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Man flashes gang signs at the wrong car (Fort Worth, TX): Gangsters take heed: Throwing gang signs could result in authorities throwing the book at you. An 18-year-old Fort Worth man found himself in a world of trouble Wednesday night when he flashed gang signs at a passing car, only to find that its occupants were undercover gang officers.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 20, 2007

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New unit targets gang prosecutions (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County officials announced yesterday the creation of Maryland's first gang prosecution unit, designed to curtail what officials say is a growing problem.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 20, 2007

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Police arrest Mexican gang members (Indianpolis, IN): Federal and local law enforcement agents this week arrested 14 illegal immigrant street gang members in Indianapolis.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: July 20, 2007

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Two more shootings have ties to gangs (Visalia, CA): A pair of Tuesday evening shootings in Visalia brought the number of people victimized by escalating gang violence to 15 in the last week and a half.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 19, 2007

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Intervention effective to cut gang crime, study says (Stockton, CA): A year since a report on Stockton crime found a staggering 29 percent of all homicides were gang-related, the city implemented an outreach effort to loosen the grip of gangs.
Source: The Record    Date: July 19, 2007

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Police claim ex-Miller High football player has gang ties (Torrance, CA): A former standout football player in Fontana, suspected in a Torrance burglary that ended in a deadly police shooting Saturday, is a member of a South Los Angeles street gang, police said Thursday.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: July 19, 2007

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L.A. 'most wanted' gangster arrested (Los Angeles, CA): One of the LAPD's 10 "Most Wanted" gang members was discovered in Oklahoma City when he was caught in a prostitution sting, police Chief William Bratton said Thursday.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: July 19, 2007

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Federal bill includes funding to stem local gangs (Maryland): Federal lawmakers will soon vote on a bill that includes grants totaling $600,000 to fight gangs in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) announced this week.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 19, 2007

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Gang violence rises in Visalia (Visalia, CA): Local gang officers said they will continue efforts to suppress an increase of gang violence in Visalia that has left 16 people wounded since July 7.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 19, 2007

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Report: Police hype gangs to score funding (Washington, DC): Street gang membership is dropping nationwide, but a Washington think tank says law enforcement is exaggerating the problem in order to cash in on government grants.
Source: The Record    Date: July 19, 2007

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Cities taking wrong steps to stop gangs, report says (Washington, DC): A report by a Washington, D.C., think tank concludes that anti-gang legislation and police crackdowns across the country only worsen the gang problem and suggests more needs to be done to prevent children from joining in the first place.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: July 19, 2007

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Council must revote on anti-gang ordinance (Yakima, WA): A technical glitch will force Yakima City Council members to revote on the anti-gang ordinance that they thought they passed Tuesday night.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: July 19, 2007

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Oroville police arrest suspect in gang-related killing (Oroville, CA): A 19-year-old Oroville man was shot at point-blank range and killed by a suspected gang rival in north Oroville Tuesday night.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register    Date: July 19, 2007

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Aurora crime stats take a dive (Aurora, CO): Aurora has seen a decrease in violent and property crime during the first half of 2007 compared with statistics from the same period last year.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: July 19, 2007

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Shootings prompt concern about return of gang violence (Altus, OK): A spate of recent shootings in this southwest Oklahoma city has police worried about a possible return of gang violence that plagued the community in the early 1990s.
Source: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise    Date: July 19, 2007

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Yakima latest Washington town to ban membership in street gangs (Yakima, WA): A divided City Council has made Yakima the biggest municipality in the state to prohibit membership in street gangs.
Source: The Olympian    Date: July 18, 2007

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Gang crime surging in Valley (Los Angeles, CA): Gang crime in the San Fernando Valley has jumped almost 15 percent since the start of the year, despite a highly publicized effort by Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to aggressively crack down on street gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 18, 2007

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Ogden City Council passes anti-gang ordinances (Ogden, UT): The Ogden City Council has approved a series of anti-gang ordinances. Approved last night, the laws are aimed at making it harder for street gangs to recruit by clamping down on loitering.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: July 18, 2007

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Southwest Side neighborhood reeling from violence in park (Chicago, IL): Maria Gonzalez is still shaken after seeing the aftermath of a huge fight at a neighborhood park a block from her home.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 18, 2007

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Teens charged in assault (Manchester, CT): Two of five people arrested Monday in connection with a gang-related assault on Cottage Street, were in court Tuesday to face charges.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: July 18, 2007

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