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State prison officer stabbed to death at Chino prison (Chino, CA): A 43-year-old guard at the California Institution for Men was stabbed to death Monday in an inmate attack – the first fatal assault on a state corrections officer since 1996, officials said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 10, 2005

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Police cite gangs (Albuquerque, NM): Gangs are most likely behind a recent rash of stabbings, police said. Officers were called to four stabbings early Sunday morning.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune    Date: January 10, 2005

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Seven boys arrested in alleged gang incident (Redwood City, CA): Redwood City police arrested seven boys who claimed to be members of the Surenos street gang after they shot a BB gun Sunday evening at four kids they said belonged to the rival Nortenos gang.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 10, 2005

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Teen dies hours after being shot (Charlotte, NC): A 17-year-old was shot early Sunday and died from his injuries in what may be a gang-related shooting, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. Three others were injured.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 10, 2005

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Teens say earlier curfew would have little effect (Chester, SC): There are no movies, no mall, no fun managed activities for young people in Chester, kids say. And area teens say the lack of those things results in a problem of young people "just hanging out."
Source: The Herald    Date: January 10, 2005

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Prison gang built network of violence and intimidation (Denver, CO): The woman had been ripped off on a drug sale she made, but she knew exactly what to do about it. She got hold of her incarcerated son, a member of the 211 Crew prison gang, and told him to have the guy who didn't pay her for the methamphetamine she'd sold him taken care of.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: January 9, 2005

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E-Board sets aside money for gang enforcement, Measure 37 (Salem, OR): The Legislative Emergency Board has set aside some money for anti-gang programs and for processing claims made under Oregon's new property compensation law.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: January 9, 2005

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Senate bill would fund fight against gangs (Oxnard, CA): Local law enforcement and gang intervention programs might get more financial backing over the next five years thanks to a bill expected to be introduced in the U.S. Senate this month.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 9, 2005

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Debate on statute's use (Bronx, NY): Passed in the chaos and shock that followed the Sept. 11 attacks, the state's Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001 has been used 29 times, without a single conviction. Still, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson is making arguably the boldest attempt to date to use the law - charging 19 alleged Bronx gang members as terrorists.
Source: Newsday    Date: January 9, 2005

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Drug raid nets murder suspect from Massachusetts (Portland, ME): One of the biggest drug busts in the city's history has netted a suspect wanted for two gang-related murders last summer in Boston, police said Friday. Renardo Williams, 27, was arrested early Thursday while delivering more than four pounds of cocaine to a Brackett Street apartment that was raided by drug agents hours earlier, police said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 7, 2005

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Hub 'should be worried': U.S. rep: MS-13 gang is true terror threat (Boston, MA): A Texas congressman said MS-13 gang members and Middle Eastern aliens are using the border in his district to sneak into the country - and Boston should be worried. U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (D-Texas), co-chairman of the House Border Caucus, told the Herald he is "very concerned" about al-Qaeda's link to Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, a gang he described as "extremely vicious."
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 7, 2005

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Hatch approves restoration of Gang Strike Force funding (St. Paul, MN): The fate of the state's coordinated law enforcement effort against illegal gang activity may be decided in the next few weeks. Local law enforcement officials' spirits lifted somewhat Thursday after hearing a proposal to provide emergency funds for the Minnesota Gang Strike Force and restore its funding in the future.
Source: St. Cloud Times    Date: January 7, 2005

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Norfolk Gang Squad charges four high school students (Norfolk, VA): The teenagers called themselves "Crips" and used hand signals and gang lingo on a school bus. They asked a young man if he wanted to join the gang.
Source: Virginian Pilot    Date: January 7, 2005

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Gang unit a success in Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte's new gang intelligence unit has helped decrease gang activity in the city. The Gang of One unit has been in operation for nearly a year.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: January 7, 2005

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Durham teenager charged in shooting (Durham, NC): Durham police have accused a teenager of shooting a man in the chest while the victim was riding in a car on Junction Road Wednesday night.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: January 7, 2005

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Man wanted in Durham nightclub shooting surrenders (Durham, NC): A Durham man charged with shooting an 18-year-old woman at a Durham night club turned himself in Friday morning, police said.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: January 7, 2005

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Sessions give city school officials tools to recognize, deal with youth gangs (Buffalo, NY): Buffalo's youth gangs are becoming more brazen, with several bloody fistfights, gang graffiti and homemade T-shirts emblazoned with gang names cropping up in city schools. Buffalo Public School officials contend that gangs are not a major problem in city schools and that school violence is rare.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: January 6, 2005

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N.C. lawmakers seek ideas on battling gangs (Raleigh, NC): Virginia may become North Carolina's model for preventing gang violence. For nearly a year, the neighboring state has teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs that try to stop teenagers from joining gangs and that rehabilitate gang members when they leave prison.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 6, 2005

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Police target Boston ‘slave trade’: Task force takes aim at human trafficking (Boston, MA): Backed with federal money, a Boston-based task force is being launched to counter the spread of human trafficking in the region, including, according to some accounts, street gangs pressing 13-year-olds into prostitution.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 6, 2005

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Cops: We nabbed killer terror gangster (Somerville, MA): A reputed member of the East Boston-based MS-13 gang was arrested in Somerville on a murder warrant stemming from a fatal stabbing in Washington, D.C., the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 6, 2005

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