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Decreasing gang activity a goal in new housing plan (Oceanside, CA): The City Council has approved a $22 million plan for housing and community development that includes increased efforts to curtail gang activity in the neighborhood where police Officer Dan Bessant was killed in December.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 10, 2007

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Video of school beating gets four Jefferson boys in trouble (Jefferson, OR) : Four Jefferson High School students are facing assault charges after being videotaped while beating another student in one of the school's bathrooms.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: May 10, 2007

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Gang graffiti reappears in Marshfield (Marshfield, WI): People driving under Veterans Parkway overpass along Peach Avenue last weekend were assaulted by purplish-blue graffiti.
Source: Marshfield News-Herald    Date: May 10, 2007

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Officers learn lessons in gang awareness (Falls, PA): More than 175 federal, state and local cops had a lesson in gangs Wednesday. Authorities organized a daylong gang awareness seminar at the Sheraton Bucks County in Falls to create a first line of defense against gangs using patrolmen from every shift in every department in Bucks to assess and identify gang-related problems.
Source: Bucks County Courier Times    Date: May 10, 2007

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Anti-gang TV program aims to raise awareness (Manatee County, FL): It's one of the most critical issues facing Manatee County today: gangs. With first-hand experience on gangs and the activity that surrounds them, a group of people met Tuesday to record one of several local television series aimed at sharing their knowledge with the community.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: May 9, 2007

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Fate of Durham schools gang survey near (Durham, NC): School officials and two consultants will try one last time today to craft a mutually acceptable survey to quiz middle-school students about the presence and impact of gangs.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: May 9, 2007

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Two slain in separate shootings (Chicago, IL): Two men were fatally shot several hours apart on the Southeast and Near West Sides, Chicago police said. At about midnight Tuesday, 26-year-old Tommy Lane was gunned down while standing on a sidewalk in the 1900 block of West Washington Boulevard.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 9, 2007

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Anti-gang efforts to continue (Pasadena, CA): Escalated gang-suppression efforts by the Pasadena Police Department will continue indefinitely following the shooting deaths of two men this week in the most recent spate of violence in the city, officials said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: May 9, 2007

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Gang activity on the rise in Yakima Valley (Grandview, WA): An escalation in gang activity in central Washington's lower Yakima Valley has police dealing with more than graffiti in recent months, and a new task force could soon be examining the issue and researching ways to fight gang-related crime.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: May 8, 2007

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Police: As gangs continue to grow, so will crime (Palmetto, FL): Gang membership in the city north of the Manatee River is on the rise, and with it comes more violent crimes, a police sergeant told city leaders Monday night.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: May 8, 2007

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NY Lawmakers seek gang-free school zones (Albany, NY): A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to crack down on gang violence by stiffening penalties for recruitment at schools and posting "Gang Free School Zone" signs across the state.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin    Date: May 7, 2007

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Computer system lets Fresno police see crime trends (Fresno, CA): Fresno's well-publicized crackdown on the Bulldog street gang has been credited for a sharp drop in violent crime so far this year -- but another factor may be technology.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: May 7, 2007

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School detectives patrol neighborhoods, search Internet to prevent gang crime (Lake Worth, FL): When three Lake Worth High students were shot blocks from the school after dismissal in March, school police suspected it was gang related.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: May 6, 2007

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Two men arrested following gang-related shooting (Duncan, OK): One day after a gang-related shooting in Duncan’s Douglass Park, law enforcement officials arrested and placed into custody two suspects involved in the incident.
Source: The Duncan Banner    Date: May 6, 2007

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Kurdish gang activity perturbs community (Nashville, TN): The kids will tell you that the Kurdish Pride Gang got its start sometime after Sept. 11. First, it was just groups of students banding together for protection from bullies who taunted them and called them terrorists.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: May 6, 2007

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Sheriff seeks funds to boost gang unit (Fillmore, CA): A year ago, Fillmore was in the midst of a wave of gang shootings. Three people were shot in the spring of 2006, after an equally bloody season in the fall of 2005, when four people were shot.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 5, 2007

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DA shares gang plan with S.B. County officials (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos on Friday opened the door for a peek at what's inside his arsenal to help quell street-gang violence.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: May 5, 2007

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FBI indicts 10 in Cleveland gang investigation on federal narcotics charges (Cleveland, OH): A Federal Grand Jury Friday returned a 13-count indictment against 10 members of an alleged Cleveland gang with violations of the federal narcotics laws.
Source: All Headline News    Date: May 5, 2007

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Shootings spur police crackdown (Anchorage, AK): More than 75 individuals accused of violent crimes and suspected gang members were arrested in a novel three-day sweep by federal agents and local police seeking to stem an upsurge in street violence, authorities announced Friday.
Source: Anchorage Daily News    Date: May 5, 2007

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Boys hit in gang rite (New Braunfels, TX): A gang initiation in a school bathroom — filmed by two students with cell phone cameras — has led to suspensions for a group of middle school boys this week, with criminal charges pending, officials said.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: May 4, 2007

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