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Residents say youths were falsely arrested in recent gang sweeps (Huntington, NY): In the wake of police sweeps in Huntington Station designed to crack down on gangs, outraged community leaders and area residents say dozens of young men were falsely accused of gang membership and their arrests were fraught with police harassment.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 15, 2004
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Shenandoah Valley authorities work to identify gang members (Harrisonburg, VA): After the body of a pregnant teenager was discovered on a Shenandoah County river bank last year, local authorities realized that violent street gangs were gaining a presence in rural areas of the state.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: November 15, 2004
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Loudoun Sheriff's Office holds forum on gang awareness (Loudon County, VA): Some gang members proudly boast their allegiance to their factions through the color of their clothes, doodles on their book bags and bold tattoos on their faces or hands. Others are more subtle, wearing gang symbols on concealed belt buckles and in codelike emblems on T-shirts.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 15, 2004
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Community troubled by gang activity (Fremont, CA): Many months have passed, but Gaby Machuca still thinks about the four days of gang violence - the fights, stabbings and shootings - that rattled the Centerville area in May.
Source: The Argus    Date: November 14, 2004
http://www.theargusonline.com/...

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Santa Rosa police fight rising number of drive-by shootings (Santa Rosa, CA): An escalation of violence in this Sonoma County city has left nine people wounded, one of them paralyzed, in 32 drive-by shootings this year. Police say the drive-bys have grown increasingly common, particularly in the south and northwest areas of the city where gangs thrive.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 14, 2004
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Asian gangs trace deep, complex roots (Biloxi, MS): Fear and anger grip another South Mississippi community as the phenomenon of Asian gang activity shatters a peaceful neighborhood with drive-by shootings. Residents of St. Martin's Dismuke Avenue, the latest targeted area, say it's not much comfort that authorities have arrested the suspected shooter.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: November 14, 2004
http://www.sunherald.com/...

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SDPD gang unit investigating Hillcrest stabbing (San Diego, CA): San Diego police reported that a 22-year-old man stabbed in the stomach in a gang-related attack in Hillcrest was hospitalized.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: November 14, 2004
http://www.kfmb.com/...

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Police watching gang members (Syracuse, NY): The Syracuse Police Gang Violence Task Force is keeping close tabs on about 300 suspected gang members by beefing up patrols and setting up roadblocks on the city's South and East sides.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: November 14, 2004
http://www.syracuse.com/...

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Altercation that led to stabbing of two men under investigation (Chico, CA): An altercation that resulted in the stabbing of a 23-year-old Chico man and a 19-year-old Magalia man is under investigation as possibly being gang-related, according to a police press release.
Source: Enterprise-Record    Date: November 14, 2004
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Teenager shot in Logan Heights (San Diego, CA): Three or four young men drove off in a Ford Mustang after shooting a teenager in Logan Heights last night, San Diego police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 13, 2004
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US charges 51 with Chinatown smuggling (New York, NY): Two violent Chinese gangs started with a string of local gambling parlors and, in a few quick years, turned the network into a thriving international smuggling conglomerate, federal authorities said yesterday as they announced arrests to break up the gangs.
Source: The New York Times    Date: November 13, 2004
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Nail Asian gang bosses (Flushing and Chinatown, NY): Leaders of two powerful Asian street gangs were charged yesterday with trying to snuff out competitors who tried to muscle in on their lucrative illegal gambling dens in Chinatown and Flushing.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: November 13, 2004
http://www.nydailynews.com/...

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Slaying on street blamed on gang (Cicero, IL): The killing of a Berwyn man on a residential Cicero street Thursday was gang-related, police said Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 13, 2004
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Hispanic gang plots to ambush Maryland cops (Prince George's and Montgomery County, MD): Police officials in Prince George's and Montgomery counties are warning officers that a Salvadoran street gang is plotting to ambush and kill them when they respond to service calls.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: November 13, 2004
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Schools troubled over gang activity (Cape Coral, FL): An increase in gang-related activities prompted Cape Coral High School officials to meet with other high school and city officials this week to discuss prevention strategies. One Cape High student had photos of others showing off gang signs, and about 20 students have scrawled gang signs on their notebooks or on their arms this year, Principal Charles Dailey said.
Source: The News-Press    Date: November 13, 2004
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OHS gets a lesson on gangs (Oceanside, CA): About 120 teachers at Oceanside High School got a lesson on gangs Friday when two Oceanside Police officers gave them an hour-long presentation on what to look out for in the cafeteria, in the hallways and inside student notebooks.
Source: North County Times    Date: November 12, 2004
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Gang unit cuts desert crime (Victorville, CA): Nearing its one-month mark, the High Desert Gang Task Force has gotten numerous criminals off the streets, which is starting to reduce violent crime in the Victor Valley, sheriff's officials said.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: November 12, 2004
http://www.vvdailypress.com/...

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Three arrested in Salinas High shooting (Salinas, CA): Three suspects - two 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old - have been arrested in connection with Wednesday's shooting of a North Salinas High School student.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: November 12, 2004
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Prosecutor moves ahead with formation of Public Safety League (Caldwell, ID): Prosecutor Dave Young says he's assembling members of the Canyon County's new Public Safety League, which will combat gang violence. Young hasn't identified members of the steering committee yet.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: November 12, 2004
http://www.ktvb.com/...

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Pols urge new push on anti-gang bill (Mineola, NY): State elected officials called Thursday for a fresh push of 4-year-old anti-gang legislation that critics say could lead to unduly harsh penalties against juveniles and permanently stigmatize people who have left gang life.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 12, 2004
http://www.newsday.com/...

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