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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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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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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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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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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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Gang membership is made a crime in Sunnyside (Sunnyside, WA): The City Council of Sunnyside has sent a message to gang members that they're not welcome in this Central Washington town, voting unanimously to become the first city in the state to make gang membership a crime.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: May 23, 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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Nine-year-old boy killed by stray bullet in Bradenton (Bradenton, FL): Three teens were arrested Tuesday in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting, authorities said.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: May 22, 2007

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Success against gangs hailed (Fresno County, CA): Four months after its issuance, a Superior Court injunction banning two Orange Cove gangs has yielded 25 arrests and 14 jail terms in the southeast Fresno County town.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: May 22, 2007

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Surge in gang violence in Cochran (Cochran, GA): The Cochran Police Department is trying to tackle the recent surge in gang violence. In just the last two months, police estimate that they have responded to between 10 and 15 incidents ranging from shootings to fights.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News    Date: May 22, 2007

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Bentonville schools eye gang policy language (Bentonville, AR): Handshakes are not the issue. Bentonville schools intend to ban any act that reflects participation in a gang or gang-related activity as defined in a proposed anti-gang policy the Bentonville Policy Committee approved Tuesday.
Source: The Morning News    Date: May 22, 2007

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Officials: Gang fight tumbles into jail (Crown Point, IN): A street gang feud that police said led to the death of a 7-year-old East Chicago boy continued in the halls of the Lake County Jail, with the boy's father attacking the alleged killer, jail officials said.
Source: The Times    Date: May 22, 2007

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Cops: Gang crimes may be on rise in Lilburn (Lilburn, GA): A map in Sgt. Tyler Thomas' office at Lilburn's police headquarters has a dozen purple circles on it, each representing an armed robbery this year.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: May 21, 2007

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