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Family gathering turns deadly (Oakland, CA): A family gathering early Saturday in East Oakland turned tragic when gang members opened fire on what they may have believed to be a rival gang, leaving a father of two small children dead and two others wounded, police said.
Source: Alameda Times-Star    Date: July 23, 2006
http://www.insidebayarea.com/...

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Shooting kills one, wounds another (Palmdale, CA): A gunbattle that broke out in a parking lot outside a bar that hosted a rap music show left one young Antelope Valley man dead and another wounded, both apparently innocent bystanders.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 23, 2006
http://www.dailynews.com/...

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State could soon be 'next Los Angeles' for gangs (Jacksonville, FL): Street gang influence is growing in Northeast Florida and across the state, from the nationally notorious to those that take their names from the street signs and neighborhoods where they live.
Source: Jacksonville Times-Union    Date: July 23, 2006
http://www.jacksonville.com/...

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Towaoc tackles gang activity (Towaoc, CO): Towaoc is home to two gangs with at least 15 members each, according to a retired detective and gang-awareness consultant.
Source: Cortez Journal    Date: July 22, 2006
http://www.cortezjournal.com/...

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Durham is considering scholarly study of gangs (Durham, NC): For most residents, gang graffiti, crossfire on city buses and a recent quadruple shooting that killed a teenager are enough proof that Durham has a gang problem.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 22, 2006
http://www.newsobserver.com/...

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Rise in gang crime concerns police (Rock Hill, SC): Hoping to combat what he calls a growing gang problem in Rock Hill, Police Chief John Gregory is asking for permission to hire a new detective solely for gang-related crimes.
Source: The Herald    Date: July 22, 2006
http://www.heraldonline.com/...

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Leaders ask Cantwell for help with gangs (Tacoma, WA): U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell tells South Sound officials she will work to get their communities more federal cash to fight gangs.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 22, 2006
http://www.thenewstribune.com/...

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Gang rivalry may be source of shooting (Bernalillo County, NM): A man gunned down at a West Side gas station appears to have been the intended target of rival gang members, while the second man hit by bullets was an innocent bystander, Bernalillo County sheriff's detectives say.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune    Date: July 21, 2006
http://www.abqtrib.com/...

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Legislators target gang recruitment (Elgin, IL): Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross and state Rep. Ruth Munson are promoting legislation aimed at increasing the penalties for crimes by gangs and preventing gang recruitment in the schools.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: July 21, 2006
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/...

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Gang call heard before teenager shot in the legs (Bethlehem, NJ): A 16-year-old was shot in both legs during a possibly gang-related attack early Thursday a couple blocks from Five Points.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: July 21, 2006
http://www.nj.com/...

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Task force aims to combat gangs (Anne Arundel County, MD): Police and prosecutors in Anne Arundel County are expected to announce today the creation of a task force to combat gang activity in Annapolis and the county.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: July 21, 2006
http://www.baltimoresun.com/...

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Merced stabbing was unprovoked (Merced, CA): A 40-year-old Merced man riding his bicycle on Meadows Avenue early Thursday is the latest victim of recent gang violence in the Loughborough Drive area.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 21, 2006
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/...

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Anne Arundel Co. prepares for future gang violence (Anne Arundel, MD): They call themselves Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13. Authorities say they were street gang members and guerrillas in their native El Salvador.
Source: WJZ News 13    Date: July 21, 2006
http://wjz.com/...

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Senate grants $1.4M for SB youth group (San Bernardino, CA): The Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino has been chosen to receive $1.4 million through the action of two U.S. Senate appropriations subcommittees Wednesday in separate measures.
Source: The Sun    Date: July 20, 2006
http://www.sbsun.com/...

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Memphis police round up gang leaders (Memphis, TN): Lieutenant C.W. Cox is a veteran officer with the Memphis Police Department. He's been dealing with thugs and gang members for years.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News    Date: July 20, 2006
http://www.myeyewitnessnews.com/...

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Initiative combats gang violence (Frederick County, MD): Law enforcement agencies in Frederick County have no intention of putting out the welcome mat for gangs.
Source: The Gazette    Date: July 20, 2006
http://www.gazette.net/...

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Gunfire hits seven Loudoun homes (Loudoun County, VA): A 47-year-old man was critically wounded while he slept early yesterday as gunmen fired as many as 30 rounds into seven homes in Loudoun County in what investigators suspect was escalating gang warfare.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 20, 2006
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Task force tackling gangs from all angles (Fairfax County, VA): It's been three years since a spate of gang violence sparked the creation of a regional gang task force in Northern Virginia. Since then, the task force has grown bigger and more versatile, while reports of serious gang crimes have plunged, dropping by 39 percent from 2004 to 2005 and heading lower again this year.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 20, 2006
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Gang activity spikes, police say (Topeka, KS): When two young men were shot to death within a block of each other during a 12-hour span late last week, the word on the street was that the two shootings were gang-related.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal    Date: July 20, 2006
http://cjonline.com/...

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Police: Gang suppression efforts seem to be working (Longmont, CO): Twice a week, Longmont police Chief Mike Butler cruises the city, scanning fences, sidewalks and buildings for graffiti.
Source: The Daily Times-Call    Date: July 19, 2006
http://www.longmontfyi.com/...

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