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Hatch approves restoration of Gang Strike Force funding (St. Paul, MN): The fate of the state's coordinated law enforcement effort against illegal gang activity may be decided in the next few weeks. Local law enforcement officials' spirits lifted somewhat Thursday after hearing a proposal to provide emergency funds for the Minnesota Gang Strike Force and restore its funding in the future.
Source: St. Cloud Times    Date: January 7, 2005
http://miva.sctimes.com/...

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Norfolk Gang Squad charges four high school students (Norfolk, VA): The teenagers called themselves "Crips" and used hand signals and gang lingo on a school bus. They asked a young man if he wanted to join the gang.
Source: Virginian Pilot    Date: January 7, 2005
http://home.hamptonroads.com/...

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Gang unit a success in Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte's new gang intelligence unit has helped decrease gang activity in the city. The Gang of One unit has been in operation for nearly a year.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: January 7, 2005
http://www.wsoctv.com/...

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Durham teenager charged in shooting (Durham, NC): Durham police have accused a teenager of shooting a man in the chest while the victim was riding in a car on Junction Road Wednesday night.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: January 7, 2005
http://www.herald-sun.com/...

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Man wanted in Durham nightclub shooting surrenders (Durham, NC): A Durham man charged with shooting an 18-year-old woman at a Durham night club turned himself in Friday morning, police said.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: January 7, 2005
http://www.herald-sun.com/...

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Sessions give city school officials tools to recognize, deal with youth gangs (Buffalo, NY): Buffalo's youth gangs are becoming more brazen, with several bloody fistfights, gang graffiti and homemade T-shirts emblazoned with gang names cropping up in city schools. Buffalo Public School officials contend that gangs are not a major problem in city schools and that school violence is rare.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: January 6, 2005
http://www2.buffnews.com/...

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N.C. lawmakers seek ideas on battling gangs (Raleigh, NC): Virginia may become North Carolina's model for preventing gang violence. For nearly a year, the neighboring state has teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs that try to stop teenagers from joining gangs and that rehabilitate gang members when they leave prison.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 6, 2005
http://www.charlotte.com/...

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Police target Boston ‘slave trade’: Task force takes aim at human trafficking (Boston, MA): Backed with federal money, a Boston-based task force is being launched to counter the spread of human trafficking in the region, including, according to some accounts, street gangs pressing 13-year-olds into prostitution.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 6, 2005
http://news.bostonherald.com/...

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Cops: We nabbed killer terror gangster (Somerville, MA): A reputed member of the East Boston-based MS-13 gang was arrested in Somerville on a murder warrant stemming from a fatal stabbing in Washington, D.C., the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 6, 2005
http://news.bostonherald.com/...

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Governor announces $3 million to fight gangs (Richmond, VA): Saying gangs are becoming a problem in both large and small communities, Gov. Mark Warner announced Thursday the allocation of $3 million in federal funds to combat gang activity.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: January 6, 2005
http://www.dailypress.com/...

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Lawmakers move to combat gangs (North Carolina): State lawmakers are looking at tougher penalties and more money for prevention programs to try to curb the growing problem of gang violence. A special House committee is working on draft legislation that could add five to 10 years to a gang member's sentence if guns are used in the commission of a serious felony.
Source: The News & Observer     Date: January 6, 2005
http://newsobserver.com/...

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Talk targets threat of gangs (Endicott, NY): People need to be aware that gangs are part of the area," said DelSanto, who has one son in high school and one in middle school. "And that their kids face it every day."
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin    Date: January 5, 2005
http://www.pressconnects.com/...

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Two men held in meth bust (St. Louis County, MN): A St. Paul man, whom police believe was selling methamphetamine for the Latin Kings street gang, and a Hermantown man alleged to be his distributor were arraigned on drug charges Tuesday in St. Louis County District Court.
Source: Duluth News Tribune    Date: January 5, 2005
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State laws raise drop out age, increase gang-related penalties (Springfield, IL): A new state law that took effect after the new year has changed Illinois' high school dropout age from 16 to 17, in an effort to keep more students in the schools.
Source: Marion Daily Republican    Date: January 5, 2005
http://www.mariondaily.com/...

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E-Board proposes anti-gang funding (Marion and Multnomah County, OR): In a last hurrah before the 2005 Legislature hits town next week, a panel of lawmakers expects to shower unexpected money on gang prevention in Marion and east Multnomah counties.
Source: Statesman Journal     Date: January 5, 2005
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Police continue search for club shooting suspect (Durham, NC): Police are still searching today for a 20-year-old Durham man charged with shooting a teenage girl at a downtown nightclub. Officers charged Jovan Lamont Leach with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: January 5, 2005
http://www.herald-sun.com/...

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Three shot in Northridge Mall (Salinas, CA): Two separate shootings on Tuesday, one inside Northridge Mall and another in front of an East Salinas elementary school, left two people dead and three injured during a tumultuous evening that had police racing from one scene to the next.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 5, 2005
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Gang member sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison (Syracuse, NY): An admitted gang member was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years and nine months in prison after pleading guilty to federal racketeering charges, prosecutors said.
Source: Newsday    Date: January 5, 2005
http://www.newsday.com/...

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Student slain in cafeteria (Denver, CO): A 16-year-old Montbello High School student fatally stabbed a 17-year-old classmate during a confrontation in the school's cafeteria Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: January 5, 2005
http://www.denverpost.com/...

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Alarming new gang trend seen (Sacramento, CA): Prosecutors who specialize in gang cases say they are seeing an alarming trend: Some Sacramento-area gang members are shooting at people who only look like rivals.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 5, 2005
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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