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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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Hybrid gang violence sweeps nation Gangs terrorize Middle America (Las Vegas, NV): In May 2005, gang members opened fire on each other from opposite sides of the Las Vegas Strip, wounding three innocent bystanders. Months later, a 16-year-old gang banger trying to make a name for himself, shot three people in four days. Last year, gang members yelling Squad-Up — the name of their group — opened fire in a gated community.
Source: Inside Bay Area    Date: September 30, 2007

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New gang team starts strong (Adelanto, CA): The Victor Valley’s newest gang team began their most recent assignment this week, arresting nine people during a probation and parole sweep Friday night, officials said.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: September 30, 2007

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South side shooting, gang detectives investigating (Tucson, AZ): "First we heard one shot, after that we heard a couple of rounds going." It wasn't the wake up call this neighbor was expecting. For her safety, she asked us not to show her face or say her name.
Source: KOLD 13 News    Date: September 30, 2007

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New gangs bring new threats (New Orleans, LA): An assistant criminal justice professor at the University of Lousiana-Monroe says Hurricane Katrina changed the power structure of street gangs in the New Orleans area.
Source: The News Star    Date: September 30, 2007

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Bicyclist killed in drive-by attack (Monterey County, CA): A 23-year-old man was gunned down Friday afternoon in an East Salinas drive-by shooting that police are investigating as gang-related.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 29, 2007

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Big drop in homicides in L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles has seen a significant decline in homicides so far this year -- including a 50% drop in killings in some South L.A. neighborhoods, such as Watts -- as police embarked on a new strategy involving asking ex-gang members to help prevent violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 28, 2007

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Raids hit gangs in three cities (Springfield, MA) : In a crackdown on members of two street gangs, FBI agents and police officers raided a series of homes early yesterday morning and arrested eight people accused of dealing cocaine.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 28, 2007

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Cops nab suspected gang chief (Forest Hills, MA): A suspect police say is a major player in one of the Hub’s most notorious gangs has been collared after a man was blasted in a daylight drive-by shooting in Forest Hills yesterday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: September 28, 2007

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Jackson Hts. slay linked to feuding gangs: Cops (Jackson Heights, NY): The murder of a Corona man earlier this month was gang-related, the commanding officer of the 110th Precinct told a community council meeting last week.
Source: TimesLedger    Date: September 27, 2007

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Gang grant OK'd (Pittsfield, MA): The City Council last night approved the Pittsfield Police Department's acceptance of a $25,334 federal grant to prevent gang crime in the city.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 27, 2007

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Burlco receives grant for anti-gang task force (Burlington County, NJ): Burlington County accepted a $542,000 federal grant Wednesday to combat gang activity and respond to gang-related incidents.
Source: Courier-Post    Date: September 27, 2007

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Immigration officials say roundup nets 34 gang members (Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN): Thirty-four illegal immigrants with gang ties were arrested in the Twin Cities and three rural communities during a weeklong sweep, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 26, 2007

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