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Man arrested in drug bust (Merced, CA): A known gang member is in police custody after allegedly attempting to sell more than $200 worth of methamphetamine and Ecstasy.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 22, 2007

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Gangs seek haven in Redlands (Redlands, CA): Gang presence is increasing in this relatively low-crime city, and the police chief cites neighboring areas' successful efforts to drive undesirable elements outside their borders.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: February 22, 2007

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Rialto congressman sponsors two anti-gang bills (San Bernardino, CA): An Inland congressman announced Thursday that he'll sponsor two anti-gang bills, one of which would re-establish funding for a cops-in-classrooms program aimed at helping children resist gang recruitment.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: February 22, 2007

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African American leaders fear gang initiative is stalled (Los Angeles, CA): More than a month after a city consultant called for a comprehensive new strategy on street gangs in Los Angeles, a group of African American community leaders said Wednesday they were worried that the recommendations appeared to be stalled at City Hall so they would step up pressure for action.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 22, 2007

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Cop knocks, mom rushes to her dying son (Chicago, IL): Pamela Hester-Jones woke up at 10:30 p.m. Monday to a Chicago police detective knocking on her apartment door. "He asked me if I was Lazarus Jones' mother and when I said yes he said, `Your son's been injured,'" Hester-Jones said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 21, 2007

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Suspect in N.Y. slaying found in W-B (Wilkes-Barre, PA): A suspect connected to a fatal shooting outside a Staten Island nightclub 10 days ago was captured at a relative’s home on Coal Street on Monday, police said.
Source: Times Leader    Date: February 21, 2007

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Police cripple gang (Saginaw, MI): A crackdown on Saginaw's most prolific street gang that plunged investigators into an underworld of drug dealing and violence is yielding convictions and changing the way gangsters do business.
Source: The Saginaw News    Date: February 21, 2007

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Parents bristle at 'fight club' prosecutions (Murrieta, CA): After a hearing for eight young men accused of participating in or associating with a Murrieta "fight club" that police say graduated from backyard brawls to armed burglaries, robberies and assaults, the parents of several defendants accused the police of grossly exaggerating their sons' activities.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 21, 2007

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Baca pushes gang bills (San Bernardino, CA): Rep. Joe Baca, D-Rialto, has joined other state and federal lawmakers in the fight against crime with his own version of Mynisha's Law and a second bill that seeks to educate students about the dangers of gang activity.
Source: The Sun    Date: February 21, 2007

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West Sacramento defends anti-gang measure (Sacramento, CA): Calling an alleged West Sacramento gang "domestic terrorists," Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig defended his office's controversial injunction against Broderick Boys members Tuesday before a state appeal court.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 21, 2007

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Gang member arrested after starting fight (Petaluma, CA): A criminal street gang member was arrested Monday night after fighting in Leghorns Park and then fleeing from police officers, said Sgt. Ken Savano of the Petaluma Police Department.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier    Date: February 20, 2007

California map graphic California becoming hangout for street gangs (San Francisco, CA): The newest controversy surrounding the website is surfacing in San Francisco, where gangs are now taking violence to the worldwide web.
Source: CBS 13 News    Date: February 20, 2007

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State anti-gang program sought (Los Angeles, CA): While lobbying state officials Tuesday for more local transit funds, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa also used his trip to seek a statewide anti-gang program.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 20, 2007

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Prosecutor merges units to target gangs (Toms River, NJ): In response to increased gang activity around the county, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is merging its drug and intelligence units into a single entity.
Source: Ocean County Observer    Date: February 20, 2007

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Club hopes to break gang pattern (San Bernardino, CA): A national nonprofit organization wants to help reduce gang violence here by reaching out to at-risk children. To do that, the Boys and Girls Club proposed a pilot program for San Bernardino that will identify 50 at-risk children and bring them to the club.
Source: The Sun    Date: February 20, 2007

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Bill would enact anti-gang measures (South Carolina): A state bill aimed at giving South Carolina its first anti-gang law isn't as controversial as earlier versions, though civil libertarians and others have criticized all or parts of it.
Source: The Sun News    Date: February 19, 2007

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Drug and weapons busts in Lincoln gang sweep (Lincoln, CA): The Lincoln Police Department, in partnership with local county and state law enforcement agencies, recently saturated the Lincoln area during a one-day crime and gang directed enforcement operation.
Source: Rocklin & Roseville Today    Date: February 19, 2007

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Four Mount Kisco teens charged with gang assault (Mount Kisco, NY): Four Mount Kisco teen-agers were charged with felony gang assault this weekend after they attacked a 17-year-old Bedford man, police said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: February 19, 2007

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Mean Streets: Gangs Going Digital (Washington, DC): Imagine being a prisoner in your own neighborhood. That's how Wichita, Kan., police Chief Norman Williams describes communities struggling with the unexpected and emerging epidemic of gang violence in U.S. cities.
Source: ABC News    Date: February 19, 2007

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Community group wants gang-fighting unit back (Des Moines, IA): A Des Moines neighborhood group is calling on Des Moines police to restart a special unit to crack down on street gangs.
Source: KCCI 8 News    Date: February 19, 2007

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