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Teens charged with robbery in KC suspected of being in gang tied to dozen holdups (Kansas City, MO): Police said three teenagers charged with armed robbery in Kansas City are suspected of being members of a gang that might be tied to about a dozen robberies.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: February 21, 2008

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LA police kill one in gang gunbattle (Los Angeles, CA): Two gang shootings led to a police gunbattle Thursday in which officers killed one gunman, wounded another and captured a suspect in a surging gang conflict, authorities said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: February 21, 2008

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Officials seek local help on gangs (Manatee County, FL): Sheriff's deputies and police have traditionally confronted gang activity and gang-related violence on the dangerous streets where it happens, but Manatee leaders now want to involve the entire community to make neighborhoods everywhere safer.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: February 21, 2008

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Michigan Senate stiffens punishment for gang-related crimes (Lansing, MI): The Michigan Senate voted Thursday to lengthen prison time for gang members who commit crimes and to discourage retaliation against those who try to leave a gang.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: February 21, 2008

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Fla. Senate's gang bill clears panel (Tallahassee, FL): A bill aimed at fighting gang violence in Florida cleared its first hurdle in the state Senate on Wednesday, but not before facing questions over protecting rights of suspected gang members.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: February 21, 2008

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Gang activity visible in schools (Salisbury, MD): County Schools Interim Superintendent Tom Field informed the Wicomico County Council on Tuesday night his administration has seen recent evidence of gangs, and he is working with local law enforcement to combat the disturbances.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: February 20, 2008

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Officer: Gangs active in city and surrounding area (Iowa City, IA): Gangs have a foothold in the Iowa City area, a local police sergeant said Tuesday.
Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen    Date: February 20, 2008

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Gang task force works quickly to stem violence (Merced County, CA): Still in its infancy, Merced County's new gang task force already has made 165 arrests even as officers get to know each other and the scope of the problems they are facing.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 20, 2008

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Waukegan Police Department to get $846,000 to fight gangs (Waukegan, IL): Waukegan police will soon receive $846,000 in federal money to help officers combat gangs in the city and beyond, officials said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 20, 2008

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Reputed gang member nabbed after Wall crash (Wall, NJ): Police said they have arrested a known member of the Sur 13 street gang from Philadelphia following a two-vehicle collision on Route 138.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: February 20, 2008

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More arrests in gang territory (Duarte, CA): As part of an ongoing gang crackdown in the Monrovia and Duarte area, authorities arrested three people and found firearms and drugs at two homes Tuesday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: February 20, 2008

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Study finds problems tracking gangs between city, county (Columbia, SC): Gangs have been in Columbia for at least 10 years, but the two major law enforcement agencies that deal with them have different reporting systems for gang crime and don’t share information, according to a city-commissioned study released Tuesday.
Source: The State    Date: February 20, 2008

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19 arrested in Venice gang sweep (Venice, CA): Even as gentrification swept Venice in the last decade and the district's once notorious gang activity dropped, the Venice Shoreline Crips kept a stubborn hold over the Oakwood Recreation Center, authorities say.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 20, 2008

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Suspects, 18 and 15, charged in carjacking (Seattle, WA): Two suspected Seattle gang members have been charged in connection with a drug-related carjacking on Mercer Island, according to court documents.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: February 20, 2008

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Probation officer and her Crips boyfriend held in drug sweep (Pomona, CA): A Los Angeles County probation officer and her boyfriend, a high-ranking member of a Pomona Crips street gang, have been arrested along with a dozen other gang associates on federal narcotics-trafficking charges, authorities said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 19, 2008

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Pittsburgh police share gang intelligence with media (Pittsburgh, PA): Pittsburgh police are trying to educate the media in an effort to solve the city's gang problem.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: February 19, 2008

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Gang leader took unusual route to the top (Salinas, CA): To the young gangsters slinging heroin in Chinatown, he was always known as Bubba. Robert Patrick Hanrahan, 36, had an unlikely trajectory within the Nuestra Familia gang.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 19, 2008

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House goes after gangs: Lawmakers OK multifaceted bill (Tacoma, WA): The state House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation Monday to target gangs, the result of a six-month statewide task force charged with finding ways to reduce gang violence.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: February 19, 2008

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Pittsburgh 'net-bangers' fly their colors online (Pittsburgh, PA): The average street gang member in Pittsburgh might be using the Internet instead of an assault rifle to fuel rivalries that simmer among the 41 groups operating in the city.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Date: February 19, 2008

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Pittsburgh police downplay surge in gangs (Pittsburgh, PA): There have been some high-profile gang shootings recently in the Pittsburgh area, which has led to the belief that gang activity as a whole is on the rise in the city.
Source: WTAE 4 News    Date: February 18, 2008

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