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Drug bust breaks up 'Gambinos' street gang (Cleveland, OH): They called themselves the Gambinos, a street gang that authorities say peddled cocaine and terror through the Morris Black Housing Project on the East Side.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: February 12, 2005

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24 illegal immigrants nabbed in federal operation (Chicago, IL): Two dozen illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds could be deported or prosecuted after their arrests this week by federal authorities and suburban police, officials said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 11, 2005

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Joint investigation exposing Winnemucca gang activity (Winnemucca, NV): A taste of big city crime has come to sleepy Winnemucca, where a joint effort by law enforcement officials has turned up evidence of drug-fueled gang activity.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: February 11, 2005

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Officials think gang recruitment was isolated case (Brooksville, FL): The recent arrest of a 21-year-old Spring Hill man on charges he branded crosses onto school-aged children in an effort to recruit them into a gang might have parents wondering if there is a gang problem in Hernando County.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: February 11, 2005

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Cops: Salem teen fatally shot in Lynn `ran' with gangs (Lynn, MA): A Salem teenager who was shot to death in Lynn Wednesday was well known to North Shore police and associated with Lynn gangbangers who are being eyed in connection with his murder, sources said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 11, 2005

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Judge gives unrepentant gang boss 40 years in prison (Syracuse, NY): A man accused of running one of the city's most notorious street gangs will spend 40 years in prison. Sentencing guidelines called for U.S. District Judge Norman Mordue to sentence Karo Brown to 30 years in federal prison.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 11, 2005

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Graffiti war erupts into gang violence (Orland, CA): Police here did what they could to keep a graffiti war between rival gangs from escalating to violence, but on Wednesday it did.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 11, 2005

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State Rep. to sponsor gang prevention bill (Greeneville, SC): Police said Thursday that the 19 men involved in the "rehabbing" incidents where alleged drug dealers were beaten will be charged with lynching. South Carolina doesn't have a specific state law to prosecute gang violence, so state Rep. Bob Leach said he is sponsoring one.
Source: WYFF 4 News    Date: February 10, 2005

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Five arrested in St. John's gang crackdown (Portland, OR): Police raided five homes and apartments in a section of North Portland early Thursday in a crackdown on gang activity, seizing three illegal guns and arresting five people on charges ranging from gun violations to attempted murder.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: February 10, 2005

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House approves measure against gang recruitment (Santa Fe, NM): A proposal to crack down on criminal street gangs was approved Wednesday by the House. The measure would make it a crime to recruit someone to join a gang.
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican    Date: February 10, 2005

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Some in Seaside worried about gang graffiti (Seaside, CA): The red scrawls on the sides of several buildings on Broadway Avenue one recent morning were unmistakable: Gang tags. In recent weeks there has been an upsurge in gang-laced graffiti on Seaside streets.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 10, 2005

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Injunction targets West Sac street gang (Sacramento, CA): Fed up with three generations of crime by the Broderick Boys in West Sacramento, authorities in Yolo County went to court to launch a rigorous crackdown on the 350-member gang.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 10, 2005

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Three men accused of shooting at councilman's home (Fort Worth, TX): Three suspected gang members have been charged in a drive-by shooting at a city councilman's house last summer.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 10, 2005

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Another teen arrested, one more sought in Lowell gang-beating (Lowell, MA): Police were waiting yesterday to make a third arrest connected to Tuesday's savage beating of a 21-year-old man on a Highlands street.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: February 10, 2005

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Man charged in death of gang member (Buffalo, NY): A 19-year-old Bissell Street man was charged with murder Wednesday in connection with the Jan. 5 shooting death of an out-of-town gang member, Buffalo homicide investigators reported.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 10, 2005

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Signs of trouble (Lynn, MA): With 20 major gangs operating within its borders, Lynn is emerging as the gang capital of the northern suburbs, according to local law enforcement, with police identifying at least 1,600 gang members in the city - up from 1,300 four years ago.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 10, 2005

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Police: Beating of man gang-related (Lowell, MA): A 21-year-old Lowell man was in critical condition at a Boston hospital last night, after he was taken there by medical helicopter following a beating police said was likely gang-related.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: February 9, 2005

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Slain teen's mother blames school district (Pomona, CA): Maria Magdelena Urenda's life changed forever on Jan. 15. She watched helplessly from behind police lines as her 15-year-old son cried out for her.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: February 9, 2005

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Police chief: St. Cloud cannot afford to lose gang strike force (St. Cloud, MN): St. Cloud can't afford to lose it's division of the Minnesota Gang Strike Force. That's the message Police Chief Dennis Ballantine conveyed to City Council members Monday.
Source: St. Cloud Times    Date: February 9, 2005

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Chief: Police seeing the payoff in focus on gangs (Fort Worth, TX): Gang arrests tripled and related crimes dropped by nearly half last year after police expanded efforts to fight gangs, Police Chief Ralph Mendoza said Tuesday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 9, 2005

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