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Chicago mayor: IRS should track gang money (Washington, DC): Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley said Wednesday the IRS should help crack down on gang networks, which law enforcement officials call "the new organized crime."
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: April 27, 2005

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Yolo judge upholds gang injunction (Woodland, CA): New rules in West Sacramento to cut gang crime will stand. Jeff Reisig, Yolo County Deputy D.A., told FOX40 News on Tuesday "This is a victory for public safety and it’s a victory for the citizens of West Sacramento."
Source: The Sacramento Union    Date: April 27, 2005

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Family, city mourn young victim of gang violence (Pomona, CA): Just blocks from where Candida Alvarez took her last breath, about 200 mourners came together Tuesday to remember the young girl with the beautiful smile.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: April 26, 2005

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Brunswick Co. murders could be gang-related (Brunswick County, NC): A tattoo is proving to be a critical piece of evidence in what appear to be two gang murders. Authorities now know who turned up dead in the Waccamaw River. Authorities found the body of Tony Sanchez of Myrtle Beach.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: April 26, 2005

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Gang violence fears keep students home in Clayton (Clayton County, GA): Not even the PTA president would send her son to Mundy's Mill High School on Monday after a weekend gang-related shooting prompted threats of more bloodshed.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: April 26, 2005

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Judge favors permanent gang ban (Oxnard, CA): Prosecutors and police Monday lauded a Superior Court judge's ruling that temporary restrictions on gang members within a 6.6-square-mile zone in Oxnard should be made permanent, saying the order would neutralize Ventura County's largest and most violent street gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 26, 2005

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Drive-by shooting kills man (Madera County, CA): An 18-year-old man died from injuries suffered in a drive-by shooting while he stood in front of a group of girls who were visiting him Monday night outside a home in Madera County.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: April 26, 2005

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Gang bill worries group (Raleigh, NC): For one member of a newly formed task force whose goal is to help African-American youths stay out of prison, the street gang bill under review by the General Assembly is troubling.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: April 26, 2005

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Cleaning gang graffiti can be expensive for cities, towns (Knightdale, NC): Removing graffiti is costing taxpayers more money, and it is quickly becoming a bigger burden on everyone. In recent months, Knightdale has seen an increase in gang graffiti and spray painting.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: April 26, 2005

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Allstate Foundation launch ''Valuing Differences'' Gang Prevention Program (Northbrook IL): Young people inherently seek acceptance, making them particularly susceptible to the inclusive "family atmosphere" gangs present. Gangs use intolerance of "others" as a tool to recruit new members.
Source: Business Wire    Date: April 25, 2005

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Budget shifts funds for gang prevention (Tucson, AZ): President Bush's budget proposal for 2006 contains $50 million for Helping America's Youth, his wife's new project to help children who are at risk of delinquency or joining gangs.
Source: USA Today    Date: April 25, 2005

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Prison Gang Task Force nearing completion, says New Jersey assemblyman (New Jersey): Work is progressing on the formation of a Prison Gang Task Force, and the names of those appointed to the panel should be announced by the end of this month or the middle of May, said Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew.
Source: Today's Sunbeam    Date: April 25, 2005

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Teen killed in alleged gang shooting at quinceanera party (Los Angeles, CA): A 17-year-old boy was killed and another man was injured when an alleged gang member pulled out a gun and started firing during a quinceanera party at a Reseda dance hall, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 24, 2005

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Decatur councilman seeks crackdown on gangs (Decatur, AL): Decatur City Councilman Ronny Russell and Decatur police plan to discuss a plan to crack down on drug houses and gangs during a community meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Austinville United Methodist Church.
Source: The Decatur Daily    Date: April 24, 2005

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Funnding cuts affect youth gang programs (Portland, OR): The Portland area suffers a big blow, as numerous programs that fight to keep kids out of gangs shut down. This comes at a time when police are seeing a dramatic rise in gang violence, particularly among Portland's expanding Asian and Latino gangs.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: April 24, 2005

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Gang activity becoming prevalent in city (Watertown, WI): Local officials and community members met Friday morning during a Dialogue for Student Success program with gang intervention specialist Dennis Bedford of Kenosha to discuss gang issues in Watertown.
Source: Watertown Daily Times    Date: April 23, 2005

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Ruling keeps injunction on gangs for now (Ventura County, CA): Four weeks after the trial ended, a Ventura County Superior Court judge tentatively ruled Friday to maintain the gang injunction in Oxnard. The defense and prosecution have 10 days to comment before the decision becomes permanent.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: April 23, 2005

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Cops probe slaying as gang-motivated (Aurora, IL): Aurora police are investigating an apparent gang-motivated slaying Thursday night of a 21-year-old Aurora man.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 23, 2005

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Shots getting police scrutiny (San Jacinto, CA): Police believe that four shootings during an 11-day period in San Jacinto are gang-related. "I would guess it's probably over drugs," Sgt. Keith Price of the San Jacinto Police Department said of the incidents that occurred between April 10 and Thursday.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: April 23, 2005

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Man sought in slaying at apartment (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police were looking Thursday for a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting at a southeast Oklahoma City apartment complex.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman    Date: April 22, 2005

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