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One teenager dead and two others injured after apparent dispute over a girl (New York, NY): A Bronx high school student was stabbed to death and two other students were wounded after an apparent dispute over a girl broke out on a subway platform in the Bronx on Tuesday, police said.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 12, 2005

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Suspect arrested in one of two shootings (Fort Worth, TX): One man is in custody in the killing of a teen who died of a gunshot wound Saturday afternoon, and police are looking for suspects in a case in which a toddler was struck by a stray bullet Saturday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 11, 2005

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Valley violent crime down 35 percent (Los Angeles, CA): Despite a significant drop in violent crime this year, LAPD Chief William Bratton said Monday the eight homicides over the weekend show that the city is far from safe.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: April 11, 2005

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Groups pledge to take action to curb gang violence (Santa Monica, CA): Nearly a dozen State, County and local agencies and groups pledged Saturday to take concrete steps over the next two years to curb the gang violence that has simmered in Santa Monica for nearly two decades.
Source: The Lookout News    Date: April 11, 2005

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Gunman guilty of deputy's shooting (St. Paul, MN): A California gang member pleaded guilty Friday to shooting a Ramsey County sheriff's deputy who was searching St. Paul's East Side for another gangster who had escaped from a juvenile corrections facility.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: April 11, 2005

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Man is shot to death in SUV (Los Angeles, CA): A 30-year-old man who lived across the street from Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla was shot and killed two blocks from his home in Pacoima early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 11, 2005

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Local gangs trade away future to defend home turf (Cleveland, OH): Feverish efforts to build a truce came in the days after the January murder of a teenager from the Garden Valley housing project, but it was a matter of weeks before a new rap CD drowned out all talk of peace.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: April 11, 2005

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Two charged with murder in Joliet firebombing (Joliet, IL): Two Joliet men were charged today with first-degree murder following the firebombing deaths over the weekend of a mother and her 4-year-old daughter in what police in the Joliet called a gang-related attack.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 11, 2005

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Teen fatally shot at party in Aurora (Aurora,IL): A 17-year-old Earlville, Ill., man was killed early Sunday in an apparent gang-related shooting at a party, Aurora police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 11, 2005

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Salinas bingo parlor robbed at gunpoint (Salinas, CA): A Salinas bingo parlor was robbed at gunpoint Friday after the holdup man put an assault weapon to a security guard's head, handed him a bag and ordered him to tell the cashier to fill it with money.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: April 10, 2005

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Authorities launch anti-gang efforts (Alexandria, VA): It took a violent machete attack and a brazen daylight shooting for the Mara Salvatrucha street gang to command the kind of attention police believe it deserved as it grew in Northern Virginia for more than a decade.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: April 10, 2005

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Valley's gang task force funding cut (Palm Springs, CA): The Coachella Valley Violent Crime and Gang Task Force has lost federal funding due to cutbacks in the upcoming fiscal year, which could mean one less body on the team.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: April 10, 2005

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Police ward off groups, gangs or not (Roanoke, VA): When Roanoke Police Chief Joe Gaskins told the city council last week about the ganglike activity of a Roanoke group, it was the first time in his seven years as chief that he has made such a comparison.
Source: Roanoke Times & World News     Date: April 10, 2005

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Baby critically hurt in FW gunfire (Fort Worth, TX): A baby boy was shot and critically injured Saturday evening—an apparent unintended victim in what police say was a rolling, gang-related shootout in Fort Worth.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: April 10, 2005

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Feds seek four death sentences in gang murder trial (Alexandria, VA) : In a federal courtroom this week, prosecutors will ask a single jury to extinguish the lives of four alleged members of one of Virginia's most vicious gangs.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: April 10, 2005

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Seven-year-old is shot in head (Detroit, MI): Bullets pierced a front window and struck 7-year-old Marguerita Gallardo in the head as she sat at a kitchenette table eating dinner late Friday afternoon in her southwest Detroit home.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: April 9, 2005

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Police arrest 11 in Austin drug bust (Chicago, IL): Police arrested 11 members of the Cicero Insane Vice Lords street gang in a drug bust that shut down a West Side spot where dealers made up to $8,000 a day, police said Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 9, 2005

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Deported gang members often return (North County, CA): Few people arrested during immigration-related sweeps targeting North County gangs are prosecuted, and many who are deported will probably return, local and federal authorities said last week.
Source: North County Times    Date: April 9, 2005

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Alleged gunman pleads not guilty (Pasadena, CA): An alleged gunman accused of opening fire at police Tuesday night in Pasadena pleaded not guilty Friday to seven felony counts.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: April 8, 2005

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Judge sentences 5 North Avenue Boys to prison (Baltimore, MD): The remaining leaders of the North Avenue Boys were sentenced in federal court yesterday, dealing a final blow to an especially violent illegal drug organization whose feud with a rival gang ravaged a slice of East Baltimore for years.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: April 8, 2005

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