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Gang sweep exaggerated (Spokane, WA): Results of a recent gang sweep in the Spokane-area were greatly exaggerated, officials acknowledged Thursday. And for nearly two weeks they have resisted efforts to set the record straight.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: October 12, 2007

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Police count 368 gang members in city (Springfield, MO): They come from major cities, mostly: St. Louis, Kansas City, Memphis, Tulsa. And area gang members are often transient, moving in and out of the city as the drug market changes or law enforcement applies pressure, police say.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: October 12, 2007

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Governor to sign five new laws aimed at fighting gang violence (Sacramento, CA): Addressing the plague of gang violence in California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will sign five bills aimed at stemming the tide of killings, including the creation of a state office of gang and youth violence policy to oversee the efforts, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 11, 2007

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Baca plans clearinghouse on gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Taking a page from the county's natural disaster playbook, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Wednesday that he planned to open the region's first Southern California Gang Emergency Operations Center -- a clearinghouse of anti-gang initiatives, social programs and information databases.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 11, 2007

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Plan to curb gangs will target three areas (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County officials will focus on three neighborhoods -- Long Branch in Silver Spring, the Bel Pre Road corridor in Aspen Hill and Gunner's Branch in Germantown -- as part of a plan to curb gang activity and develop youth programs, officials said this week.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 11, 2007

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90 held in DEA raids on gangs (Muskogee, OK): U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents have arrested 90 persons in raids on suspected violent street gangs in Oklahoma that purportedly distributed methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana at the Creek Indian gaming facilities and adjacent Indian lands.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: October 11, 2007

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Cops nab two reputed gang members (Bradenton, FL): Local law enforcement has arrested three people, including two reputed gang members, in connection with an attempted robbery in Bradenton last month.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: October 11, 2007

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Authorities use drug charges to take gangs off Santa Cruz County streets (Santa Cruz, CA): In February, a longtime gang member went to police with a proposition. He promised to lead officers into the center of a Latino street gang based in Watsonville that has been peddling methamphetamine to users in three counties.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 11, 2007

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Treasure Coast's residents, leaders working together against gangs (Florida): As gang-related arrests and youth violence along the Treasure Coast ease after an active summer, neighborhoods, pastors and police are banding together to try to keep youths out of trouble, end the allure of thug life and drive gang members out of the area.
Source: Press Journal    Date: October 10, 2007

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Governor aims $48M at 'vicious' gang violence (New Jersey): Gov. Jon Corzine yesterday unveiled the first part of a $48 million anti-crime effort intended to reinvent how state, county and local agencies address the gang violence that has infected New Jersey's cities and threatens its suburban towns.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: October 10, 2007

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Two cities team to hit gang violence (Greeley, CO): A festering gang problem in the neighboring communities of Greeley and Evans has prompted police departments to combine forces.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: October 10, 2007

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Two men are injured in San Rafael attack (San Rafael, CA): One man was knocked unconscious and another suffered a broken arm during a pair of gang-related attacks Wednesday night in San Rafael.
Source: Marin Independent Journal    Date: October 10, 2007

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Nassau top cop agrees to cooperate on future raids (Nassau, NJ): After meeting with federal immigration officials Wednesday, Nassau County's top cop agreed that his police department would work with them in future raids, nearly two weeks after saying that it wouldn't.
Source: Newsday    Date: October 10, 2007

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Expert: Gang culture in every school in county (Greenville County, SC): Some school officials in Greenville County have been living in a state of denial while the "gang culture" has been taking root "in every school" in the district, an expert told the school board Tuesday night.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: October 10, 2007

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Immigration charges used to crack down on gangs (Washington, DC): Federal agents are using immigration violations to arrest and deport scores of gang members in cities across the USA.
Source: USA Today    Date: October 9, 2007

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More than a dozen gang members indicted under RICO statutes (Dallas, TX): Fourteen men linked to the Texas Syndicate prison gang face racketeering conspiracy charges accusing them of committing a dozen murders and attempting several others throughout Texas, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 9, 2007

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Police arrest of 23 in gang sweep, capture firearms and drugs (San Diego, CA): Police have struck a major blow against Mid-City gangs with the arrest of 23 people and the capture of firearms and drugs, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: North County Times    Date: October 9, 2007

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City cracks down on gang members charging rent to vendors (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities are cracking down on gang members charging "rent" to street vendors, a practice that may be thriving despite an overall decrease in crime.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 8, 2007

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Mid-City gang sweep nets weapons, drugs, two-dozen arrests (San Diego, CA): Police gang investigators and officers arrested roughly two dozen individuals and seized weapons and narcotics in a recent gang sweep conducted in Mid City, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 8, 2007

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Western N.C. sees upturn in gang activity (Henderson and Haywood County, NC): Law enforcement officers say gang activity in western North Carolina isn't confined to Asheville.
Source: The Journal Gazette    Date: October 8, 2007

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