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Police see link to past incidents (Oceanside, CA): Two rival gangs are behind the city's recent wave of shootings, which appear to be connected to gang-related violence in the spring, police said. The Oceanside Police Department is taking steps to curb the gang activity, including increasing patrols and adding officers in neighborhoods where the shootings occurred.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 18, 2004
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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18-year-old stabbed on Red Line train (Boston, MA): An 18-year-old was stabbed yesterday afternoon on a crowded Red Line train that was traveling between South Station and Downtown Crossing, the second such attack in two days in or around the subway line. The violence is prompting police to investigate whether gangs are fighting inside Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority stations.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 17, 2004
http://www.boston.com/...

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Six teens charged in gang-initiation death (Memphis, TN): Six teenagers were charged with homicide Thursday in the beating death of an eighth-grader who agreed to the fight as part of a gang initiation. "To join the gang, you had to engage in a fight," District Attorney General Bill Gibbons said.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: September 17, 2004
http://www.azcentral.com/...

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Anti-KKK law used in gang case (Durham, NC): A state law traditionally aimed at Ku Klux Klan cross burnings has been successfully used against a Durham gang member, setting what the prosecutor called a daring precedent. The statute makes it a low-level felony to "place an exhibit for the purpose of intimidation."
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: September 17, 2004
http://www.herald-sun.com/...

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Legislators tour gang turf in county (Portland, OR): The chattering teens clustered at the bus stop Thursday afternoon looked up in midlaugh. From the tinted windows of a tour bus, state legislators from all over Oregon stared back. The happy scene outside was punctured by police officers inside, as they detailed the gang-related incidents in this part of Rockwood.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 17, 2004
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Fugitives list gains drive-by suspect (New Jersey): A 23-year-old native Haitian suspected in the drive-by shooting deaths of a New Jersey athlete and a 4-year-old girl has been added to the U.S. Marshals Service's list of "15 Most Wanted" fugitives.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: September 17, 2004
http://washingtontimes.com/...

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Clues sought in fatal shooting (Lakeland, FL): Investigators are seeking information about the fatal driveby shooting that occurred Saturday night at the Latino Night Club on Combee Road.
Source: The Ledger    Date: September 17, 2004
http://www.theledger.com/...

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Hispanic groups join forces over gangs, immigration (Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC): Hispanic groups united yesterday to stop what they call a wave of gang violence and anti-immigration legislation that is hurting their population.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: September 16, 2004
http://www.washtimes.com/...

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Hispanic groups join forces over gangs, immigration (Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC): Hispanic groups united yesterday to stop what they call a wave of gang violence and anti-immigration legislation that is hurting their population.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: September 16, 2004
http://www.washtimes.com/...

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Hispanic groups join forces over gangs, immigration (Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC): Hispanic groups united yesterday to stop what they call a wave of gang violence and anti-immigration legislation that is hurting their population.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: September 16, 2004
http://www.washtimes.com/...

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Funds help city, county take on gang violence (Monterey County and Salinas, CA): The Monterey County Sheriff's Office and the city of Salinas are one step closer to getting what could be $3.3 million for a proposed gang task force. U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved her request for federal funds Wednesday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 16, 2004
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Ongoing feuds blamed for continued violence (Oakland, CA): A third family joined two others already in mourning Tuesday after a 13-year-old boy died from gunshot wounds suffered in a bloody afternoon of gang-related violence the day before. Police blamed ongoing feuds between rival Sureno and Border Brothers gangs for the two back-to-back shootings Monday that left the boy and two others dead and nine men wounded.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald     Date: September 15, 2004
http://www.trivalleyherald.com/...

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Police probe gang connection in student's death at school (Memphis, TN): Police are investigating a 14-year-old student's death after a fight at a high school to determine if it was gang-related. Eighth-grader Tarus DeShawn Williams was found unconscious Tuesday in a restroom at Westside High after members of the school staff broke up a fight, police said.
Source: Review Appeal    Date: September 15, 2004
http://reviewappeal.midsouthnews.com/...

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Three killed, nine injured in gang violence in Oakland (Oakland, CA): Two adults and a 13-year-old boy were killed and nine people were wounded by assault-weapon fire between rival gangs, authorities said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: September 15, 2004
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Crackdown on crime (Salinas, CA): Salinas police don't claim to have won the arms war against local gangs, but they've seized a lot of hardware in recent weeks. Officers and police administrators showed off almost two dozen guns of various sizes and calibers on Tuesday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 15, 2004
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Police report gang activity, shootings up in East Spencer (East Spencer, NC): East Spencer Police officers alarmed town officials Monday night with reports that gang and random-shooting activities seem to be increasing dramatically over recent months. Officers said it also appears that perpetrators are as well armed and protected as police themselves.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: September 14, 2004
http://salisburypost.townnews.com/...

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Alleged gang members beat man, steal car (San Diego, CA): A group of men wielding knives allegedly followed a man back to his Cholla Creek home and stole his car early Tuesday morning, San Diego police said. Three men in a GMC Yukon flashed gang signs at the victim as they drove next to his white Neon around 3:25 a.m., Sgt. Diane Wendell said.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: September 14, 2004
http://www.thesandiegochannel.com/...

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Police share gang info (Staunton, VA): When it comes to combating gang violence, the best defense may be a good offense. At least that's what Staunton police have learned from their counterparts 30 miles north in Harrisonburg.
Source: The Daily News Leader    Date: September 14, 2004
http://www.newsleader.com/...

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Police: 'Stone-cold gang-bangers' killed teen at store (Chicago, IL): A teenage girl lies in St. Adalbert's Cemetery and her friend lies in a Chicago hospital with only a 50-50 percent chance of walking again because of two "stone-cold gang-bangers" charged Monday with shooting them, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 14, 2004
http://www.suntimes.com/...

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New law is aimed at counterfeit goods in gang colors (Trenton, NJ): Legislation signed into law Tuesday will allow the state attorney general to seize and destroy counterfeit clothing made in colors associated with street gangs.
Source: The Associated Press     Date: September 14, 2004
http://www.nj.com/...

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