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Tax to fight gangs set for ballot (Los Angeles, CA): Desperate to stem the rise of gang violence in Los Angeles, the City Council agreed Tuesday to draft a ballot measure that would impose a parcel tax to raise $50 million or more annually for intervention and prevention programs.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 24, 2007

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Needed: Nosy parents police warn gangs growing in county (Erma, NJ): "The biggest problem with gangs, they won't let kids be kids." Those were Lt. Ed Torres' words to 125 mostly adults who attended a Lower Township Police Department sponsored street gang awareness seminar Jan. 17 at Lower Cape May Regional High School.
Source: Cape May County Herald    Date: January 23, 2007

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Graffiti arrests double in Salem as complaints rise (Salem, OR): Graffiti is on the rise in Salem -- but so are police efforts to combat spray-paint vandals. Salem's graffiti hotline experienced a 40 percent increase in calls in 2006, according to a police report provided to the Salem City Council.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: January 23, 2007

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Gang activity up (Scranton, PA): Members of some of the nation's most notorious street gangs live in Scranton, officials are now saying, and activity is on the rise.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: January 22, 2007

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Police organizing graffiti task force (Scranton, PA): On any given day, a motorist or pedestrian could pass the floodgates on Olive Street and notice parts of the bridge are a different color than they were the day before.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: January 22, 2007

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New unit set to target gang crimes (Ventura County, CA): In a bid to reduce gang violence in unincorporated areas of the western part of the county, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department plans to roll out a new anti-gang unit in February.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 21, 2007

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Local officials going gangbusters (Allentown, PA): Under the Route 222 Corridor federal grant program, Allentown and Lehigh County will spend about $200,000 to tackle the local gang problem.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: January 21, 2007

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Gang brawl at Oregon state prison a rare event (Salem, OR): Minor scuffles are a regular fact of life behind bars in Oregon. But the 27-man brawl that erupted Saturday between rival Latino gangs at the state's medium-security prison in Salem was the kind of melee Oregon's prisons have seen only half a dozen times in the past 10 years.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 21, 2007

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Police: Suspect in cop shooting belongs to Crips gang (Paterson, NJ): The suspect in the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer is one of a growing number of members of the Crips street gang in New Jersey, authorities said.
Source: am New York    Date: January 21, 2007

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Alleged gang violence injures three In Redwood City (Redwood City, CA): Redwood City police are investigating a late night shooting that injured three people, allegedly as result of rivalry between two known Mexican street gangs, the Surenos meaning "southerners," and the Nortenos meaning "northerners."
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: January 21, 2007

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FBI: Gang members joining military (Washington, DC) : Motorcycle and street gang members have joined the U.S. military and served in Iraq, a new FBI report says.
Source: WETM 18 News    Date: January 21, 2007

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Cops: Gang kidnaps teen (Manchester, NJ): A gang-related carjacking here resulted in a local teen being kidnapped for an hour, pistol-whipped and hit in the head with a bat before he managed to escape, police said.
Source: Ocean County Observer    Date: January 21, 2007

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Colorado has been targeted (Colorado): Gangs from Southern California and Mexico have moved into Colorado, recruiting members in virtually every corner of the state and trafficking in drugs and guns on a scale that would astonish most of the state's residents, top law enforcement officials said.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: January 20, 2007

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Anti-gang plan for Harbor Gateway takes shape (Los Angeles, CA): The commander of the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division said Friday that a crackdown on two Harbor Gateway gangs will be a prolonged and sustained effort designed to eradicate the problem.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: January 20, 2007

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A dozen gang members get jail time (Atlanta, GA): Twelve Atlanta-area gang members were sentenced to prison Friday afternoon for their involvement in gang-related crimes, some of which included murder.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: January 20, 2007

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18% of city homicides gang-related (Denver, CO): Nearly one in five Denver homicides in the last eight years has been linked to gangs, records show. But the number could actually be higher because Denver police will only label a homicide a "gang case" if the suspect or the victim - or both - are known gang members.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: January 20, 2007

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DA's office seeking new gang injunctions in Escondido (Escondido, CA): Authorities hoping to clamp down on gang crime in the neighborhoods of central Escondido want to establish new restrictions on two of the city's gangs.
Source: North County Times    Date: January 19, 2007

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Graffiti under investigation by gang intelligence (Loudoun County, VA): Graffiti, discovered Tuesday on a building pillar in the 44300 block of Lightsey Ridge Terrace, is under investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Gang Intelligence Unit.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: January 19, 2007

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City seeks injunction against Mission gangs (San Francisco, CA): In the wake of a controversial, yet reportedly successful civil court order against members of a Bayview district street gang, the City Attorney’s Office is seeking at least one more similar injunction against gang members in the Mission.
Source: Examiner    Date: January 19, 2007

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Four youths arrested after apparent gang fight (New York, NY): Two separate gang disputes have led to the severe beating of one boy, the stabbing of another and the arrest of four youths.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: January 18, 2007

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