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Community gathers at gang forum (Porterville, CA): After Porterville's most recent drive-by shooting that killed Jaime "Nano" Garcia Jr., a community information forum on gang issues was held Monday night in the Granite Hills High School cafeteria. "We really need this for the community," said Ida Garcia, Jaime's mother, about the forum.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: November 23, 2004
http://www.portervillerecorder.com/...

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Gang member sought in Phoenix parking lot killing (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police are looking for a violent gang member wanted in the killing of a man over a minor traffic accident. The suspect is identified as 20-year-old David Tinajero Jr. Phoenix police say he's been identified as the shooter Sunday evening at an apartment complex at 28th Street and Osborn.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: November 23, 2004
http://www.azcentral.com/...

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Push to revive anti-gang unit (San Bernardino County, CA): Prompted by the growing gang threat in San Bernardino County, several area law enforcement leaders are pushing to revive an anti-gang unit, whose very success led to its end.
Source: The Sun    Date: November 22, 2004
http://www.sbsun.com/...

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12 arrested in gang violence (Escondido, CA): Police have arrested a dozen young people in the gang-related slaying of a teen last week or other assaults since then in the city. The fatal stabbing a week ago of 16-year-old Rene Chavez-Vasquez triggered a week of violence, the worst in recent years in Escondido.
Source: North County Times    Date: November 22, 2004
http://www.nctimes.com/...

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Port Hueneme looks for gang solutions (Port Hueneme, CA): The injunction imposed in June against the Colonia Chiques street gang in Oxnard caused an uproar. Opponents of the injunction complained that the Oxnard Police Department should have consulted residents before asking a judge to take such a drastic action to combat street crime.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: November 22, 2004
http://www.venturacountystar.com/...

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Salinas could get $1.5 million (Salinas, CA): U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, announced Saturday that Salinas is a step closer to receiving $1.575 million to fight gang violence under a federal spending bill approved Saturday by the House of Representatives.
Source: The Californian    Date: November 22, 2004
http://www.californianonline.com/...

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Suozzi brings in the Turk (Long Island, NY): With violent gang activities becoming a major concern on Long Island, Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi is expected to appoint the county's first "gang czar" today to coordinate the administration's anti-gang efforts.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 22, 2004
http://www.newsday.com/...

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Nampa plans brochure to counter bad reputation (Nampa, ID): Nampa officials want people to know they're doing their best to fight gang activity. The city is planning to produce a brochure to counter Canyon County's reputation as a place where gang violence and grudge shootings are common.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: November 22, 2004
http://www.ktvb.com/...

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Police: Drugs linked to half of city murders (Lousiville, KY): As Louisville's homicide numbers close in on a seven-year high and police leaders struggle to explain the increase in violence, drugs have emerged as a driving force in the killings. Of the 60 homicides, police say 30 were related to drug use or trafficking.
Source: The Courier-Journal    Date: November 21, 2004
http://www.courier-journal.com/...

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Police sense resurgence of gang activity (Stamford, CT): A series of recent fights and cryptic graffiti markings in Veterans Park has left police worried that street gangs may be returning to Stamford, police said.
Source: Stamford Advocate    Date: November 21, 2004
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/...

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Family in car caught in crossfire during Nampa gun battle (Nampa, ID): Gunshots exchanged Friday night in the parking lot of a Nampa movie theater worry police because a family of four riding in a car got caught in the crossfire.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: November 21, 2004
http://www.idahostatesman.com/...

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12 arrested in drug raid near school (Chicago, IL): Chicago police announced Friday a raid on an open-air narcotics market on the Southwest Side, arresting 12 suspected members of the Gangster Disciples street gang who reportedly tried to sell drugs to schoolchildren.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 21, 2004
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Prison inmates' fiscal dealings probed (Crescent City, CA): Mexican Mafia members at Pelican Bay State Prison have used their gang associates on the streets of Southern California and elsewhere to funnel money in and out of the prison, officials say, prompting a crackdown on prisoners' personal financial dealings.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 21, 2004
http://www.latimes.com/...

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City's year-to-date homicides drop 25% (Chicago, IL): The number of homicides in Chicago so far in 2004 is running 25 percent less than the year-to-date total for last year, a trend police today attributed to better intelligence and organization.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 20, 2004
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Second gang member gets 15 years in Fairfax machete attack (Fairfax, VA): A member of a notorious street gang who slashed a rival with a machete in May and helped draw attention to the region's growing problem with gangs was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in prison.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 20, 2004
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Second gang member gets 15 years in Fairfax machete attack (Fairfax, VA): A member of a notorious street gang who slashed a rival with a machete in May and helped draw attention to the region's growing problem with gangs was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in prison.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 20, 2004
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Three arrested for gang murder (San Mateo, CA): The gang members suspected of killing San Mateo resident Jaime Meza nearly a week ago in a case of mistaken identity were arrested Friday. A countywide search of suspected gang members’ homes resulted in the arrest of three San Mateo residents.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal    Date: November 20, 2004
http://www.smdailyjournal.org/...

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Gang member who fled gets prison for conspiracy (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse street gang member was sentenced Friday to 171/2 years in prison for conspiring with other gang members to use violence to control the drug trade on the city's South Side.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: November 20, 2004
http://www.syracuse.com/...

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Gun swap charge filed (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse man was accused Friday of exchanging guns for drugs with members of the Boot Camp street gang. James Prettyman, 56, of 428 Warner Ave., was charged by federal authorities with using firearms in relation to drug-trafficking
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: November 20, 2004
http://www.syracuse.com/...

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Man gunned down in dispute (Palmdale, CA): A reputed San Gabriel Valley gang member was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot during an apparent dispute with another gang member, officials said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: November 19, 2004
http://www.dailynews.com/...

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