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Gang violence on the wane in Richmond (Richmond, CA): One year after gang members shot and killed Chan Boonkeut, the 15-year-old daughter of Laotian refugees, her family and friends could find solace in one thing as they marked the anniversary of her death in Richmond on Wednesday.
Source: The Argus    Date: October 16, 2004
http://www.theargusonline.com/...

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Victor Valley's new anti-gang task force swings into action with 70-man sweep (Victorvile, CA): After years of not having a gang unit in the Victor Valley, the Sheriff's Department has formed a group of deputies with one major purpose: to drive gang activity out of the desert.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: October 16, 2004
http://www.vvdailypress.com/...

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OKC authorities crack down on gang violence (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City law enforcement officials initiated a major crackdown on gang violence on Friday. Police arrested 14 people in a warrant sweep.
Source: KOCO 5 News    Date: October 16, 2004
http://www.channeloklahoma.com/...

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65 arrested on warrants (Oklahoma County, OK) : City, county and federal authorities gathered at the Oklahoma County jail Friday to announce the arrests of 65 known gang members since late August including 14 arrests Thursday night. All were arrested on outstanding misdemeanor or felony warrants.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman    Date: October 16, 2004
http://newsok.com/...

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Hahn unveils anti-gang plan for at-risk kids (Boyle Heights, CA): Mayor James Hahn on Thursday announced the launch of a federally funded program designed to prevent and suppress gang violence by using early-intervention techniques.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 15, 2004
http://www.dailynews.com/...

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Suspects in multiple muggings no strangers to Portland police (Portland, OR): They called themselves the "Portland Riders." The five suspects arrested this week on multiple robbery, assault and kidnapping charges stemming from a three-hour, roving crime rampage in Old Town and downtown Portland, had become familiar to Portland officers on the east side of the Willamette River.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 15, 2004
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Boy, 17, was slain on way to school (San Diego, CA): A gang member was convicted yesterday of murdering a 17-year-old special-education student witnesses say was "hunted down" in a Chollas View apartment complex and killed with a sawed-off shotgun.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 14, 2004
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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Project REPEAL targets anti-gang ordinance (Somerville, MA): A group of Tufts students has formed a group called "Project REPEAL" in hopes of revoking the recently-enacted Somerville Anti-Gang Loitering Ordinance. The City of Somerville adopted the bill at the start of this school year in an attempt to reduce gang activity and loitering, especially in the densely-populated East Somerville area.
Source: The Tufts Daily    Date: October 14, 2004
http://www.tuftsdaily.com/...

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City passes gang ordinance (Santa Clarita, CA): Gang members bent on intimidating others by loitering in public places have been put on notice by the city that they are breaking the law. An ordinance adopted Tuesday empowers the Sheriff’s Department to arrest gang members who loiter in public areas with the intent to mark their domain or to conceal illegal acts.
Source: The Signal    Date: October 14, 2004
http://www.the-signal.com/...

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Teen in custody after bloody gang attack at Gilroy park (Gilroy, CA): A Gilroy teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a violent attack last month in Las Animas Park in which two people were seriously injured by a group of rival gang members wielding baseball bats and knives.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 14, 2004
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Patchwork of gang violence (Long Island, NY): As she had her hair done at a Hempstead salon Wednesday, 51-year-old Francine Johnson had gangs on her mind. The Freeport resident said that gangs aren't a daily presence in her life, but she is forced to think about them when youths wearing similar bright colors congregate at a McDonald's in her neighborhood.
Source: Newsday    Date: October 14, 2004
http://www.newsday.com/...

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Caldwell residents skeptical that cops can curb gang violence (Caldwell, ID): Police have intensified patrols on Caldwell's northwest side. But residents are skeptical they can rein escalating gang violence. Twenty-year-old Amanda Ortivez has lived in the neighborhood her entire life.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: October 14, 2004
http://www.ktvb.com/...

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Man accused of leading a Bloods street gang indicted (Newark, NJ): The jailed leader of a Bloods street gang was indicted Thursday on federal racketeering and other charges that could bring him a life sentence, prosecutors said.
Source: Newsday    Date: October 14, 2004
http://www.newsday.com/...

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Man charged in Caldwell slaying (Caldwell, ID): Police have arrested a 29-year-old Caldwell man on a murder charge and are searching for another man in connection with Monday's shooting death of Sigmund Goode.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: October 13, 2004
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Authorities arrest gang member after standoff from roof (San Diego, CA): Police blocked off a Southcrest neighborhood for several hours yesterday after a robbery suspect fleeing officers broke into an unoccupied South 39th Street house, climbed onto the roof and refused to come down.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 13, 2004
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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Harrisonburg, Rockingham communities discuss gang activity (Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, VA): Do you shop at the Big Lots in Harrisonburg? There was a gang-related robbery in the parking lot there just last week. How about the Roses? Gangs have been tagging buildings in the neighborhood around the store with graffiti for some time now.
Source: Augusta Free Press    Date: October 13, 2004
http://www.augustafreepress.com/...

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Enforcing gun laws called key to fighting gang battle (Washington, DC): Those on the front line of combatting the Washington region's gang problems believe better enforcement of gun laws should be the top priority in the fight, officials said Wednesday.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: October 13, 2004
http://www.wvec.com/...

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Two beatings blamed on group of youths (York County, SC): A group of youths attacked two people in separate incidents in York County last weekend, and authorities believe members of a high school social club known as the Rebels were responsible.
Source: The Herald    Date: October 13, 2004
http://www.heraldonline.com/...

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El Salvador enlists U.S. to fight gangs (California): Police in El Salvador are establishing better contacts with their counterparts in California to gain leverage against gangs involved in smuggling, extortion and other crimes in both nations, officials said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 13, 2004
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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U.S. Attorney charges 6 men in 2 Long Island gang killings (Long Island, NY): Six men who prosecutors say are leaders of a violent Long Island gang were charged yesterday with the killings of two gang associates last month, said Roslynn R. Mauskopf, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Source: The New York Times    Date: October 13, 2004
http://www.nytimes.com/...

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