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FBI: Gang members using UFW symbol (Salinas, CA) : A symbol that has long represented the United Farm Worker's Union and their movement is being hijacked by gang members, FBI officials said.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: February 25, 2005
http://www.theksbwchannel.com/...

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CYA wards face stricter screening for work crews (California): California Youth Authority officials are changing the way they screen young inmates who work in public areas after a December escape was linked to a Minnesota sheriff's deputy being shot this week.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 25, 2005
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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Gang link investigated in Fresno shooting (Fresno, CA): The city's fifth homicide victim this year was a well-documented gang member, but Fresno police say it's too early in the investigation to say whether the slaying was gang-related.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: February 25, 2005
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Seminar focuses on anti-gang strategy (Oceanside, CA): There are nearly 8,000 documented gang members in San Diego County, and about a quarter of them are in North County.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 25, 2005
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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Rival gang members attack boy, police say (Manassas, VA): A 14-year-old boy was beaten with baseball bats and stabbed Wednesday night by four teenagers in a rival gang in a Manassas area neighborhood that has been fraught with violence in recent months, police said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 25, 2005
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Connolly touts 'progress' in Fairfax but warns of gangs (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County Board Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D) last night highlighted progress on his watch, saying he had increased affordable housing and improved mass transit and air quality, but he also warned that gang violence still poses the county's biggest challenge.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 25, 2005
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Mayor's speech may be outreach (Columbus, OH): In a State of the City speech that is to focus on safety and jobs, Mayor Michael B. Coleman will propose a crackdown on gangs and the spending of $2.6 million to buy almost 1,000 radios for police officers and firefighters.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: February 24, 2005
http://www.dispatch.com

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Council votes down gang-loitering item (La Mesa, CA): An urgency ordinance aimed at curbing loitering among gang members failed to win City Council approval this week, but the discussion will continue at a meeting next month.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 24, 2005
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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County jails OK for now (Los Angeles County, CA): Los Angeles County jail officials, who routinely segregate inmates by gang affiliation to thwart brawls, say their lawyers believe the jail is not affected by the U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday on prisoner segregation in state prisons.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 24, 2005
http://www.dailynews.com/...

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Cops say stabbing was gang's try to silence woman (Bergen County, NJ): With a target of their kidnap plot dead, members of a notorious street gang closed ranks and decided to eliminate the one outsider who knew what happened, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: The Record    Date: February 24, 2005
http://www.bergen.com/...

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Priest helps gang members find light (Claremont, CA): His resolve remains unshakable, after the death of a child he once helped. And even after the 134th one, whom he buried on Valentine's Day, Father Gregory Boyle is as determined as ever.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: February 24, 2005
http://www.dailybulletin.com/...

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Going global : When Laura Bush spoke out about gangs recently, some wondered if the demure First Lady had watched "West Side Story" once too often.
Source: The Economist    Date: February 24, 2005
http://economist.com/...

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Police say violent gang member in custody after deputy shooting (St. Paul, MN): An escaped convict and violent gang member wanted in three states was arrested after allegedly shooting a Ramsey County Sheriff's deputy during a confrontation on St. Paul's East Side.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: February 24, 2005
http://www.startribune.com/...

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Three drug gang suspects charged after cops seize $12 mil. worth of coke (Chicago, IL): Three suspected high-ranking members of a Mexican drug cartel have been charged with drug offenses after Chicago Police found a $12 million stash of cocaine on the Northwest Side this week.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 24, 2005
http://www.suntimes.com/...

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Gang members learn deadly skills in military (Fort Bragg, NC): Some of America's most notorious street gangs are turning up in the military. But they aren't just serving their country. Instead, many are taking the opportunity to learn a very deadly trade.
Source: NBC 17 News    Date: February 24, 2005
http://www.nbc17.com/...

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Brutal gang making its way into Bergen (Bergen County, NJ): Since they entered New Jersey's urban centers in the early 1990s, the Latin Kings have become one of the state's most violent criminal organizations - known for getting even in ruthless ways.
Source: The Record    Date: February 24, 2005
http://www.bergen.com/...

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Facing similar problems, U.S., Central American officials unite in battle against gangs (California): Shirtless, handcuffed and bathed in the searchlights of a helicopter, 14 newly arrested Central American gang members were lined up along a chain-link fence Wednesday and studied by officials from the FBI, Homeland Security and California police looking for help with gang problems back home.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 23, 2005
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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California loses appeal on state prison segregation (California): State prisons cannot temporarily segregate inmates by race except under the most extraordinary circumstances, the Supreme Court said Wednesday, all but ending a long-standing California policy aimed at reducing gang-related violence.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 23, 2005
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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Ingleside man convicted in cocaine case (Round Lake Beach, IL): A federal jury on Tuesday convicted the reputed top leader, or Inca, of the Latin Kings street gang in the Round Lake Beach area of distributing multiple kilograms of cocaine between 1999 and 2004, prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 23, 2005
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Police Chief talks about gang (West Hartford, CT): Police Chief James Strillacci briefed members of the town council Tuesday night on an emerging youth gang implicated in a weekend brawl on Prospect Avenue.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: February 23, 2005
http://www.courant.com/...

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