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Anti-gang effort gets loan (Monterey County, CA): With federal funds for a collaborative gang suppression program caught in congressional budget maneuvering, Monterey County supervisors unanimously approved a $1 million bridge loan to keep the anti-gang program going.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 14, 2007

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Boynton explores court's clout to keep gangs at bay (Boynton Beach, FL): City officials here have joined a growing number of leaders countywide who want to attack violent gang members in civil court.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: February 14, 2007

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Parents warned of ‘gang’ activity (Green Forest, AR): The parents of 24 students at Green Forest Intermediate School were called in by police and administrators Tuesday morning and warned that their children were involved in "gang-related activity."
Source: Ozarks Newsstand    Date: February 14, 2007

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Police investigate first drive-by shooting of 2007 (Hollister, CA): After a drive-by shooting had left his family's home riddled with bullet holes, an 18-year-old former gang member said Tuesday that he is leaving town.
Source: Hollister Free Lance    Date: February 14, 2007

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Officials: Gang warfare puts bystanders at risk (Grand Rapids, MI): In the 1990s, when the Wealthy Street Boys ruled a sophisticated drug network, their deadly violence against rivals often was meted out in targeted attacks with few witnesses.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: February 14, 2007

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S.B. County gang arrests up (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County prosecutors filed criminal charges against 359 gang members in the final months of 2006, thanks in part to a sweeping anti-gang effort launched in 2005, officials said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: February 14, 2007

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Anti-gang unit arrests 64 suspects (San Fernando Valley, CA): Less than a week after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa declared an all-out assault on the city's most violent gangs, police from a newly formed task force have arrested 64 people in some of the San Fernando Valley's most dangerous neighborhoods.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 14, 2007

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Gang fight has more officers patrolling (San Juan, TX): Extra police units will be patrolling in San Juan, after a gang fight broke out south of PSJA High School. Officers say the fight was payback for Monday night's shooting death of a gang member.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: February 13, 2007

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Gang members in their own words (Grand Rapids, MI): Recent clashes between two Grand Rapids gangs have resulted in a murder at a roller rink and a stabbing at a mall.
Source: WOOD 8 News    Date: February 13, 2007

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Supervisors approve gang task force funding (Salinas, CA) : Monterey County supervisors on Tuesday voted to approve extra funding to keep the county's gang task force alive. The joint task force relies heavily on federal money, but that money has not arrived.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: February 13, 2007

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Ventura County sees 6% increase in crime in 2006 (Ventura County, CA): A surge in gang-related assaults as well as in residential burglaries and all thefts helped push serious crime up more than 6% last year in the unincorporated areas and five cities patrolled by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 13, 2007

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Gang-free zones are mayor's goal at Boynton malls, parks and schools (Boynton Beach, FL): Responding to the mounting pressure of violent gangs, Mayor Jerry Taylor is proposing the city designate zones around city schools, parks and the Boynton Beach Mall, which would become off-limits for documented gang members.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 12, 2007

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Sioux City police get grant for gang prevention (Sioux City, IA): You've seen the graffiti on the walls... a public display for all to see. But the police department has been working to put a stop to it.
Source: KTIV NewsChannel 4    Date: February 12, 2007

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Suspects wanted for two gang-related weekend shootings (Bakersfield, CA): Bakersfield Police are asking for help finding the gunmen behind a series of gang-related shootings over the weekend.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: February 12, 2007

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Suspected gang members sought in guard death (La Mirada, CA): Authorities are searching for six alleged gang members suspected in the shooting death of a security guard after they were turned away from a bar near La Mirada.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: February 12, 2007

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Anti-gang effort leads to Rico indictment of seventeen alleged members or associates of the Texas Syndicate prison gang (Houston, TX): An 11 count indictment charging 17 Houston area men with various murders, armed robberies and drug trafficking to gain or maintain entrance or increase their positions with the Texas Syndicate prison gang has been unsealed, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Don DeGabrielle of the Southern District of Texas, and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Roderick Beverly of the Houston Division announced today.
Source: Press Release    Date: February 12, 2007

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Law officials discuss gangs (Montebello, CA): An Orange County Superior Court judge briefed city and police representatives from more than 30 cities Monday in Montebello on California's anti-gang law known as the STEP Act.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: February 12, 2007

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Graffiti war rages on (Denver, CO): A war underway between Denver graffiti tagging crews has sparked the type of murders, knife fights and drive-by shootings usually associated with more established violent gangs.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: February 11, 2007

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Lawmakers try to stop gang spread (Los Angeles, CA): While city elected and police officials wrestle with ways to quell gang violence in Los Angeles, lawmakers from Delaware to Louisiana also are looking for a national attack on gang problems.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 11, 2007

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Bill seeks to expand prosecution of gangs (Maryland): Spurred by reports from prosecutors throughout Maryland that gang activity is occurring from the Eastern Shore to Catoctin Mountain, two state lawmakers are proposing legislation that would give state prosecutors greater latitude in going after gang members involved in crimes.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 11, 2007

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