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Report: Spokane-area gang arrest figures were inflated (Spokane, WA): It was big news when local law enforcement officers, led by federal agents in a coordinated sweep, reportedly arrested 77 violent gang members and their associates. A federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives news release crowed about the arrests.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 15, 2007

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Inmates' colors identify and protect (Merced, CA): When legendary R&B singer Sam Cooke released his song "Chain Gang" in 1960, the sight of inmates wearing black-and-white striped uniforms, swinging scythes and pick-axes in the blazing Southern sun, was as familiar as Burma Shave signs along American highways.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: October 15, 2007

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Residents recruited to stop gangs (Greenville, SC): Two experts with knowledge of gangs in the Upstate say a key in controlling them is removing gang graffiti before they claim a neighborhood as their own.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: October 14, 2007

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Attorneys take on West Sac gang case (Sacramento, CA): In the latest salvo against the proposed injunction targeting the Broderick Boys, a band of attorneys gathered Friday outside West Sacramento City Hall calling for the right to defend those residents swept into the Yolo County district attorney's civil case.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 13, 2007

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Gangs: Number of gang cases in local courts rises (Tulare County, CA): An unprecedented number of cases involving gang activity are coming through Tulare County courtrooms, officials say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: October 13, 2007

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Local lawmen on lookout for gang activity; international gangs included (Fort Walton Beach, FL): It’s a typical Friday afternoon at the Boys and Girls Club on Denton Boulevard — teens piling in off the street and heading straight to the gym.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News    Date: October 13, 2007

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Police: Community can keep gang ‘issue’ from escalating to 'problem' (Person County, NC): Gangs are an "issue" in Person County, but without community-wide prevention and intervention practices, gangs could soon present "a problem" here.
Source: The Courier-Times    Date: October 13, 2007

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Group plots anti-gang strategy (Asheville, NC): A group of ministers, community members and police Thursday night laid out a plan to address what authorities are calling an emerging gang problem within the city.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: October 12, 2007

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Cops may target gang clothes, symbols (Bergen County, NJ): Bergen County officials on Thursday said they are seeking a state "gang participation" law that would allow police to bring people in for questioning based on patterns in clothing, symbols and hand signs.
Source: The Record    Date: October 12, 2007

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Police receive anti-gang grant (Pomona, CA): A $344,000 federal grant is going to give the Pomona Police Department a little extra muscle against gang violence. Police Chief Joe Romero said Friday the grant provides "some fiscal relief" to the department and city as it fights gangs.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 12, 2007

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Gang sweep exaggerated (Spokane, WA): Results of a recent gang sweep in the Spokane-area were greatly exaggerated, officials acknowledged Thursday. And for nearly two weeks they have resisted efforts to set the record straight.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: October 12, 2007

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Police count 368 gang members in city (Springfield, MO): They come from major cities, mostly: St. Louis, Kansas City, Memphis, Tulsa. And area gang members are often transient, moving in and out of the city as the drug market changes or law enforcement applies pressure, police say.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: October 12, 2007

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Pinal raids target rise of Bloods and Crips (Casa Grande, AZ): Some neighbors cheered and others watched fearfully. As more than 100 law officers swept down on urban-style gangs in rural Pinal County on Thursday, people who have felt besieged by a year of shootings, stabbings and robberies saw glimmers of relief.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: October 12, 2007

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90 held in DEA raids on gangs (Muskogee, OK): U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents have arrested 90 persons in raids on suspected violent street gangs in Oklahoma that purportedly distributed methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana at the Creek Indian gaming facilities and adjacent Indian lands.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: October 11, 2007

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Governor to sign five new laws aimed at fighting gang violence (Sacramento, CA): Addressing the plague of gang violence in California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will sign five bills aimed at stemming the tide of killings, including the creation of a state office of gang and youth violence policy to oversee the efforts, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 11, 2007

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Baca plans clearinghouse on gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Taking a page from the county's natural disaster playbook, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Wednesday that he planned to open the region's first Southern California Gang Emergency Operations Center -- a clearinghouse of anti-gang initiatives, social programs and information databases.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 11, 2007

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Plan to curb gangs will target three areas (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County officials will focus on three neighborhoods -- Long Branch in Silver Spring, the Bel Pre Road corridor in Aspen Hill and Gunner's Branch in Germantown -- as part of a plan to curb gang activity and develop youth programs, officials said this week.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 11, 2007

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Cops nab two reputed gang members (Bradenton, FL): Local law enforcement has arrested three people, including two reputed gang members, in connection with an attempted robbery in Bradenton last month.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: October 11, 2007

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Authorities use drug charges to take gangs off Santa Cruz County streets (Santa Cruz, CA): In February, a longtime gang member went to police with a proposition. He promised to lead officers into the center of a Latino street gang based in Watsonville that has been peddling methamphetamine to users in three counties.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 11, 2007

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Governor aims $48M at 'vicious' gang violence (New Jersey): Gov. Jon Corzine yesterday unveiled the first part of a $48 million anti-crime effort intended to reinvent how state, county and local agencies address the gang violence that has infected New Jersey's cities and threatens its suburban towns.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: October 10, 2007

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