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Four arrested in gang brawl, more arrests expected (Manchester, CT): Police have arrested several teenagers on charges related to a gang brawl on Knighton Street two weeks ago that involved around 20 people and sent one to the hospital with stab wounds.
Source: Journal Inquirer    Date: May 4, 2007

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Monitoring Fresno gang members with Global Positioning Systems (Fresno, CA): Since last November, the Fresno police department has been on a mission to shut down the Fresno bulldog street gang.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: May 4, 2007

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Just how big is gang problem in Duval? (Jacksonville, FL): When six people were shot in a drive-by shooting in the Talleyrand neighborhood, the first thing Mary McAllister brought up was gangs.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: May 4, 2007

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Boys hit in gang rite (New Braunfels, TX): A gang initiation in a school bathroom — filmed by two students with cell phone cameras — has led to suspensions for a group of middle school boys this week, with criminal charges pending, officials said.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: May 4, 2007

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Police: Arrests don't signal gang organizing in Austin (Austin, TX): Austin police have arrested four men suspected of being members of the violent MS-13 gang during the past two years, including one charged last week with robbing and killing an 18-year-old man as he walked through a parking lot with his father.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: May 3, 2007

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L.A. mayor's anti-gang plan flawed, consultant says (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's anti-gang plan contains flaws that may jeopardize its ability to keep young people out of trouble, a consultant hired by the city warned Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 3, 2007

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Gang activity in Provo area poses increasing problem (Provo, UT): In March of 2006, the beating of a 14-year-old boy in central Provo had police and school officials worried about what appeared to be a comeback in gang activity.
Source: BYU NewsNet    Date: May 3, 2007

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Albany lawmen raid suspected gang homes (Albany, GA): A war on gangs is going on in Albany. Cops raided the homes of nine gang members Thursday morning. Dozens of officers rushed into houses from one end of the city to the other.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: May 3, 2007

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LAPD arrest fourth "most wanted" gang member (Los Angeles, CA) : A fourth gang member on the Los Angeles Police Department's "Most Wanted" gang members list was under arrest today, and another gang member was added to the list.
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News    Date: May 3, 2007

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Officials worry shooting could escalate gang warfare (Columbia, TN): Officials fear the shooting death of a suspected gang leader near Columbia may spark retaliation. Investigators with the Maury County Sheriff's Office said Nate Lipscomb, 32, was fatally wounded when he was shot at a backyard barbeque Saturday.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: May 3, 2007

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Council to tackle gang problem (Baltimore, MD): A rising tide of gang violence brought concerned residents to a City Council hearing Wednesday in hopes of finding a way to solve what they say is a growing problem.
Source: Baltimore Examiner    Date: May 3, 2007

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Police investigate gang ties to shots fired (Duncan, OK): An incident in which shots were fired at Douglass Park Wednesday night were gang-related, said Duncan police, but no one was injured as the two shots appeared to be intended to intimidate, and were fired into the ground rather than at a person.
Source: The Duncan Banner    Date: May 3, 2007

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Graffiti drops off after police, citizens unite (Cornelius, OR): Since neighborhood activists and police have teamed up to stop gang-related vandalism in Cornelius, arrests have increased and graffiti incidents have dropped almost 30 percent.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: May 3, 2007

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Police to 'wage war' on gangs after melees (Santa Fe, NM): It started over a 14-year-old girl. Now, the gang-related tit-for-tat between children of established local residents and children of immigrants has left two teens with gunshot wounds and at least three others with stab wounds, police said Wednesday.
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican    Date: May 3, 2007

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17 indicted in US, state crackdown on Lynn gang (Lynn, MA): Seventeen members and associates of a gang that allegedly terrorized the city of Lynn with drive-by shootings, home invasions, and witness intimidation were indicted yesterday on federal and state drug trafficking and gun charges that could put some of them behind bars for life, according to law enforcement officials.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 3, 2007

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Gangs experts warn parents to remain vigilant (Rockland, NY): As part of his presentation on gangs in Rockland, Jim Behrens showed photos of gang graffiti in the village. Within seconds, several people at last night's meeting began talking among themselves, identifying the buildings that were marked by local street gangs.
Source: The Journal News    Date: May 3, 2007

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Seeking answers on gang activity (Richland County, SC): A joint study by USC and Benedict College will try to pin-point where gang activity is occurring in Richland County, who’s involved, what resources are available to help and which approach is best suited to stem the rising tide of violence.
Source: The State    Date: May 2, 2007

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LA and El Salvador act over gang crime (Los Angeles, CA): The mayor of Los Angeles is forming a cross-border alliance with the president of El Salvador as part of a broader initiative to combat the gang violence that is costing the US city an estimated $2bn a year.
Source: The Financial Times Ltd.    Date: May 2, 2007

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County making dent on gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): Since San Bernardino County starting cracking down on gangs in 2005, the latest numbers show the county has begun making a dent in the gang population, District Attorney Michael A. Ramos said Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: May 1, 2007

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Gangs become priority for mayor (Albuquerque, NM): In mid-April, Mayor Martin Chavez dismissed reports that gang activity in Albuquerque had escalated into a war, having become increasingly violent since 2003.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune    Date: May 1, 2007

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