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Senate task force targets gangs (Columbia, SC): A key state Senate panel introduced legislation Wednesday designed to fight gangs, gang activity and a rising tide of violent crime.
Source: The State    Date: December 14, 2006

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City will get $100,000 to combat gang violence (Canby, OR): State legislators have approved $100,000 to help Canby police fight gang violence and crime.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: December 14, 2006

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Rancho keeps crews from becoming gangs (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): Truancy. Graffiti. Fights. These are not necessarily hallmarks of gang activity in schools, but administrators say they are problems that need to be nipped in the bud before they become associated with established gangs.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: December 14, 2006

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Quick work breaks gang robbery (Beverly, MA): Members of a nationally recognized street gang are accused of forcing a 16-year-old Beverly girl to rob a downtown convenience store while she was masked and carrying a loaded sawed off shotgun.
Source: Beverly Citizen    Date: December 14, 2006

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Chandler to add cops on gang beat (Chandler, AZ): As Chandler street gangs are beefing up their numbers, the police force has decided it will, too, by reinforcing its gang unit.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: December 14, 2006

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Elk Grove takes on gangs (Elk Grove, CA): Families poured into Elk Grove in the last decade in search of more affordable housing and better schools.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 13, 2006

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How do law officials define gang members? (Salem, OR): A gang member commits a crime, but police don't consider the incident gang-related. Someone is listed by one police agency as a gang member but not by another.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: December 13, 2006

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Police: Three gang members taken off streets (Lawrenceville, GA): Gwinnett County police last week assisted a federal law enforcement agency in arresting two members of the 18th Street Gang, and a third member was arrested during a routine traffic stop.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: December 13, 2006

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Gang signs increase in Upland (Upland, CA): In Joe Padilla's part of town, things are getting worse. The 12th Avenue resident is one block away from the "focus point" and revitalization project in the southeast quadrant, an area filled with low-income apartment complexes and impressionable youth.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: December 13, 2006

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Weekend gang activity leaves Tucson Man Dead (Tucson, AZ): Gang violence is on the rise in Tucson, despite a massive effort by the Tucson Police Department to get the upper hand.
Source: KOLD 13 News    Date: December 12, 2006

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In La Verne, ganging up on gangs (La Verne, CA): Soon after he joined the City Council 15 years ago, Dan Harden came up with a new approach for fighting gangs: Form one of his own.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: December 12, 2006

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DVD helped police nab gang members (Charlotte, NC): With the help of a DVD called “Hood to Hood,” confiscated during a traffic stop, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department gained some valuable information about one area gang.
Source: News 14 Charlotte    Date: December 12, 2006

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Chandler forum battles gang threat (Chandler, AZ): For years, Jorge Alire has attended meetings between police and his neighborhood — the same community where a 19-year-old woman was killed and five others wounded last week in a gang-related driveby shooting.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: December 12, 2006

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Cop shot during gang fight (Chicago, IL): A Chicago police officer was shot in the arm while trying to break up a gang-related disturbance Monday afternoon on the Near Northwest Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 12, 2006

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Kaine announces anti-gang program grant winners in Virginia (Richmond, VA): Two dozen Virginia localities will get up to $10,000 each as part of the state's prevention-based anti-gang initiative, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Monday.
Source: Daily Press    Date: December 11, 2006

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Official: Gang ritual leads to death (Utica, NY): A Utica teenager who was severely assaulted Friday afternoon during a gang-initiation ritual has died as a result of his injuries, Oneida County First Assistant District Attorney Scott McNamara said Sunday night.
Source: The Observer-Dispatch    Date: December 11, 2006

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Troublesome spike in teen violent crime (Houston, TX): The recent fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Westbury High School student underscores some troubling facts: The number of juvenile homicide victims is up considerably from 2005, and violent crime committed by young people appears to be up as well.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: December 10, 2006

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To fight crime, Hazleton employs anti-gang unit (Hazleton, PA): With a population boom of mostly Hispanics in recent years, Mayor Louis Barletta has also seen an increase in gang-related crime. One such Hispanic gang, Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, concerns him the most, he said.
Source: Times Leader    Date: December 10, 2006

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Survey in St. Lucie finds gangs a countywide problem (St. Lucie, FL): A new study that polled "at-risk" St. Lucie County youth found that more than one in seven of them were members of gangs.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: December 10, 2006

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Affiliation with a gang isn't a crime under military law (Washington, DC): Affiliation with a gang doesn’t automatically keep a member or potential recruit out of the military, and it isn’t a crime under military law, according to Pentagon officials.
Source: Stars and Stripes    Date: December 8, 2006

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