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Possible gang-related shooting stuns neighborhood (Loudon County, VA): Loudoun County residents, like those in Fairfax and Prince William, are seeing the very real effects of the presence of gangs.
Source: Fauquier Times-Democrat    Date: July 25, 2006

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Fewer agencies use state gang database (Florida): Seven years ago, alarmed at a sharp rise in gang activity in Florida, law-enforcement officials launched a statewide database to enable police departments to keep track of gang members and gang-related crimes.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: July 25, 2006

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Recent surge in killings overshadows Compton's gains (Compton, CA): Compared to the near-record pace of homicides in Compton last year, 2006 had been remarkably quiet. Through early July, this city that has long struggled with gang violence had recorded only 13 gang-related homicides, compared with 38 for the same period the year before.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 25, 2006

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N.J. gang targeted in statewide sweep (New Jersey): Officers arrested dozens of members of a notoriously violent street gang in raids across New Jersey Tuesday, capping 11 months of undercover operations.
Source: Forbes    Date: July 25, 2006

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Boy, 17, wounded in gang dispute (Middleton, WI): A gang dispute led to the shooting of a 17-year-old Sunday at a Middleton apartment complex.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: July 24, 2006

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Stark wins federal grant to fight gang violence (Stark County, OH): The Stark County Prosecutor's Office is receiving a $300,000 federal grant to help fight gang violence.
Source: Akron Beacon Journal    Date: July 24, 2006

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Gang members attack, injure three people in park (Petaluma, CA): A fight involving some 20 gang members using bats, sticks and bottles just before midnight Thursday at McDowell Park resulted in injuries to three people without apparent gang ties and the arrest of three gang members, said Sgt. Jim Stephenson of the Petaluma Police Department.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier     Date: July 24, 2006

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Baptism party slaying may be gang-related (Nashville, TN): Gang activity could have been behind a fatal shooting at a baptism party Saturday night in Nashville, Metro police said.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: July 24, 2006

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Preliminary injunction granted against White Fence Gang (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office on Monday was granted a preliminary injunction against members of the White Fence gang.
Source: KNBC 4 News    Date: July 24, 2006

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Gang education work, survey suggests (Valparaiso, IN): Television and movies often show the glitz and glamor of street gang life without pointing out the other side -- how gang members often end up dead or in prison, and how gang members who fail to produce can find themselves beaten or killed.
Source: The Times    Date: July 24, 2006

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At least nine shot in gang fight (Fort Worth, TX): A confrontation at a party resulted in a melee that left at least nine people with gunshot wounds at a south Fort Worth residence early Sunday, police said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 24, 2006

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Family gathering turns deadly (Oakland, CA): A family gathering early Saturday in East Oakland turned tragic when gang members opened fire on what they may have believed to be a rival gang, leaving a father of two small children dead and two others wounded, police said.
Source: Alameda Times-Star    Date: July 23, 2006

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Shooting kills one, wounds another (Palmdale, CA): A gunbattle that broke out in a parking lot outside a bar that hosted a rap music show left one young Antelope Valley man dead and another wounded, both apparently innocent bystanders.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 23, 2006

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State could soon be 'next Los Angeles' for gangs (Jacksonville, FL): Street gang influence is growing in Northeast Florida and across the state, from the nationally notorious to those that take their names from the street signs and neighborhoods where they live.
Source: Jacksonville Times-Union    Date: July 23, 2006

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Towaoc tackles gang activity (Towaoc, CO): Towaoc is home to two gangs with at least 15 members each, according to a retired detective and gang-awareness consultant.
Source: Cortez Journal    Date: July 22, 2006

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Durham is considering scholarly study of gangs (Durham, NC): For most residents, gang graffiti, crossfire on city buses and a recent quadruple shooting that killed a teenager are enough proof that Durham has a gang problem.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 22, 2006

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Rise in gang crime concerns police (Rock Hill, SC): Hoping to combat what he calls a growing gang problem in Rock Hill, Police Chief John Gregory is asking for permission to hire a new detective solely for gang-related crimes.
Source: The Herald    Date: July 22, 2006

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Leaders ask Cantwell for help with gangs (Tacoma, WA): U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell tells South Sound officials she will work to get their communities more federal cash to fight gangs.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 22, 2006

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Gang rivalry may be source of shooting (Bernalillo County, NM): A man gunned down at a West Side gas station appears to have been the intended target of rival gang members, while the second man hit by bullets was an innocent bystander, Bernalillo County sheriff's detectives say.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune    Date: July 21, 2006

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Legislators target gang recruitment (Elgin, IL): Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross and state Rep. Ruth Munson are promoting legislation aimed at increasing the penalties for crimes by gangs and preventing gang recruitment in the schools.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: July 21, 2006

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