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City dealing with multiple gang shootings (Wichita Falls, TX): Violence erupted in the Wichita Falls VC Safety Zone yesterday between two gangs, and several police officers were caught in the crossfire.
Source: KFDX 3 News    Date: March 8, 2007

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Los Angeles tackles persistent gang problem (Los Angeles, CA): Gangs mark their turf with graffiti, warning rivals to stay out. The groups thrive in parts of Los Angeles that are mired in poverty, mostly African-American and immigrant neighborhoods.
Source: Voice of America    Date: March 8, 2007

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NC launches statewide gang database (Raleigh, NC): North Carolina is going high tech to crackdown on high gang numbers. Bladen County Sheriff Steve Bunn sits on the Governor's Crime Commission and heads up initiatives like Gangnet.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: March 8, 2007

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Summit seeks to curb gangs (Contra Costa County, CA): The murder of a Concord teen earlier this year has sparked a serious community effort to curb gang involvement and violence.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 8, 2007

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Police battle gang feud (Kansas City, KS): Kansas City police are trying to disrupt a feud that sparked a fatal drive-by shooting Monday and four retaliatory shootings Tuesday and Wednesday.
Source: Kansas City Star    Date: March 8, 2007

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Bradshaw urges passage of anti-gang measure (Tallahassee, FL): Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw doesn't want to hear about cutting taxes or a budget problem when he's trying to get gangs off the streets.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: March 8, 2007

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Gang members, allies beware: Tougher laws target activity (Bakersfield, CA): Think twice. That's the message Supervising Deputy District Attorney Michael J. Vendrasco is sharing with anyone who's thinking of joining a gang or even trying to help a gang member.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian     Date: March 7, 2007

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Bill targets gang leaders (Maryland): Some state lawmakers questioned yesterday whether a proposal to bolster the powers of prosecutors to pursue violent gang members was necessary and voiced fears that it would unfairly target people who hadn't committed crimes.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: March 7, 2007

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Hueneme police will ask city to seek gang injunction (Port Hueneme, CA): Buoyed by the apparent success of Oxnard's two gang injunctions, Port Hueneme police will ask the City Council tonight to pursue an injunction targeting two neighborhoods in their city.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: March 7, 2007

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City forbids suspected gang members from meeting in public (Escondido, CA): Police served dozens of suspected gang members with court orders forbidding them to congregate in public spaces, flash gang signs or wear certain clothes.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: March 7, 2007

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Proposals designed to crack down on growing gang violence (Tallahassee, FL): County authorities picked up lawmakers' support Wednesday in a bid to crack down on growing gang violence across Florida.
Source: The Ledger    Date: March 7, 2007

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Lawmakers pushing gang measures (Indiana): Indiana lawmakers are trying to get tougher on gangs. They've proposed a bill that changes the definition of a gang to a group of 3, instead of 5.
Source: South Bend Tribune    Date: March 7, 2007

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Gang member and associate arrested on drug charges (Monticello, NY): A Bronx man, who is a reputed member of the Bloods street gang, was arrested Monday by deputies from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and members of the US Marshals Service.
Source: Mid-Hudson News    Date: March 6, 2007

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Graffiti: A reminder of a gang's presence (Visalia, CA): To some it's just an eyesore — letters on a wall behind a central Visalia apartment building. But to those who live daily with the problem of street gangs in their neighborhoods, the spray-painted letters - "NSVL" - carry a powerful message with life-and-death consequences.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 6, 2007

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L.A. Bridges anti-gang effort scrutinized (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles has spent $100 million over the last decade on a gang-prevention program, even though it doesn't track how many youths it keeps out of gangs and has been repeatedly criticized for not adequately coordinating with schools and police.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 6, 2007

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Schwarzenegger calls for coordinated attack on gangs (Monterey Park, CA): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called Monday on mayors and law enforcement officials across California to join with him in forging a counterattack on street gangs blamed for much of the state's violent crime.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 6, 2007

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Man slain on street was walking with son (Salinas, CA): A man gunned down in Salinas on Sunday was out walking with his 10-year-old son when someone ran up and began shooting, said police investigators.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 6, 2007

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A mayor cracks down on gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa introduced in February an aggressive initiative to combat the surge of gang-related violence in his city.
Source: CNN    Date: March 6, 2007

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Gang activity rattles Rondo library (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul neighborhood leaders said Monday they're worried that a suspected gang shooting last weekend put yet another stain on the new Rondo library, even though the confrontation happened more than a mile away.
Source: Pioneer Press    Date: March 6, 2007

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Suspected gang shooting leaves three injured near high school (Lake Worth, FL): Authorities on Tuesday were investigating possible gang ties to a shooting near Lake Worth High School that injured two teenagers and a 20-year-old man.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: March 6, 2007

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