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Ads confront gangs with mothers' grief (Virginia): In two public service announcements, the women's faces are the first image to flash on the screen, filling most of the space. They share the same stoic expression. One woman lets tears roll down her cheeks.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 25, 2007

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18 members of MacArthur Park area gang are indicted (Los Angeles, CA): Eighteen members of a street gang were indicted Wednesday and charged with using violence and intimidation "to control, oversee and direct" cocaine sales in the area around MacArthur Park.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 25, 2007

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McCollum forms panel to lead gang-reduction strategy (Tallahassee, FL): Developing a statewide gang-reduction strategy will be the focus of a high-level state panel formed Thursday by Attorney General Bill McCollum.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: October 25, 2007

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Woman arrested with $11,000 in quality fake bills (Greenfield, CA): Street gangs from Southern California may be moving into the Salinas Valley. That's the conclusion of local and federal law enforcement officials after a routine traffic stop in Greenfield yielded $11,000 in counterfeit currency.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 25, 2007

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Murder suspect identified through gang's MySpace page (Oakland, CA): A suspected gang member jailed in the slaying of a popular San Leandro High School football player in Oakland was identified with the help of his picture on the gang's MySpace page, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: October 25, 2007

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CA high court ruling reins in gang gun law (San Francisco, CA): The California Supreme Court in San Francisco Thursday reined in the circumstances in which a gang member can be convicted of a felony for carrying a loaded gun in public.
Source: CBS 5 News     Date: October 25, 2007

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Break-ins tied to members of gang (Princeton, NJ): Three burglary suspects arrested in connection with about 10 break-ins in the Princeton area are members of the notorious MS-13 street gang, as well as being undocumented illegal immigrants from Guatemala, police said yesterday.
Source: The Times    Date: October 24, 2007

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Officials say gangs are moving to rural areas (Oklahoma City, OK): The head of the state Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control says gangs are moving into rural areas of Oklahoma.
Source: News On 6    Date: October 24, 2007

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FBI arrest 40 in Nebraska street gang bust (Omaha, NE): Law enforcement officials arrested 40 people and seized drugs, cash and weapons, seriously denting Omaha operations of a street gang with ties to Central America, officials with several agencies said Tuesday.
Source: FOX News    Date: October 24, 2007

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Asheville police to hire two gang experts (Asheville, NC): Police will hire two gang investigators to fight a surge in violent crime while also beefing up security at recreation centers, officials told City Council on Tuesday.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: October 24, 2007

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Coalition discusses gang, crime prevention (Tulsa, OK): Those were suggestions panel members offered to the question: How can community members reach out and help? A look at problems and solutions was the focal point of the Oct. 17 East Tulsa Prevention Coalition meeting.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: October 24, 2007

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Gang crime in N.Va. declines (Manassas, VA): Gang-related crime has dropped 33 percent in the region since the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force formed in 2003, law-enforcement officials said Monday.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 24, 2007

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Prosser council, school board vow to create gang task force (Prosser, WA): With gang activity on the rise at Prosser schools, the city's council and school board agreed Monday to find a way to tackle the problem.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: October 23, 2007

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Nine guilty of drug charges (Columbia, SC): Nine members or associates of the Gangsta Killer Bloods pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to drug conspiracy charges — meaning all but five of 23 people indicted have pleaded guilty or have signed plea agreements in one of the largest gang-related cases in South Carolina.
Source: The State    Date: October 23, 2007

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Teen charged in boy's slaying (Chicago, IL): While family members prepared to bury a young Englewood boy shot to death in a gang battle in which his only role was victim, another teen was charged Tuesday in the boy's slaying.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 23, 2007

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Not only an inner-city problem, gangs get Arlington's attention (Arlington, TX): Last month, a gunman walked into an East Arlington back yard filled with partying young people and opened fire, killing 19-year-old Quintarick Wilson – the city's fifth gang-related slaying this year – and wounding three other youths.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 23, 2007

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Buchanan wants $900M to fight gangs (Bradenton, FL): U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan today unveiled proposed anti-gang legislation that calls for almost $900 million over five years to improve in gang intervention and prevention efforts.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: October 22, 2007

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Ballot push targets gangs (Sacramento, CA): Law enforcement groups and Republican lawmakers announced Monday an anti-gang ballot initiative that would lead to the biggest sentencing changes since the controversial "Three Strikes" law was enacted more than a decade ago.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: October 22, 2007

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Sheriff's Office to revive gang unit (King County, WA): Some cab drivers in King County have cameras in their cars, recording the faces of people they pick up. But many say that doesn't provide a sense of security -- not after a colleague's body was found inside his torched cab in July.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 21, 2007

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Gang-related murders likely underreported (Trenton, NJ): The state's 2006 Uniform Crime Report, issued last week, shows gang-related murders accounted for 11 percent of the state's total homicides, falling into step with past years' numbers.
Source: Daily Record    Date: October 21, 2007

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