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Four teens arrested in stabbing death (Garden Grove, CA): Four teenagers were arrested in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old boy, police said Wednesday. Pedro Gomez, 17, of Garden Grove was stabbed repeatedly during what police believe was a gang-related fight in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store at Trask Avenue and Fairview Street, said Garden Grove Police Lt. Mike Handfield.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 5, 2006
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Gangs tied to violence near Jersey City school (Jersey City, NJ) : Members of at least one street gang were responsible for the melee outside Lincoln High School here on Tuesday that led to the shootings of two students and the beatings of two others, the police said Wednesday.
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 5, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/...

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HPD initiative targets gangs, parole violators (Houston, TX): Gangs, parole violators and sex offenders are among the primary targets of the latest Houston Police Department initiative, which includes boosting manpower and reducing crime in hot spots, Chief Harold Hurtt announced Wednesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 5, 2006
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Wider net cast against gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): The San Bernardino County Probation Department is expanding its role in the fight against gang violence to include increased focus on prevention and intervention.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 4, 2006
http://www.sbsun.com/...

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Mack calls for gang truce: Says Mayor Palmer 'out of touch' (Trenton, NJ): Mayoral candidate Tony Mack is calling for a truce among gang members, and immediate assistance from the New Jersey State Police.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: January 3, 2006
http://www.zwire.com/...

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Youngster, gangster (Wichita, KS): While investigating gang violence over the past year, Wichita police encountered kids they had never seen before. Chief Norman Williams calls them the "new wave" of Wichita street gangs.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: January 3, 2006
http://www.kansas.com/...

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Graffiti is one of many signs of gang activity (Wichita, KS): Wichita's young gang members often express themselves in graffiti - sometimes in 7-foot-tall letters. That happened recently in north Wichita.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: January 3, 2006
http://www.kansas.com/...

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DC Archdiocese, youth club battle (Langley Park, MD): A religiously and racially charged dispute on one of Maryland's most gang-ridden streets is triggering a turf war of David-and-Goliath proportions.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: January 2, 2006
http://www.baltimoresun.com/...

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Man arrested in New Year's Eve shooting of 15-year-old (Yakima, WA): A 20-year-old man has been arrested in the New Year's Eve shooting death of a 15-year-old boy that is believed to be gang-related.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 2, 2006
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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Two dead in gang battle (Astoria, NY): A pair of armed gangs turned a Queens social club into the O.K. Corral, as a New Year's Eve celebration ended in a shootout that left two men dead, police said.
Source: New York Post    Date: January 2, 2006
http://www.nypost.com/...

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Compton killings highest in years (Compton, CA): At least 72 people were killed in Compton in 2005, the highest toll in a decade for a city that has ranked among the most dangerous in the nation for 30 years.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 2, 2006
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Cops to stay after school to cut crime (Chicago, IL): Police believe they have knocked down the murder rate in Chicago by using narcotics squads, teams of gang analysts and swarms of police officers patrolling neighborhoods.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 2, 2006
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Gang tiff may have led to slashing (Guilderland, NY): Police believe an earlier confrontation over gang colors sparked Friday night's slashing of a 16-year-old in the face at Crossgates Mall.
Source: Times Union    Date: January 1, 2006
http://www.timesunion.com/...

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Gang sweep (Aurora, IL): By pooling their resources and information with other agencies, Aurora police were able to complete four major sweeps of Aurora street gangs in 2005 — a dramatic attempt to disrupt the cycle of drugs and murder in the city.
Source: Aurora Beacon News    Date: January 1, 2006
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/...

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'Opt-out' provision vital for Oxnard's civil gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): Judge Fred Bysshe's recent recusal from further participation in the Colonia Chiques civil injunction case in Oxnard is an extremely troubling development.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 1, 2006
http://www.venturacountystar.com/...

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The long night of the taggers (Boston, MA): More than a dozen East Boston homeowners woke up on a recent Sunday morning to find their houses splashed with the MS-13 gang moniker, evidence of a one-night graffiti blitz Boston police said may have been part of a gang initiation ritual.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 1, 2006
http://www.boston.com/...

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Proposed bill would help city combat gangs (Topeka, KS): State courts could give gang members prison time for recruiting new members if a bill being drafted by south-central Kansas lawmakers passes this year.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: January 1, 2006
http://www.kansas.com/...

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Two more in custody in Milwaukee mob beating (Milwaukee, WI): Two additional suspects were taken into custody Friday for questioning in the mob beating of a man yanked from his car while driving through a north side neighborhood, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 31, 2005
http://www.suntimes.com/...

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Authorities tackle rise in local gangs (Central Florida): His baggy, navy-blue pants showed his loyalty. The simple rosary inked into his chest signified his rank. Sureno 13, the name of a well-known Los Angeles gang, was etched into his long back.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 31, 2005
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/...

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Teen gang members caught tagging (Orem, UT): Four teens with gang affiliations have been arrested following a two-day graffiti spree in which a dozen places were "tagged'' –spray painted with gang symbols.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: December 30, 2005
http://kutv.com/...

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