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Gang-related activities on the rise in Provo (Provo, UT): "CG 13" stood out in bold black letters against the beige building. The tag was only four days old. Provo residents and BYU students didn't stop to look as they walked into Fat Cats bowling alley.
Source: BYU NewsNet    Date: January 8, 2007

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Leaders seek tougher laws on gang crime (Olympia, WA): Citing a statewide rise in gang activity, the Washington state Attorney General's Office is seeking tougher laws to crack down on gang-related crime. First, however, is the thorny issue of legally defining a criminal gang.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 7, 2007

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Violent gangs increase presence in Shore area (Asbury Park, NJ): Riding around Asbury Park, it's easy to mistake the red and blue scrawlings on street signs, pizza shops, convenience stores and apartment row houses as everyday graffiti.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: January 7, 2007

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Gang-related valley shooting wounds two men (Lake View Terrace, CA): A gang-related shooting in the Lake View Terrace area earlier Sunday left an 18-year-old man critically wounded and a 35- year-old man in stable condition at an area hospital, police said.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: January 7, 2007

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Tulsa mayor calls for mentors to help solve city's gang problem (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor is calling on city residents to spend one hour each week mentoring at-risk children. The effort is part of Taylor's "Mentoring to the Max" proposal to fight Tulsa's growing problem with gangs.
Source: KTEN 10 News    Date: January 6, 2007

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James City sees more gang tags, police say (James City County, VA) : For police, the problem of graffiti has been around just about as long as teenagers and spray paint. But recently, James City County officers have noticed certain letters and symbols that hint at a problem greater than the scrawls and bubble letters' effects on community appearance.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 6, 2007

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Sheriff vows to halt gang revival (Palm Beach County, FL): Sheriff Ric Bradshaw promised Friday not to let Palm Beach County become another Los Angeles or Miami - overrun with gang violence - but acknowledged the situation here is bigger and badder than ever before.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: January 6, 2007

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Oceanside officer's shooting focuses attention back on gangs (Oceanside, CA): While police say gang violence has been on a downturn in the city over the past year, the recent slaying of an Oceanside police officer by an alleged gang member has focused the community's attention back on gangs.
Source: North County Times    Date: January 6, 2007

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Sebastian police take on gangs (Sebastian, FL): Police Chief Jim Davis has a message to city residents concerned about recent gang activity in Sebastian.
Source: Press Journal    Date: January 6, 2007

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Brawl prompts restrictions (Potomac, MD): Administrators at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac said yesterday that they will enforce restrictions on certain types of clothing and other items associated with gangs, in response to a fight at the academically prestigious school that injured a student and a security staff employee and led police to charge four students with assault.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 5, 2007

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City seeks injunction against local gang (Whittier, CA): City officials have advanced their effort to secure an injunction against Whittier's oldest and largest gang, Whittier Varrio Locos, in one of the city's most crime-ridden neighborhoods.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: January 5, 2007

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Four area PD's to share $100,000 gang grant (Dunn, NC): The Dunn City Council authorized the police department to accept a state grant to prevent gang violence at last night's council meeting.
Source: Dunn Daily Record    Date: January 5, 2007

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Gang unit rounds up offenders Friday (Nashville, TN): In an effort to make Nashville's neighborhoods safer, the Metro Police Department's revamped gang unit is rounding up gang members Friday night. This year twice as many detectives are targeting gang activity.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: January 5, 2007

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LA mayor seeks federal aid to combat gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday appealed to U.S. Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales for additional funding and prosecutorial help to combat rising gang-related crime, kicking off what officials say will be a yearlong push to tackle one of the region's most intractable problems.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 4, 2007

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Rialto's anti-crime efforts continue (Rialto, CA): Police work on East Jackson Street didn't end last St. Patrick's Day after 60 officers descended there and made more than a dozen arrests
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: January 4, 2007

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Drastic measures urged to rid area of gangs (Lancaster, CA): Amid growing concerns that gang activity is damaging the quality of life in Lancaster and a recent violent crime surge that has left some area residents unnerved, Councilman Ron Smith said Thursday that he will recommend the city explore desperate measures.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 4, 2007

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Paint by numbers: Possible gangland graffiti hits Woodlawn neigborhood (Woodlawn, OR): Graffiti has long been used to mark territory, post challenges, publish slogans, and broadcast personal expression. But when it starts turning up in a gentrifying neighborhood en masse, residents worry.
Source: Willamette Week    Date: January 4, 2007

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Tulsa mayor pushes mentoring plan to address crime, gangs (Tulsa, OK): Mayor Kathy Taylor is urging Tulsans to become mentors to at-risk children and teens to address crime and gang activity in the city.
Source: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise    Date: January 3, 2007

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Crime dips for fifth year in LA; gang-related incidents increase (Los Angeles, CA): Crime in the city dropped for a fifth straight year, but gang violence spiked 14 percent in 2006, according to preliminary police statistics released Tuesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 2, 2007

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Chasing gangs out of town (Fontana, CA): They've deployed various weapons in their arsenal to combat homegrown terrorists. They've lost some battles, but Fontana police seem to be winning the war against gangs.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 2, 2007

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