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Police, schools team up to fight student gangs in Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA): Students at Cradock Middle School soon will get extensive training in gang awareness. The middle school is the first Portsmouth school to accept the offer of the Police Department's gang task force to educate children, not just teachers and administrators.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: March 2, 2007

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Armed gangs targeted (Sacramento County, CA): Describing armed gang members as the "single greatest threat to the citizens of Sacramento County," District Attorney Jan Scully announced a new unit Thursday dedicated to prosecuting armed felons.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: March 2, 2007

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Police say gang-tag vandalism likely work of kids (Iowa City, IA): Police said juveniles are likely behind what appears to be gang-related graffiti that has popped up this week on more than a dozen businesses and homes in east Iowa City.
Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen    Date: March 2, 2007

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Suspect: Gang chief ordered guns theft (Manchester, NH): A Manchester man told police he was forced to steal guns in a burglary or endure a severe beating by fellow gang members that could have killed him, according to court records filed yesterday.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader    Date: March 2, 2007

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Lawmakers want gang crackdown in county (Ocean County, NJ): As law enforcement agencies across the area begin to amp up crackdowns on illegal gang operations in Ocean County, a trio of state lawmakers want to stiffen penalties for people who recruit new gang members.
Source: Ocean County Observer    Date: March 2, 2007

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Two injured, six arrested in school brawl (Buffalo, NY): A feud between gangs ignited a brawl Thursday afternoon at Burgard Vocational High School, sending two students to the hospital and six to the Erie County Holding Center, Buffalo police said.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: March 2, 2007

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L.A. gang member on Top 10 most wanted list captured (Los Angeles, CA): An 18th Street gang member on Los Angeles' Top 10 most wanted list of gangsters has been captured in Guatemala, authorities said Wednesday, the same day they announced that a recent crackdown on gangs has yielded more than 200 arrests in the San Fernando Valley and South L.A.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 1, 2007

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Chief: gang-related crimes drop in 'hot spot' neighborhood (Fitchburg, MA): Offenses that often relate to gang activity -- assault, burglary, vandalism, disorderly conduct, narcotics and weapons law violations -- have declined slightly in the area surrounding Elm Street, Police Chief Edward Cronin said Wednesday.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: March 1, 2007

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Caldwell gang arrest uses new law (Caldwell, ID): Caldwell Police have put an alleged gang recruiter behind bars thanks to a new state law that makes such activity illegal.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: March 1, 2007

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LAPD top 10 suspect nabbed (North Hollywood, CA): A third Valley gang member joined the LAPD's top 10 Most Wanted gangster list Wednesday after another most wanted suspect was nabbed in Central America and shipped back to a U.S. jail.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: March 1, 2007

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19 seized in illegal gun flow to gangs (Chicago, IL): The arrests of 19 people in Chicago and Mississippi in a gun-trafficking conspiracy offer a snapshot into the illegal gun trade in which gang members here end up with high-powered weapons, federal authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 1, 2007

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California gang drug house shut down (Mesa, AZ): They came from Long Beach, Calif., thinking Mesa would be an easy target. But police said a group of suspected gang members learned they made a mistake Tuesday when authorities closed down the house where they were selling guns, drugs and stolen property.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: March 1, 2007

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47 seized in massive Riverside County gang sweep (Rubidoux, CA): Forty-seven people were arrested in a sweep targeting two Riverside County gangs that authorities said were involved in four homicides in the past 18 months, officials said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 1, 2007

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Biddeford Police foil 'gang' leader's plans to wreak havoc in the city (Biddeford, ME): This week, Biddeford police arrested a Foss Street man who threatened to kidnap the mayor, shoot up city hall and firebomb the police station, all in the name of forming a street gang.
Source: keepMEcurrent    Date: March 1, 2007

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Anti-gang bills flood Capitol (Sacramento, CA): Republican lawmakers unveiled a series of anti-gang bills Wednesday they hope will help stem a rising tide of gang violence in California, but the legislation faces an uncertain future in the Legislature.
Source: The Record    Date: March 1, 2007

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Rancho Cordova moves to keep local gangs in line (Sacramento, CA): Rancho Cordova is avoiding the day-to-day gang violence that is plaguing other Sacramento-area communities, and local officials want to keep it that way.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: March 1, 2007

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Young gangsters turn into horse whisperers (Marshall, NC): At home, he was a young initiate into gang life. In prison, he confronted staff with sharp words or sullen silence. On a horse farm in Madison County, he is a 16-year-old philosopher.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: February 28, 2007

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Judge grants an injunction against L.A. street gang (Los Angeles, CA): Reaching a grim milestone, city prosecutors announced Tuesday that they have obtained a permanent court injunction against their 50th Los Angeles street gang, this time the 300-member Highland Park gang, which allegedly uses violence to protect a major drug sales operation specializing in methamphetamine.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 28, 2007

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House sets gang penalties (Santa Fe, NM): The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill that increases prison sentences for gang-related crimes.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: February 28, 2007

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FBI helps target gangs (Sacramento, CA): With deadly violence continuing to erupt in the Sacramento region, the FBI is funding a special task force of federal and local agents to target the growing street gang population in south Sacramento and Elk Grove, officials revealed Tuesday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 28, 2007

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