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Challenge posed for gang unit (Durham, NC): For years, police anti-gang units across the country have come under fire for lacking ways to measure their effectiveness, with some critics questioning whether they're needed at all.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: September 20, 2007

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DeKalb uses new law to target gangs (DeKalb County, GA): A new prosecutor is using a new state law to take aim at DeKalb County's estimated 5,000 to 10,000 members of criminal gangs.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: September 20, 2007

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Police: Culture of gangs led to slaying (Gastonia, NC): The encounter began in a convenience store parking lot: two teenagers picking on a third. But when a homeless Gastonia man stepped in to help he connected with what police say was the potentially violent culture of local gang members.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: September 19, 2007

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Flint gangs targets (Flint, MI): With young men divided into gangs named for the elementary schools they attended and a dozen deaths attributed to the resulting violence, the feds are getting in the game.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: September 19, 2007

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West Palm gang hit with order not to assemble (West Palm Beach, FL): In the latest efforts against gang violence, police have ordered members of the Ace Click not to hang out with one another, and a statewide grand jury was convened at the Main Judicial Complex in West Palm Beach on Tuesday.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: September 19, 2007

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Manager: Gang sign preceded slaying (Allentown, PA): Minutes before he was shot to death outside an Allentown nightclub, Michael Antuan Douglas was involved in a fight between two groups of men on the dance floor that escalated outside after he flashed a gang sign, the club's general manager said Monday.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: September 18, 2007

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Ganging Up on Gang Graffiti: Starting today, law will start erasing territorial ‘tagging’ (Palatka, FL): When it comes to gang graffiti, evidently quite a lot. With a concession that a growing gang problem exists in and around Palatka, The Palatka Police Department and its new gang specialist, Cpl. Pete Ruiz, have laid out a strategy to curb the problem.
Source: Palatka Daily News    Date: September 18, 2007

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Grandview looking to get tough with gangs (Grandview, WA): Add Grandview to the list of cities rewriting its laws to tackle gangs. City Council members reviewed for the final time at a study session Monday night a draft of Grandview's revised criminal code, which would add stiffer penalties for crimes committed in association with gangs and a new curfew.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 18, 2007

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Merced County law enforcement creates gang task force (Merced County, CA): Law enforcement agencies in Merced County promised to take on the gangs that terrorize local communities through a task force includes several local agencies.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 18, 2007

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Anti-gang initiative bearing fruit (Suffolk, VA): Had you driven down Second Avenue months ago, you would have seen people loitering on the Suffolk street corners, dealing drugs and guns.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 18, 2007

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Keep Out: West Palm Police using court orders against gangs (West Palm Beach, FL): Fourteen men police deem to be gang members are now banned from congregating in a 3-mile radius in the northern corridor of the city.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: September 18, 2007

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Four teens attack 14-year-old boy at Elkmont barn (Elkmont, TN): A 14-year-old boy who answered a gang-related question wrong was attacked by four other teens at a barn Saturday, a Limestone investigator said.
Source: The Decatur Daily    Date: September 18, 2007

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Police: Newborn killed in gang-related shooting on LA street (Los Angeles, CA): Detectives are investigating a shooting in the Westlake area that left a infant dead and a man - possibly the child's father - wounded.
Source: KNBC 4 News    Date: September 17, 2007

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Tifton has its gang problems, like any city (Tifton, GA): When you think of gangs, we usually tend to associate them with much larger cities like L.A. or Atlanta. However, they're alive and well even in the smallest of cities like Tifton.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: September 17, 2007

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Grant awarded to fight gangs (Chicopee, MA): Chicopee and Holyoke have been awarded $890,000 - out of an $11 million pool - to combat gang violence and offer youngsters alternatives through programs.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 15, 2007

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Teen arrested in bus shooting (Battle Creek, MI): A 16-year-old Battle Creek teenager is in custody today, arrested in connection with the Wednesday shooting of a school bus.
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer    Date: September 15, 2007

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Police crackdown on gangs nets more suspects (Porterville, CA): An aggressive crackdown on local street gangs continued Thursday, netting 14 suspects and leading to multiple field contacts with gang members.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: September 15, 2007

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'Criminal street gang' hit with multiple restrictions (Riverside, CA): A judge authorized a preliminary injunction on Friday that declared Riverside's East Side Riva gang a public nuisance, officials said Saturday.
Source: KNBC 4 News    Date: September 15, 2007

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Two arrested in shooting near school (Van Nuys, CA): Two gang members were arrested Friday in connection with a shooting earlier this week near Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 15, 2007

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Alleged leaders of street gang indicted in N.J. (Newark, NJ): Three North Jersey men were among 11 indicted Friday on charges they were leaders of a Bloods street gang set known as Sex Money Murder.
Source: The Record    Date: September 15, 2007

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