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Oxnard gets OK to pay for gang injunction aid (Oxnard, CA): An agreement allowing the city of Oxnard to pay for a prosecutor to handle the gang injunction against the Colonia Chiques was approved Tuesday by county supervisors.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: November 24, 2004

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Alleged Latin Kings gangster arrested again (Vineland, NJ): A suspected member of the Latin Kings street gang, arrested twice since August on drug and weapons charges, was back in jail again Tuesday, police said. William Villafane, 23, of the 200 block of South Seventh Street was charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs, trespassing and wandering in a known drug area after police conducted a center city surveillance operation.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: November 24, 2004

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Gang violence suspected in drive-by shooting (Keizer, OR): A drive-by shooting Monday night in Keizer might involve rival gangs, police said Tuesday. A 13-year-old girl was injured after a verbal exchange between the occupants of two vehicles escalated into gunfire, Capt. Jeff Kuhns said.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: November 24, 2004

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Three still sought in gang-linked slaying (Escondido, CA): Six persons, including a 12-year-old, have been arrested in the gang-related fatal stabbing of Rene Chavez-Vasquez a week ago, police said. Escondido police continue to look for three others believed to be involved in the slaying.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 23, 2004

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Patterson neighbors shocked (Patterson, CA): A stabbing that may have been gang-related has shocked a tiny neighborhood on this city's east side. "It makes you worry a lot, because it's never happened here before," Linda Peralta, 47, said in Spanish as she peered out from behind her screen door.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: November 23, 2004

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Gang members discuss gun violence with Nampa officials (Nampa, ID): Gang members met with Nampa officials on Monday at the city's Hispanic Cultural Center to discuss ways to curb a spike in gun violence. Thirty-year-old Dominic Chavez, a gang member for twelve years, blames turf battles and a lack of respect for the violence that has escalated in Canyon County.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: November 23, 2004

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Community gathers at gang forum (Porterville, CA): After Porterville's most recent drive-by shooting that killed Jaime "Nano" Garcia Jr., a community information forum on gang issues was held Monday night in the Granite Hills High School cafeteria. "We really need this for the community," said Ida Garcia, Jaime's mother, about the forum.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: November 23, 2004

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Gang member sought in Phoenix parking lot killing (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police are looking for a violent gang member wanted in the killing of a man over a minor traffic accident. The suspect is identified as 20-year-old David Tinajero Jr. Phoenix police say he's been identified as the shooter Sunday evening at an apartment complex at 28th Street and Osborn.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: November 23, 2004

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Push to revive anti-gang unit (San Bernardino County, CA): Prompted by the growing gang threat in San Bernardino County, several area law enforcement leaders are pushing to revive an anti-gang unit, whose very success led to its end.
Source: The Sun    Date: November 22, 2004

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12 arrested in gang violence (Escondido, CA): Police have arrested a dozen young people in the gang-related slaying of a teen last week or other assaults since then in the city. The fatal stabbing a week ago of 16-year-old Rene Chavez-Vasquez triggered a week of violence, the worst in recent years in Escondido.
Source: North County Times    Date: November 22, 2004

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Port Hueneme looks for gang solutions (Port Hueneme, CA): The injunction imposed in June against the Colonia Chiques street gang in Oxnard caused an uproar. Opponents of the injunction complained that the Oxnard Police Department should have consulted residents before asking a judge to take such a drastic action to combat street crime.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: November 22, 2004

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Salinas could get $1.5 million (Salinas, CA): U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, announced Saturday that Salinas is a step closer to receiving $1.575 million to fight gang violence under a federal spending bill approved Saturday by the House of Representatives.
Source: The Californian    Date: November 22, 2004

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Suozzi brings in the Turk (Long Island, NY): With violent gang activities becoming a major concern on Long Island, Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi is expected to appoint the county's first "gang czar" today to coordinate the administration's anti-gang efforts.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 22, 2004

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Nampa plans brochure to counter bad reputation (Nampa, ID): Nampa officials want people to know they're doing their best to fight gang activity. The city is planning to produce a brochure to counter Canyon County's reputation as a place where gang violence and grudge shootings are common.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: November 22, 2004

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Police: Drugs linked to half of city murders (Lousiville, KY): As Louisville's homicide numbers close in on a seven-year high and police leaders struggle to explain the increase in violence, drugs have emerged as a driving force in the killings. Of the 60 homicides, police say 30 were related to drug use or trafficking.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: November 21, 2004

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Police sense resurgence of gang activity (Stamford, CT): A series of recent fights and cryptic graffiti markings in Veterans Park has left police worried that street gangs may be returning to Stamford, police said.
Source: Stamford Advocate    Date: November 21, 2004

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Family in car caught in crossfire during Nampa gun battle (Nampa, ID): Gunshots exchanged Friday night in the parking lot of a Nampa movie theater worry police because a family of four riding in a car got caught in the crossfire.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: November 21, 2004

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12 arrested in drug raid near school (Chicago, IL): Chicago police announced Friday a raid on an open-air narcotics market on the Southwest Side, arresting 12 suspected members of the Gangster Disciples street gang who reportedly tried to sell drugs to schoolchildren.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 21, 2004

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Prison inmates' fiscal dealings probed (Crescent City, CA): Mexican Mafia members at Pelican Bay State Prison have used their gang associates on the streets of Southern California and elsewhere to funnel money in and out of the prison, officials say, prompting a crackdown on prisoners' personal financial dealings.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 21, 2004

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City's year-to-date homicides drop 25% (Chicago, IL): The number of homicides in Chicago so far in 2004 is running 25 percent less than the year-to-date total for last year, a trend police today attributed to better intelligence and organization.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 20, 2004

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