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Specialist eliminating unwanted art (Scottsdale, AZ): Studies show that when graffiti is removed within the first 48 hours of it going up, chances of it recurring are greatly reduced. That's where Sita Barge comes in.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: June 5, 2006

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Police, schools, neighborhoods tackle youth violence (Paterson, NJ): Noelia Ramos, 10, can tell the difference between a burst of firecrackers and a gunshot's boom.
Source: Herald News    Date: June 4, 2006

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"M.O.B. Boys" gang smashed by FBI in New Jersey (Newark, NJ): A major drug-trafficking gang known as the "M.O.B. Boys" - which protected its operations by threats and violence, including murder - has been dismantled in a series of early morning raids Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Offce in Newark, New Jersey.
Source: The Post Chronicle    Date: June 4, 2006

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Arrests may stem gang violence (Adelanto, CA): In the past two months, rival gangs have committed about a dozen drive-by shootings in a battle for control of east Adelanto. But in the past three days, deputies arrested six gang members in a move that authorities hope will stem the violence.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: June 3, 2006

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Study: Gang problem hits smaller cities (Albany, NY): Street gangs once confined to large cities could be making their way to smaller towns in New York, a new report says. Increasing jail time and adding social programs could help deal with the problem, according to the study.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal    Date: June 3, 2006

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Deputies help deport gang members (Chester County, SC): The Chester County Sheriff's Office assisted in the arrest of two illegal immigrants who are members of a violent gang that steals cars and sells drugs.
Source: The News & Reporter    Date: June 2, 2006

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Ganging up on color schemes (New York, NY): That red Chicago Bulls basketball jersey your son wears to school might be more than a fashion statement. Ditto for the strange markings on the inside of his belt.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: June 2, 2006

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Mayor: Roanoke has some gangs (Roanoke, VA): Roanoke police are investigating multimillion-dollar drug operations and "homegrown" street gangs in Roanoke, but nationally known gangs such as the Bloods and the Crips have not taken hold in the city, the mayor said Thursday.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: June 2, 2006

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L.A. city atty. seeks injunction against gang (Los Angeles, CA): City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo announced Thursday he is seeking a court injunction against the Black P Stones street gang, which he said has been terrorizing the Baldwin Village area.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 2, 2006

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Broad gang presence requires parents' vigilance, officials say (Maryland): Criminal gangs are operating across Maryland at a level many in the state do not recognize or are unwilling to admit, participants in what was billed as the first Maryland gang summit warned yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 2, 2006

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Changes urged for injunctions on gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Balancing the effectiveness of gang injunctions with the need to offer hope to young people to break from a life of crime, a city panel Wednesday called for a review of how to change the injunctions.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: June 1, 2006

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Summit elevates anti-gang initiatives (Columbia, MD): MS-13, the target of a major federal indictment in Maryland last summer, isn't the state's biggest gang problem. The Bloods are.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: June 1, 2006

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Teen gangs find voice on Web (Dallas, TX): Teen gang members and wannabes are finding a platform in cyberspace to brag, bully and blog about their exploits.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: June 1, 2006

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Drugs and gangs threaten Carty Park (St. Paul, MN): The lone basketball hoop at St. Paul's Carty Park was supposed to help keep kids off the streets. Instead, it became a work station for dope dealers, who learned they could conveniently shoot baskets until a prospective customer strolled by to do business.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: June 1, 2006

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Logan police revive special unit to fight youth crimes (Logan, UT): The Logan Police Department has resurrected its special operations unit to curb a rise of gang-related graffiti and juvenile crimes.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 1, 2006

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Two wounded, six seized in W. Side gunfire (Chicago, IL) : Two people were shot Wednesday night and six people were arrested after what appeared to be a string of gang-related gunfights on the West Side, Chicago Police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 1, 2006

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Gang flap apparent cause of wild gunfire (San Francisco, FL): A shooting that left an 11-year-old boy critically wounded was the apparent product of strife within the Diamond Heights Boys neighborhood street gang, police said Wednesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 1, 2006

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St. Lucie drug ring busted (St. Lucie, FL): A line of seized vehicles and a pile of plastic bags filled with drugs and paper money were all that remained Wednesday of what authorities are calling St. Lucie County's top cocaine ring.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: June 1, 2006

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Gangs possibly behind firebomb (Ogden, UT): A firebombing at an Ogden home may be part of an ongoing turf war between rival Latino gangs. Just after midnight Tuesday, police said someone lobbed several Molotov cocktails at a home on the 300 block of 32nd Street.
Source: Deseret News    Date: May 31, 2006

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A call for tougher gang laws (New York, NY): Working off testimony from gang experts on Long Island and throughout New York, an influential state commission called yesterday for laws that would make gang recruitment a crime but was less specific on proposals for social programs.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 31, 2006

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