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LaPorte slaying raises concerns about gang activity in Larimer County (Larimer County, CO): A violent clash in LaPorte that left one man dead and another severely injured raised alarms last summer about the influence of gangs in Larimer County.
Source: The Coloradoan    Date: December 23, 2007

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Grant funding targets gang violence (Massachusetts): Several Western Massachusetts organizations will receive funding through the distribution of $5.1 million in state and federal grant money, Gov. Deval L. Patrick has announced.
Source: The Republican    Date: December 23, 2007

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Prosecutor's office targeting gang (Bridgeton, NJ): Cumberland County prosecutors have their sights set on dismantling two subsets of the Bloods street gang responsible for a recent rash of violence in Cumberland County.
Source: Bridgeton News     Date: December 22, 2007

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Parents say defendants in 'Murrieta Fight Club' railroaded by prosecutors' war on gangs (Riverside, CA): More than half of the so-called Murrieta Fight Club members arrested earlier this year are now in prison, after pleading guilty to gang-related crimes including burglary and assault.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: December 21, 2007

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Help urged to stem gangs (Durham, NC): Court dockets are so backlogged that the Durham County district attorney's office needs emergency help from the state if it's to help quell the city's gang problem, consultants told elected officials Thursday.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: December 21, 2007

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Anti-gang measures considered by council (Oceanside, CA): A year after the slaying of Oceanside police Officer Dan Bessant, the City Council is pursuing recommendations on ways to curb gang activity, including more after-school recreation activities and job-training programs.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 21, 2007

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Summit held to develop statewide anti-gang strategy (Tampa, FL): Each of Florida's 67 counties has at least one gang member in state prison, but there is no statewide law enforcement strategy to reduce gang activity, state Attorney General Bill McCollum said.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: December 20, 2007

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Statistics on children in Newark: Grim, with a ray of hope (Newark, NJ): The numbers bear out the conventional wisdom that growing up in New Jersey’s largest city can be rough.
Source: The New York Times    Date: December 20, 2007

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Deputy's death highlights area gang activity (Sacramento, CA): The killing of a Sacramento County sheriff by a suspected gang member is putting a spotlight on the area's growing gang problem.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: December 20, 2007

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Feds, join forces to federally prosecute gang members held in (Los Angeles, CA): More than 20 Southern California gang members awaiting release from area jails and state prisons are facing new criminal charges today as a part of "Operation Winter Warning," an expanded effort to target incarcerated foreign national gang members for federal prosecution.
Source: BorderFire Report    Date: December 20, 2007

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'Alarming alliance' of mafia and street gang is broken up (West Orange, NJ): State authorities on Tuesday broke up what Attorney General Anne Milgram said was an "alarming alliance" between the Luchese crime family and the Bloods street gang to supply drugs and cellphones to gang members inside a New Jersey prison.
Source: The New York Times    Date: December 19, 2007

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16 charged in Cabrini drug ring (Chicago, IL): Civil-rights activists once compared Rondell Freeman to Rodney King. Chicago Police officers allegedly beat Freeman in 2003 while a citizen secretly videotaped the incident -- recalling the notorious 1991 images of Los Angeles officers punching and kicking King after a traffic stop.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 19, 2007

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Gang probe took time (Flint, MI): Neighborhood watch groups applauded the news. A local criminal defense lawyer said it was going to be a merry Christmas in terms of legal work.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: December 19, 2007

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Operation aims to eliminate 'Squad Up' gang (Solano County, CA): The FBI/Solano County Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force conducted a multi-agency operation on Tuesday targeting members of the Taliban Squad, also known as Squad Up, a violent street gang active in Solano County.
Source: The Reporter    Date: December 19, 2007

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Officials learn how to face gang issues (Lafayette, IN): At Jefferson High School, students can't wear hats or headgear during the school day -- one way administrators thwart them from showing gang affiliations.
Source: Journal & Courier    Date: December 19, 2007

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Gang violence a hot topic at area schools (South Carolina): Officials with some local police departments say gang activity is increasing on area streets and in schools.
Source: The Sun News    Date: December 18, 2007

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Police, FBI target alleged Solano County street gang (Fairfield, CA): Police and FBI agents are raiding homes they say belong to a gang so brazen that its members posted a MySpace video threatening rival gangs.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: December 18, 2007

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New study shows Durham has gang problem (Durham, NC): A new study reveals gangs are evident and growing in the Bull City. The Comprehensive Gang Report was funded by the Durham Police Department and the Durham County Sheriff’s Dpartment.
Source: NBC 17 News    Date: December 18, 2007

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McCollum to discuss gang influence (Tallahassee, FL): Attorney General Bill McCollum on Wednesday will bring together statewide policymakers and stakeholders for a two-day Gang Reduction Strategy Summit.
Source: Pensacola News Journal    Date: December 18, 2007

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Dealing a blow to gang activity (South Carolina): Law enforcement and lawmakers have a number of tools in the fight against increasing criminal gang activity.
Source: The State    Date: December 18, 2007

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