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In Dodge City, Old West gunfights give way to gangs with rifles and baseball bats (Dodge City, KS): Dodge City has a rich history as an Old West frontier town, where cowboys and gunslingers could take a break from the trail and get their fill of saloons and brothels.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: October 26, 2006

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Prison gangs haphazardly tracked (Ohio): Thirteen years after a gang-led riot at the Lucasville prison, Ohio still lacks a uniform system of monitoring gangs in its prisons.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: October 26, 2006

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Alleged Chicago gangster busted in Columbus (Columbus, GA): After more than two years on the run, an alleged drug dealer and gangster from Illinois was nabbed in Columbus early Tuesday, authorities said.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: October 26, 2006

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Police investigate shooting outside restaurant (Salt Lake City, UT): What started out as a verbal confrontation quickly turned into a gunfight behind the Denny's restaurant in downtown Salt Lake. Now police are looking for the gunmen.
Source: KSL 5 News    Date: October 26, 2006

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15 arrests as violent gang is hit again (North Richmond, CA): In a second such raid this year, 200 federal and local law-enforcement officers targeting one of Northern California's most violent street gangs swooped down on North Richmond on Wednesday, arresting 15 people on drug charges.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: October 26, 2006

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Graffiti surge spells increase in gang activity, Fort Pierce residents fear (Fort Pierce, FL): The graffiti in a quiet central Fort Pierce neighborhood started small and inconspicuous. Residents between Edwards Road and Virginia Avenue just east of U.S. 1 saw miscellaneous markings appear on a few street signs and telephone poles in recent years.
Source: Fort Pierce Tribune    Date: October 26, 2006

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Police plead for parents' help (Mission Hills, CA): Los Angeles police and a coalition against gangs called on Thursday for community support to help quell a recent surge in gang violence.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 26, 2006

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Neighborhood gangs lead to patrols at Everett-area high school (Everett, WA): A Snohomish County sheriff's deputy has been assigned to Mariner High School because of gangs - not at the school, but in the neighborhood.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 25, 2006

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Sweep targets Sacramento street gangs (Sacramento, CA): About 420 officers from 17 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies fanned out across Sacramento County on Wednesday, searching for more than 330 suspected street gang members in what officials called their largest such coordinated sweep ever in the region.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 25, 2006

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State using new software to track growing gang activity (Wilmington, NC): The state is cracking down on gangs. It involves a new piece of software that tracks individuals thought to be part of gangs.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: October 25, 2006

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Tagging takes deadly detour as graffiti crews become gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Once armed with spray-paint cans and etching tools, San Fernando Valley taggers are now toting guns and other weapons as violence among their crews is becoming as prevalent as their graffiti.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 25, 2006

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Santa Rita inmates charged after attack (Dublin, CA): Five Santa Rita jail inmates are facing assault charges for allegedly attacking another prisoner with a hand-fashioned blade.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald    Date: October 24, 2006

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Officials, lawyers debate proposed gang injunction (San Francisco, CA): The American Civil Liberties Union stated Monday that it would challenge a civil injunction sought by The City to prevent members of a Bayview street gang from congregating and conducting gang activity in a specified area.
Source: The Examiner    Date: October 24, 2006

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Suspected gang members attack school resource officer (Orem, UT): Three suspected gang members are in custody after attacking a school resource officer. It happened yesterday, at Timpanogos High School in Orem.
Source: KSL 5 News    Date: October 24, 2006

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Two shootings gang-related, police believe (Lakewood, NJ): Police say they suspect that two of three shootings that happened Friday night and early Saturday morning are gang-related.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: October 24, 2006

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Taggers spread gang image (Des Moines, IA): The writing is on the wall: Des Moines police expect 2006 to be a record year for graffiti. Officers have fielded 942 graffiti reports this year. That compares with 740 last year, 441 reports in 2004 and 357 in 2003.
Source: The Des Moines Register    Date: October 24, 2006

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Judge OKs Southside Chiques injunction (Ventura County, CA): Ventura County Superior Court Judge Vincent O'Neill issued a permanent injunction Monday against the Southside Chiques gang, the second-largest street gang in Oxnard.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: October 24, 2006

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Views differ on gang solutions (San Francisco, CA): Though collaboration was the theme at a U.S. Department of Justice summit on Monday, lawmakers, law enforcement officers and activists presented divergent views on how to solve Northern California's gang problems.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 24, 2006

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Elmore County debates existence of area gangs (Elmore County, AL): When a Wetumpka High School student was caught with a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol near Wetumpka Junior High School, District Attorney Randall Houston attributed the incident to increased gang-related violence and fighting.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: October 23, 2006

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Troy high school security officer jumped by students (Troy, NY): Troy High School's security coordinator breaks up a gang initiation, on campus, and gets jumped himself. The school's security chief saw what he thought was a two-student on one fight, and tried to break it up.
Source: WTEN News 10    Date: October 23, 2006

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