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Wis. police blame killings on gang members (Racine, WI): Police on Tuesday blamed a weekend triple homicide on infighting by gang members, possibly stemming from a game of dice a week earlier.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 19, 2005
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Police: Midway shooting by gang (Fort Wayne, IN): Eddie Carlisle, one of two 17-year-olds shot near the Three Rivers Festival Midway at the Memorial Coliseum on July 10, was the target of a gang, an Allen County Police investigator said Monday.
Source: Fort Wayne News Sentinel    Date: July 19, 2005
http://www.fortwayne.com/...

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Two Newark cops are shot, one fatally (Newark, NJ): A school police officer responding to an argument between two groups of girls Monday was killed and a colleague injured in a shootout, police said.
Source: The Record    Date: July 19, 2005
http://www.bergen.com/...

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Oregon House increases prison sentences for gang members (Salem, OR): The House today approved legislation authored by Speaker Karen Minnis (R- Wood Village) that increases prison sentences for gang members, making communities safer.
Source: Medford News    Date: July 19, 2005
http://www.medfordnews.com/...

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Suspect sought in apparent gang-related shooting (Portland, OR) : Police are searching for the suspect in what they believe was a gang-related shooting. The incident happened outside Cocktails and Dreams, a Portland strip club.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: July 18, 2005
http://www.koin.com/...

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Police shoot teen fleeing South Side gunfight (Chicago, IL): Chicago police shot and wounded a 16-year-old boy who allegedly pointed a pistol at officers as they chased him from the scene of a gun battle early Sunday on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 18, 2005
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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One man killed, five wounded in three Saturday shootings (Chicago, IL): A man was killed, another man was seriously hurt and four male teenagers were wounded in three separate shootings Saturday night in Chicago.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 18, 2005
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Roots of gang violence feed off '60s (Minneapolis, MN): Gang violence is on the rise in Minneapolis again. Homicides in 2005 are up about 45 percent vs. this time last year. Criminals are increasingly young and brazen.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: July 18, 2005
http://www.startribune.com/...

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Shots fired at teens playing basketball (North Miami Beach, FL): Two men shot at a group of teenagers playing basketball in a North Beach park in an apparently gang-related act, police said.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: July 17, 2005
http://www.miami.com/...

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Fourth suspect in May killing charged (Long Island, NY): A fourth suspect in the killing of a Glen Cove man shot in a parking lot was charged yesterday with first-degree gang assault.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 17, 2005
http://www.newsday.com/...

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A 'tool' vs. gangs? (Colton, CA): Colton authorities may turn to court orders in their fight against gangs, a move that would make the city only the second in the county to put such measures on the books.
Source: The Sun    Date: July 17, 2005
http://www.sbsun.com/...

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Ex-gangsters try to break cycle by working with youth (Victorville, CA): Former gang members are working with "at-risk" youth to educate them about the dangers of gang life and what alternatives are available through a program called Gang Reduction Intervention Team.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: July 17, 2005
http://www.vvdailypress.com/...

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Two men killed in separate shootings (Milwaukee, WI): A late-night shooting on the north side Saturday and a gang-related shootout on the near south side early Sunday left two men dead, the tenth homicide in eight days in the city.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: July 17, 2005
http://www.jsonline.com/...

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Gang bill takes cue from organized crime legislation (Washington, DC): Key Senate Democrats and Republicans are backing a bill to crack down on gang violence, using provisions similar to those used to combat organized crime to criminalize membership and make it easier for authorities to try juveniles as adults.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 17, 2005
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Singing out for peace (Sacramento, CA): Can hard-core hip-hop music get Sacramento's gangbangers to put down their guns? Michael Colen thinks so. He's calling for a six-month truce between local gangs through a gangsta rap album, the kind of streetwise hip-hop that focuses on tales of gangbanging.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 16, 2005
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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Authorities rounding up Mailbox Meth Gang members (Atlanta, GA): Federal, state and local authorities in north Georgia are tracking down a group of thieves who have been using identities stolen from mailboxes to obtain money for methamphetamine.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com    Date: July 16, 2005
http://www.accessnorthga.com/...

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Officials weigh a second Oxnard gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police and Ventura County prosecutors are considering seeking a second gang injunction in the city, citing a strong drop in violent crime after they brought a similar legal action last year.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 16, 2005
http://www1.venturacountystar.com/...

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Policy bars gang-tinged activities on school grounds (Person County, NC): After several months of debate, the Person County Board of Education this week adopted a policy regarding gangs and gang-related activity on school grounds.
Source: Roxboro Courier Times    Date: July 16, 2005
http://www.roxboro-courier.com/...

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Feds: Two more MS-13 gang members arrested in Houston (Houston, TX): Two more MS-13 gang members are in custody, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Houston.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: July 15, 2005
http://www.khou.com/...

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Is West Michigan gang activity on the rise? (Grand Rapids, MI): Gangs are shaking up neighborhoods all across West Michigan. But how bad is the problem? Are gangs responsible for recent violence? And is it getting worse?
Source: WOOD 8 News    Date: July 15, 2005
http://www.woodtv.com/...

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