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Bill would enact anti-gang measures (South Carolina): A state bill aimed at giving South Carolina its first anti-gang law isn't as controversial as earlier versions, though civil libertarians and others have criticized all or parts of it.
Source: The Sun News    Date: February 19, 2007

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Drug and weapons busts in Lincoln gang sweep (Lincoln, CA): The Lincoln Police Department, in partnership with local county and state law enforcement agencies, recently saturated the Lincoln area during a one-day crime and gang directed enforcement operation.
Source: Rocklin & Roseville Today    Date: February 19, 2007

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Four Mount Kisco teens charged with gang assault (Mount Kisco, NY): Four Mount Kisco teen-agers were charged with felony gang assault this weekend after they attacked a 17-year-old Bedford man, police said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: February 19, 2007

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Community group wants gang-fighting unit back (Des Moines, IA): A Des Moines neighborhood group is calling on Des Moines police to restart a special unit to crack down on street gangs.
Source: KCCI 8 News    Date: February 19, 2007

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Mean Streets: Gangs Going Digital (Washington, DC): Imagine being a prisoner in your own neighborhood. That's how Wichita, Kan., police Chief Norman Williams describes communities struggling with the unexpected and emerging epidemic of gang violence in U.S. cities.
Source: ABC News    Date: February 19, 2007

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Mayor, police chief defend anti-gang policy (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William Bratton defended plans to start publicly identifying street gangs, stating the public has the right to know who is committing crime in their neighborhoods.
Source: CBS 2 News    Date: February 18, 2007

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How national gang moved in on city’s drug trafficking (Columbia, NC): A highly organized gang with national connections has operated for at least six years in the heart of Columbia, using violence and robbery while hawking its destructive product — crack cocaine.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: February 18, 2007

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Ventura's rise in gang activity is mostly graffiti (Ventura, CA): Crime is on a disturbing rise in Ventura, punctuated by a "skyrocketing" increase in gang incidents last year, Police Chief Pat Miller announced this month.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: February 18, 2007

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Rewards urged for information about street gangsters on LAPD top-10 list (Los Angeles, CA): A week after the Los Angeles Police Department identified its 10 most wanted street gangsters, two City Council members proposed Friday that rewards of up to $50,000 be offered for information leading to the capture and conviction of the fugitives.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 17, 2007

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Eight in Inland Empire accused of 'Fight Club' crimes (Murrieta, CA): Eight former students of Murrieta Valley High School, including former football players accused of belonging to a "Fight Club" gang, were arrested Thursday on suspicion of waging a crime spree of robberies, burglaries and assaults over two years.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 16, 2007

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Gang injunction produces arrest in Bayview district (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police arrested one man Tuesday for violating a controversial stay-away order against a criminal street gang in the Bayview district, police reported Thursday.
Source: Examiner    Date: February 16, 2007

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Sebastian citizens to band together against gangs (Sebastian, FL): Gang members may have reached across the border between Sebastian and Fellsmere and Cynthia Noonan is hoping officials will do likewise as they attempt to combat the problem.
Source: The Stuart News    Date: February 16, 2007

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Six arrested in sweep targeting area gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Early morning police raids in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties on Wednesday netted suspected gang members, firearms and thousands in cash, sheriff's Industry Station deputies said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: February 15, 2007

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School police, city's force might merge (Baltimore, MD): The city's school police force might merge with the larger Baltimore department under a plan favored by Mayor Sheila Dixon to help curtail crime by focusing on problem juveniles and an upsurge in gang activity.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: February 15, 2007

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Agencies team up to fight gangs (Miami-Dade, FL): Officers from Homestead and Miami-Dade Schools police discussed increasing gang violence in South Miami-Dade and the ways that police are combatting the problem, during a Cutler Ridge Citizen's Advisory Committee meeting Monday.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: February 15, 2007

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Fresno will take a bite at Bulldogs problem (Fresno, CA): Fresno Mayor Alan Autry and Police Chief Jerry Dyer find it disgusting that youngsters there can't wear their favorite Fresno State football or basketball player's jersey around town without being suspected of being a gang member.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: February 15, 2007

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Police say fatal shooting in alley was gang-related (Cicero, IL): A Cicero man was killed in a gang-related drive-by shooting Tuesday night while walking with a friend through an alley, a city official said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 15, 2007

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Sheriff unveils huge gang plan (Kern County, CA): A successful fight against gangs in Kern County will take more deputies, more jail beds, more time and a lot more money, according to a Sheriff's Department plan set to be released Tuesday.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: February 15, 2007

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Police look to school to help curb gang violence (Anchorage, AK): How do you help a kid resist the temptation to join a gang? One way is to reach out to them in class. And do it in a school that police say has the highest ratio of gang involvement in its students.
Source: KTUU 2 News    Date: February 15, 2007

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S.B. County gang arrests up (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County prosecutors filed criminal charges against 359 gang members in the final months of 2006, thanks in part to a sweeping anti-gang effort launched in 2005, officials said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: February 14, 2007

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