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Rio Rancho coping with growing gang population (Rio Rancho, NM): Rio Rancho police say that the city’s gang population has grown over the past ten years but, they add, a lot of the gang-related crime takes place outside of the City of Vision.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: January 26, 2007

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Nicaraguan member of MS-13 street gang ordered to be deported (Las Vegas, NV): A Nicaraguan man, who is also an illegal alien and member of the infamous Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) street gang, was arrested along with another illegal alien from Mexico, on January 18, 2007 at Creech Air Force Base.
Source: All Headline News    Date: January 26, 2007

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Growing gang activity in Valley worries law agencies (Phoenix, AZ): No neighborhood or even rural area is exempt from gangs, a coalition of law-enforcement agencies reported Thursday while pledging to renew efforts to clamp down on what they believe is becoming a more organized and diverse crime problem.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: January 26, 2007

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L.A.'s new gang war (Los Angeles, CA): Next month Los Angeles officials will announce details of a new anti-gang initiative aimed at suppressing a resurgence of gang crime in and around L.A. After falling for several years, gang-related crime rose 14 percent last year; 58 percent of the city's murders were gang-related in 2006, up 50 percent from the previous year.
Source: MSNBC Newsweek    Date: January 25, 2007

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Philadelphia gang violence on the rise (Philadelphia, PA): Violent crime in the Philadelphia seems to be an every day occurrence and gangs are a part of that violence. Officials said the gangs are not only becoming more diverse, they are more dangerous.
Source: CBS 3 Philadelphia    Date: January 25, 2007

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Board of Freeholders expands anti-gang violence initiative (Ocean County, NJ): With gang violence growing in its seriousness for local law enforcement, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders pledged its help in expanding the county's anti-gang violence initiative.
Source: Brick Township Bulletin    Date: January 25, 2007

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Gangs of St. Paul (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul police officer Tim Bohn un-holsters his squad microphone. The eight-year veteran cop is idling in the parking lot of the BP gas station on Lexington Parkway just north of Interstate 94. It's a sleepy night in St. Paul, just two days into the new year.
Source: City Pages    Date: January 24, 2007

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Cities meet to help end gang violence (Oakland, CA): Representatives from more than a dozen California cities began to tackle gang violence in Oakland today, during a summit aimed at stopping the shootings, killings and assaults being committed by gang bangers. The goal is to look for new ideas to curb the surge in street crimes.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: January 24, 2007

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City attorney unveils plan to combat gang activity (Los Angeles, CA): City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo unveiled a three-pronged plan Wednesday to combat gang activity through tougher sentencing measures, increased asset forfeiture and a requirement that students wear uniforms.
Source: CBS 2 News    Date: January 24, 2007

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Tax to fight gangs set for ballot (Los Angeles, CA): Desperate to stem the rise of gang violence in Los Angeles, the City Council agreed Tuesday to draft a ballot measure that would impose a parcel tax to raise $50 million or more annually for intervention and prevention programs.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 24, 2007

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Bills target gang, bullying (Worcester, MA): The effort to combat violence in schools must be a communitywide mission, state Sen. Edward M. Augustus Jr., D-Worcester, said yesterday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 24, 2007

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Tri-City youth violence on rise (Fremont, CA): Law enforcement officers know of more than 2,300 gang members in the Tri-City area, with 1,332 belonging to the Norteo gang and 580 identifying with the rival Sureo gang.
Source: The Argus    Date: January 24, 2007

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Needed: Nosy parents police warn gangs growing in county (Erma, NJ): "The biggest problem with gangs, they won't let kids be kids." Those were Lt. Ed Torres' words to 125 mostly adults who attended a Lower Township Police Department sponsored street gang awareness seminar Jan. 17 at Lower Cape May Regional High School.
Source: Cape May County Herald    Date: January 23, 2007

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Graffiti arrests double in Salem as complaints rise (Salem, OR): Graffiti is on the rise in Salem -- but so are police efforts to combat spray-paint vandals. Salem's graffiti hotline experienced a 40 percent increase in calls in 2006, according to a police report provided to the Salem City Council.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: January 23, 2007

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Gang activity up (Scranton, PA): Members of some of the nation's most notorious street gangs live in Scranton, officials are now saying, and activity is on the rise.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: January 22, 2007

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Police organizing graffiti task force (Scranton, PA): On any given day, a motorist or pedestrian could pass the floodgates on Olive Street and notice parts of the bridge are a different color than they were the day before.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: January 22, 2007

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Police: Suspect in cop shooting belongs to Crips gang (Paterson, NJ): The suspect in the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer is one of a growing number of members of the Crips street gang in New Jersey, authorities said.
Source: am New York    Date: January 21, 2007

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Alleged gang violence injures three In Redwood City (Redwood City, CA): Redwood City police are investigating a late night shooting that injured three people, allegedly as result of rivalry between two known Mexican street gangs, the Surenos meaning "southerners," and the Nortenos meaning "northerners."
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: January 21, 2007

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FBI: Gang members joining military (Washington, DC) : Motorcycle and street gang members have joined the U.S. military and served in Iraq, a new FBI report says.
Source: WETM 18 News    Date: January 21, 2007

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New unit set to target gang crimes (Ventura County, CA): In a bid to reduce gang violence in unincorporated areas of the western part of the county, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department plans to roll out a new anti-gang unit in February.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 21, 2007

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