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West Palm Beach OKs street gang 'safe zone' ordinance (West Palm Beach, FL): The City Commission unanimously voted Monday to amend a city ordinance to include the police proposal of the Criminal Street Gang Prevention Ordinance.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 27, 2007
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/...

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Sacramento police target gangs after weekend shootings (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento police are strengthening their gang-enforcement division after a series of shootings killed one and injured five last weekend. "We can't let this go unanswered," City Manager Ray Kerridge said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 27, 2007
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Police: Charlotte gang membership up, members linked to crimes (Charlotte, NC): A report by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said officers documented 1,830 gang members in the metropolitan area last year, though three more members probably exist for every one identified.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: February 27, 2007
http://www.wral.com/...

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Judge upholds Escondido's anti-gang order (Escondido, CA): A judge upheld an order that prohibits about 50 alleged gang members from making gang hand signs and wearing certain clothing in parts of the city of Escondido.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: February 27, 2007
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Valley caught in crossfire (San Fernando Valley, CA): Gang violence continued unabated in the San Fernando Valley over a bloody weekend that claimed one life, left three teenagers wounded and put the city's latest anti-gang effort to the test.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 27, 2007
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Police to unveil strategy for stopping gangs (Charlotte, NC): Police say there are about 1,400 gang members in Charlotte and as the numbers grow, the members are getting younger and younger.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: February 27, 2007
http://www.wcnc.com/...

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Jail photographing tattoos to track gang activity (Covington, KY): A northern Kentucky jail is photographing inmates' tattoos in an effort to track and suppress gang activity.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: February 26, 2007
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The front line in a gang war (Rural Colleton County, SC): Sheriff's deputy Theron Grant watched a pair of headlights flash from deep inside the dense woods, arcing through the frosty darkness that had settled over the countryside.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: February 26, 2007
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Federal, local officials discuss rise in gang activity (Seattle, WA): Not only tougher enforcement, but more intervention will be needed to combat the growth in local gang activity, a group of police and community leaders told U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell Monday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: February 26, 2007
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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Weekend violence kills one, wounds five (Sacramento, CA): Six people were shot in a 24-hour period in Sacramento this weekend and authorities believe gangs were involved in four of the five shootings.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: February 25, 2007
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Gangbusters (South Caorlina): After years of denial and inaction, South Carolina is rushing to contain the spread of street gangs that have taken root in every corner of the state, from urban cores to rural backwaters.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: February 25, 2007
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S.C. officials addressing growing gang violence (Charleston, SC): South Carolina law enforcement officials used to say the state, mostly rural with just a handful of urban areas, didn't have a gang problem.
Source: Star-News    Date: February 25, 2007
http://www.wilmingtonstar.com/...

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Gang wars rising (Salinas, CA): Street gang warfare is again on the rise in Salinas, with recent battles leaving one teen dead and a dozen more young people seriously wounded.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 25, 2007
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Shooting kills W.V. man, injures woman (Salt Lake, UT): A stray bullet fired Saturday night in what police say was a gang-related confrontation struck a woman in the face while she was bathing, and the target, a 21-year-old West Valley man attending a birthday party, died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Source: Deseret News    Date: February 25, 2007
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Senator Cantwell, local officials discuss gang problem (Spokane, WA): Even as the number of methamphetamine labs goes down, the number of gang members goes up. Gang violence is a growing problem in Eastern Washington, and local authorities are faced with the question of how to handle the problem. According to the sheriff's office, gang numbers in Easter Washington are getting bigger.
Source: KXLY News    Date: February 24, 2007
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Cornyn asks churches for help to stem tide of gangs (Houston, TX): In addition to providing more funds for law enforcement to fight gang violence, the federal government has to get the faith-based community involved in prevention and intervention programs for youths, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said Friday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 24, 2007
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Gang sweep conducted in Kern County (Kern County, CA): One hundred people are behind bars Friday after a two-day gang sweep. One hundred and twenty-five federal, state and local law enforcement personnel conducted the sweep Thursday and Friday.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: February 23, 2007
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LaVergne counters gang activity with task force (LaVergne, TN): A high school in Rutherford County was placed on lockdown after a report of a gang member carrying a gun to school.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: February 23, 2007
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Study: Most students targeted in anti-gang effort see grades stay same, decline (Los Angeles, CA): More than half of middle school students targeted by the city's largest gang prevention effort saw their grades stay the same or decline, according to a study.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 23, 2007
http://www.ocregister.com/...

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School attack gang-related, officials say (Tampa, FL): An attack this month involving two rival gang members at King High School is not indicative of a brewing gang problem at the campus, authorities said.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: February 23, 2007
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