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Governor meets with local leaders on gang violence (Trenton, NJ): Following a string of suspected gang-related shootings that left six people wounded in the capital city last week, Gov. Jon S. Corzine met with state and local officials Wednesday to create a plan to combat the growing gang violence here and across the state.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 5, 2006

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Monitoring program tracks its first success (San Bernardino, CA): State officials heralded their first success Tuesday in the pilot program using global-positioning-system devices to monitor high-risk gang members who violate their parole with the arrest of a San Bernardino man.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: April 4, 2006

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DeKalb police recall past gang activity as generally not violent (DeKalb, IL): With last week's shooting still fresh in our memories, some locals wonder how problematic gangs might become in our area. The Northern Star spoke to DeKalb police and University Police to hear their take on the situation.
Source: Northern Star    Date: April 4, 2006

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San Mateo beefing up gang task force (San Mateo County, CA): The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved the expansion of the San Mateo County Gang Task Force and its Gang Intelligence and Investigations Unit.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: April 4, 2006

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Bill aims to protect gang witnesses (Long Island, NY): In an effort to protect witnesses who can testify about gang violence, a new proposal would provide federal money to assist local law enforcement in shielding those too afraid to come forward otherwise, officials said yesterday.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 4, 2006

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Lowell police arrest two in suspected gang shooting (Lowell, MA): Two men were arrested late Friday night for their involvement in what police believe to be a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 3, 2006

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Deputy's killing sparks talk of gangs, drugs (Bibb County, GA): The shooting death of a Bibb County sheriff's deputy last month has pushed a long-simmering community issue back into the public consciousness.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: April 3, 2006

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Teen fatally injured in apparent gang fight (Encinitas, CA): A 17-year-old boy fatally injured in an apparent gang fight has been identified as an Encinitas resident.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: April 3, 2006

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School gang fights on rise (Memphis, TN): It wasn't very long ago that Chris Wilson gave his son an ultimatum - quit running with gangs or get out of the house.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: April 3, 2006

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Apparent gang-related jail stabbing hurts two (Cook County, IL): Two men were seriously wounded during an apparent gang-related stabbing inside Cook County Jail Sunday morning.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 2, 2006

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Groundbreaking held for L.A. anti-gang complex (Los Angeles, CA): In a city that suffers from the worst gang problems in the nation, Father Greg Boyle believes his spacious new Homeboy Industries headquarters will offer more than simply jobs to former hard-core gang members.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 2, 2006

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White Plains Street life ends violently for a troubled young man (White Plains, NY): Jermaine Pelletier's love for gangster rap and its trappings — baggy pants, do-rags and bandannas — made him something of an outsider at Cortlandt's Walter Panas High School.
Source: The Journal News    Date: April 2, 2006

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One held in gang shooting (Waukegan, IL): One felony arrest has been made and police anticipate other arrests in coming days following an alleged gang-related shooting Thursday afternoon outside a residence on the 1500 block of Brookside Drive.
Source: Waukegan News Sun    Date: April 1, 2006

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Counties share gang prevention grants (Durham and Wake County, NC): Durham and Wake are among 15 counties that will share $2 million in state grants to help prevent gang violence.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: April 1, 2006

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MGM Grand Case: Beating suspects tied to gang (Las Vegas, NV): Police have tied some of the young men accused of beating an MGM Grand worker to one of the largest criminal gangs in the Las Vegas Valley, according to a police report.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal    Date: April 1, 2006

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City cops going 'fishing' (Paterson, NJ): As residents clamor for the city to address gang activity, violence among youth and quality-of-life issues, the Paterson Police Department this week implemented new policing strategies that they say target high-crime "hot spots."
Source: The Record    Date: March 31, 2006

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New gangs are really bad news, police say (Utah): In the mid-1990s, gang activity in Utah reached an apex. Now, after a decade of decline, gang-related graffiti, robberies, shootings and stabbings are on the rise.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 31, 2006

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Bill for gang unit advances in Senate (St. Cloud, MN): St. Cloud area cities' hopes of establishing a metro gang strike force eligible for state funding advanced in the Senate on Thursday against stiff opposition from state officials.
Source: St. Cloud Times    Date: March 31, 2006

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Public help sought to fight gang problems (Sandy, UT): Parents and the community need to be proactive in fighting the gang problem. That was one of the main messages Thursday during the opening day of the 16th annual Utah Gang Conference, hosted by the Salt Lake Area Gang Project.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 31, 2006

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Bloods’ gang war grips city (Trenton, NJ): Six people were wounded in five separate shootings in a 24-hour period, including two known gang members and two innocent bystanders, Trenton police said last night.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: March 31, 2006

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