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Board looks at GPS for gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meets today to decide whether to ask Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger if it can be considered for a state-funded pilot program tracking parolees through a Global Positioning System.
Source: The Sun    Date: April 17, 2007

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L.A. gang injunction program overhauled (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles prosecutors on Monday announced an overhaul of a controversial gang injunction program, responding to years of criticism that the system makes it nearly impossible for people who turn their lives around or are mistakenly placed on the list to get out from under a court order.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 17, 2007

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Teen gunfire signals return of gang rivalry (Anchorage, AK): A gun battle early Saturday morning in residential Muldoon that left two teenagers seriously injured was between rival gangs, according to court documents filed by prosecutors.
Source: Anchorage Daily News    Date: April 17, 2007

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17 arrested in bust of gang connected to Bloods (Plainfield, NJ): Seventeen people were arrested Tuesday and charged with racketeering and drug and weapons offenses in a pre-dawn raid of what authorities said was an operation with connections to the notorious Bloods street gang.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 17, 2007

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Gang tags Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office in Kearns (Kearns, UT): Salt Lake County sheriff's deputies are investigating a case of vandalism. And you could say this time they have a right to take it personally because graffiti was sprayed on their station in Kearns.
Source: KSL 5 News    Date: April 16, 2007

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School officials wary of gang activity (Bainbridge, GA): The school's police chief says a recent attack is not the first sign they've had the gang activity is on the rise in Bainbridge. Authorities want the community to be more aware that it is a problem.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: April 16, 2007

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Gang members arrested for drive-by-shooting (Dalton, GA) : Tamara Alday, age 19, of Dalton, Georgia, Andy Rodriguez, age 18, Dalton, Georgia, and an unnamed juvenile, were arrested late Thursday evening, April 12, 2007, and early Friday, April 13, 2007, on State charges related to up to 14 drive by shootings which occurred in Whitfield County and the city of Dalton over the last two and one half weeks.
Source: The Conservative Voice    Date: April 16, 2007

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New guidelines on gangs provide room for reform (Los Angeles, CA): Defending the use of court injunctions to prevent violence among Los Angeles' 11,000 gang members, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo issued new guidelines Monday for administering the program, including steps that young people can take to get off the list of offenders.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: April 16, 2007

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Ivanhoe unites to combat gangs (Ivanhoe, CA): Isabel Valenzuela witnessed her oldest son deteriorate under the influence of gangs — a slow, corrosive process that worsened with methamphetamine use and ended with a 27-year sentence for attempted murder.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: April 16, 2007

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Gang problem hemorrhaging (Baltimore, MD): Anthony Taylor Jr. was killed over the color red. The 20-year-old Bloods gang member was partying with friends past midnight, hanging out on the corner of Guilford Avenue and East 22nd Street, a red bandana tied to his belt.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: April 15, 2007

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Gang activity in Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, MI): Concern is growing for the safety of the city's children as gang violence becomes more prevalent. Saturday night there was another report of shots fired with possible gang ties.
Source: WZZM 13 News    Date: April 15, 2007

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Local group trying to pull young people away from gang life (Denver, CO): Before Gisela Pineda was a teenager she says she was already part of a local gang in Aurora. By thirteen her gang members gave her a Spanish nickname which was the English equivalent of "gangster."
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: April 15, 2007

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Georgian Court hosts symposium on gangs (Lakewood, NJ): If towns and cities want to force gangs out, the community has to get involved, speaker after speaker said at a state gang conference yesterday.
Source: Ocean County Observer    Date: April 14, 2007

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Crime task force sets sights on gangs (West Palm Beach, FL): If South Florida street gang members were looking for attention, they are getting it now. R. Alexander Acosta, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, announced Friday the deployment of a regional Violent Crimes Task Force that has targeted gang members all the way from Miami-Dade County to Fort Pierce.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: April 14, 2007

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Anti-loitering law moves on (Boynton Beach, FL): The mayors of neighboring Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Lantana and Lake Worth pledged support Friday to the city's anti-loitering ordinance created to combat violent gangs plaguing Palm Beach County.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: April 14, 2007

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Experts urge Lowell's youth to speak up about gang violence (Lowell, MA): A survey of youths at Boys & Girls clubs in seven cities across Massachusetts found that despite strong fears of being labeled a "snitch," many youngsters are willing to tell an adult about crimes they witness.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 14, 2007

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Two people shot near Irvington (Fremont, CA): Two people were recovering Friday from wounds they received a day earlier in a gang-related shooting in front of Irvington High School, police said.
Source: The Argus    Date: April 14, 2007

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Mayor says Albuquerque does not have a gang war (Albuquerque, NM): When a 17-year-old boy was killed in a gang-related shooting in 1996, Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez declared war, implementing an anti-gang plan that flooded crime-infested neighborhoods with police patrols and vowing that gang members would not be allowed to take back the streets.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune    Date: April 14, 2007

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Federal initiative targets gang violence (Miami, FL): An alarming increase in South Florida murders driven by street gangs armed with assault weapons is the focus of a new task force that will use tough federal laws to put violent criminals behind bars longer, officials said Friday.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: April 14, 2007

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Latin Kings member shot in fight at gas station (Worcester, MA): A reputed ranking member of the Latin Kings street gang escaped serious injury early yesterday when a bullet grazed his head during a confrontation at the Shell gas station on Southbridge Street.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 14, 2007

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