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Teen shot after fight at school (St. Paul, MN): A fight that erupted at a St. Paul high school basketball game Tuesday night escalated into gunfire about two blocks away, critically injuring a 17-year-old boy.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: January 12, 2006

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TASK uses computers for gang prevention (Ontario, CA): The Internet has been used for many things. Now, gang prevention can be added to that ever-growing list, thanks to Mike Garcia and the Taking a Stand Teen Klub (TASK).
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: January 12, 2006

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Grandmother brings in drive-by shooting suspects (Oklahoma City, OK): Two Oklahoma City gang members went from being the city's most-wanted fugitives Wednesday to being surrendered to police by one of the men's grandmothers - all in a matter of hours.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: January 12, 2006

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School board favors uniforms districtwide (Pittsburg, CA): Pittsburg school board officials Wednesday heartily endorsed school uniforms for grades K-8, a move aimed at reducing gang activity on school campuses and enhancing the educational environment.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: January 12, 2006

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Notorious gang graffiti discovered (Rock Hill, SC): "BLOODZ." That name, representing one of the most notorious gangs in the country and the rival gang of California's Crips, was found spray-painted in red on the storage trailer of a Cherry Road business this week.
Source: The Herald    Date: January 12, 2006

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Fact-checking Kempthorne's speech (Idaho): Kempthorne said Idaho has no specific laws against gangs and he's right, said Ada County sheriff's Lt. Rajeev Shani, who runs the county gang unit. ***Scroll down to the last paragraph to read the section on gang-related legislation***
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: January 11, 2006

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Teen charged with graffiti in park (Chicago, IL): A teenager has been charged with felony and misdemeanor criminal damage of property for a spray-painting a Chicago Park District fieldhouse and several other buildings last week in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 11, 2006

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Mass. judge bans 'Stop Snitching' shirts (Boston, MA): A top Massachusetts judge has banned clothing bearing the phrase "Stop Snitching" and outlawed camera phones in the state's courthouses in an effort to counter a rising climate of witness intimidation.
Source: CBS News    Date: January 11, 2006

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Task force aims to deter gang activity (Dinwiddie, VA): Dinwiddie County is moving toward a plan to deter gang activity from taking place in the county's back yard.
Source: Petersburg Progress-Index     Date: January 10, 2006

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Second arrest made in gang-related shooting (Raleigh, NC): There has been a second arrest in a shooting that happened in Raleigh on Sunday night.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: January 10, 2006

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Police say gang crackdown is working (Redwood City, CA): After two murders and $200,000 in emergency funding from the Redwood City Council, the police department is claiming victory in the city’s ongoing battle against gangs.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal    Date: January 10, 2006

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Boy confronted 15 gang kids, pulled gun during brawl and fired, cops say (Jersey City, NJ): Jersey City police arrested a 16-year-old North Carolina boy and charged him with shooting two Lincoln High School students during a brawl near the school last week that police are calling gang-related, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: January 10, 2006

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First lady backs efforts for at-risk youth (Washington, DC): With drugs, gangs and other negative influences, young people face many more dangers than earlier generations did and often have fewer people to help them, Laura Bush said Tuesday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 10, 2006

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House approves bill to protect witnesses of gang violence (Boston, MA): Police and prosecutors would have greater ability to protect witnesses of gang-related violence from reprisals if a bill overwhelmingly approved by House lawmakers Tuesday becomes law.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 10, 2006

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Smugglers planning to kill U.S. border agents, federal memo warns (Los Angeles, CA): Federal officials have warned U.S. Border Patrol agents that they could be the targets of assassins hired by immigrant smugglers, according to a confidential memo obtained by the San Bernardino County Sun newspaper.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 10, 2006

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Suspected gang member held in slaying of police officer (Palo Alto, CA) : A 14-hour manhunt ended Sunday where it began: in a gritty two-block section of East Palo Alto where a suspect shot a police officer, ran off, and then returned and fired at the downed officer to make sure he was dead, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 9, 2006

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House set to debate anti-gang, witness protection bill (Boston, MA): As the state's largest city grapples with a spike in homicides and what neighborhood activists call an increasing atmosphere of fear and intimidation, lawmakers plan to debate a bill Tuesday that would protect witnesses who testify against alleged gang members.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 9, 2006

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City tackles bus violence (Durham, NC): As a teenager remained hospitalized with life-threatening injuries suffered in a shooting on a Durham city bus, top city administrators said Sunday they would look for more action to try to stop violence on its bus line.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: January 9, 2006

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Teen arrested in gang-related murder (Raleigh, NC): Raleigh police say a shooting overnight was gang-related. Police say Victor Herrera, 18, was shot multiple times in the parking lot of Brass Tap and Billiards on Capital Boulevard.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: January 9, 2006

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Proposed anti-gang czar gets new life (Los Angeles, CA): With Los Angeles taxpayers spending $26 million a year to keep young people out of gangs, officials propose creating a single agency to oversee the dozens of programs designed to stem the city's No. 1 crime problem.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 9, 2006

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