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Sarasota debates graffiti law (Sarasota, FL): Jon Susce, president of the Park East Neighborhood Association in Sarasota, is tired of seeing spray-painted gang symbols and profanity scattered along the walls of his community.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: July 16, 2006

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Police gang unit beefed up (Elk Grove, CA): Elk Grove Police Department officials hope to soon have one of the premier gang-fighting forces in the region.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 16, 2006

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Injunction curtails Santa Ana gang (Santa Ana, CA): With members of a Santa Ana street gang looking on, a judge issued a sweeping court order Friday severely limiting their activity in a neighborhood that law enforcement officials said the gang had terrorized.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 15, 2006

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Officials seek more collaboration in gang control (Virginia): Federal and local officials yesterday touted their successes against violent gangs in Northern Virginia but called for greater collaboration among District-area jurisdictions in gang prevention
Source: The Washington Times    Date: July 15, 2006

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Nearly $500,000 to fight gang violence (Tacoma, WA): The Tacoma City Council agreed unanimously during a special meeting Friday to spend nearly $500,000 from the city’s general fund to create a special gang unit within the Police Department.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 15, 2006

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West Side becomes war zone (Buffalo, NY): Two violent youth gangs - with members as young as 10 years old - are responsible for three killings amid at least a dozen shootings over the past six months, police confirmed Thursday.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: July 14, 2006

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Cops keep lid on gangs after boy slain (Chicago, IL): Just three hours after 14-year-old Miguel Contreras was shot to death in front of his little brother, a suspected gang member from a rival neighborhood was found three blocks away - crouching behind cars with a TEC-9 loaded with 21 live rounds, police said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 14, 2006

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Five youths arrested in gang-related assault (Santa Monica, CA): Five Hispanic teenagers were arrested this week for a gang-related assault after they jumped a black youth at the Pico Neighborhood border near Santa Monica High School Wednesday afternoon, according to police.
Source: The Lookout News    Date: July 14, 2006

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Chicago, suburban police look to take gangs on this summer (Chicago, IL): Chicago police have launched Operation Safe Summer, an initiative aimed at reducing weekend gang and drug-related violence.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: July 14, 2006

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Anti-gang center opens in Richmond (Richmond, VA): The city of Richmond has opened a one-stop shop for the Gang Reduction and Intervention Program.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: July 14, 2006

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Police say change in gang tactics paying off (Wichita, KS): A spike in gang-related shootings in June prompted Wichita police to change tactics -- and it's paying off.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: July 13, 2006

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Portland mayor appoints Canda to slow gang violence (Portland, OR): Portland Mayor Tom Potter has called on a long-time community activist to lead a new crime prevention effort.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: July 13, 2006

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Chicago police team up with suburban authorities to reduce gang violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are joining forces with suburban authorities in a new initiative to reduce gang violence.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: July 13, 2006

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Spokane agencies form gang task force (Spokane, WA): Responding to an increase in violent crime committed by armed gang members, local and federal police agencies in Spokane have formed a task force.
Source: KXLY News    Date: July 13, 2006

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MS-13 gang members arrested (Clinton, NC): Nine members of the notorious MS-13 gang are behind bars as investigators warn gang problems are spreading to rural areas.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: July 13, 2006

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County looks to adopt policy for speedier removal of graffiti (Belvidere, IL): The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is cracking down on graffiti. Quick cleanup of gang signs, swastikas and other offensive scribing is the goal of a new ordinance that will come tonight before the Boone County Board for a vote.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: July 12, 2006

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Anti-gang grant to target youth (Reading, PA): Regional officials will use a portion of a $2.5 million federal grant to focus on preventing youth from joining gangs, U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan said Tuesday.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 12, 2006

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Police looking online for gang exploits (Salt Lake City, UT): Street gangs are showcasing their exploits on the Internet and police are taking advantage of the information.
Source: KSL 5 News    Date: July 12, 2006

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Suffolk gets first look at youth violence study (Suffolk, VA): City leaders gave the public its first glimpse Tuesday night at a months-long study aimed at curbing youth violence.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: July 12, 2006

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Drive-by shooting seriously wounds girl, 4, playing in her frontyard (Los Angeles, CA): A 4-year-old girl playing in front of her South Los Angeles home was seriously wounded Monday when an SUV pulled up and its occupants sprayed bullets at her and about half a dozen other children, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 11, 2006

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