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Anti-gang measures considered by council (Oceanside, CA): A year after the slaying of Oceanside police Officer Dan Bessant, the City Council is pursuing recommendations on ways to curb gang activity, including more after-school recreation activities and job-training programs.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 21, 2007

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Feds, join forces to federally prosecute gang members held in (Los Angeles, CA): More than 20 Southern California gang members awaiting release from area jails and state prisons are facing new criminal charges today as a part of "Operation Winter Warning," an expanded effort to target incarcerated foreign national gang members for federal prosecution.
Source: BorderFire Report    Date: December 20, 2007

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Summit held to develop statewide anti-gang strategy (Tampa, FL): Each of Florida's 67 counties has at least one gang member in state prison, but there is no statewide law enforcement strategy to reduce gang activity, state Attorney General Bill McCollum said.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: December 20, 2007

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Statistics on children in Newark: Grim, with a ray of hope (Newark, NJ): The numbers bear out the conventional wisdom that growing up in New Jersey’s largest city can be rough.
Source: The New York Times    Date: December 20, 2007

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Deputy's death highlights area gang activity (Sacramento, CA): The killing of a Sacramento County sheriff by a suspected gang member is putting a spotlight on the area's growing gang problem.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: December 20, 2007

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Officials learn how to face gang issues (Lafayette, IN): At Jefferson High School, students can't wear hats or headgear during the school day -- one way administrators thwart them from showing gang affiliations.
Source: Journal & Courier    Date: December 19, 2007

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Operation aims to eliminate 'Squad Up' gang (Solano County, CA): The FBI/Solano County Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force conducted a multi-agency operation on Tuesday targeting members of the Taliban Squad, also known as Squad Up, a violent street gang active in Solano County.
Source: The Reporter    Date: December 19, 2007

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Gang probe took time (Flint, MI): Neighborhood watch groups applauded the news. A local criminal defense lawyer said it was going to be a merry Christmas in terms of legal work.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: December 19, 2007

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'Alarming alliance' of mafia and street gang is broken up (West Orange, NJ): State authorities on Tuesday broke up what Attorney General Anne Milgram said was an "alarming alliance" between the Luchese crime family and the Bloods street gang to supply drugs and cellphones to gang members inside a New Jersey prison.
Source: The New York Times    Date: December 19, 2007

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16 charged in Cabrini drug ring (Chicago, IL): Civil-rights activists once compared Rondell Freeman to Rodney King. Chicago Police officers allegedly beat Freeman in 2003 while a citizen secretly videotaped the incident -- recalling the notorious 1991 images of Los Angeles officers punching and kicking King after a traffic stop.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 19, 2007

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New study shows Durham has gang problem (Durham, NC): A new study reveals gangs are evident and growing in the Bull City. The Comprehensive Gang Report was funded by the Durham Police Department and the Durham County Sheriff’s Dpartment.
Source: NBC 17 News    Date: December 18, 2007

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McCollum to discuss gang influence (Tallahassee, FL): Attorney General Bill McCollum on Wednesday will bring together statewide policymakers and stakeholders for a two-day Gang Reduction Strategy Summit.
Source: Pensacola News Journal    Date: December 18, 2007

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Dealing a blow to gang activity (South Carolina): Law enforcement and lawmakers have a number of tools in the fight against increasing criminal gang activity.
Source: The State    Date: December 18, 2007

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Drug sweep nets 16 suspects (Kingston, NY): Sixteen people, including known gang members, have been arrested after a monthslong investigation into cocaine sales in the city, police announced on Tuesday.
Source: Daily Freeman    Date: December 18, 2007

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State likely has 10,000+ gang members (Raleigh, NC): State officials will release a report soon that shows North Carolina now has more than 10,000 gang members. At the same time, lawmakers are working to pass a law that targets gang members.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: December 18, 2007

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Getting a grip on gangs (Columbia, SC): She has her choice: sex with six different men, or she could pick just one, the one who is HIV-positive.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: December 18, 2007

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Gang violence a hot topic at area schools (South Carolina): Officials with some local police departments say gang activity is increasing on area streets and in schools.
Source: The Sun News    Date: December 18, 2007

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Students still safest in school, report says (Brevard County, FL): Students are still safer in school than anywhere else, according to a report released this month from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.
Source: Florida Today    Date: December 18, 2007

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Police, FBI target alleged Solano County street gang (Fairfield, CA): Police and FBI agents are raiding homes they say belong to a gang so brazen that its members posted a MySpace video threatening rival gangs.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: December 18, 2007

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Flint authorities bust 'Hood' gang (Flint, MI): A year-long investigation into members of a Flint criminal organization who call themselves the Pierson Hood gang has resulted in the arrests of 21 individuals and outstanding arrest warrants for 12 others, state, local, and federal authorities said today.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: December 17, 2007

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