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Lawmakers pushing gang measures (Indiana): Indiana lawmakers are trying to get tougher on gangs. They've proposed a bill that changes the definition of a gang to a group of 3, instead of 5.
Source: South Bend Tribune    Date: March 7, 2007

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Gang member and associate arrested on drug charges (Monticello, NY): A Bronx man, who is a reputed member of the Bloods street gang, was arrested Monday by deputies from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and members of the US Marshals Service.
Source: Mid-Hudson News    Date: March 6, 2007

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Graffiti: A reminder of a gang's presence (Visalia, CA): To some it's just an eyesore — letters on a wall behind a central Visalia apartment building. But to those who live daily with the problem of street gangs in their neighborhoods, the spray-painted letters - "NSVL" - carry a powerful message with life-and-death consequences.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 6, 2007

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L.A. Bridges anti-gang effort scrutinized (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles has spent $100 million over the last decade on a gang-prevention program, even though it doesn't track how many youths it keeps out of gangs and has been repeatedly criticized for not adequately coordinating with schools and police.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 6, 2007

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Schwarzenegger calls for coordinated attack on gangs (Monterey Park, CA): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called Monday on mayors and law enforcement officials across California to join with him in forging a counterattack on street gangs blamed for much of the state's violent crime.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 6, 2007

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Man slain on street was walking with son (Salinas, CA): A man gunned down in Salinas on Sunday was out walking with his 10-year-old son when someone ran up and began shooting, said police investigators.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 6, 2007

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A mayor cracks down on gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa introduced in February an aggressive initiative to combat the surge of gang-related violence in his city.
Source: CNN    Date: March 6, 2007

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Gang activity rattles Rondo library (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul neighborhood leaders said Monday they're worried that a suspected gang shooting last weekend put yet another stain on the new Rondo library, even though the confrontation happened more than a mile away.
Source: Pioneer Press    Date: March 6, 2007

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Suspected gang shooting leaves three injured near high school (Lake Worth, FL): Authorities on Tuesday were investigating possible gang ties to a shooting near Lake Worth High School that injured two teenagers and a 20-year-old man.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: March 6, 2007

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Ice cream purchase leads to alleged gang-member arrest (Los Angeles, CA): Police Chief William J. Bratton today announced details of the arrest of a second member of the Los Angeles Police Department's list of the 10 most-wanted gang members -- the takedown of a murder suspect after he bought ice cream in Rosarito Beach, Mexico.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 6, 2007

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Five charged in stabbing of cop outside Lincoln Park bar (Chicago, IL): Five men have been charged with the stabbing and beating of an off-duty police officer outside a Lincoln Park bar early Sunday.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: March 5, 2007

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Shooting adds to gang violence wave (Pasadena, CA): A wave of violence continues to confound authorities this week as a gang "peace rally" Saturday was followed hours later by the sixth gang-related shooting this year, leaving a man wounded in the leg.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: March 5, 2007

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New battle against gangs (Cleveland, OH): A violent gang that terrorized a Cleveland neighborhood for years has lost its stronghold, and residents feel optimistic for the first time in years.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 5, 2007

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Cities are answering the scrawl (Los Angeles, CA): The 15-year-old boy who scrawled graffiti on the window of a bus carrying Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made headlines because he was photographed in the act.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 5, 2007

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Gangs go online, with cops in pursuit (San Diego County, CA): When a San Marcos gang member was shot in a drive-by, it didn't take long for threats of retaliation to hit MySpace.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 5, 2007

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Dealing with gangs (South Carolina): Law enforcement officials across the state say the issue of gangs is closed: They're here. The next question is what to do about it.
Source: The Herald    Date: March 4, 2007

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Bills would close gang loopholes (Lancaster, CA): A crime-bill package announced by Republican state lawmakers last week includes provisions that its proponents say would close legal loopholes allowing criminal street gangs to exploit the juvenile justice system.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: March 4, 2007

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Virginia Beach gangs up on gang activities (Virginia Beach, VA): For the past year, the Virginia Beach Gang Strategy Task Force has worked on a plan to curtail growing gang activity.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: March 4, 2007

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Youth gang reflects shift in origins, membership (Montgomery County, MD): Residents along Bel Pre Road just west of Georgia Avenue in Montgomery County were complaining to police last week about youths throwing ice chunks at cars and stealing fire extinguishers. By last Saturday, police say, the group had graduated to greater violence: Three people were stabbed, two critically.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 3, 2007

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21-year-old man fatally shot in gang-related fight (Houston, TX): A 21-year-old man was fatally shot outside a west Houston strip center Friday night after a gang-related altercation, Houston Police Department officials said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 3, 2007

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