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Sacramento's anti-gang sales tax faces uphill battle (Sacramento, CA): Supervisor Roger Dickinson and a coalition of religious leaders believe Sacramento County has a $1.5 billion gang problem.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 15, 2008
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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Two shot in bicycle drive-by outside South Los Angeles house (Los Angeles, CA): Two men on bicycles opened fire on a man and woman in front of a South Los Angeles house late Monday, injuring both, authorities said today.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 15, 2008
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Wyoming survey aims to stem gang activity (Wyoming, MI): There's a gang problem in town. So "What U gonna do, Wyoming?" That is the question posed by a survey aimed at pooling the skills of area adults in support of youth activities.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: July 14, 2008
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Hard to tell real gangs from mere wannabes (San Diego, CA): Twenty years ago, the clues pointing to whether someone was a gang member tended to be unequivocal. Certain clothes, gestures and esoteric language clearly revealed a person's gang ties – to allies, to rivals and, intentionally or not, to police.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 13, 2008
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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Community discusses gang violence in Deerfield (Deerfield Beach, FL): When Sylvia Poitier learned that there is more gang activity in Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach together than anywhere in the county, the doyenne of Deerfield Beach didn't hesitate. She called a meeting.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: July 13, 2008
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/...

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Injunction targets gang in Orange neighborhoods (Orange, CA): A violent street gang was targeted Friday with an injunction prohibiting 68 alleged members of the group from assembling in three neighborhoods and a park in Orange.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 12, 2008
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Gangs are a problem even on Santa Catalina Island (Avalon, CA): The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is cracking down on what officials describe as a small but disturbing gang problem on Santa Catalina Island.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 12, 2008
http://www.latimes.com/...

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50 busted in BPD gang crackdown (Roxbury, MA): Boston and state police yesterday arrested at least 50 suspected troublemakers in a daylong crackdown on hot spot Hub streets reeling from violence and awash in bloodshed.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 12, 2008
http://news.bostonherald.com/...

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Web show tackles gang problems (Visalia, CA): "How ya doing?" Donnie Sebreros asks. "Welcome to somebody's courtroom." Just like a television talk show, Sebreros' online "The Donnie Sebreros Show" starts warm and friendly.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 12, 2008
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/...

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Dayton planning anti-gang initiative (Dayton, OH): In a 31/2-year period from 2005 through well into this year, the victim or the accused in 36 of 120 homicides — 30 percent — was connected to a street gang or criminal group.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: July 11, 2008
http://www.daytondailynews.com/...

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Two teens injured in gang-related shooting, police say (Yakima, WA): Two men suffered minor wounds and a nearby house was struck by gunfire in what police are calling a gang-related shooting early Thursday evening on LaSalle Street.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: July 11, 2008
http://www.yakima-herald.com/...

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First person charged under gang law to be sentenced Aug. 26 (Caldwell, ID): The first person charged under Idaho's 2-year-old gang law pleaded guilty Thursday but reserved the right to challenge the law's constitutionality.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: July 11, 2008
http://www.idahostatesman.com/...

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One dead, one wounded after gang member home invasion (Fort Worth, TX) : Fort Worth police are searching for four suspected gang members who were involved in a deadly home invasion.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News    Date: July 11, 2008
http://www.myfoxdfw.com/...

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Gov. signs bill aimed at preventing gang violence (Florida): In a final ceremonial push against gang violence, Governor Charlie Christ met with other supporters and local community leaders to officially sign House Bill 43, also known as the “Gang Law” in West Palm Beach on June 30.
Source: South Florida Times    Date: July 11, 2008
http://www.sfltimes.com/...

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L.A. favors anti-gang parcel tax (Los Angeles, CA): With a leading critic absent, the Los Angeles City Council pushed through a measure for the Nov. 4 ballot asking property owners to pay $36 a year to fund citywide gang prevention and intervention programs.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: July 11, 2008
http://www.dailybreeze.com/...

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N.C. law aims to boost gang prevention (Raleigh, NC): Gov. Mike Easley signed into law Tuesday Senate Bill 1358, the North Carolina Street Gang Prevention And Intervention Act, which requires the state Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to develop intervention programs for at-risk juveniles and make recommendations to reduce activity.
Source: The Charlotte Post    Date: July 10, 2008
http://www.thecharlottepost.com/...

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Cathedral City gang injunction reaches court today (Cathedral City, CA): As the Riverside County district attorney's office heads to court today seeking an injunction against a Cathedral City street gang, some residents of the modest neighborhood from which the Barrio Dream Homes gang took its name say they welcome the crackdown but worry authorities are targeting the wrong people.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: July 10, 2008
http://www.pe.com/...

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Police and sheriff team to fight gangs (Pueblo, CO): Leaders in law enforcement and local government stood together Wednesday to announce a community effort to combat rising gang and juvenile gun violence.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: July 10, 2008
http://www.chieftain.com/...

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Boy, 15, charged in Roosevelt murder (Roosevelt, NY): A 15-year-old boy from Roosevelt -- a reputed member of the Crips street gang -- was arraigned Thursday on a murder charge in the death of a rival from the Bloods, according to court records and Nassau County police.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 10, 2008
http://www.newsday.com/...

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Raids in three counties net drug-ring suspects (Paterson, NJ): It was not your everyday drug bust: Among those removed from their homes in three counties was an employee of the city of Paterson who is charged with dealing heroin.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: July 10, 2008
http://www.nj.com/...

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