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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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Grandview joins gang crackdown (Grandview, WA): With a swiftness that belied its complexity, the City Council here passed new laws Monday that crack down on gangs.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: October 2, 2007

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Federal grant to combat guns, gangs renewed (Providence, RI): The Police Department has been awarded an antigun-crime grant of $98,411 under the federal program called Project Safe Neighborhoods, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has announced.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 2, 2007

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California's new czar asks if gang money is working (Sacramento, CA): Money is flowing to California communities to combat youth violence and gangs, but no one knows how much or — more importantly — if it is doing any good, according to testimony Monday at a legislative hearing.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: October 2, 2007

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Gang raids prelude to shootings (Salinas, CA): The city of Salinas saw another surge in shootings over the weekend following its 10th homicide of the year Friday. Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after Salinas resident Jose Recinos, 23, was shot and killed on Sanborn Road on Friday afternoon in what police say was a gang-motivated attack.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 1, 2007

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ATF sweep yields 77 gang-related arrests in Spokane area (Spokane, WA): The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says a combined effort with Spokane-area authorities has produced 77 arrests of gang members and associates on a variety of criminal charges.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 1, 2007

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186 people captured in Long Island immigration raids (Garden City, NY): A series of immigration raids last week snared 186 people, many of whom federal authorities identified Monday as gang members, although a top local police official disputed the gang figures and said his officers would not cooperate in future arrests.
Source: Newsday    Date: October 1, 2007

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Jesuit’s gang rehab work is creed (Worcester, MA): "G-Dog" buried his first teenage gang member in 1986, when the Jesuit priest was first assigned to Dolores Mission, a shabby church in gang-ravaged South Central Los Angeles.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: October 1, 2007

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Chester County drawing attention to gang problem (Chester County, SC): Street gangs are a growing problem in Charlotte, but they're popping up on the radar screen in smaller cities too.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: October 1, 2007

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Gang charges tell tale of violence (Wichita, KS): The police assault launched on the Crips gang in the past year is documented in vivid detail in federal indictments made public last week.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: September 30, 2007

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