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New war on graffiti vandals declared by cities, police (Ventura County, CA): Although people generally can drive through eastern Ventura County without seeing graffiti, police here say it is a growing problem with young teens and is costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: June 25, 2006

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Gunfight wounds two (Anchorage, AK): Two young men were hospitalized Friday night after the occupants of a pair of vehicles exchanged gunfire on a Fairview street, Anchorage police said.
Source: Anchorage Daily News    Date: June 24, 2006

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Anti-gang task force strikes (St. Lucie County, FL): After gathering intelligence for more than a year, St. Lucie County's anti-gang task force came together for its first mission in the pre-dawn hours Friday.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: June 24, 2006

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Gang task force arrests three (Paterson, CA): A multiagency gang task force arrested three Patterson men Friday morning after receiving information that one of them was involved in a gang-related shooting, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: June 24, 2006

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On the alert for street gangs (Burlington County, PA): The slashing of a young boy's neck at Lumberton Middle School during a street gang initiation last month startled many residents of the Burlington County town, but not police.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: June 23, 2006

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Alleged rape victims 'tagged' (Visalia, CA): Police are investigating why three teenagers who allegedly raped two women decided to "tag" their victims' bodies with gang signs during the assault.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 23, 2006

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West Las Vegas residents vent frustrations (Las Vegas, NV): West Las Vegas residents on Thursday accused the Metropolitan Police Department of not cracking down on gang violence that has plagued the area for more than a decade.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal    Date: June 23, 2006

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Killing of boy, 11, adds to San Bernardino's crime surge (San Bernardino, CA): The trouble began just after the three Ramirez boys and their friends arrived at the local schoolyard Wednesday for a nighttime game of basketball, a rare treat made possible by the late sundown on the first day of summer.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 23, 2006

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Front yard brawl leaves one dead (Crouch Mesa, NM): A possible gang-related front yard brawl Tuesday night in Crouch Mesa left one girl dead after several shots were fired into a gathered crowd, according to San Juan County Sheriff's Office deputies.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: June 22, 2006

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N.J. prison alert tied to a gang threat (New Jersey): The partial lockdown this week of four New Jersey prisons came after a Bloods street gang leader claimed his soldiers had access to 13 hidden guns and planned to violently take control away from guards.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: June 22, 2006

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Newton police vow gang vigilance (Newton, MA): Newton police will use a new website, an anonymous tip line, and extra patrols to keep in touch with the community after a recent scare that gangs might be infiltrating the city.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 22, 2006

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Waynesboro police arrest man in connection with Friday robbery (Waynesboro, VA): A suspect in what police are describing as a gang-related strong-arm robbery is under arrest and being held without bond, according to the Waynesboro Police Department.
Source: The Daily News Leader    Date: June 21, 2006

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Authorities arrest alleged gang members in drug crackdown (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors today charged more than two dozen members of a Chicago street gang with running a drug ring that sold crack cocaine, marijuana and heroin laced with a prescription painkiller, officials said.
Source: The Southern Illinoisan    Date: June 21, 2006

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Mack: 'We have a gang problem' (Laurel, MS): As Laurel Mayor Melvin Mack stood talking with residents on North First Avenue Saturday night, a half dozen shots rang out through the neighborhood. It was Mack’s first occasion to see and hear for himself incidents related to the gang problem in Laurel.
Source: Laurel Leader-Call    Date: June 21, 2006

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Police searching for suspects in fatal drive-by (Trenton, NJ): An intense man hunt is underway for the gangsters who police believe killed a rival and shot an 11-year-old boy.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: June 21, 2006

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Lethal duel claims driver (Anchorage, AK): The driver of an SUV was shot dead in a fierce gunfight between two vehicles on an East Anchorage street Tuesday evening, and Anchorage police said there was a "high probability" it was another gang-related shootout.
Source: Anchorage Daily News    Date: June 21, 2006

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Investigators grapple with gang violence (Walterboro, SC): All of the suspects in a series of brazen, gang-related shootings last week were still on the street Monday night as investigators tried to piece together enough evidence to make arrests.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: June 20, 2006

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Suburbs pool data as gangs expand (Chicago, IL): As evidence mounts that rival gangs are working together to expand drug sales outside of Chicago, suburban police departments are teaming up to address the problem.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 20, 2006

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Graffiti unnerves gang-wary neighbors (Carrollwood, FL): The appearance of gang-related and racially charged graffiti in a northwestern Hillsborough neighborhood late last week has residents worried that gangs are in their midst.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: June 20, 2006

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Aldermen bash gang study, media (Waukegan, IL): Using words like "unfounded" and terms like "lazy journalism," city officials jumped to the defense of their police department and community Monday in the wake of media reports on The Gang Book, a Chicago Crime Commission study that, among other findings, said 3,000 gang members live in Waukegan.
Source: Waukegan News Sun    Date: June 20, 2006

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