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DVD helped police nab gang members (Charlotte, NC): With the help of a DVD called “Hood to Hood,” confiscated during a traffic stop, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department gained some valuable information about one area gang.
Source: News 14 Charlotte    Date: December 12, 2006

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Chandler forum battles gang threat (Chandler, AZ): For years, Jorge Alire has attended meetings between police and his neighborhood — the same community where a 19-year-old woman was killed and five others wounded last week in a gang-related driveby shooting.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: December 12, 2006

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Cop shot during gang fight (Chicago, IL): A Chicago police officer was shot in the arm while trying to break up a gang-related disturbance Monday afternoon on the Near Northwest Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 12, 2006

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Kaine announces anti-gang program grant winners in Virginia (Richmond, VA): Two dozen Virginia localities will get up to $10,000 each as part of the state's prevention-based anti-gang initiative, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Monday.
Source: Daily Press    Date: December 11, 2006

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Official: Gang ritual leads to death (Utica, NY): A Utica teenager who was severely assaulted Friday afternoon during a gang-initiation ritual has died as a result of his injuries, Oneida County First Assistant District Attorney Scott McNamara said Sunday night.
Source: The Observer-Dispatch    Date: December 11, 2006

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Troublesome spike in teen violent crime (Houston, TX): The recent fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Westbury High School student underscores some troubling facts: The number of juvenile homicide victims is up considerably from 2005, and violent crime committed by young people appears to be up as well.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: December 10, 2006

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To fight crime, Hazleton employs anti-gang unit (Hazleton, PA): With a population boom of mostly Hispanics in recent years, Mayor Louis Barletta has also seen an increase in gang-related crime. One such Hispanic gang, Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, concerns him the most, he said.
Source: Times Leader    Date: December 10, 2006

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Survey in St. Lucie finds gangs a countywide problem (St. Lucie, FL): A new study that polled "at-risk" St. Lucie County youth found that more than one in seven of them were members of gangs.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: December 10, 2006

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Affiliation with a gang isn't a crime under military law (Washington, DC): Affiliation with a gang doesn’t automatically keep a member or potential recruit out of the military, and it isn’t a crime under military law, according to Pentagon officials.
Source: Stars and Stripes    Date: December 8, 2006

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Gang threat addressed at town hall meeting (Topeka, KS): Thirty-five people took a crash course in "Gangs 101" on Thursday night during a town hall meeting at First Church of the Nazarene, 1001 S.W. Buchanan.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal    Date: December 8, 2006

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Police beefing up enforcement after increased gang activity (Chandler, AZ): Police will beef up enforcement this weekend in response to increased gang activity and a recent drive-by shooting that left a 19-year-old woman dead and five people wounded.
Source: KVOA 4 News    Date: December 8, 2006

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Gang survey of all middle schoolers eyed (Durham, NC): Consultants working on a $60,000 gang study commissioned by the city and county governments say they want to survey all middle school students in the Durham school system to see how gangs are gaining influence among youth.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: December 8, 2006

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Gang-related shooting kills 1, hurts 2 in Burlington City (Burlington City, PA): A shooting that killed one man and wounded two teens in Burlington City on Wednesday was gang-related, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said yesterday.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: December 8, 2006

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Prosecutors nab 5 in drug, gun exchanges (New Castle, PA): State prosecutors say that was the bargain two Lawrence County drug addicts made with four members of a Buffalo, N.Y., street gang that shipped drugs into Western Pennsylvania in exchange for hard-to-get guns.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Date: December 8, 2006

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School gang policy spurs 19 arrests (Chicago, IL): A crackdown on gang confrontations at Mundelein High School this week has resulted in the arrests of 19 students, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 7, 2006

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Chino pulls ... against pull of gangs (Chino, CA): Chino's gang activity is dominated by the Chino Sinners, who have been around since the 1950s, officials said. Lt. Michael Dimmitt, gang investigator at California Institution for Men in Chino, said the city probably has a couple of smaller cliques or tagging crews.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: December 7, 2006

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Gang crackdown working (San Bernardino County, CA): After one year with beefed up gang units and tracking gang statistics, the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office has released the latest figures in comparison to the same time last year.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: December 7, 2006

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Authorities bust gang selling drugs in Allentown, Easton (Allentown, PA): Federal prosecutors said they've taken down a major drug gang operating in several suburban counties. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers announced the busts in Allentown.
Source: NBC 10 news    Date: December 7, 2006

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Police: Crack addicts purchased guns for N.Y. street gang (Lawrence County, PA): Police said two Lawrence County crack addicts are among six people charged in connection with an allegedly illegal gun purchase ring that provided local firearms to a Buffalo, N.Y., street gang.
Source: WTAE Channel 4 News    Date: December 7, 2006

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Authorities: Valley's largest cocaine ring busted (Lehigh Valley, PA): Nine people have been arrested and about $1 million in cash has been confiscated, "shutting down" what authorities believe to be the Lehigh Valley's largest cocaine trafficking organization, U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan announced today.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: December 7, 2006

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