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York turns anti-gang initiative to elementary schools (York, PA): Some York City children are being recruited into street gangs at such a young age that police are planning to take their anti-gang education to elementary schools next year.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: May 20, 2008

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New reward targets gang graffiti in Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX): Graffiti has surged in Fort Worth, and so has the amount of reward money for tips leading to the arrest of those responsible for it.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 20, 2008

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Manatee a pioneer in gang prosecution (Manatee County, FL): With neighbors and innocent passersby dodging bullets, law enforcement said it was only a matter of time until someone got hurt by the crossfire of gang-related, drive-by shootings that were plaguing many county neighborhoods two years ago.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: May 19, 2008

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Gang shooting & drive-by in Toppenish (Toppenish, WA): Sade Malloy, Action News says, "To put into perspective how many shootings have happened here on the 600 block of East First Avenue, I was here on Thursday doing a story about the brown house because it had been shot at three times in five days in drive-by shootings.
Source: c    Date: May 18, 2008

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16-year-old arrested for gang-related shooting (Fairfield, CA): A 16-year-old boy was arrested Sunday for allegedly shooting and injuring another teenager and a 20-year-old man in Fairfield early this morning and the incident appears to be gang-related, according to the Police Department.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: May 18, 2008

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Law used to stifle gang activity in Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA): Prosecutors in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office are increasingly using a 2000 law to crack down on members of at least 16 gangs identified in Lynchburg.
Source: The News & Advance    Date: May 17, 2008

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Four teens arrested in gang inquiry (Keizer, OR): Four teens were arrested in connection with a gang-related investigation in Keizer, police said. About 4 a.m. Friday, a resident called police to report several teens spraying gang-related graffiti in a southeast Keizer neighborhood, Keizer Police Sgt. Lance Inman said.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: May 17, 2008

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Cities to start anti-gang program (Hopewell, MI): In 1983, M.T. Thompson Jr. believed there could be a problem with gangs in the city where he lived. "When I first raised the issue in 1983, people denied that we had gangs," said Thompson, a judge for the 70th District Court in Saginaw, Mich.
Source: The Progress-Index    Date: May 16, 2008

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Police detail gang bust (San Jose, CA): More than a dozen suspected members of a ruthless Norteño street gang allegedly responsible for four murders, several attempted murders and assaults in San Jose are behind bars, the result of a 1 1/2-year police investigation.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 16, 2008

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FBI arrests more than 30 in gang crackdown (Springfield, MA): An FBI gang task force arrested more than 30 suspected members or affiliates of the La Familia street gang in Springfield and Holyoke this morning.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 16, 2008

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Membership in San Jose gang can be a family affair (San Jose, CA): Membership in the violent San Jose gang El Hoyo Palmas, a branch of the Norteño street gang, is like a deadly heirloom, officials said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 15, 2008

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Gangs gaining foothold in Klamath Falls, Ore. (Klamath Falls, OR): Graffiti spray painted on walls and quickly repainted with a rival gang's colors suggests a growing gang foothold in Klamath Falls.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: May 15, 2008

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Ban on gang activity at schools passes state Senate (Nashville, TN): The Senate passed a proposal that seeks to prohibit gang activity at high schools in Tennessee.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle    Date: May 15, 2008

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Grand jury indicts 13 alleged members of San Jose street gang (San Jose, CA): More than a dozen members of a ruthless Norteño street gang allegedly responsible for four murders, several attempted murders and assaults in San Jose are behind bars, the result of a 1 1/2 year-long police investigation.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 15, 2008

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DA's investigator says Bird Rock Bandits a street gang (San Diego, CA): An investigator who once monitored long-established gangs in south San Diego testified Thursday that he considers a group known as the Bird Rock Bandits a street gang.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 15, 2008

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Police: Suspected gang members caught (Bakersfield, CA): Two suspected gang members were arrested by the Kern County Sheriff's Gang Suppression Unit after they broke up a fight they said was over a bicycle.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: May 15, 2008

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Moore: Order would control San Fers (Los Angeles, CA): While it would be one of the largest gang injunction areas in the city, Los Angeles law enforcement officials on Thursday insisted the court order they are seeking against the San Fers is the only way to crack down on one of the oldest and biggest street gangs in the city.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: May 15, 2008

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Three Spring Valley teens arrested in Nyack gang fight (Nyack, NY): Police arrested three Spring Valley men last night on felony charges stemming from last month's fight between rival gangs in the village.
Source: The Journal News    Date: May 14, 2008

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Gang link disputed in local stabbing (Cheyenne, WY): The family of a man stabbed in an altercation early Saturday in his Cheyenne home said they did not know the four suspects arrested in connection with the fight.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: May 14, 2008

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$2.5M to fund anti-gang efforts in Durham, Wake (Morrisville, NC): Federal officials announced Tuesday that Washington will provide Durham and Wake counties with some $1.25 million each over the next three years to fight gangs.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: May 14, 2008

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