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School gang policy spurs 19 arrests (Chicago, IL): A crackdown on gang confrontations at Mundelein High School this week has resulted in the arrests of 19 students, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 7, 2006

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Chino pulls ... against pull of gangs (Chino, CA): Chino's gang activity is dominated by the Chino Sinners, who have been around since the 1950s, officials said. Lt. Michael Dimmitt, gang investigator at California Institution for Men in Chino, said the city probably has a couple of smaller cliques or tagging crews.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: December 7, 2006

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Gang crackdown working (San Bernardino County, CA): After one year with beefed up gang units and tracking gang statistics, the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office has released the latest figures in comparison to the same time last year.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: December 7, 2006

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Authorities bust gang selling drugs in Allentown, Easton (Allentown, PA): Federal prosecutors said they've taken down a major drug gang operating in several suburban counties. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers announced the busts in Allentown.
Source: NBC 10 news    Date: December 7, 2006

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20 alleged Chicago gang members arrested (Chicago, IL): Twenty accused street gang members were arrested on charges of running a sophisticated drug trafficking operation as part of a three-year undercover investigation, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: ABC News    Date: December 6, 2006

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Money refuels drive to stop gangs (Portland, OR): John Canda, who historically has been the one pleading for money for gang outreach programs, now finds himself in the hot seat with $400,000 to allot to anti-gang violence programs over the next 18 months.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: December 6, 2006

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New effort to rub out gang wars (New Jersey): For State Police Lt. Col. Frank E. Rodgers, terrorism hits close to home almost every day. To Rodgers, gang members who wreak havoc on the peace of neighborhoods across the state are domestic terrorists.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: December 6, 2006

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Got gangs? Yes, we do (Tallahassee, FL): City and county leaders shared some frightening statistics Monday morning: More than a dozen gang-related shootings have occurred in the area in the past 20 months; there is a surging interest in Tallahassee from national gangs; and more than 100 local youths are believed to be involved in gangs.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: December 5, 2006

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Resident dress code targets gangs (New Brighton, MN): Fed up with crime, one New Brighton apartment complex has taken a controversial approach to ban baggy pants, bandanas and sideways baseball caps in public areas.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: December 5, 2006

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Man suspected in another killing before shooting deputy (Seatac, WA): In the final hours of his life, Raymond O. Porter left a bloody trail that stretched from a slaying in SeaTac to a house party in White Center, where he fatally shot Deputy Steve Cox, the King County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: December 5, 2006

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Eight S.F. gang members plead guilty in federal case (San Francisco, CA): Eight members of San Francisco's Down Below Gang will spend years in prison after pleading guilty to federal racketeering and drug-dealing charges Monday, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 5, 2006

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Pine Ridge beating tied to gang rite (Pine Ridge, FL): Three students at Pine Ridge High beat up a 16-year-old-freshman on campus Monday as part of an initiation into the notorious Crips street gang, officials said.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 5, 2006

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Even shopping malls have had to come up with anti-gang strategies (Ontario, CA): Nothing ruins business at a shopping mall like roving bands of gang members. Yet teenage thugs are teenagers nonetheless, and hanging out at the mall is what they like to do.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: December 4, 2006

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Drive-by targets group of more than 20, teen killed (Mesa, AZ): A teenager was killed after she and a group of 20 to 30 people were sprayed with bullets in what police believe was a gang-related drive-by shooting in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler.
Source: KVOA 4 News    Date: December 4, 2006

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Deputy's killer was part of gang (King County, WA): The man who apparently shot and killed a King County sheriff's deputy Saturday was a member of a violent Seattle gang and was on active supervision by the state Department of Corrections.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: December 4, 2006

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County takes aim at gangs via graffiti (Larimer County, CO): Property outside of city limits that gets tagged with graffiti would have to come clean under a proposed ordinance being considered by Larimer County officials.
Source: The Coloradoan    Date: December 4, 2006

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For Pomona, gangs are not a new problem (Pomona, CA): They've robbed liquor stores at gunpoint, made off with stolen cars and vandalized neighborhoods. They've supplied addicts with drugs and lured countless youngsters into lives of crime.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: December 3, 2006

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How the FBI took down a deadly Jersey gang (Newark, NJ): The depth of New Jersey's gang problem dawned on John Havens on a steamy Sunday four years ago as he parked along Ninth Street in Newark.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: December 3, 2006

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In fight against gangs, Ontario has outpaced Pomona (Ontario, CA): In many ways, Ontario and Pomona are a lot alike. Both cities have 19th-century agricultural roots. Both are located on the edge of larger counties. Their populations and demographics are similar.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: December 3, 2006

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Gang unit hits the streets to fight crime in Shawnee (Shawnee, OK): A new police unit has been formed to combat gang activity in Shawnee. Police Chief Bill Mathis said the nine-member unit is spread among all three shifts so that gang activity is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: December 2, 2006

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