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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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Sheriff keeps pressure on gangs (Greene County, MO): Despite jail overcrowding, officials are making an effort to ensure prisoners suspected of gang-related violence stay locked up, Greene County Sheriff Jack Merritt said Friday.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: October 22, 2006

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Anti-gang partners renew their ties tips on identifying gangs (Tacoma, WA): Gang colors aren’t restricted to Blood red and Crip blue. Orange or black is the color of choice for some gangs, be it the shade of a shoelace or a bandanna neatly threaded through belt loops.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: October 21, 2006

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Three arrested in attack on pregnant woman (Fredericksburg, VA): A pregnant woman was kicked in the stomach outside a Wal-Mart on Thursday in what Fredericksburg police believe might have been a gang-related attack.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 21, 2006

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Police warn parents of their children's gang ties (Oceanside, CA): In an effort to let parents know that their child may be facing trouble, detectives are sending a warning letter to the parent or guardian of a juvenile who is associating with a criminal gang and is on the verge of being documented by police.
Source: North County Times    Date: October 20, 2006

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Police trade guns for brushes (Washington, DC): The spray paint scrawled on the wall of the bowling alley was telling a story, and to Maj. Kevin Davis, it was a particularly ominous one.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 19, 2006

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Valley gang violence soars (San Fernando Valley, CA): Gang-related violence has soared in the San Fernando Valley, with 36 killings in the past 10 months and gang crime in some neighborhoods up 50 percent over last year, the Daily News has learned.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 19, 2006

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Cops raid 'vicious' Mount Vernon drug gang (Mount Vernon, NY): A task force of nearly 100 Mount Vernon, Westchester County and state police swarmed throughout the city during the predawn hours today arresting numerous people in the culmination of a major drug gang investigation, police said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: October 19, 2006

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Non-traditional gang rivals involved in Tuesday shootout (Nashville, TN): An outbreak of violence between teenage members of Kurdish and black gangs Tuesday night caught the Metro Police Department’s specialized gang unit by surprise.
Source: The City Paper    Date: October 19, 2006

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Local police department receives gang prevention grant (Temple, TX): The Temple Police Department has been awarded a $14,489 US Justice Department grant to expand its Gang Resistance Education and Training program to all sixth grade students at a new middle school campus, Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, announced Wednesday.
Source: KWTX 10 News    Date: October 19, 2006

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