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Allies in fighting crime (Wichita, KS): For years, Lt. John Speer fought the silence of gangs. Speer, commander of the gang unit for the Wichita Police Department, dealt with people who looked the other way when gang violence.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: December 30, 2004

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Police say gun, drug arrest nets Memphis gang leader (Memphis, TN): Police in Memphis say they've arrested a gang leader. Twenty-six-year-old LePedro Finley, three other men and a woman were arrested Tuesday and yesterday in an investigation into the possession of illegal drugs and firearms.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: December 30, 2004

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DC jury convicts three in deadly gang plot (Washington, DC): In a major strike against the Latino gangs that have taken root across the region, three men were convicted yesterday in D.C. Superior Court of carrying out a murderous conspiracy that left four members of rival gangs dead.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 30, 2004

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Five with ties to Vice Lords gang arrested (Memphis, TN): Quick action by Metro Gang Unit Officers has led to the arrest of five people suspected of being involved in a scheme that included illegal drugs and stolen weapons. All five suspects are documented members or associates of the "Vice Lords" gang.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: December 30, 2004

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Gang squad has big bust (Detroit, MI): Four men were put behind bars Wednesday, after an anonymous tip led police straight to thousands of dollars worth of cocaine. But when officers raided the house, they found more than drugs and illegal guns.
Source: WXYZ Channel 7 News    Date: December 30, 2004

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Sister cites gang brawl in teen shooting (Durham, NC): A 15-year-old Durham girl said a brawl between gang members led to her 13-year-old sister being shot outside a downtown Durham nightclub last week.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: December 30, 2004

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Program aimed at gang prevention (Madison County, KY): Madison County doesn't have a gang problem, and people in Richmond want to keep it that way. Officials announced this month the Gang Prevention Through Targeted Outreach Project, which will provide structured after-school activities aimed at improving youths' school performance and steering them away from gang activity.
Source: Lexington Herald Leader    Date: December 29, 2004

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Police check on 21 in gangs, arrest 1 (San Diego, CA): Officers checked on the youths from about 6:30 to 11 a.m. in the Southeastern and Mid-City districts. Officers said they were pleased just one person was not in compliance with his probation.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 29, 2004

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Rolling 60s gang member sentenced (Las Vegas, NV): A member of the Rolling 60s Crips was sentenced to prison Monday and will serve 20 years after pleading guilty to racketeering and firearm charges. Antonio Givens, also known as "Riddler," was sentenced to 249 months in prison by U.S. District Judge James Mahan.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal    Date: December 28, 2004

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New York gang member faces trial as terrorist (New York, NY): Every time Lourdes Morales watches the TV news and sees a story on terrorism, she weeps. Family members have stopped trying to console her, but they, too, cannot understand why Edgar Morales, the family's youngest son, will see the new year arrive in prison where he is waiting to be tried as a terrorist.
Source: Reuters    Date: December 28, 2004

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Man fatally shot while pumping gas (Madera, CA): Two men were shot - one fatally - Monday night while pumping gas at a Madera convenience store. Madera County Fire Department reports indicate one man was shot in the head and a second man sustained more than one gunshot wound.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 28, 2004

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Where sugar and spice meet bricks and bats (Washington, DC): Neither side recalls exactly what sparked the feud. But more than two years after fists first flew, dozens of members of two District gangs continue to clash, swinging baseball bats and slinging bricks at rivals.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 28, 2004

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Gang member sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison (Syracuse, NY): An admitted gang member was sentenced Tuesday to 17 1/2 years in prison and four years of supervised release on federal racketeering charges, prosecutors said.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 28, 2004

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Task force takes shape (Salinas and Monterey County, CA): A county-city gang task force only imagined 11 months ago is becoming a reality, according to those who lobbied for the funding to bring the multi-agency effort to fruition.
Source: The Californian    Date: December 28, 2004

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Allentown group to deter gangs by reaching youngsters early (Allentown, PA): Vowing to reach vulnerable Allentown youth before they join street gangs, Eugene McDuffie has formed a gang prevention task force in the troubled center-city neighborhoods bordering the Lehigh River.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: December 27, 2004

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Covina man's murder may be gang-related (Covina, CA): A 20-year-old Covina man died early Sunday morning after he was shot while leaving a party in what police believe is a gang-related attack, officials said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: December 26, 2004

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Shots fired at gang member almost hit 11-year-old brother (San Diego, CA): San Diego police reported that shots in Logan Heights apparently meant for a documented gang member narrowly missed the intended target's 11-year-old brother.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: December 26, 2004

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Teen gang nabbed in theater slay (Queens, NY) : Four teens were busted yesterday for fatally stabbing a man and wounding his friend outside a Queens movie theater, officials said. Pierre Arias, 15, was charged with murdering Davey Adams, 20, as he walked out of the Midway Theater on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills at 12:30 a.m. Friday.
Source: New York Post    Date: December 26, 2004

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Glassboro receives anti-gang grant (Glassboro, PA): Around the nation and the state, reports of gang activity among young people are on the rise. Although gangs are not a problem in Glassboro, officials there are taking steps to head off any.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: December 26, 2004

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Street worker is on front lines of battle against gangs (Forsyth County, NC): After her son was suspended from a Forsyth County high school earlier this year, a worried mother who didn't speak English was referred to Tony Montanez by a group that helps Hispanics in Winston-Salem.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: December 25, 2004

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