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47 seized in massive Riverside County gang sweep (Rubidoux, CA): Forty-seven people were arrested in a sweep targeting two Riverside County gangs that authorities said were involved in four homicides in the past 18 months, officials said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 1, 2007

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Chief: gang-related crimes drop in 'hot spot' neighborhood (Fitchburg, MA): Offenses that often relate to gang activity -- assault, burglary, vandalism, disorderly conduct, narcotics and weapons law violations -- have declined slightly in the area surrounding Elm Street, Police Chief Edward Cronin said Wednesday.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: March 1, 2007

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L.A. gang member on Top 10 most wanted list captured (Los Angeles, CA): An 18th Street gang member on Los Angeles' Top 10 most wanted list of gangsters has been captured in Guatemala, authorities said Wednesday, the same day they announced that a recent crackdown on gangs has yielded more than 200 arrests in the San Fernando Valley and South L.A.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 1, 2007

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Riverside officials arrest 39 in gang crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): A crackdown Wednesday on two feuding gangs netted 39 arrests and let gang members know the sheriff's department means business, said Riverside County Sheriff Bob Doyle.
Source: KNBC 4 News    Date: February 28, 2007

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State proposals to stop gang violence (Fresno, CA): A crackdown on gangs tonight in California -- the push coming from Republican lawmakers who say they have a plan to curb street violence.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 28, 2007

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Young gangsters turn into horse whisperers (Marshall, NC): At home, he was a young initiate into gang life. In prison, he confronted staff with sharp words or sullen silence. On a horse farm in Madison County, he is a 16-year-old philosopher.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: February 28, 2007

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Judge grants an injunction against L.A. street gang (Los Angeles, CA): Reaching a grim milestone, city prosecutors announced Tuesday that they have obtained a permanent court injunction against their 50th Los Angeles street gang, this time the 300-member Highland Park gang, which allegedly uses violence to protect a major drug sales operation specializing in methamphetamine.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 28, 2007

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House sets gang penalties (Santa Fe, NM): The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill that increases prison sentences for gang-related crimes.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: February 28, 2007

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FBI helps target gangs (Sacramento, CA): With deadly violence continuing to erupt in the Sacramento region, the FBI is funding a special task force of federal and local agents to target the growing street gang population in south Sacramento and Elk Grove, officials revealed Tuesday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 28, 2007

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Injunctions target street gang members (Vista, CA): A Superior Court judge Wednesday approved two preliminary injunctions that will target more than 100 members of rival street gangs in Escondido, the largest injunctions of their kind in the county, officials said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 28, 2007

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White Center gang unit sought (King County, WA): A petition campaign to ask the King County Council to provide funds for a King County Sheriff's gang unit is underway.
Source: West Seattle Herald    Date: February 27, 2007

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West Palm Beach OKs street gang 'safe zone' ordinance (West Palm Beach, FL): The City Commission unanimously voted Monday to amend a city ordinance to include the police proposal of the Criminal Street Gang Prevention Ordinance.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 27, 2007

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Sacramento police target gangs after weekend shootings (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento police are strengthening their gang-enforcement division after a series of shootings killed one and injured five last weekend. "We can't let this go unanswered," City Manager Ray Kerridge said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 27, 2007

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Police: Charlotte gang membership up, members linked to crimes (Charlotte, NC): A report by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said officers documented 1,830 gang members in the metropolitan area last year, though three more members probably exist for every one identified.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: February 27, 2007

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Judge upholds Escondido's anti-gang order (Escondido, CA): A judge upheld an order that prohibits about 50 alleged gang members from making gang hand signs and wearing certain clothing in parts of the city of Escondido.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: February 27, 2007

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Valley caught in crossfire (San Fernando Valley, CA): Gang violence continued unabated in the San Fernando Valley over a bloody weekend that claimed one life, left three teenagers wounded and put the city's latest anti-gang effort to the test.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 27, 2007

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Police to unveil strategy for stopping gangs (Charlotte, NC): Police say there are about 1,400 gang members in Charlotte and as the numbers grow, the members are getting younger and younger.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: February 27, 2007

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Jail photographing tattoos to track gang activity (Covington, KY): A northern Kentucky jail is photographing inmates' tattoos in an effort to track and suppress gang activity.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: February 26, 2007

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The front line in a gang war (Rural Colleton County, SC): Sheriff's deputy Theron Grant watched a pair of headlights flash from deep inside the dense woods, arcing through the frosty darkness that had settled over the countryside.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: February 26, 2007

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Federal, local officials discuss rise in gang activity (Seattle, WA): Not only tougher enforcement, but more intervention will be needed to combat the growth in local gang activity, a group of police and community leaders told U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell Monday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: February 26, 2007

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