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Dealing with gangs (South Carolina): Law enforcement officials across the state say the issue of gangs is closed: They're here. The next question is what to do about it.
Source: The Herald    Date: March 4, 2007

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Bills would close gang loopholes (Lancaster, CA): A crime-bill package announced by Republican state lawmakers last week includes provisions that its proponents say would close legal loopholes allowing criminal street gangs to exploit the juvenile justice system.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: March 4, 2007

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Virginia Beach gangs up on gang activities (Virginia Beach, VA): For the past year, the Virginia Beach Gang Strategy Task Force has worked on a plan to curtail growing gang activity.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: March 4, 2007

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Youth gang reflects shift in origins, membership (Montgomery County, MD): Residents along Bel Pre Road just west of Georgia Avenue in Montgomery County were complaining to police last week about youths throwing ice chunks at cars and stealing fire extinguishers. By last Saturday, police say, the group had graduated to greater violence: Three people were stabbed, two critically.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 3, 2007

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21-year-old man fatally shot in gang-related fight (Houston, TX): A 21-year-old man was fatally shot outside a west Houston strip center Friday night after a gang-related altercation, Houston Police Department officials said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 3, 2007

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L.A. to boost jobs for young people as part of anti-gang effort, mayor says (Los Angeles, CA): After huddling with visiting U.S. Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales on efforts to keep kids out of gangs, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Friday that the city would increase dramatically the number of jobs offered to young people this year, to 10,000 — four times the number provided two years ago.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 3, 2007

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Police say gang-tag vandalism likely work of kids (Iowa City, IA): Police said juveniles are likely behind what appears to be gang-related graffiti that has popped up this week on more than a dozen businesses and homes in east Iowa City.
Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen    Date: March 2, 2007

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Suspect: Gang chief ordered guns theft (Manchester, NH): A Manchester man told police he was forced to steal guns in a burglary or endure a severe beating by fellow gang members that could have killed him, according to court records filed yesterday.
Source: The Union Leader    Date: March 2, 2007

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Two injured, six arrested in school brawl (Buffalo, NY): A feud between gangs ignited a brawl Thursday afternoon at Burgard Vocational High School, sending two students to the hospital and six to the Erie County Holding Center, Buffalo police said.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: March 2, 2007

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Lawmakers want gang crackdown in county (Ocean County, NJ): As law enforcement agencies across the area begin to amp up crackdowns on illegal gang operations in Ocean County, a trio of state lawmakers want to stiffen penalties for people who recruit new gang members.
Source: Ocean County Observer    Date: March 2, 2007

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Pomona gang targeted in sweep on drug ring (Pomona, CA): Sheriff's deputies swept through the High Desert early Thursday to strike a blow against collaborating drug-trafficking gangs, especially focusing on activities of a longtime Bloods gang from Pomona.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: March 2, 2007

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11 youths arrested in gang stabbings (Wheaton and Aspen Hill, MD): Eleven young gang members, including a 12-year-old, are facing attempted murder charges in connection with a rampage in Wheaton and Aspen Hill on Saturday that ended with a mentally challenged Silver Spring man being beaten and stabbed, Montgomery County police said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 2, 2007

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Deputies arrest last of 9 reputed gang members (Manatee, FL): The last of nine reputed gang members facing racketeering charges for their involvement in multiple crimes, was arrested late Thursday evening at Los Primos, formerly Mi Casa, in the 5700 block of 15th Street East, authorities said.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: March 2, 2007

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Police, schools team up to fight student gangs in Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA): Students at Cradock Middle School soon will get extensive training in gang awareness. The middle school is the first Portsmouth school to accept the offer of the Police Department's gang task force to educate children, not just teachers and administrators.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: March 2, 2007

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Armed gangs targeted (Sacramento County, CA): Describing armed gang members as the "single greatest threat to the citizens of Sacramento County," District Attorney Jan Scully announced a new unit Thursday dedicated to prosecuting armed felons.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: March 2, 2007

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Rancho Cordova moves to keep local gangs in line (Sacramento, CA): Rancho Cordova is avoiding the day-to-day gang violence that is plaguing other Sacramento-area communities, and local officials want to keep it that way.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: March 1, 2007

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Caldwell gang arrest uses new law (Caldwell, ID): Caldwell Police have put an alleged gang recruiter behind bars thanks to a new state law that makes such activity illegal.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: March 1, 2007

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LAPD top 10 suspect nabbed (North Hollywood, CA): A third Valley gang member joined the LAPD's top 10 Most Wanted gangster list Wednesday after another most wanted suspect was nabbed in Central America and shipped back to a U.S. jail.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: March 1, 2007

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Biddeford Police foil 'gang' leader's plans to wreak havoc in the city (Biddeford, ME): This week, Biddeford police arrested a Foss Street man who threatened to kidnap the mayor, shoot up city hall and firebomb the police station, all in the name of forming a street gang.
Source: keepMEcurrent    Date: March 1, 2007

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Anti-gang bills flood Capitol (Sacramento, CA): Republican lawmakers unveiled a series of anti-gang bills Wednesday they hope will help stem a rising tide of gang violence in California, but the legislation faces an uncertain future in the Legislature.
Source: The Record    Date: March 1, 2007

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