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Federal inmate accused of directing L.A. drug sales (Los Angeles, CA): Sending hidden messages in letters from his cell at Colorado's "Supermax" prison, a kingpin of the 18th Street gang controlled an elaborate drug operation on the streets west of downtown Los Angeles, federal prosecutors charged Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 13, 2006

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Westchester unveils anti-gang program (Westchester County, NY): Westchester County agencies involved with youth issues are hoping to prevent gang violence through The Power of Peace, a program modeled after a state prison initiative with similar goals.
Source: The Journal News    Date: September 13, 2006

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Boise Open to help ex-gang members (Boise, ID): It seems like an average school setting: teenagers wearing jeans and T-shirts, sitting at tables, writing vigorously on college-ruled paper and looking up every now and then to chat with each other.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: September 12, 2006

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Hundreds attend conference on reducing gang activity (Indianapolis, IN): Efforts and strategies to combat gang activity brought hundreds of law enforcement, prison officials, judges and others from 27 states and Puerto Rico to a three-day conference that began here Monday.
Source: The News-Sentinel    Date: September 11, 2006

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Bill would impose stiffer penalties for gang crimes (Easton, PA): A Lehigh Valley lawmaker is proposing legislation that would see gang members facing stiffer penalties if convicted of crimes in Pennsylvania.
Source: WPVI 6 News    Date: September 11, 2006

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Fort Lewis investigator quits after quotes on gang activity (Fort Lewis, WA) : A military police investigator quit his job at Fort Lewis after he was reprimanded for violating policies about speaking to the media, he said.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: September 11, 2006

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Police: Lowell teen hurt in gang-related shooting (Lowell, MA): A 17-year-old Lowell boy is at a Boston hospital after he was shot in the back when several men jumped out of a car and attacked him in a gang-related incident on Westford Street early yesterday morning.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: September 11, 2006

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Vandals strike again at Smith H.S. (Greensboro, NC): For the second time since this past weekend, vandals destroyed property at Smith High School, police reported today.
Source: News & Record    Date: September 11, 2006

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Drop in gang crimes credited to arrests, education programs (Grand Island, NE): The number of crimes committed by gang members in Grand Island has decreased the last two years, according to police.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: September 11, 2006

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Surenos gang allegedly stabs Salinas teen (Salinas, CA): A juvenile was stabbed and beaten early Sunday after about 10 males yelling Sureno gang slogans attacked him, the Salinas Police Department reported.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: September 10, 2006

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Man killed in flap with gang (Bronx, NY): A 19-year-old gunman was shot dead in the Bronx outside his sister's apartment building after getting into a petty argument with three suspected gang members at a fast-food joint, police and witnesses said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: September 10, 2006

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Summit suggests gang-plan options (Sacramento, CA): The injunctions that police use to deal with gangs ignore the root causes of crime, violate civil rights and break up communities, according to activists who gathered Saturday at Sacramento State.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: September 10, 2006

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Slayings spotlight Dallas-area Aryan gang (Dallas, TX): After killing a drug customer they suspected could be an informant, Aryan Brotherhood gang members wrapped the man's body in chain-link fencing, weighed it down with cinder blocks and threw it in a murky pond along the Trinity River bottoms, a witness has told police.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 10, 2006

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Arson was gang related, Hanover Park officials say (Hanover Park, IL): A Hanover Park teen accused of torching a Jeep and nearby home - the wrong one, as it were - in a gang-related incident was ordered held on $200,000 bond Saturday.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: September 9, 2006

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Yuba gang sweep nets weapons, six suspects (Marysville, CA): A regional anti-gang unit made arrests Thursday and found a cache of weapons, authorities said. The Yuba-Sutter Anti-Gang Enforcement Unit made its twice-monthly sweep Thursday, focusing in Marysville.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: September 9, 2006

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Rialto police gang raids net 23 (Rialto, CA): Thirteen households were the recipients of an unwanted wake-up call Friday morning. At 6 a.m., officers from the Rialto Police Department and about a dozen other law enforcement agencies raided 13 locations in Rialto and Fontana in search of residents with suspected gang ties.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: September 9, 2006

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Violent Gang (Bronwsville, TX): Brownsville researcher Susan Ritter hopes her work on the Mara Salvatrucha gang will help law enforce-ment do its jobs.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: September 8, 2006

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First arrests made in safety zone (Wichita Falls, TX): Three members of the Varrio Carnales, or VC, street gang have been arrested by the Wichita Falls Police Department in two separate incidents, thanks to the new gang injunction barring them from certain activities in the "(VC) Safety Zone No. 1."
Source: Times Record News    Date: September 8, 2006

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School safety survey released (Richmond, VA): A safety survey of Virginia schools released Thursday will prompt several pieces of legislation next year, including one calling for greater use of background checks for volunteers.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 8, 2006

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Police: Time to get tough on gangs (Wichita, KS): Two more shootings prompted police to make a grim public assessment on Thursday: Wichita has seen a spike in the number of shootings, and police need to crack down on gangs.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: September 8, 2006

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