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Long-running feud: Police tie shootings to gang (Las Vegas, NV): The gates at Hillcrest Homes are supposed to give residents an added feeling of security. But last month, a group of teens armed with a half-dozen handguns jumped the walls and began firing in the street, striking two people and endangering several others, police said.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal    Date: August 21, 2006

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MS-13 gang members involved in Polk County murder (Polk County, TN): Three suspects were arrested in connection with a body found in Polk County's national park. And at least two admitted they're members of MS-13.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: August 21, 2006

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Gang unit swoops down (Tampa, FL): More than 100 officers from at least six law enforcement agencies raided what they called a statewide leadership meeting of the notorious Latin Kings gang Sunday, arresting dozens.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: August 21, 2006

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Affidavit: Juvenile fired shot (Pueblo, CO): A juvenile arrested in connection to Saturday's gang-related drive-by shooting death admitted to firing the weapon that killed 21-year-old Jamie Marie Ruybal, according to a redacted affidavit.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: August 21, 2006

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Two teens dead in shooting on north side (Fort Worth, TX): For weeks, Pedro Alvarado Jr. talked about how much he was going to enjoy high school. The 14-year-old liked tinkering with computers and electronics and was eager to start his freshman year at Richland High School.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 21, 2006

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Alleged gang member gives up after four hours (Pico Rivera, CA): A reputed gang member believed to be armed with two handguns kept deputies at bay for more than four hours Friday evening, prompting officials to shut down several blocks and evacuate dozens of residents.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: August 21, 2006

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Oakland spurt in teen killings (Oakland, CA): Marcellus Haley, 18, was gunned down because he asked out the wrong girl. Brandon Jackson, 16, died trying to stop a car burglary.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: August 20, 2006

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Attack appears gang-related (Olympia, WA): A late-night attack on a woman at a school playground appears consistent with gang-related violence, police said Saturday.
Source: The Olympian    Date: August 20, 2006

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Trash fee for cops? Not! (Los Angeles, CA): Less than four months after hiking residents' trash fees to pay for hiring 1,000 new cops, the Los Angeles City Council moved Friday to divert some of the money to anti-gang programs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: August 19, 2006

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Santa Rosa police investigating gang-related murder (Santa Rosa, CA): A 16-year-old boy shot inside a vehicle Thursday in Santa Rosa succumbed to a critical gunshot wound to the head this morning, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: August 19, 2006

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City tries to quell fears in wake of shootings (Costa Mesa, CA): Police and city officials here tried Friday to reassure residents they are doing everything possible to find the shooters behind a series of alley attacks that has left two men dead and five wounded since June.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 19, 2006

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Gang attack went awry, officer says (Sacramento, CA): A 25-year-old Sacramento man was charged Friday in a homicide resulting from friendly fire among gang members trying to shoot rival gang members, according to a warrant request for the arrest.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 19, 2006

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Boynton clergy join in fight against gangs (Boynton Beach, FL): With gang violence on the rise in the city's northeast communities, local pastors vowed Friday to use their pulpits to steer youths away from crime by reaching out to their parishioners: parents and grandparents.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: August 19, 2006

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Police blanket areas hit by gangs (Sacramento, CA): The Sacramento Police Department's unprecedented strategy to combat growing gang violence was rolled out Friday with dozens of officers saturating neighborhoods most affected by the city's rising death toll.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 19, 2006

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Panel discusses anti-gang effort in three cities (Fitchburg, MA): State Rep. Jennifer L. Flanagan, D-Leominster, said that when she talks with kids about an anti-gang effort getting started in the area, they don't believe officials will fix the problem.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: August 18, 2006

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Mafia law used to pursue street gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Sneaky, Shy Boy, Big Barney and dozens of other gangsters were not merely hoodlums who ran a bustling drug trade. Prosecutors insist the Vineland Boys were an organized criminal enterprise just like the Mafia.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 18, 2006

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L.B. gang member sentenced (Los Angeles, CA): One of the original members of Long Beach's Insane Crips Gang this week appeared at U.S. District Court to receive his sentence: 17 years and a month.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: August 18, 2006

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Two men killed in shootings in Buffalo (Buffalo, NY): A 40-year-old man who did odd jobs to stay afloat and a college student who mentored neighborhood youths were shot to death hours apart in street attacks, raising Buffalo's homicide toll to 46 this year.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: August 18, 2006

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Gang bust caught on city surveillance camera (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore City Police arrested a suspected gang member Thursday after a surveillance camera caught him walking through the city with a sawed-off shotgun hidden in his pants.
Source: WJZ Channel 13 News    Date: August 18, 2006

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Man stabbed in late-night melee (Manitowoc, WI): A Green Bay man was listed in critical but stable condition late Thursday after suffering a severe cut to the back of the neck in a fight Wednesday night involving up to 20 people, authorities said.
Source: Herald Times Reporter    Date: August 18, 2006

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