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Rival gangs stay under radar after police patrols increase (Monroe, LA): Maj. Don Bartley, chief investigator with Monroe police, said the department has not had any major problems with two rival gangs since patrol has been beefed up following two drive-by shootings earlier this month.
Source: The News-Star    Date: May 25, 2006

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Logan police focus on gangs and juvenile crime (Logan, UT): Logan police plan to focus efforts this summer on gang-related and juvenile crime. The department has shifted 12 employees to a new Special Operations division, with the group's major focus being the handling and prevention of crime among youth and, more specifically, gang members.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: May 24, 2006

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Anti-gang strategy taking shape at Justice Department (Washington, DC): U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Tuesday announced a new national strategy to crack down on violent street gangs. The government now believes there are more than 21,500 gangs in the U.S., and more than 700,000 gang members.
Source: Cybercast News Service    Date: May 24, 2006

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City authorities form team to fight gangs (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City authorities are going with a team approach to eradicate street gangs.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman    Date: May 24, 2006

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Chesapeake's leaders gang up on gang activity (Chesapeake, VA): Police and elected officials say gangs are a growing concern in Chesapeake. That's why Mayor Dalton Edge recently created an 18-member task force to make residents aware of a problem that has been developing for about a year.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: May 24, 2006

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School bans Sesame Street Gang t-shirts (Brockton, MA): Brockton High School has banned T-shirts with Sesame Street characters. But these are no regular pictures of Bert and Ernies.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 23, 2006

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Boy killed, three wounded in San Bernardino shooting (San Bernardino, CA): A boy of 13 or 14 was killed and a toddler barely escaped a gangbanger's bullets in a drive-by shooting here Monday night.
Source: The Sun    Date: May 23, 2006

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14 alleged gang members face deportation (Aurora, IL): Authorities have arrested 14 Mexican nationals who will be deported after an interagency investigation discovered they were illegal immigrants and members of a suburban street gang, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 23, 2006

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Six arrested in fatal Placentia shooting (Placentia, CA): Agents arrested six people in the last week connected to a gang-related homicide of an 18-year-old man, police reported Monday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 23, 2006

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Assembly passes measures to curb gang violence (Trenton, NJ): A package of bills aimed at curtailing gang and gun violence in cities and towns throughout the state advanced through the Assembly on Monday.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 22, 2006

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Police say knife fight could be gang-related (Wyoming, MI): Police say at least three people were treated for stab wounds after a knife fight Wednesday in the 1300 block of Burton SW and that the violence appears to be gang-related.
Source: WOOD 8 News    Date: May 22, 2006

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Atty Gen promotes anti-gang initiative (Allentown, PA) : Growing gang violence in our area is getting federal attention. It's a problem serious enough to bring the U-S Attorney General from his post in Washington to the Lehigh Valley.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: May 22, 2006

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205 gang cases over three months (San Bernardino County, CA): The District Attorney's Office filed 205 criminal cases against gang members during the first three months of the year, officials said Friday.
Source: The Sun    Date: May 20, 2006

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Gang program a success, officials say (Victorville, CA): Nearly a year after the inception of the gang program within the San Bernardino County court and sheriff’s systems, officials say the program is a success that is taking gang members off the streets.
Source: Daily Press    Date: May 20, 2006

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Senator on gang inquiry (Salinas, CA): Salinas-area agencies need more money and resources to fight Monterey County's gang problem, a group of local officials told a visiting state lawmaker Friday.
Source: The Californian    Date: May 20, 2006

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Cyberspace offers new turf for gangs (Chicago, IL): With a few clicks on his laptop, Naperville Detective Rich Wistocki is staring at a St. Charles man who appears to be smoking marijuana.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 19, 2006

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Anti-gang efforts to get funds (Dallas, TX): The Metroplex will receive more than $2.5 million in anti-gang grant money, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Thursday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 19, 2006

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Police win grant to target gangs (Fitchburg, MA): A coalition of three local police departments has won a $175,000 grant to target gangs, and the kids who get sucked into them.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: May 19, 2006

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Lowell gets $818,000 grant to fight gangs (Lowell, MA): Police Superintendent Edward Davis had a reason to smile yesterday even as he dealt with flood problems. Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey announced the city is getting $818,119 to fight gang activity.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: May 19, 2006

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Gangs connected to killing (Tucson, AZ): A fatal gangland shooting that sounded like a war to some East Side residents still is under investigation by Tucson police.
Source: Tucson Citizen    Date: May 19, 2006

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