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Officials form gang task force (Monroe, LA): Pictures on the Internet tell a tale woven with guns, mug shots and violence. Teenagers as young as 14 brandish firearms in pictures posted on MySpace and use expletives to talk about their "rivals" in other neighborhoods.
Source: The News-Star    Date: April 27, 2008

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13-year-old charged with being street gang member (Hampton, VA): A 13-year-old from Hampton has been charged with being a member of the street gang the Bloods.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 26, 2008

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Manchester high assault may have been gang-related (Manchester, CT): The condition of a Manchester High School student severely injured in an assault in school improved Friday as police investigated the possibility that the clash between students was gang-related.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: April 26, 2008

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Cops to get rifles to compete with gangs (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police officers will soon be equipped with M4 carbines to match the firepower of the street gangs they're up against, under a policy change in the works to stop the bloodshed on the city's streets.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 26, 2008

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Yonkers police reject rumors of gang gathering at abandoned power plant (Yonkers, NY): Police are denying statements that an abandoned electric plant by the Hudson River attracted 300 gang members recently for initiation beatings and sex.
Source: The Journal News    Date: April 25, 2008

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Four Orange County SWAT teams arrest 33 in drug bust (Orange County, FL): Apopka-area drug users might find cocaine a little harder to come by after the arrests of suspected dealers.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: April 25, 2008

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Tagging crew raising havoc (Baldwin Park, CA): The slaying of a man and his son near their Downing Avenue home in November led authorities to take a tougher stance on a local tagging crew.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: April 25, 2008

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Graffiti ordinance showing results (Lafayette, IN): For about a year, Lafayette resident Mike Koning has traveled the city, seeking out graffiti and then painting over it. But he has had a lot less to do in the past couple of months.
Source: Journal & Courier    Date: April 25, 2008

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Police to revise informant policy after gang charges dropped (Tampa, FL): The Tampa Police Department has proposed substantially changing the way it handles confidential informants after one informant's actions unraveled a high-profile prosecution of the Latin Kings street gang.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: April 25, 2008

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Four arrests in Cambodian New Year gang shooting that left father dead (Modesto, CA): A surge of tips from Modesto's Cambodian commu-nity helped a law enforcement task force find and arrest four people suspected in the shooting death of a 48-year-old Long Beach man who was hit by stray gangland gunfire last week.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: April 24, 2008

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Anti-gang initiative heads for ballot (Fresno, CA): A group of local supporters of an anti-gang initiative said Thursday that nearly 800,000 signatures have been collected statewide to place the measure on the November election ballot.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: April 24, 2008

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Gang ‘sweep’ brings multiple agencies to town (Fallbrook, CA): Members of Fallbrook’s only documented street gang, the Varrio Fallbrook Lobos (VFL), were caught off-guard Friday, April 11, when a surprise operation involving multiple law enforcement agencies took place here.
Source: The Fallbrook Village News    Date: April 24, 2008

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'Young Guns' are growing threat in two violent street gangs (Port Arthur, TX): They're young, armed and dangerous, and Port Arthur Police say the people in two gangs are the city's most violent because they equate guns with power and are always looking to expand their arsenal.
Source: KFDM 6 News    Date: April 24, 2008

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Anti-gangs bill may yet draw ACLU action (Tallahassee, FL): Bipartisan anti-gang legislation is cruising through the legislature with virtually no opposition, even from civil liberties groups.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: April 23, 2008

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Bill bars gangs from 'safety zones' (Boston, MA): Gang members seen talking to one another or standing together on public property could be fined or jailed under a new bill being pushed in the Legislature and supported by some prosecutors and Boston police.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 23, 2008

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Youth centers win good reviews (West Palm Beach, FL): A surge in youth gun and gang violence from 2000 to 2004 led Palm Beach County commissioners to set aside $2 million to build five youth centers as part of a countywide prevention effort.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: April 23, 2008

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Police say gang member, two others attack three Princeton students (Princeton, NJ): Police say a member of the Bloods street gang and two others beat three Princeton University students at a party on the Ivy League campus.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 23, 2008

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Graffiti may be in response to Orland fatal shooting (Orland, CA): Police said graffiti found in two very public places Tuesday morning is gang-related, and may be in response to the fatal shooting of a Sacramento man in Orland Monday morning.
Source: Enterprise-Record    Date: April 23, 2008

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Man killed, teen wounded in gang-related attacks on West Side (Chicago, IL): A man was killed and a teenager critically wounded late Tuesday in separate gang-related shootings on Chicago's West Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 23, 2008

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Ex-producer of 'Gangstas' calls anti-gang bill unfair (Tallahassee, FL): The former producer of the popular Gangstas-N-Thugs series says new anti-gang legislation could unfairly target videos that are not connected with gangs.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: April 23, 2008

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