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A homegrown problem (Long Island, NY): Though some public perceptions are that gangs like the Bloods migrated from American cities to terrorize unprepared residents of suburbia, gang experts said yesterday that little could be further from reality.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 17, 2004

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22 busted in drug ring (Wyandanch, NY): Twenty-two members of the Bloods street gang, their associates and drug suppliers were charged yesterday with controlling much of the cocaine and crack traffic in Wyandanch and surrounding communities, officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 17, 2004

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Two arrested near scene of fight, several weapons found (Fortuna, CA): Two men arrested near the scene of a fight Thursday admitted to being affiliated with a gang and now face enhanced punishments if convicted of their alleged crimes.
Source: Eureka Times-Standard    Date: December 17, 2004

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Ludlow proposes city anti-gang agency (Los Angeles, CA): Declaring that Los Angeles must confront gang violence forcefully, City Councilman Martin Ludlow plans today to formally propose the creation of a city department dedicated to gang intervention and prevention.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 17, 2004

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Boot Camp Gang member sentenced to 14 years in prison (Syracuse, NY): An admitted gang member was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison and four years of supervised release on federal racketeering charges, prosecutors said.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 17, 2004

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State will help kids of prisoners (Dane County, WI): The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County will receive big boosts in funding from the state for programs to assist kids with parents in prison and to battle gangs. Gov. Jim Doyle on Thursday announced $197,000 in funding for the Circle of Hope Mentoring Program and Gang Prevention Through Targeted Outreach.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: December 17, 2004

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Families learn to work together (Orange County, FL): Members of 11 families from Lockhart Middle School recently learned how to communicate better with each other, thanks to the G.R.E.A.T. Families program. Led by Orange County deputy sheriffs, the program teaches families how to deal with communication, behavior and relationships.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 16, 2004

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Host of officials unite on antigang measure (Massachusetts): A coalition of officials from across the state have banded together to push sweeping antigang legislation that would create a state witness protection program, strengthen gun and perjury laws, and establish a system to track shell casings found at crime scenes back to gun dealers.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 16, 2004

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Prosecutor: Stabbing death gang-related (Union City, NJ): A sword attack Monday that left an 18-year-old dead from a stab wound in the chest and a sent a 15-year-old to the hospital, slashed across his face, has been classified as a gang-related incident, Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said yesterday.
Source: New Jersey Journal    Date: December 16, 2004

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Cops: Athlete denies shooting gang-related (Philadelphia, PA): From his hospital bed, Rich Wilson, the Princeton Regional High School basketball player who was shot in the back in Trenton on Sunday, yesterday denied that the incident was gang-related, police said. Wilson, 17, remained in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital here.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: December 16, 2004

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20 gang members, associates arrested on drug charges (Denver, CO): Authorities on Thursday arrested 20 suspected members and associates of a gang on charges they conspired to distribute more than $120,000 worth of crack cocaine. They were among 30 people indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking charges.
Source: Casper Star-Tribune    Date: December 16, 2004

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Taking a swing at gang violence (Roslindale, MA): In the sometimes rough-and-tumble world of city life, gangs can be a constant problem. Worst of all, children can get tangled up in the web of gang violence that can spread into Parkway neighborhoods.
Source: West Roxbury & Roslindale Transcript     Date: December 16, 2004

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Police arrest juveniles after gang violence (Vacaville, CA): A longstanding feud between two gangs that erupted in violence over the weekend in Vacaville resulted in the arrest Monday of 11 Solano youth. Fifteen more juvenile arrests are expected by week's end.
Source: The Reporter    Date: December 15, 2004

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Judge OKs South L.A. apartment evictions (Los Angeles, CA): For the first time, a Los Angeles judge, acting at the request of city officials, has ordered the eviction of all tenants from a gang-ridden apartment complex on the grounds that it is a public nuisance.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 15, 2004

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Newark police believe four shootings may be gang-related (Newark, NJ): Three suspects were in custody Wednesday after a police officer was fired on, and authorities say they may have been involved in at least one of four shootings over the course of eight hours on Tuesday that left four people dead.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 15, 2004

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Alleged gang chiefs seized (Chicago, IL): Four alleged leaders of a faction of the Latin Kings street gang and nine others have been charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine and marijuana on Chicago's Far South Side and in northwest Indiana, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 15, 2004

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CAPS chief quizzed on ties to gang boss (Chicago, IL): Questions from federal drug investigators about a relationship between an indicted gang kingpin and the head of Chicago's community policing program have prompted a months-long internal-affairs investigation, police officials acknowledged Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 15, 2004

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BBK gang leader pleads guilty (Goshen, NY): The reputed leader of the most feared gang in the mid-Hudson pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute cocaine. "I'm pleading guilty, your honor," Raul Garza of Newburgh told Orange County Court Judge Stewart Rosenwasser shortly after noon today.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: December 15, 2004

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N. Va. gang members indicted (North Virginia): Two members of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha were indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on racketeering charges that included the slaying of a Herndon teenager, drawing federal authorities deeper into Northern Virginia's struggle against gangs.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 15, 2004

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Columbia mayor to host statewide gang summit (Columbia, SC): Columbia Mayor Bob Coble plans to call a summit of community leaders from across the state next month to discuss ideas to curb gang and youth violence.
Source: The State    Date: December 15, 2004

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