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Lawmakers want to crack down on gang violence in Florida (Tallahassee, FL): Gang leaders could face life in prison under one of several proposals aimed at cracking down on Florida's roughly 65,000 gang members.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: January 23, 2008

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Police: Two charged in drive-by shooting (Wichita Falls, TX): Police claim two men with connections to the Varrio Carnales gang drove by a house in the 1900 block of Polk firing weapons and striking the structure, according to arrest warrant affidavit paperwork.
Source: Times Record News    Date: January 23, 2008

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Gang bill inspires bipartisan support (Olympia, WA): The Legislature appears ready to give local law enforcement agencies several new tools to fight gang violence, which police say is on the rise in communities around the state.
Source: The Columbian    Date: January 23, 2008

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Officer's death sparks tough proposal to stop gangs in Elk Grove (Elk Grove, CA): The Elk Grove City Council will consider a proposed street gang ordinance that would prohibit loitering by gang members and would hold parents of gang members accountable.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: January 23, 2008

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Police: Gang member accidentally shot friend (Vineland, NJ): An alleged member of the Crips street gang was arrested Monday night after police said he accidentally shot and wounded a friend at a city apartment.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City    Date: January 23, 2008

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Cops outline initiative to fight gangs (Vineland, NJ): Police have a three-point plan to deal with gang-related crime and violence. Detective Lt. Tom Ulrich outlined the plan Tuesday morning in the wake of a gang-related shooting that authorities believe was accidental Monday night.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: January 23, 2008

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Anti-gang measure gaining support (Olympia, WA): Anti-gang legislation got a full measure of support at a packed Legislative committee hearing Monday as Yakima County officials and others testified on its behalf.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 22, 2008

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County cutting budget across all departments (San Luis Obispo, CA): To effectively fight growth in street gangs, the county needs to hire two sheriff’s deputies, a deputy probation officer and a deputy district attorney and buy two vehicles and other equipment, according to a report the Board of Supervisors will discuss today.
Source: The Tribune    Date: January 22, 2008

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Police arrest 38 in gang sweep (Bakersfield, CA): Various units in the Bakersfield Police Department participated in an operation targeting gang members that netted 38 arrests in southeast Bakersfield over the weekend.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: January 22, 2008

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Fayette DA: No tolerance for gangs (Fayette County, GA): At Monday night’s NAACP forum on gang activity in Fayette County, not everyone was pleased with the get-tough attitude local officials are placing on gang activity.
Source: The Citizen    Date: January 22, 2008

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Students suspended for possible gang activity (Indianapolis, IN): Two middle school students are suspended, possibly for the rest of the year, for gang activity.
Source: WTHR 13 News    Date: January 22, 2008

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Gun crimes rise in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Gun violence rose sharply in Salinas in 2007, with drive-by shootings and other gang-related crimes reaching their highest levels in years.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 21, 2008

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Gang member nabbed in graffiti incident (El Mirage, AZ): A 19-year-old suspected gang member in El Mirage was taken into custody last week in connection with a graffiti "tagging" incident, police said.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: January 21, 2008

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Gang sweep nets 32 arrests (Tulare County, CA): A pair of gang sweeps over the weekend in southern Tulare County resulted in the arrests of 25 adults and seven juveniles.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: January 21, 2008

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Dozens arrested in gang, gun sweep (Boston, MA): A massive sweep across Boston by multiple law enforcement agencies netted at least 67 arrests on gang- and drug-related charges in a 24-hour period starting late Friday night, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 20, 2008

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The myth and reality of the Broderick Boys (Sacramento, CA): Richard Trino Savala has tattoos on his left arm depicting an Aztec warrior, prison towers and "ENE XIV," a reference to the Norteños street gang.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 20, 2008

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Lawmakers ready to consider sweeping gang bill (Yakima, WA): Several communities in Eastern Washington's farm belt made headlines last year when they considered or adopted ordinances to outlaw gang membership in response to escalating crime, ranging from graffiti to murder.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 19, 2008

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Police arrest seven middle schoolers in robbery (Clearwater, FL): On a baseball field outside a Clearwater middle school, police arrested seven boys Thursday and charged them in a gang-related robbery the day before.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: January 18, 2008

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New program targets gangs, violence in S. Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA): Teen gangsters in South Philadelphia got a stern warning yesterday from Administrative Judge Kevin M. Dougherty: Land in court and expect to "kiss your mother goodbye" - because street violence will no longer be tolerated.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: January 17, 2008

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Testimony IDs suspect as gang member (Bradenton, FL): The jury scanned a board in the courtroom that displayed mug shots of 19 men, some with nicknames including "Loco," "Magoo" and "Pistol Pete" written below them.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 17, 2008

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