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Diary entries land man in jail (Augusta, GA): Police say an Augusta man's diary of bad deeds was enough to nail him on a rash of gang-related shootings. Travis Lorenzo Berrian, 20, of Glenn Hills Circle, kept a journal in his bedroom bragging how he had shot at several rival gang members in Augusta this week, sheriff's Sgt. Calvin Chew said.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: September 24, 2004
http://augustachronicle.com/...

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Oceanside shootings continue after vigil (Oceanside, CA): A 34-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a gang-related shooting early yesterday that happened just hours after scores of area residents concluded a prayer service against gang violence in the city.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 24, 2004
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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Officials announce gang initiative (Columbia, SC): Federal and local law enforcement leaders Thursday announced the formation of a gang activity task force. Its job will be to identify and prosecute persons who commit violent crimes as a result of gang activity in the Columbia area.
Source: The State    Date: September 23, 2004
http://www.thestate.com/...

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CHP joins fight against gangs (Salinas, CA): California Highway Patrol officers aren't usually seen on city streets but are set to become a temporary addition to Salinas. CHP officers will join forces with Salinas police officers and Monterey County sheriff's deputies to combat gang violence in Salinas.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 23, 2004
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Gang vengeance (Long Island, NY): A 16-year-old Long Island girl couldn't escape her vicious gang fast enough — she was shot dead after she'd made clear she wanted to break away from the notorious MS-13 gang, her family says.
Source: New York Post    Date: September 23, 2004
http://www.nypost.com/...

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Student is hit by cross fire (Uniondale, NY): A 16-year-old Uniondale High School student who was shot Tuesday near the school was an innocent bystander caught in a cross fire between rival groups, Nassau police said yesterday.
Source: Newsday    Date: September 23, 2004
http://www.newsday.com/...

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Slaying called gang-related (Holyoke, MA): Police say the shooting death of Timothy R. Gonthier Tuesday night at a newly reopened city playground was the result of a drug turf war between rival gangs.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 23, 2004
http://www.masslive.com/...

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Gang task force presents report to county executives (Maryland and Virginia): Seven months after its inception, the Joint County Gang Prevention Task Force presented its final report to both Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson and Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan Monday.
Source: Business Gazette    Date: September 23, 2004
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Gang task force presents report to county executives (Maryland and Virginia): Seven months after its inception, the Joint County Gang Prevention Task Force presented its final report to both Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson and Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan Monday.
Source: Business Gazette    Date: September 23, 2004
http://www.gazette.net/...

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Gang violence in 'safe' areas a reality, folks (Bakersfield, CA): Bakersfield has already had 48 shootings this year that bear the signature of a street gang. Forty-eight shootings because somebody crashed the wrong party, said the wrong thing to the wrong guy, wore the wrong color on the wrong street, or some variation on one of those tired themes.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: September 23, 2004
http://www.bakersfield.com/...

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Norwalk forms anti-gang group (Norwalk, CT): What at first glance appears to be an unlikely alliance may be the solution to youth violence and gang activity in Norwalk.
Source: Norwalk Hour    Date: September 22, 2004
http://www.thehour.com/...

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Task force calls for bi-county efforts to fight gang violence (Maryland and Virginia): Bi-county gang task force members announced a host of prevention and intervention strategies Monday, including the creation of a youth opportunity center in the Takoma Park/Langley Park area.
Source: Business Gazette    Date: September 22, 2004
http://www.gazette.net/...

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Task force calls for bi-county efforts to fight gang violence (Maryland and Virginia): Bi-county gang task force members announced a host of prevention and intervention strategies Monday, including the creation of a youth opportunity center in the Takoma Park/Langley Park area.
Source: Business Gazette    Date: September 22, 2004
http://www.gazette.net/...

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Olive Branch grants deal with trees and anti-gang education (Memphis, TN): Olive Branch has been awarded grants for tree planting and education, and for anti-gang education at the middle school.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: September 22, 2004
http://www.commercialappeal.com/...

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Hub initiative targets gang hot spots (Boston, MA): Citing rising gang activity and a spate of recent attacks, a Boston city councilor is proposing a loitering law that would allow police to round up suspected gang members who gather in public places.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 22, 2004
http://www.boston.com/...

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Man pleads guilty in machete attack in Va. (Fairfax County, VA): A member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang admitted yesterday to participating in a machete attack last May that mutilated the hands of an Alexandria teenager, a crime that heightened concerns about gangs in the Washington area.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 22, 2004
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Birthday party turns deadly in French Valley (Murrieta, CA): A birthday party for a French Valley teen turned deadly Saturday night after a man was fatally stabbed during a fight involving up to 20 people on the street where the party was being held.
Source: The Press-Enterprise     Date: September 21, 2004
http://www.pe.com/...

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Six gang members charged in North Bergen attack (North Bergen, NJ): It was a particularly savage attack, even by street gang standards. A group of six Latin Kings armed with razor knives. Blades slicing through skin, targeting a fellow gang member's jugular.
Source: The Record    Date: September 21, 2004
http://www.northjersey.com/...

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Grant will fund anti-gang program (Omaha, NE): A $98,948 U.S. Justice Department grant should allow the Boys and Girls Clubs of Omaha to "ratchet up" their gang prevention program, the clubs' president said Monday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: September 21, 2004
http://www.omaha.com/...

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Gang-related shootings in North County kill one (Oceanside, CA): Two apparently related shootings targeted a pair of 22-year-old North County gang associates overnight, killing one and seriously injuring the other, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 20, 2004
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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