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Ninth grader identified as gang shooting victim (Santa Ana, CA): A 15-year-old boy gunned down in Santa Ana by suspected gang members was identified as a ninth-grader Century High School student.
Source: CBS 2 News    Date: March 26, 2006

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Gang contracts discontinued (Salinas, CA): In a dramatic reversal of policy, the Salinas Union High School District has stopped using its controversial anti-gang behavior contract.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 25, 2006

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Gang member arrested, police say (Philadelphia, PA): Police said yesterday that they had arrested a suspected gang member in the payback slaying of an enforcer for a rival crew and were now flooding the Kensington area with officers to curtail more retaliation crimes and crack down on drug trafficking.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: March 25, 2006

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Fatal Montbello fight described as gang rite (Montbello, CO): A fight in the Montbello High School cafeteria that left Contrell Townsend dead may have been the result of a gang initiation, according to the Denver District Attorney's Office.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: March 24, 2006

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Gang bill gets contentious addition (Topeka, KS): A proposal passed Thursday to get tough on gang members could also give their victims more opportunities to use deadly force against them.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: March 24, 2006

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Georgetown police dispel gang rumors (Georgetown, DE): Georgetown's police chief will meet with community members today to attempt to quell fears that a dangerous transnational gang is preying on or recruiting local immigrants.
Source: The News Journal    Date: March 24, 2006

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Bat bludgeoning called gang fight (Wilmington, DE): Police said a dispute between rival gangs led to Sunday's baseball bat bludgeoning of a 22-year-old Newark man attacked at a Wilmington-area carnival.
Source: The News Journal    Date: March 24, 2006

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Investigators use grant to combat gang activity (Valdosta, GA): Its a problem that no community wants to face. "There is gang activity going on in Valdosta and Lowndes County," said Detective Choice Barnes, Gang Task Force Member.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: March 24, 2006

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Bloods gang infiltrates suburban New Jersey (Trenton, NJ): Brothers Lavonne and Eric Adkins were relaxing outside their Willingboro, N.J., home one night last month, cooling off after lifting weights, when they recognized a couple of buddies strolling the suburban block.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: March 23, 2006

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Residents discuss fight on graffiti (Mira Loma, CA): Residents rallied to fight against a constant nemesis in their community Tuesday night -- tagging crews who have made the community their canvass.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: March 23, 2006

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On paper, leaving a gang is difficult (Los Angeles, CA): After more than a decade of successfully using restrictive court injunctions to battle dangerous street gangs, some Los Angeles officials now fear that key provisions have unfairly held back young people struggling to go straight.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 23, 2006

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Faith-based groups urged to help N.Va. youths avoid gangs (Norther Virginia): Drive-by shootings. Machete attacks. Drug deals gone bad. Big-city gang problems for big-city law enforcement? Not if you ask some in Loudoun County.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 23, 2006

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Officials find gang crime in York, too (York County, VA): York authorities have been grappling with a different type of crime problem in recent months, as gangs of juveniles and young adults covered their faces and robbed unsuspecting people at gunpoint or beat them.
Source: Daily Press    Date: March 23, 2006

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A stricter curfew for juveniles proposed (Houston, TX): Hoping to curb a recent spike in crime among Houston-area youth, Mayor Bill White's office has proposed a stricter juvenile curfew law that would make it illegal for children under the age of 17 to be on the streets after 10 p.m. on most nights.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 23, 2006

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Security a problem in Concord prison (Concord, MA): A brawl instigated by the Latin Kings gang, listed as the top threat in the Massachusetts penal system, forced an emergency shutdown at MCI-Concord, prompting prison guards yesterday to accuse correction officials of severely mismanaging prison security.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: March 22, 2006

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Investigator says gang numbers almost double (Red Bluff, CA): In the past eight months, the number of documented gang members in Tehama County has increased from 300 to 581. There has not been a mass movement of gang members into the county or hoards of youths joining up.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News    Date: March 22, 2006

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Gang symbol found burned on student's chest (Sioux Falls, IA): A police officer was called to Lincoln High School's nurse's office Monday to examine a 5-inch-long pitchfork-shaped marking burned into a student's chest.
Source: Argus Leader    Date: March 22, 2006

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Random gang attack suspected in man's death (Houston, TX): In what detectives say appears to be a disturbing act of random gang violence, a Houston man was gunned down as he ran for his life early Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 22, 2006

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Anti-gang ordinance sought (Cudahy, WI): An anti-gang proposal rejected in Milwaukee last month has found renewed interest in Cudahy, where aldermen petitioned the mayor in an unusual move to push the issue to the council floor in late April.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: March 22, 2006

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Deputies slash Compton crime (Compton, CA): Twenty-two people had been killed in Compton as of this time last year, when the city was in the midst of a yearlong wave of gang violence. So far this year, the city has recorded three homicides.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 22, 2006

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