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Report: Police hype gangs to score funding (Washington, DC): Street gang membership is dropping nationwide, but a Washington think tank says law enforcement is exaggerating the problem in order to cash in on government grants.
Source: The Record    Date: July 19, 2007

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Cities taking wrong steps to stop gangs, report says (Washington, DC): A report by a Washington, D.C., think tank concludes that anti-gang legislation and police crackdowns across the country only worsen the gang problem and suggests more needs to be done to prevent children from joining in the first place.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: July 19, 2007

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Council must revote on anti-gang ordinance (Yakima, WA): A technical glitch will force Yakima City Council members to revote on the anti-gang ordinance that they thought they passed Tuesday night.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: July 19, 2007

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Oroville police arrest suspect in gang-related killing (Oroville, CA): A 19-year-old Oroville man was shot at point-blank range and killed by a suspected gang rival in north Oroville Tuesday night.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register    Date: July 19, 2007

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Aurora crime stats take a dive (Aurora, CO): Aurora has seen a decrease in violent and property crime during the first half of 2007 compared with statistics from the same period last year.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: July 19, 2007

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Shootings prompt concern about return of gang violence (Altus, OK): A spate of recent shootings in this southwest Oklahoma city has police worried about a possible return of gang violence that plagued the community in the early 1990s.
Source: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise    Date: July 19, 2007

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Federal bill includes funding to stem local gangs (Maryland): Federal lawmakers will soon vote on a bill that includes grants totaling $600,000 to fight gangs in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) announced this week.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 19, 2007

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Two more shootings have ties to gangs (Visalia, CA): A pair of Tuesday evening shootings in Visalia brought the number of people victimized by escalating gang violence to 15 in the last week and a half.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 19, 2007

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Police claim ex-Miller High football player has gang ties (Torrance, CA): A former standout football player in Fontana, suspected in a Torrance burglary that ended in a deadly police shooting Saturday, is a member of a South Los Angeles street gang, police said Thursday.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: July 19, 2007

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L.A. 'most wanted' gangster arrested (Los Angeles, CA): One of the LAPD's 10 "Most Wanted" gang members was discovered in Oklahoma City when he was caught in a prostitution sting, police Chief William Bratton said Thursday.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: July 19, 2007

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Southwest Side neighborhood reeling from violence in park (Chicago, IL): Maria Gonzalez is still shaken after seeing the aftermath of a huge fight at a neighborhood park a block from her home.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 18, 2007

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Teens charged in assault (Manchester, CT): Two of five people arrested Monday in connection with a gang-related assault on Cottage Street, were in court Tuesday to face charges.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: July 18, 2007

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Neighbors say empty building is causing a gang nuisance on their street (Outlook, WA): An empty building is turning a peaceful street in a small town into a hot bed for gang activity. A building on 1st Ave in Outlook used to be home to Timmerman's Lumber Company.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: July 18, 2007

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Street gangsters steal dog, rough up kids (Port Arthur, TX): Two Port Arthur teens and their dog were the victims of a gang attack Tuesday night.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: July 18, 2007

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Report: Anti-gang strategy failing badly (Los Angeles, CA): Anti-gang legislation and police crackdowns are failing so badly that they are strengthening the criminal organizations and making U.S. cities more dangerous, according to a report being released Wednesday.
Source: ABC News    Date: July 18, 2007

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Yakima latest Washington town to ban membership in street gangs (Yakima, WA): A divided City Council has made Yakima the biggest municipality in the state to prohibit membership in street gangs.
Source: The Olympian    Date: July 18, 2007

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Gang crime surging in Valley (Los Angeles, CA): Gang crime in the San Fernando Valley has jumped almost 15 percent since the start of the year, despite a highly publicized effort by Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to aggressively crack down on street gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 18, 2007

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Ogden City Council passes anti-gang ordinances (Ogden, UT): The Ogden City Council has approved a series of anti-gang ordinances. Approved last night, the laws are aimed at making it harder for street gangs to recruit by clamping down on loitering.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: July 18, 2007

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Homicide rates decline in the Southland (Los Angeles, CA): Southern California law enforcement officials, who started the year fearing a surge in gang crime, have reached midyear with a major drop in homicides, according to crime statistics released Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 18, 2007

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Social programs to combat gangs seen as more effective than police (Washington, DC): When it comes to fighting gangs, there's the New York City approach, and there's the Los Angeles approach, according to the Justice Policy Institute. And one statistic dramatizes the difference: Two years ago, Los Angeles police reported 11,402 gang-related crimes; New York police, 520.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 18, 2007

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