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From social club to street gang (Canoga Park, AL): It started as a social club in the 1930s for Latino farmworkers in the western San Fernando Valley. Over the years, it evolved into a car club, paralleling America's infatuation with the automobile.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 21, 2007

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Governor in Fresno to discuss gang problem with city leaders (Fresno, CA): Right now, Governor Schwarzenegger is meeting with Fresno City Leaders to talk about how to fight one of the Valley's worst crime problems...Gangs.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: March 21, 2007

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14 homes raided in wake of deadly drive-by (Hayward, CA): Even as the family of 4-year-old Datasha Wilson prepared to remember her at a wake Tuesday evening, police raided 14 houses in a large anti-gang operation they said was related to her death in a drive-by shooting March 5.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 21, 2007

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Teen gunned down near home (Fort Pierce, FL): Fifteen-year-old Charles Jones, known as Boobie among family and C.J. among friends, almost made it home when he fell Monday night.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: March 21, 2007

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Lawmakers vow to push for tougher punishment in gang crimes (Mesa, AZ): State legislators have vowed to wage a counterattack on rising gang activity across Arizona and craft bills that would increase punishments for gang-related crimes.
Source: KTAR 92.3 News    Date: March 21, 2007

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Crime prevention call sounded (Tulsa, OK): Clergy, elected officials and police called for an end to violence as they met Monday at the park where at least 12 people were wounded in a drive-by shooting last weekend.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: March 20, 2007

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Pennsylvania town's police chief says illegal immigrants are headache for police (Scranton, PA): The crime rate in Hazleton declined at the same time its Hispanic population was exploding, but the numbers do not tell the whole story, the police chief testified Tuesday at a federal trial over the city's crackdown on illegal immigrants.
Source: International Herald Tribune    Date: March 20, 2007

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Cops begin 4-day anti-gang sweep (Lancaster, CA): Responding to public outcry for beefed-up patrols, dozens of Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies launched a four-day sweep Tuesday that officials vowed is just the beginning of a long-term crime-fighting effort.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: March 20, 2007

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Five in custody for stabbing (Lakeport, CA): A Friday night stabbing at Library Park left one man hospitalized with serious injuries. Lakeport Police arrested five suspects in what witnesses sitting outside at the adjoining TNT On The Lake restaurant said appeared to be a gang-style attack.
Source: Lake County Record-Bee    Date: March 20, 2007

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Police suspect gang rivalry led to fatal chase (Indianapolis, IN): A weekend shooting and fatal car chase may have stemmed from a dispute between rival Hispanic gangs, metropolitan police said Monday.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: March 20, 2007

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Fugitive wanted in slaying of Mexican officer arrested in LA (Los Angeles, CA): A fugitive wanted in Mexico for the shooting death of a police officer was arrested in Southern California and turned over to Mexican authorities, the FBI said Tuesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: March 20, 2007

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Schools try to maintain safe zone against gangs (Spokane, WA): Like a lot of high school students, Brittinay Bell worries about bullies. She worries about the WASL. She worries about drugs. But the Rogers High School junior doesn't worry about street gangs.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: March 19, 2007

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Gangs take root (Spokane, WA): In the alley where he died, a small shrine stands for Frank Joseph Silva: a fence littered with plastic flowers, teddy bears and empty beer bottles.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: March 19, 2007

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Kern County, Bakersfield fight against gang violence continues (Kern County, CA): The Kern County Board of Supervisors along with the Bakersfield City Council called a joint meeting Monday to approve a report on efforts to stop gang violence.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: March 19, 2007

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Los Angeles prosecutor wants to go after gang wealth (Los Angeles, CA): City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo wants to go after street gangs by tapping their wealth. Court injunctions and gang task forces have been used in the past to target gangs, but suing them for money hasn't been tried.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 19, 2007

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Western Palm Beach County residents told graffiti indicates presence of gangs (Palm Beach County, FL): They thought it was artwork. But residents at a landowners association meeting found out Thursday that the graffiti they've been seeing at business signs, overpasses and mailboxes in and near Loxahatchee Groves is actually gang tagging.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: March 19, 2007

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Lockdown continues inside jail (Merced County, CA): Merced County Jail inmates remained under lockdown over the weekend as a result of a Friday confrontation between correctional officers and inmates. Criminal street gang members are believed responsible for the disturbance.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: March 19, 2007

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Man survives three bullets in what police say was gang-related shooting (Albuquerque, NM): The West Side saw another outburst of gang violence as a young man narrowly survived being shot three times - twice in the back as he tried to crawl away from his assailant, police said.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune    Date: March 19, 2007

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New tool to use against gangs (Jersey City, NJ): A ssemblyman Louis Manzo of Jersey City has been prolific in offering legislation that can impact not only his 31st District constituency but also most urban communities in the state.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: March 19, 2007

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Gangs stake out turf on (Midland, NC): At least three recent gang-related crimes in the Midlands, including a killing, have ties to the popular social networking site, according to police.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: March 18, 2007

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