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Southwest Fresno sees crackdown on gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer declared war Wednesday on the 25 black street gangs that claim turf in southwest Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: August 30, 2007

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Prosecutor considers using new gang law against five suspects (Hilton Head Island, SC): Five men who police said broke into at least two dozen cars near Bluffton could become the first suspects prosecuted under the state's new gang law.
Source: The State    Date: August 30, 2007

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Street gangs heading to Bucks County (Bucks County, PA) : A congressman, some federal funding and local police. It all adds up to a new effort to fight street gangs in Bucks County.
Source: Fox 29 News    Date: August 29, 2007

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Riverside authorities see ad as a threat (Riverside, CA): Investigators in Riverside are searching for whoever took out a classified ad that police view as a serious threat against Dist. Atty. Rod Pacheco.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 28, 2007

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City considers two gang-unit plans (Greensboro, NC): More officers would combat gangs under two plans being considered by the Greensboro Police Department. Here's the catch: One would pull existing officers into gang units at no cost to taxpayers.
Source: News-Record    Date: August 28, 2007

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Data shows rural police lack knowledge of immigrant gangs (Richmond, VA): Police in the rural Virginia counties where immigrant gangs are spreading don't know how to recognize many members as illegal aliens, or where to report them, speakers told a legislative task force studying undocumented immigration Tuesday.
Source: Daily Press    Date: August 28, 2007

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City sues to have gang house sold (Milwaukee, WI): City officials have asked a court to force the sale of a home on the Milwaukee's northwest side where they say an ongoing violent feud between rival gangs has threatened the safety of the neighborhood.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: August 28, 2007

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Teens get community service for gang activity (Richmond, VA): A Richmond juvenile-court judge yesterday ordered two teens, as part of their sentence for participating in gang activities, to submit their report cards to the court. One has to hand in an essay.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: August 28, 2007

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Gang may be behind Riverside DA 'memorial fund' garage sale ad (Riverside, CA): A violent street gang targeted by District Attorney Rod Pacheco may be behind a newspaper garage sale advertisement promising proceeds would go to a "memorial fund" for Pacheco.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 28, 2007

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New Vancouver, WA, police chief says gangs growing (Vancouver, WA): Police Chief Cliff Cook has been on the job less than five months, but he's already seen one disturbing similarity between Vancouver and his former department in Fort Worth, Texas: Gangs.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 28, 2007

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Immigration agents target gang members in sweep (Boston, MA): Federal immigration agents launched raids today in Chelsea, East Boston, and several other local communities in a search for about 50 known MS-13 gang members with outstanding arrest warrants, according to local police.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 28, 2007

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Three wounded in gang shooting (Chicago, IL): Three men in their 20s suffered leg wounds during a gang-related shooting outside a South Side home, Chicago police said this morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 28, 2007

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Four arrests in Monday killings (Garden Grove, CA): Police arrested a Garden Grove man and three juveniles on suspicion of a shooting that left a man and woman dead in a concrete walkway early Monday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 28, 2007

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Towns outside Fresno concerned about gang spillover (Fresno, CA): Fresno authorities report a gang crackdown in the city has worked, but perhaps too well for neighboring cities that have seen a spillover in gang activity since Fresno started chasing local Bulldogs members out of town last year.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: August 27, 2007

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Probation officers keep tabs with GPS bracelets (San Bernardino County, CA): When the description of a gold sports car fleeing a street gang fight in Adelanto cackled on his police scanner, San Bernardino County Probation Officer Nathan Scarano thought it sounded familiar.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 27, 2007

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Slaying gang-related, police say (Wichita, KS): The 5-year-old boy said what had happened in a way no police report ever could: "My brother died in the backyard," he reported.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: August 27, 2007

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Gangs: For Valley families, it means misery (Kettleman City, CA): Nancy Sanchez and her two younger brothers, Angel and Jesse Alatorre, grew up together in Kettleman City as a close-knit family who didn't give much thought to the influence of gangs in their lives.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 27, 2007

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Authorities use GPS to fight graffiti (Pico Rivera, CA): Police in Pico Rivera are using cutting-edge technology to clean up their city, one vandal at a time. The new system, called Graffiti Tracker, is used to catalog and compare incidents of graffiti that normally would be lost under piles of extensive paperwork.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: August 26, 2007

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Why do kids join gangs? (Greesnboro, NC): You see Al Pacino's face a lot in the hood. Like a patron saint, he appears nearly everywhere in gang territory — on posters, car hoods and even tattoos.
Source: News-Record    Date: August 26, 2007

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Two arrests may halt drive-by shootings (Altus, OK): Officials hope the arrest of two men suspected of dealing drugs will help cut down on drive-by shootings in Altus. Roger Shaw, 19, and Jeffrey Shepherd, 21, both face charges of trafficking illegal drugs after agents with the drug task force in that area served a search warrant on Shepherd's home and found about an ounce of crack cocaine.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: August 26, 2007

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