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Police suspect gang dispute in Vancouver man's death (Vancouver, BC): Kamloops RCMP believe a gang dispute is at the centre of a brazen murder in a downtown schoolyard.
Source: The Province    Date: March 24, 2011

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Recognizing gang signs: Frederick detective delivers community presentation about Frederick County activity (Frederick, MD): Residents who believe gangs are not a problem in Frederick County should think again, according to Frederick Police Detective Rob Marker.
Source: The Frederick News-Post    Date: March 24, 2011

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County nets $500K from state for at-risk youth (Riverside County, CA): Riverside County has secured $500,000 to curb gang violence by providing job training to at-risk youth. The funding was part of $4.8 million in state grants announced Wednesday.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: March 24, 2011

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Springfield delays police grant (Springfield, MA): The City Council held off on formally approving the use of a $500,000 state grant to combat youth and gang violence this week, triggering one councilor to say he was shocked by the delay.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 24, 2011

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Three injured in gang-related attack in Gilroy (Gilroy, CA): Police responding to reports of an armed robbery on Church Street Wednesday morning found one victim with multiple stab wounds and two other victims suffering from non-life threatening injuries.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: March 23, 2011

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Tracking Yakima's troubled teens (Yakima, WA): Action News has learned a new computer program could stop teens from falling victim to gangs. "(Gang members) have no morals... the morals are out the door," says Anna Chally, a concerned mother in Yakima.
Source: KIMA News    Date: March 23, 2011

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Sunnyvale sees spike in gang graffiti (Sunnyvale, CA): More than 20 cases of gang graffiti were reported on the north side of town over a span of 12 days in March, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.
Source: The Sun    Date: March 23, 2011

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12 arrested in Cleveland gang initiation beating (Cleveland, OH): Twelve people have been arrested for brutally attacking a total stranger as part of a gang initiation. Six of the suspects are juveniles, but prosecutors say, that's not the most shocking or appalling part of the crime.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: March 23, 2011

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2,500 documented gang members in Salt Lake County (Salt Lake County, UT): News of a 14-year-old gang member using a weapon to take an iPod from his Eastmont Middle School classmate in Sandy is launching an ABC 4 investigation into the spread of gangs in Salt Lake County.
Source: KTVX ABC 4 News    Date: March 23, 2011

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Deputies notify La Puente area gang members of plans for an injunction (La Puente, CA): Sheriff's deputies served suspected gang members Wednesday with notices declaring that the District Attorney's office will seek a gang injunction in the coming weeks.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: March 23, 2011

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Courtroom arrest puts gang-case combatants on edge (Oakland, CA): The two sides in Oakland's bid for a civil gang injunction against alleged Norteños in the Fruitvale neighborhood traded angry accusations Tuesday after parole agents walked into a court hearing during testimony and hauled away one of the defendants.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: March 23, 2011

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Borough residents cry foul over gang report (Hightstown, NJ): Growing doubts fueled angry Hightstown citizens at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting as many of their questions regarding the New Jersey State Police Gang Survey, issued earlier this year, remained unanswered.
Source: EastWindsorPatch    Date: March 23, 2011

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Two arrested in drug raid on North Eighth Street (Reading, PA): Reading police Tuesday arrested two men, including one who is a member of the Crips street gang, during a raid on a drug house in the 300 block of North Eighth Street, investigators said.
Source: Reading Eagle    Date: March 23, 2011

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Billboards challenge mayor over gangs (Chattanooga, TN): An electronic billboard on state Highway 153 flashes: "Mayor Littlefield is too busy fighting police to pay attention to gang violence. And the gangs couldn’t be happier." Several ads rotate, and then another ad pops up: "Chattanoogans take gang violence SERIOUSLY. Too bad the mayor doesn’t. Mayor Littlefield: step up or step aside."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 23, 2011

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Salinas developing own gang strategy (Salinas, CA): A year and a half after state and federal officials criticized Salinas leaders for having no plan to deal with gang violence, the city has come up with a strategy based on community input and the data-crunching assistance of the Naval Postgraduate School and other institutions.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 23, 2011

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Undercover officers looking for gang activity in schools (Indianpolis, IN): Investigators in Indianapolis are cracking down on gangs around the city and in schools. With the Super Bowl coming in 2012 the priority to keep places like downtown gang-free is an even bigger priority.
Source: WTHR 13 News    Date: March 23, 2011

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Thousands of gang members live in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO): FOX 2 has obtained an exclusive look at the number of gang members in the city of St. Louis, and at the number of different gangs. The figures, compiled by city police, are part of a joint city-federal effort to fight street gangs. The figures show a total number of 3,420 gang members in the city, split among 85 different gangs, spread throughout the city.
Source: FOX 2 News    Date: March 23, 2011

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City of Albuquerque launches anti-gang initiative (Albuquerque, NM): KOB Eyewitness News 4 has learned Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry has tripled the number of officers on the police department’s gang unit. The move is just one part of his plan to fight gang-related crime in the city.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: March 23, 2011

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Lakewood passes a resolution to seek federal funds for anti-gang program (Lakewood, NJ): It's no secret that Lakewood Township has gangs. What's important is that Mayor Menashe Miller and Lakewood Township officials are taking steps to institute an anti-gang program by applying for a three-year federal grant of $750,000.00.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: March 22, 2011

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Officials: Gang activity down (Laurinburg, NC): If there are few tell-tell signs of gang activity in the Scotland schools, officials say programs like last week’s G.R.E.A.T. graduation at Pate-Gardner Elementary is one of the reason why.
Source: The Laurinburg Exchange    Date: March 22, 2011

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