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Homicide rates decline in the Southland (Los Angeles, CA): Southern California law enforcement officials, who started the year fearing a surge in gang crime, have reached midyear with a major drop in homicides, according to crime statistics released Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 18, 2007

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Social programs to combat gangs seen as more effective than police (Washington, DC): When it comes to fighting gangs, there's the New York City approach, and there's the Los Angeles approach, according to the Justice Policy Institute. And one statistic dramatizes the difference: Two years ago, Los Angeles police reported 11,402 gang-related crimes; New York police, 520.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 18, 2007

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Report: Anti-gang strategy failing badly (Los Angeles, CA): Anti-gang legislation and police crackdowns are failing so badly that they are strengthening the criminal organizations and making U.S. cities more dangerous, according to a report being released Wednesday.
Source: ABC News    Date: July 18, 2007

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Yakima latest Washington town to ban membership in street gangs (Yakima, WA): A divided City Council has made Yakima the biggest municipality in the state to prohibit membership in street gangs.
Source: The Olympian    Date: July 18, 2007

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Gang crime surging in Valley (Los Angeles, CA): Gang crime in the San Fernando Valley has jumped almost 15 percent since the start of the year, despite a highly publicized effort by Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to aggressively crack down on street gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 18, 2007

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Ogden City Council passes anti-gang ordinances (Ogden, UT): The Ogden City Council has approved a series of anti-gang ordinances. Approved last night, the laws are aimed at making it harder for street gangs to recruit by clamping down on loitering.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: July 18, 2007

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Southwest Side neighborhood reeling from violence in park (Chicago, IL): Maria Gonzalez is still shaken after seeing the aftermath of a huge fight at a neighborhood park a block from her home.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 18, 2007

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Teens charged in assault (Manchester, CT): Two of five people arrested Monday in connection with a gang-related assault on Cottage Street, were in court Tuesday to face charges.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: July 18, 2007

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Neighbors say empty building is causing a gang nuisance on their street (Outlook, WA): An empty building is turning a peaceful street in a small town into a hot bed for gang activity. A building on 1st Ave in Outlook used to be home to Timmerman's Lumber Company.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: July 18, 2007

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Street gangsters steal dog, rough up kids (Port Arthur, TX): Two Port Arthur teens and their dog were the victims of a gang attack Tuesday night.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: July 18, 2007

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Anti-gang groups share $200,000 (Allentown, PA): Nearly two dozen organizations and community groups in Allentown will share $200,000 for programs designed to thwart gang recruitment.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 17, 2007

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Boy beaten into coma in attack at S.W. Side park (Chicago, IL): Extra Chicago Police patrolled a tense Scottsdale neighborhood Monday following a series of violent incidents that culminated with the savage beating of a 16-year-old boy in Durkin Park on the Southwest Side over the weekend.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 17, 2007

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Teen held in gang member's slaying (Fort Pierce, FL): A 16-year-old boy is being held on charges that say he shot and killed an 18-year-old rival gang member in a brutal initiation ritual, police say.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: July 17, 2007

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Cops eye posse in shootings (Boston, MA): Police are investigating whether a vicious street posse that was supposed to have been wiped out by a multi-agency sweep in May is behind the nonfatal shootings Saturday night that left a 9-year-old girl with a bullet in her spine, the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 17, 2007

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22-year-old charged in Yonkers stabbing (Yonkers, NY): A 22-year-old Brooklyn man who police said is a member of a street gang has been charged by Yonkers detectives in the stabbing of another man on Park Hill Avenue.
Source: The Journal News    Date: July 17, 2007

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Gang's memorial event ends in fatal shooting (Chicago, IL): At a weekend memorial party for a gang member killed two years ago, a fight erupted among members of the same Chicago street gang, ending in a fatal shooting in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood, prosecutors said Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 17, 2007

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Deputies: Gangs involved in killing (San Bernardino County, CA): Sheriff's deputies suspect gangs are behind the shooting that killed a Rancho Cucamonga man in the 8700 block of London Avenue on Sunday.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: July 17, 2007

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Is it a gang war? Local cops say no (Visalia, CA): Visalia police launched a crackdown on gang activity that on back-to-back weekends saw 14 people wounded by gunfire — some critically. The enforcement effort has netted at least 32 arrests.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 17, 2007

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Jackson gets funds for crime prevention (Jackson, TN): The city of Jackson recently was awarded two grants to continue activity in the East Jackson Weed and Seed area.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: July 17, 2007

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RICO covers violent, noneconomic activity (Massachusetts): The federal government could prosecute gang members under RICO for conspiring to kill members of a rival gang, even where the alleged crime lacked an economic component, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
Source: Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly    Date: July 16, 2007

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