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Program offers 'clean slate' (San Jose, CA): With tattoos on the back of his head, behind his ears and above his eyebrow, Victor Guizar looks the part of a gang member. The San Jose resident was part of the Sureños, a gang whose name meant "Southerners" of Mexico.
Source: The Spartan Daily    Date: November 19, 2004

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Fresno police crack down on gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno police made nearly 1,200 arrests in a gang crackdown launched after a surge in gang violence in October. The operation was "extremely inspirational," Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Thursday. He said the department will continue to target gangs, drug traffickers and parole violators.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 19, 2004

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Hip-hop used to stop growing gang violence (Boston, MA): Mariama White-Hammond thinks she can change the world through hip-hop - or at least the worlds of young people in Boston. She joined Highways Into the Past - History, Organizing and Power (HIP-HOP) when she was 14, and now, at age 25, is the director of the organization.
Source: The Daily Free Press    Date: November 19, 2004

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Gun photos on Web site trouble chief, principal (Portland, ME): Four Portland High School students have been suspended and could face more trouble after posting photos of themselves posing with handguns on a Web site.
Source: Portland Press Herald    Date: November 19, 2004

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Police give fourth-graders vivid anti-graffiti lesson (Omaha, NE): The graffiti in the video are scrawled over walls, trees and sidewalks - an ugly yet common sight in some parts of Omaha. To the 100 or so Spring Lake Magnet Center fourth-graders staring from the gym floor Wednesday, the Omaha police officer standing in front of the video screen had a message: This is your neighborhood - keep it clean.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 18, 2004

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Police want community's help in fighting upswing of gangs (San Francisco, CA): Study their clothing and the colors they wear. Inspect the graffiti they leave. And notice if they hang out late at night by liquor stores in big groups. Most important, report anything that might be gang activity.
Source: San Mateo County Times    Date: November 18, 2004

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APS: Gang, gun reports at 3-year low (Albuquerque, NM) : Gang-related activity and firearm violations at Albuquerque Public Schools fell to a three-year low in 2003-2004, according to the district's annual report on school safety.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: November 18, 2004

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Tuesday night shooting appears gang-related (Fresno, CA): A shooting Tuesday night that sent a man to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds appears to have been gang-related, Fresno police reported Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 18, 2004

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Police: Homicide was gang-related (Bethlehem, PA): In what police are calling the first gang-related killing in Bethlehem's history, a 19-year-old alleged Latin Kings member was charged Tuesday night in connection with the January shooting death of a fellow member who broke a cardinal rule: fighting within the ranks.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: November 18, 2004

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Former gang member gets lighter sentence (Syracuse, NY): A former Syracuse street gang member was sentenced to prison Wednesday for four years - six years less than he would have gotten if he hadn't turned his life around and helped prosecutors.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: November 18, 2004

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Final five of Third Ward Gang sentenced in federal court (Richmond, VA) : The final five of 36 members of the Third Ward Gang from Petersburg indicted last year have been sentenced in U.S. District Court, U.S. Attorney Paul McNulty announced in a press conference Wednesday morning.
Source: The Progress-Index    Date: November 18, 2004

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Community leaders call for action after gang threats (Prince George's and Montgomery County, MD): With news reports of a threat to county police by MS-13, one of the region's most notorious gangs, law enforcement officials, community leaders and residents are gearing up to shut them down.
Source: Business Gazette    Date: November 18, 2004

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Teen charged with assault (Hempstead, NY) : Nassau County police last night announced the arrest of a teenage former gang member in connection with Tuesday's stabbing death of 17-year-old Olman Herrera, a killing that silenced the hallways of Hempstead High School yesterday.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 18, 2004

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Teen charged in man's death (Corona, NY): A high school freshman was charged yesterday in the slaying of a Russian immigrant who was gunned down while walking home to his wife and 4-year-old son early Sunday.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 17, 2004

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District told it must improve safety (Chester, PA): The Pennsylvania Department of Education released a report yesterday criticizing security at violence-plagued Chester High School and giving school officials 30 days to submit a corrective plan.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: November 17, 2004

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Killer sentenced on gang charge (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse man who confessed on the witness stand to a homicide was sentenced to nearly nine years in prison Tuesday for being a member of the Boot Camp street gang.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: November 17, 2004

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Gang probe results in deportations and arrests (Newburgh, NY): A gang investigation here has led to the deportation of 23 Mexican nationals and the arrest of 27 others, authorities said. Police in Newburgh, 60 miles north of New York City, said the 18-month operation rounded up about a quarter of the estimated membership of the Benkard Barrio Kings gang.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 17, 2004

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Suspect in 14-year-old's murder charged with wounding gang rival (Los Angeles, CA): A man arrested in connection with the murder of a 14-year-old boy who was gunned down while riding a bicycle pleaded innocent to wounding a rival gang member a month earlier.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 17, 2004

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Gang film focuses on hope (Durham, NC): Skipping class, smoking weed, twisting their fingers into gang signs in the name of survival. Yes, there is another film about gangs in Durham. But "Choices and Change: Keeping Durham's Kids Safe in School," is mostly about how to get kids out of gangs.
Source: The News & Observer     Date: November 17, 2004

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Police probe Lakewood shooting; may be gang-related (Lakewood, NJ): Authorities said they are looking for two men involved in a shooting - possibly gang-related - that may have left a 26-year-old man paralyzed after a failed robbery attempt.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: November 16, 2004

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