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Better security asked at schools (Passaic, NJ): A knife fight in the cafeteria between two Passaic High School students last week, including one who smuggled a machete into the building, has prompted school officials to reassess security measures, such as installing metal detectors and adding more surveillance cameras.
Source: Herald News    Date: December 17, 2005

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Cities may get money to fight gangs (Boston, MA): A rash of urban violence across the state has prompted lawmakers to approve an $11 million grant program to support local anti-gang efforts.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: December 17, 2005

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24 arrested in gang rite (Orlando, FL): Orlando police arrested eight adults and 16 juveniles late Thursday after word leaked out about the location of a gang initiation ceremony.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 17, 2005

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Sheriff cites gangs in pitch for tax hike (Los Angeles County, CA): Citing the results of a Los Angeles County task force created to quell escalating gang violence, Sheriff Lee Baca called Friday for a third chance to convince voters to approve a sales tax hike next year to boost law enforcement funding.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: December 16, 2005

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Police arrest suspected gang members (Orlando, FL): The Orange County Sheriff's Office said it has made a major gang bust. The department's gang investigation unit got a tip that a gang planned to meet at Orlando's Demetree Park Thursday night, WESH 2 News reported.
Source: WESH 2 News    Date: December 16, 2005

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Man shot but unhurt in possible gang attack (Ventura County, CA): A Fillmore resident was shot at Wednesday night by "several possible gang members" but was not injured, Ventura County Sheriff's Department officials said Thursday.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: December 16, 2005

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Co-op city gang members arrested in sweep (Bronx, NY): About two dozen gang members have been arrested in a sweep of Co-Op City in the Bronx.
Source: 1010 Wins    Date: December 16, 2005

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Police apprehend all suspects in fatal stabbing (Reno, NV): Reno police on Wednesday said five suspected gang members looking for trouble were responsible for the beating and stabbing death of a 25-year-old man and critical wounding of an 18-year-old.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: December 15, 2005

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Two arrested in mall gunfire (Clarksville, TN): Two Clarksville teen-agers have been arrested in connection with gunfire Saturday night in the parking lot at Governor's Square Mall.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle    Date: December 15, 2005

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Gang sweep corrals 50 (Madison, WI): A federal jury has convicted four men of a gang-related, years-long conspiracy to distribute cocaine and other drugs on a northern Wisconsin American Indian reservation.
Source: West Central Tribune    Date: December 14, 2005

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Robbery suspects linked to gang (Palm Beach County, FL): At least one of four suspects arrested earlier this week after a DeLand bank heist was a member of a Palm Beach County gang of robbers, FBI officials say - and all four have admitted to robbing other banks, including one in Orange City.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal    Date: December 14, 2005

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Anti-gang laws add to DA's arsenal (San Bernardino County, CA): The threat of gangs terrorizing city streets has prompted new laws specifically targeted at keeping such criminals behind bars for longer periods.
Source: The Sun    Date: December 13, 2005

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Police arrest seven in drive-by shooting (Gwinnett County, GA): Authorities have made seven arrests in an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting, police said Monday. No injuries were reported in the Saturday night incident in Norcross, police spokesman Darren Moloney said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: December 13, 2005

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County to join gang fight (Hollister, CA): A recent spike in gang violence has county officials working on plans to curb the problem, including the creation of a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement organization and possibly declaring a state of emergency in the county.
Source: Hollister Free Lance    Date: December 12, 2005

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Prominent gang member arrested in Orange County (Orange County, FL): Sheriff's deputies in Orange County, Fla., arrested a prominent gang member Monday on charges of attempted homicide, armed robbery and kidnapping, according to a sheriff's news release.
Source: WKMG Channel 6 News    Date: December 12, 2005

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Gang role in stabbing probed (Jackson, NJ): Less than a month after a gang-related shooting critically injured a township teenager, police are investigating whether a brawl and subsequent stabbing at a house party Saturday were also gang related.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: December 12, 2005

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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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