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N. Va. gang members indicted (North Virginia): Two members of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha were indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on racketeering charges that included the slaying of a Herndon teenager, drawing federal authorities deeper into Northern Virginia's struggle against gangs.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 15, 2004
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Columbia mayor to host statewide gang summit (Columbia, SC): Columbia Mayor Bob Coble plans to call a summit of community leaders from across the state next month to discuss ideas to curb gang and youth violence.
Source: The State    Date: December 15, 2004
http://www.thestate.com/...

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Hip hoppers unite to fight gang violence (Newark, NJ): Marshaling hip hop's influence on young listeners, a city official and youth activist joined celebrities of the rap and mainstream entertainment worlds Wednesday in announcing a nationwide initiative to foster community service and curb gang violence.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 15, 2004
http://www.newsday.com/...

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S. L. City shooting victim had a criminal record (Salt Lake City, UT): A man shot through the head in the parking lot of a Salt Lake City apartment complex was a suspected gang member who had sporadic troubles with the law.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 14, 2004
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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Brothers nabbed on drug, gun charges (Long Island, NY): Two Wyandanch brothers who allegedly operate one of the largest crack distribution rings in Suffolk County were charged yesterday with drug dealing as an outgrowth of a continuing federal investigation into gang violence on Long Island, officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 14, 2004
http://www.newsday.com/...

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Gang member sentenced to 22 years in prison (Syracuse, NY): An admitted gang member was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison and four years of supervised release on federal racketeering charges, prosecutors said.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 14, 2004
http://www.newsday.com/...

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Police probing gang tie to cabdriver's death (Harford County, MD): Police investigators are trying to determine whether a taxi driver shot to death in a suburban cul-de-sac last week was the target of a gang rite that involves random killing, police said yesterday.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: December 14, 2004
http://www.baltimoresun.com/...

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Gang member sentenced to 14 years in prison (Syracuse, NY): An admitted gang member was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison and four years of supervised release on federal racketeering charges, prosecutors said.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 13, 2004
http://www.newsday.com/...

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Gang youth needed on violence task force (Long Beach, CA): A citywide effort to neutralize gangs and youth violence must include young gang members and their parents if it is to succeed.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: December 13, 2004
http://www.presstelegram.com/...

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Police try to combat gang activity (Niagara Falls, NY): The Bloods, a street gang in some of America's largest cities, have moved into Niagara Falls. "We believe this group has been responsible for at least three (recent) home invasions," said Detective Capt. Ernest Palmer.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: December 13, 2004
http://www.buffalonews.com/...

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Terror on the streets (Los Angeles, CA): The thunderous show of force shattered the quiet dawn: Flash-bang grenades exploded, doors were battered down, and dozens of men were taken into custody.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: December 13, 2004
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Summit emphasizes unity against youth violence (Philadelphia, PA): During a workshop at Grover Washington Jr. Middle School in Olney on preventing gang violence yesterday, Umar Salahuddin asked participants, "Why do gangs exist?" The audience of about 50 people responded with a variety of answers.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: December 12, 2004
http://www.philly.com/...

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Local cops grab another alleged 'Latin King' (Bergen, NY): North Bergen and Guttenberg police arrested 24-year-old Ismael Melendez on Nov. 26 after police surveillance captured Melendez and an accomplice, identified as Francisco Rosario, 25, of Union City, allegedly carrying a black duffle bag that was filled with assault weapons and ammunition.
Source: West New York Reporter    Date: December 12, 2004
http://www.zwire.com/...

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Local cops grab another alleged 'Latin King' (Guttenberg, NJ): North Bergen and Guttenberg police arrested 24-year-old Ismael Melendez on Nov. 26 after police surveillance captured Melendez and an accomplice, identified as Francisco Rosario, 25, of Union City, allegedly carrying a black duffle bag that was filled with assault weapons and ammunition.
Source: West New York Reporter    Date: December 12, 2004
http://www.zwire.com/...

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Party fights in city send six to hospitals (Chicago, IL): Six people were injured early Saturday morning when fights broke out at two unrelated parties in Chicago, police said. A fight that broke out about 2:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Artesian Avenue led to three injuries, police spokeswoman Josephine Del Rio said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 12, 2004
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Drive-by shooting barely misses gang member (San Diego, CA): San Diego police reported that a gang member narrowly missed being struck by bullets fired from a truck in Stockton.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: December 12, 2004
http://www.kfmb.com/...

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Injunction will target W. L.B. gang (Long Beach, CA): The city will soon serve court-ordered injunctions that limit the activities of members of a West Long Beach gang, attorneys in the city prosecutor's office said. The injunctions should be served by year's end.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: December 11, 2004
http://www.presstelegram.com/...

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Two teens arrested in graffiti case (Cape Coral, FL): Police arrested two teenagers Friday on charges they spray painted possible gang-related graffiti at Cape Coral's Mariner High School last week. The graffiti led to the abrupt cancellation of a step-dance competition at the school.
Source: The News-Press    Date: December 11, 2004
http://www.news-press.com/...

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Deputies hunt for gangster (Palmdale, CA): Sheriff's deputies Saturday hunted a street-gang member suspected of an assault at a mobile home park, then of trying to carjack motorists after crashing his stolen getaway car.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: December 11, 2004
http://www.dailynews.com/...

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Kids lend a hand to wipe out graffiti (Chula Vista, CA): The three concrete walls that face Fifth Avenue near G Street have been a taggers' canvas for at least a generation. A new generation, just 5 years old, is trying to do something about it.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 11, 2004
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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