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Rise in gang clashes feared (Denver, CO): The Rev. Leon Kelly, Denver's veteran gang opponent, anticipates an increase in violence that could affect this weekend's jazz concert in City Park.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: June 23, 2007

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Deputies grapple with 2006's spike in gang-related killings (Los Angeles County, CA): For the sheriff's Industry Station, 2006 was a year of murder. The station reported 31 homicides for the year, 24 of them gang-related.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: June 23, 2007

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Gang solutions lauded (Salinas, CA): A dozen of the state's cities hardest hit by gang violence have validated the prevention and intervention approach Salinas is taking to the problem, Mayor Dennis Donohue said.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 23, 2007

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Police sweep ends with 53 arrests (Yakima, WA): Law enforcement officials made 53 arrests and questioned more than 290 people Wednesday night during a countywide sweep focusing on gang activity.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: June 22, 2007

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Gang escalation on reservations: nip it in the bud (Cloquet, MN): Some gang-style graffiti has appeared at the Fond du Lac Reservation lately, which means this. A few kids are showing a least a mild interest in gang behavior, and it needs to stop.
Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet    Date: June 22, 2007

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Five arrested in gang break-ins (Augusta, GA): More than twenty crimes since March in one Augusta neighborhood and now investigators say it's a new gang at work.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: June 22, 2007

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Police: Leaders of violent street gang indicted (Framingham, MA): Leaders of a vicious downtown Framingham gang that sold a kilogram of cocaine a week have been indicted on federal drug charges, state and federal authorities said yesterday.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: June 22, 2007

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City directs $50,000 to fighting youth crime (Poughkeepsie, NY): The City of Poughkeepsie Common Council is supporting a $50,000 youth initiative, with four local programs set to receive city funding.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal    Date: June 22, 2007

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State grand jury to investigate gang violence in Broward, Palm Beach counties (Tallahassee, FL): At the request of Gov. Charlie Crist, the Florida Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to form a statewide grand jury to investigate a surge of gang violence in South Florida.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: June 21, 2007

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City attorney is going after alleged gangs (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera will file suit today against alleged gangs in the Mission District and the Western Addition, seeking to impose curfews and limit members' right to gather in public areas, law enforcement sources said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 21, 2007

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Four arrested for fight over street gang colors (Anchorage, AK): Police arrested four teenagers thought to have ties to Anchorage street gangs and are looking for a fifth person, all accused of attacking and beating a man wearing a rival gang color at a Mountain View gas station earlier this month.
Source: Anchorage Daily News    Date: June 21, 2007

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Gang activity alarms Deltona, which plans school crackdown (Deltona, FL): Signs of gang activity are cropping up all over Deltona, stirring fears that this Volusia bedroom community could become Central Florida's next hotbed for street gangs.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: June 21, 2007

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Gang population gets younger, sweep finds (Sacramento, CA): Nearly 10 percent of the gang members targeted in a two-day law enforcement sweep this week were juveniles, a sign that the region's gang population is not only growing, it is also getting younger, authorities said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: June 21, 2007

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Leaders, activists from 13 cities meet in San Jose to discuss gang violence (San Jose, CA): Public safety leaders from 13 cities around the state are in San Jose to learn how to reach people like former gang member Marie Gonzales.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 21, 2007

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L.A. gang czar promises new approach (Los Angeles, CA): As the city's first gang czar, the Rev. Jeff Carr said he plans to evaluate the city's varied gang intervention and prevention efforts and won't allow any so-called 'sacred cow' programs to keep operating if they aren't working.
Source: KNX 1070 News    Date: June 21, 2007

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Police bust local drug market (Chiacgo, IL): Chicago and Evanston Police broke up an open-air drug market in the 24th district and arrested 13 suspected gang members last weekend, the Chicago Police Department announced in a press conference Wednesday.
Source: The Daily Northwestern    Date: June 21, 2007

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Early marijuana use a warning sign for later gang involvement (Washington, DC): John P. Walters, Director of National Drug Control Policy, today released a new Special Report showing that teens who use drugs are more likely to engage in violent and delinquent behavior and join gangs.
Source: PR Newswire    Date: June 20, 2007

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Suspected gang den raided (South Brunswick, NJ): Police raided a Jeffrey Circle home early Tuesday and arrested three men, one of whom is a known gang member from New Brunswick who was wanted in connection with the March 29 burglary of a township home.
Source: Home News Tribune    Date: June 20, 2007

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Anti-gang czar for L.A. is chosen (Los Angeles, CA): An ordained minister who has spent much of his career developing social service and youth programs in some of Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods will be named today as the city's new gang czar, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 20, 2007

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Funds for fighting gangs (Sacramento, CA): The joint Senate-Assembly committee mulling Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget said Wednesday it agreed to a statewide anti-gang czar but put more money toward getting ahead of the problem.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: June 20, 2007

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