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Cops: We nabbed killer terror gangster (Somerville, MA): A reputed member of the East Boston-based MS-13 gang was arrested in Somerville on a murder warrant stemming from a fatal stabbing in Washington, D.C., the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 6, 2005

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Governor announces $3 million to fight gangs (Richmond, VA): Saying gangs are becoming a problem in both large and small communities, Gov. Mark Warner announced Thursday the allocation of $3 million in federal funds to combat gang activity.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: January 6, 2005

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Lawmakers move to combat gangs (North Carolina): State lawmakers are looking at tougher penalties and more money for prevention programs to try to curb the growing problem of gang violence. A special House committee is working on draft legislation that could add five to 10 years to a gang member's sentence if guns are used in the commission of a serious felony.
Source: The News & Observer     Date: January 6, 2005

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Talk targets threat of gangs (Endicott, NY): People need to be aware that gangs are part of the area," said DelSanto, who has one son in high school and one in middle school. "And that their kids face it every day."
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin    Date: January 5, 2005

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Two men held in meth bust (St. Louis County, MN): A St. Paul man, whom police believe was selling methamphetamine for the Latin Kings street gang, and a Hermantown man alleged to be his distributor were arraigned on drug charges Tuesday in St. Louis County District Court.
Source: Duluth News Tribune    Date: January 5, 2005

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State laws raise drop out age, increase gang-related penalties (Springfield, IL): A new state law that took effect after the new year has changed Illinois' high school dropout age from 16 to 17, in an effort to keep more students in the schools.
Source: Marion Daily Republican    Date: January 5, 2005

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E-Board proposes anti-gang funding (Marion and Multnomah County, OR): In a last hurrah before the 2005 Legislature hits town next week, a panel of lawmakers expects to shower unexpected money on gang prevention in Marion and east Multnomah counties.
Source: Statesman Journal     Date: January 5, 2005

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Police continue search for club shooting suspect (Durham, NC): Police are still searching today for a 20-year-old Durham man charged with shooting a teenage girl at a downtown nightclub. Officers charged Jovan Lamont Leach with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: January 5, 2005

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Three shot in Northridge Mall (Salinas, CA): Two separate shootings on Tuesday, one inside Northridge Mall and another in front of an East Salinas elementary school, left two people dead and three injured during a tumultuous evening that had police racing from one scene to the next.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 5, 2005

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Gang member sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison (Syracuse, NY): An admitted gang member was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years and nine months in prison after pleading guilty to federal racketeering charges, prosecutors said.
Source: Newsday    Date: January 5, 2005

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Student slain in cafeteria (Denver, CO): A 16-year-old Montbello High School student fatally stabbed a 17-year-old classmate during a confrontation in the school's cafeteria Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: January 5, 2005

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Alarming new gang trend seen (Sacramento, CA): Prosecutors who specialize in gang cases say they are seeing an alarming trend: Some Sacramento-area gang members are shooting at people who only look like rivals.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 5, 2005

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Oxnard man loses request be removed from gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): An Oxnard man who fought to remove his name from a list of gang members targeted by an injunction remains bound by terms of the court order.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 5, 2005

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Eastie gang linked to al-Qaeda (Boston, MA): A burgeoning East Boston-based street gang made up of alleged rapists and machete-wielding robbers has been linked to the al-Qaeda terrorist network, prompting Boston police to "turn up the heat" on its members, the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 5, 2005

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MS-13 made mark with blood (Boston, MA): MS-13, or La Mara Salvatrucha, originated in El Salvador during the bloody internicene wars that ripped the country apart in the 1980s, according to Boston police intelligence on the gang.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 5, 2005

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Gang link suspected in shooting of five (Sacramento, CA): Sheriff's detectives continued to investigate a shooting Sunday - apparently gang-motivated - that left five men wounded, officials said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 4, 2005

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Another machete attack in Fairfax County (Fairfax County, VA): Police searched Tuesday for suspected gang members in a second machete attack in less than one year in Fairfax County. Like the earlier attack, some of a victim's fingers were severed.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: January 4, 2005

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L.A.'s 1percent homicide drop falls far short of Bratton's goal (Los Angeles, CA): Homicides in Los Angeles decreased for the second year in a row in 2004, but the decline was slight and fell far short of Police Chief William Bratton's goal. The LAPD recorded 511 slayings last year compared with 517 in 2003 - a 1 percent decrease.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 4, 2005

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Most homicides gang-related (Monterey County, CA): The majority of homicides in Monterey County 2004 were tied to gang violence. Whether it was an affiliated gang member, a possible retaliation or a gang-type crime, 23 of the 37 homicides were gang-related.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 3, 2005

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Central American gang may have presence in EP (El Paso, TX): The Mara Salvatrucha - a large, ruthless Central American street gang linked to a recent bus massacre in Honduras whose members have been popping up along the Texas-Mexico border - may be making its way to El Paso, police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 3, 2005

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