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Prince George's gang leaders make peace deal (Prince George's County, MD): Dominic and Hank are not leaders of warring factions in the West Bank. Vincent and Carlos are definitely not insurgents from Fallujah. But after years of sometimes deadly scrimmages between the Shadow High and Birchwood City ("B-dub-C") crews in Fort Washington, these young men's pending pact to lay down their arms is no less welcome than a Middle East peace agreement.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: October 29, 2004
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100 ignore T-shirt order at Forest Hill (Jackson, MS): About 100 Forest Hill High students in Jackson ignored warnings from school authorities and wore black or white T-shirts to school on Thursday. The students were ordered to change clothes or face suspension.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: October 29, 2004
http://www.clarionledger.com/...

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Neighbors tried, couldn't save victim (West Valley City, UT): A series of semi-automatic gunshots cut through the rain late Wednesday, killing a 16-year-old boy outside a West Valley City fourplex. Sang Ba Nguyen fell to one knee after bullets struck him in the torso and head.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 29, 2004
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Weed and Seed program given big boost (Great Falls, MT): With a successful track record of reducing crime and improving neighborhoods, the Great Falls Weed and Seed program was given another $225,000 in federal funding to continue its efforts. The program aims to help law enforcement "weed" out neighborhood violent crime, drug and gang activity.
Source: Great Falls Tribune    Date: October 29, 2004
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/...

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Drug crackdown nets more than 100 suspects (South King County, WA): A team of federal, state and local authorities announced yesterday the arrest of more than 100 people in a three-month drug crackdown in South King County.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 29, 2004
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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19 gang members arrested in probe of killing, attacks (San Diego, CA): An investigation into a brawl last month in a Mira Mesa Boulevard parking lot led to the arrests yesterday of 19 gang members linked to a series of assaults that include a Riverside County homicide, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 29, 2004
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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Food fight leads to five arrests at Armstrong (Richmond, VA): A cafeteria food fight ended in arrests for five Armstrong High School students yesterday. The juveniles were charged with prohibited criminal street gang participation because they were representing two rival neighborhood groups, Mosby and Creighton courts.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 28, 2004
http://www.timesdispatch.com/...

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Tougher Chelsea gang law urged (Chelsea, MA): Recruiting members for street gangs could result in jail time for those caught in the act, if proposed criminal penalties to the city's antigang-recruitment ordinance are approved by the City Council and the Legislature.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 28, 2004
http://www.boston.com/...

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Are gangs moving into the area? (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man shot in Denbigh might have been injured by a high school gang member. Newport News police say arrests have not been made in the Oct. 18 shooting of Gregory Terry, a 35-year-old man who lives on Old Courthouse Way.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 28, 2004
http://www.dailypress.com/...

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Teens found guilty in fatal gang initiation (Memphis, TN): Six teenagers were found responsible today for the beating death of a 15-year-old during a gang initiation at a Memphis school. The decision by a Juvenile Court referee amounts to a reckless homicide conviction for the young males, age 13 to 15.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: October 28, 2004
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Suffolk to join forces (Suffolk County, NY): Calling their accord a historic step in the fight against gangs, police from Suffolk County and El Salvador signed a pact yesterday that would allow their departments to share intelligence and training to counter the international menace.
Source: Newsday    Date: October 28, 2004
http://www.newsday.com/...

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Gang homicides not on rise, police say (Tucson, AZ): Monday's fatal shooting of Ian Lynn Townsend, 20, a week after a suspected gang-related shooting death at an East Side bar doesn't mean gang homicides are on the rise, police said. Officers believe Townsend was affiliated with a gang, based on his tattoos and clothing, said Sgt. Marco Borboa, a Tucson police spokesman.
Source: Tucson Citizen    Date: October 28, 2004
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/...

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A new front in the graffiti fight (Canby, OR): City officials, concerned by the spread of gang-related graffiti, are considering an ordinance that would require property owners to promptly restore vandalized property. Canby prohibits graffiti and the possession of materials used to create graffiti but has no way to compel anyone to erase it.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 27, 2004
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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NYC mob family kicked out by Albanian gang (New York City, NY): A violent Albanian gang has taken over the Astoria area of New York City from the Luchese mafia family, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: October 27, 2004
http://washingtontimes.com/...

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Teen suspected of threats to kill Arlington detective (Prince William County, VA): A 17-year-old Prince William County teenager whom police described as a reputed gang member is suspected of conspiring to kill an Arlington detective, according to court records.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 27, 2004
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Woodlawn residents see decline in gang activity (Woodlawn, IL): Woodlawn community members attribute the drop in gang activity over the past several months to the continued collaboration between the University Police Department (UCPD) and the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) 3rd District.
Source: Chicago Maroon    Date: October 27, 2004
http://maroon.uchicago.edu/...

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Cops protecting new gang, victims say (Roslindale, MA): Three victims of a new Parkway gang say the young thugs who beat them have not been arrested because many of the members are the sons of police officers.
Source: West Roxbury & Roslindale Transcript     Date: October 27, 2004
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S.F. crews trying to keep pace with graffiti artists (Santa Fe, NM) : Every weekday, two Santa Fe Parks and Recreation crews wake up before dawn to paint over and clean up graffiti wherever it's found in the city.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: October 27, 2004
http://www.abqjournal.com/...

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After-school fight prompts fear of gangs (Philadelphia, PA): The shooting of a Germantown High School student amid an after-school melee involving about 100 students on Monday is raising concerns about the possible reemergence of street gangs in the city's Germantown section.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: October 27, 2004
http://www.philly.com/...

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Police say they broke up gaming ring (Lowell, MA): Police said they broke up a gambling ring with ties to street gangs in the Lower Highlands on Friday night. Three people were arrested when police served a search warrant looking for drugs at the second-floor apartment at 81 Queen St.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: October 27, 2004
http://www.lowellsun.com/...

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