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Authorities use drug charges to take gangs off Santa Cruz County streets (Santa Cruz, CA): In February, a longtime gang member went to police with a proposition. He promised to lead officers into the center of a Latino street gang based in Watsonville that has been peddling methamphetamine to users in three counties.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 11, 2007

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Treasure Coast's residents, leaders working together against gangs (Florida): As gang-related arrests and youth violence along the Treasure Coast ease after an active summer, neighborhoods, pastors and police are banding together to try to keep youths out of trouble, end the allure of thug life and drive gang members out of the area.
Source: Press Journal    Date: October 10, 2007

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Governor aims $48M at 'vicious' gang violence (New Jersey): Gov. Jon Corzine yesterday unveiled the first part of a $48 million anti-crime effort intended to reinvent how state, county and local agencies address the gang violence that has infected New Jersey's cities and threatens its suburban towns.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: October 10, 2007

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Two cities team to hit gang violence (Greeley, CO): A festering gang problem in the neighboring communities of Greeley and Evans has prompted police departments to combine forces.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: October 10, 2007

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Two men are injured in San Rafael attack (San Rafael, CA): One man was knocked unconscious and another suffered a broken arm during a pair of gang-related attacks Wednesday night in San Rafael.
Source: Marin Independent Journal    Date: October 10, 2007

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Nassau top cop agrees to cooperate on future raids (Nassau, NJ): After meeting with federal immigration officials Wednesday, Nassau County's top cop agreed that his police department would work with them in future raids, nearly two weeks after saying that it wouldn't.
Source: Newsday    Date: October 10, 2007

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Expert: Gang culture in every school in county (Greenville County, SC): Some school officials in Greenville County have been living in a state of denial while the "gang culture" has been taking root "in every school" in the district, an expert told the school board Tuesday night.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: October 10, 2007

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Immigration charges used to crack down on gangs (Washington, DC): Federal agents are using immigration violations to arrest and deport scores of gang members in cities across the USA.
Source: USA Today    Date: October 9, 2007

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More than a dozen gang members indicted under RICO statutes (Dallas, TX): Fourteen men linked to the Texas Syndicate prison gang face racketeering conspiracy charges accusing them of committing a dozen murders and attempting several others throughout Texas, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 9, 2007

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Police arrest of 23 in gang sweep, capture firearms and drugs (San Diego, CA): Police have struck a major blow against Mid-City gangs with the arrest of 23 people and the capture of firearms and drugs, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: North County Times    Date: October 9, 2007

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City cracks down on gang members charging rent to vendors (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities are cracking down on gang members charging "rent" to street vendors, a practice that may be thriving despite an overall decrease in crime.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 8, 2007

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Mid-City gang sweep nets weapons, drugs, two-dozen arrests (San Diego, CA): Police gang investigators and officers arrested roughly two dozen individuals and seized weapons and narcotics in a recent gang sweep conducted in Mid City, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 8, 2007

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Western N.C. sees upturn in gang activity (Henderson and Haywood County, NC): Law enforcement officers say gang activity in western North Carolina isn't confined to Asheville.
Source: The Journal Gazette    Date: October 8, 2007

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Surge in gangs: Is more violence ahead? (Orlando, FL): Almost 1 out of 10 of the state's documented gang members live in Central Florida. That's almost 6,000 just in Orange, Polk and Volusia counties, and they are gaining strength, sheriff's offices' records show.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: October 7, 2007

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RICO law has helped some cities curb gangs (Tulsa, OK): The Hoover Crips were at the center of street violence in Tulsa in 2005. In March of that year, witness problems forced the dismissal of murder charges against a 21-year-old Hoover Crips member who was about to stand trial for the slaying of a rival gang member.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: October 7, 2007

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Police: Ashland stabbing a gang-initiation ritual (Ashland, MA): Police say two teens arrested in a Saturday nighttime stabbing on Presidents Row were acting out the "blood-in" initiation of a violent, L.A.-based street gang when they left their victim needing 50 stitches.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: October 7, 2007

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Valley to get $1m for help fighting gangs (Fresno, CA): The killing this summer of a Fresno woman in front of her children by an alleged gang member never should have happened, and should never be forgotten, Assembly Member Juan Arambula said Friday in announcing more state funding for gang prevention and intervention in the central Valley.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: October 6, 2007

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ICE raids net gang members (San Fernando Valley, CA): In the largest operation of its kind in the San Fernando Valley, 240 federal agents on Friday rounded up 29 foreign nationals belonging to more than a dozen gangs that prey on the immigrant community, officials said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 6, 2007

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Laurel Lake graffiti indicates gang activity (Laurel Lake, NJ): State Police are investigating what appears to be the first signs of gang activity by the Latin Kings in Laurel Lake, Commercial Township.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City    Date: October 6, 2007

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Schools adding personnel for gang intervention (Arlington, TX): The Arlington school district will spend $200,000 to $250,000 to hire seven new employees to coordinate gang intervention activities at the six high schools, said Steve Brown, associate superintendent of finance.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: October 6, 2007

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