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Tulare County to double size of anti-gang unit (Visalia, CA): Sheriff's officials say doubling the size of the county's anti-gang unit will help a force already stretched thin by geography and a growing gang problem.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: March 9, 2008

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Police say teen plotted with gang to kill father (Manassas, VA): Manassas police said they cannot say why a 16-year-old Osbourn High School student wanted to kill his father, only that they know he conspired with fellow gang members over the past month to do it.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 9, 2008

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YouTube posting leads to arrests in an assault (Ossining, NY) : The Ossining police relied on a vital piece of evidence in their decision late last month to charge four high school students with first-degree gang assault: video images of the crime that were posted on YouTube by one of the teenagers after he used the camera on his cellphone to record the attack, the police said.
Source: The New York Times    Date: March 9, 2008

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Violence crosses city boundaries (North County, CA): Law enforcement agencies across North County are turning up the heat on gang members in a new collaborative effort to curb gang-related robberies, assaults and homicides that frequently cross city lines.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 9, 2008

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New task force ganging up on gangs (Hudson County, NJ): The new anti-gang task force operated by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office was activated starting last week. What it means is there is now another weapon in the fight against gangs, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio.
Source: The Hudson Reporter    Date: March 9, 2008

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Three charged in gang-related shooting, robbery (Johnson City, NY): A gang-related incident involving three people led to a shooting, according to Johnson City police.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin    Date: March 9, 2008

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Community torn by gang violence (Gadsden County, FL): The recent indictment of seven Gadsden County men on drug and racketeering charges brought some measure of relief to the Sawdust community in Gadsden County.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: March 9, 2008

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Norteños, Oriental Troops notified of 'safe zones' (Visalia, CA): Visalia police officials said Friday they have served notices against members of the city's Oriental Troops street gang and at least four factions of Norteño gangs.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 8, 2008

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Teen held another month in gang case (Georgetown, SC): At least one member of a recognized street gang will be held by the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice for 30 more days, according to officials with the 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office.
Source: The Sun News    Date: March 8, 2008

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Street shooting claims another child -- this time in Echo Park (Los Angeles, CA): Anthony E. Escobar was fatally gunned down Thursday night by suspected gang members after the 13-year-old crossed his Echo Park street to get lemons from a neighbor's tree.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 8, 2008

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WA gang crackdown bill still alive, with last-minute changes (Olympia, WA): A bill that would bolster the state's efforts to battle gang violence has passed the Senate, but there's been some major changes.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: March 7, 2008

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City reacts to violence (Salinas, CA): A spike in Salinas gang violence this week has brought fear to the community and has put city officials to work.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: March 7, 2008

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One student killed in brawl outside high school (Chicago, IL): Each morning and afternoon, a dozen or so Chicago police officers and school officials watch over the crowds of students at Crane Tech High School, hoping their presence might keep the peace.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 7, 2008

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Injunction will try to rein in Ivanhoe gang (Ivanhoe, CA): Tulare County authorities praised a judge's decision Friday to approve the area's first civil gang injunction, but warned that while the new tool will be effective, it won't rid the county of gangs by itself.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: March 7, 2008

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Senate backs tougher measures for gang-related crimes (Concord, NH): The New Hampshire Senate adopted a get-tough crime measure yesterday, passing a bill that calls for extra-long prison sentences for gang members.
Source: The Union Leader    Date: March 7, 2008

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Police round up seven gang suspects (Chandler, AZ): Acting on a tip, Chandler police arrested seven suspected gang members from Phoenix on Wednesday night at what police believe was a "stash house."
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: March 7, 2008

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Five hurt in brazen Salinas drive-by shooting, four arrested (Salinas, CA): Four men are in custody after a brazen afternoon drive-by shooting near two schools that left five people hospitalized.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: March 6, 2008

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Star athlete among victims of surge in L.A. gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Jamiel Shaw's "18-year plan" for his son was beautifully simple: stay in school, make the grades, stay out of trouble and go off to a college far away from their gang-infested neighborhood.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: March 6, 2008

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Police say Fort Worth shootings are gang-related (Fort Worth, TX): One man has been arrested and two others are still being sought in connection with two overnight shootings that police believe were gang-related.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 6, 2008

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Police: Gang war unlikely (Salinas, CA): Since Friday, four drive-by shooting incidents in the violence-plagued city have left two people dead and seven others wounded. Investigators say at least three of the shootings were gang-related.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: March 6, 2008

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