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Anti-gang bill passes Senate (Salt Lake City, UT): A bill that would allow police officers to remove gang members from specific areas and arrest a gang member who returned within eight hours narrowly passed the Senate today.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 6, 2008

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Alleged gang member arrested in Moundsville (Moundsville, WV): A suspected member of a national street gang connected to narcotics trafficking was arrested without incident in Moundsville Saturday and is now facing federal charges.
Source: The Intelligencer    Date: February 5, 2008

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'Documented gang member' is charged in drive-by shooting that killed woman, 80 (St. Louis, MO): A man charged Monday with slaying an 80-year-old woman in a spray of bullets last week is a "documented gang member" who apparently was trying to shoot young men on rival turf, police said.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: February 5, 2008

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Boynton center aims to steer kids away from gangs (Boynton Beach, FL): More than a year after a gang slaying at the Boynton Beach Mall galvanized elected officials to action, the city's Youth Violence Prevention Project expects to hit high gear this month.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: February 5, 2008

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LA gang barred from gathering on some downtown streets (Los Angeles, CA): A judge Tuesday barred Fifth & Hill Gang members from congregating on some downtown streets, an order authorities said will aid the fight against street drug sales.
Source: KNBC 4 News    Date: February 5, 2008

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Bills aimed at curbing gang activity (Salt Lake City, UT): Gangs may have a tougher time hanging out in public places, recruiting members or stopping members from leaving the gang under two bills passed tentatively by the Senate on Tuesday.
Source: Deseret News    Date: February 5, 2008

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GPD and ASO taking on local gang activity (Gainesville, FL): Two officers jumped out of the police cruiser in a dead sprint. A moment before, they were pulling up slowly behind two young men walking down NE 26th Terrace around 9 p.m on Feb. 20.
Source: The Independent Florida Alligator    Date: February 5, 2008

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Three teens injured in shooting at party (Arlington, TX): Three teens were shot at a party in far south Arlington late Saturday during what police say may have been a dispute between rival gangs.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 4, 2008

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Shooting raises concerns about gang violence (Janesville, WI): The Jan. 19 shooting of teen downtown escalated gang violence here beyond anything Janesville has seen before, but police said one shooting is not a trend.
Source: GazetteXtra    Date: February 3, 2008

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10 arrested on drug charges following raids (New Castle County, DE): Two interdepartmental drug stings in separate areas of New Castle County on Friday ended with the arrest of 10 people, several of whom may have ties to the Bloods street gang, police officials said.
Source: The News Journal    Date: February 3, 2008

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Gangs get 'smarter' (Yuba-Sutter County, CA): One in every 100 Yuba-Sutter residents. That's local law enforcement officials' estimate of the area's gang population - 800 to 1,000 in Sutter County and 500 to 700 in Yuba County.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: February 3, 2008

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Get along without going along (Franklin, NJ): The Franklin Township School District will begin educating its seventh-graders on the pitfalls of gang involvement -- marking one result from the town's effort to stem youth violence following the murders of two young men there last summer.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: February 3, 2008

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Adults in Poinciana get lesson on danger and prevalence of gangs (Poinciana, FL): The sheriff's detectives began the presentation with a video clip showing young adults throwing up gang signs.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: February 3, 2008

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Quelling gang violence in Pittsburgh seen as daunting, not futile, task (Pittsburgh, PA): The gang violence that claimed the lives of a 12-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy last week has sparked public outcry and intensified police patrols on the streets.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: February 3, 2008

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Two held in Watts killing linked to feuding gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Two men have been arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting a man at a Watts housing complex as part of a gang feud that has left four men dead since Sunday, the mayor said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 2, 2008

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Five more alleged prison gang members arrested in RICO case (El Paso, TX): Five alleged members of the violent Barrio Azteca gang have been arrested on a federal indictment alleging 11 RICO counts, the FBI announced Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 31, 2008

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Counties' gang activity on rise (Columbia, SC): A state committee on Wednesday made recommendations on how to curb South Carolina's gang activity, something authorities in Georgetown and Horry counties say they are dealing with more often.
Source: The Sun News    Date: January 31, 2008

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Cross-racial shootings spark fear in Monrovia (Monrovia, CA): A spasm of cross-racial gang shootings in and around the San Gabriel Valley city of Monrovia has left a 64-year-old African American man and a 16-year-old Latina dead and prompted a law enforcement crackdown to stem the bloodshed.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 31, 2008

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City targets surge in deadly gang violence (Pittsburgh, PA): As police arrested one suspect and sought another in the shooting death Monday of a 12-year-old Perry South girl, authorities announced an intensified effort to combat a sharp upswing in gang violence.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: January 31, 2008

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Willits man arrested on gang-related charges (Ukiah, CA): After violent confrontation in Ukiah, a Willits man with alleged ties to the Norteño street gang was arrested on Thursday following a search of his Willits Crest Drive home.
Source: The Willits News    Date: January 30, 2008

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