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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Man shot in head, unhurt (Brentwood, NY): A Brentwood street gang member stood about two feet in front of another man early Wednesday, pointed a handgun at the man's head, said "I'm going to kill you," and fired one shot, striking the man in the forehead, police said.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 19, 2004
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Program offers 'clean slate' (San Jose, CA): With tattoos on the back of his head, behind his ears and above his eyebrow, Victor Guizar looks the part of a gang member. The San Jose resident was part of the Sureños, a gang whose name meant "Southerners" of Mexico.
Source: The Spartan Daily    Date: November 19, 2004
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Fresno police crack down on gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno police made nearly 1,200 arrests in a gang crackdown launched after a surge in gang violence in October. The operation was "extremely inspirational," Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Thursday. He said the department will continue to target gangs, drug traffickers and parole violators.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 19, 2004
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Hip-hop used to stop growing gang violence (Boston, MA): Mariama White-Hammond thinks she can change the world through hip-hop - or at least the worlds of young people in Boston. She joined Highways Into the Past - History, Organizing and Power (HIP-HOP) when she was 14, and now, at age 25, is the director of the organization.
Source: The Daily Free Press    Date: November 19, 2004
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Gun photos on Web site trouble chief, principal (Portland, ME): Four Portland High School students have been suspended and could face more trouble after posting photos of themselves posing with handguns on a Web site.
Source: Portland Press Herald    Date: November 19, 2004
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Police give fourth-graders vivid anti-graffiti lesson (Omaha, NE): The graffiti in the video are scrawled over walls, trees and sidewalks - an ugly yet common sight in some parts of Omaha. To the 100 or so Spring Lake Magnet Center fourth-graders staring from the gym floor Wednesday, the Omaha police officer standing in front of the video screen had a message: This is your neighborhood - keep it clean.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 18, 2004
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Police want community's help in fighting upswing of gangs (San Francisco, CA): Study their clothing and the colors they wear. Inspect the graffiti they leave. And notice if they hang out late at night by liquor stores in big groups. Most important, report anything that might be gang activity.
Source: San Mateo County Times    Date: November 18, 2004
http://www.sanmateocountytimes.com/...

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APS: Gang, gun reports at 3-year low (Albuquerque, NM) : Gang-related activity and firearm violations at Albuquerque Public Schools fell to a three-year low in 2003-2004, according to the district's annual report on school safety.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: November 18, 2004
http://www.abqjournal.com/...

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Tuesday night shooting appears gang-related (Fresno, CA): A shooting Tuesday night that sent a man to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds appears to have been gang-related, Fresno police reported Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 18, 2004
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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