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Gang bill introduced in state legislature (Yakima, WA): A local legislator introduces a comprehensive bill to fight gangs in Washington State. The bill was put together based on recommendations from a statewide gang task force
Source: KNDO/KNDU News     Date: January 17, 2008

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Gang effort hailed (San Bernardino, CA): The state's anti-gang director praised Mayor Pat Morris' Operation Phoenix crime-fighting program on Thursday, calling it an innovative approach to tackling gangs and violence.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 17, 2008

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Multi-city approach helps York fight gangs (York, PA): Drug-dealing gangs have "exploited" the fact that police departments work within geographical boundaries, using highways such as Route 222 to ferry their product far and wide, according to U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: January 17, 2008

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Anti-graffiti camera system getting results (Montebello, CA): Even without all the cameras working at full capacity, the $836,000 surveillance system installed late last year is producing results, officials said Thursday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: January 17, 2008

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Whittier gets injunction against local gang (Whittier, CA): Members of the city's biggest gang can't bring weapons, throw gang signs, tag and loiter in a section of town they've historically claimed.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: January 17, 2008

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Cops: Gangs targeted teen boy (Chicago, IL): Roky Uriostegui didn't want to be a gang member, and he didn't want to get beat up, either. So when the gangs at his high school last year harassed him, he transferred schools, instead.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 16, 2008

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Gang marks appear in Louisa (Louisa County, VA): Graffiti taggings from gangs such as Crips, Bloods and MS-13 are showing up on Louisa County bridges and on the back of shopping centers.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: January 16, 2008

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Plan offers new 'hope' in fight against gangs in St. Lucie County (St. Lucie County, FL): An ambitious, far-reaching plan rolled out by the Executive Round Table of St. Lucie County is bringing some new ideas to combat an old problem: gangs
Source: Fort Pierce Tribune    Date: January 16, 2008

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Study: Fighting gangs requires funding (Bradenton, FL): Strengthening criminal statutes and eliminating loopholes. Making modest yet critical increases in funding to law enforcement and prosecutors.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 16, 2008

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Gangs growing in Florida, report warns (Tallahassee, FL): The number of criminal gangs in Florida is growing, along with gang-related crime, according to a statewide report released Tuesday.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: January 15, 2008

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New way to fight gang crime (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is preparing to unveil a pilot program in which "all city departments" will focus on a defined area that engenders most of the city's gang violence, Police Chief Dan Ortega said Monday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 15, 2008

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Cops: Teen gang made girls prostitutes (Fort Worth, TX): Several teenage gang members have been arrested on suspicion of forcing girls as young as 12 into a prostitution ring, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: January 15, 2008

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Teenage fight may have led to shots (Bradenton, FL): A fight between teenage boys over a 13-year-old girl may have been the catalyst that led to the firing of the stray bullet that killed Stacy Williams III, according to court documents.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 15, 2008

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Officials: Gang activity no surprise (Fayetteville, GA): The arrest of a Fayette County High School student on four felony gang-related charges two weeks ago may have caught the community by surprise.
Source: The Citizen    Date: January 15, 2008

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Tulare County anti-gang movement mobilizes (Tulare County, CA): Connie Conway, the new chairwoman of the Tulare County Board of Supervisors, vowed in the State of the County speech Tuesday to confront criminal street gangs in rural Tulare County.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: January 15, 2008

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10 held in drug ring in Camden (Camden, NJ): Ten reputed members of a violent Camden street gang have been arrested on drug dealing and racketeering charges stemming from a six-month investigation by a joint state and federal violent-crime drug task force.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: January 15, 2008

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New method helps convict gang members (Bradenton, FL): For five years, Eric Santiago lived the life of a gang member, flashing gang signs, sporting gang colors and dealing drugs from his Bradenton home, prosecutors said Monday during opening statements of the 21-year-old's trial.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 15, 2008

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Police seek help to combat increasing graffiti problem (Burley, ID): It’s as clear as the writing on the wall gang graffiti is on the rise in Burley and many community leaders along with business and home owners think its time to take back their turf.
Source: South Idaho Press    Date: January 15, 2008

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Rival gangs blamed in spree (Monrovia, CA): A spate of violence that left one man dead and a teenager wounded are acts of retaliation on the part of rival African-American and Latino gangs, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: January 15, 2008

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Cleveland revives anti-gang unit (Cleveland, OH): The mayor, responding to a surge in homicides, has reinstated the police anti-gang unit and directed officers to aggressively pursue crimes involving gangs, drugs and guns.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: January 14, 2008

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