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County's war on gangs begins early (San Bernardino County, CA): It is a telling photo: A toddler, just able to stand on his own two feet, is donned in a jersey and baggy jeans and holds an AK-47 in his pudgy little hands.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: May 9, 2005

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Mexican gang members using Arizona as corridor (Phoenix, AZ): Federal authorities say members of a violent Mexican gang are using the Arizona border as a corridor to the country.
Source: KOLD 13 News    Date: May 9, 2005

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Rise in gangs creates bitter debate (New York, NY): The rapid spread of vicious street gangs such as MS-13 is causing alarm in cities and suburbs nationwide, igniting bitter debate about how best to combat the threat and inspiring a comprehensive anti-gang bill in Congress.
Source: ABC News    Date: May 9, 2005

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18-year-old recovering from gunshot wound (Reno, NV): An 18-year-old Reno man is recovering from a gunshot wound following an unprovoked gang-related shooting, the Regional Gang Unit reported.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal     Date: May 9, 2005

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Peace in the city (Montebello, CA): For a long time, Chet Holifield Park was not a place where Rosa Vargas felt comfortable spending a leisurely afternoon.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: May 8, 2005

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City fights against gangs (Baldwin Park, CA): Gang members Oswaldo Amezcua and Joseph Flores' 90-day reign of terror that led to the violent deaths of four people started with a man riding his bicycle in Baldwin Park.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: May 8, 2005

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Police: Gang activity still around, but faded from ’95 (Appleton, Neenah, and Menasha, WI): For the most part, police say, gang activity is minimal in the Fox Cities. They credit focused police efforts along with publicity and community programs, many of which started or quickly gathered steam after the gang-related Plamann Park deaths in 1995.
Source: The Post-Crescent    Date: May 8, 2005

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Gangs in Greeley: Gang fighters (Greeley, CO): With little fanfare, groups of quiet warriors are busy battling Greeley’s gangs. Often armed only with a little spunk and faith in human spirit, they take to the neighborhoods and playgrounds and alleyways and go after gang members’ hearts and minds.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: May 8, 2005

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Police say shootings could be connected to gang (Charlotte, NC): Police are connecting two recent shootings to a new gang in town. They think the Malditos Gang is behind a shooting that started at Wadell High School and ended on Interstate 77.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: May 7, 2005

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The Coming Gang War (Washington, DC): Large cities and small towns across the country are now experiencing the early stages of the most violent gang epidemic we have ever seen.
Source: American Daily    Date: May 6, 2005

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Two hurt in Long Island gang shootings (Long Island, NY): There were two gang-related shootings in Nassau County in two separate incidents. Police say the first shooting was in Hempstead at 4:45 p-m when a 22-year-old member of the Bloods was shot while sitting in his car on Kennedy Avenue.
Source: 1010 Wins    Date: May 6, 2005

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Gang violence in Lynn has police worried (Lynn, MA): Following one of the most violent winters in a decade, and anticipating a difficult summer, representatives from Lynn Police's Gang Unit and Lynn District Court's Probation Department appealed Thursday to community and law enforcement leaders for assistance in combating an upsurge in gang activity.
Source: The Daily Item     Date: May 6, 2005

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Records show city knew about gang (Fall River, NJ): Despite the sheriff’s claims to the contrary, court documents and arrest records indicate the Fall River Police Department did have an intimate knowledge of accused Larry’s Sports Bar gunman Nigel Vaughn and the Mafioso gang long before the shooting occurred.
Source: Herald News    Date: May 6, 2005

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Schools clamp down on 'gang' clothing (Bay Point, CA): It started with a rumor that a few students were suspended because they were wearing gang colors, said Riverview Middle School Principal Denise Rugani.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: May 6, 2005

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Oxnard police arrest man in injunction case (Oxnard, CA): An Oxnard man suspected of being a gang member was arrested by Oxnard police on suspicion of violating a court-approved gang injunction, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 6, 2005

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Attendance plummets at city schools (Los Angeles, CA): Tens of thousands of Los Angeles students stayed away from city schools Thursday amid rumors of impending gang violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 6, 2005

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Gang member found slain (Salinas, CA): The body of a 22-year-old gang member who was paroled from state prison a week earlier was found Wednesday in the middle of Hartnell Road south of Salinas.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: May 5, 2005

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Gang follows illegal aliens (Washington, DC): The violent MS-13 - or Mara Salvatrucha - street gang is following the migratory routes of illegal aliens across the country, FBI officials say, calling the Salvadoran gang the new American mafia.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: May 5, 2005

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Pueblo County Jail locks down after a gang riot (Pueblo County, CO): A lockdown is in effect at the Pueblo County Jail Thursday, following a riot Wednesday night between rival gang members.
Source: KOAA-TV News    Date: May 5, 2005

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Shooting victim is identified (Clairemont, CA): Authorities have identified Thomas A. Tweedie, 18, as the man shot in the face in front of his Martha Street home Tuesday night. He died an hour after the 9:30 p.m. incident.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 5, 2005

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