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Anti-gang unit arrests 64 suspects (San Fernando Valley, CA): Less than a week after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa declared an all-out assault on the city's most violent gangs, police from a newly formed task force have arrested 64 people in some of the San Fernando Valley's most dangerous neighborhoods.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 14, 2007

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Gang fight has more officers patrolling (San Juan, TX): Extra police units will be patrolling in San Juan, after a gang fight broke out south of PSJA High School. Officers say the fight was payback for Monday night's shooting death of a gang member.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: February 13, 2007

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Gang members in their own words (Grand Rapids, MI): Recent clashes between two Grand Rapids gangs have resulted in a murder at a roller rink and a stabbing at a mall.
Source: WOOD 8 News    Date: February 13, 2007

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Supervisors approve gang task force funding (Salinas, CA) : Monterey County supervisors on Tuesday voted to approve extra funding to keep the county's gang task force alive. The joint task force relies heavily on federal money, but that money has not arrived.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: February 13, 2007

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Ventura County sees 6% increase in crime in 2006 (Ventura County, CA): A surge in gang-related assaults as well as in residential burglaries and all thefts helped push serious crime up more than 6% last year in the unincorporated areas and five cities patrolled by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 13, 2007

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Gang-free zones are mayor's goal at Boynton malls, parks and schools (Boynton Beach, FL): Responding to the mounting pressure of violent gangs, Mayor Jerry Taylor is proposing the city designate zones around city schools, parks and the Boynton Beach Mall, which would become off-limits for documented gang members.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 12, 2007

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Sioux City police get grant for gang prevention (Sioux City, IA): You've seen the graffiti on the walls... a public display for all to see. But the police department has been working to put a stop to it.
Source: KTIV NewsChannel 4    Date: February 12, 2007

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Suspects wanted for two gang-related weekend shootings (Bakersfield, CA): Bakersfield Police are asking for help finding the gunmen behind a series of gang-related shootings over the weekend.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: February 12, 2007

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Suspected gang members sought in guard death (La Mirada, CA): Authorities are searching for six alleged gang members suspected in the shooting death of a security guard after they were turned away from a bar near La Mirada.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: February 12, 2007

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Anti-gang effort leads to Rico indictment of seventeen alleged members or associates of the Texas Syndicate prison gang (Houston, TX): An 11 count indictment charging 17 Houston area men with various murders, armed robberies and drug trafficking to gain or maintain entrance or increase their positions with the Texas Syndicate prison gang has been unsealed, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Don DeGabrielle of the Southern District of Texas, and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Roderick Beverly of the Houston Division announced today.
Source: Press Release    Date: February 12, 2007

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Law officials discuss gangs (Montebello, CA): An Orange County Superior Court judge briefed city and police representatives from more than 30 cities Monday in Montebello on California's anti-gang law known as the STEP Act.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: February 12, 2007

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Graffiti war rages on (Denver, CO): A war underway between Denver graffiti tagging crews has sparked the type of murders, knife fights and drive-by shootings usually associated with more established violent gangs.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: February 11, 2007

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Lawmakers try to stop gang spread (Los Angeles, CA): While city elected and police officials wrestle with ways to quell gang violence in Los Angeles, lawmakers from Delaware to Louisiana also are looking for a national attack on gang problems.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 11, 2007

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Bill seeks to expand prosecution of gangs (Maryland): Spurred by reports from prosecutors throughout Maryland that gang activity is occurring from the Eastern Shore to Catoctin Mountain, two state lawmakers are proposing legislation that would give state prosecutors greater latitude in going after gang members involved in crimes.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 11, 2007

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Gang violence prompts questions about Hispanic leadership in Yonkers (Yonkers, NY): After a fatal shooting tied to Hispanic gangs, Jim Bostic figured the violence would bring new faces to his anti-gang coalition's monthly meetings.
Source: The Journal News    Date: February 11, 2007

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Pressure on Denver mayor to crush gang problem (Denver, CO): Influential politicians called on Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper on Friday to take a stand against gangs, a blunt demand that brought a strong defense from the city's chief executive.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: February 10, 2007

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Fatal shooting in San Bernardino called gang-related (San Bernardino, CA): Two suspected gang members were shot, one fatally, by another pair of suspected gang members late Friday, said Sgt. Tony Viola of the San Bernardino Police Department.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: February 10, 2007

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Gang members donning bulletproof vests (Bernalillo County, NM): Law officers involved in policing gangsters say they’re seeing a disturbing trend: More gang members wearing bulletproof vests.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: February 10, 2007

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City effort to reduce gang activity (Cottonwood, AZ): Cottonwood Police Chief Doug Bartosh told the city council Tuesday that the presence of drugs and graffiti in the community means there are also gangs -- gangs such as Southside 13 and the Insane Clown Posse, named after a band Bartosh claims advocates violence.
Source: Verde Independent    Date: February 10, 2007

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Oceanside district faces concerns about gang tensions (Oceanside, CA): Students from neighborhoods with rival gangs could be brought together to attend Jefferson Middle School this fall if a proposed attendance boundary change is approved by district trustees this week, sparking concerns among some parents and students about the possibility of violence on campus.
Source: North County Times    Date: February 10, 2007

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