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Cops arrest eight, shut West Side heroin market (Chicago, IL): A West Side drug sting this month netted eight gang members alleged to have been dealing heroin near schools and churches, Chicago police said this weekend.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 28, 2007

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Residents' help asked as gang numbers grow (Gaston County, NC): Police Officer Eddie Burgess said it takes a community effort to solve the gang problem and called on Gaston County residents Thursday night to help.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 28, 2007

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Three-prong anti-gang effort pushed (St. George, UT): Prevention, intervention and suppression. That's the way Utah needs to fight its gang problem, according to at least one local expert.
Source: Deseret News    Date: January 28, 2007

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Aurora’s Latino leaders working to quell violence (Aurora, IL): Latino leaders in Aurora are vowing to do everything in their power to thwart the gang violence that resulted in the fatal shooting of a teen last week on the city’s near east side.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: January 28, 2007

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Expanded 'safety zones' virtually blanket entire downtown in Escondido (Escondido, CA): The city's first gang injunctions took effect in 2001, and authorities credit them with helping curb a gang problem.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 28, 2007

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West Palm safe zones would ban gangs: Members might be arrested if they show up a second time (West Palm Beach, FL): Los Angeles knows a thing or two about gangs and how to combat them. That's why West Palm Beach police are borrowing a tactic that has helped: court injunctions.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: January 27, 2007

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Target: cross-border gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Seeking to combat the spread of street gangs across international borders, the FBI will join forces with Los Angeles police and prosecutors next month to teach authorities from Mexico, El Salvador and other Latin American countries how to better track and investigate gang crime.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 27, 2007

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City seals off house it says is base for gang (Los Angeles, CA): Opening a new front in the war on street gangs, Los Angeles prosecutors Thursday boarded up and announced plans to seize ownership of a fortress-like house in Glassell Park that allegedly provided a base for a gang that terrorized the neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 27, 2007

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Police: Gang activity increasing in Barrio Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA): An increase in assaults, street robberies and graffiti in the city's Barrio area south of downtown reflects what police said last week is an upturn in gang-related crime over the last several years.
Source: North County Times    Date: January 27, 2007

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Anti-gang pilot program warrants support (Oakland, CA): Anti-gang pilot program warrants supportSOCIETY sometimes needs to experiment, put a proposal to use first to see if and how it works, before making it public policy.
Source: The Argus    Date: January 26, 2007

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Rio Rancho coping with growing gang population (Rio Rancho, NM): Rio Rancho police say that the city’s gang population has grown over the past ten years but, they add, a lot of the gang-related crime takes place outside of the City of Vision.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: January 26, 2007

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Nicaraguan member of MS-13 street gang ordered to be deported (Las Vegas, NV): A Nicaraguan man, who is also an illegal alien and member of the infamous Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) street gang, was arrested along with another illegal alien from Mexico, on January 18, 2007 at Creech Air Force Base.
Source: All Headline News    Date: January 26, 2007

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Growing gang activity in Valley worries law agencies (Phoenix, AZ): No neighborhood or even rural area is exempt from gangs, a coalition of law-enforcement agencies reported Thursday while pledging to renew efforts to clamp down on what they believe is becoming a more organized and diverse crime problem.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: January 26, 2007

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Police department considering gang task force (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police Chief Freeman Cooper said Thursday that he is considering putting together a gang task force to serve as the “law enforcement arm” of a diverse, communitywide initiative to target local gang activity.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 26, 2007

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Md. prosecutors seek stronger laws to fight gangs (Annapolis, MD): With serious gang problems spreading to rural areas, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler and state's attorneys asked lawmakers Thursday to give them prosecutorial powers similar to those used by federal prosecutors against the Mafia.
Source: WTOP News    Date: January 26, 2007

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L.A.'s new gang war (Los Angeles, CA): Next month Los Angeles officials will announce details of a new anti-gang initiative aimed at suppressing a resurgence of gang crime in and around L.A. After falling for several years, gang-related crime rose 14 percent last year; 58 percent of the city's murders were gang-related in 2006, up 50 percent from the previous year.
Source: MSNBC Newsweek    Date: January 25, 2007

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Philadelphia gang violence on the rise (Philadelphia, PA): Violent crime in the Philadelphia seems to be an every day occurrence and gangs are a part of that violence. Officials said the gangs are not only becoming more diverse, they are more dangerous.
Source: CBS 3 Philadelphia    Date: January 25, 2007

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Board of Freeholders expands anti-gang violence initiative (Ocean County, NJ): With gang violence growing in its seriousness for local law enforcement, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders pledged its help in expanding the county's anti-gang violence initiative.
Source: Brick Township Bulletin    Date: January 25, 2007

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Bills target gang, bullying (Worcester, MA): The effort to combat violence in schools must be a communitywide mission, state Sen. Edward M. Augustus Jr., D-Worcester, said yesterday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 24, 2007

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Tri-City youth violence on rise (Fremont, CA): Law enforcement officers know of more than 2,300 gang members in the Tri-City area, with 1,332 belonging to the Norteo gang and 580 identifying with the rival Sureo gang.
Source: The Argus    Date: January 24, 2007

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