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LA shifts tactics against gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles' top law enforcement officials have agreed on a new attack on gang violence, one that focuses more enforcement on smaller neighborhood gangs and uses a new legal tool tried last year on skid row.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 10, 2007
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Gang crimes drop, other areas suffer (Wichita, KS): A change in police tactics has resulted in a substantial drop in gang crimes -- yet it has come at a price.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: January 10, 2007
http://www.kansas.com/...

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Gang grant money awarded to Kinston and Lenoir County (Kinston and Lenoir County, NC): Kinston and Lenoir County were granted money to help fight against the rising gang problem. The Governor’s Crime Commission awarded $1.5 million in grants to 19 local law enforcement agencies to prevent or reduce gang activities in their communities.
Source: The New Bern Sun Journal    Date: January 10, 2007
http://www.newbernsj.com/...

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Two teen boys hit in drive-by shooting outside Grant High in Van Nuys (Van Nuys, CA): Two teenage boys were wounded Tuesday outside a Van Nuys high school in what police said was a suspected gang-related shooting.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 10, 2007
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Two fights believed to have gang connection (Ukiah, CA): Gang activity is steadily rising in Ukiah, according to local police. The two most recent incidents, believed to be related, occurred Friday night.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: January 8, 2007
http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/...

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Gang fight in Yonkers leaves 18-year-old dead, 15-year-old stabbed (Yonkers, NY): An 18-year-old man is dead and a 15-year-old boy stabbed after a gang fight broke out at a birthday party on the city's west side this weekend.
Source: The Journal News    Date: January 8, 2007
http://www.thejournalnews.com/...

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Long Branch: Gangs are a US problem (Long Branch, NJ): With two gang-related murders in the city in the past two months, authorities say the problem is worsening and they are taking it seriously. To call it "gang warfare is probably hyperbolic," said city Public Safety Director William A. Richards.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: January 8, 2007
http://www.app.com/...

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Gang-related activities on the rise in Provo (Provo, UT): "CG 13" stood out in bold black letters against the beige building. The tag was only four days old. Provo residents and BYU students didn't stop to look as they walked into Fat Cats bowling alley.
Source: BYU NewsNet    Date: January 8, 2007
http://newsnet.byu.edu/...

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Gang shooting has neighborhood fearing for their safety (Corpus Christi, TX): Two men were recovering in the hospital after a gang related shooting in a central Corpus Christi neighborhood. Residents there now fear more retaliation is coming. Police said this is the third shooting in an ongoing battle between two rival gangs.
Source: KRIS 6 News    Date: January 8, 2007
http://www.kristv.com/...

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Violent gangs increase presence in Shore area (Asbury Park, NJ): Riding around Asbury Park, it's easy to mistake the red and blue scrawlings on street signs, pizza shops, convenience stores and apartment row houses as everyday graffiti.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: January 7, 2007
http://www.app.com/...

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Gang-related valley shooting wounds two men (Lake View Terrace, CA): A gang-related shooting in the Lake View Terrace area earlier Sunday left an 18-year-old man critically wounded and a 35- year-old man in stable condition at an area hospital, police said.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: January 7, 2007
http://abclocal.go.com/...

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Leaders seek tougher laws on gang crime (Olympia, WA): Citing a statewide rise in gang activity, the Washington state Attorney General's Office is seeking tougher laws to crack down on gang-related crime. First, however, is the thorny issue of legally defining a criminal gang.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 7, 2007
http://www.yakima-herald.com/...

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Oceanside officer's shooting focuses attention back on gangs (Oceanside, CA): While police say gang violence has been on a downturn in the city over the past year, the recent slaying of an Oceanside police officer by an alleged gang member has focused the community's attention back on gangs.
Source: North County Times    Date: January 6, 2007
http://www.nctimes.com/...

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Sebastian police take on gangs (Sebastian, FL): Police Chief Jim Davis has a message to city residents concerned about recent gang activity in Sebastian.
Source: Press Journal    Date: January 6, 2007
http://www.tcpalm.com/...

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Tulsa mayor calls for mentors to help solve city's gang problem (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor is calling on city residents to spend one hour each week mentoring at-risk children. The effort is part of Taylor's "Mentoring to the Max" proposal to fight Tulsa's growing problem with gangs.
Source: KTEN 10 News    Date: January 6, 2007
http://www.kten.com/...

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James City sees more gang tags, police say (James City County, VA) : For police, the problem of graffiti has been around just about as long as teenagers and spray paint. But recently, James City County officers have noticed certain letters and symbols that hint at a problem greater than the scrawls and bubble letters' effects on community appearance.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 6, 2007
http://www.dailypress.com/...

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Sheriff vows to halt gang revival (Palm Beach County, FL): Sheriff Ric Bradshaw promised Friday not to let Palm Beach County become another Los Angeles or Miami - overrun with gang violence - but acknowledged the situation here is bigger and badder than ever before.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: January 6, 2007
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/...

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Brawl prompts restrictions (Potomac, MD): Administrators at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac said yesterday that they will enforce restrictions on certain types of clothing and other items associated with gangs, in response to a fight at the academically prestigious school that injured a student and a security staff employee and led police to charge four students with assault.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 5, 2007
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Gang unit rounds up offenders Friday (Nashville, TN): In an effort to make Nashville's neighborhoods safer, the Metro Police Department's revamped gang unit is rounding up gang members Friday night. This year twice as many detectives are targeting gang activity.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: January 5, 2007
http://www.newschannel5.com/...

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Four area PD's to share $100,000 gang grant (Dunn, NC): The Dunn City Council authorized the police department to accept a state grant to prevent gang violence at last night's council meeting.
Source: Dunn Daily Record    Date: January 5, 2007
http://www.dunndailyrecord.com/...

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