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Early stages: expert sees familiar pattern (Lexington, KY): When it comes to gangs, Lexington looks a lot like Kansas City did before the shooting started. That was the conclusion drawn by Ossco Bolton, a former Kansas City gang member who was flown in by the U.S. Attorney's office last fall to assess Lexington's growing gang problem.
Source: Lexington Herald-Leader    Date: January 27, 2008

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Police break up fracas at mall (Providence, RI): The Providence police and mall security broke up a large disturbance at Providence Place on Friday night that involved about 40 to 50 youths from rival street gangs.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: January 27, 2008

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Sheriff's Department searching for 3 gang members involved in robbery (Porterville, CA): Three Fresno street gang members are being sought by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department in connection to an armed robbery and assault at the N&S Chevron in the 950 block of East Tea Pot Dome in Porterville Friday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: January 27, 2008

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Federal cash helps county fight gangs (Rockland County, NY): The Rockland County government's anti-street-gang programs have gotten a boost of $352,500 in federal funding. The money goes to the Rockland Youth Bureau.
Source: The Journal News    Date: January 27, 2008

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Technology to help target gangs (Harford County, MD): Law enforcement agencies from six states and the District of Columbia will be able to share information on gang members, including nicknames, addresses, associates and even tattoos by linking crime databases as part of a $2.8 million federal program.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: January 26, 2008

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South County gang restrictions made permanent (Orange Couny, CA): Two gang injunctions against rival South County gangsters were made permanent in court Friday morning, a move authorities say will help fight crime and critics fear will have negative consequences in the community where it is being enforced.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 26, 2008

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Chain Gang: Gang leader nabbed in three shootings (Philadelphia, PA): A key figure in a brutal, long-running Grays Ferry gang war is now out of the game. Tyrik Upchurch - wanted for shooting two girls, ages 9 and 12, and a 27-year-old man in separate incidents last year - was arrested Thursday night by members of the police Major Crimes Unit.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News    Date: January 26, 2008

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Teens talk about local gang connections (Grand Junction, CO): Draw the letter Y over Grand Junction, and you’ll find the territories of three homegrown gangs. To the south, up to 100 people identify with the OM or Orchard Mesa gang, a loosely knit group of locals involved in selling and dealing drugs.
Source: The Daily Sentinel    Date: January 26, 2008

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Group links gang activity in Va. to illegal immigrants (Virginia): Illegal immigrants are responsible for much of the gang activity in Virginia, and the relationship among local, state and federal law enforcement agencies should be strengthened to better address the problem, according to a study by a Washington think tank that advocates limits on immigration.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 25, 2008

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Four teens held in gang attack (Philadelphia, PA): Four teenagers were arrested and charged yesterday in the bloody assault of a peer they say disrespected the violent Bloods street gang, which authorities say is increasing its influence in Philadelphia.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: January 25, 2008

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23 arrested in W. Phila. High 'turf' brawl (Philadelphia, PA): A large student fight over "turf" at the troubled West Philadelphia High School led to the arrest of 23 students and minor injuries to two police officers, officials said.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: January 25, 2008

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New local program hopes to can graffiti (Manatee County, FL): Jim Wall came to work to find a surprise. Someone had spray-painted his fence near his business, The Boatstation, along Cortez Road. The graffiti included unknown words and symbols.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 25, 2008

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Elk Grove to look at anti-gang law (Elk Grove,, CA): The city of Elk Grove will soon consider an ordinance that could make parents criminally liable for the gang activities of their children.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 25, 2008

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City alert to gang scene as it evolves (Omaha, NE): The close eye that authorities keep on Omaha gangs has turned up several new trends. Although Omaha police have identified 28 suspected gangs in the community, U.S. Attorney Joe Stecher said those that are actively involved in criminal activity, such as shootings and graffiti, number about 12.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 25, 2008

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Gang growth seen in NW (Eugene, OR): Eugene police are assessing the significance of an apparent re-­emergence of criminal gang activity, following the indictment Wednesday of a man accused of committing a gang-related homicide in 2006.
Source: The Register-Guard    Date: January 25, 2008

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Salinas 12-year-old arrested in gang-related incident (Salinas, CA): A 12-year-old Harden Middle School student was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of violently threatening a schoolmate with a knife the day before, Salinas police said on Friday.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 25, 2008

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Compton seeks to restrict gang (Compton, CA): Seeking to further curb criminal activities, Compton has asked a judge to ban individuals identified as members of the Mob Piru street gang -- including rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight -- from congregating in a northeast neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 24, 2008

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Legislation aims to stop gang crime (Manatee County, FL): Local officials applauded efforts announced by state lawmakers Wednesday to enhance laws targeting criminal street gangs.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 24, 2008

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Phila. attacks seen as signs of gang activity (Philadelphia, PA): Authorities are warning that a beating this week of a teenager in Southwest Philadelphia and a killing blocks away in November - both over "gang colors" - are signs that the Crips and Bloods are expanding in the city.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: January 24, 2008

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Two Crips members are arrested after Queens teenager is shot (Queens, NY): A teenager was wounded in the neck outside his high school in Queens on Wednesday, and the police said the shooting was gang related.
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 24, 2008

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