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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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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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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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Gangs are target of officials who wants to clean up Laurel (Laurel, MS): Police here are trying to create a database of gang members as part of an effort to root out crime and clean up the city.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: October 23, 2006

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S.F. attorney wants to create gang-free zone (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is seeking the city's first civil injunction against a street gang, asserting that a court order is needed to protect Bayview-Hunters Point residents from criminals who commute there to sell drugs and kill rivals and witnesses.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    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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Prosecutor files civil lawsuit against street gang (Chicago, IL): Authorities in DuPage County are suing more than three dozen reputed gang members in an effort to curb violence. The civil lawsuit prohibits 37 members of the Latin Kings from engaging in criminal activity and associating in public.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: October 23, 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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Police struggle to solve city's gang problem (Hattiesburg, MS): Officials here are struggling with a gang problem that has terrorized some residents and left a 12-year-old girl wounded from a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: October 22, 2006

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Tracy mayoral candidate unveils gang-fighting plan (Tracy, CA): Police Chief David Krauss has said there is a gang presence in the city but there isn't a gang problem. According to police statistics, there are upwards of 150 documented gang members, who are responsible for a small percentage of crime.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald    Date: October 22, 2006

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Police: Gang graffiti on the rise (Rock Hill, SC): George Franklin ran the Green Street Superette for 35 years without gang members vandalizing his property. But that changed several months ago, when gang graffiti was spray-painted on the side of his building.
Source: The Herald    Date: October 22, 2006

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Wiping out gang tattoos helps inmates erase the past (Anchorage, AK): One 18-year-old boy, now locked up at McLaughlin Youth Center, discovered TRG, Tiny Rascals Gang, at age 8, watching an uncle take off his shirt.
Source: Anchorage Daily News    Date: October 22, 2006

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'We are going to crack down,' Wynn says (Hattiesburg, MS): Recent drive-by shootings in Hattiesburg have resulted in city officials calling for stronger measures against gangs.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: October 22, 2006

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