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Man killed, teen wounded in gang-related attacks on West Side (Chicago, IL): A man was killed and a teenager critically wounded late Tuesday in separate gang-related shootings on Chicago's West Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 23, 2008

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Ex-producer of 'Gangstas' calls anti-gang bill unfair (Tallahassee, FL): The former producer of the popular Gangstas-N-Thugs series says new anti-gang legislation could unfairly target videos that are not connected with gangs.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: April 23, 2008

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SWAT will go on patrol (Chicago, IL): A spike in Chicago shootings that made national news over the weekend was caused in part by a gang war that flared on the South Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 22, 2008

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Drive-by shooting of girl, 15, in Watts gang-related, police say (Los Angeles, CA): A 15-year-old girl was hospitalized this morning after being shot in the chest in Watts in what authorities are calling a gang-related drive-by attack.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 22, 2008

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23 reputed Latin Kings members busted in Union County (Elizabeth, NJ): Authorities in Union County are announcing a major takedown of the Latin Kings street gang.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 22, 2008

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One injured in shooting on busy San Antonio street (San Antonio, TX): A carload of gang members armed with machine guns shot wildly at a vehicle on a busy street before the car they were chasing stopped and one of the occupants was shot several times in the head, authorities said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 22, 2008

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Two teenagers wounded in ‘ongoing gang feud’ (Providence, RI): Two youths were wounded by gunfire in unrelated incidents in Smith Hill and Elmwood over the weekend, according to the police.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 22, 2008

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Concerted effort urged to deal with local gangs (Fort Wayne, IN): Not calling them gangs didn't make them go away. Before the Fort Wayne gang unit was formed in July, police typically referred to gangs as “cliques,” a term that conjures up images of the cool kids at high school more than a group of thugs terrorizing neighborhoods.
Source: The News-Sentinel    Date: April 22, 2008

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GREAT anti-gang program will be widened (San Bernardino, CA): A new agreement between the county and city is set to expand an anti-gang education program here. County supervisors approved the two-year, $270,000 deal Tuesday.
Source: The Sun    Date: April 22, 2008

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Drive-by shooting gang-related (Asheville, NC): A drive-by shooting that wounded a man at Lee Walker Heights Apartments likely had ties to gangs, police said Monday.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: April 22, 2008

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Gang arrests made in school brawl (Augusta, GA): Five students were led away in handcuffs from the Academy of Richmond County on Monday, charged with gang activity during an April 3 disturbance involving hundreds of students.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: April 22, 2008

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Gang violence main topic at PIP meeting (Kingwood, TX): Glenn Smart, a sergeant with Houston Police Department's Gang Division, said violent gang activity in the Houston area is on the rise.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 22, 2008

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L.A. rethinking its anti-gang programs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made a splash when he announced plans last week for ending L.A. Bridges, an anti-gang initiative under fire since the Riordan administration for failing to demonstrate clear results.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 21, 2008

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Weekend of rage (Chicago, IL): In gang-related drive-bys, an attempted robbery and other flashes of violence, some 37 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend -- seven of them fatally.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 21, 2008

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Spokane gang members turn to technology (Spokane, WA): Gang members here are increasingly using the Internet, cell phones and other technology to intimidate foes, take credit for crimes and recruit new members, police say.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: April 21, 2008

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Trouble from taggers: Creating work, not art (Las Vegas, NV): A gaggle of taggers line up along a graffiti-marred wall beneath a warehouse parking lot and prepare to paint. These teens, however, wield long-handled rollers and buckets of beige paint instead of spray cans.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal    Date: April 21, 2008

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Ongoing fight to erase graffiti appears to be working (Merced County, CA): That unassuming wall or fence at the end of the block may be more than simply a decorative property divider. When it's covered with graffiti, it could be the barometer of that neighborhood's criminal street gang activity, the highly visible "newspaper" that gang members use to diss one another.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 21, 2008

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16-year-old boy shot to death in Concord (Concord, CA): A teenage boy was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Concord that may have been gang-related, police said today.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 21, 2008

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Teens claim gang status online (Worcester, MA): Call them cyberposers. They are a group of school-age teens who don gang colors or wield what appears to be a weapon in pictures posted with their online profiles on popular social Web sites.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 21, 2008

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Visalia gets gang program grant (Visalia, CA): City leaders will use a state grant to expand a program for ex-gang members and other mentors to steer youngsters clear of a life of crime.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: April 21, 2008

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