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Deputies not keeping pace with L.A. gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Gang-related homicides are up more than 30% this year in areas under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, but the department's countywide gang enforcement team is substantially smaller than it was three years ago and remains chronically understaffed.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 12, 2005

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City, county to get $475,000 for gang prevention (Las Cruces, NM): Las Cruces, and parts of Doña Ana County, will receive a $475,000 state grant that will be used for gang prevention.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: December 10, 2005

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Police nab 35 in Rialto gang, narcotics sweep (Rialto, CA): Police officers worked alongside San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies Friday during a gang and narcotics sweep that netted 35 arrests.
Source: The Sun    Date: December 10, 2005

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Gang Task Force nabs 12 (Canton, OH): Police officers and agents with the Gang Task Force arrested 12 people on 18 warrants Wednesday night and Thursday.
Source: Canton Repository    Date: December 10, 2005

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State rejects money for local gang strike force (St. Cloud, MN): St. Cloud will have to pay for its own gang strike force after the Department of Public Safety rejected its request for funding. Police Chief Dennis Ballantine confirmed Thursday his request for $250,000 had been denied.
Source: St. Cloud Times    Date: December 9, 2005

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SB targets PPHG gang (San Bernardino, CA): There might soon be an injunction against a street gang suspected in the shooting death of an 11-year-old girl.
Source: The Sun    Date: December 8, 2005

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DA sets focus on Fresno gang (Fresno, CA): Fresno County authorities are seeking another civil injunction against a local gang but this time have targeted a predominantly black gang from southwest Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 8, 2005

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Police consider gang role in Santiago High shooting (Garden Grove, CA): The fatal shooting of a Santiago High student during an after-school brawl Tuesday may have been linked to escalating tension between gang members, investigators believe.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: December 8, 2005

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15 are arrested in Aurora drug sting (Aurora, IL): They were alleged to be operators, buyers, distributors and lookouts, making deals in parking lots, apartments, hardware stores, restaurants, an Aurora public school and a nursing home.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 8, 2005

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Police: More must be done against gangs (Charlotte, NC): A Mount Holly cop shot during a traffic stop. A deadly shootout on Independence Boulevard, another on North Tryon. A woman raped. Dozens of people robbed or assaulted.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 8, 2005

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Gang injunctions give communities short-term relief, study shows (Southern California): In the first study examining how civil gang injunctions affect community members, researchers at the University of Southern California and UC Irvine have found that injunctions provide short-term benefits, such as reducing residents' fear of run-ins with gang members.
Source: USC News    Date: December 8, 2005

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Kids fear as gunfire again hits a school (Detroit, MI): In the second shooting in as many days at Detroit schools, an 18-year-old former student was shot Tuesday at Central High School after a student opened a locked door and unwittingly let in a group of attackers.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: December 7, 2005

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Police say woman stabbed teen in gang feud (Lake Worth, FL): Lake Worth police are looking for a woman who stabbed a teen in the back during a gang feud. Authorities say 16-year-old Gregorio Martinez was attacked by 19-year-old Veronica Alonzo who is part of a rival gang.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: December 7, 2005

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Clarke County trial is its first under anti-gang statute (Athens, GA): Street gangs may have formed in Athens more for social status and companionship than for committing crimes, but that doesn't make them any less dangerous, a prosecutor told jurors at the start of the trial of the first person prosecuted in Clarke County under the state's anti-gang law.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: December 7, 2005

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Gang death has residents afraid (Charlotte, NC): As many as 10 times in the past four months, police say, members of the Hidden Valley Kings have shot at one another in their own neighborhood.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 7, 2005

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Inland anti-gang unit in the works (Riverside County, CA): Riverside County Dist. Atty. Grover Trask and Sheriff Bob Doyle unveiled plans Monday for a new anti-gang task force that they said would apply a "full-court press" to the region's escalating gang crime and violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 6, 2005

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Darlington County officials probe gang link in weekend assaults (Darlington County, SC): Authorities in Darlington County are investigating whether two crimes that happened during the weekend are gang-related.
Source: Florence Morning News    Date: December 6, 2005

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Student, 16, shot outside Anaheim school building (Anaheim, CA): A verbal altercation Monday turned into a one-sided gunfight between a group of men in a passing car and a 16-year-old student who was shot in the back.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: December 6, 2005

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SF city attorney announces new plan to pursue gangs in the city (San Francisco, CA): The San Francisco City Attorney's office announced today the creation of a new municipal-federal partnership to pursue civil injunctions against gangs in the city.
Source: CBS 5 News    Date: December 5, 2005

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'Snitching' T-shirts come off the shelves (Boston, MA): Mayor Thomas M. Menino yesterday said his campaign to take "Stop Snitching" T-shirts off the streets of Boston is progressing and that the decision of two merchants to remove the shirts from store shelves is one step in a long process of ending witness intimidation citywide.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 5, 2005

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