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Gang crime in N.Va. declines (Manassas, VA): Gang-related crime has dropped 33 percent in the region since the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force formed in 2003, law-enforcement officials said Monday.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 24, 2007

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Prosser council, school board vow to create gang task force (Prosser, WA): With gang activity on the rise at Prosser schools, the city's council and school board agreed Monday to find a way to tackle the problem.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: October 23, 2007

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Nine guilty of drug charges (Columbia, SC): Nine members or associates of the Gangsta Killer Bloods pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to drug conspiracy charges — meaning all but five of 23 people indicted have pleaded guilty or have signed plea agreements in one of the largest gang-related cases in South Carolina.
Source: The State    Date: October 23, 2007

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Teen charged in boy's slaying (Chicago, IL): While family members prepared to bury a young Englewood boy shot to death in a gang battle in which his only role was victim, another teen was charged Tuesday in the boy's slaying.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 23, 2007

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Not only an inner-city problem, gangs get Arlington's attention (Arlington, TX): Last month, a gunman walked into an East Arlington back yard filled with partying young people and opened fire, killing 19-year-old Quintarick Wilson – the city's fifth gang-related slaying this year – and wounding three other youths.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 23, 2007

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Buchanan wants $900M to fight gangs (Bradenton, FL): U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan today unveiled proposed anti-gang legislation that calls for almost $900 million over five years to improve in gang intervention and prevention efforts.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: October 22, 2007

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Ballot push targets gangs (Sacramento, CA): Law enforcement groups and Republican lawmakers announced Monday an anti-gang ballot initiative that would lead to the biggest sentencing changes since the controversial "Three Strikes" law was enacted more than a decade ago.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: October 22, 2007

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Sheriff's Office to revive gang unit (King County, WA): Some cab drivers in King County have cameras in their cars, recording the faces of people they pick up. But many say that doesn't provide a sense of security -- not after a colleague's body was found inside his torched cab in July.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 21, 2007

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Gang-related murders likely underreported (Trenton, NJ): The state's 2006 Uniform Crime Report, issued last week, shows gang-related murders accounted for 11 percent of the state's total homicides, falling into step with past years' numbers.
Source: Daily Record    Date: October 21, 2007

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Little-known gang growing in Austin (Austin, TX): A little-known but quickly growing Texas gang whose members often group together in prison based on their hometowns is exploding in number on Austin streets, carrying out crimes that include robbery and assault, according to interviews and Austin police records.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: October 21, 2007

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Teenage boy is shot dead and another is injured (Manhattan, NY) : A 15-year-old boy killed in Upper Manhattan Friday night appeared to have been caught in a shooting between rival gangs, according to the police and neighbors.
Source: The New York Times    Date: October 21, 2007

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Raids in Waterbury target gang (Waterbury, CT): Over the past year, police have begun seeing some familiar faces on the city's streets, and they aren't welcome sights.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: October 20, 2007

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Boca Raton officials fear rising gang activity after shooting (Boca Raton, FL): Boca Raton city officials wrestled Friday with questions about whether gang violence is creeping into the city. That's because the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says a shootout early Thursday on the Palmetto Park Road on-ramp to Interstate 95 may be gang-related.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: October 20, 2007

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L.A. summit is urged on racial violence (Los Angeles, CA): Community activists Friday joined mothers of children killed by gangs in urging Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other Latino leaders to take a stronger stance against racial gang violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 20, 2007

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Women testify to gang horrors (Tulare County, CA): One after another, women who work in Tulare County's fields stepped forward Friday to describe the effect of street gangs on their children and communities.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: October 20, 2007

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Judge grants injunction against members of three S.F. gangs (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco judge granted an injunction Thursday against 42 men suspected of being members of three warring gangs in the Western Addition, carving out two rectangular "safety zones" where the men will be barred from associating with each other in public, among other restrictions.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: October 19, 2007

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Gang rivalry grows into race war (Los Angeles County, CA): As the story goes, the East Coast Crips robbed a Florencia 13 drug connection of a large quantity of dope nearly a decade ago. Since then, the tale of how a black street gang ripped off a Latino rival has taken on mythic proportions.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 18, 2007

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Gang sweeps net several arrests (San Bernardino, CA): Several people were arrested and illegal drugs and money seized during gang sweeps on Thursday in San Bernardino, Victorville and Riverside.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: October 18, 2007

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Barnegat graffiti may signify gang presence (Barnegat Township, NJ): In what could be a gang marking its territory, a housing-development sign was defaced over the weekend with a symbol from the Bloods gang, police said Wednesday.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City    Date: October 18, 2007

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Court upholds most of Oxnard gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): A state appellate court has affirmed almost all of Ventura County's injunction against a violent gang in Oxnard, objecting only to a provision that called for an overnight curfew.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 17, 2007

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