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New options for fighting N.C. gangs? (Charlotte, NC): Leaders from across the state gathered in Charlotte Thursday night, seeking input for legislation to combat the state's growing gang problem.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: April 11, 2008

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Police meet with parents to heighten awareness of rising gang activity (Macon, GA): Gangs aren't new to Macon. Most of the people who attended the Macon police gang awareness seminar at City Hall on Thursday night seemed to know that.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: April 11, 2008

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Gang forum follows shooting (Lowell, MA): Even as Lowell Police Superintendent Ken Lavallee spoke at a community forum last night about the strides the department has made in curbing gang violence, officers were investigating a drive-by, possibly gang-related shooting earlier in the day that left one man wounded.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 11, 2008

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Parents fight over which gang toddler should join (Commerce City, CO): A couple fighting about which gang their 4-year-old toddler should join caused a public disturbance that resulted in the father's arrest, Commerce City police said Thursday.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS    Date: April 10, 2008

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Lawmakers target top thugs (Concord, NH): Gang leaders would face longer sentences for their crimes under a bill that won the endorsement of a House committee yesterday.
Source: Concord Monitor    Date: April 10, 2008

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Three arrested after alleged gang fight (Gainesville, GA): Three members of the SUR-13 gang were arrested Wednesday after a fight between rival gangs, according to police.
Source: The Times    Date: April 10, 2008

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Unity sought on gang violence (Springfield, MA): Community activists and city officials yesterday called for a united effort to stop gang violence in the aftermath of gang-related fights erupting this week near a local elementary school.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 10, 2008

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Macon police keep gang database (Macon, GA): Items confiscated from gang members, some coded in their own language, line offices of the Macon Police Department. "B.F.G.C.," Lt. Carl Fletcher says pointing to a baseball cap.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: April 9, 2008

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Police say Abington man with gang ties will be deported (Abington, MA): Police and immigration officials say they have thwarted an apparent attempt by a member of the violent street gang MS-13 to gain a foothold in Abington.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: April 9, 2008

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Two middle school students beaten with lacrosse sticks (Baltimore, MD): Two West Baltimore Middle School students were beaten with lacrosse sticks yesterday by a group of fellow students who asked the pair whether they were in a gang, the chief of the city schools police said.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: April 9, 2008

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Fugitive gang leader linked to former Chicago adlerman surrenders (Chicago, IL): The FBI says an alleged leader of the Black Disciples street gang has turned himself in after nearly four years as a fugitive.
Source: Fort Mill Times    Date: April 9, 2008

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Handshake a prelude to Visalia death (Visalia, CA): Gang members used a handshake to distract a Visalia teenager before shooting him point-blank in the head as he played football with other neighborhood children, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: April 9, 2008

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Mayor takes over gang fight (Los Angeles, CA): Faced with growing public pressure to quell gang violence in Los Angeles, the City Council signed off Wednesday on a plan to turn over all of the city's gang intervention and prevention programs to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for at least 18 months.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: April 9, 2008

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Los Angeles officials go to mat on gang plan (Los Angeles, CA): It could be a compromise or it could be a showdown today, when Los Angeles City Council leaders propose their version of how to reorganize gang intervention programs.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: April 8, 2008

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Spike in shootings prompts E. Palo Alto plan (Palo Alto, CA): A rash of shootings over the past week, including one Sunday night that stemmed from an argument over a cell phone, has prompted East Palo Alto police Chief Ron Davis to announce a fresh antiviolence initiative tonight.
Source: Inside Bay Area    Date: April 8, 2008

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Reno, Sparks police seek suspects in gang shootings (Reno, NV): Officers in Reno and Sparks say a woman was injured in a drive-by shooting that was gang related.
Source: KNTV 13 Action News    Date: April 8, 2008

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FBI, local agencies fight gangs (Boaz, AL): Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are working together to eliminate criminal gang activity in northeast Alabama through the FBI's new Safe Streets Task Force.
Source: The Huntsville Times    Date: April 8, 2008

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Murder rate tied to gangs (New Jersey): A new study for the first time confirms what many law enforcement officials have long felt: Street gangs are responsible for the rising homicide rate in New Jersey.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: April 8, 2008

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Victim's kin want LA police to hunt illegal immigrant gangs (Los Angeles, CA): The parents of a murdered high school football star urged passage Tuesday of a law requiring Los Angeles police to hunt down gang members who are illegal immigrants.
Source: The Examiner    Date: April 8, 2008

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Police report attack by gang (Lebanon, PA): A 14-year-old boy was struck by two BBs in what city police described as a “gang-related” attack at Lebanon Village on March 30.
Source: Lebanon Daily News    Date: April 8, 2008

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