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Gang concerns prompt Chester to tighten curfew (Chester, SC): Chester city officials have taken the first step in curbing youth gang violence by setting an earlier curfew for young people. Unexcused loitering and "hanging out" will not be tolerated, said City Administrator Mike Phillips.
Source: The Herald    Date: December 20, 2004

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Public safety issues top Kilgore's legislative agenda (Richmond, VA): Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said Monday he plans to introduce legislation that would toughen Virginia's anti-gang laws by allowing civil courts to crack down on gang activity.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: December 20, 2004

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Visalia officer schools students on gangs (Visalia, CA): Police officer Rob Zieg knows people usually associate gang members with big cities and urban areas. Problem is the gang members don't seem to know that.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 20, 2004

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Cautiously, mayor moves on gang panel (Somerville, MA): Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has appointed three members to the Gang Advisory Task Force, the first step in implementing a controversial ordinance allowing police to arrest gang members for publicly gathering.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 19, 2004

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Clashing perceptions (Petersburg, VA): Police thought the pictures would tell it all. Men, ages 20 to 30, wearing white T-shirts and blue jeans. Men hanging on the corner and dashing out to the first driver who slowed down just enough to signal a craving for drugs.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: December 19, 2004

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Police shooting shocks parents (Albuquerque, NM): Police have portrayed Danny Montoya as a gang member and a suspect in a drive-by shooting, but the 21-year-old's father said that's not the son he knew.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune    Date: December 18, 2004

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8 more sentenced in drug ring (Madison, WI): Eight more people have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a drug ring on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation, U.S. Attorney J.B. Van Hollen said Friday.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: December 18, 2004

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Wheelchair raises fears about gang activity (Trenton, NJ): A rusty wheelchair was left at the front of Princeton Regional High School on Moore Street this week - this after PHS student and basketball player Rich Wilson, 17, was left paralyzed from the waist down from a gunshot to the back during a Sunday street confrontation in Trenton.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: December 18, 2004

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Bill brings $6.5M (Monterey County, CA): Monterey County law enforcement officials could launch a joint gang task force as early as March, thanks to $3.1 million in federal funding approved this week for the effort.
Source: The Californian    Date: December 18, 2004

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A homegrown problem (Long Island, NY): Though some public perceptions are that gangs like the Bloods migrated from American cities to terrorize unprepared residents of suburbia, gang experts said yesterday that little could be further from reality.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 17, 2004

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22 busted in drug ring (Wyandanch, NY): Twenty-two members of the Bloods street gang, their associates and drug suppliers were charged yesterday with controlling much of the cocaine and crack traffic in Wyandanch and surrounding communities, officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 17, 2004

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Two arrested near scene of fight, several weapons found (Fortuna, CA): Two men arrested near the scene of a fight Thursday admitted to being affiliated with a gang and now face enhanced punishments if convicted of their alleged crimes.
Source: Eureka Times-Standard    Date: December 17, 2004

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Ludlow proposes city anti-gang agency (Los Angeles, CA): Declaring that Los Angeles must confront gang violence forcefully, City Councilman Martin Ludlow plans today to formally propose the creation of a city department dedicated to gang intervention and prevention.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 17, 2004

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Boot Camp Gang member sentenced to 14 years in prison (Syracuse, NY): An admitted gang member was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison and four years of supervised release on federal racketeering charges, prosecutors said.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 17, 2004

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State will help kids of prisoners (Dane County, WI): The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County will receive big boosts in funding from the state for programs to assist kids with parents in prison and to battle gangs. Gov. Jim Doyle on Thursday announced $197,000 in funding for the Circle of Hope Mentoring Program and Gang Prevention Through Targeted Outreach.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: December 17, 2004

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Families learn to work together (Orange County, FL): Members of 11 families from Lockhart Middle School recently learned how to communicate better with each other, thanks to the G.R.E.A.T. Families program. Led by Orange County deputy sheriffs, the program teaches families how to deal with communication, behavior and relationships.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 16, 2004

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Host of officials unite on antigang measure (Massachusetts): A coalition of officials from across the state have banded together to push sweeping antigang legislation that would create a state witness protection program, strengthen gun and perjury laws, and establish a system to track shell casings found at crime scenes back to gun dealers.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 16, 2004

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Prosecutor: Stabbing death gang-related (Union City, NJ): A sword attack Monday that left an 18-year-old dead from a stab wound in the chest and a sent a 15-year-old to the hospital, slashed across his face, has been classified as a gang-related incident, Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said yesterday.
Source: New Jersey Journal    Date: December 16, 2004

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Cops: Athlete denies shooting gang-related (Philadelphia, PA): From his hospital bed, Rich Wilson, the Princeton Regional High School basketball player who was shot in the back in Trenton on Sunday, yesterday denied that the incident was gang-related, police said. Wilson, 17, remained in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital here.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: December 16, 2004

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20 gang members, associates arrested on drug charges (Denver, CO): Authorities on Thursday arrested 20 suspected members and associates of a gang on charges they conspired to distribute more than $120,000 worth of crack cocaine. They were among 30 people indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking charges.
Source: Casper Star-Tribune    Date: December 16, 2004

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