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Gangs and kids: Cops speak out (Englewood, NJ): Less than two weeks after the gang-related death of a Teaneck boy, area residents gathered Tuesday night to learn about gang activities in their hometowns and how to identify gang graffiti and signs of children's involvement with gangs.
Source: The Record    Date: July 19, 2006

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Police: Gang suppression efforts seem to be working (Longmont, CO): Twice a week, Longmont police Chief Mike Butler cruises the city, scanning fences, sidewalks and buildings for graffiti.
Source: The Daily Times-Call    Date: July 19, 2006

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Gang members toting high-powered weapons on Columbia's streets (Columbia, SC): Gang violence in the Midlands has some people on edge. On Saturday, 19-year-old Denise Boykin was shot and killed at the Barnyard Flea Market in Lexington County.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: July 19, 2006

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Four juveniles among nine arrested after fatal gang fight (Wilmington, DE): Four juveniles are among nine suspects arrested after what police described as a gang-related killing just outside Wilmington.
Source: The Examiner    Date: July 19, 2006

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Gang activity 'emerging,' professor says (Lexington County, SC): Saturday’s shooting death of a 19-year-old at a Lexington County flea market is an example of the emerging gang activity in South Carolina, a USC professor said Monday.
Source: The State    Date: July 18, 2006

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Area gang violence also down (Virginia): Officials in Northern Virginia said yesterday they have seen a decrease in violent gang activity since the creation of a federally funded task force to combat gang violence in the region.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: July 18, 2006

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Police blame rap song for fatal gang shooting (Dallas, TX): A rap song sparked a nightclub shooting between rival gangs that had declared a truce to celebrate a birthday, leaving two men dead and four others injured, police said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 18, 2006

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Police add Opry Mills to gang watch list (Nashville, TN): A shooting in Opry Mills Mall on Saturday night has called attention to the security of local shopping malls, where Metro police have responded to almost 250 calls about crimes since January.
Source: Dickson Herald    Date: July 18, 2006

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CHP to aid gang force (Monterey County, CA): Gang prevention efforts in Monterey County will have help from the California Highway Patrol in 2007. The Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force, established in April 2005, teams local and county law agencies to battle gangs in the region.
Source: The Californian    Date: July 18, 2006

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Tacoma marshals resources in face of fresh gang threat (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County law enforcement agencies are mobilizing to stamp out a recent surge in gang crime that is rekindling memories of a dark time in Tacoma’s past.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 17, 2006

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Gang activity believed at root of mall shooting (Nashville, TN): Police believe gang activity led to a shooting that left two people injured at a mall near Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel    Date: July 17, 2006

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Boys shot; suspect sought (Boyle Heights, CA): A pair of young brothers from Boyle Heights remained hospitalized Sunday with gunshot wounds after being struck by a bullet believed to have been fired by a longtime area gang member, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 17, 2006

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Four men killed in weekend violence (Chicago, IL): A Back of the Yards man was fatally gunned down by four assailants early Sunday in a South Side alley, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 17, 2006

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One man dead, another hurt in Santa Cruz shooting (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz police today are searching for three people believed to be involved in a gang-related shooting that left one man dead and another wounded.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 17, 2006

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Sheriff says slaying was linked to gangs (Lexington County, SC): A 19-year-old woman killed at a Lexington County flea market on Saturday was shot five times by armor-piercing bullets from an AK-47 and was the target of retaliation by her boyfriend’s rival gang members, Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said Sunday.
Source: The State    Date: July 17, 2006

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Shooting attack leaves four in critical condition (North Hollywood, CA): Four men were in critical condition late Sunday after being shot outside an apartment building near the intersection of Vanowen Street and Morella Avenue, authorities said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 17, 2006

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Investigators say shooting was gang-related (Columbia, SC): A fatal shooting at a West Columbia flea market was gang-related, Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says. Metts said Sunday that 19-year-old Denise Boykin was killed in retaliation by her boyfriend's rival gang members.
Source: Wilmington Morning Star    Date: July 17, 2006

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Sarasota debates graffiti law (Sarasota, FL): Jon Susce, president of the Park East Neighborhood Association in Sarasota, is tired of seeing spray-painted gang symbols and profanity scattered along the walls of his community.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: July 16, 2006

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Gang force funding approved (Monterey County, CA): Monterey County's Joint Gang Task Force took a step toward continued existence Friday when a U.S. Senate committee recommended funding the program for another year.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: July 16, 2006

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Gang activity flare-up worries Central area neighborhood (El Paso, TX): Children played soccer, families took a stroll, and abuelitos sat and talked as the Segundo Barrio stirred with activity as the temperature cooled on a recent summer evening.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: July 16, 2006

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