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Court upholds most of Oxnard gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): A state appellate court has affirmed almost all of Ventura County's injunction against a violent gang in Oxnard, objecting only to a provision that called for an overnight curfew.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 17, 2007

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Latino gang tried to force blacks out, indictment says (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors Tuesday accused members of a Latino street gang of a violent campaign to drive African American rivals out of their South Los Angeles area neighborhood, resulting in at least 20 killings in the last three years.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 17, 2007

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Gang sweep nets 34 arrests in LA, dozens of other indicted (Los Angeles, CA): More than 60 people allegedly linked to a Hispanic street gang have been indicted on federal racketeering and drug-trafficking charges of attacking blacks in South Los Angeles to maintain control in certain neighborhoods.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: October 17, 2007

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Police: Gang activity up since task force's demise (Vancouver, WA): Gang activity has exploded in Clark County since the Vancouver Police Department disbanded a highly effective gang task force in 2002, police and community members told a legislative work group in ­Vancouver on Monday.
Source: The Columbian    Date: October 16, 2007

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Judge gives Norteños strict restrictions (San Francisco, CA): Thirty alleged Norteño gang members can't associate with each other in public, loiter outside after 10 p.m. or wear the group's trademark red within a wide swath of San Francisco's Mission District under a preliminary civil injunction granted by a judge.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: October 16, 2007

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Three teens shot in Back of the Yards (Chicago, IL): Three teenage boys --two age 14 and another 15 --were wounded Monday afternoon in an apparent drive-by shooting outside a South Side laundromat, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 16, 2007

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Gang-related brawl in San Rafael injures five, including girl (San Rafael, CA): San Rafael police are investigating a gang-related melee last weekend that left five people injured, including a 17-year-old Novato girl.
Source: Marin Independent Journal    Date: October 16, 2007

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Judge says no to using public funds to fight gang injunction (Sacramento, CA): A Yolo County judge on Monday denied a request by a group of area attorneys to be appointed by the court as counsel for alleged members of West Sacramento street gang the Broderick Boys.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 16, 2007

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Report: Spokane-area gang arrest figures were inflated (Spokane, WA): It was big news when local law enforcement officers, led by federal agents in a coordinated sweep, reportedly arrested 77 violent gang members and their associates. A federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives news release crowed about the arrests.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 15, 2007

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Inmates' colors identify and protect (Merced, CA): When legendary R&B singer Sam Cooke released his song "Chain Gang" in 1960, the sight of inmates wearing black-and-white striped uniforms, swinging scythes and pick-axes in the blazing Southern sun, was as familiar as Burma Shave signs along American highways.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: October 15, 2007

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Residents recruited to stop gangs (Greenville, SC): Two experts with knowledge of gangs in the Upstate say a key in controlling them is removing gang graffiti before they claim a neighborhood as their own.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: October 14, 2007

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Attorneys take on West Sac gang case (Sacramento, CA): In the latest salvo against the proposed injunction targeting the Broderick Boys, a band of attorneys gathered Friday outside West Sacramento City Hall calling for the right to defend those residents swept into the Yolo County district attorney's civil case.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 13, 2007

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Gangs: Number of gang cases in local courts rises (Tulare County, CA): An unprecedented number of cases involving gang activity are coming through Tulare County courtrooms, officials say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: October 13, 2007

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Local lawmen on lookout for gang activity; international gangs included (Fort Walton Beach, FL): It’s a typical Friday afternoon at the Boys and Girls Club on Denton Boulevard — teens piling in off the street and heading straight to the gym.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News    Date: October 13, 2007

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Police: Community can keep gang ‘issue’ from escalating to 'problem' (Person County, NC): Gangs are an "issue" in Person County, but without community-wide prevention and intervention practices, gangs could soon present "a problem" here.
Source: The Courier-Times    Date: October 13, 2007

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Group plots anti-gang strategy (Asheville, NC): A group of ministers, community members and police Thursday night laid out a plan to address what authorities are calling an emerging gang problem within the city.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: October 12, 2007

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Cops may target gang clothes, symbols (Bergen County, NJ): Bergen County officials on Thursday said they are seeking a state "gang participation" law that would allow police to bring people in for questioning based on patterns in clothing, symbols and hand signs.
Source: The Record    Date: October 12, 2007

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Police receive anti-gang grant (Pomona, CA): A $344,000 federal grant is going to give the Pomona Police Department a little extra muscle against gang violence. Police Chief Joe Romero said Friday the grant provides "some fiscal relief" to the department and city as it fights gangs.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 12, 2007

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Gang sweep exaggerated (Spokane, WA): Results of a recent gang sweep in the Spokane-area were greatly exaggerated, officials acknowledged Thursday. And for nearly two weeks they have resisted efforts to set the record straight.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: October 12, 2007

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Police count 368 gang members in city (Springfield, MO): They come from major cities, mostly: St. Louis, Kansas City, Memphis, Tulsa. And area gang members are often transient, moving in and out of the city as the drug market changes or law enforcement applies pressure, police say.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: October 12, 2007

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