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Sebastian wants help deterring gang action (Sebastian, FL): Police Chief Jim Davis said that while gang activity in the city seems to have slowed, he's hoping residents will help wipe it out.
Source: TCPalm    Date: January 16, 2007

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City's gang problem differs (Durham, NC): Early findings from a $60,000 study indicate that Durham's gang problems may differ in two key ways from those in cities of similar geographical size and population.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: January 14, 2007

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Graffiti grows as costly nuisance for Nashville (Nashville, TN): The writing's on the wall. And on the bridge. On the boxcars in the rail yard. And your neighbor's garage. And all over the Wedgewood Avenue exit sign on Interstate 65. Graffiti scrawl is sprawling across Nashville.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: January 14, 2007

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Police send letter to gang members in E. Oregon (Ontario, OR): Ontario police will send letters to people they view as criminal gang members, letting them know they're on to them. If suspected members want to contest the accusation, the letter tells them how.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 14, 2007

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Anti-gang plan faces key hurdles (Los Angeles, CA): The proposed push to attack Los Angeles gang crime seems straightforward enough: increase the police presence, broaden gang injunctions, start issuing "stay away" orders for hot spots and target the city's top 10 havoc-wreaking gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 14, 2007

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LA gets tough with gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Amid soaring gang violence, Los Angeles city and county officials are preparing this week to launch a coordinated attack aimed at beefing up anti-gang efforts in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 14, 2007

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Police attempt new tack against gang crime wave (Manatee County, FL): Frustrated with the old way of battling the gang problem in Manatee County, the sheriff's office is taking to a new plan, one it hopes will move the county's more than 400 suspected gang members off the streets and into prison.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 14, 2007

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16 linked to gang accused of selling drugs (Humboldt Park, IL): A West Side drug sting netted 16 gang members alleged to have been dealing fentanyl-laced heroin, police said Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 13, 2007

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Two members charged in officer's slaying (Oceanside, CA): Police say they may seek a new gang injunction after two teenage gang members have been charged with the Dec. 20 murder of Officer Dan Bessant.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 13, 2007

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Deputies grapple with 2006's spike in gang-related killings (Los Angeles County, CA): For the sheriff's Industry Station, 2006 was a year of murder. The station reported 31 homicides for the year, 24 of them gang-related. That put the station third in gang slayings behind crime-infested areas patrolled by the sheriff's Compton and Century stations.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: January 12, 2007

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Almost 30 members of Latin Kings gang behind bars (Houston, TX): Two dozen gang members have pleaded guilty to crimes like murder, organized crime, drugs and use of stolen weapons. It's the result of a three year investigation by the Houston Police Department and a big blow to one of the most dangerous gangs in the country.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: January 12, 2007

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State lawmakers to tackle expanding gang fears (Tallahassee, FL): In the wake of a series of gang-related killings in Palm Beach County, including the death of an 8-month-old Hobe Sound boy in a drive-by shooting in Riviera Beach, Florida lawmakers said this week they intend to crack down on the state's escalating gang activities.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: January 12, 2007

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Crackdown on gangs brings unit to Moreno Valley (Moreno Valley, CA): The Riverside County Sheriff's Department gang task force unit that just began working in Moreno Valley will boost the city's efforts to crack down on gang violence, the city's police chief said.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: January 11, 2007

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43 alleged gang members indicted in Cleveland (Cleveland, OH): Forty-three people accused of being gang members who sold cocaine and terrorized a Cleveland neighborhood have been indicted in an 18-month investigation, the top federal prosecutor in northern Ohio said Wednesday.
Source: Coshocton Tribune    Date: January 11, 2007

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Raids target new gangs, seize guns (San Bernardino County, CA): Police hit back Wednesday at local gangs that started out as groups of kids throwing parties. An early morning raid conducted by agencies from throughout San Bernardino County netted 10 arrests and 12 guns, Lt. Kathy Thompson said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: January 11, 2007

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21 linked to Dorchester gang charged with drug dealing (Dorchester, MA): A crackdown on Dorchester's Greenwood Street gang by Boston police and federal agents led to charges yesterday against 21 people, including three juveniles, for allegedly selling crack cocaine, law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 11, 2007

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Youths charged with robbing man at gunpoint (Anchorage, AK): A group of young boys, including one who is 12, drove up to a pedestrian and robbed him at gunpoint Tuesday night while cruising an East Anchorage street in a stolen car, Anchorage police said.
Source: Anchorage Daily News    Date: January 11, 2007

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Cops, neighbors huddle on crime (Tarzana, CA): In an attempt to crack down on escalating gang crime in the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere in the city, Los Angeles police are appealing to community leaders to help fill the gaps in crime-fighting.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 10, 2007

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Federal authorities indict gang members on racketeering charges (Nashville, TN): Tenn. Federal prosecutors in Nashville announced today that 13 alleged members of a national street gang have been indicted on racketeering charges for their involvement in the murders of rival gang members.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News    Date: January 10, 2007

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LA shifts tactics against gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles' top law enforcement officials have agreed on a new attack on gang violence, one that focuses more enforcement on smaller neighborhood gangs and uses a new legal tool tried last year on skid row.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 10, 2007

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