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Students suspended for MySpace gang poses Belleville (Belleville, MI): Internet posturing and bravado by gang-banger wannabes has run smack into zero tolerance of school officials.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: November 8, 2007

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Arizona's continued law enforcement action against violent street gangs (Phoenix, AZ): On November 7, 2007, gang members were once again the target of enforcement action as law enforcement agencies around the Phoenix metropolitan area and Pinal County arrested more than 20 gang members and associates.
Source: Media Newswire    Date: November 7, 2007

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Alleged vandals spray gang tags (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke police made rare daytime arrests of vandals defacing a building with gang graffiti because of an alert citizen. People normally wake up or arrive for work in the morning to find that their homes and businesses have been vandalized, police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: November 7, 2007

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Seven towns report gang activity (West Trenton, NJ): A recent State Police survey reports an increase in street gang activity in Cape May County since the last report was released in 2004.
Source: Cape May County Herald    Date: November 7, 2007

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Feds issue more indictments against infamous Atlanta gang (Atlanta, GA): Federal authorities have handed down another indictment against a local gang with ties to the hip-hop industry. Members face a new charge of transporting drugs around the country in secret compartments inside trucks.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: November 6, 2007

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Supervisors consider accepting federal grant for anti-gang operations (Riverside County, CA): The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday whether to accept a $436,239 federal grant intended to boost the sheriff's department's anti-gang operations.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 6, 2007

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Police get tough on gangs (Phoenix, AZ): The window tint was way too dark. But it wasn't until police pulled over the Chevy Impala that they found what they were really looking for: gangsters.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: November 5, 2007

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Racketeering laws hit local gangs (Manatee County, FL): They've been used for more than three decades to cripple the Mafia, corrupt labor unions and other organized crime. Now, Manatee County is using them to fight criminal street gangs - and the entire state is watching.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: November 4, 2007

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Gangland in Las Vegas, rule by fear (Las Vegas, NV): More than 300 criminal gangs with nearly 8,000 members are on the streets of Southern Nevada, but these aren't the same one-dimensional gangsters we've heard about on the news for so many years.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: November 3, 2007

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Hybrid gangs harder for police to track (Las Vegas, NV): In May, 2005, gang members opened fire on one another from opposite sides of the Las Vegas Strip, wounding three innocent bystanders.
Source: Inside Bay Area    Date: November 3, 2007

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Drug gangs put mark on Paterson street (Paterson, NJ): Who's Barry? Who's Kris? Who's Rolla¢k? A rash of red gang graffiti has sprung up along Union Avenue in the city's 1st and 2nd wards, and now police and city officials worry that a turf war may be erupting along this quiet, working-class commercial strip.
Source: Herald News    Date: November 3, 2007

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Circuit court judge tough on sentences for gang members (Virginia): Gang suspects banking on a lighter sentence with a guilty plea better think twice before facing Circuit Court Judge Humes J. Franklin Jr.
Source: The News Virginian    Date: November 2, 2007

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Centralia officials mull response to gang ordinance opinion (Centralia, WA) : Centralia’s police chief and city attorney are studying an informal opinion released by the state Attorney’s General Office on Friday, which voices concerns that anti-gang ordinances passed in Centralia and other cities may be “unconstitutionally overbroad,” but which says that it’s impossible to predict what a court would decide.
Source: The Chronicle    Date: November 1, 2007

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U.S. indicts 18 more suspected gang members (Los Angeles, CA): Another 18 suspected members of the Florencia 13 street gang have been arrested and charged with racketeering, conspiracy and illegal weapons possession, the U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 31, 2007

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Gangs blamed for two firebombings in Sunnyside, one in Outlook (Sunnyside, WA): Two houses and a minivan have been firebombed in what police and a resident say were likely gang-related attacks in the lower Yakima Valley.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: October 31, 2007

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Gangs staking out new turf with Web videos (Boston, MA): They call themselves names like "King Shizz" and "Gun Smoke Poke," and rap on the Internet about blasting their guns, dying young, and killing their rivals.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 31, 2007

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State AG weighs in on gang ordinances (Sunnyside, WA): An unofficial opinion by the state attorney general's office shows that cities in the Yakima Valley may have to retool their recent anti-gang ordinances, but the opinion did not resolve whether the efforts are constitutional.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 30, 2007

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Delta fertile field for gangs, guns (Tutwiler, MS): Michael James sits at the edge of an abandoned railroad track in this cotton town of 1,300 and trades sips of cheap vodka with friends. Nearby, a six-point star spray-painted on the side of the closest building illustrates the threat this impoverished Mississippi Delta hamlet is facing.
Source: USA Today    Date: October 29, 2007

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Authorities consider using court orders to deter gang members from gathering (Manatee County, FL): After decades of unprecedented and growing gang violence, Florida is following California's lead by trying to keep gangsters from fraternizing and crowding into known gang territory.
Source: Herald-Tribune    Date: October 28, 2007

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New gangs move into I.E. (Pomona, CA): A growing number of gangs with roots outside the Inland Empire are moving into the area, adding to gang-related activity and, in two cities, actually outnumbering homegrown members, according to local law enforcement agencies.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: October 28, 2007

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