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Teenage girl shot in Lowell gang dispute (Lowell, MA): A 16-year-old girl was shot in the leg on a Lowell street on Tuesday, apparently caught in the crossfire of a gang dispute, police said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: March 14, 2007

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Ontario Police says graffiti outbreak may signal gang activity (Ontario, OR): Police say a weekend surge of graffiti could be the work of gangs and may reflect an increase in gang activity in this town on the Idaho border.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: March 14, 2007

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Police: Fugitive gang member arrested (Vancouver, WA): Vancouver police arrested a man they described as an armed and dangerous gang member. Aaron Lagers, 21, was wanted on several charges, including auto theft, resisting arrest, reckless driving and felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: March 14, 2007

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State tackles youth joining violent gangs (Oklahoma): Lawmakers joined with state and local leaders Tuesday to address a growing gang violence problem in Oklahoma. Legislation passed by the House Tuesday would create a task force for lawmakers to look at the programs in Oklahoma already tackling the issue to help determine what more can be done to reduce gang activity.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: March 14, 2007

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Lawmakers want tighter leash on gangs (St. Paul, MN): Two rival gangs in St. Paul can't seem to stop shooting at each other. As the Selby Siders and East Side Boys fight over turf, girlfriends and drugs, one gang member has been killed and more than a dozen have been shot in the past 18 months, police said.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: March 13, 2007

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Two teens arrested for gang-related killing (Los Angeles, CA): Two teenage boys were in custody Tuesday in the apparent gang-related shooting death of a 15-year-old boy who was killed while playing basketball in the southwest area of Los Angeles, police said.
Source: CBS 2 News    Date: March 13, 2007

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Police seek teen in Monday night's gang shooting (Yakima, WA): Yakima police are seeking the arrest of a teenager in connection with a drive-by shooting Monday night that injured a rival gang member.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: March 13, 2007

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Fighting back against gangs focus of Specter's visit (York City, PA): U. S. Sen. Arlen Specter met with law enforcement officials in York City yesterday to discuss problems with gang and youth violence in the area.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: March 13, 2007

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Growing gang violence focus of legislation (Oklahoma City, OK): Lawmakers passed legislation today to address gang violence in the state. The bill would create a task force to implement gang intervention and prevention programs through the state Office of Juvenile Affairs.
Source: KSWO 7 News    Date: March 13, 2007

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Gang injunction permanent for four people (Wichita Falls, TX): Today marked an important day for the city of Wichita Falls and the future of the VC gang injunction. Last Thursday, the city filed a default judgment in the 89th district court.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: March 12, 2007

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Officials discussing joint gang task force (Chattanooga, TN): Three men involved in a gang shooting last week are set to appear in court Tuesday morning. Two are charged with murder ... a third, accessory after the fact.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: March 12, 2007

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Sweep leads to arrests (Salinas, CA): As part of an anti-gang violence suppression effort, Salinas police on Sunday night surrounded an apartment building on Williams Road and shut down the thoroughfare for more than 2 hours, beginning about 7:30 p.m.
Source: The Californian    Date: March 12, 2007

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Gang enforcement yields three weekend arrests (Salinas, CA): Amidst stepped up efforts to curb recent gang violence in Salinas, police announced a third weekend gang-related arrest Saturday night.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: March 11, 2007

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The gangbusters (Pasadena, CA): With two young men left dead after six gang-related shootings in Pasadena last month, anti-gang enforcement efforts remain in full force while city officials seek methods to prevent future violence.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: March 11, 2007

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Rival gangs' dispute ends with deadly shooting (Wichita, KS): A long-running feud between two gangs added a violent chapter this week when two teens were shot to death at a southeast Wichita apartment complex -- and police are hoping it does not launch a series of deadly reprisals.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: March 10, 2007

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Feds track jailed gang members' immigration status (Los Angeles, CA): A recent spot check by federal agents found that 59 street gang members in Southern California jails are illegal immigrants subject to deportation.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 10, 2007

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Prosecutors see positive in gang task force report (Aurora, IL): Local state's attorneys say a report generated by a state gang and drug task force could hold some of the keys to breaking up gang influence in Illinois.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: March 10, 2007

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L.A.'s Chick wants funds for gang plan (Los Angeles, CA): Amid questions about the effectiveness of Los Angeles' gang prevention and intervention programs, City Controller Laura Chick said Friday that she wants to develop a comprehensive approach to stemming the city's gang problem.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: March 10, 2007

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Police boost street presence (Salinas, CA): A day after the city's third killing of the year, Salinas' top law enforcement officials announced they will step up policing efforts in the neighborhoods that have seen a spike in violence.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 9, 2007

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Four teens charged with murder (Richland County, SC): Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a gang-related drive-by shooting Tuesday evening in the Newcastle subdivision that left an 18-year-old Columbia man dead.
Source: The State    Date: March 9, 2007

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