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Teen killed in drive-by attack (Salinas, CA): A Salinas teenager died in a Bay Area hospital Saturday after he was caught in a hail of drive-by gunfire in Hollister. The boy died of shots apparently fired from a high-powered automatic rifle in a gang confrontation the day before.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: June 12, 2007

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Local police push for gang bill (Charlotte, NC): A lot of officers believe that state law doesn’t put any fear into gang members. They would like to change that, and they think a new, tougher law would help.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: June 12, 2007

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Gang suspect sweep racks up 40 arrests (Brandon, FL): Coming up with the name - Operation Pura Tranza - for the Monday morning sweep of suspected street gang members, authorities looked into the eyebrows of Gilberto Villanueva.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: June 12, 2007

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Police: Attack on guard gang-related (Palm Springs, CA): A violent attack that left a 66-year-old security guard in critical condition is considered gang-related activity, the Palm Springs Police Department said Monday.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: June 12, 2007

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Gang problems (Charleston, SC): A bill designed to provide harsher punishments for gang members who commit crimes is now law. Governor Mark Sanford signed the bill Tuesday afternoon.
Source: WCBD 2 News    Date: June 12, 2007

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Injunction would ban gang activities (Riverside County, CA): The Riverside County district attorney's office is drafting its first-ever civil injunction against more than 100 members of a street gang.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: June 12, 2007

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Football great Jim Brown unveils anti-gang program (Palmetto, FL): Former Cleveland Browns great Jim Brown visited Palmetto this morning and met with local officials to talk about how he plans to curb gang violence in Manatee County.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: June 11, 2007

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Seattle's gang activity increases (Seattle, WA): Gang-related violence here appears to be on the rise with a recent surge in drive-by shootings and assaults, authorities say.
Source: The Bellingham Herald    Date: June 11, 2007

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Task force brings in 31 in gang, meth bust (Mesa, AZ): Federal, state and local law enforcement officers arrested 31 people associated with a prison gang and methamphetamine distribution on Monday during a Valleywide roundup code-named "Operation Tiny Dancer."
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: June 11, 2007

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Officials respond to increase in gang activity (Santa Barbara, CA): A Santa Barbara man is in custody and another is recovering from injuries after another stabbing today on the city's west side.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: June 11, 2007

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Gang-related ball caps pulled from shelves (Cleveland, OH): A New York company that makes baseball caps emblazoned with logos associated with local gangs has agreed to pull the caps off the shelves and will destroy logo patterns.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 11, 2007

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North Miami unit aims at gang crime (Miami, FL): Gina Croicout donned a black T-shirt with a photo of her 12-year-old brother smiling ear-to-ear, holding a basketball. Her brother, Gregory Delphin, was the life of the party, she recalled.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: June 10, 2007

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Cops say fatal shooting of teen was gang-related (Chicago, IL): A shooting that claimed the life of a Southwest Side teenager Friday appears to be gang-related, police said Saturday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 10, 2007

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First community grants to fight gang violence (Portland, OR): Portland Mayor Tom Potter's Office of Youth Violence Prevention has funded its first two grants to provide alternatives to gangs for at-risk youth and their families.
Source: KTVZ NewsChannel 21    Date: June 10, 2007

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Warring gangs in District's Shaw neighborhood declare truce (Washington, DC): Sixth Street NW was the dividing line for two warring gangs in the city's Shaw neighborhood -- the place where bullets flew in a rivalry that's been going on for years.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 9, 2007

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Slaying may be linked to South Florida gang war, police say (Orange County, FL): A growing gang war among Haitian-Americans in South Florida may have spread to Orange County on Friday, authorities said.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: June 9, 2007

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Gang is charged in drug network (New Jersey): A state grand jury yesterday charged 46 members of the deadly 9 Tre Gangsters with running a statewide narcotics trafficking network and relying on murder and gun violence to protect their markets from rival gangs.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: June 9, 2007

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Web, phone are Valley's anti-gang weapons (Easton, PA): A Web site with tips on how to spot gang activity and a hotline for giving police anonymous information were announced Thursday by U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan in South Side Easton's Delaware Terrace housing development.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: June 8, 2007

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16 Crips arrested in sweep (Victorville, CA): More than a dozen Crip gang members who had relocated from the Los Angeles area to the High Desert to distribute cocaine and weapons were sent to jail Thursday morning, serving as the culmination of a two-month-long investigation.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: June 8, 2007

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Seven arrested in probe of gangs (Morristown, NJ): Seven men were arrested Wednesday in connection with a year-long investigation on gang activity led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Daily Record    Date: June 8, 2007

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