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Gang member arrested in shooting, police say (Augusta, GA): A reputed Augusta gang member was in custody Sunday night, charged in what the area's top FBI official called a gang-related drive-by shooting.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: January 29, 2007

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Gang violence disrupts Meinh New Year (Oroville, CA): The Oroville Police Department said gang rivalry sparked a fight that broke out at a Meinh New Year's Festival Saturday night, with at least three people injured and 11 people arrested.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register    Date: January 29, 2007

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Police tie 75 car burglaries to a new street gang (Memphis, TN): Memphis Police say they've arrested several members of a new street gang called the "University Crips." Police say the gang members are responsible for about 75 car burglaries in East Memphis and Cordova.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: January 29, 2007

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In Los Angeles, antigang efforts start on the street (Los Angeles, CA) : At twilight on Friday, in the heart of the territory of the latest notorious Los Angeles gang, a woman in a passing car calls out a tip to Officer Dan Robbins, sending him racing toward a corner and a man he believes is a member of the 204th Street gang.
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 29, 2007

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Las Vegas neighborhood threatened by gang violence (Las Vegas, NV): A serious escalation in gang violence is threatening to take over a Las Vegas neighborhood and has police concerned about the future.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: January 29, 2007

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Shooting believed to be gang-related (West Covina, CA): A 29-year-old La Puente man was shot in the back in what officials believe was a gang-related drive-by shooting Friday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: January 29, 2007

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Drive-by shooting leads task force to suspected gang members (Augusta, GA): The Safe Streets Task Force arrested Kevin Evans and Jonathan Harrell in the 2500 block of Milledgeville Road just after midnight last night. Investigators tell News 12 there's more to come. They think there's a third gunman on the loose.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: January 29, 2007

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Three-prong anti-gang effort pushed (St. George, UT): Prevention, intervention and suppression. That's the way Utah needs to fight its gang problem, according to at least one local expert.
Source: Deseret News    Date: January 28, 2007

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Residents' help asked as gang numbers grow (Gaston County, NC): Police Officer Eddie Burgess said it takes a community effort to solve the gang problem and called on Gaston County residents Thursday night to help.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 28, 2007

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Cops arrest eight, shut West Side heroin market (Chicago, IL): A West Side drug sting this month netted eight gang members alleged to have been dealing heroin near schools and churches, Chicago police said this weekend.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 28, 2007

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Expanded 'safety zones' virtually blanket entire downtown in Escondido (Escondido, CA): The city's first gang injunctions took effect in 2001, and authorities credit them with helping curb a gang problem.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 28, 2007

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Officials: Possible gang a serious threat (Athens, GA): An Athens "Bloods" gang might not have ties to the notorious West Coast gang with the same name, gangs experts say, but authorities still should be concerned about the group of thugs who brutally beat a teen this month.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: January 28, 2007

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Aurora’s Latino leaders working to quell violence (Aurora, IL): Latino leaders in Aurora are vowing to do everything in their power to thwart the gang violence that resulted in the fatal shooting of a teen last week on the city’s near east side.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: January 28, 2007

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West Palm safe zones would ban gangs: Members might be arrested if they show up a second time (West Palm Beach, FL): Los Angeles knows a thing or two about gangs and how to combat them. That's why West Palm Beach police are borrowing a tactic that has helped: court injunctions.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: January 27, 2007

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Target: cross-border gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Seeking to combat the spread of street gangs across international borders, the FBI will join forces with Los Angeles police and prosecutors next month to teach authorities from Mexico, El Salvador and other Latin American countries how to better track and investigate gang crime.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 27, 2007

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City seals off house it says is base for gang (Los Angeles, CA): Opening a new front in the war on street gangs, Los Angeles prosecutors Thursday boarded up and announced plans to seize ownership of a fortress-like house in Glassell Park that allegedly provided a base for a gang that terrorized the neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 27, 2007

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Police: Gang activity increasing in Barrio Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA): An increase in assaults, street robberies and graffiti in the city's Barrio area south of downtown reflects what police said last week is an upturn in gang-related crime over the last several years.
Source: North County Times    Date: January 27, 2007

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Md. prosecutors seek stronger laws to fight gangs (Annapolis, MD): With serious gang problems spreading to rural areas, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler and state's attorneys asked lawmakers Thursday to give them prosecutorial powers similar to those used by federal prosecutors against the Mafia.
Source: WTOP News    Date: January 26, 2007

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Police department considering gang task force (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police Chief Freeman Cooper said Thursday that he is considering putting together a gang task force to serve as the “law enforcement arm” of a diverse, communitywide initiative to target local gang activity.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 26, 2007

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Anti-gang pilot program warrants support (Oakland, CA): Anti-gang pilot program warrants supportSOCIETY sometimes needs to experiment, put a proposal to use first to see if and how it works, before making it public policy.
Source: The Argus    Date: January 26, 2007

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