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Chasing gangs out of town (Fontana, CA): They've deployed various weapons in their arsenal to combat homegrown terrorists. They've lost some battles, but Fontana police seem to be winning the war against gangs.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 2, 2007

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Gang task force arrests 18 (Visalia, CA): Officers from five separate local and state agencies swept through Visalia and four other Tulare County communities in a four-day operation ending Monday, making 18 arrests of suspects accused of engaging in a variety of illegal activities, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit announced Monday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: January 2, 2007

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Changes in sheriff's gang unit prompting department debate (Los Angeles County, CA): Sheriff's officials want the detectives who investigate gang-related crimes to spend more time on the streets and less time behind their desks.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: January 1, 2007

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Hazleton takes aim at gangs (Hazleton, PA): The spray paint streaked across the wall would have been little more than a nuisance, but their message conveyed more.
Source: The Citizens' Voice    Date: January 1, 2007

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Drug feud fuels increase in slayings for '06 (Chicago, IL): A drug-fueled feud on the West Side contributed to a slight rise in the number of homicides in Chicago in 2006, after three years of declining murders that included a 25 percent drop in 2004.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 1, 2007

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SB County shows gains against street gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): Prosecutors may be doing their part to rid communities of gang crime, but the war against street gangs is not over, San Bernardino County officials said.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 1, 2007

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Troubling trend in slayings (San Jose, CA): While many major cities saw dramatic spikes in slayings last year, San Jose's homicide rate remained comparatively small and flat - there were two more. But within the city's soothing statistic lies a pattern that has echoed ominously like gunfire throughout the country: Gang slayings are up.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 1, 2007

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Holdup suspects in gang, deputies say (Hillsborough County, FL): The three men who committed an armed robbery of a Subway sandwich shop where gunshots were fired Sunday appear to be involved with the Bloods, a gang popular in this area, Hillsborough County deputies say.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: January 1, 2007

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Good guys score on gang turf (Tacoma, WA): Local law enforcement officers have arrested hundreds of suspected gang members. Neighbors are working to reclaim their streets from violent gang turf wars.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: December 31, 2006

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SPC considers gang studies (St. Petersburg, FL): Central American gangs that have spread to Miami and other American cities have not reached the Tampa Bay area in big numbers. But St. Petersburg College does not plan to wait passively for their arrival.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: December 31, 2006

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Officers shackle gang violence (Town 'N Country, FL): This year may go down as the one where street gang violence erupted in northwest Hillsborough County and the year it was put down. At least from where law enforcement sits.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: December 30, 2006

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Fight brewing over uniforms for students (Orange County, FL): Orange County school officials are gearing up to fight a state legislator's push to make student uniforms mandatory throughout the district.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 30, 2006

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Three suspected of vandalism, gang activity (Kern County, CA): A 19-year-old Tehachapi man and two juveniles were arrested Friday evening in Tehachapi on suspicion of vandalism and participation in a criminal street gang, the Kern County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: The Bekersfield Californian    Date: December 30, 2006

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Prosecutor: Gangs on rise in suburban Burlington County (Mount Holly, NJ): Street gangs are on the rise in suburban Burlington County, according to the prosecutor, who cites three gang-related homicides in 2006.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 30, 2006

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Murders leap from 15 to 26 in 2006 (Wichita, KS): Wichita saw a sharp increase in homicides and traffic fatalities in 2006. Murders jumped from 15 to 26 in one year, and the number of people killed in crashes rose by 50 percent, from 24 to 36.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: December 30, 2006

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Two students stabbed, one cut in knife fight near middle school (Houston, TX): A confrontation outside a Fort Bend Independent School District campus turned violent Tuesday afternoon when two students were stabbed and another was cut.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: December 30, 2006

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Teens are wounded in two Visalia shootings (Visalia, CA): Visalia police are investigating whether two separate shootings that wounded two minors in a northeastern neighborhood this week are related.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 29, 2006

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Police investigate shooting of gang member (Nashville, TN): Metro police are investigating the shooting of a known gang member in east Nashville Friday afternoon. David Avinger, 19, was shot four times outside the Lucky 7 Discount Grocery on 1303 Jones Ave.
Source: DIckson Herald    Date: December 29, 2006

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Boy, 15, died in shooting (Albuquerque, NM): The teen fatally shot in the head during a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Valley Gardens area near Coors and Gun Club SW has been identified as 15-year-old Israel Garcia.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: December 29, 2006

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Jail serves as gauge for gang activity on the street (Virginia Beach, VA): Since a Latin Kings gang member was stabbed and slashed more than 80 times in Chesapeake Beach in 1999, the city jail has seen an influx of self-proclaimed gang members so steady that jail officials are struggling to find enough space to separate them.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 28, 2006

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