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Lafayette graffiti ordinance tabled (Lafayette, IN): Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski wants to set the record straight on a proposed ordinance to force property owners to remove graffiti or face fines.
Source: Journal & Courier    Date: February 6, 2007

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L.A. police chief takes aim at gang crime (Los Angeles, CA): Police Chief William J. Bratton said Monday he is putting the finishing touches on a plan to reverse the recent increases in gang-related crime in Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 6, 2007

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Three accused of shooting into house (Planada, CA): Three people remained in custody Monday night on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and shooting into an inhabited dwelling following an apparent gang-related confrontation Saturday afternoon in Planada.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 6, 2007

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WPB police to fight gangs in civil court (West Palm Beach, FL): Police here want to fight gangs not just by arresting them, but also by taking them to civil court. The plan by the West Palm Beach Police Department is to identify gang members and the locations where they congregate, then to persuade a judge to issue an injunction blocking them from being together.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: February 6, 2007

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W. Palm to try civil injunctions against gangs (West Palm Beach, FL): Police may soon resort to a less-than-deadly weapon to help in the fight against street gangs - a civil injunction.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: February 6, 2007

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17-year-old boy shot at flier party (Rialto, CA): A 17-year-old boy was shot and suffered moderate injuries after a flier party Friday. The incident was reported at 11:20 p.m. Friday in the 19000 block of Arbeth Street in Rialto, said San Bernardino County sheriff's Sgt. Tim O'Connell.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: February 6, 2007

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Anti-gang recruitment measure headed to Senate (Santa Maria, CA): Police in Santa Maria are keeping a close eye on what could be a potent new tool to fight gangs: a measure that goes after gang bangers trying to lure youngsters into criminal careers that are usually short and violent.
Source: KSBY News    Date: February 6, 2007

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County anti-gang program might not fit Barstow (Barstow, CA): A recently unveiled gang injunction program for San Bernardino County might not address the gang problems police officers face in Barstow.
Source: Desert Dispatch    Date: February 6, 2007

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San Bernardino County supervisors fund gang-fighting tactic (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County supervisors backed a plan Tuesday giving police and sheriff's deputies the power to arrest gang members for congregating.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: February 6, 2007

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$300,000 grant to Boynton targets youth violence (Boynton Beach, FL): The city is poised to receive a $300,000 grant from Palm Beach County's Criminal Justice Commission, which has targeted Boynton Beach as one of five cities with the highest number of violent offenders.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 6, 2007

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Gansler aims to widen role, take on gangs (Maryland): Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is seeking to broaden the focus of his office from prosecution of white-collar and environmental crimes to include investigations involving violent street gangs - a change that could boost his role but has stirred controversy among local prosecutors.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: February 5, 2007

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Street gangs visible on all corners of the Web (Trenton, NJ): It took years for Trenton authorities to talk about the presence of street gangs in the city. But in a few clicks of a computer mouse, online viewers can see all sorts of videos, music and other Web postings with clear depictions of young men who authorities say are known members of Trenton's Sex Money Murder Bloods.
Source: Newhouse News Service    Date: February 5, 2007

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Gang 'capital' steps up fight (Los Angeles, CA): Here in the nation's "capital" for street gangs, Jose Aleman is an ex-gangbanger with 26 bullet fragments in his brain.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 4, 2007

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Palm Beach County group's anti-gang funds go to public relations, fees (Palm Beach County, FL): Together Against Gangs has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight gang violence, but most of the money has gone to professional fees and contractors -- much of it to a company owned by one of the organization's founders.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 4, 2007

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Board to vote on civil gang injunctions (San Bernardino, CA): San Bernardino County Supervisors will be voting Tuesday on whether to accept a proposal to institute civil gang injunctions.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 4, 2007

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Visalia gang sweep nets 17 arrests (Visalia, CA): On Saturday, February 3rd, members of the Tulare County Gang Task Force conducted a six hour sweep of Visalia. During the sweep, 30 probation/parole searches and a proactive saturation detail of the city netted 17 arrests.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: February 4, 2007

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Aurora keeping tabs on gangs (Aurora, CO): Aurora police hope to get a handle on how big a problem gang activity is for this city of 300,000 people by better collecting and analyzing crime data.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: February 4, 2007

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Judge issues injunction against Whittier gang (Los Angeles, CA): A judge has granted a preliminary injunction against a Whittier street gang that seeks to prevent its members from gathering publicly and intimidating residents.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 3, 2007

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D.A., resident say injunction is reducing gang activity (San Antonio, TX): It's a gang war crackdown that slapped a scarlet letter on known gangsters and warned them not to associate with each other.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: February 3, 2007

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San Marcos school district uses various strategies to stamp out gang affiliation before it starts (San Marcos, CA): While beefed-up safety measures have reduced gang activity at San Marcos Unified's high school campuses over the last decade, city schools are faced with a new problem, officials said last week ---- the recruitment of children by gangs at younger ages.
Source: North County Times    Date: February 3, 2007

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