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Street gang leader pleads guilty (Albany, NY): The ringleader of what authorities call the most violent gang in Albany pleaded guilty this afternoon in federal court to charges that could land him at least 10 years in prison.
Source: Times Union    Date: March 29, 2007

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Stockton anti-gang program rejuvenated (San Joaquin County, CA): Police, social service agencies and schools in San Joaquin County are pledging their support to a rejuvenated "Operation Peacekeeper."
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: March 29, 2007

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Governor holds gang summit (Sacramento, CA): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger convened a summit meeting Thursday at the Capitol with about 30 mayors and police chiefs from cities plagued by gang violence throughout the state, including Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and L.A. Police Chief William Bratton.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: March 29, 2007

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L.A. gang prosecutions called overzealous (Los Angeles, CA): As the city's war on street gangs continues to unfold, Los Angeles defense attorneys are protesting what they see as overzealous prosecutions that seek enhanced jail time for suspects swept up by police for nonviolent crime.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 29, 2007

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Gang signs on the rise (Chapel Hill, NC): "Groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, they're great. I give them two thumbs up," the man in the orange jail jumpsuit told the investigator. His right forearm bore a tattooed swastika.
Source: The Chapel Hill News    Date: March 28, 2007

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Agencies try to keep gang task force staffing on TaRGET (Tehama County, CA): It has been over a year since Tehama County was shaken by two gang murders in a matter of weeks. The murders brought to the forefront the issues of gangs in the area and has led to the creation of a new full-time gang task force that works with the FBI to solve some of the county's most violent crimes.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News    Date: March 28, 2007

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Meeting targets gang growth across Florida (Palm Beach County, FL): Florida has a gang problem, Attorney General Bill McCollum said Tuesday, acknowledging that Palm Beach County has taken steps through education and enforcement to start combating it locally.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: March 28, 2007

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Official: Tulsa's gangs come from within neighborhoods (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa gang members are not coming from where most people think, a consultant to the state's Office of Juvenile Affairs said at the March meeting of the East Tulsa Prevention Coalition.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: March 28, 2007

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Conference to focus on burgeoning gang woes (Salt Lake City, UT): Gangs along the Wasatch Front, unlike their national counterparts, haven't typically been territorial or concerned about race. While much of that remains true, gang detectives say they are seeing signs that may be changing, especially as gang members become influenced more and more by career gangsters relocating to Utah from places like Southern California.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 28, 2007

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Senate GOP seeks to add more teeth to anti-gang bill (Annapolis, MD): Republican senators are joining with state prosecutors to strengthen anti-gang legislation that had been defanged by the Democratic-controlled House earlier this session.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: March 28, 2007

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Class resumes at L.A. school after slaying (Los Angeles, CA): Relative calm returned Monday to one of Los Angeles' most troubled high schools, as details emerged in the gang-related killing of a teenager by a classmate late last week.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 27, 2007

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Four Fairfax students facing gang charges (Fairfax, VA): A Fairfax County high school faculty member is being credited with breaking up a gang initiation that led to the arrests of four students.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: March 27, 2007

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Students: Gang rules are too limiting (Kentwood, MI): A group of East Kentwood High School students came together Monday to tell administrators the new anti-gang rules are too invasive, and could limit their relationships and even their choice of music and clothing outside of school.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: March 27, 2007

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Gang crime on the rise (El Dorado, KS): The chief administrators, officers, investigators and supervisors of the El Dorado Police Department, Butler County Sheriff's Office and the Butler County Attorney's office met on Thursday, March 22, to discuss plans and strategies to address burgeoning gang-type activity in the county and city of El Dorado.
Source: The El Dorado Times    Date: March 27, 2007

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Shootings up in Aurora (Aurora, IL): Recent troubles between two rival gangs in Aurora are being blamed for an increase in shootings in the city, leaving police wondering what to do next.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 27, 2007

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Officials respond to survey on gangs (Roselle Park, NJ): Roselle Park officials have spent the past week backtracking from responses the police department filed in a 2004 State Police Street Gang Unit survey. The mayor, however, was less emphatic.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: March 27, 2007

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Teen charged with murdering fellow student at LA-area school (Inglewood, CA): A 16-year-old student was charged Tuesday with the gang-related murder of a fellow student who was stabbed on a Los Angeles-area high school campus last week.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: March 27, 2007

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Center offers alternatives for young Filipinos (Daly City, CA): Life in general can be a challenge for many Filipino youths, who often turn to drugs, alcohol and gangs for comfort, said Ahmed Animo, 18, of Daly City.
Source: San Mateo County Times    Date: March 26, 2007

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Bradenton shooting kills one (Bradenton, FL): Neighbors and police alike braced for the possibility of more violence after gunmen shot two men in broad daylight Sunday, killing one and sending another to the hospital.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: March 26, 2007

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Gang round up (Wichita Falls, TX): It started just before 10 Saturday night when officers responded to 1513 22nd Street on a "shots fired" call. The house and vehicle was hit by several bullets, but luckily, no one was injured.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: March 26, 2007

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