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Cornyn asks churches for help to stem tide of gangs (Houston, TX): In addition to providing more funds for law enforcement to fight gang violence, the federal government has to get the faith-based community involved in prevention and intervention programs for youths, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said Friday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 24, 2007

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Senator Cantwell, local officials discuss gang problem (Spokane, WA): Even as the number of methamphetamine labs goes down, the number of gang members goes up. Gang violence is a growing problem in Eastern Washington, and local authorities are faced with the question of how to handle the problem. According to the sheriff's office, gang numbers in Easter Washington are getting bigger.
Source: KXLY News    Date: February 24, 2007

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Study: Most students targeted in anti-gang effort see grades stay same, decline (Los Angeles, CA): More than half of middle school students targeted by the city's largest gang prevention effort saw their grades stay the same or decline, according to a study.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 23, 2007

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School attack gang-related, officials say (Tampa, FL): An attack this month involving two rival gang members at King High School is not indicative of a brewing gang problem at the campus, authorities said.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: February 23, 2007

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Gang sweep conducted in Kern County (Kern County, CA): One hundred people are behind bars Friday after a two-day gang sweep. One hundred and twenty-five federal, state and local law enforcement personnel conducted the sweep Thursday and Friday.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: February 23, 2007

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LaVergne counters gang activity with task force (LaVergne, TN): A high school in Rutherford County was placed on lockdown after a report of a gang member carrying a gun to school.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: February 23, 2007

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Aberdeen Police wary of gang-like activity (Aberdeen, WA): Are they gang “wannabes” or the real thing — marking their territory and imposing violent initiation rituals? The Aberdeen Police Department is wary.
Source: The Daily World    Date: February 23, 2007

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Attack on three teenagers prompts anti-gang sweep (Des Moines, IA): The shooting of three teenagers in Des Moines last weekend prompted a law enforcement sweep Wednesday night of out-of-the-way spots where gang members are believed to congregate.
Source: The Des Moines Register    Date: February 23, 2007

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African American leaders fear gang initiative is stalled (Los Angeles, CA): More than a month after a city consultant called for a comprehensive new strategy on street gangs in Los Angeles, a group of African American community leaders said Wednesday they were worried that the recommendations appeared to be stalled at City Hall so they would step up pressure for action.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 22, 2007

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DA seeks $460,000 to battle gangs (Denver, CO): Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey wants nearly half a million dollars to staff a task force to dismantle the city's top gangs through a grand jury investigation.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: February 22, 2007

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Man arrested in drug bust (Merced, CA): A known gang member is in police custody after allegedly attempting to sell more than $200 worth of methamphetamine and Ecstasy.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 22, 2007

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Gangs seek haven in Redlands (Redlands, CA): Gang presence is increasing in this relatively low-crime city, and the police chief cites neighboring areas' successful efforts to drive undesirable elements outside their borders.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: February 22, 2007

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Rialto congressman sponsors two anti-gang bills (San Bernardino, CA): An Inland congressman announced Thursday that he'll sponsor two anti-gang bills, one of which would re-establish funding for a cops-in-classrooms program aimed at helping children resist gang recruitment.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: February 22, 2007

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Parents bristle at 'fight club' prosecutions (Murrieta, CA): After a hearing for eight young men accused of participating in or associating with a Murrieta "fight club" that police say graduated from backyard brawls to armed burglaries, robberies and assaults, the parents of several defendants accused the police of grossly exaggerating their sons' activities.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 21, 2007

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Baca pushes gang bills (San Bernardino, CA): Rep. Joe Baca, D-Rialto, has joined other state and federal lawmakers in the fight against crime with his own version of Mynisha's Law and a second bill that seeks to educate students about the dangers of gang activity.
Source: The Sun    Date: February 21, 2007

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West Sacramento defends anti-gang measure (Sacramento, CA): Calling an alleged West Sacramento gang "domestic terrorists," Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig defended his office's controversial injunction against Broderick Boys members Tuesday before a state appeal court.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 21, 2007

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Cop knocks, mom rushes to her dying son (Chicago, IL): Pamela Hester-Jones woke up at 10:30 p.m. Monday to a Chicago police detective knocking on her apartment door. "He asked me if I was Lazarus Jones' mother and when I said yes he said, `Your son's been injured,'" Hester-Jones said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 21, 2007

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Suspect in N.Y. slaying found in W-B (Wilkes-Barre, PA): A suspect connected to a fatal shooting outside a Staten Island nightclub 10 days ago was captured at a relative’s home on Coal Street on Monday, police said.
Source: Times Leader    Date: February 21, 2007

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Police cripple gang (Saginaw, MI): A crackdown on Saginaw's most prolific street gang that plunged investigators into an underworld of drug dealing and violence is yielding convictions and changing the way gangsters do business.
Source: The Saginaw News    Date: February 21, 2007

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Club hopes to break gang pattern (San Bernardino, CA): A national nonprofit organization wants to help reduce gang violence here by reaching out to at-risk children. To do that, the Boys and Girls Club proposed a pilot program for San Bernardino that will identify 50 at-risk children and bring them to the club.
Source: The Sun    Date: February 20, 2007

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