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Two face gang-related charges in boy's death (Cleveland, OH): Cuyahoga County prosecutors obtained gang-related indictments Thursday against two men suspected of assisting a juvenile in a fatal shooting April 4 at the Lonnie Burten Recreation Center in Cleveland.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: April 22, 2005

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Attorney general forms panel to confront gang problems (Scottsdale, AZ): Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has announced formation of a committee aimed at dismantling gangs and weakening gang leaders throughout the country.
Source: KOLD 13 News    Date: April 22, 2005

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Mercer mayors meet to discuss gang action (Trenton, NJ): The symposium, called by Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes after a spike in gang-related violence in late March, was designed to discuss ways county and municipal agencies can coordinate anti-gang initiatives across municipal borders.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: April 22, 2005

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U.S. state legislators pledge joint anti-gang effort with El Salvador (New York): A delegation of New York state legislators said the United States and El Salvador have to join together to fight the vicious "Mara" street gangs now operating in both nations.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 22, 2005

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Businesses, police guard against graffiti (Boston, MA): Some teens see graffiti as art. Police point to it as a form of self-promotion for some, including gang members. Business owners call it one big headache.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 21, 2005

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New Pomona unit aims at youth crime (Pomona, CA): A new five-member police unit will target crimes committed by young offenders. The Youth Services Unit will focus on graffiti, truancy, gang activity and other crimes linked to youths, Pomona Police Chief James Lewis said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: April 21, 2005

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Federal anti-gang bill advances (Washington, DC): A bill to crack down on criminal gang activity cleared a House committee Wednesday in a vote that exposed deep partisan differences over crime policy and divided two Hampton Roads congressmen.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 21, 2005

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Anti-graffiti program employs unique strokes (Clayton County, GA): The punishment should fit the crime. That's the thinking of Clayton County juvenile authorities in taking a new approach to gang graffiti in Forest Park.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: April 21, 2005

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Denver gang cases jump 13% (Denver, CO): Gang cases investigated by the Denver Police Department were at a five-year high last year, up nearly 13 percent from 2003.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: April 21, 2005

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Anti-gang program at risk (Riverside, CA): Community members came out Wednesday in support of the only city-run, anti-gang program in Riverside and three City Council members responded.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: April 21, 2005

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Gang concerns raised in RHS student survey (Richfield, MN): The percentage of students who reported they believe illegal gang activity is a problem at Richfield High School increased dramatically in a 2004 survey.
Source: Richfield Sun Current    Date: April 21, 2005

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Gang member pleads not guilty in killing (Spring Valley, CA): A 50-year-old man was shot three or four times from behind and killed because he complained about gang activity at a Spring Valley apartment complex, a prosecutor said in Superior Court yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 21, 2005

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Wake school board adopts gang policy (Raleigh, NC): Gangs should soon find it harder to operate in Wake County schools, under a new policy adopted by the school board.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: April 20, 2005

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Police, FBI tie more crimes to one gang (Houston, TX): A notorious Central American gang tied to a Huffman child's shooting death has waged a war of violence across Houston since last year, culminating in a SWAT standoff that netted several arrests, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 20, 2005

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Council committee to explore creating anti-gang agency (Los Angeles, CA): With Los Angeles spending $82 million this year on anti-gang programs and getting unknown results, a City Council committee voted Monday to explore creating an agency to better coordinate such efforts.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 19, 2005

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Another brawl at Jefferson High ends in two arrests, a broken hip (Los Angeles, CA): Two Jefferson High School students were arrested and another broke his hip Monday in the second melee on the campus in less than a week, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 19, 2005

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Gangs and crime in Latin America (Washington, DC): Over the past year, U.S. officials have expressed increasing concern about gang violence in Latin America, and more specifically, its spillover into the United States.
Source: US Newswire    Date: April 19, 2005

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Boy 14, charged with abetting murder (San Jose, CA): A 14-year-old boy today became the youngest and the most recent of four juveniles charged so far in connection with a suspected gang slaying that occurred during a knife fight three weeks ago on San Jose's East Side.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 19, 2005

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Priest visits CSU Chico (Chico, CA): The bullets that whistled past him were as much a part of Leo Ochoa's childhood as the games he and his friends played in the streets of Pico Aliso, a gang-riddled housing project in Los Angeles.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 19, 2005

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Three charged as police crack down on gangs (Lowell, MA): Three teens with long criminal records were to be arraigned in court today for their role in a gang-related assault this weekend, and another Lowell gang member was arrested on a warrant.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 19, 2005

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