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Manassas discards youth curfew (Manassas, VA): Manassas has abandoned its long-standing 10 p.m. juvenile curfew after a report found it vague, unconstitutional and unenforceable. Noting that other measures, including a statewide juvenile driving curfew, already are in place, City Council members directed city attorneys Monday to repeal the curfew, which is more than 25 years old.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 29, 2004

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Leaders look for better regional approach to combatting gangs (Arlington, VA): Nearly two years ago the Washington region worked together to solve a deadly string of sniper shootings. Local leaders hope to use the same spirit to catch gang members and keep students from joining gangs.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 29, 2004

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Deputies target group home after disturbances (Altadena, CA): Sheriff's deputies are aggressively patrolling a residential area here after neighbors complained their street is being overrun by gang members who fight and deal drugs outside a group home for the developmentally disabled.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: September 28, 2004

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Eight plead guilty to charges of racketeering (San Francisco, CA): Eight top-ranking members of the deadly Nuestra Familia prison gang entered guilty pleas to federal racketeering charges Monday in the conclusion of "Operation Black Widow," a local, state and federal investigation that has resulted in the convictions of 75 of the gang's members and associates since it began in 1997.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 28, 2004

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Nab 3 in gang savagery (Freeport, NY): Three teen members of the Latin Kings are behind bars for a vicious knife and bat attack on a rival gang member in Freeport, cops said yesterday. A 16-year-old boy injured in the attack needed 30 staples to close a deep head wound.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: September 28, 2004

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Los Altos student's death called gang-related (Mountain View, CA): As grief counselors comforted students at Los Altos High School on Monday, authorities said the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old junior who attended the school was preceded by 10 years of violence in Mountain View between rival Mexican-American gangs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 28, 2004

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Police seeking suspects in gang-related killing (Flint, MI): Police are looking for two suspects in an alleged gang-related killing at a south-side nightclub Saturday morning. Brieon Gray, 22, was shot in the head during a confrontation in the parking lot at JB's Nightclub on S. Dort Highway about 1:45 a.m. and later died at Hurley Medical Center.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: September 28, 2004

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Man clubbed with bat by thug who spoke of gang, police say (Jersey City, NJ): A Jersey City man was clubbed over the head with an aluminum baseball bat in a public housing complex on Saturday, apparently in retaliation for gang violence, police reports said.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: September 28, 2004

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Program aims to keep kids gang-free (Pomona, CA): Middle school is the hunting ground for older gangsters looking to recruit younger ones, which is why Police Chief James Lewis wants to reach those children before it is too late. The Pomona Unified School District in conjunction with the Pomona Police Department will launch a new program called GREAT - Gang Resistance Education and Training - on Thursday with just that goal in mind.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: September 28, 2004

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Police: Gang incidents related (Lowell, MA): One teen has been charged with attempted murder and another with hitting someone with a chain during a Saturday afternoon fight on Lawrence Street in which one teen was stabbed. The incident occurred just hours before another fight that left two men shot elsewhere in the city.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: September 27, 2004

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Football fight gang-related (Bridgeton, NJ): A brawl that resulted in six arrests at the Jim Hursey Stadium during a Bridgeton/St. Augustine Prep football game on Friday night was found to be gang-related. According to police reports, several gangs were present at the game, sporting shirts with identical colors - some all black, some red and white.
Source: Today's Sunbeam    Date: September 27, 2004

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Funding cuts hamper fight against SoCal gangs (Southern California): Violent street gangs have flourished in Southern California over the past three decades as funding cuts have left police and prosecutors without enough manpower and resources, it was reported Monday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 27, 2004

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Gang shooting kills man, injures five other people (Los Angeles, CA): A gang-related shooting Sunday in which neighbors heard dozens of gunshots resulted in the death of one man and injuries to five people, including one woman who sustained critical injuries, police said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: September 27, 2004

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Two arrested in gang incident in T. Oaks (Thousand Oaks, CA): Thousand Oaks Police arrested an 18-year-old man and a juvenile from Newbury Park on Friday after they allegedly entered a home and threatened to stab a resident, police said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: September 26, 2004

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Shuttling between nations, Latino gangs confound the law (Los Angeles, CA): Christián Antúnez chokes back a scream as the nurse sticks a needle above his left eyebrow. "Ay, Mamá!" he shouts. "It really hurts." "Don't move," the nurse tells him, sticking him again and again with anesthesia.
Source: The New York Times    Date: September 26, 2004

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Teen shot dead in possible gang fracas (Mountain View, CA): A 17-year-old Mountain View boy was killed in a possibly gang-related drive-by shooting late Friday in the city's first homicide of the year.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 26, 2004

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Gangs blamed in teen's slaying (Dorchester, MA): The 17-year-old boy who was gunned down while standing outside a Dorchester pizza restaurant Friday afternoon was probably the victim of gang violence, a Boston police investigator said yesterday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 26, 2004

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Endangered LA trauma center criticized in reports (Los Angeles, CA): County supervisors who plan to close the trauma center at a troubled South Los Angeles hospital have not mentioned problems in the unit, saying only that it drained resources that should be used elsewhere.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: September 25, 2004

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Many local crews have roots in Los Angeles (Long Beach, CA): The police statistics say things are getting better: Violent crimes such as murders, assaults, robberies and drug sales declined 55 percent in Long Beach from 1981 to 2001.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: September 25, 2004

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Gang violence becoming a big issue in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): Eight killings this year - at least three of them gang-related. A wave of eight shootings over the last three-plus weeks. Does Oceanside have a crime problem again?
Source: North County Times    Date: September 25, 2004

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