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Law enforcers want to get a jump on gangs (Fort Bend County, TX): Police departments of cities in Fort Bend County have pledged to join a task force being formed by the county sheriff's office with a near $1 million federal grant to block potential gang activities.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 16, 2006

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GPS will track gang parolees (San Bernardino, CA): State corrections officials announced Tuesday that they would monitor 20 paroled gang members in San Bernardino with satellite tracking anklets typically used for high-risk sex offenders.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 15, 2006

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Nine alleged gang members arrested in North Richmond sweep (Richmond, CA): A massive drug raid of more than a dozen Contra Costa and Solano county homes on Tuesday led to the arrests of nine people, including two alleged ringleaders of a notorious street gang.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: March 15, 2006

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Gang activity may soon be considered terrorism if House Bill 21-15 passes in the Senate (Oklahoma City, OK): Gang activity may soon be considered terrorism if House Bill 21-15 passes in the Senate. Author of the bill Thad Balkman says the bill would expand the definition of terrorism in state law to include acts of violence carried out to coerce civilians.
Source: KTEN Channel 10 News    Date: March 15, 2006

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Anti-gang pacts will get review (Salinas, CA): After several trustees raised concerns over civil rights and possible consequences of cooperating with law enforcement, the board of the Salinas Union High School District on Tuesday agreed to review the district's current gang policy and its use of anti-gang behavior contracts.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 15, 2006

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Drive-by shootings hit Highland area twice (Highland, CA): Two seemingly unrelated drive-by shootings have struck the same neighborhood this week, according to sheriff's officials.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: March 15, 2006

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Feds begin trial against brotherhood (Santa Ana, CA): After nearly eight years of investigation and trial preparation, the federal government opened its case Tuesday against the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang with a simple slide that read: "The Aryan Brotherhood: Blood in, Blood out."
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 15, 2006

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Gang activity picks up (Provo, UT): The beating of a 14-year-old boy earlier this month in central Provo has police and school officials worried about what appears to be a resurgence of Hispanic gang activity.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 14, 2006

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Suspects in killing face other charges (Englewood, IL): The gunman who killed 10-year-old Siretha White while she was at her birthday party on Saturday was aiming for a group of gang rivals standing on the steps in front of the house, according to law enforcement sources.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 14, 2006

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Officers meet in Greenville to discuss gangs (Greenville, SC): Law enforcement officers met here to discuss gangs and gang-related crimes. The three-day conference, put on by the Regional Organized Crime Information Center, started Monday and will allow agencies to exchange information and policies for coping with gangs.
Source: The State    Date: March 14, 2006

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Judge: Groups would coordinate gang effort (Durham, NC): District Judge Marcia Morey proposed Tuesday that two new committees coordinate Durham's anti-gang efforts - but is adamant they shouldn't be an example of bureaucracy for its own sake.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: March 14, 2006

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Norfolk takes lead fighting gangs (Norfolk, VA): The guy pointed a gun at Herman Bijeaux's face. It looked like a 9 mm, black, with a good-size barrel. "I said, 'Oh Lord,'" Bijeaux remembered. "'Nothing good is going to happen.'"
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: March 13, 2006

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Fitchburg police chief eyeing big anti-gang grant (Fitchburg, MA): Police Chief Edward Cronin is seeking a substantial new grant from the state to help fight gang-related crime in North Central Massachusetts.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise     Date: March 13, 2006

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Alleged Jamaican gang members iced (Rochester, NY): Five members Jamaican nationals, allegedly of the Hanna Street Posse, a gang based in Rochester, were last week nabbed by special agents from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Buffalo office and the Rochester Police Department.
Source: Hard Beat News    Date: March 13, 2006

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Contesting gang identification (Santa Cruz County, CA): In Santa Cruz County, the mother of a special-education student took the Pajaro Valley Unified School District and the Sheriff's Office to court after they identified her son as a gang member.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 13, 2006

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Fighting gang violence (Memphis, TN): Some say more guidance and structure could help fight teen crimes, but many teens are now shut out of safe places to go.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News    Date: March 13, 2006

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Five held in suspected gang shooting (Lodi, CA): Two men and three boys were arrested after a shooting around 11 p.m. Saturday, according to the Lodi Police Department.
Source: The Record    Date: March 13, 2006

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Three inmates stabbed at Cook County Jail (Cook County, IL): Three Cook County Jail inmates were stabbed in two separate incidents in maximum security divisions Sunday, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: March 13, 2006

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Behavior examples (Salinas, CA): Students are asked to sign a contract if school officials believe their behavior and/or associations are indicative of gang membership.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 12, 2006

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South Florida gang members rounded up in national sweep (South Florida): Reputed gang members have been disappearing from the streets of South Florida. Four members of the Latin Kings in Broward, gone. The leader of a Mara Salvatrucha-13 crew in Lake Worth, nowhere to be seen.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: March 11, 2006

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