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City forbids suspected gang members from meeting in public (Escondido, CA): Police served dozens of suspected gang members with court orders forbidding them to congregate in public spaces, flash gang signs or wear certain clothes.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: March 7, 2007

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Proposals designed to crack down on growing gang violence (Tallahassee, FL): County authorities picked up lawmakers' support Wednesday in a bid to crack down on growing gang violence across Florida.
Source: The Ledger    Date: March 7, 2007

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Lawmakers pushing gang measures (Indiana): Indiana lawmakers are trying to get tougher on gangs. They've proposed a bill that changes the definition of a gang to a group of 3, instead of 5.
Source: South Bend Tribune    Date: March 7, 2007

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Gang members, allies beware: Tougher laws target activity (Bakersfield, CA): Think twice. That's the message Supervising Deputy District Attorney Michael J. Vendrasco is sharing with anyone who's thinking of joining a gang or even trying to help a gang member.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian     Date: March 7, 2007

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Graffiti: A reminder of a gang's presence (Visalia, CA): To some it's just an eyesore — letters on a wall behind a central Visalia apartment building. But to those who live daily with the problem of street gangs in their neighborhoods, the spray-painted letters - "NSVL" - carry a powerful message with life-and-death consequences.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 6, 2007

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Man slain on street was walking with son (Salinas, CA): A man gunned down in Salinas on Sunday was out walking with his 10-year-old son when someone ran up and began shooting, said police investigators.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 6, 2007

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A mayor cracks down on gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa introduced in February an aggressive initiative to combat the surge of gang-related violence in his city.
Source: CNN    Date: March 6, 2007

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Gang activity rattles Rondo library (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul neighborhood leaders said Monday they're worried that a suspected gang shooting last weekend put yet another stain on the new Rondo library, even though the confrontation happened more than a mile away.
Source: Pioneer Press    Date: March 6, 2007

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Suspected gang shooting leaves three injured near high school (Lake Worth, FL): Authorities on Tuesday were investigating possible gang ties to a shooting near Lake Worth High School that injured two teenagers and a 20-year-old man.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: March 6, 2007

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Ice cream purchase leads to alleged gang-member arrest (Los Angeles, CA): Police Chief William J. Bratton today announced details of the arrest of a second member of the Los Angeles Police Department's list of the 10 most-wanted gang members -- the takedown of a murder suspect after he bought ice cream in Rosarito Beach, Mexico.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 6, 2007

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Gang member and associate arrested on drug charges (Monticello, NY): A Bronx man, who is a reputed member of the Bloods street gang, was arrested Monday by deputies from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and members of the US Marshals Service.
Source: Mid-Hudson News    Date: March 6, 2007

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L.A. Bridges anti-gang effort scrutinized (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles has spent $100 million over the last decade on a gang-prevention program, even though it doesn't track how many youths it keeps out of gangs and has been repeatedly criticized for not adequately coordinating with schools and police.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 6, 2007

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Schwarzenegger calls for coordinated attack on gangs (Monterey Park, CA): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called Monday on mayors and law enforcement officials across California to join with him in forging a counterattack on street gangs blamed for much of the state's violent crime.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 6, 2007

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Shooting adds to gang violence wave (Pasadena, CA): A wave of violence continues to confound authorities this week as a gang "peace rally" Saturday was followed hours later by the sixth gang-related shooting this year, leaving a man wounded in the leg.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: March 5, 2007

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New battle against gangs (Cleveland, OH): A violent gang that terrorized a Cleveland neighborhood for years has lost its stronghold, and residents feel optimistic for the first time in years.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 5, 2007

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Cities are answering the scrawl (Los Angeles, CA): The 15-year-old boy who scrawled graffiti on the window of a bus carrying Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made headlines because he was photographed in the act.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 5, 2007

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Five charged in stabbing of cop outside Lincoln Park bar (Chicago, IL): Five men have been charged with the stabbing and beating of an off-duty police officer outside a Lincoln Park bar early Sunday.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: March 5, 2007

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Gangs go online, with cops in pursuit (San Diego County, CA): When a San Marcos gang member was shot in a drive-by, it didn't take long for threats of retaliation to hit MySpace.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 5, 2007

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Bills would close gang loopholes (Lancaster, CA): A crime-bill package announced by Republican state lawmakers last week includes provisions that its proponents say would close legal loopholes allowing criminal street gangs to exploit the juvenile justice system.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: March 4, 2007

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Virginia Beach gangs up on gang activities (Virginia Beach, VA): For the past year, the Virginia Beach Gang Strategy Task Force has worked on a plan to curtail growing gang activity.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: March 4, 2007

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