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'Opt-out' provision vital for Oxnard's civil gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): Judge Fred Bysshe's recent recusal from further participation in the Colonia Chiques civil injunction case in Oxnard is an extremely troubling development.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 1, 2006

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The long night of the taggers (Boston, MA): More than a dozen East Boston homeowners woke up on a recent Sunday morning to find their houses splashed with the MS-13 gang moniker, evidence of a one-night graffiti blitz Boston police said may have been part of a gang initiation ritual.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 1, 2006

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Proposed bill would help city combat gangs (Topeka, KS): State courts could give gang members prison time for recruiting new members if a bill being drafted by south-central Kansas lawmakers passes this year.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: January 1, 2006

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Two more in custody in Milwaukee mob beating (Milwaukee, WI): Two additional suspects were taken into custody Friday for questioning in the mob beating of a man yanked from his car while driving through a north side neighborhood, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 31, 2005

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Authorities tackle rise in local gangs (Central Florida): His baggy, navy-blue pants showed his loyalty. The simple rosary inked into his chest signified his rank. Sureno 13, the name of a well-known Los Angeles gang, was etched into his long back.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 31, 2005

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Teen gang members caught tagging (Orem, UT): Four teens with gang affiliations have been arrested following a two-day graffiti spree in which a dozen places were "tagged'' –spray painted with gang symbols.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: December 30, 2005

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New state funds target gang violence (Massachusetts): Just before Christmas, Governor Mitt Romney signed legislation that establishes a state grant program to help communities devise and implement innovative new approaches to fight gang violence.
Source: iBerkshires    Date: December 30, 2005

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Police arrest 16-year-old boy in fatal shooting of man on Hilltop (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police on Wednesday arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting a man during a gang-related argument on the Hilltop last week.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: December 29, 2005

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Union grapples with new kinds of crime (Charlotte, NC): Local law enforcement officials say gang activity and meth labs are two relatively new criminal problems in Union that required more attention than ever before in 2005.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 29, 2005

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Federal hand seen as ally in crime fight (San Bernardino, CA) : Prosecuting gang members in federal court for drug and gun trafficking can mean stiffer prison sentences if convicted. Federal law mandates that a minimum of 85 percent of a defendant's sentence be carried out. Early release for good behavior is nonexistent.
Source: The Sun    Date: December 29, 2005

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Three boys ordered detained in beating case (Milwaukee, WI): The teenagers and young adults who allegedly beat a Milwaukee motorist on a north side street include members of an area street gang and at least one relative of a man killed after grabbing a deputy's gun in the Milwaukee County Courthouse, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: December 29, 2005

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Man killed in California mall shooting (Bakersfield, CA): A man was killed when an argument at a busy shopping mall erupted into gunfire Tuesday, police said. The Valley Plaza Mall was packed with post-holiday shoppers when the shooting began, sending people screaming and running out of the building, witnesses said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 28, 2005

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Elgin's trying to get to graffiti (Elgin, IL): Elgin's graffiti removal program hasn't been disbanded - it was just put on hold by the early December cold wave.
Source: MSNBC    Date: December 28, 2005

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Man arrested in fatal beating of gang member (Waukegan, IL): An adult gang member was arrested in connection with the beating death of a 16-year-old who was being punished for breaking a gang rule, according to Waukegan police.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 28, 2005

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In Eastie, notorious gang runs out of steam (Boston, MA): At its strongest, the East Boston Loco Salvadorans "clikka," or sect, of MS-13 had roughly 100 hardscrabble members, men and boys prepared to attack, rape and rob with machetes, baseball bats or even handguns.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: December 27, 2005

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Ganging up on gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): The key to combating San Bernardino County's estimated 362 gangs and approximately 12,828 members is to have a better system of tracking and monitoring crimes committed by them.
Source: The Sun    Date: December 26, 2005

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Intervention offers hope where police and border crackdowns fail (California): Inside the locked gates of a county juvenile detention facility in Sylmar, all eyes are on Ernesto "Satan" Deras. Before him are two dozen teenagers accused of violent crimes and facing the prospect of being tried as adults and sent to state prison.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 26, 2005

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Mojave District boosts anti-gang, discipline rules (Mojave, CA): After gang-violence fears and a locker room fire forced cancellation of two football games, Mojave Unified School District trustees have approved beefing up anti-gang and student discipline policies.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: December 25, 2005

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Inmate tattoos provide evidence of gang activity (Covington, KY) : Earlier this month, federal and local law enforcement officers made several drug-related arrests in Covington, raiding homes and confiscating large amounts of crack cocaine in what local officials say is evidence of continued gang activity in the region.
Source: Challenger NKY    Date: December 25, 2005

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801 gang's exposure may curb mobility (Durham, NC): The way Chief Juvenile Court Counselor Donnie Phillips sees it, Durham's fledgling 801 Hopkins Street gang has "blown its cover" by sparking two recent courtroom disturbances and flaunting its distinctive tattoo in violation of a judge's order.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: December 24, 2005

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