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Local police department receives gang prevention grant (Temple, TX): The Temple Police Department has been awarded a $14,489 US Justice Department grant to expand its Gang Resistance Education and Training program to all sixth grade students at a new middle school campus, Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, announced Wednesday.
Source: KWTX 10 News    Date: October 19, 2006

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Police trade guns for brushes (Washington, DC): The spray paint scrawled on the wall of the bowling alley was telling a story, and to Maj. Kevin Davis, it was a particularly ominous one.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 19, 2006

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The mayor's new steps to fight gang-related crime (Anchorage, AK): The mayor's new steps to fight gang-related crime has a lot of people talking. And his proposals are getting the attention of lawmakers and homemakers alike. Mayor Begich couldn't have picked a better time to take aim at youth and gang violence.
Source: KTVA 11 News    Date: October 18, 2006

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US presses gang case (Albany, NY): While several reputed members of an Arbor Hill street gang gathered in mid-August to mark the birthday of a slain friend, Albany detectives covertly snapped photographs from a distance.
Source: Times Union    Date: October 18, 2006

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Gang activity worrying law enforcement officers (Lee County, FL): Law enforcement officials around Southwest Florida are dealing with the gang problem on a daily basis. They say that graffiti is the tell-tale giveaway that gangs are nearby.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News    Date: October 18, 2006

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Two arrested following gang fight in Nashville (Nashville, TN): Three people were shot and two others were injured in an apparent gang fight Tuesday in south Nashville, Metro police said Wednesday.
Source: Ashland City Times    Date: October 18, 2006

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Gang members describe life inside MS-13 (Washington, DC): There wasn't a lot of discussion when members of the MS-13 street gang ran into Noel B. Gudiel on a Langley Park street more than three years ago.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 18, 2006

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Shooting victims called innocent (Turlock, CA): A man and a teenage boy gunned down early Sunday outside a home appear to be victims of friendly fire, two people who witnessed the shootings said Tuesday.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: October 18, 2006

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Nyack High bans gang icons (Nyack, NY): Nyack High School administrators have banned bandannas and certain types of beads after a possibly gang-related screaming match among three boys caused a lockdown at the school.
Source: The Journal News    Date: October 17, 2006

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Police: Gangs in recruit mode (Sarasota County, FL): The news release paints a frightening picture: "Sarasota County gangs are recruiting 8-year-olds," it says.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: October 17, 2006

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Arrests made in Bealeton vandalism case (Bealeton, VA): Two Fauquier County youths have been arrested in connection with several acts of vandalism in Bealeton, police said.
Source: Times Community Papers    Date: October 17, 2006

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LAPD deploys COPLINK(R) to support crime reduction, gang interdiction and counter-terrorism initiatives (Tucson, AZ) : Knowledge Computing Corp. announced today that the Los Angeles Police Department will deploy COPLINK(R) - the proven tactical solution used by leading law enforcement agencies to solve and thwart crime in over 300 jurisdictions nationwide.
Source: PR Newswire    Date: October 16, 2006

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Gang culture brews locally (Fitchburg, MA): Some of the city's teenagers are getting more violent and more heavily involved in gangs, according to Pam DeSouza, Department of Youth Services' district manager for Northern Worcester County.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: October 16, 2006

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Fatal shootings spark Turlock violence (Turlock, CA): Two people died early Sunday in what police suspect was a gang-related shooting in south Turlock. The victims were male, ages 16 and 25. Police did not release their names.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: October 16, 2006

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25 alleged gang members arrested over weekend (Hattiesburg, MS): Twenty-five alleged gang members were taken to jail over the weekend on a variety of charges, Hattiesburg Police Department spokeswoman LaShana Sorrell reported.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: October 16, 2006

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Gang unit nabs 402 (San Mateo County, CA): During its full first summer operation, the San Mateo County Gang Task Force arrested 402 people and identified 206 gang members while significantly curbing an increase in violent crimes that peaked last year.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal    Date: October 16, 2006

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Suppression: On the front lines (San Bernardino County, CA): The best-known and most widely used force to combat gangs is called suppression — the work done by law enforcement officials and the District Attorney’s office to identify, arrest and sentence gang members for the crimes they commit.
Source: Desert Dispatch    Date: October 15, 2006

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Possible gang-related shoot out (Savannah, GA): Police say a shoot out in Hinesville could be gang related. It all happened late Saturday evening. Hinesville police started receiving complaints about a large number of shots being fired.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: October 15, 2006

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Hispanic gangs bring feud, violence to Nashville streets (Nashville, TN): Not until she watched the mourners who filed by her stepson's casket did Kathy Magallanes let herself consider that the sweet teenager everyone called "Smiley" might have been a gang member.
Source: Gallatin News Examiner    Date: October 15, 2006

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Teens charged with gang participation (Woodbridge, VA): Fourteen alleged members of the Bloods street gang were charged with gang participation around 5:30 p.m. Friday after they beat up a Hispanic boy, said 1st Sgt. Greg Pass, supervisor of the Prince William police gang unit.
Source: The Potomac News    Date: October 15, 2006

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