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New gangs bring new threats (New Orleans, LA): An assistant criminal justice professor at the University of Lousiana-Monroe says Hurricane Katrina changed the power structure of street gangs in the New Orleans area.
Source: The News Star    Date: September 30, 2007

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Gang charges tell tale of violence (Wichita, KS): The police assault launched on the Crips gang in the past year is documented in vivid detail in federal indictments made public last week.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: September 30, 2007

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Hybrid gang violence sweeps nation Gangs terrorize Middle America (Las Vegas, NV): In May 2005, gang members opened fire on each other from opposite sides of the Las Vegas Strip, wounding three innocent bystanders. Months later, a 16-year-old gang banger trying to make a name for himself, shot three people in four days. Last year, gang members yelling Squad-Up — the name of their group — opened fire in a gated community.
Source: Inside Bay Area    Date: September 30, 2007

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New gang team starts strong (Adelanto, CA): The Victor Valley’s newest gang team began their most recent assignment this week, arresting nine people during a probation and parole sweep Friday night, officials said.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: September 30, 2007

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South side shooting, gang detectives investigating (Tucson, AZ): "First we heard one shot, after that we heard a couple of rounds going." It wasn't the wake up call this neighbor was expecting. For her safety, she asked us not to show her face or say her name.
Source: KOLD 13 News    Date: September 30, 2007

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Bicyclist killed in drive-by attack (Monterey County, CA): A 23-year-old man was gunned down Friday afternoon in an East Salinas drive-by shooting that police are investigating as gang-related.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 29, 2007

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Cops nab suspected gang chief (Forest Hills, MA): A suspect police say is a major player in one of the Hub’s most notorious gangs has been collared after a man was blasted in a daylight drive-by shooting in Forest Hills yesterday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: September 28, 2007

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Raids hit gangs in three cities (Springfield, MA) : In a crackdown on members of two street gangs, FBI agents and police officers raided a series of homes early yesterday morning and arrested eight people accused of dealing cocaine.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 28, 2007

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Big drop in homicides in L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles has seen a significant decline in homicides so far this year -- including a 50% drop in killings in some South L.A. neighborhoods, such as Watts -- as police embarked on a new strategy involving asking ex-gang members to help prevent violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 28, 2007

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Gang grant OK'd (Pittsfield, MA): The City Council last night approved the Pittsfield Police Department's acceptance of a $25,334 federal grant to prevent gang crime in the city.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 27, 2007

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Burlco receives grant for anti-gang task force (Burlington County, NJ): Burlington County accepted a $542,000 federal grant Wednesday to combat gang activity and respond to gang-related incidents.
Source: Courier-Post    Date: September 27, 2007

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Jackson Hts. slay linked to feuding gangs: Cops (Jackson Heights, NY): The murder of a Corona man earlier this month was gang-related, the commanding officer of the 110th Precinct told a community council meeting last week.
Source: TimesLedger    Date: September 27, 2007

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Police target S. Florida's Haitian gangs (Miami, FL): Automatic weapons. Rule by committee. Power-bestowing amulets. And extreme violence. These are some of the features that police say distinguish Haitian gangs from other criminal groups in South Florida's tide of youth violence.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: September 26, 2007

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Immigration officials say roundup nets 34 gang members (Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN): Thirty-four illegal immigrants with gang ties were arrested in the Twin Cities and three rural communities during a weeklong sweep, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 26, 2007

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Violent crime up in city, county (Greensboro, NC): Violent crime rates rose across the city and county in 2006, according to reports released this week by the FBI. Greensboro saw an overall 6 percent increase from 2005 in violent crime figures, which include homicides, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assaults. There were 2,062 reports.
Source: News-Record    Date: September 26, 2007

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Big bust in gang activity (Oklahoma City, OK): Officials with the Oklahoma City Police and the Oklahoma County District Attorney's office announced Wednesday they have charged eight men in a racketeering case.
Source: KSBI-TV 52 News    Date: September 26, 2007

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As gangs get squeezed, younger kids are joining (Minneapolis, MN): One of the teenagers arrested in the shooting of 12-year-old Vernice Hall in north Minneapolis was almost a victim himself. About 11 p.m. Sunday, a day after the girl was shot in the head, a group of people in a Honda fired a shot at the 17-year-old as he stood at 6th and Newton Avenues N.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 25, 2007

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Gang czar appeals to religious for help (Porter Ranch, CA): City leaders challenged the faith-based community Tuesday to spearhead efforts to turn young people away from gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: September 25, 2007

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HPD launches gang-prevention program in schools (Houston, TX): At 13 years old, Caleb Hunt has already felt pressure to join a gang. "I've had to run from them before, and I've seen them beat people up," said the seventh-grader at Sharpstown Middle School.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 25, 2007

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County Council creates crime unit to target street gangs (King County, WA): A special crime-fighting unit will be set up by the King County sheriff to target street gangs, the County Council decided Monday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: September 24, 2007

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