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City wants talk with graffiti vigilante (Portland, OR): City Hall wants to find a man considered a vigilante for his campaign to discourage graffiti. The man, who goes by the names "Pete" and "Nascar Dad" on an Internet blog, covers up the work of graffiti "taggers," then posts before and after photographs on his Web site.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 12, 2006

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Grade school gang issue addressed (Chicago, IL): Suburban schools used to have to worry about gang members and wannabes starting in middle school. Now the battle to deter gang recruitment and drug selling on campus starts in elementary school.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: October 12, 2006

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Gang incidents rise as overall crime falls, Vallone panel told (Queens, NY) : The City Council Public Safety Committee, headed by Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., heard testimony last week from police officials that although gang activities throughout New York City are under sharp scrutiny and police disrupt gang activities, gangs still remain a threat in certain communities.
Source: The Queens Gazette    Date: October 11, 2006

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23 charged in gang, drug sweep in JP (Jamaica Plain, MA): A six-month crackdown by Boston Police and the FBI on gang violence and drug dealing at a Jamaica Plain housing project culminated today in charges against 23 people, including a reputed gang member who was shot by police during a confrontation last weekend, according to US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan's office.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 11, 2006

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Gang may have vandalized used car dealership (Athens, GA): A street gang may have retaliated against a Clarke County used car lot that repossessed a member's car, wreaking havoc and leaving thousands of dollars in damage.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: October 11, 2006

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L.A. toddler's killing a new low for gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Investigators are searching for a motive in the point-blank shooting of a toddler by an alleged gang member, a killing that was a new low in the city's decades-long history of bloody street wars.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 11, 2006

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Suffolk seeks to inform residents on spread of youth violence (Suffolk, VA) : Taya Champigny shuttles her children to church, Boy Scouts and athletic activities to keep them out of trouble. But what she can't control is whether her boys will sit next to a gang member at school.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 11, 2006

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Police seek 17-year-old in gang shooting (Wichita, KS): Police are seeking a suspect in a gang-related drive-by shooting Monday night in the 600 block of South Beverly.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: October 10, 2006

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Three alleged gang members held in woman's slaying (Chicago, IL): Three men who police say are gang members have been charged in the fatal shooting of a woman in front of two of her children as they walked home Saturday in the Pilsen neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 10, 2006

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More than three dozen gang leaders arrested (Seattle, WA): Federal and local law enforcement officials today announced the arrests of 40 violent gang leaders, half of whom were taken into custody in the last week.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: October 10, 2006

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Violent exchange could be work of gangs (Rockford, IL): Police have tied three shootings and a vehicle fire to rival gang warfare and are looking for at least six individuals who played a role in the violence that struck city streets Sunday night.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: October 10, 2006

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Students fear gang violence at Atlantic City HS (Atlantic City, NJ): Moliah Linder is afraid to go to school. The 16-year-old has been reluctantly walking the halls of Atlantic City High School after being pulled out of class and sent home last week by school officials when they learned other students were planning to jump her.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City    Date: October 9, 2006

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Gorman, police aware of gang photos (Charlotte, NC): The fight against gang activity is an uphill one, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent Peter Gorman says it is one the school system and law enforcement can win.
Source: News 14 Charlotte    Date: October 9, 2006

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DuPree: City done tolerating gang violence (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree delivered a strong message Monday to gang members: Enough is enough. The city won’t tolerate any more of the criminal misconduct that has resulted in several drive-by shootings in the past week, including one that injured a 12-year-old girl.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: October 9, 2006

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Woman in legal trouble over alleged gang house (Gwinnett County, GA): It's easy to miss the gang graffiti spray-painted on the stone front of Maria Ortiz's house, if you're not looking for it. But the five bullet holes in the second-floor window stand out.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: October 9, 2006

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Schools, police team up to fight gangs (Austin, TX): Christopher Briseño lost his life doing something that was an ordinary part of his day: walking home from school.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: October 8, 2006

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Gang law too broad, opponents say (Cleveland, OH): Gregory Barnes danced and stomped on a hat dropped by a rival who was on Barnes' street taunting him. The quick step was a sign of disrespect to his neighborhood nemesis.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: October 8, 2006

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Gang activity on rise in county (Snohomish County, WA): Law enforcement officials are seeing an increase in gang-related activity, a trend across the nation in rural and suburban areas.
Source: The Herald    Date: October 8, 2006

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Arrests made in parole, probation sweep (Glenn County, CA): Two teams of officers fanned out in Glenn County on Thursday to check on several people suspected of being in violation of their parole or probation terms.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: October 7, 2006

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Isle grapples with youth violence (Galveston, TX): A sudden surge of gang violence among students from a middle school has cost one boy partial sight in an eye and left one girl with a cut lip, black eye and badly bruised head in recent weeks, police said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 7, 2006

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