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Hispanic groups join forces over gangs, immigration (Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC): Hispanic groups united yesterday to stop what they call a wave of gang violence and anti-immigration legislation that is hurting their population.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: September 16, 2004

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Funds help city, county take on gang violence (Monterey County and Salinas, CA): The Monterey County Sheriff's Office and the city of Salinas are one step closer to getting what could be $3.3 million for a proposed gang task force. U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved her request for federal funds Wednesday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 16, 2004

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Ongoing feuds blamed for continued violence (Oakland, CA): A third family joined two others already in mourning Tuesday after a 13-year-old boy died from gunshot wounds suffered in a bloody afternoon of gang-related violence the day before. Police blamed ongoing feuds between rival Sureno and Border Brothers gangs for the two back-to-back shootings Monday that left the boy and two others dead and nine men wounded.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald     Date: September 15, 2004

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Police probe gang connection in student's death at school (Memphis, TN): Police are investigating a 14-year-old student's death after a fight at a high school to determine if it was gang-related. Eighth-grader Tarus DeShawn Williams was found unconscious Tuesday in a restroom at Westside High after members of the school staff broke up a fight, police said.
Source: Review Appeal    Date: September 15, 2004

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Three killed, nine injured in gang violence in Oakland (Oakland, CA): Two adults and a 13-year-old boy were killed and nine people were wounded by assault-weapon fire between rival gangs, authorities said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: September 15, 2004

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Crackdown on crime (Salinas, CA): Salinas police don't claim to have won the arms war against local gangs, but they've seized a lot of hardware in recent weeks. Officers and police administrators showed off almost two dozen guns of various sizes and calibers on Tuesday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 15, 2004

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Police report gang activity, shootings up in East Spencer (East Spencer, NC): East Spencer Police officers alarmed town officials Monday night with reports that gang and random-shooting activities seem to be increasing dramatically over recent months. Officers said it also appears that perpetrators are as well armed and protected as police themselves.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: September 14, 2004

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Alleged gang members beat man, steal car (San Diego, CA): A group of men wielding knives allegedly followed a man back to his Cholla Creek home and stole his car early Tuesday morning, San Diego police said. Three men in a GMC Yukon flashed gang signs at the victim as they drove next to his white Neon around 3:25 a.m., Sgt. Diane Wendell said.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: September 14, 2004

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Police share gang info (Staunton, VA): When it comes to combating gang violence, the best defense may be a good offense. At least that's what Staunton police have learned from their counterparts 30 miles north in Harrisonburg.
Source: The Daily News Leader    Date: September 14, 2004

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Police: 'Stone-cold gang-bangers' killed teen at store (Chicago, IL): A teenage girl lies in St. Adalbert's Cemetery and her friend lies in a Chicago hospital with only a 50-50 percent chance of walking again because of two "stone-cold gang-bangers" charged Monday with shooting them, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 14, 2004

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New law is aimed at counterfeit goods in gang colors (Trenton, NJ): Legislation signed into law Tuesday will allow the state attorney general to seize and destroy counterfeit clothing made in colors associated with street gangs.
Source: The Associated Press     Date: September 14, 2004

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Kilgore warns of gangs (James City County, VA): Virginia has a growing gang problem, Attorney General Jerry Kilgore told members of the Virginia Sheriffs' Association at their 71st annual conference Monday. "I grew up in Gate City. If you had told me back then that one of the focuses of my adult life would be combating gangs in Virginia, I would have certainly told you you're crazy," Kilgore said.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 14, 2004

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Gang violence in Rock Springs (Rock Springs, WY): Police here arrested five gang members after several people reported being assaulted. According to the Rock Springs Police Department, at 9 p.m. on Sept. 6 members of a local gang, called the Sinister Soldiers, broke into a residence and assaulted three people.
Source: The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner    Date: September 14, 2004

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Two charged in slaying of teen at grocery (Chicago, IL): Two suspected gang members were charged Monday with killing a 17-year-old girl after quarreling with her friends at a Northwest Side Dominick's store last week.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 14, 2004

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El Camino High football player shot in the neck while driving (Oceanside, CA): As gang violence simmers in the hot summer's end in North County, one of the bullets this weekend hit a star football player with a bright future.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 13, 2004

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Whiting tightens dress code to curb gang activity (Whiting, IN) : Baggy pants and logo T-shirts are out this fall at Whiting High School. Plain shirts and khaki pants are in. The Post-Tribune of Merrillville says the 900-student district adopted the dress code as a way of curbing gang activity.
Source: WANE News Channel 15    Date: September 13, 2004

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Gang IDs irregular in Rockford (Rockford, IL): Bandannas, "do-rags," colorful clothing. They can target a teenager as a gang member, but the Rev. Ralph Hawthorne says it's not as cut and dried in Rockford. "Gang activity in Rockford is a lot different than elsewhere," said Hawthorne, a former gang member who leads efforts to keep kids out of gangs.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: September 13, 2004

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Gang-related East Village shooting injures man (San Diego, CA): A man was wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting in East Village, San Diego police said today. Three men approached the victim in the 500 block of 17th Street around 11:30 p.m. yesterday and mentioned a street gang, Sgt. Bob Dare said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 13, 2004

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Program cleans up city's graffiti (Oklahoma City, OK): Gang graffiti at about 45 locations in central Oklahoma City has been covered with 62 gallons of paint in the past three weeks. Offenders sentenced by a judge to community service spent 40 hours getting rid of the vandalism as part of a program coordinated by Oklahoma City police.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: September 12, 2004

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Police arrest teen of suspicion of attempted murder (Tulare, CA): Tulare juvenile sustained head injuries in a street fight late Thursday night and then he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The 17-year-old juvenile, whose name was withheld because of his age, was also taken into custody on suspicion of possession of a knife.
Source: Tulare Advance-Register    Date: September 11, 2004

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