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More than 120 gang members arrested in North Texas (Dallas, TX): Federal agents and local police rounded up 121 members of street gangs during a series of coordinated raids in North Texas cities, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 23, 2007

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Shootings may have been random act (Omaha, NE): The sixth-grade boy and young woman shot Friday at a gathering of grieving friends might have been the victims of random gang violence, the mother of one of them said Monday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 23, 2007

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Carson residents debate ways to curb gangs, violence (Carson, CA): After three shootings in the space of a week, the Carson City Council is looking to crack down on gang violence, though experts question its approach and it faces significant budget restraints.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: July 22, 2007

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Grant will help combat gang-related crime (Tippecanoe County, IN): When Tippecanoe County prosecutor Pat Harrington spoke to two senior government classes at Jefferson High School earlier this month, he asked students how many of them knew gang members or people who associated with gang members.
Source: Journal & Courier    Date: July 22, 2007

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Latest shooting sparks effort to curb youth violence (Grand Rapids, MI): Two teenagers injured in a drive by shooting have community leaders worrying even more about gang violence. The shooting happened Sunday morning at midnight on 33rd Street near Eastern Avenue.
Source: WZZM 13 News    Date: July 22, 2007

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Menace of gangs may be growing (Greensboro, NC): Police say four of the city's past five homicides were connected to street gang activity. That statistic shocks many people — but not those living in the low-income neighborhoods where gangs hold sway or the police officers who patrol there.
Source: News & Record    Date: July 22, 2007

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New weapons to combat Berkshires gangs, guns (Pittsfield, MA): Two major investigations have been financed with grant dollars earmarked to combat gangs and guns in Berkshire County.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: July 22, 2007

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Yakima council again approves tougher gang ordinance (Yakima, WA): For the second time this week, the Yakima City Council passed an ordinance that outlaws street gangs. But the vote hasn't quelled the discontent at City Hall.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: July 21, 2007

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Authorities differ on whether a gang robbed Pompano Beach car wash (Pompano Beach, FL): They fan out $100 bills and flash handguns on a Web page with a sign that reads: "Doom City at Deerfield Beach, a place thugzcall home."
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: July 21, 2007

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Man flashes gang signs at the wrong car (Fort Worth, TX): Gangsters take heed: Throwing gang signs could result in authorities throwing the book at you. An 18-year-old Fort Worth man found himself in a world of trouble Wednesday night when he flashed gang signs at a passing car, only to find that its occupants were undercover gang officers.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 20, 2007

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New unit targets gang prosecutions (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County officials announced yesterday the creation of Maryland's first gang prosecution unit, designed to curtail what officials say is a growing problem.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 20, 2007

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Police arrest Mexican gang members (Indianpolis, IN): Federal and local law enforcement agents this week arrested 14 illegal immigrant street gang members in Indianapolis.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: July 20, 2007

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Two more shootings have ties to gangs (Visalia, CA): A pair of Tuesday evening shootings in Visalia brought the number of people victimized by escalating gang violence to 15 in the last week and a half.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 19, 2007

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Intervention effective to cut gang crime, study says (Stockton, CA): A year since a report on Stockton crime found a staggering 29 percent of all homicides were gang-related, the city implemented an outreach effort to loosen the grip of gangs.
Source: The Record    Date: July 19, 2007

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Police claim ex-Miller High football player has gang ties (Torrance, CA): A former standout football player in Fontana, suspected in a Torrance burglary that ended in a deadly police shooting Saturday, is a member of a South Los Angeles street gang, police said Thursday.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: July 19, 2007

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L.A. 'most wanted' gangster arrested (Los Angeles, CA): One of the LAPD's 10 "Most Wanted" gang members was discovered in Oklahoma City when he was caught in a prostitution sting, police Chief William Bratton said Thursday.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: July 19, 2007

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Federal bill includes funding to stem local gangs (Maryland): Federal lawmakers will soon vote on a bill that includes grants totaling $600,000 to fight gangs in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) announced this week.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 19, 2007

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Gang violence rises in Visalia (Visalia, CA): Local gang officers said they will continue efforts to suppress an increase of gang violence in Visalia that has left 16 people wounded since July 7.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 19, 2007

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Report: Police hype gangs to score funding (Washington, DC): Street gang membership is dropping nationwide, but a Washington think tank says law enforcement is exaggerating the problem in order to cash in on government grants.
Source: The Record    Date: July 19, 2007

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Cities taking wrong steps to stop gangs, report says (Washington, DC): A report by a Washington, D.C., think tank concludes that anti-gang legislation and police crackdowns across the country only worsen the gang problem and suggests more needs to be done to prevent children from joining in the first place.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: July 19, 2007

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