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Police cripple gang (Saginaw, MI): A crackdown on Saginaw's most prolific street gang that plunged investigators into an underworld of drug dealing and violence is yielding convictions and changing the way gangsters do business.
Source: The Saginaw News    Date: February 21, 2007

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Parents bristle at 'fight club' prosecutions (Murrieta, CA): After a hearing for eight young men accused of participating in or associating with a Murrieta "fight club" that police say graduated from backyard brawls to armed burglaries, robberies and assaults, the parents of several defendants accused the police of grossly exaggerating their sons' activities.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 21, 2007

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Baca pushes gang bills (San Bernardino, CA): Rep. Joe Baca, D-Rialto, has joined other state and federal lawmakers in the fight against crime with his own version of Mynisha's Law and a second bill that seeks to educate students about the dangers of gang activity.
Source: The Sun    Date: February 21, 2007

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Gang member arrested after starting fight (Petaluma, CA): A criminal street gang member was arrested Monday night after fighting in Leghorns Park and then fleeing from police officers, said Sgt. Ken Savano of the Petaluma Police Department.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier    Date: February 20, 2007

California map graphic California becoming hangout for street gangs (San Francisco, CA): The newest controversy surrounding the website is surfacing in San Francisco, where gangs are now taking violence to the worldwide web.
Source: CBS 13 News    Date: February 20, 2007

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State anti-gang program sought (Los Angeles, CA): While lobbying state officials Tuesday for more local transit funds, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa also used his trip to seek a statewide anti-gang program.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 20, 2007

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Club hopes to break gang pattern (San Bernardino, CA): A national nonprofit organization wants to help reduce gang violence here by reaching out to at-risk children. To do that, the Boys and Girls Club proposed a pilot program for San Bernardino that will identify 50 at-risk children and bring them to the club.
Source: The Sun    Date: February 20, 2007

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Prosecutor merges units to target gangs (Toms River, NJ): In response to increased gang activity around the county, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is merging its drug and intelligence units into a single entity.
Source: Ocean County Observer    Date: February 20, 2007

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Bill would enact anti-gang measures (South Carolina): A state bill aimed at giving South Carolina its first anti-gang law isn't as controversial as earlier versions, though civil libertarians and others have criticized all or parts of it.
Source: The Sun News    Date: February 19, 2007

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Drug and weapons busts in Lincoln gang sweep (Lincoln, CA): The Lincoln Police Department, in partnership with local county and state law enforcement agencies, recently saturated the Lincoln area during a one-day crime and gang directed enforcement operation.
Source: Rocklin & Roseville Today    Date: February 19, 2007

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Four Mount Kisco teens charged with gang assault (Mount Kisco, NY): Four Mount Kisco teen-agers were charged with felony gang assault this weekend after they attacked a 17-year-old Bedford man, police said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: February 19, 2007

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Mean Streets: Gangs Going Digital (Washington, DC): Imagine being a prisoner in your own neighborhood. That's how Wichita, Kan., police Chief Norman Williams describes communities struggling with the unexpected and emerging epidemic of gang violence in U.S. cities.
Source: ABC News    Date: February 19, 2007

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Community group wants gang-fighting unit back (Des Moines, IA): A Des Moines neighborhood group is calling on Des Moines police to restart a special unit to crack down on street gangs.
Source: KCCI 8 News    Date: February 19, 2007

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Mayor, police chief defend anti-gang policy (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William Bratton defended plans to start publicly identifying street gangs, stating the public has the right to know who is committing crime in their neighborhoods.
Source: CBS 2 News    Date: February 18, 2007

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How national gang moved in on city’s drug trafficking (Columbia, NC): A highly organized gang with national connections has operated for at least six years in the heart of Columbia, using violence and robbery while hawking its destructive product — crack cocaine.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: February 18, 2007

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Ventura's rise in gang activity is mostly graffiti (Ventura, CA): Crime is on a disturbing rise in Ventura, punctuated by a "skyrocketing" increase in gang incidents last year, Police Chief Pat Miller announced this month.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: February 18, 2007

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Rewards urged for information about street gangsters on LAPD top-10 list (Los Angeles, CA): A week after the Los Angeles Police Department identified its 10 most wanted street gangsters, two City Council members proposed Friday that rewards of up to $50,000 be offered for information leading to the capture and conviction of the fugitives.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 17, 2007

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Gang injunction produces arrest in Bayview district (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police arrested one man Tuesday for violating a controversial stay-away order against a criminal street gang in the Bayview district, police reported Thursday.
Source: Examiner    Date: February 16, 2007

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Sebastian citizens to band together against gangs (Sebastian, FL): Gang members may have reached across the border between Sebastian and Fellsmere and Cynthia Noonan is hoping officials will do likewise as they attempt to combat the problem.
Source: The Stuart News    Date: February 16, 2007

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Eight in Inland Empire accused of 'Fight Club' crimes (Murrieta, CA): Eight former students of Murrieta Valley High School, including former football players accused of belonging to a "Fight Club" gang, were arrested Thursday on suspicion of waging a crime spree of robberies, burglaries and assaults over two years.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 16, 2007

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