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Why do gangs kill the innocent?: The shooting death of 3-year-old Ethan Esparza of Pomona could have been avoided if gang members had followed their code, some gang experts said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: November 27, 2006

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Gang graffiti strikes neighborhood (Charlotte, NC): One southwest Charlotte neighborhood was victim to gang graffiti Friday, but they say they will fight the problem together.
Source: News 14 Charlotte    Date: November 26, 2006

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Gang house stands empty (Gwinnett County, GA): Neighbors say a former "clubhouse" for the North Side Locos in Norcross has been abandoned. The house at 1390 Reddington Lane stands empty. Gang graffiti has been scrubbed from the stone front of the house.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: November 24, 2006

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Nájera lauds gang push (Sacramento, CA): There were no gang-related homicides during the Sacramento Police Department's 90-day gang crackdown that ended last Saturday, investigators said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: November 24, 2006

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Kelso man attributes wound to gang-related attack (Kelso, WA): A 20-year-old Kelso man told police he was cut with a knife Friday morning during what appeared to be a gang-related fight. His wounds were superficial, police said, and did not require treatment.
Source: The Daily News    Date: November 24, 2006

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Gang member allegedly carved initials into victim's back (Simi Valley, CA): A documented Simi Valley gang member was arrested last Saturday for his suspected involvement in two separate violent crimes, both involving the use of a razor blade.
Source: Simi Valley Acorn    Date: November 24, 2006

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Suspect in Livingston boy's killing arrested (Livingston, CA): An Atwater man was arrested Tuesday on a warrant charging him with the slaying of a Livingston boy police say was gang-related.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: November 23, 2006

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Gang ties seen as teen is wounded by gunshot (Chicago, IL): Chicago police on Wednesday were searching for a suspect they said shot a 16-year-old in the back late Tuesday on the Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 23, 2006

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Judge OKs gang injunction, nixes curfew (San Francisco, CA): Although a preliminary injunction against 22 alleged gang members that prohibits congregating in public and other activities within one Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood was granted Wednesday, the ruling judge cut the plan’s curfew requirement and said he was open to allowing the targeted men to associate on "worthy activities."
Source: Examiner    Date: November 23, 2006

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Flurry of gang activity has police, schools on alert (Forest Groves, OR): On Halloween night, someone tipped over a couple of porta-potties at Neil Armstrong Middle School and spray-painted gang graffiti on a wall outside the building’s covered area.
Source: The Forest Groves News-Times    Date: November 23, 2006

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New prosecutor position to target gangs (Boise, ID): In the latest move by state officials to quash southwestern Idaho's growing gang problem, the state will join with several Treasure Valley cities and counties to pay for a new federal attorney to focus solely on prosecuting gang crimes, Gov. Jim Risch announced Tuesday.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: November 22, 2006

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Police, FBI target San Fernando Valley gang crimes (San Fernando Valley, CA): Alarmed by a spike in gang violence, including interracial attacks, in the San Fernando Valley, the Los Angeles Police Department is forming a task force with the FBI to target organized violence and witness-intimidation crimes, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 22, 2006

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Grant to help fight Stark gang activity (Canton, OH): Criminal street gang activity will replace gun crime as a special focus of the Stark County prosecutor's office.
Source: The Beacon Journal    Date: November 22, 2006

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Police ponder handling of gangs (Wasilla, AK): Wasilla Police Chief John Glass and police investigator Doug Sonerholm spent one day last week in Anchorage gathering information to address a gang problem Wasilla doesn't really have - yet.
Source: Anchorage Daily News    Date: November 22, 2006

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Delmarva works to pool gang efforts (Salisbury, MD): Freely sharing information between police, prosecutors and the correctional system is the only effective way to quell gang activity on the Delmarva Peninsula, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: November 22, 2006

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Boys and Girls Club gets funds for gang prevention (Merced, CA): A new program to lure kids away from street gangs got a $135,000 shot in the arm at Monday night's City Council meeting.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: November 21, 2006

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Police suspect gang activity in triple shooting (West Valley City, UT): A triple shooting at a West Valley City bowling alley was likely triggered by two gangs that stumbled upon each other unexpectedly, police say.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: November 21, 2006

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Man accused of gang recruiting (Williston, ND): A man here is accused of recruiting minors for gang-related activity. Benjamin Orf, 20, has been charged with encouraging minors to participate in criminal street gangs, hazing and possession of marijuana
Source: The Forum    Date: November 21, 2006

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Treasure Valley implements new method for prosecuting gang crimes (Boise, ID): The way gang related crimes are prosecuted is going to change dramatically in the Treasure Valley thanks to a new partnership signed by the governor Tuesday.
Source: KTRV Fox 12 News    Date: November 21, 2006

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SF city attorney to argue for Oakdale Mob injunction (San Francisco, CA): Three weeks after a San Francisco deputy city attorney successfully obtained the city's first temporary restraining order against a criminal street gang, the controversial case is set to go back to court.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: November 21, 2006

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