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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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Surge in gangs: Is more violence ahead? (Orlando, FL): Almost 1 out of 10 of the state's documented gang members live in Central Florida. That's almost 6,000 just in Orange, Polk and Volusia counties, and they are gaining strength, sheriff's offices' records show.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: October 7, 2007

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RICO law has helped some cities curb gangs (Tulsa, OK): The Hoover Crips were at the center of street violence in Tulsa in 2005. In March of that year, witness problems forced the dismissal of murder charges against a 21-year-old Hoover Crips member who was about to stand trial for the slaying of a rival gang member.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: October 7, 2007

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Police: Ashland stabbing a gang-initiation ritual (Ashland, MA): Police say two teens arrested in a Saturday nighttime stabbing on Presidents Row were acting out the "blood-in" initiation of a violent, L.A.-based street gang when they left their victim needing 50 stitches.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: October 7, 2007

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Valley to get $1m for help fighting gangs (Fresno, CA): The killing this summer of a Fresno woman in front of her children by an alleged gang member never should have happened, and should never be forgotten, Assembly Member Juan Arambula said Friday in announcing more state funding for gang prevention and intervention in the central Valley.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: October 6, 2007

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ICE raids net gang members (San Fernando Valley, CA): In the largest operation of its kind in the San Fernando Valley, 240 federal agents on Friday rounded up 29 foreign nationals belonging to more than a dozen gangs that prey on the immigrant community, officials said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 6, 2007

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Laurel Lake graffiti indicates gang activity (Laurel Lake, NJ): State Police are investigating what appears to be the first signs of gang activity by the Latin Kings in Laurel Lake, Commercial Township.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City    Date: October 6, 2007

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Schools adding personnel for gang intervention (Arlington, TX): The Arlington school district will spend $200,000 to $250,000 to hire seven new employees to coordinate gang intervention activities at the six high schools, said Steve Brown, associate superintendent of finance.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: October 6, 2007

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A link between immigration, gang crime? (Goshen, IN): When members of a rival gang killed a 14-year-old Latino boy in the passenger seat of a car on a Goshen street, the people of the small, industrial city seemed to have had enough.
Source: South Bend Tribune    Date: October 5, 2007

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Glasgow updates book to fight gangs (Will County, IL): Gang violence in Will County has tapered off since the record-high levels of the early 1990s, but vigilance is needed as gang activity spreads across the borders of growing towns, according to an updated gang-prevention book released this week by State's Atty. James Glasgow.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 5, 2007

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Beverly home raided, cash and drugs seized (Beverly, PA): A city resident described by police as a member of the Bloods street gang was charged with drug offenses Wednesday after a raid at a home on Cooper Street.
Source: Burlington County Times    Date: October 5, 2007

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Four arrested after car windows broken, man beaten (Wilmington, DE): Four teenagers authorities suspect of being members of a street gang were charged today with beating a 27-year-old Wilmington man whose car windows had allegedly been smashed out by them.
Source: The News Journal    Date: October 5, 2007

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Lincoln gun heist stokes fear of gangs (Lincoln, NE): A burglary that netted 82 guns from a sporting goods store is raising concerns about increased - and more brazen - gang activity in Nebraska's capital.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 4, 2007

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New gang awareness Web site set to be launched (Clarksville, TN): The Rev. Tommy Vallejos could barely contain his excitement. "This is a wealth of information!" Vallejos repeated several times, looking at Clarksville's new gang awareness and education Web site, S.E.C.U.R.E., for "Safe and Effective Community Using Resources for Empowerment," which will be unveiled Tuesday.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle    Date: October 4, 2007

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Asheville gang violence increasing rapidly (Asheville, NC): With names like Black Out Mafia and Southside Squad, six criminal gangs have moved into Asheville neighborhoods, driving up shootings like one that critically injured a 12-year-old boy, police say.
Source: Citizen-Times    Date: October 3, 2007

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17 men indicted in gang that targeted Hispanics (Shelby County, TN): A Shelby County grand jury has indicted 17 members of a Memphis street gang known as The Taliban, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: October 3, 2007

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Arlington police blame rivalry in gang slayings of two youths (Arlington, TX): A bloody feud between two street gangs has exacted a heavy toll at an Arlington high school in just over two months.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 2, 2007

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Gang bust may resolve 23 more slayings (Wichita, KS): The massive investigation targeting the Wichita Crips street gang could lead to solving several more homicides, Deputy Police Chief Tom Stolz said Monday in an exclusive interview with The Eagle.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: October 2, 2007

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One man shot and killed in Providence; second shooting injures one (Providence, RI): One man was killed in a parked car early yesterday, while a second man was wounded in a separate shooting in what the police suspect is the latest volley in an ongoing feud between rival street gangs.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 2, 2007

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Bill on gangs draws split (Washington, DC): A Southland lawmaker's bill that would amp up penalties for gang crime and pour millions of dollars into prevention programs got a mixed reception Tuesday as critics split over the best way to fight street violence.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 2, 2007

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