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Fugitive wanted in slaying of Mexican officer arrested in LA (Los Angeles, CA): A fugitive wanted in Mexico for the shooting death of a police officer was arrested in Southern California and turned over to Mexican authorities, the FBI said Tuesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: March 20, 2007

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New tool to use against gangs (Jersey City, NJ): A ssemblyman Louis Manzo of Jersey City has been prolific in offering legislation that can impact not only his 31st District constituency but also most urban communities in the state.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: March 19, 2007

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Los Angeles prosecutor wants to go after gang wealth (Los Angeles, CA): City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo wants to go after street gangs by tapping their wealth. Court injunctions and gang task forces have been used in the past to target gangs, but suing them for money hasn't been tried.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 19, 2007

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Western Palm Beach County residents told graffiti indicates presence of gangs (Palm Beach County, FL): They thought it was artwork. But residents at a landowners association meeting found out Thursday that the graffiti they've been seeing at business signs, overpasses and mailboxes in and near Loxahatchee Groves is actually gang tagging.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: March 19, 2007

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Lockdown continues inside jail (Merced County, CA): Merced County Jail inmates remained under lockdown over the weekend as a result of a Friday confrontation between correctional officers and inmates. Criminal street gang members are believed responsible for the disturbance.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: March 19, 2007

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Man survives three bullets in what police say was gang-related shooting (Albuquerque, NM): The West Side saw another outburst of gang violence as a young man narrowly survived being shot three times - twice in the back as he tried to crawl away from his assailant, police said.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune    Date: March 19, 2007

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Kern County, Bakersfield fight against gang violence continues (Kern County, CA): The Kern County Board of Supervisors along with the Bakersfield City Council called a joint meeting Monday to approve a report on efforts to stop gang violence.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: March 19, 2007

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Schools try to maintain safe zone against gangs (Spokane, WA): Like a lot of high school students, Brittinay Bell worries about bullies. She worries about the WASL. She worries about drugs. But the Rogers High School junior doesn't worry about street gangs.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: March 19, 2007

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Gangs take root (Spokane, WA): In the alley where he died, a small shrine stands for Frank Joseph Silva: a fence littered with plastic flowers, teddy bears and empty beer bottles.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: March 19, 2007

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Gangs stake out turf on (Midland, NC): At least three recent gang-related crimes in the Midlands, including a killing, have ties to the popular social networking site, according to police.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: March 18, 2007

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Gang grafitti tags (Sioux Falls, SD): A recent rise in vandalism cases in Sioux Falls has the earmark of possible gang activity in this normally quiet but growing city.
Source: KELOLAND TV News    Date: March 18, 2007

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Street fight (Spokane, WA): The way witnesses tell it, Derek Wilson walked into a downtown skate park and fired his semiautomatic handgun. Police say it was an attempted robbery gone bad.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: March 18, 2007

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Gang sweep crackdown targets three Glenn County cities (Glenn County, CA): A multi-agency crackdown on gang activity in Hamilton City, Orland and Willows Thursday night resulted in contact with 37 suspected gang members and netted a dozen arrests.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: March 17, 2007

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Four teen brothers jailed for gang activity (Snellville, GA): Four teenage brothers are in jail on charges that they are part of a violent gang called the "Strap Squad."
Source: The Telegraph    Date: March 17, 2007

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Anti-gang group rallies for help from community (Fisherville, VA): Police point to assaults, robberies, drug deals and murder among the string of crimes attributed to gangs in the past few years.
Source: The Daily News Leader    Date: March 17, 2007

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Democrats stake out turf in war on gangs (Sacramento, CA): Promising "great strides" in the battle against gangs, Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo and a group of Democratic legislators unveiled a package of bills Thursday that would increase punishments against gang members and make it easier for the authorities to evict them, seize their property and deter them from intimidating witnesses.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 16, 2007

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Anti-gang injunction becomes permanent (San Francisco, CA): A temporary ban against the Oakdale Mob, a Bayview neighborhood street gang, was made permanent Thursday in a San Francisco courtroom.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: March 16, 2007

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Yonkers man, 19, was mistaken for gang member before being killed (Yonkers, NY): A blue necklace cost a 19-year-old Yonkers man his life Oct. 10 when a reputed member of the "Bloods" street gang mistakenly thought he was a member of the rival "Crips" and shot him, city detectives said at a news conference today at City Hall.
Source: The Journal News    Date: March 16, 2007

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Gang units arrest five men in arson of Carson house (Carson, CA) : Five men were arrested Thursday morning during a massive police search for arsonists responsible for burning down a Carson home on orders from the Mexican Mafia.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: March 16, 2007

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Arrests made in fatal stabbing (Pomona, CA): Police have arrested four people suspected of the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy and the attempted murder of a 16-year-old youth.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: March 15, 2007

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