, FL): Two Bay County men are facing charges of felony criminal mischief and criminal street gang activity.
Source: WMBB News 13    Date: April 19, 2008

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Gang fights linked to half of city's drive-by shootings (Greensboro, NC): Half of the recent drive-by shootings in Greensboro have been linked to a battle between two rival gangs, police said Thursday.
Source: News & Record    Date: April 18, 2008

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LA seeks injunction against street gang (Los Angeles, CA): Prosecutors are taking aim at a street gang they say has terrorized the San Fernando Valley.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 18, 2008

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Police arrest suspected gang members (Rockford, IL): Police have arrested three members of the Latin Kings, who they say kidnapped a man, beat him repeatedly and held him for ransom in the basement of a Rockford home.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: April 18, 2008

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Outside experts address Southcentral gang activity (Anchorage, AK): Gang signs, including graffiti, tattoos and hand gestures, can be seen all around the state.
Source: KTUU 2 News    Date: April 18, 2008

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Gang population continues to rise (Victorville, CA): Despite officials saying they are making headway in combating the gang problem, the gang population in the High Desert continues to rise according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 18, 2008

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Street gang blamed in Nyack fights (Nyack, NY): It was a gang-related incident at Nyack High School that set off brawls across downtown Wednesday, police and some students said yesterday.
Source: The Journal News    Date: April 18, 2008

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Street crime battle continues on (Yakima, WA): Yakima police say the recent seizure of 372 pounds of marijuana and more than $100,000 in cash shows how gangs are evolving, turning crime into more of a business than a pastime.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: April 18, 2008

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Overall crime down, gang crime on rise in S.D. (San Diego, CA): While overall crime in San Diego continues to drop, gang crime rose 19 percent in the first three months of the year when compared to the same period last year, according to the latest crime statistics released by the mayor's office Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 17, 2008

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State House passes bill to target gangs, but funding lacking (Tallahassee, FL): The Legislature is poised to approve anti-gangs legislation that would give police and prosecutors unprecedented powers to combat the spread of gang violence, which has taken root in pockets of South Florida.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: April 17, 2008

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Firm policing, fearless gang members clash (Baltimore, MD): For months, police in the Southwestern District have focused on dangerous gangs, using aggressive tactics to engage suspected offenders displaying gang colors and signs.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: April 17, 2008

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TPD: Gang activity up; added officers to help (Tucson, AZ): Like many kids, 15-year-old Antonio Garcia was raised on the stories of his father. The tales stirred with conflict, drama and intrigue; there were hints of fame and emphasis on camaraderie.
Source: Tucson Citizen    Date: April 17, 2008

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Gangs, crime threaten SB County's economy (Santa Barbara County, CA): Two of the driving forces in Santa Barbara County's economy - tourism and retirees - could be in jeopardy from rising violent crime and gang activity, according the executive director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: April 17, 2008

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Lex man arrested in what is being called a gang fight (Lexington, NE): A Lexington man was jailed Tuesday after a street fight between gang members. Police were called to a fight about 6:36 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of North Erie Street, said Police Chief Charlie Clark.
Source: North Platte Telegraph    Date: April 16, 2008

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Deputies arrest three suspected graffiti vandals (Barstow, CA): Deputies arrested three suspected graffiti vandals believed to be responsible for at least $3,000 in property damages.
Source: Desert Dispatch    Date: April 16, 2008

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Police form their own gang to take on gangs (Guilford County, NC) : Local authorities have teamed up with state and federal officials to form the Safe Streets Task Force. The announcement was made late Wednesday afternoon by several law enforcement agencies.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: April 16, 2008

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Anti-gang funding ignores South Bay (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday announced a dramatic restructuring of the city's anti-gang programs, which will target more funding in fewer neighborhoods.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: April 16, 2008

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