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Gang symbol found burned on student's chest (Sioux Falls, IA): A police officer was called to Lincoln High School's nurse's office Monday to examine a 5-inch-long pitchfork-shaped marking burned into a student's chest.
Source: Argus Leader    Date: March 22, 2006

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Deputies slash Compton crime (Compton, CA): Twenty-two people had been killed in Compton as of this time last year, when the city was in the midst of a yearlong wave of gang violence. So far this year, the city has recorded three homicides.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 22, 2006

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Gang member dies in seminary shooting (Columbia, SC): A 19-year-old Columbia man whose family said he was trying to put his gang connections behind him was fatally shot Monday night in front of his 18-year-old sister.
Source: The State    Date: March 22, 2006

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Chico man among five hurt in alleged gang fight (Gerber, CA): A 22-year-old Chico man was among five people injured - one of them seriously - when violence alleged to be gang-related erupted at a party in Gerber early Sunday morning.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: March 21, 2006

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Gang fued may have led to fatal shooting (Fall River, MA): Police in Fall River say the shooting death of a 22-year-old man may have stemmed from an ongoing feud between two rival gangs.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: March 21, 2006

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Boys and Girls Club launches gang prevention program (Wayne County, NC): The Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County is launching a new gang and violence prevention program called Street Smart.
Source: Goldsboro News-Argus    Date: March 21, 2006

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Spring Branch gets update on gang activity (Spring Branch, TX): Victor Gonzales, program director in the mayor's anti-gang office, told Spring Branch officials the community should not let down its guard regarding gang activity, even though Spring Branch seems to have fewer problems than other areas of the city.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 21, 2006

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Gangs' grip on kids targeted (Albany, NY): Lawmakers hope to kick street gangs to the curb with a series of measures that would make it harder for them to recruit kids and stiffen penalties for members.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: March 21, 2006

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On watch for gangs (San Bernardino, CA): Graffiti is the writing on the wall that often indicates gang crime has infiltrated a neighborhood. Two officers from the San Bernardino Police Department Multiple Enforcement Team set out Tuesday night to educate citizens about gangs in the Inland Empire.
Source: The Sun    Date: March 21, 2006

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Houston gang suspect caught in Louisiana (Kenner, LA): The hunt for a suspected gang leader linked to homicides in both Houston and New Orleans ended early today with his arrest in Kenner, La., police said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 20, 2006

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Gang violence grows; fear escalates here (Tucson, AZ): Tomas Luna's fate was written on the bedroom wall of longtime enemy Manuel Cordova, who maintained a "shrine to the South Side Crips," with signs saying "Bloods Killer."
Source: Tucson Citizen    Date: March 20, 2006

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Gang activity targeted under new bill (Albany, NY): Gang-related crimes, which in recent years have spread from the state's largest cities to its smaller communities, would get stiffer penalties under legislation introduced Monday.
Source: Newsday    Date: March 20, 2006

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Gang graffiti found In Davenport (Davenport, IA): Whether it's spray painted "street art" or unsightly gang symbols, graffiti is a problem the Davenport Police Department deals with every day, and police hope this latest round of arrests will help clean up the community.
Source: WHBF 4 News    Date: March 20, 2006

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Stoughton reacts to signs of gangs there (Stoughton, WI): A Chicago-based gang is recruiting members in Stoughton, city officials say. Greg Hoyte, manager of the Stoughton Area Youth Center, said he first noticed a problem in December when an eighth-grader arrived at the center in tears saying he had just been "jumped" or initiated into the gang the Gangster Disciples.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: March 20, 2006

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Florida police say gang activity on the rise (Panama City, FL): While waiting for a late-night ride home from a popular Panama City hangout, a pair of high school students explained that even though it may be dark outside, they can still see the colors.
Source: The News Herald via    Date: March 19, 2006

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DA considering another gang injunction in Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): The District Attorney's Office is looking at another gang injunction against another violent Oxnard gang - the Southside Chiques.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: March 19, 2006

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Teenage boy shot, critically wounded (Normal Heights, CA) : A 17-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded yesterday during a gang-related confrontation, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 19, 2006

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Killing punctuates growth of gang (Philadelphia, PA): Brothers Lavonne and Eric Adkins were relaxing outside their Willingboro home one night last month, cooling off after lifting weights, when they recognized a couple of buddies strolling the suburban block.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: March 19, 2006

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Man slain in Rialto (Rialto, CA): A man was gunned down early Saturday in what police believe was a gang-related shooting. Jessie Carreon, 20, of Rialto died about 1:30 a.m. at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.
Source: The Sun    Date: March 19, 2006

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Law agencies validate gang members (Farmington, NM): Fifteen teams of officers from several local, state and federal law enforcement agencies spent more than five hours Friday night attempting to apprehend wanted absconders and validate gang members.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: March 19, 2006

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