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Arizona gang crackdown nets 483 arrests (Phoenix, AZ): A coalition of Arizona law enforcement agencies announced the arrests Friday of 483 suspected gang members linked to various crimes statewide.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: March 29, 2008

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Law enforcement reports detail gang activities (Visalia, CA): Law-enforcement reports detail a wide array of crimes and nuisance activities committed by members of the Norteño and Oriental Troop street gangs in north Visalia, as well as the South Side Kings in Ivanhoe.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 29, 2008

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'Hybrid gangs' a growing concern for Twin Cities (Bloomington, IL): They have their own colors, symbols, nicknames and graffiti. They have no affiliation with gangs in Chicago or St. Louis.
Source: The Pantagraph    Date: March 29, 2008

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Criminal gangs influence locals (Benton County, AR): Case 1: On a damp, chilly Friday night, a black teenager met two pretty blonde sisters outside a nightclub. The girls invited him to a party given by their neighbors, young El Salvadorian men.
Source: The Morning News    Date: March 29, 2008

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Courts back anti-gang forces (Tulare County, CA): For members of the Visalia Police Department's gang-suppression unit, a 3-inch-tall stack of reports and photographs represents the toughest effort to save and improve lives in Tulare County.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 29, 2008

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Teens ticketed in gang incident (Janesville, WI): Five teenage boys were ticketed on charges of disorderly conduct, and one of them was ticketed for carrying a concealed weapon, after police responded to a disturbance Tuesday evening in the 500 and 600 blocks of Cornelia Street.
Source: The Janesville Gazette    Date: March 28, 2008

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Violence at juvenile center up again (Baltimore, MD): Violence behind bars at Baltimore's juvenile detention center has increased sharply this year, according to data released this week by the juvenile justice monitor, a setback amid efforts to rein in the long-troubled facility.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: March 28, 2008

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Graffiti doesn't mean gangs (Taft, CA): A recent outbreak of graffiti in the Taft area is mostly the work of junior high-aged youths and not related to street gang activity, according to local law enforcement officers.
Source: Taft Midway Driller    Date: March 28, 2008

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Police nab suspected gang members (Gwinnett County, GA): Three suspected gang members who go by the names "Spider," "Froggy," and "Lil Silent" were arrested during so-called "knock and talks" by authorities in Gwinnett County Thursday.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: March 28, 2008

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Cardenas calls for anti-gang department (Los Angeles, CA): In an effort to maintain authority over Los Angeles' anti-gang efforts, City Councilman Tony Cardenas on Friday called for creation of a new department under which most of the programs operated by the city would be consolidated.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: March 28, 2008

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13 gang members indicted in sale of PCP (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors Wednesday announced two grand jury indictments against 13 members of the Grape Street Crips, a street gang suspected of manufacturing and distributing large quantities of the drug PCP throughout Southern California.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 27, 2008

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Two shootings of kids, gang violence worry students at Global Visions Academy (Chicago, IL): Classmates of a 15-year-old student shot and wounded Tuesday night on the Southeast Side said they are scared to be out in their neighborhood, where many of the buildings are adorned with gang symbols and where gang violence seems commonplace.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 27, 2008

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Warning issued on street gang (Buffalo, NY): Buffalo police are concerned that a violent street gang with Central American roots could be planning an initiation rite targeting motorists and police.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: March 27, 2008

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Police find possible gang-related graffiti on local street (McDuffie County, GA): Ike Williams predicted the signs of gang activity were coming to McDuffie County. A recent discovery by Sheriff Logan Marshall and Major Ronnie Williamson proved Mr. Williams right.
Source: The McDuffie Mirror    Date: March 27, 2008

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Anti-gang efforts documented (Lafayette, LA): Members of an anti-gang task force say major gang violence is not yet a problem — and they want to keep it that way.
Source: The Advocate    Date: March 27, 2008

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Detective: Gangs are everywhere (Lebanon County, PA): Gangs large and small are making their presence felt throughout Lebanon County, a gathering of nearly 100 local business and community leaders learned yesterday.
Source: Lebanon Daily News    Date: March 27, 2008

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Two sides disagree on symbols being work of wannabes or real gangs (Summerville, SC): It's rare that "the writing on the wall" is, literally, writing on the wall. Summerville's David Followell believes it's plain to see that nationally and even internationally active gangs are leaving their marks — in the form of graffiti — all over town.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: March 27, 2008

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Anti-gang force sees progress (Acadiana, LA): A multi-agency task force is making strides in preventing gang activity from becoming a major problem in Acadiana.
Source: The Daily Advertiser    Date: March 27, 2008

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Neighbors mourn slain boy, are mad at cops (Oakland, CA): Residents of the East Oakland neighborhood where police shot and killed a 15-year-old boy who allegedly aimed a rifle at them last week are mourning the youth while trying to reconcile their distrust of the police with their desire for them to end the street violence.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: March 26, 2008

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14-year-old killed in likely gang shooting (Stockton, CA): A 14-year-old boy was killed and a 22-year-old man injured in a shooting in south Stockton on Tuesday afternoon, the Stockton Police Department reported.
Source: The Record    Date: March 26, 2008

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