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Bicyclist killed in drive-by attack (Monterey County, CA): A 23-year-old man was gunned down Friday afternoon in an East Salinas drive-by shooting that police are investigating as gang-related.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 29, 2007

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Big drop in homicides in L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles has seen a significant decline in homicides so far this year -- including a 50% drop in killings in some South L.A. neighborhoods, such as Watts -- as police embarked on a new strategy involving asking ex-gang members to help prevent violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 28, 2007

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Raids hit gangs in three cities (Springfield, MA) : In a crackdown on members of two street gangs, FBI agents and police officers raided a series of homes early yesterday morning and arrested eight people accused of dealing cocaine.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 28, 2007

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Cops nab suspected gang chief (Forest Hills, MA): A suspect police say is a major player in one of the Hub’s most notorious gangs has been collared after a man was blasted in a daylight drive-by shooting in Forest Hills yesterday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: September 28, 2007

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Jackson Hts. slay linked to feuding gangs: Cops (Jackson Heights, NY): The murder of a Corona man earlier this month was gang-related, the commanding officer of the 110th Precinct told a community council meeting last week.
Source: TimesLedger    Date: September 27, 2007

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Gang grant OK'd (Pittsfield, MA): The City Council last night approved the Pittsfield Police Department's acceptance of a $25,334 federal grant to prevent gang crime in the city.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 27, 2007

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Burlco receives grant for anti-gang task force (Burlington County, NJ): Burlington County accepted a $542,000 federal grant Wednesday to combat gang activity and respond to gang-related incidents.
Source: Courier-Post    Date: September 27, 2007

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Immigration officials say roundup nets 34 gang members (Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN): Thirty-four illegal immigrants with gang ties were arrested in the Twin Cities and three rural communities during a weeklong sweep, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 26, 2007

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Violent crime up in city, county (Greensboro, NC): Violent crime rates rose across the city and county in 2006, according to reports released this week by the FBI. Greensboro saw an overall 6 percent increase from 2005 in violent crime figures, which include homicides, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assaults. There were 2,062 reports.
Source: News-Record    Date: September 26, 2007

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Big bust in gang activity (Oklahoma City, OK): Officials with the Oklahoma City Police and the Oklahoma County District Attorney's office announced Wednesday they have charged eight men in a racketeering case.
Source: KSBI-TV 52 News    Date: September 26, 2007

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Police target S. Florida's Haitian gangs (Miami, FL): Automatic weapons. Rule by committee. Power-bestowing amulets. And extreme violence. These are some of the features that police say distinguish Haitian gangs from other criminal groups in South Florida's tide of youth violence.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: September 26, 2007

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HPD launches gang-prevention program in schools (Houston, TX): At 13 years old, Caleb Hunt has already felt pressure to join a gang. "I've had to run from them before, and I've seen them beat people up," said the seventh-grader at Sharpstown Middle School.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 25, 2007

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Gang czar appeals to religious for help (Porter Ranch, CA): City leaders challenged the faith-based community Tuesday to spearhead efforts to turn young people away from gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: September 25, 2007

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As gangs get squeezed, younger kids are joining (Minneapolis, MN): One of the teenagers arrested in the shooting of 12-year-old Vernice Hall in north Minneapolis was almost a victim himself. About 11 p.m. Sunday, a day after the girl was shot in the head, a group of people in a Honda fired a shot at the 17-year-old as he stood at 6th and Newton Avenues N.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 25, 2007

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Fate of gang bill rests with governor (Los Angeles, CA): The fate of a bill requiring parents of young gang members to take parenting classes now rests with the governor. The bill was passed by the Legislature, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has until Oct. 12 to sign the Parental Accountability Act.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: September 24, 2007

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Houses linked to Asian gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): When authorities began finding marijuana grow houses in Southern California this year, they were shocked by their sophistication and by the complex Asian crime syndicates believed responsible for their establishment.
Source: The Sun    Date: September 24, 2007

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Some pin shootings on numerous arrests (Albany, NY): Despite guilty pleas from most of the 30 people arrested nearly a year ago, linked to what is reportedly the city's most violent street gang, shootings in Albany have soared.
Source: Times Union    Date: September 24, 2007

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County Council creates crime unit to target street gangs (King County, WA): A special crime-fighting unit will be set up by the King County sheriff to target street gangs, the County Council decided Monday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: September 24, 2007

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Gang shootings connected, solved (Victorville, CA): The District Attorney’s office Monday filed attempted murder charges on two men they believe fueled and perpetuated a gang rivalry in which five people were shot over the course of three months.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: September 24, 2007

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The gangs of York (York, SC): A rivalry between two town gangs became increasingly violent this summer, police say. A series of fights between the Cali Boys and the Valley Boys escalated to several shooting incidents during the summer. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.
Source: The Herald    Date: September 23, 2007

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