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Broad gang presence requires parents' vigilance, officials say (Maryland): Criminal gangs are operating across Maryland at a level many in the state do not recognize or are unwilling to admit, participants in what was billed as the first Maryland gang summit warned yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 2, 2006
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Ganging up on color schemes (New York, NY): That red Chicago Bulls basketball jersey your son wears to school might be more than a fashion statement. Ditto for the strange markings on the inside of his belt.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: June 2, 2006
http://www.nydailynews.com/...

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Mayor: Roanoke has some gangs (Roanoke, VA): Roanoke police are investigating multimillion-dollar drug operations and "homegrown" street gangs in Roanoke, but nationally known gangs such as the Bloods and the Crips have not taken hold in the city, the mayor said Thursday.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: June 2, 2006
http://www.roanoke.com/...

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St. Lucie drug ring busted (St. Lucie, FL): A line of seized vehicles and a pile of plastic bags filled with drugs and paper money were all that remained Wednesday of what authorities are calling St. Lucie County's top cocaine ring.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: June 1, 2006
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/...

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Gang flap apparent cause of wild gunfire (San Francisco, FL): A shooting that left an 11-year-old boy critically wounded was the apparent product of strife within the Diamond Heights Boys neighborhood street gang, police said Wednesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 1, 2006
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Two wounded, six seized in W. Side gunfire (Chicago, IL) : Two people were shot Wednesday night and six people were arrested after what appeared to be a string of gang-related gunfights on the West Side, Chicago Police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 1, 2006
http://www.suntimes.com/...

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Changes urged for injunctions on gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Balancing the effectiveness of gang injunctions with the need to offer hope to young people to break from a life of crime, a city panel Wednesday called for a review of how to change the injunctions.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: June 1, 2006
http://www.dailynews.com/...

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Summit elevates anti-gang initiatives (Columbia, MD): MS-13, the target of a major federal indictment in Maryland last summer, isn't the state's biggest gang problem. The Bloods are.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: June 1, 2006
http://www.baltimoresun.com/...

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Teen gangs find voice on Web (Dallas, TX): Teen gang members and wannabes are finding a platform in cyberspace to brag, bully and blog about their exploits.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: June 1, 2006
http://www.dallasnews.com/...

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Drugs and gangs threaten Carty Park (St. Paul, MN): The lone basketball hoop at St. Paul's Carty Park was supposed to help keep kids off the streets. Instead, it became a work station for dope dealers, who learned they could conveniently shoot baskets until a prospective customer strolled by to do business.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: June 1, 2006
http://www.twincities.com/...

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Logan police revive special unit to fight youth crimes (Logan, UT): The Logan Police Department has resurrected its special operations unit to curb a rise of gang-related graffiti and juvenile crimes.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 1, 2006
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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Fresno gets gang task force (Fresno, CA): Fresno's gang problem can't be solved through arrests alone, says Mayor Alan Autry, who announced the creation Tuesday of a task force charged with helping people avoid or leave gangs.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: May 31, 2006
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Gangs possibly behind firebomb (Ogden, UT): A firebombing at an Ogden home may be part of an ongoing turf war between rival Latino gangs. Just after midnight Tuesday, police said someone lobbed several Molotov cocktails at a home on the 300 block of 32nd Street.
Source: Deseret News    Date: May 31, 2006
http://deseretnews.com/...

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A call for tougher gang laws (New York, NY): Working off testimony from gang experts on Long Island and throughout New York, an influential state commission called yesterday for laws that would make gang recruitment a crime but was less specific on proposals for social programs.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 31, 2006
http://www.newsday.com/...

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State lauds anti-gang effort (Syracuse, NY): The fall of Syracuse's Boot Camp street gang is highlighted as a successful example of gang prosecution in a report issued Tuesday by the state Commission on Investigations.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: May 31, 2006
http://www.syracuse.com/...

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Gangsters recruiting in smaller towns (Caldwell, ID): Police departments in southwestern Idaho have started programs to stop the spread of gangs in smaller communities, which officials say is an increasing problem as the region grows.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 31, 2006
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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Spike in crime leads Dowagiac to gang task force (Dowagiac, MI): An increase in juvenile crime Dowagiac police began seeing about a year and a half ago convinced Chief Tom Atkinson to organize a task force like the one behind a two-hour public forum on gang awareness Tuesday night at Dowagiac Middle School.
Source: Niles Daily Star    Date: May 31, 2006
http://www.nilesstar.com/...

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Illegal alien gang violence in America increasing (New York, NY): Gang-related violence continues to garner headlines in the news media - and rightly so - especially the emerging, more organized gangs of criminal illegal aliens who prey on US citizens and illegal immigrants alike.
Source: AXcess News    Date: May 30, 2006
http://www.axcessnews.com/...

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'These Kids Don't Get It' (Hartford, CT): A recent flare-up of retaliatory gunfire between "loosely knit" neighborhood gangs claimed the life of a 15-year-old bystander and wounded a 14-year-old boy on Clark Street Sunday night, Mayor Eddie A. Perez said Monday.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: May 30, 2006
http://www.courant.com/...

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Rival gangs might be behind rise in shootings (Seattle, WA): Drive-by shootings that leave homes riddled with gunfire, nightclub brawls and unexplained shootings from one car to another - police in Seattle say some of these crimes may be related to a feud between rival gangs from South Seattle and the Central District.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: May 30, 2006
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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