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Stoughton reacts to signs of gangs there (Stoughton, WI): A Chicago-based gang is recruiting members in Stoughton, city officials say. Greg Hoyte, manager of the Stoughton Area Youth Center, said he first noticed a problem in December when an eighth-grader arrived at the center in tears saying he had just been "jumped" or initiated into the gang the Gangster Disciples.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: March 20, 2006

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Houston gang suspect caught in Louisiana (Kenner, LA): The hunt for a suspected gang leader linked to homicides in both Houston and New Orleans ended early today with his arrest in Kenner, La., police said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 20, 2006

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Gang violence grows; fear escalates here (Tucson, AZ): Tomas Luna's fate was written on the bedroom wall of longtime enemy Manuel Cordova, who maintained a "shrine to the South Side Crips," with signs saying "Bloods Killer."
Source: Tucson Citizen    Date: March 20, 2006

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Gang activity targeted under new bill (Albany, NY): Gang-related crimes, which in recent years have spread from the state's largest cities to its smaller communities, would get stiffer penalties under legislation introduced Monday.
Source: Newsday    Date: March 20, 2006

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Gang graffiti found In Davenport (Davenport, IA): Whether it's spray painted "street art" or unsightly gang symbols, graffiti is a problem the Davenport Police Department deals with every day, and police hope this latest round of arrests will help clean up the community.
Source: WHBF 4 News    Date: March 20, 2006

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Florida police say gang activity on the rise (Panama City, FL): While waiting for a late-night ride home from a popular Panama City hangout, a pair of high school students explained that even though it may be dark outside, they can still see the colors.
Source: The News Herald via    Date: March 19, 2006

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Killing punctuates growth of gang (Philadelphia, PA): Brothers Lavonne and Eric Adkins were relaxing outside their Willingboro home one night last month, cooling off after lifting weights, when they recognized a couple of buddies strolling the suburban block.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: March 19, 2006

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Man slain in Rialto (Rialto, CA): A man was gunned down early Saturday in what police believe was a gang-related shooting. Jessie Carreon, 20, of Rialto died about 1:30 a.m. at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.
Source: The Sun    Date: March 19, 2006

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Law agencies validate gang members (Farmington, NM): Fifteen teams of officers from several local, state and federal law enforcement agencies spent more than five hours Friday night attempting to apprehend wanted absconders and validate gang members.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: March 19, 2006

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DA considering another gang injunction in Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): The District Attorney's Office is looking at another gang injunction against another violent Oxnard gang - the Southside Chiques.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: March 19, 2006

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Teenage boy shot, critically wounded (Normal Heights, CA) : A 17-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded yesterday during a gang-related confrontation, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 19, 2006

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Nationwide resurgence of gang activity troubling to authorities (Stamford, CT): After an outbreak of gang-related shootings in this traditionally safe city, self-described gang leader Josh Brown took a stand at a recent youth forum on violence.
Source: Newsday    Date: March 18, 2006

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Two gang members arrested on Maui (Maui, HI): Two members of one of the largest and most violent Hispanic gangs in the country were identified and arrested on Maui earlier this year, local police and federal law enforcement officials said yesterday.
Source: Star Bulletin    Date: March 18, 2006

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Cops: Recovery may include gangs (New Orleans, LA): Hurricane Katrina blew most of New Orleans' drug dealers and violent criminals out of the city, but law enforcement officials said at a news conference Thursday that it will take a watchful eye from the public and police to keep a potentially more dangerous crop of thugs from invading the city's streets.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 17, 2006

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Gang sting yields arrests (West Covina, CA): Police made four arrests early Wednesday in a move to curb the gang violence that has plagued the south side in the past year.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: March 16, 2006

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Authorities take aim at violent new North County gang (Carlsbad, CA): Investigators say a new and violent street gang is terrorizing residents in North County – and has been plotting to kill. Early Thursday morning, law enforcement began striking back.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 16, 2006

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Law enforcers want to get a jump on gangs (Fort Bend County, TX): Police departments of cities in Fort Bend County have pledged to join a task force being formed by the county sheriff's office with a near $1 million federal grant to block potential gang activities.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 16, 2006

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Army transfers could trigger a gang war (El Paso, TX): Law enforcement authorities fear that the planned relocation of thousands of Army soldiers in Texas could trigger a battle the military has not trained for - a turf war between violent criminal gangs.
Source: The New York Sun    Date: March 16, 2006

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Lawmakers send anti-gang bill to Romney's desk (Boston, MA): House and Senate lawmakers approved new anti-gang legislation Thursday designed to crack down on guns, the distribution of grand jury testimony and witness intimidation.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 16, 2006

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California gang members to be tracked by GPS (Los Angeles, CA): California prison officials have begun using Global Positioning System anklets to track known gang members.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 16, 2006

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