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Police make record gang bust (Nashville, TN): A meeting of a gang called the Crips in East Nashville led to the arrest of nearly a dozen people. Metro Police called it the largest bust involving gang-related crime in the city's history.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: March 7, 2006

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Gang activity a growing problem in the Valley (Palm Springs, CA): Gangs are a growing problem here in the desert and many are from the LA area. Police say gang members are here, recruiting local teenagers to join their groups.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: March 7, 2006

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Three jailed, teen critical in shooting on Alameda (El Paso, TX): Three people were arrested by police on Monday in connection with a gang-related shooting that sent a 17-year-old male to the hospital the night before with a shotgun wound to the abdomen.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 7, 2006

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Aiken keeps watch on gangs (Aiken, SC): Spray-painted in great, fancy detail on the side of a now-defunct Kmart is decoration that the building's designers never intended.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: March 6, 2006

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Girl stabbed four times in gang-related attack (Salt Lake City, UT): A 14-year-old girl was listed in serious condition Sunday night after she was stabbed in the back four times in a gang-related attack.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 6, 2006

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Teenager's fatal shooting believed gang-related (Chicago, IL): A 17-year-old was shot to death on the West Side of Chicago late Saturday night, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 6, 2006

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Teens arrested in 'rampage' involving car break-ins (Kernersville, NC): Seven teenagers were arrested Sunday following a "rampage" involving car-break-ins, according to Kernersville police Chief Neal Stockton.
Source: News & Record    Date: March 6, 2006

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Curfew looms for Waynesboro teens (Waynesboro, VA): The long arm of the law just got a little longer in Waynesboro, at least if you happen to be younger than 17. A new curfew takes effect March 10 after City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance Monday night that imposes restrictions on juveniles during the early morning hours.
Source: The Daily News Leader     Date: March 4, 2006

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Shooting rattles carnival revelers (Las Cruces, NM): Bystanders, including parents and their children, stood behind the police line as officers from the Las Cruces Police Department searched for information on the shooting of a Hispanic man who was shot in the parking lot of the carnival on the corner of North Solano Drive and East Hadley Avenue on Friday night.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: March 4, 2006

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Crime: 'Netbangers,' Beware (Washington, DC): With a seasoned cop's knowing eye, Lake Worth, Fla., police agent Brian Hermanson cruised recently through some known gang hangouts.
Source: Newsweek    Date: March 4, 2006

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Assembly weighing an array of measures on gangs (Richmond, VA): The General Assembly is considering legislation that proponents say would help authorities to crack down on gang activity in Northern Virginia.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 2, 2006

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ATF: Gang fugitive arrested (Akron, OH): An Akron man believed to be a member of the notorious "Hilltop Crips" street gang was arrested today when he arrived for a scheduled county court date by the ATF and the Akron Police following his federal indictment for alleged gun and drug crimes.
Source: Press Release    Date: March 2, 2006

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Landmark Middle School has program to curb gang activity (Jacksonville, FL): Community leaders say they don't care if police classify them as "wanna-be's" or the real thing, the bottom line is gangs are in Jacksonville, they're dangerous, and they could be in close contact with your kids.
Source: WAWS Fox 30 News    Date: March 2, 2006

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Man wounded in early morning shooting (Pueblo, CO): Police are investigating an early morning shooting that injured one man on the South Side. James Wambolt, 21, was hit twice by bullets that traveled through a wall and a stuffed chair as he sat in it at about 3:25 a.m.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: March 2, 2006

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Decatur suspect sought here (Decatur, IL): Authorities late Tuesday called off their search of the Springfield area for a 32-year-old man suspected of shooting up a Decatur bar early Monday, hitting a bystander in the leg.
Source: The State Journal-Register    Date: March 1, 2006

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Kids report gang, possible gun incident near school (Aurora, IL): Aurora police are adding patrols near a west side middle school after four students told police two males in a car flashed gang signs and possibly a handgun at them Tuesday morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 1, 2006

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Sheriff's deputy struck by BB pellet (Tampa, FL): One week after a gang-related shooting that left two dead in the Town 'N Country area, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy was shot by a BB gun while tending to a traffic violation on Waters Avenue.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: March 1, 2006

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Suspected gang members, illegal aliens detained (Orangeburg, SC): Seven suspected gang members are in custody and face deportation after they were arrested in Orangeburg this week.
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: February 28, 2006

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Bluffs chief says graffiti isn't a sign of a growing gang problem (Council Bluffs, IA): The Bluffs police chief said the city continues to deal with gangs, but his department doesn't consider it a growing problem.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 28, 2006

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Taggers defacing Azusa property at alarming rate (Azusa, CA): The city will ratchet up efforts to catch and convict taggers in response to vandalism of nearly 1,000 sites over the past six months.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: February 28, 2006

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