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Feds: 13 of gang in prison (Atlanta, GA): Thirteen members of a violent metro Atlanta gang were sentenced to federal prison this week for crimes ranging from robbery and carjacking to drive-by shootings and murder.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 23, 2008

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Senate approves gang crackdown (Lansing, MI): The Senate unanimously passed four bills Thursday to crack down on gang activity. The four bills, all passed by 38-0 votes and sent to the House for consideration, would make it a serious crime to recruit or coerce someone to join a gang or help it commit a felony.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: February 22, 2008

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Feds charge 22 members of violent Bronx street gang (New York, NY): Federal prosecutors say 22 members of a violent Bronx street gang are named in an indictment charging murder, racketeering, armed robberies and drug-dealing.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 22, 2008

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The Avenues gang's long, violent history (Los Angeles, CA): The Avenues gang is named for the avenues that cross Figueroa Street in Northeast Los Angeles, where the gang claims Highland Park and parts of Cypress Park, Glassell Park and Eagle Rock as its turf.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 22, 2008

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City shuts down gang operation in south side house (Milwaukee, WI): The city of Milwaukee is keeping a pledge to make life difficult for street gangs.
Source: WISN 12 News    Date: February 22, 2008

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Driver shot in the back (Santa Rosa, CA): A man was shot in the back Thursday afternoon while driving on West Ninth Street in an attack Santa Rosa police later described as gang-related.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: February 22, 2008

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U.S. attorney: Gangs more lethal than mafia (Vineland, NJ): U.S. Attorney Chris Christie warned local businesspeople that gang violence presents a legitimate threat not only to poor urban neighborhoods, but also businesses and suburban families.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City    Date: February 22, 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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Police say teen admits shooting (Las Vegas, NV): Sixteen-year-old Gerald Q. Davison told police he was trying to scare four Palo Verde High School classmates when he pulled out a small handgun and fired four shots from a moving car Friday, killing one of them, according to his arrest report.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal    Date: February 21, 2008

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Gangs focus of Route 222 corridor meeting (Lancaster County, PA): Various levels of law enforcement, from local to federal, were in Lancaster County Wednesday to discuss gang action along the Route 222 corridor.
Source: Intelligencer Journal    Date: February 21, 2008

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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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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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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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