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City gets an ally in graffiti fight (St. Paul, MN): By night, taggers leave their marks around St. Paul. By day, Robert Molin sweeps in to eradicate their handiwork.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: September 29, 2006

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Arrests in gang effort top 200 (Greene County, MO): Police have made 80 felony arrests related to gang activity since the Aug. 3 creation of a special gang task force, and more than two dozen suspected gang members have been indicted by a Greene County grand jury.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: September 29, 2006

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Connecticut seeing more gang activity, prosecutor says (Hartford, CT): Connecticut is experiencing a rise in gang activity, prompting authorities to step up prosecutions to head off a return to the violence that plagued the state in the 1990s, the state's top federal prosecutor said Friday.
Source: Newsday    Date: September 29, 2006

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Five arrested in Old Town while gang injunctions are served (Victorville, CA): It's been roughly three weeks since the city of Victorville and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department took a stand against one of the oldest gangs in the area.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: September 29, 2006

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Concerns grow about gang-related graffiti (Washington County, OR): Multiple agencies from throughout Washington County will meet Monday in Beaverton to discuss the re-emerging problem of graffiti.
Source: Hillsboro Argus    Date: September 29, 2006

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Gang activity probed: Seven young men arrested after incident on west side (Coweta County, GA): Tuesday night in Aspen Woods subdivision off Franklin Highway, callers to Coweta 911 reported "shots fired." Coweta Sheriff's deputies arrested seven young men in an ensuing investigation into possible gang activity.
Source: The Times-Herald    Date: September 29, 2006

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160 police take crash course on gang presence in Monmouth (Freehold Township, NJ): Police have identified more than 200 gang members in Neptune, Red Bank, Freehold, Long Branch and Asbury Park, and another 200 in the county jail, many of whom are from Monmouth County, according to county Prosecutor Luis Valentin.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: September 29, 2006

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City scourge thrives in suburbs: Street gangs (Dover Township, NJ): One point was hammered home over and over at Thursday's "Gangwise" criminal street gang seminar: Gangs are a statewide phenomenon, not just an urban problem.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: September 29, 2006

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City stresses youths' needs (Pasadena, CA): Amid recent escalation of gang activity in the Pasadena area, some 60 community stakeholders Thursday offered solutions ranging from education and after-school programs to vocational training and innovative funding methods.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: September 29, 2006

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Shotgun attack on students, concrete eruption raise tension (Charlestown, MA): A brazen shotgun attack on a group of Charlestown High School students headed to class yesterday morning may be linked to the notorious Bloods street gang, officials said, as they pledged aggressive new security measures.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 29, 2006

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Springfield gang crackdown yields 15 more indictments (Springfield, MO): A Greene County grand jury has indicted 15 more alleged gang members as police and prosecutors continue a joint crackdown on rising gang crime in Missouri's third-largest city, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: September 28, 2006

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Myers says organized crime growing in Oregon (Portland, OR): Organized crime is growing in Oregon, from Mexican drug traffickers in Douglas County to white supremacy prison gangs in Pendleton, according to a report from the state's attorney general.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 28, 2006

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Arrests target Hillsborough gang (Tampa, FL): Hillsborough County sheriff's officials Wednesday showed off a table stacked with assault rifles and handguns, jail mug shots and photos of gang tattoos, announcing the agency's latest fight against street gangs.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: September 28, 2006

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20 arrested in anti-gang crackdown at Arlington Heights (Fort Worth, TX): Police arrested 20 young people outside Arlington Heights High School on Wednesday, part of an escalation in the department's zero tolerance toward gangs in schools.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: September 28, 2006

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Gang problems increasing in Hawaii (Hawaii): After years of quiet, experts say the gang problem in Hawaii is rising again. The latest violence happened Wednesday, with two fights on Farrington High School's campus.
Source: KGMB 9 News    Date: September 28, 2006

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Police avert fight at school (Fort Worth, TX): Police arrested 20 people outside Arlington Heights High School on Wednesday, part of an intensification of the department's response to gangs in schools.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: September 28, 2006

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2nd grader says students wanted him to join a gang (Memphis, TN): Eyewitness News uncovers a Memphis mom who says her 2nd grader was recruited to join a gang, and she says school officials aren't doing enough to punish the recruiters.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News    Date: September 28, 2006

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CMS adds security at football games (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg school leaders vowed Wednesday to make football games safer after two former East Mecklenburg High students were charged in connection with a beating following the school's game Friday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: September 28, 2006

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Police work with Topeka schools to fight gang activity (Topeka, KS): Topeka Police say gang members are active in Topeka and that numerous shootings and a number of homicides in the city can be linked to gang violence.
Source: WIBW 13 News    Date: September 27, 2006

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Oceanside police conduct gang sweep (Oceanside, CA): Several alleged gang members were roused from their beds and arrested early Wednesday during a police raid that shut down three suspected drug houses in the Crown Heights neighborhood.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 27, 2006

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