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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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Casting a wider net to battle gang crime (Washington, DC): 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 8, 2007

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Latino gang study finds few links to overseas groups (Washington, DC): A study of Latino gangs in the Washington area and five Central American nations debunks the popular belief that the gangs are engaged in a systematic, organized effort to spread their influence.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 8, 2007

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Reports show increase in gang-related crimes (Washington, DC): Gang activity in the military is increasing, and the number of gang-related crimes involving soldiers and their families nearly tripled from fiscal 2005 to fiscal 2006, according to a pair of new reports.
Source: Stars and Stripes    Date: February 8, 2007

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Crime rates in Ventura on rise (Ventura County, CA): Gang crime skyrocketed in Ventura in 2006, and violent crime increased for the second consecutive year, according to annual crime statistics released Wednesday by the Ventura Police Department.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: February 8, 2007

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Holistic approach to ending gang violence (Fresno, CA): Cities looking for innovative ways to combat gang violence have a new source of insight and direction with Fresno Mayor Alan Autry's development of the Mayor's Gang Prevention Initiative (MGPI) that provides best-practice tactics that move beyond suppression.
Source: Market Wire    Date: February 8, 2007

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City, schools collaborate on gang intervention (Fremont, CA): At a joint meeting Monday afternoon, City of Fremont and Fremont Unified School District officials discussed the issue of gangs affecting both entities, and how to cope.
Source: Fremont Bulletin    Date: February 8, 2007

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Concerns raised about gangs (Olympia, WA): Some local middle school students are at risk of joining gangs, educators and parents said at a meeting Wednesday organized by the Olympia School District's Latino Family Group.
Source: The Olympian    Date: February 8, 2007

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Los Angeles summit seeks to stop spread of gangs into Central America (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles' pervasive and violent street gangs were once seen as a local problem and not part of an international criminal web, even though gangs such as MS-13 and 18th Street were oozing across borders into Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
Source: International Herald Tribune    Date: February 7, 2007

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Combating threat of cross-border gangs is discussed (Los Angeles, CA): Rodrigo Avila-Aviles came to Los Angeles from El Salvador this week to discuss an export-import problem that has nothing to do with tariffs or quotas.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 7, 2007

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Gang members having trouble getting out (Memphis and Shelby County, TN): Memphis and Shelby County are crawling with thousands of gang members who are putting your families in danger. While there are community leaders who are offering a way out, some gang members say it isn't enough.
Source: Eyewitness News Memphis    Date: February 7, 2007

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Drive-by shooting bill clears Senate committee (Boise, ID): A Senate committee today approved an anti-gang bill aimed at boosting punishment of drive-by shooters.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: February 7, 2007

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Teenager dies in gang-related shooting (Lawton, OK): A 19-year-old man has been shot and killed in what appears to be gang-related violence in a neighborhood near Lawton High School, police said.
Source: Time Record News    Date: February 7, 2007

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Gang Related: Part Two (Bowling Green, KY): For most teens, gang membership is a brief phase. Statistics say one-half to two-thirds of teen gang members leave the gang by the end of their first year. However, these teens are the ones that continue to be recruited.
Source: WBKO News    Date: February 7, 2007

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Teen turns down and turns in alleged gang recruiter (Collier County, FL): A Collier County teenager says he was being courted by a gang. But he said he chose the straight and narrow path - even if it puts him in danger.
Source: NBC2 News    Date: February 7, 2007

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