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The myth and reality of the Broderick Boys (Sacramento, CA): Richard Trino Savala has tattoos on his left arm depicting an Aztec warrior, prison towers and "ENE XIV," a reference to the Norteños street gang.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 20, 2008

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Lawmakers ready to consider sweeping gang bill (Yakima, WA): Several communities in Eastern Washington's farm belt made headlines last year when they considered or adopted ordinances to outlaw gang membership in response to escalating crime, ranging from graffiti to murder.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 19, 2008

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Police arrest seven middle schoolers in robbery (Clearwater, FL): On a baseball field outside a Clearwater middle school, police arrested seven boys Thursday and charged them in a gang-related robbery the day before.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: January 18, 2008

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Testimony IDs suspect as gang member (Bradenton, FL): The jury scanned a board in the courtroom that displayed mug shots of 19 men, some with nicknames including "Loco," "Magoo" and "Pistol Pete" written below them.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 17, 2008

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Police arrest YouTube gangster (Miami, FL): A Miami-Dade gang leader gained momentary notoriety this week when he popped up in YouTube videos holding guns and taunting police to "come get some."
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: January 17, 2008

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Gang bill introduced in state legislature (Yakima, WA): A local legislator introduces a comprehensive bill to fight gangs in Washington State. The bill was put together based on recommendations from a statewide gang task force
Source: KNDO/KNDU News     Date: January 17, 2008

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Gang effort hailed (San Bernardino, CA): The state's anti-gang director praised Mayor Pat Morris' Operation Phoenix crime-fighting program on Thursday, calling it an innovative approach to tackling gangs and violence.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 17, 2008

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Multi-city approach helps York fight gangs (York, PA): Drug-dealing gangs have "exploited" the fact that police departments work within geographical boundaries, using highways such as Route 222 to ferry their product far and wide, according to U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: January 17, 2008

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Anti-graffiti camera system getting results (Montebello, CA): Even without all the cameras working at full capacity, the $836,000 surveillance system installed late last year is producing results, officials said Thursday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: January 17, 2008

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Whittier gets injunction against local gang (Whittier, CA): Members of the city's biggest gang can't bring weapons, throw gang signs, tag and loiter in a section of town they've historically claimed.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: January 17, 2008

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Officials call meeting about rising gang violence (Cape Charles, MD): Town officials in Cape Charles say gang violence is on the rise locally and are encouraging community leaders and residents to attend a Gang Summit today sponsored by the Cape Charles Police Department.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: January 17, 2008

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S. Sioux City foundation focused on breaking up gang lifestyle (Columbus, NE): Following the gang symposium last July, many people were asking, “Where do we go from here?”
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: January 17, 2008

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New program targets gangs, violence in S. Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA): Teen gangsters in South Philadelphia got a stern warning yesterday from Administrative Judge Kevin M. Dougherty: Land in court and expect to "kiss your mother goodbye" - because street violence will no longer be tolerated.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: January 17, 2008

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Gang marks appear in Louisa (Louisa County, VA): Graffiti taggings from gangs such as Crips, Bloods and MS-13 are showing up on Louisa County bridges and on the back of shopping centers.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: January 16, 2008

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Study: Fighting gangs requires funding (Bradenton, FL): Strengthening criminal statutes and eliminating loopholes. Making modest yet critical increases in funding to law enforcement and prosecutors.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 16, 2008

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Plan offers new 'hope' in fight against gangs in St. Lucie County (St. Lucie County, FL): An ambitious, far-reaching plan rolled out by the Executive Round Table of St. Lucie County is bringing some new ideas to combat an old problem: gangs
Source: Fort Pierce Tribune    Date: January 16, 2008

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Cops: Gangs targeted teen boy (Chicago, IL): Roky Uriostegui didn't want to be a gang member, and he didn't want to get beat up, either. So when the gangs at his high school last year harassed him, he transferred schools, instead.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 16, 2008

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Police seek help to combat increasing graffiti problem (Burley, ID): It’s as clear as the writing on the wall gang graffiti is on the rise in Burley and many community leaders along with business and home owners think its time to take back their turf.
Source: South Idaho Press    Date: January 15, 2008

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Gangs growing in Florida, report warns (Tallahassee, FL): The number of criminal gangs in Florida is growing, along with gang-related crime, according to a statewide report released Tuesday.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: January 15, 2008

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New way to fight gang crime (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is preparing to unveil a pilot program in which "all city departments" will focus on a defined area that engenders most of the city's gang violence, Police Chief Dan Ortega said Monday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 15, 2008

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