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Teen dies trying to save father in home invasion (Lynn, MA): A heroic Lynn teenager sacrificed her own life in a vain attempt to save her handicapped father from a hail of bullets allegedly fired by Asian gangbangers late Monday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 18, 2005

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Undercover cop arrests two in gang, seizes cocaine (Durham, NC): An undercover Durham County sheriff's detective worked his way into a Greensboro street gang suspected of selling drugs in Durham.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: May 17, 2005

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Boot Camp member claims abuse in Cayuga County jail (Cayuga County, NY): A leader of the Boot Camp Gang in Syracuse, now in a federal prison in Oklahoma, has filed a notice of claim against Cayuga County Sheriff Rob Outhouse and several unnamed corrections officers for allegedly assaulting him and using excessive forced on him when he was housed there Nov. 15, 2004.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: May 17, 2005

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Arlington teen fatally shot (Arlington, TX): An Arlington teen-ager found slain inside a pickup was chased down and killed after being involved in a gang-related drive-by shooting, police said Monday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 17, 2005

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Three likely to be charged as adults in shooting (Fresno, CA): Three Corcoran teenagers likely will be charged as adults in connection with a Friday night drive-by shooting that sent a 13-year-old to the hospital after he was shot in the back with a sawed-off shotgun.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: May 17, 2005

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River Festival policing stepped up (Wichita, KS): The number of arrests at this year's Wichita River Festival more than quadrupled, but there's good news behind the numbers, Deputy Police Chief Tom Stolz said Monday.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: May 17, 2005

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Easton Area to consider policy on gang activity (Easton, PA): Easton Area School Board's Policy Committee agreed Monday night to look into developing policies on gang activity and defiant behavior.
Source: Morning Call    Date: May 17, 2005

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Police file charges in gang shootout (Durham, NC): A Durham teen who suffered a gunshot wound during a gang-related shootout on Cheek Road Sunday was released from the hospital and charged in the crime Monday, police reported.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: May 16, 2005

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Border Patrol arrests man with alleged ties to MS-13 gang (Tucson, AZ): U.S. Border Patrol agents announced the arrest Monday of a man believed to have ties to a Central American-influenced street gang that has spread violence in cities and suburbs nationwide.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 16, 2005

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Man dies in shootout at liquor store (Anchorage, AK): A shooting at an East Anchorage liquor store late Saturday left one man dead and two wounded and prompted a clerk there to quit, citing increasing violence and apparent gang activity in the Boniface Parkway neighborhood.
Source: Anchorage Daily News    Date: May 16, 2005

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Allentown man accused of having disguised sword (Northampton County, PA): An Allentown gang member was arrested Wednesday for carrying an 18-inch sword that was disguised to look like a cane, according to Colonial Regional police.
Source: Morning Call    Date: May 15, 2005

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W.V. leaders urge residents to enlist in anti-gang efforts (West Valley City, UT): With the gang activity here on the rise in recent years, community leaders want the entire city to be involved in stopping gangs before they start.
Source: Deseret News    Date: May 15, 2005

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L.A. violence crosses the line (Los Angeles, CA): The gruesome murders were each more than 1,000 miles apart, an arc of bloodshed that spanned much of the North American continent.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 15, 2005

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Bad girls (New York, NY): A teenage crime wave is causing a spike in arrest figures - among New York's schoolgirls. Even as the NYPD continues to slash crime across the city, troubling police statistics show girls between 7 and 15 years of age are bucking the trend.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 15, 2005

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Tug of war over gang members (California): A standoff between the U.S. Justice Department and California district attorneys has left a landmark racketeering case against the Nuestra Familia prison gang at an impasse, keeping the final five defendants from being sentenced in federal court after months of delays.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: May 15, 2005

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Gang 'oath' found (Suffolk County, NY): When Suffolk detectives raided the Brentwood house of a purported leader of the Bloods street gang, they found a 9-mm Lugar, a .44 Magnum revolver, and 11 ounces of crack worth between $35,000 and $50,000, Suffolk police officials said yesterday.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 15, 2005

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Telltale tattoos (South Florida): Marcos Luque's first tattoo was a reward for a targeted killing, a discrete "13" on his chest to denote membership in the MS-13 gang. Coincidentally, it also represented his age at the time.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: May 15, 2005

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Officials fear spread of gang activity from Washington (Rappahannock County, VA): On the fringes of Northern Virginia, and a little beyond, gang activity flares up only occasionally and without much violence, law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 15, 2005

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Monterey sees rise in graffiti markings (Monterey, CA): Police in Monterey are hoping to curb the amount of graffiti popping up around town. "Graffiti needs to be removed as soon as possible," said Hans Uslar, deputy public works director in Monterey.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: May 15, 2005

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FBI task force Mara Salvatrucha gang born in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): A street gang formed 20 years ago in the immigrant neighborhoods west of downtown has become the target of an FBI task force — the first nationwide effort to target a single street gang.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: May 15, 2005

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