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Gang activity increasing in Akron (Akron, OH): Akron, you've got a gang problem. And so do your neighbors. Murders, rapes, drugs, guns, Bloods, Crips -- according to law enforcement, you've got it all.
Source: Akron Beacon Journal    Date: May 26, 2007

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Gov. unveils gang-suppression plan (Sacramento, CA): Seeking to quell growing gang crime, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled a statewide plan Friday that would boost punishment for violent gang members, create an anti-gang czar and identify key counties for priority funding.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: May 26, 2007

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Fort Worth sues gang in effort to decrease crime (Fort Worth, TX): Life is about to become more unpleasant for street gang members in Fort Worth. In a new approach to attacking violent crime, the city has filed a lawsuit against one gang, the Northcide Four Trey Gangsta Crips, to keep members from being in the same place at the same time.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: May 26, 2007

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Fight against gangs in Central Area intensifies (Seattle, WA): Seattle police and federal law enforcement spent the past eight months busting known gang members in neighborhoods near Capitol Hill, making 47 arrests and confiscating 31 firearms.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: May 26, 2007

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Gangs eyed following two fights (Woonsocket, RI): Police and school officials from Providence and Woonsocket are taking steps to address what some are calling a gang-related feud after two fights occurred outside Woonsocket Middle School this week.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 25, 2007

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Officials say vow kept with arrests (Boston, MA): Authorities said yesterday they are keeping a promise to prosecute 25 members of a violent street gang they hold responsible for 57 shootings and six slayings in Dorchester and Mattapan in two years.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 25, 2007

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Bennett helps secure gang-fighting funds (Manatee County, FL): A national organization founded by a football legend could soon be putting time and money into fighting Manatee's gang problem.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: May 25, 2007

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Gang problems continue in East Albany (Albany, GA): An East Albany family believes a gang is targeting them and they want police to do something about it. Earlier this week, a 24 year old college student says he was jumped by gang members and days later, the threats to him and his family continue.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: May 25, 2007

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Athens man tells police street gang assaulted, robbed him (Athens, GA): Men who claimed to belong to a local street gang beat a 20-year-old Athens man with a baseball bat and threatened him with a gun Thursday afternoon, before stealing $200 from the man's wallet, the victim told Athens-Clarke County police.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: May 25, 2007

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St. Barnabas nurses taught to spot gang members (Toms River, NJ): When a gang member becomes a patient, certain precautions need to be taken. Officers with the New Jersey State Parole Board's Gang Intelligence Unit gave a presentation to nurses and staff at the Saint Barnabas Health Care System's second annual Psychiatric Nursing Symposium yesterday.
Source: Ocean County Observer    Date: May 24, 2007

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Stopping gang violence (Anchorage, AK): Anchorage police say gang and youth violence is a growing problem. Six months ago the city formed a multi-agency committee to address the issue.
Source: KTVA 11 News    Date: May 24, 2007

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Police efforts to stop gang violence in Savannah may be paying off (Savannah, GA): Last night Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police spread out across the community to try to put a stop to recent gang violence. Around 1:30am officers arrested two men--Thomas Glover and Sherman Ellison.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: May 24, 2007

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Gang feared in Flushing man's death (Flushing, NY): A 21-year-old aspiring hip-hop artist was killed in Flushing early Friday morning after he was gunned down while talking on his cell phone in front of a convenience store, police and witnesses said.
Source: TimesLedger    Date: May 24, 2007

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Eviction of L.A. gang members sought (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles city attorney filed a civil action Wednesday seeking to evict members of the Avenues street gang from a triplex in Glassell Park.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 24, 2007

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Crackdown on gangs yields results (Suffolk County, NY): A crackdown on street-level drug dealing and gang activity in eastern Suffolk County resulted in 78 arrests in recent weeks, six of them of people with criminal histories, Suffolk law enforcement officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 23, 2007

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High school principal grapples with accusations of gang activity (Skowhegan, ME): Principal Rick Wilson met with students Wednesday to try to quell conflicts that have arisen among rival factions at Skowhegan Area High School.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 23, 2007

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No gangs at Kamiak (Mukilteo, WA): Mukilteo police arrested two juveniles for assault on Tuesday following a beating that occurred after school on May 15 across from the Kamiak High School campus.
Source: Mukilteo Beacon    Date: May 23, 2007

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Taking aim at gangs (Fresno County, CA): Fresno County authorities continue to show that communities aren't helpless in fighting street gangs. In tiny Orange Cove, aggressive enforcement measures have put gang members in jail and reduced crime.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: May 23, 2007

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Alleged gang member slain (Chicago, IL): A 17-year-old reputed gang member was fatally shot early today after quarreling with another boy on the street near his South Side home, Chicago police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 23, 2007

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Gang warfare at root of most violent crime in city (Savannah, GA): Police say they have started an aggressive attack on a circle of violence in Savannah that has claimed at least six lives and has injured another 20 people.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: May 23, 2007

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