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Police arrest seven in drive-by shooting (Gwinnett County, GA): Authorities have made seven arrests in an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting, police said Monday. No injuries were reported in the Saturday night incident in Norcross, police spokesman Darren Moloney said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: December 13, 2005
http://www.ajc.com/...

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County to join gang fight (Hollister, CA): A recent spike in gang violence has county officials working on plans to curb the problem, including the creation of a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement organization and possibly declaring a state of emergency in the county.
Source: Hollister Free Lance    Date: December 12, 2005
http://hollisterfreelance.com/...

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Prominent gang member arrested in Orange County (Orange County, FL): Sheriff's deputies in Orange County, Fla., arrested a prominent gang member Monday on charges of attempted homicide, armed robbery and kidnapping, according to a sheriff's news release.
Source: WKMG Channel 6 News    Date: December 12, 2005
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Gang role in stabbing probed (Jackson, NJ): Less than a month after a gang-related shooting critically injured a township teenager, police are investigating whether a brawl and subsequent stabbing at a house party Saturday were also gang related.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: December 12, 2005
http://www.app.com/...

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Deputies not keeping pace with L.A. gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Gang-related homicides are up more than 30% this year in areas under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, but the department's countywide gang enforcement team is substantially smaller than it was three years ago and remains chronically understaffed.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 12, 2005
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City, county to get $475,000 for gang prevention (Las Cruces, NM): Las Cruces, and parts of Doña Ana County, will receive a $475,000 state grant that will be used for gang prevention.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: December 10, 2005
http://www.lcsun-news.com/...

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Police nab 35 in Rialto gang, narcotics sweep (Rialto, CA): Police officers worked alongside San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies Friday during a gang and narcotics sweep that netted 35 arrests.
Source: The Sun    Date: December 10, 2005
http://www.sbsun.com/...

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Gang Task Force nabs 12 (Canton, OH): Police officers and agents with the Gang Task Force arrested 12 people on 18 warrants Wednesday night and Thursday.
Source: Canton Repository    Date: December 10, 2005
http://www.cantonrep.com/...

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State rejects money for local gang strike force (St. Cloud, MN): St. Cloud will have to pay for its own gang strike force after the Department of Public Safety rejected its request for funding. Police Chief Dennis Ballantine confirmed Thursday his request for $250,000 had been denied.
Source: St. Cloud Times    Date: December 9, 2005
http://www.sctimes.com/...

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SB targets PPHG gang (San Bernardino, CA): There might soon be an injunction against a street gang suspected in the shooting death of an 11-year-old girl.
Source: The Sun    Date: December 8, 2005
http://www.sbsun.com/...

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DA sets focus on Fresno gang (Fresno, CA): Fresno County authorities are seeking another civil injunction against a local gang but this time have targeted a predominantly black gang from southwest Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 8, 2005
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Police consider gang role in Santiago High shooting (Garden Grove, CA): The fatal shooting of a Santiago High student during an after-school brawl Tuesday may have been linked to escalating tension between gang members, investigators believe.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: December 8, 2005
http://www.ocregister.com/...

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15 are arrested in Aurora drug sting (Aurora, IL): They were alleged to be operators, buyers, distributors and lookouts, making deals in parking lots, apartments, hardware stores, restaurants, an Aurora public school and a nursing home.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 8, 2005
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Police: More must be done against gangs (Charlotte, NC): A Mount Holly cop shot during a traffic stop. A deadly shootout on Independence Boulevard, another on North Tryon. A woman raped. Dozens of people robbed or assaulted.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 8, 2005
http://www.charlotte.com/...

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Gang injunctions give communities short-term relief, study shows (Southern California): In the first study examining how civil gang injunctions affect community members, researchers at the University of Southern California and UC Irvine have found that injunctions provide short-term benefits, such as reducing residents' fear of run-ins with gang members.
Source: USC News    Date: December 8, 2005
http://www.usc.edu/...

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Kids fear as gunfire again hits a school (Detroit, MI): In the second shooting in as many days at Detroit schools, an 18-year-old former student was shot Tuesday at Central High School after a student opened a locked door and unwittingly let in a group of attackers.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: December 7, 2005
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Police say woman stabbed teen in gang feud (Lake Worth, FL): Lake Worth police are looking for a woman who stabbed a teen in the back during a gang feud. Authorities say 16-year-old Gregorio Martinez was attacked by 19-year-old Veronica Alonzo who is part of a rival gang.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: December 7, 2005
http://www.wftv.com/...

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Clarke County trial is its first under anti-gang statute (Athens, GA): Street gangs may have formed in Athens more for social status and companionship than for committing crimes, but that doesn't make them any less dangerous, a prosecutor told jurors at the start of the trial of the first person prosecuted in Clarke County under the state's anti-gang law.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: December 7, 2005
http://chronicle.augusta.com/...

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Gang death has residents afraid (Charlotte, NC): As many as 10 times in the past four months, police say, members of the Hidden Valley Kings have shot at one another in their own neighborhood.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 7, 2005
http://www.charlotte.com/...

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Inland anti-gang unit in the works (Riverside County, CA): Riverside County Dist. Atty. Grover Trask and Sheriff Bob Doyle unveiled plans Monday for a new anti-gang task force that they said would apply a "full-court press" to the region's escalating gang crime and violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 6, 2005
http://www.latimes.com/...

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