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Gang members can get death sentence for slaying unintended victims (San Francisco, CA): The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that a gang member who kills an unintended victim instead of the person he aimed at can be given a death sentence or penalty of life in prison without parole.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: March 27, 2006
http://www.ktvu.com/...

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Other kids' sway may lure (El Paso, TX): Although fewer than 2 percent of El Paso Independent School District middle-school students are known gang members, security officials want parents to take notice of the problem.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 27, 2006
http://www.borderlandnews.com/...

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Dutchess youth gang initiative under way (Dutches County, NY): A new effort to keep kids out of gangs has begun in Dutchess County.
Source: Mid-Hudson News    Date: March 26, 2006
http://www.midhudsonnews.com/...

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West Side schools have most gang activity, report says (El Paso, TX): Franklin and Coronado - perhaps the two high schools least associated with gang activity in the city - have more gang members than any other high schools in the El Paso Independent School District.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 26, 2006
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Taggers risk gang battles (Whittier, CA): Cavemen did it. So did Roman soldiers, political dissidents and generations of lovers. They left their names, thoughts, complaints, slogans and drawings scratched on walls for the world to see - graffiti.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: March 26, 2006
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/...

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Gang retaliation in same Nampa apartment complex (Nampa, ID): Nineteen-year-old Jessica says enough is enough at her apartment complex on North Midland in Nampa.
Source: KBCI Channel 2 News    Date: March 26, 2006
http://www2.kbcitv.com/...

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Ninth grader identified as gang shooting victim (Santa Ana, CA): A 15-year-old boy gunned down in Santa Ana by suspected gang members was identified as a ninth-grader Century High School student.
Source: CBS 2 News    Date: March 26, 2006
http://cbs2.com/...

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Gang contracts discontinued (Salinas, CA): In a dramatic reversal of policy, the Salinas Union High School District has stopped using its controversial anti-gang behavior contract.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 25, 2006
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Gang member arrested, police say (Philadelphia, PA): Police said yesterday that they had arrested a suspected gang member in the payback slaying of an enforcer for a rival crew and were now flooding the Kensington area with officers to curtail more retaliation crimes and crack down on drug trafficking.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: March 25, 2006
http://www.philly.com/...

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Fatal Montbello fight described as gang rite (Montbello, CO): A fight in the Montbello High School cafeteria that left Contrell Townsend dead may have been the result of a gang initiation, according to the Denver District Attorney's Office.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: March 24, 2006
http://www.denverpost.com/...

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Gang bill gets contentious addition (Topeka, KS): A proposal passed Thursday to get tough on gang members could also give their victims more opportunities to use deadly force against them.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: March 24, 2006
http://www.kansas.com/...

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Georgetown police dispel gang rumors (Georgetown, DE): Georgetown's police chief will meet with community members today to attempt to quell fears that a dangerous transnational gang is preying on or recruiting local immigrants.
Source: The News Journal    Date: March 24, 2006
http://www.delawareonline.com/...

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Bat bludgeoning called gang fight (Wilmington, DE): Police said a dispute between rival gangs led to Sunday's baseball bat bludgeoning of a 22-year-old Newark man attacked at a Wilmington-area carnival.
Source: The News Journal    Date: March 24, 2006
http://www.delawareonline.com/...

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Investigators use grant to combat gang activity (Valdosta, GA): Its a problem that no community wants to face. "There is gang activity going on in Valdosta and Lowndes County," said Detective Choice Barnes, Gang Task Force Member.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: March 24, 2006
http://www.walb.com/...

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Bloods gang infiltrates suburban New Jersey (Trenton, NJ): Brothers Lavonne and Eric Adkins were relaxing outside their Willingboro, N.J., home one night last month, cooling off after lifting weights, when they recognized a couple of buddies strolling the suburban block.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: March 23, 2006
http://www.sunherald.com/...

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Residents discuss fight on graffiti (Mira Loma, CA): Residents rallied to fight against a constant nemesis in their community Tuesday night -- tagging crews who have made the community their canvass.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: March 23, 2006
http://www.dailybulletin.com/...

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On paper, leaving a gang is difficult (Los Angeles, CA): After more than a decade of successfully using restrictive court injunctions to battle dangerous street gangs, some Los Angeles officials now fear that key provisions have unfairly held back young people struggling to go straight.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 23, 2006
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Faith-based groups urged to help N.Va. youths avoid gangs (Norther Virginia): Drive-by shootings. Machete attacks. Drug deals gone bad. Big-city gang problems for big-city law enforcement? Not if you ask some in Loudoun County.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 23, 2006
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Officials find gang crime in York, too (York County, VA): York authorities have been grappling with a different type of crime problem in recent months, as gangs of juveniles and young adults covered their faces and robbed unsuspecting people at gunpoint or beat them.
Source: Daily Press    Date: March 23, 2006
http://www.dailypress.com/...

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A stricter curfew for juveniles proposed (Houston, TX): Hoping to curb a recent spike in crime among Houston-area youth, Mayor Bill White's office has proposed a stricter juvenile curfew law that would make it illegal for children under the age of 17 to be on the streets after 10 p.m. on most nights.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 23, 2006
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