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Two gang members shot, hospitalized (Lomita, CA): Two gang members were shot and wounded by other gang members late Thursday, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 21, 2005

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Gang involvement is investigated (Arlington, TX): Hours before a family dinner to celebrate his 17th birthday, Walter Rodriguez left his parents' east Arlington apartment to hang out with his friends.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 21, 2005

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Charge dropped against suspect connected to knifing at store (Cranston, RI): The attorney general's office has dropped an attempted-murder charge against Rudy M. "Biggy" Velasquez, accused in the stabbing of two brothers, members of a rival gang, outside a Kmart store in March.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 20, 2005

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Third Corona teen held in fatal stabbing (Corona, CA): Police on Thursday arrested the last remaining suspect in last week's slaying of a Corona teenager — as thousands gathered the same day for the victim's funeral.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 20, 2005

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Oregon warned of brutal MS-13 gang (Portland, OR): The FBI says a brutal street gang known as MS-13 has established a presence in Oregon, even though local police say they have not seen any evidence of its arrival.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: May 20, 2005

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Vicious gang's growth feared (Dallas, TX): The arrests of several suspected members of a vicious Central American gang have heightened fears among Dallas-area law enforcement officials about the growing influence and might of MS-13 in North Texas.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: May 20, 2005

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Dangerous gang moves into North Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX): It is considered the most dangerous gang in America, and it has moved into Dallas-Fort Worth. Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is a group made up mostly of Salvadorans who entered the U.S. illegally through Mexico.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: May 20, 2005

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Accused check scam gang indicted by federal grand jury (Roanoke, VA): Eleven members of a Mexican gang, including nine illegal aliens, have been charged with defrauding a bank out of more than $40,000 by using fake IDs made with picture cell phone images, federal authorities said Friday.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 20, 2005

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Fifth alleged gang member charged in shooting (Yuma, AZ): Prosecutors have until Monday to file charges against 18-year-old Johnny Sebastian Ruiz, one of five people arrested in connection with a weekend shooting that police say is gang-related.
Source: The Yuma Sun    Date: May 20, 2005

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Gang activity in Belvidere (Belvidere, IL): A big city problem invades a stateline community normally known for its peaceful streets. The problem is gang activity.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: May 20, 2005

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Legislator announces task force to study prison gang activity (Trenton, NJ): A South Jersey lawmaker, whose district houses one out of every four state inmates, announced a task force Thursday that will investigate gang activities in the prison system.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: May 20, 2005

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Youth curfew gets tougher (Knightdale, NC): Town officials took a tough stand against youth gangs and teen delinquency Wednesday night, moving up the curfew hour from midnight to 9 p.m. and raising the age limit to include anyone younger than 18.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: May 19, 2005

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Even after attack, gang presence still minor here (Stevens Point, WI): The attack of a 19-year-old man in the Stevens Point Area Senior High parking lot earlier this year brought the issue of gang activity to the attention of local police.
Source: Stevens Point Journal    Date: May 19, 2005

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Treasure Coast officers coordinate effort to minimize gang activity (Port Salerno, FL): The head of a statewide law enforcement association focused on gang activity said it's time for law enforcement officers and the public to realize gangs are on the Treasure Coast.
Source: The Stuart News    Date: May 19, 2005

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FBI, area police step up work against gangs (Houston, TX): Beyond metal detectors and uniformed guards, in a conference room unmarked by decoration of any kind, a disembodied voice comes through a speaker phone:
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 19, 2005

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N. Va. sheriffs outline anti-gang strategies (Virginia): Juan Pacheco stood before the television cameras and reporters, pulled on a white doctor's coat and slung a stethoscope around his neck.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 19, 2005

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DEA: Drug ripoff kingpin snared (Tucson, AZ): Authorities say they have arrested the head of a gang responsible for numerous home invasions and drive-by shootings in the Tucson area over the past six months.
Source: Tucson Citizen    Date: May 19, 2005

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Gang funding in question (Loudoun County, VA): Loudoun County Sheriff Steve Simpson joined with sheriffs from Winchester and Clarke County on Tuesday to urge Congress not to cut $160 million from anti-gang and juvenile justice funds.
Source: Loudoun Connection    Date: May 18, 2005

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Two held in fatal stabbing of Corona teen (Corona, CA): Police have arrested two alleged gang members on suspicion of murder and a hate crime in the fatal stabbing of a Corona teenager in May. A third suspect remains at large.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 18, 2005

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Teen dies trying to save father in home invasion (Lynn, MA): A heroic Lynn teenager sacrificed her own life in a vain attempt to save her handicapped father from a hail of bullets allegedly fired by Asian gangbangers late Monday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 18, 2005

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