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Man killed in flap with gang (Bronx, NY): A 19-year-old gunman was shot dead in the Bronx outside his sister's apartment building after getting into a petty argument with three suspected gang members at a fast-food joint, police and witnesses said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: September 10, 2006
http://www.nydailynews.com/...

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Summit suggests gang-plan options (Sacramento, CA): The injunctions that police use to deal with gangs ignore the root causes of crime, violate civil rights and break up communities, according to activists who gathered Saturday at Sacramento State.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: September 10, 2006
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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Slayings spotlight Dallas-area Aryan gang (Dallas, TX): After killing a drug customer they suspected could be an informant, Aryan Brotherhood gang members wrapped the man's body in chain-link fencing, weighed it down with cinder blocks and threw it in a murky pond along the Trinity River bottoms, a witness has told police.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 10, 2006
http://www.chron.com/...

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Arson was gang related, Hanover Park officials say (Hanover Park, IL): A Hanover Park teen accused of torching a Jeep and nearby home - the wrong one, as it were - in a gang-related incident was ordered held on $200,000 bond Saturday.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: September 9, 2006
http://www.dailyherald.com/...

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Yuba gang sweep nets weapons, six suspects (Marysville, CA): A regional anti-gang unit made arrests Thursday and found a cache of weapons, authorities said. The Yuba-Sutter Anti-Gang Enforcement Unit made its twice-monthly sweep Thursday, focusing in Marysville.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: September 9, 2006
http://www.appeal-democrat.com/...

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Rialto police gang raids net 23 (Rialto, CA): Thirteen households were the recipients of an unwanted wake-up call Friday morning. At 6 a.m., officers from the Rialto Police Department and about a dozen other law enforcement agencies raided 13 locations in Rialto and Fontana in search of residents with suspected gang ties.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: September 9, 2006
http://www.dailybulletin.com/...

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Violent Gang (Bronwsville, TX): Brownsville researcher Susan Ritter hopes her work on the Mara Salvatrucha gang will help law enforce-ment do its jobs.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: September 8, 2006
http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/...

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First arrests made in safety zone (Wichita Falls, TX): Three members of the Varrio Carnales, or VC, street gang have been arrested by the Wichita Falls Police Department in two separate incidents, thanks to the new gang injunction barring them from certain activities in the "(VC) Safety Zone No. 1."
Source: Times Record News    Date: September 8, 2006
http://www.timesrecordnews.com/...

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School safety survey released (Richmond, VA): A safety survey of Virginia schools released Thursday will prompt several pieces of legislation next year, including one calling for greater use of background checks for volunteers.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 8, 2006
http://www.dailypress.com/...

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Police: Time to get tough on gangs (Wichita, KS): Two more shootings prompted police to make a grim public assessment on Thursday: Wichita has seen a spike in the number of shootings, and police need to crack down on gangs.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: September 8, 2006
http://www.kansas.com/...

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11 drive-bys linked to gangs (Richland County, SC): Eleven drive-by shootings between the end of July and Tuesday were the work of gang members, said Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott.
Source: The State    Date: September 8, 2006
http://www.thestate.com/...

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Supposed gang members arrested (Wichita Falls, TX): Three reported gang members are accused of violating a court ordered injunction filed by the city of Wichita Falls and county prosecutors. The injunction was designed to curb gang violence in one specific area of the city.
Source: KFDX 3 News    Date: September 8, 2006
http://www.kfdx.com/...

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Sebastian's GREAT program loses its funding (Sebastian, FL): For three years, seventh-grade students at Sebastian Charter Junior High School were fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of a GREAT program offered by the Sebastian Police Department. But, due to a loss of grant money, funds are needed for it to continue.
Source: Sebastian Sun    Date: September 8, 2006
http://www.tcpalm.com/...

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Getting a grip on gang violence ( Memphis and Shelby County, TN): The Shelby County District Attorney says the rising crime rate in Memphis and Shelby County is directly related to a huge increase in gang activity.
Source: Eyewitness News Memphis    Date: September 7, 2006
http://www.myeyewitnessnews.com/...

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Reputed gang members arrested (Massachusetts): For nine months, a witness who infiltrated the Chelsea chapter of the Latin Kings for the FBI secretly recorded conversations with gang members who sold cocaine and guns and talked about killing rival gang members in a fight over turf, an FBI affidavit says.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 7, 2006
http://www.boston.com/...

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Schools to take hard line against gangs (Chapel Hill, NC): Citing recent worrisome criminal activity at town events, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board voted Thursday to take a hard line against gangs.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: September 7, 2006
http://www.heraldsun.com/...

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Resident fears gang members shot at house (Vineland, NJ): Five bullets struck a house in the 700 block of Florence Avenue, and the resident told investigators the incident was gang related. No one was injured.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: September 7, 2006
http://www.thedailyjournal.com/...

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Gang figures rising in Md. (Montgomery County, MD): Crime committed by gang members in Montgomery County has increased notably in recent months, and the number of identified members has also risen, an assistant police chief said yesterday during a congressional hearing.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 7, 2006
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Families relocate gang members to save them (Durham, NC): Last spring, a member of Pastor Kenneth Hammond's congregation at Union Baptist Church came to him with a desperate plea for help: A 15-year-old boy in the community was trying to get out of a local gang, and gang members who had learned of the plan were threatening the boy's life.
Source: USA Today    Date: September 7, 2006
http://www.usatoday.com/...

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Police arrest 20 in gang member hunt (Savannah, GA): Forty extra law enforcement officers hit the streets Saturday night to track down members of 20 known gangs operating in Savannah.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: September 7, 2006
http://chronicle.augusta.com/...

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