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Montgomery Council may reconsider gang prevention funding (Montgomery County, MD): The Montgomery County Council may reconsider its funding of gang prevention programs in light of stabbings at a Silver Spring high school and a Wheaton shopping center that left two teens hospitalized and resulted in charges being filed against eight adults and three juveniles.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: August 10, 2005
http://www.dcexaminer.com/...

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Officers keep tabs on criminal gang activity (Sturgis, SD): It's Tuesday afternoon, and Sturgis is a blur of people and motorcycles. Downtown, Sturgis police officers patrol on foot and motorcycle, their gray shirts visible on nearly every block.
Source: The Rapid City Journal    Date: August 10, 2005
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/...

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Feds, local officers go after gangs (Charleston, WV): Law enforcement officials expect a new task force to give police and prosecutors new tools to fight gang violence and drug activity in Southern West Virginia.
Source: The Charleston Gazette    Date: August 10, 2005
http://wvgazette.com/...

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Montgomery police charge five more in stabbings (Montgomery County, MD): Five more suspects - three teenagers and two adults - have been charged in the gang-related knife attacks last week at a Colesville area high school and a Target store in a Wheaton shopping center.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 10, 2005
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Police: Gunfire incidents unrelated (Hemet, CA): Detectives on Monday determined that two separate shootings in a three-day time span last week are not related.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: August 9, 2005
http://www.pe.com/...

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Federal sweep nabs 70 in metro Atlanta gang (Atlanta, GA): More than 70 members of a violent Hispanic gang have been arrested or deported in an effort to dismantle the leadership of the group in metro Atlanta, federal officials said Monday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 9, 2005
http://www.ajc.com/...

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Burke knifing blamed on gangs (Fairfax County, MD): A teenage boy was stabbed yesterday afternoon during a confrontation apparently between two rival Latino gangs behind a Fairfax County shopping center, and one suspect had been arrested by early evening, police said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 9, 2005
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Combined crackdown leads to gang arrests (Gwinnett County, GA): Gwinnett police worked with federal authorities over the weekend to arrest two members of a violent Hispanic street gang, officials said Monday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 9, 2005
http://www.ajc.com/...

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Reports of gang activity cancel Wheaton concert (Wheaton, IL): Concerns about possible gang-related violence bounced a hip-hop concert scheduled for Saturday in Wheaton to a later date after local police tipped off the venue.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: August 9, 2005
http://www.dailyherald.com/...

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Gang-linked incidents keep police on the run (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City gang police had a busy weekend, with four incidents involving gang members or possible gang members.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 9, 2005
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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Ignored shooting victim: neighbors (Tulare, CA): Neighborhoods that experience shootings — especially multiple ones — need help as much as the victims and their families, Tulare Community Relations Commission members say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 9, 2005
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/...

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Paroled gangsters find they can't return home (Chicago, IL): Shawn Betts apparently didn't realize it, but a police surveillance team had a video camera pointed at him the moment he stepped out of a state prison here last October.
Source: USA Today    Date: August 9, 2005
http://www.usatoday.com/...

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Suspects denied bail in Md. stabbings (Montgomery County, MD): A Montgomery County judge denied bail yesterday to six defendants charged with attempted murder after Friday's gang-related knife attacks in the Colesville area and Wheaton, and police said they expect to make three to six additional arrests in the coming days.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 9, 2005
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Bullets fly again downtown (Portland, OR): Gunfire rang out early Monday in downtown Portland, spraying more than 40 bullets across four blocks, killing a 28-year-old man and wounding a teenager in what police say was gang-related violence.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: August 9, 2005
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Tagging tips off officials to gangs in Oregon City (Oregon City, OR): Five incidents of tagging, or gang-related graffiti, in Oregon City during the past three weeks have youth workers and law-enforcement officials worried about the growth of gangs in the city.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: August 8, 2005
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Lynwood man fatally shot in Compton (Compton, CA): A 19-year-old Lynwood man was shot to death early Sunday as he stood with a group of friends outside a house in Compton, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. The shooting was believed to be gang-related.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 8, 2005
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Montgomery long ignored gang, some say (Montgomery County, MD): The warning was explicit: Don't bring drugs, don't be violent and, above all, don't bring weapons. But even as the teachers put students in Springbrook High School's summer program on notice last month, some Hispanic teenagers made faces and hand signs, in silent defiance.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 8, 2005
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Robbery suspects tied to Inglewood street gang under arrest (Inglewood, CA): The so-called "Sebring Bandits" have been nabbed. Los Angeles Police will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. to announce the arrest of three men suspected in a string of street robberies and at least one shooting across LA County in June.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: August 8, 2005
http://www.kesq.com/...

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Young girl shot in alleged gang attack (San Diego, CA): An 8-year-old girl was wounded when a gang member fired six shots apparently meant for her father, police said today.
Source: North County Times    Date: August 7, 2005
http://www.nctimes.com/...

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Violent street gang exposed (Tampa, FL): A ruthless street gang with a reputation for cutting off rivals' fingers and carving up snitches with machetes appears to have a foothold here.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: August 7, 2005
http://news.tbo.com/...

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