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Two members charged in officer's slaying (Oceanside, CA): Police say they may seek a new gang injunction after two teenage gang members have been charged with the Dec. 20 murder of Officer Dan Bessant.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 13, 2007

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Deputies grapple with 2006's spike in gang-related killings (Los Angeles County, CA): For the sheriff's Industry Station, 2006 was a year of murder. The station reported 31 homicides for the year, 24 of them gang-related. That put the station third in gang slayings behind crime-infested areas patrolled by the sheriff's Compton and Century stations.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: January 12, 2007

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Almost 30 members of Latin Kings gang behind bars (Houston, TX): Two dozen gang members have pleaded guilty to crimes like murder, organized crime, drugs and use of stolen weapons. It's the result of a three year investigation by the Houston Police Department and a big blow to one of the most dangerous gangs in the country.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: January 12, 2007

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State lawmakers to tackle expanding gang fears (Tallahassee, FL): In the wake of a series of gang-related killings in Palm Beach County, including the death of an 8-month-old Hobe Sound boy in a drive-by shooting in Riviera Beach, Florida lawmakers said this week they intend to crack down on the state's escalating gang activities.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: January 12, 2007

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Crackdown on gangs brings unit to Moreno Valley (Moreno Valley, CA): The Riverside County Sheriff's Department gang task force unit that just began working in Moreno Valley will boost the city's efforts to crack down on gang violence, the city's police chief said.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: January 11, 2007

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43 alleged gang members indicted in Cleveland (Cleveland, OH): Forty-three people accused of being gang members who sold cocaine and terrorized a Cleveland neighborhood have been indicted in an 18-month investigation, the top federal prosecutor in northern Ohio said Wednesday.
Source: Coshocton Tribune    Date: January 11, 2007

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Raids target new gangs, seize guns (San Bernardino County, CA): Police hit back Wednesday at local gangs that started out as groups of kids throwing parties. An early morning raid conducted by agencies from throughout San Bernardino County netted 10 arrests and 12 guns, Lt. Kathy Thompson said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: January 11, 2007

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21 linked to Dorchester gang charged with drug dealing (Dorchester, MA): A crackdown on Dorchester's Greenwood Street gang by Boston police and federal agents led to charges yesterday against 21 people, including three juveniles, for allegedly selling crack cocaine, law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 11, 2007

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Youths charged with robbing man at gunpoint (Anchorage, AK): A group of young boys, including one who is 12, drove up to a pedestrian and robbed him at gunpoint Tuesday night while cruising an East Anchorage street in a stolen car, Anchorage police said.
Source: Anchorage Daily News    Date: January 11, 2007

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Cops, neighbors huddle on crime (Tarzana, CA): In an attempt to crack down on escalating gang crime in the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere in the city, Los Angeles police are appealing to community leaders to help fill the gaps in crime-fighting.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 10, 2007

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Federal authorities indict gang members on racketeering charges (Nashville, TN): Tenn. Federal prosecutors in Nashville announced today that 13 alleged members of a national street gang have been indicted on racketeering charges for their involvement in the murders of rival gang members.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News    Date: January 10, 2007

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LA shifts tactics against gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles' top law enforcement officials have agreed on a new attack on gang violence, one that focuses more enforcement on smaller neighborhood gangs and uses a new legal tool tried last year on skid row.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 10, 2007

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Gang crimes drop, other areas suffer (Wichita, KS): A change in police tactics has resulted in a substantial drop in gang crimes -- yet it has come at a price.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: January 10, 2007

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Gang grant money awarded to Kinston and Lenoir County (Kinston and Lenoir County, NC): Kinston and Lenoir County were granted money to help fight against the rising gang problem. The Governor’s Crime Commission awarded $1.5 million in grants to 19 local law enforcement agencies to prevent or reduce gang activities in their communities.
Source: The New Bern Sun Journal    Date: January 10, 2007

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Two teen boys hit in drive-by shooting outside Grant High in Van Nuys (Van Nuys, CA): Two teenage boys were wounded Tuesday outside a Van Nuys high school in what police said was a suspected gang-related shooting.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 10, 2007

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Two fights believed to have gang connection (Ukiah, CA): Gang activity is steadily rising in Ukiah, according to local police. The two most recent incidents, believed to be related, occurred Friday night.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: January 8, 2007

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Gang fight in Yonkers leaves 18-year-old dead, 15-year-old stabbed (Yonkers, NY): An 18-year-old man is dead and a 15-year-old boy stabbed after a gang fight broke out at a birthday party on the city's west side this weekend.
Source: The Journal News    Date: January 8, 2007

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Long Branch: Gangs are a US problem (Long Branch, NJ): With two gang-related murders in the city in the past two months, authorities say the problem is worsening and they are taking it seriously. To call it "gang warfare is probably hyperbolic," said city Public Safety Director William A. Richards.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: January 8, 2007

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Gang-related activities on the rise in Provo (Provo, UT): "CG 13" stood out in bold black letters against the beige building. The tag was only four days old. Provo residents and BYU students didn't stop to look as they walked into Fat Cats bowling alley.
Source: BYU NewsNet    Date: January 8, 2007

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Gang shooting has neighborhood fearing for their safety (Corpus Christi, TX): Two men were recovering in the hospital after a gang related shooting in a central Corpus Christi neighborhood. Residents there now fear more retaliation is coming. Police said this is the third shooting in an ongoing battle between two rival gangs.
Source: KRIS 6 News    Date: January 8, 2007

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