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Smaller cities in Minnesota seeing greater gang activity (Faribault, MN): Like a good Minnesotan, Jim Lassek didn't want to think the worst of the young men dawdling day and night in a yard near his neatly trimmed home in this small southern Minnesota city.
Source: Post-Bulletin    Date: June 19, 2007

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Toppenish mulls anti-gang law (Toppenish, WA): With a table full of police-confiscated BB guns and knives wrapped in plastic bags lying in front them, Toppenish City Council members caught a glimpse Monday of the risks officers face when pursuing gangs.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: June 19, 2007

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Small towns tackle gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): The Memorial Day shooting of a 16-year-old Dalton High School football star has driven home the realization that gangs at not just an Atlanta, New York or L.A. affair.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: June 19, 2007

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Hillsborough County Joint Gang Task Force operation nets 38 suspects (Town 'N Country, FL): Thirty-eight arrests were made over the weekend during a joint task force roundup dubbed Operation Gang Out Saturation.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: June 19, 2007

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Anti-gang loitering ordinance approved (Milwaukee, WI): An ordinance to crack down on gang-related loitering narrowly won Milwaukee Common Council approval Tuesday, more than a year after the same body defeated a similar measure.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: June 19, 2007

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Lawmakers pass anti-gang package (Sacramento, CA): California lawmakers shifted their focus from gang suppression to prevention efforts with a bipartisan anti-gang package today. The package will provide $9.5 million for local gang prevention statewide and was passed by the Legislative Budget Conference Committee in Sacramento.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 19, 2007

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Gang violence lands 16-year-old boy in hospital (Santa Cruz, CA): Three men arrested for their alleged involvement in a gang-related shooting are in jail today and one 16-year-old boy is in stable condition after a weekend shooting.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: June 18, 2007

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Mobile's wannabe gang problem (Mobile, AL): Some of the recent violence involving teens in Mobile can be tied to loosely organized gangs who have members as young as sixth-graders, officials say.
Source: Press-Register    Date: June 18, 2007

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Lawmaker turns to families to prevent gangs (California): Hoping to curb gang violence, a bill working its way through the Legislature would require parents to go to parenting classes if their child is convicted of gang-related activities.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: June 16, 2007

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Anti-gang bill clears Senate hurdle (Washington, DC): Sweeping anti-gang legislation sailed unanimously through the a key Senate committee Thursday, giving the proposed expansion of federal authority to combat gang violence its best chance in a decade of becoming law.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: June 15, 2007

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New graffiti from Gangster Disciples gang, York police say (York, PA): Graffiti with the Star of David flanked by the letters "G" and "D" are graffiti from the national Gangster Disciples gang, according to the leader of the city police department's anti-gang unit.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: June 15, 2007

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Gang violence bill stalls in legislature (Charlotte, NC): A state bill aimed at cracking down on gangs is mired in the state Legislature as time runs out on the current session.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: June 15, 2007

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Two raids take down alleged gang members in northern NJ (Newark, NJ): State and federal authorities arrested some two dozen suspected gang members in northern New Jersey during two separate overnight raids.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: June 14, 2007

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Police, neighbors to meet Friday on gangs (Denver, CO): Denver police and city leaders are meeting Friday with community groups worried about escalating gang tensions that alarmed fans at the City Park Jazz series.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: June 14, 2007

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New law to help S.C. combat gangs (South Carolina): Supporters of a newly signed law say police now have important weapons to combat South Carolina’s growing gang problem.
Source: The State    Date: June 13, 2007

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Gangs make up parade arrests (New York, NY): The arrest of 208 people at the Puerto Rican Day Parade was not unusual compared with past totals and primarily involved members of street gangs, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said yesterday.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 13, 2007

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Hick vows double-barrel remedy for halting gangs (Denver, CO): Mayor John Hickenlooper said today that Denver will tame gang tensions with a combination of police power and alternative recreational and job programs for youngsters.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: June 13, 2007

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Sioux City Police Dept. adds gang unit (Sioux City, IA): Sioux City Police Chief Joe Frisbie says it will be a long, hard summer for gang members. They’re adding a gang unit to the detective bureau.
Source: KMEG News 14    Date: June 13, 2007

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No arrests made in first gang shooting death of the year (Hollister, CA): No arrests have been made as the Hollister Police Department continues investigating the gang-related homicide of a 16-year-old Salinas boy Friday night.
Source: Hollister Free Lance    Date: June 13, 2007

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Gang crackdown nets more arrests (Cleveland, OH): Federal and city officials are halfway through their top-10 list of the most dangerous street gangs in Cleveland after police rounded up members two more gangs.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 13, 2007

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