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Sioux City police get grant for gang prevention (Sioux City, IA): You've seen the graffiti on the walls... a public display for all to see. But the police department has been working to put a stop to it.
Source: KTIV NewsChannel 4    Date: February 12, 2007

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Suspects wanted for two gang-related weekend shootings (Bakersfield, CA): Bakersfield Police are asking for help finding the gunmen behind a series of gang-related shootings over the weekend.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: February 12, 2007

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Suspected gang members sought in guard death (La Mirada, CA): Authorities are searching for six alleged gang members suspected in the shooting death of a security guard after they were turned away from a bar near La Mirada.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: February 12, 2007

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Bill seeks to expand prosecution of gangs (Maryland): Spurred by reports from prosecutors throughout Maryland that gang activity is occurring from the Eastern Shore to Catoctin Mountain, two state lawmakers are proposing legislation that would give state prosecutors greater latitude in going after gang members involved in crimes.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 11, 2007

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Gang violence prompts questions about Hispanic leadership in Yonkers (Yonkers, NY): After a fatal shooting tied to Hispanic gangs, Jim Bostic figured the violence would bring new faces to his anti-gang coalition's monthly meetings.
Source: The Journal News    Date: February 11, 2007

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Graffiti war rages on (Denver, CO): A war underway between Denver graffiti tagging crews has sparked the type of murders, knife fights and drive-by shootings usually associated with more established violent gangs.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: February 11, 2007

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Lawmakers try to stop gang spread (Los Angeles, CA): While city elected and police officials wrestle with ways to quell gang violence in Los Angeles, lawmakers from Delaware to Louisiana also are looking for a national attack on gang problems.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 11, 2007

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Pressure on Denver mayor to crush gang problem (Denver, CO): Influential politicians called on Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper on Friday to take a stand against gangs, a blunt demand that brought a strong defense from the city's chief executive.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: February 10, 2007

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Fatal shooting in San Bernardino called gang-related (San Bernardino, CA): Two suspected gang members were shot, one fatally, by another pair of suspected gang members late Friday, said Sgt. Tony Viola of the San Bernardino Police Department.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: February 10, 2007

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Gang members donning bulletproof vests (Bernalillo County, NM): Law officers involved in policing gangsters say they’re seeing a disturbing trend: More gang members wearing bulletproof vests.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: February 10, 2007

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City effort to reduce gang activity (Cottonwood, AZ): Cottonwood Police Chief Doug Bartosh told the city council Tuesday that the presence of drugs and graffiti in the community means there are also gangs -- gangs such as Southside 13 and the Insane Clown Posse, named after a band Bartosh claims advocates violence.
Source: Verde Independent    Date: February 10, 2007

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Oceanside district faces concerns about gang tensions (Oceanside, CA): Students from neighborhoods with rival gangs could be brought together to attend Jefferson Middle School this fall if a proposed attendance boundary change is approved by district trustees this week, sparking concerns among some parents and students about the possibility of violence on campus.
Source: North County Times    Date: February 10, 2007

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Drug trafficking No.1 issue for gang task force (North County, CA): Drug trafficking by street gangs continues to be the No.1 issue facing the North County Regional Gang Task Force as it fights to limit the activities of gangs, a spokesman for the agency said last week.
Source: North County Times    Date: February 10, 2007

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L.A. shifts course in fighting gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Abandoning the long-held belief that naming the worst gangs boosts their street image, the mayor and police chief identified 11 of the most violent groups Thursday and promised to confront them with law enforcement.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: February 9, 2007

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Gang crime spreads to northern, southern Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX): Gang crime was up in 2006 and spread to two places where police hadn't seen much of it: far south and far north Fort Worth.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 9, 2007

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Hispanic gang threat overblown, study says (Washington, DC): A study released yesterday says that news organizations and law-enforcement officials have sensationalized the threat posed by Hispanic gangs in the District, Maryland and Virginia by portraying them as arms of a large, tightly knit international organization.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: February 9, 2007

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50 extra officers to fight Valley gang violence (San Fernando Valley, CA): Vowing an all-out assault on gangs, city leaders presented a long-awaited plan Thursday that commits 50 new officers to combat San Fernando Valley criminals and takes bold steps in publicly naming the city's most violent gangs and their members.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 9, 2007

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S.F. Valley gang feeling the heat (Canoga Park, CA): With antiques stores on each corner boasting collectibles and vintage Tiffany lamps, the intersection of Sherman Way and Alabama Avenue appears an unlikely stomping grounds for a notorious street gang.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 9, 2007

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Gangster graffiti a growing problem (Sioux Falls, SD): Graffiti has sprung up near downtown Sioux Falls in recent months, frustrating residents and confounding authorities.
Source: Argus Leader    Date: February 9, 2007

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Los Angeles names and targets city's worst 11 gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Launching a counteroffensive against organized street thugs, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and police officials took the unusual step Wednesday of identifying the city's 11 worst gangs, then promising to go after them with teams of police, federal agents, probation officers and prosecutors.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 8, 2007

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