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Sheriff policy shrinks LB anti-gang injunction jail time (Long Beach, CA): Using a strengthened anti-gang injunction that his office sought and obtained late last year, LB City Prosecutor Tom Reeves recently won a serious jail sentence against a WLB gang member: 360 days in County jail.
Source: Long Beach Report    Date: March 12, 2005

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Gang Task Force put on hold for now (Victorville, CA): The Sheriff's High Desert Gang Task Force has been put on hold while the county determines how it can be funded permanently.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: March 12, 2005

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Agents brief local lawmen on gang (McAllen, TX): Local and federal agents from both sides of the border met Thursday to discuss the Mara Salvatrucha, the violent street gang that made headlines last month after the arrest of one of its alleged leaders, who was on the run from a prison sentence in Honduras.
Source: The Monitor    Date: March 11, 2005

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Suspected gang member arrested in Willow Glen slaying (San Jose, CA): A 16-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Tuesday and booked into Juvenile Hall, suspected of shooting to death a Willow Glen man who police said was trying hard to leave the gang life.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 10, 2005

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Police won't call it gang violence (Reidsville, NC): They're not organized street gangs, at least that's what Reidsville police say. But they walk like gangs, talk like gangs and act like gangs.
Source: Greensboro News Record    Date: March 10, 2005

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Gangs, crackdown, on community's mind (Ceres, CA): Residents fearful of a gang presence in Ceres mixed with those questioning aggressive police tactics used to crack down on gang members during a town hall meeting held Wednesday evening
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: March 10, 2005

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Residents asked to help curb gangs, graffiti (Fondren, TX): A memory flashed in the police officer's mind as the car passed by, a dead-on match of a vehicle reported earlier from a gang shooting.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 10, 2005

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SoCal teen sentenced to life without parole for murder of CHP officer (Pomona, CA): A 16-year-old boy who admitted shooting to death a California Highway Patrol officer outside a courthouse to impress a street gang was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 10, 2005

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Bexar breaks up gangfighters (Bexar County, TX): To administrators in the Bexar County Sheriff's Department, disbanding the gang unit and sending its eight deputies to patrol is necessary to improve response times to an increasingly heavier call load.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 10, 2005

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School rules target gangs (Wake County, NC): What Wake County students wear or what hand gestures they make could get them suspended as part of a crackdown on gangs in school.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 9, 2005

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Gang activity growing (Garland, TX): Street gangs are on the rise in Garland, their rolls climbing from 850 in 2003 to more than 1,400 today, according to police officials.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: March 9, 2005

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Vigilance hinders violent gangs (Utah): Not long ago, people in Utah referred to battling bands of youths as "rival groups." The notion of gangs in Utah was just too unthinkable.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 9, 2005

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Three teens charged in Raleigh drive-by shooting (Raleigh, NC): The Raleigh Police Department's Gang Unit charged three teens in a drive-by shooting that left a 17-year-old girl wounded Tuesday night.
Source: NBC 17 News    Date: March 9, 2005

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Police break up Lehigh Valley heroin gang (Allentown, PA): A federal grand jury indicted the leaders of a gang responsible for about 75 percent of the heroin trade in the Allentown region, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Centre Daily Times    Date: March 9, 2005

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PAL gives teens alternative to gangs, drugs (Passaic, NJ): Although the two youngsters didn't know each other, the streets offered them the same dangerous temptations. Join a gang. Sell drugs. Make some cash.
Source: Herald News    Date: March 8, 2005

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Spate of shootings reflects new gang activity (Kansas City, MO): A resurgence of gang activity is partly to blame for an increase in violent crime this year, including nine shootings since Saturday, Kansas City police said Monday.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: March 8, 2005

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Road rage blamed in stabbing (Roseville, CA): A 12-year-old Natomas girl suffered minor stab wounds to her shoulder and hand after two teenage girls allegedly attacked her with knives in a suspected road-rage incident, police said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: March 8, 2005

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Fed: Gang going to 'big house' (New York, NY): A Brooklyn housing project served as headquarters for three brutal gangs that specialized in robbing jewelry stores on Long Island and in the metropolitan area, officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: March 8, 2005

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Blank walls offer slate for gang members (Salem, OR): A Salem apartment manager is frustrated with the graffiti problem in the city's northeast area. The complex at Fairhaven Avenue and Hadley Street NE is hit, on average, every other day, said Stacey True, who has managed the complex for five years.
Source: Statesman Journal     Date: March 7, 2005

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Six charged with murder in Newark shootings (Newark, NJ): Six suspects have been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two men, violence authorities believe was gang-related.
Source: Newsday    Date: March 7, 2005

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