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Police add Opry Mills to gang watch list (Nashville, TN): A shooting in Opry Mills Mall on Saturday night has called attention to the security of local shopping malls, where Metro police have responded to almost 250 calls about crimes since January.
Source: Dickson Herald    Date: July 18, 2006
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CHP to aid gang force (Monterey County, CA): Gang prevention efforts in Monterey County will have help from the California Highway Patrol in 2007. The Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force, established in April 2005, teams local and county law agencies to battle gangs in the region.
Source: The Californian    Date: July 18, 2006
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Investigators say shooting was gang-related (Columbia, SC): A fatal shooting at a West Columbia flea market was gang-related, Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says. Metts said Sunday that 19-year-old Denise Boykin was killed in retaliation by her boyfriend's rival gang members.
Source: Wilmington Morning Star    Date: July 17, 2006
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Shooting attack leaves four in critical condition (North Hollywood, CA): Four men were in critical condition late Sunday after being shot outside an apartment building near the intersection of Vanowen Street and Morella Avenue, authorities said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 17, 2006
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Four men killed in weekend violence (Chicago, IL): A Back of the Yards man was fatally gunned down by four assailants early Sunday in a South Side alley, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 17, 2006
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One man dead, another hurt in Santa Cruz shooting (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz police today are searching for three people believed to be involved in a gang-related shooting that left one man dead and another wounded.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 17, 2006
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Sheriff says slaying was linked to gangs (Lexington County, SC): A 19-year-old woman killed at a Lexington County flea market on Saturday was shot five times by armor-piercing bullets from an AK-47 and was the target of retaliation by her boyfriend’s rival gang members, Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said Sunday.
Source: The State    Date: July 17, 2006
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Tacoma marshals resources in face of fresh gang threat (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County law enforcement agencies are mobilizing to stamp out a recent surge in gang crime that is rekindling memories of a dark time in Tacoma’s past.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 17, 2006
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Gang activity believed at root of mall shooting (Nashville, TN): Police believe gang activity led to a shooting that left two people injured at a mall near Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel    Date: July 17, 2006
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Boys shot; suspect sought (Boyle Heights, CA): A pair of young brothers from Boyle Heights remained hospitalized Sunday with gunshot wounds after being struck by a bullet believed to have been fired by a longtime area gang member, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 17, 2006
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Sarasota debates graffiti law (Sarasota, FL): Jon Susce, president of the Park East Neighborhood Association in Sarasota, is tired of seeing spray-painted gang symbols and profanity scattered along the walls of his community.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: July 16, 2006
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Gang force funding approved (Monterey County, CA): Monterey County's Joint Gang Task Force took a step toward continued existence Friday when a U.S. Senate committee recommended funding the program for another year.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: July 16, 2006
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Gang activity flare-up worries Central area neighborhood (El Paso, TX): Children played soccer, families took a stroll, and abuelitos sat and talked as the Segundo Barrio stirred with activity as the temperature cooled on a recent summer evening.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: July 16, 2006
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BOE unveils anti-gang draft policy (Lawrence Township, NJ): Amid concerns about street gangs in the township, the school board introduced a draft policy last week prohibiting gang activity on school property or while representing the schools.
Source: The Times    Date: July 16, 2006
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Police gang unit beefed up (Elk Grove, CA): Elk Grove Police Department officials hope to soon have one of the premier gang-fighting forces in the region.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 16, 2006
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Officials seek more collaboration in gang control (Virginia): Federal and local officials yesterday touted their successes against violent gangs in Northern Virginia but called for greater collaboration among District-area jurisdictions in gang prevention
Source: The Washington Times    Date: July 15, 2006
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Injunction curtails Santa Ana gang (Santa Ana, CA): With members of a Santa Ana street gang looking on, a judge issued a sweeping court order Friday severely limiting their activity in a neighborhood that law enforcement officials said the gang had terrorized.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 15, 2006
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Nearly $500,000 to fight gang violence (Tacoma, WA): The Tacoma City Council agreed unanimously during a special meeting Friday to spend nearly $500,000 from the city’s general fund to create a special gang unit within the Police Department.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 15, 2006
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West Side becomes war zone (Buffalo, NY): Two violent youth gangs - with members as young as 10 years old - are responsible for three killings amid at least a dozen shootings over the past six months, police confirmed Thursday.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: July 14, 2006
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Five youths arrested in gang-related assault (Santa Monica, CA): Five Hispanic teenagers were arrested this week for a gang-related assault after they jumped a black youth at the Pico Neighborhood border near Santa Monica High School Wednesday afternoon, according to police.
Source: The Lookout News    Date: July 14, 2006
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