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House goes after gangs: Lawmakers OK multifaceted bill (Tacoma, WA): The state House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation Monday to target gangs, the result of a six-month statewide task force charged with finding ways to reduce gang violence.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: February 19, 2008

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Pittsburgh 'net-bangers' fly their colors online (Pittsburgh, PA): The average street gang member in Pittsburgh might be using the Internet instead of an assault rifle to fuel rivalries that simmer among the 41 groups operating in the city.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Date: February 19, 2008

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Newark toughens graffiti policy (Newark, CA): Squiggles of white paint marred several shop windows last week on Thornton Avenue near Sycamore Street, likely markings by gang members claiming the area as their turf.
Source: The Argus    Date: February 18, 2008

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15 arrested in drug-ring operation (Pomona, CA): Calling it a major victory in the city's war on drugs and gangs, authorities have arrested 15 people - including a Los Angeles County probation officer - as part of a crackdown on a Pomona-based drug-trafficking ring.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: February 18, 2008

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TPD: Involvement in gangs increasing in Tallahassee (Tallahassee, FL): Fifteen-year-old Michael Jackson's death is a sober reminder of what can happen to teens who get involved in gangs, according to Sgt. Dave Ferrell.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: February 18, 2008

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Montgomery wants federal bucks to fight increasing gang crime (Washington, DC): Citing reports from school officials that children as young as 10 are being recruited into gangs, Montgomery County officials are seeking nearly $3 million from the federal government to double their anti-gang squad.
Source: The Examiner    Date: February 18, 2008

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Pittsburgh police downplay surge in gangs (Pittsburgh, PA): There have been some high-profile gang shootings recently in the Pittsburgh area, which has led to the belief that gang activity as a whole is on the rise in the city.
Source: WTAE 4 News    Date: February 18, 2008

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Several arrested after Fremont shooting (Fremont, CA): Several people were arrested moments after a gang-related shooting at a wedding reception Saturday that killed one man and injured another, Sgt. Chris Mazzone said this afternoon.
Source: The Argus    Date: February 18, 2008

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Gangs in Dayton (Dayton, OH): Police officials in Dayton have long denied that gangs are a problem here. Whenever the subject came up, there was a quick denial, as if Dayton was shielded from the types of activities happening in other cities.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: February 17, 2008

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Mitchell, Hamilton struggle with increasing classroom violence (Memphis, TN): Fists flew and blood spilled. Police who responded that afternoon last August described a virtual riot, a melee of rival gangs on the campus of Hamilton High School.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: February 17, 2008

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Police match gangs’ growth (Hazleton, PA): A black T-shirt decorated with gold writing hangs from a hook in the Hazleton Police Department’s Street Crime Unit office in City Hall.
Source: Standard Speaker    Date: February 17, 2008

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Gang injunction not on the table for now (San Pedro, CA): As a stronger effort gets under way in the coming weeks to clean up graffiti in San Pedro, officials have not ruled out taking the additional step of combating local gangs with a court injunction, but they have no plans to seek one just yet.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: February 16, 2008

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10-day sentence for teen nabbed in park sweep (Staten Island, NY): A Port Richmond teen, arrested Sunday when police busted more than 40 alleged gang members in Cloves Lakes Park, was sentenced yesterday to 10 days in jail after cutting a plea deal.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: February 16, 2008

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Law enforcement: Gangs, get out (Sioux City, IA): Local law enforcement on Friday had a simple message for Siouxland gang members: We don't want you here.
Source: Sioux City Journal    Date: February 16, 2008

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Newburgh cop stabbed by gang member, police say (Newburgh, NY): A gang member stabbed a city officer who tried to keep him and about a dozen others from killing a man early this morning, police said.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: February 16, 2008

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Gang member shot in Millville (Millville, NJ): A city resident was killed Thursday night after a shooting in Center City. The victim is identified as Quddus S. Jenkins, 19, of West Main Street. Jenkins was a Bloods street gang member, according to court records.
Source: Bridgeton News     Date: February 16, 2008

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Lawton works for drop in gang activity (Lawton, OK): City leaders hope a $100,000 grant Lawton received Friday will help turn the tide in the city's battle against street gangs.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: February 16, 2008

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Local, federal officials arrest 38 Milwaukee gang suspects (Milwaukee, WI): Members of a drug-dealing gang blamed for terrorizing a Milwaukee neighborhood with gunfire were arrested Thursday by teams of local and federal law enforcement officers.
Source: Fond du Lac Reporter    Date: February 15, 2008

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Activist says gangs are battling for turf (Denver, CO): A gang battle that ended in gunfire Tuesday and put two people in the hospital was the result of a national Latino gang trying to claim local turf, said an anti-gang activist.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: February 15, 2008

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As girl is shot, cops cite 'spike' by gangs (San Antonio, TX): As his 8-year-old daughter recovered from a gunshot wound seemingly intended for his 17-year-old son, Jesus Garza stood in his front yard Thursday, rolling a bullet between his fingers.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: February 15, 2008

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