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Nationwide resurgence of gang activity troubling to authorities (Stamford, CT): After an outbreak of gang-related shootings in this traditionally safe city, self-described gang leader Josh Brown took a stand at a recent youth forum on violence.
Source: Newsday    Date: March 18, 2006

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Two gang members arrested on Maui (Maui, HI): Two members of one of the largest and most violent Hispanic gangs in the country were identified and arrested on Maui earlier this year, local police and federal law enforcement officials said yesterday.
Source: Star Bulletin    Date: March 18, 2006

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Cops: Recovery may include gangs (New Orleans, LA): Hurricane Katrina blew most of New Orleans' drug dealers and violent criminals out of the city, but law enforcement officials said at a news conference Thursday that it will take a watchful eye from the public and police to keep a potentially more dangerous crop of thugs from invading the city's streets.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: March 17, 2006

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Gang sting yields arrests (West Covina, CA): Police made four arrests early Wednesday in a move to curb the gang violence that has plagued the south side in the past year.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: March 16, 2006

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Authorities take aim at violent new North County gang (Carlsbad, CA): Investigators say a new and violent street gang is terrorizing residents in North County – and has been plotting to kill. Early Thursday morning, law enforcement began striking back.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 16, 2006

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Law enforcers want to get a jump on gangs (Fort Bend County, TX): Police departments of cities in Fort Bend County have pledged to join a task force being formed by the county sheriff's office with a near $1 million federal grant to block potential gang activities.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 16, 2006

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Army transfers could trigger a gang war (El Paso, TX): Law enforcement authorities fear that the planned relocation of thousands of Army soldiers in Texas could trigger a battle the military has not trained for - a turf war between violent criminal gangs.
Source: The New York Sun    Date: March 16, 2006

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Lawmakers send anti-gang bill to Romney's desk (Boston, MA): House and Senate lawmakers approved new anti-gang legislation Thursday designed to crack down on guns, the distribution of grand jury testimony and witness intimidation.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 16, 2006

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California gang members to be tracked by GPS (Los Angeles, CA): California prison officials have begun using Global Positioning System anklets to track known gang members.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 16, 2006

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GPS will track gang parolees (San Bernardino, CA): State corrections officials announced Tuesday that they would monitor 20 paroled gang members in San Bernardino with satellite tracking anklets typically used for high-risk sex offenders.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 15, 2006

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Nine alleged gang members arrested in North Richmond sweep (Richmond, CA): A massive drug raid of more than a dozen Contra Costa and Solano county homes on Tuesday led to the arrests of nine people, including two alleged ringleaders of a notorious street gang.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: March 15, 2006

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Gang activity may soon be considered terrorism if House Bill 21-15 passes in the Senate (Oklahoma City, OK): Gang activity may soon be considered terrorism if House Bill 21-15 passes in the Senate. Author of the bill Thad Balkman says the bill would expand the definition of terrorism in state law to include acts of violence carried out to coerce civilians.
Source: KTEN Channel 10 News    Date: March 15, 2006

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Anti-gang pacts will get review (Salinas, CA): After several trustees raised concerns over civil rights and possible consequences of cooperating with law enforcement, the board of the Salinas Union High School District on Tuesday agreed to review the district's current gang policy and its use of anti-gang behavior contracts.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 15, 2006

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Drive-by shootings hit Highland area twice (Highland, CA): Two seemingly unrelated drive-by shootings have struck the same neighborhood this week, according to sheriff's officials.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: March 15, 2006

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Feds begin trial against brotherhood (Santa Ana, CA): After nearly eight years of investigation and trial preparation, the federal government opened its case Tuesday against the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang with a simple slide that read: "The Aryan Brotherhood: Blood in, Blood out."
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 15, 2006

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Gang activity picks up (Provo, UT): The beating of a 14-year-old boy earlier this month in central Provo has police and school officials worried about what appears to be a resurgence of Hispanic gang activity.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 14, 2006

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Suspects in killing face other charges (Englewood, IL): The gunman who killed 10-year-old Siretha White while she was at her birthday party on Saturday was aiming for a group of gang rivals standing on the steps in front of the house, according to law enforcement sources.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 14, 2006

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Officers meet in Greenville to discuss gangs (Greenville, SC): Law enforcement officers met here to discuss gangs and gang-related crimes. The three-day conference, put on by the Regional Organized Crime Information Center, started Monday and will allow agencies to exchange information and policies for coping with gangs.
Source: The State    Date: March 14, 2006

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Judge: Groups would coordinate gang effort (Durham, NC): District Judge Marcia Morey proposed Tuesday that two new committees coordinate Durham's anti-gang efforts - but is adamant they shouldn't be an example of bureaucracy for its own sake.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: March 14, 2006

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Fighting gang violence (Memphis, TN): Some say more guidance and structure could help fight teen crimes, but many teens are now shut out of safe places to go.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News    Date: March 13, 2006

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