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Additional prosecutors will put focus on violent crimes in Palm Beach County (Palm Beach County, FL): Gang members who get arrested in Palm Beach County can expect extra special treatment from the State Attorney's Office, which recently added a prosecutor who will focus solely on bringing gang members to justice.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: July 16, 2007

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Woman, 18, sixth held in robberies (Fresno, CA): An 18-year-old woman arrested Sunday is the latest Fresnan tied to a pair of gang-related robberies and carjackings at an apartment complex in southeast Fresno, police said
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 16, 2007

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Man, 23, knocked unconscious by gang members (Petaluma, CA): A 23-year-old Petaluma man allegedly was beaten unconscious on Saturday by two criminal street gang members on the bicycle path along Lynch Creek near Holly Lane, said Sgt. Ken Savano of the Petaluma Police Department.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier    Date: July 16, 2007

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RICO covers violent, noneconomic activity (Massachusetts): The federal government could prosecute gang members under RICO for conspiring to kill members of a rival gang, even where the alleged crime lacked an economic component, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
Source: Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly    Date: July 16, 2007

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In Nashville, a street gang emerges in a Kurdish enclave (Nashville, TN): Miles from downtown, Nashville’s southern neighborhoods are home to a thriving enclave of Kurdish immigrants.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: July 15, 2007

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Two shot in Hawthorne gang-related drive-by attack (Hawthorne, CA): Two men were shot in a gang-related drive-by attack in Hawthorne Sunday, police said.
Source: CBS 2 News    Date: July 15, 2007

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Symposium to address growing gang problem (Columbus, NE): An emerging gang culture in Columbus has created the need for community intervention to eliminate the potential threat.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: July 15, 2007

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New law enables local prosecutors to sue gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Beginning next year, gang-infested neighborhoods could be enriched by the criminals who plague them.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: July 15, 2007

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Legal system trying to keep up with prolific Asian gangs (St. Petersburg, FL): Men Sorn didn't have to tell deputies at the Pinellas County Jail that he was a gang member. The marks of his lifestyle covered his slender arms.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: July 15, 2007

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Researchers offer tips on Durham gang woes: Hiring someone to coordinate county anti-gang initiatives and paying close attention to those most vulnerable to gangs were among 12 suggestions two researchers, tasked with examining Durham's gang situation, made to a group of city and county criminal justice officials Friday.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 14, 2007

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Modified gang law expected to pass in Yakima (Yakima, WA): Following the lead of Sunnyside and Union Gap, the Yakima City Council is expected to approve an anti-gang ordinance Tuesday -- backed by up to a year in jail.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: July 14, 2007

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Asian gangs among the bloodiest (Visalia, CA): It was supposed to be a happy occasion, a birthday party in a north Visalia neighborhood. But Sunday just after midnight, tragedy rolled down the 100 block of West Ferguson Avenue
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 14, 2007

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Shooting victim critically wounded (Portland, OR): A 19-year-old man shot in the midsection and neck Wednesday night was in critical condition Thursday evening, and his assailant remained at large.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: July 13, 2007

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City attorney seeks stay-away orders for 76 gang suspects (San Francisco, CA): City Attorney Dennis Herrera asked two judges for injunctions Thursday that would limit the movements of 76 alleged gang members in San Francisco's Mission District and Western Addition, while community groups protested what they called attacks on civil liberties and minorities.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 13, 2007

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Brookline police warn of bicycle gang (Brookline, MA): Brookline Police are asking resident to keep an eye out for a roaming band of youths that has robbed at least four people near the Allston border.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 13, 2007

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Four indicted in gang sweep (Contrs Costa, CA): Prosecutors disclosed Contra Costa grand jury indictments Thursday against four gang suspects arrested during a large raid in Richmond.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: July 13, 2007

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Police make arrests in gang warfare (Bucks County, PA): Two Bucks County teenagers were arrested Wednesday for involvement in gang warfare between New Jersey’s Bloods and Crips street gangs, police said.
Source: Bucks County Courier Times    Date: July 13, 2007

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Raid begins action to curb gangs (Richmond, CA): One afternoon in February, a group of police officers stood in Nevin Park attempting to disrupt sales in one of Richmond's longest-established drug markets.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 12, 2007

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Not all Yakima Valley communities see anti-gang laws as effective (Yakima, WA): Two Yakima Valley communities have approved ordinances that criminalize gang membership, and more than a half-dozen others are considering similar measures.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: July 12, 2007

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Activist puts gangs at crux of shootings (Denver, CO): A trail of dried blood leads up to the doorstep of a church where one of three fatal shootings happened within eight hours this week.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: July 12, 2007

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