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Tacoma marshals resources in face of fresh gang threat (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County law enforcement agencies are mobilizing to stamp out a recent surge in gang crime that is rekindling memories of a dark time in Tacoma’s past.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 17, 2006

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Gang activity believed at root of mall shooting (Nashville, TN): Police believe gang activity led to a shooting that left two people injured at a mall near Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel    Date: July 17, 2006

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Boys shot; suspect sought (Boyle Heights, CA): A pair of young brothers from Boyle Heights remained hospitalized Sunday with gunshot wounds after being struck by a bullet believed to have been fired by a longtime area gang member, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 17, 2006

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Sarasota debates graffiti law (Sarasota, FL): Jon Susce, president of the Park East Neighborhood Association in Sarasota, is tired of seeing spray-painted gang symbols and profanity scattered along the walls of his community.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: July 16, 2006

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Gang force funding approved (Monterey County, CA): Monterey County's Joint Gang Task Force took a step toward continued existence Friday when a U.S. Senate committee recommended funding the program for another year.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: July 16, 2006

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Gang activity flare-up worries Central area neighborhood (El Paso, TX): Children played soccer, families took a stroll, and abuelitos sat and talked as the Segundo Barrio stirred with activity as the temperature cooled on a recent summer evening.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: July 16, 2006

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BOE unveils anti-gang draft policy (Lawrence Township, NJ): Amid concerns about street gangs in the township, the school board introduced a draft policy last week prohibiting gang activity on school property or while representing the schools.
Source: The Times    Date: July 16, 2006

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Police gang unit beefed up (Elk Grove, CA): Elk Grove Police Department officials hope to soon have one of the premier gang-fighting forces in the region.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 16, 2006

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Officials seek more collaboration in gang control (Virginia): Federal and local officials yesterday touted their successes against violent gangs in Northern Virginia but called for greater collaboration among District-area jurisdictions in gang prevention
Source: The Washington Times    Date: July 15, 2006

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Injunction curtails Santa Ana gang (Santa Ana, CA): With members of a Santa Ana street gang looking on, a judge issued a sweeping court order Friday severely limiting their activity in a neighborhood that law enforcement officials said the gang had terrorized.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 15, 2006

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Nearly $500,000 to fight gang violence (Tacoma, WA): The Tacoma City Council agreed unanimously during a special meeting Friday to spend nearly $500,000 from the city’s general fund to create a special gang unit within the Police Department.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 15, 2006

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West Side becomes war zone (Buffalo, NY): Two violent youth gangs - with members as young as 10 years old - are responsible for three killings amid at least a dozen shootings over the past six months, police confirmed Thursday.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: July 14, 2006

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Five youths arrested in gang-related assault (Santa Monica, CA): Five Hispanic teenagers were arrested this week for a gang-related assault after they jumped a black youth at the Pico Neighborhood border near Santa Monica High School Wednesday afternoon, according to police.
Source: The Lookout News    Date: July 14, 2006

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Chicago, suburban police look to take gangs on this summer (Chicago, IL): Chicago police have launched Operation Safe Summer, an initiative aimed at reducing weekend gang and drug-related violence.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: July 14, 2006

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Anti-gang center opens in Richmond (Richmond, VA): The city of Richmond has opened a one-stop shop for the Gang Reduction and Intervention Program.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: July 14, 2006

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Cops keep lid on gangs after boy slain (Chicago, IL): Just three hours after 14-year-old Miguel Contreras was shot to death in front of his little brother, a suspected gang member from a rival neighborhood was found three blocks away - crouching behind cars with a TEC-9 loaded with 21 live rounds, police said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 14, 2006

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Police say change in gang tactics paying off (Wichita, KS): A spike in gang-related shootings in June prompted Wichita police to change tactics -- and it's paying off.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: July 13, 2006

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Portland mayor appoints Canda to slow gang violence (Portland, OR): Portland Mayor Tom Potter has called on a long-time community activist to lead a new crime prevention effort.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: July 13, 2006

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Chicago police team up with suburban authorities to reduce gang violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are joining forces with suburban authorities in a new initiative to reduce gang violence.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: July 13, 2006

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Spokane agencies form gang task force (Spokane, WA): Responding to an increase in violent crime committed by armed gang members, local and federal police agencies in Spokane have formed a task force.
Source: KXLY News    Date: July 13, 2006

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