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Gang threat puts officers on alert (Camden, NJ): A West Coast street gang known for its violent and predatory behavior appears to be active in Camden, law enforcement officials say. Police investigations into gang and drug activity in New Jersey have confirmed the presence of The Bloods in Camden.
Source: Courier-Post     Date: July 30, 2004

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Fitchburg's gang problem grows (Fitchburg, MA): Police blame a recent shooting that wounded three men on retaliation for a gang-related slaying last month in this central Massachusetts town of 39,000. No one has been arrested in connection with either incident, and Police Chief Edward Cronin said he is concerned about what he called a troubling spike in violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 30, 2004

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Two hurt in possible gang shooting (Portland, OR): A man and a teenage boy were injured Thursday night in what appears to be a gang shooting, Portland police said. The 20-year-old man and the 17-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries to their lower backs and were being treated at Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: July 30, 2004

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Doing Something About Crime: Gang members told to change or else (Tulsa, OK): A group of gangbangers sat stone-faced in an auditorium Wednesday and received an ultimatum: Stop committing crime, or you will die or go to prison. These were just a few tough lessons of their intervention.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: July 29, 2004

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Youth changes mind, pleas on machete attack (Fairfax County, VA): Hayner R. Flores, an alleged gang member accused of hacking a Fairfax County teenager's hands with a machete, came to court yesterday prepared to admit that he wielded the weapon -- but not that the crime was connected to the violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 29, 2004

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The Immigrant Gang Plague (California): Before immigration optimists issue another rosy prognosis for America’s multicultural future, they might visit Belmont High School in Los Angeles’s overwhelmingly Hispanic, gang-ridden Rampart district. "Upward and onward" is not a phrase that comes to mind when speaking to the first- and second-generation immigrant teens milling around the school this January.
Source: City Journal    Date: July 29, 2004

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Pupils reach out to peers with anti-gang video (Waukegan, IL): As a Waukegan police officer led two young men away in handcuffs, the cameras stopped rolling long enough for producer Laurie Fried to yell at the purported gang members: "Stop smiling!" The gang fight and subsequent arrests in a field outside Webster Middle School were fake, staged by preteens Tuesday as part of a program aimed at helping Latino children who speak little English and come from low-income backgrounds.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 28, 2004

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Son of anti-gang worker seriously hurt in shooting (Santa Cruz, CA): Seaside resident Perry Crouch has spent 20 years working to quell gang violence through prayer, politics and persuasion. He has garnered accolades and attention while counseling some of Southern California's toughest gangsters on conflict mediation. Now the violence he has tried to eradicate has gripped his own family.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: July 28, 2004

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Camera becomes weapon against thugs and drugs (Independence, OR): In the film, teenage gang members deal drugs and carry guns. And most of them die. Francisco Vega hopes that young people who watch his short film will connect with the characters and realize that gang life is not as glorious as it sometimes is depicted in mainstream movies.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: July 28, 2004

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Newsletter exploring gang issues goes to press (Burke, VA): As a result of earlier meetings addressing gang activity in the Braddock District, Supervisor Sharon Bulova (D-Braddock) and a newly established Outreach Material Committee are going one step further and producing an informational newsletter addressing the issue.
Source: Burke Connection    Date: July 28, 2004

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Gang signs rising (Roxboro, NC): According to Roxboro police Capt. M.A. (Tony) Kirby, people often refer to members of gangs as wannabes since many reportedly become affiliated with gangs due to low self-esteem. "I always say that a wannabe is a gonnabe," Kirby said Tuesday.
Source: The Courier-Times     Date: July 28, 2004

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Alleged gang fight ends with gunfire (Sterling, VA): Shots were fired Monday morning on North Sycamore Road in Sterling in what sheriff’s office investigators believe might be a gang-related incident.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: July 28, 2004

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Student code addresses problem of gang activity (Richmond County, GA): Gang activity gets its own section in the proposed Student Code of Conduct expected to pass at tonight's meeting of the Richmond County Board of Education. The section spells out how schools can determine gang membership and identify the organizations so they can ban their activity and clothing on campus.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: July 27, 2004

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Suspects eyed in gang shooting (Fitchburg, MA): Police have several suspects in connection with Saturday's gang-related shooting that left three people injured on Blossom Street, according to Police Chief Edward F. Cronin. The chief, however, would not release names of suspects and said arrests are not imminent.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: July 27, 2004

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Mother: Drive-by shooting victim is not in a gang (Fitchburg, MA): The mother of a teenager who was shot in a drive-by assault Saturday doesn't know why her son was a target, or who shot him, but she does know he is not in a gang.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: July 26, 2004

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Gang colors reappear in city (Pittsburgh, PA): When gangs arrived in Pittsburgh a decade ago, flashing hand signals, wearing colorful bandannas and carrying out organized crimes, police were caught flat-footed.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: July 25, 2004

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Toddler, 3 adults hurt in drive-by (Hazel Crest, IL): A toddler was grazed by a bullet and three other people also were injured in a drive-by shooting at a south suburban Hazel Crest home early Saturday, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 25, 2004

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'I wanted a name. I wanted to be a gangster.' (Syracuse, NY) : Boot Camp street gang members had their own way of swearing an oath. "Word to Cav," they'd say with their hands over their hearts. The reference was to Tyree "Caviar" Allen, the original Boot Camp gangster who was killed in a car crash in 1996.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: July 25, 2004

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Group of graffitists can be called gang (San Francisco, CA): Three or more people who get together to deface a community with graffiti can be prosecuted and punished as gang members, even if they never damage anything but a building, a state appeals court has ruled.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 24, 2004

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Area law enforcement conducts operation to identify gang members (Belen, NM): It's not uncommon for police to see a rise in criminal activity during the summer months. But, lately, police in Belen have noticed that some of that crime is connected to gang activity.
Source: Valencia County News-Bulletin    Date: July 24, 2004

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