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House sets gang penalties (Santa Fe, NM): The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill that increases prison sentences for gang-related crimes.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: February 28, 2007

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FBI helps target gangs (Sacramento, CA): With deadly violence continuing to erupt in the Sacramento region, the FBI is funding a special task force of federal and local agents to target the growing street gang population in south Sacramento and Elk Grove, officials revealed Tuesday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 28, 2007

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Injunctions target street gang members (Vista, CA): A Superior Court judge Wednesday approved two preliminary injunctions that will target more than 100 members of rival street gangs in Escondido, the largest injunctions of their kind in the county, officials said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 28, 2007

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White Center gang unit sought (King County, WA): A petition campaign to ask the King County Council to provide funds for a King County Sheriff's gang unit is underway.
Source: West Seattle Herald    Date: February 27, 2007

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West Palm Beach OKs street gang 'safe zone' ordinance (West Palm Beach, FL): The City Commission unanimously voted Monday to amend a city ordinance to include the police proposal of the Criminal Street Gang Prevention Ordinance.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 27, 2007

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Sacramento police target gangs after weekend shootings (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento police are strengthening their gang-enforcement division after a series of shootings killed one and injured five last weekend. "We can't let this go unanswered," City Manager Ray Kerridge said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 27, 2007

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Police: Charlotte gang membership up, members linked to crimes (Charlotte, NC): A report by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said officers documented 1,830 gang members in the metropolitan area last year, though three more members probably exist for every one identified.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: February 27, 2007

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Judge upholds Escondido's anti-gang order (Escondido, CA): A judge upheld an order that prohibits about 50 alleged gang members from making gang hand signs and wearing certain clothing in parts of the city of Escondido.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: February 27, 2007

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Valley caught in crossfire (San Fernando Valley, CA): Gang violence continued unabated in the San Fernando Valley over a bloody weekend that claimed one life, left three teenagers wounded and put the city's latest anti-gang effort to the test.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 27, 2007

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Police to unveil strategy for stopping gangs (Charlotte, NC): Police say there are about 1,400 gang members in Charlotte and as the numbers grow, the members are getting younger and younger.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: February 27, 2007

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Jail photographing tattoos to track gang activity (Covington, KY): A northern Kentucky jail is photographing inmates' tattoos in an effort to track and suppress gang activity.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: February 26, 2007

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The front line in a gang war (Rural Colleton County, SC): Sheriff's deputy Theron Grant watched a pair of headlights flash from deep inside the dense woods, arcing through the frosty darkness that had settled over the countryside.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: February 26, 2007

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Federal, local officials discuss rise in gang activity (Seattle, WA): Not only tougher enforcement, but more intervention will be needed to combat the growth in local gang activity, a group of police and community leaders told U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell Monday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: February 26, 2007

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Weekend violence kills one, wounds five (Sacramento, CA): Six people were shot in a 24-hour period in Sacramento this weekend and authorities believe gangs were involved in four of the five shootings.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: February 25, 2007

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Gangbusters (South Caorlina): After years of denial and inaction, South Carolina is rushing to contain the spread of street gangs that have taken root in every corner of the state, from urban cores to rural backwaters.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: February 25, 2007

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S.C. officials addressing growing gang violence (Charleston, SC): South Carolina law enforcement officials used to say the state, mostly rural with just a handful of urban areas, didn't have a gang problem.
Source: Star-News    Date: February 25, 2007

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Gang wars rising (Salinas, CA): Street gang warfare is again on the rise in Salinas, with recent battles leaving one teen dead and a dozen more young people seriously wounded.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 25, 2007

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Shooting kills W.V. man, injures woman (Salt Lake, UT): A stray bullet fired Saturday night in what police say was a gang-related confrontation struck a woman in the face while she was bathing, and the target, a 21-year-old West Valley man attending a birthday party, died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Source: Deseret News    Date: February 25, 2007

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Senator Cantwell, local officials discuss gang problem (Spokane, WA): Even as the number of methamphetamine labs goes down, the number of gang members goes up. Gang violence is a growing problem in Eastern Washington, and local authorities are faced with the question of how to handle the problem. According to the sheriff's office, gang numbers in Easter Washington are getting bigger.
Source: KXLY News    Date: February 24, 2007

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Cornyn asks churches for help to stem tide of gangs (Houston, TX): In addition to providing more funds for law enforcement to fight gang violence, the federal government has to get the faith-based community involved in prevention and intervention programs for youths, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said Friday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 24, 2007

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