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Gang population gets younger, sweep finds (Sacramento, CA): Nearly 10 percent of the gang members targeted in a two-day law enforcement sweep this week were juveniles, a sign that the region's gang population is not only growing, it is also getting younger, authorities said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: June 21, 2007

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Leaders, activists from 13 cities meet in San Jose to discuss gang violence (San Jose, CA): Public safety leaders from 13 cities around the state are in San Jose to learn how to reach people like former gang member Marie Gonzales.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 21, 2007

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L.A. gang czar promises new approach (Los Angeles, CA): As the city's first gang czar, the Rev. Jeff Carr said he plans to evaluate the city's varied gang intervention and prevention efforts and won't allow any so-called 'sacred cow' programs to keep operating if they aren't working.
Source: KNX 1070 News    Date: June 21, 2007

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Police bust local drug market (Chiacgo, IL): Chicago and Evanston Police broke up an open-air drug market in the 24th district and arrested 13 suspected gang members last weekend, the Chicago Police Department announced in a press conference Wednesday.
Source: The Daily Northwestern    Date: June 21, 2007

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State grand jury to investigate gang violence in Broward, Palm Beach counties (Tallahassee, FL): At the request of Gov. Charlie Crist, the Florida Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to form a statewide grand jury to investigate a surge of gang violence in South Florida.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: June 21, 2007

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City attorney is going after alleged gangs (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera will file suit today against alleged gangs in the Mission District and the Western Addition, seeking to impose curfews and limit members' right to gather in public areas, law enforcement sources said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 21, 2007

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Early marijuana use a warning sign for later gang involvement (Washington, DC): John P. Walters, Director of National Drug Control Policy, today released a new Special Report showing that teens who use drugs are more likely to engage in violent and delinquent behavior and join gangs.
Source: PR Newswire    Date: June 20, 2007

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Suspected gang den raided (South Brunswick, NJ): Police raided a Jeffrey Circle home early Tuesday and arrested three men, one of whom is a known gang member from New Brunswick who was wanted in connection with the March 29 burglary of a township home.
Source: Home News Tribune    Date: June 20, 2007

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Anti-gang czar for L.A. is chosen (Los Angeles, CA): An ordained minister who has spent much of his career developing social service and youth programs in some of Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods will be named today as the city's new gang czar, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 20, 2007

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Funds for fighting gangs (Sacramento, CA): The joint Senate-Assembly committee mulling Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget said Wednesday it agreed to a statewide anti-gang czar but put more money toward getting ahead of the problem.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: June 20, 2007

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City offering anti-gang grants (Bethlehem, PA): Bethlehem officials want to recruit some gang busters to help stop young people from falling into a life of crime and violence.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: June 20, 2007

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Anti-gang loitering ordinance approved (Milwaukee, WI): An ordinance to crack down on gang-related loitering narrowly won Milwaukee Common Council approval Tuesday, more than a year after the same body defeated a similar measure.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: June 19, 2007

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Lawmakers pass anti-gang package (Sacramento, CA): California lawmakers shifted their focus from gang suppression to prevention efforts with a bipartisan anti-gang package today. The package will provide $9.5 million for local gang prevention statewide and was passed by the Legislative Budget Conference Committee in Sacramento.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 19, 2007

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Police to alert bars of gang pressure (Wichita, KS): In response to a gang shooting that killed a Wichita bar owner earlier this month, police are planning a citywide campaign to warn neighborhood bars about gangs.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: June 19, 2007

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Smaller cities in Minnesota seeing greater gang activity (Faribault, MN): Like a good Minnesotan, Jim Lassek didn't want to think the worst of the young men dawdling day and night in a yard near his neatly trimmed home in this small southern Minnesota city.
Source: Post-Bulletin    Date: June 19, 2007

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Toppenish mulls anti-gang law (Toppenish, WA): With a table full of police-confiscated BB guns and knives wrapped in plastic bags lying in front them, Toppenish City Council members caught a glimpse Monday of the risks officers face when pursuing gangs.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: June 19, 2007

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Small towns tackle gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): The Memorial Day shooting of a 16-year-old Dalton High School football star has driven home the realization that gangs at not just an Atlanta, New York or L.A. affair.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: June 19, 2007

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Hillsborough County Joint Gang Task Force operation nets 38 suspects (Town 'N Country, FL): Thirty-eight arrests were made over the weekend during a joint task force roundup dubbed Operation Gang Out Saturation.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: June 19, 2007

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Gang violence lands 16-year-old boy in hospital (Santa Cruz, CA): Three men arrested for their alleged involvement in a gang-related shooting are in jail today and one 16-year-old boy is in stable condition after a weekend shooting.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: June 18, 2007

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Mobile's wannabe gang problem (Mobile, AL): Some of the recent violence involving teens in Mobile can be tied to loosely organized gangs who have members as young as sixth-graders, officials say.
Source: Press-Register    Date: June 18, 2007

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