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Fourteen-year-old shot to death after dispute at teen dance club (Goshen, IN): Prosecutors say a dispute at a Goshen teen dance club early Sunday morning led to the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: February 20, 2006

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City police form unit to tackle youth crime (Sacramento, CA): The Sacramento Police Department has launched a youth unit to combat gang activity and violence, citing a county report that shows a long-term increase in the number of juveniles arrested for violent crimes and a burgeoning population of at-risk youth.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 19, 2006

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Do we have a gang problem? (Springfield, MO): Springfield has 10 gangs with more than 200 members, but police say that alone doesn't put it in the same league as cities plagued by violent street gangs.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: February 19, 2006

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Gang crackdown takes manpower (San Mateo County, CA): San Mateo County probation officers are being inundated with gang cases as a result of crackdowns on such activity by the countywide gang task force that launched over the summer, a probation department manager said.
Source: San Mateo County Times    Date: February 19, 2006

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Police struggle with rising gang violence (Chandler, AZ): At first glance, the dark streets seem serene in this central Chandler neighborhood, where long-established families have raised their children in the older, modest homes.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: February 19, 2006

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Shots fired after teens confronted about graffiti, police report (Reno, NV): Two teens spraying gang-related graffiti were arrested after police say one of them shot at Reno firefighters who confronted them about their actions.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: February 19, 2006

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School suspension suit planned (Durham County, NC): The fliers placed at M&M Mini Mart No. 4 on Mangum Street seeking parents who think their children were wrongly suspended from Durham Public Schools were grabbed up in one day.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: February 18, 2006

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$26 million a year fails to keep L.A.'s kids out of gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles spends $26 million a year to keep kids out of gangs or get them to renounce their affiliation, but the program is such a failure that not a single youth has ever been released from a court-imposed gang injunction, officials said Friday.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 18, 2006

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Oceanside could endorse five groups (Oceanside, CA): Thwarted in efforts to promote a proposed new collaborative to fight gangs, the City Council will consider a different approach Wednesday: supporting several separate groups.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 18, 2006

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FBI calls for teamwork as thugs seek foothold (New Orleans, LA): The winds of Hurricane Katrina might have blown New Orleans' violent yet unsophisticated street gangs out of town.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: February 17, 2006

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11 arrested in Fairfax probe of street gangs (Fairfax County, VA): An ongoing investigation into Latino street gangs in Fairfax County has resulted in the arrests of 11 people, mostly teenagers, on charges including attempted robbery, assault by mob and gang recruitment, police said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 17, 2006

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Milwaukee committee approves anti-gang measure (Milwaukee, WI): A Milwaukee Common Council committee has approved an anti-gang measure that would let police ticket people who are loitering in a menacing fashion.
Source: WBAY Channel 2 News    Date: February 17, 2006

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Collier deputies check up on gang members (Collier County, FL): Deputies with the Collier County Sheriff's Office combed the streets Friday night, looking for gang members violating their probation.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News    Date: February 17, 2006

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Spread of graffiti in West Boynton is troubling to Palm Beach County officials (Palm Beach County, FL): The spray paint began creeping onto abandoned buildings and walls in the fall. Tags such as "KL" for the Krazy Locos alerted residents and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office that the gangs were spreading into new territory.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 17, 2006

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Teen suspect viewed as adult (Banning, CA): A 15-year-old boy will be charged as an adult in connection with the slaying of two men who tried to stop the violent beating of another teenage boy who wanted out of a gang, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: The Sun    Date: February 16, 2006

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Employment can lead gang members to a better place (Mendocino County, CA): Jobs, not jails was the rallying cry behind Jesuit priest Father Gregory Boyle and 500 mothers from gang-filled project housing in Los Angeles when they went looking for a solution to the violence in their community.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: February 16, 2006

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Violence shifts from street to jails (Los Angeles County, CA): As law enforcement officials investigate the outbreak of violence in Los Angeles County jails, clues might be found on the streets of some of the county's toughest neighborhoods.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 16, 2006

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Gunman fires on car, wounds teenage girl (Lakewood, CO): A teenage girl was wounded Tuesday afternoon when a gunman on foot fired on a car the victim was riding in near the Lakewood-Edgewater boundary.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: February 15, 2006

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East P.A. chief moves against gang (Palo Alto, CA): East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis will meet with the city attorney and district attorney's officials in the next week to request restraining orders for 55 alleged members of the city's Sacramento Street gang, according to a letter released Tuesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 15, 2006

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More prisons do not address gang problem (Wichita, KS): Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams is asking legislators for a new weapon in the war against youth gangs. The proposal, Senate Bill 458, would make it a crime for gangs to recruit at schools, make it easier to keep gang members locked up after an arrest, and define the term "gang member" in state law.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: February 15, 2006

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