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Teen fatally shot at party in Aurora (Aurora,IL): A 17-year-old Earlville, Ill., man was killed early Sunday in an apparent gang-related shooting at a party, Aurora police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 11, 2005

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Salinas bingo parlor robbed at gunpoint (Salinas, CA): A Salinas bingo parlor was robbed at gunpoint Friday after the holdup man put an assault weapon to a security guard's head, handed him a bag and ordered him to tell the cashier to fill it with money.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: April 10, 2005

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Authorities launch anti-gang efforts (Alexandria, VA): It took a violent machete attack and a brazen daylight shooting for the Mara Salvatrucha street gang to command the kind of attention police believe it deserved as it grew in Northern Virginia for more than a decade.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: April 10, 2005

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Valley's gang task force funding cut (Palm Springs, CA): The Coachella Valley Violent Crime and Gang Task Force has lost federal funding due to cutbacks in the upcoming fiscal year, which could mean one less body on the team.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: April 10, 2005

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Police ward off groups, gangs or not (Roanoke, VA): When Roanoke Police Chief Joe Gaskins told the city council last week about the ganglike activity of a Roanoke group, it was the first time in his seven years as chief that he has made such a comparison.
Source: Roanoke Times & World News     Date: April 10, 2005

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Baby critically hurt in FW gunfire (Fort Worth, TX): A baby boy was shot and critically injured Saturday evening—an apparent unintended victim in what police say was a rolling, gang-related shootout in Fort Worth.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: April 10, 2005

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Feds seek four death sentences in gang murder trial (Alexandria, VA) : In a federal courtroom this week, prosecutors will ask a single jury to extinguish the lives of four alleged members of one of Virginia's most vicious gangs.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: April 10, 2005

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Seven-year-old is shot in head (Detroit, MI): Bullets pierced a front window and struck 7-year-old Marguerita Gallardo in the head as she sat at a kitchenette table eating dinner late Friday afternoon in her southwest Detroit home.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: April 9, 2005

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Police arrest 11 in Austin drug bust (Chicago, IL): Police arrested 11 members of the Cicero Insane Vice Lords street gang in a drug bust that shut down a West Side spot where dealers made up to $8,000 a day, police said Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 9, 2005

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Deported gang members often return (North County, CA): Few people arrested during immigration-related sweeps targeting North County gangs are prosecuted, and many who are deported will probably return, local and federal authorities said last week.
Source: North County Times    Date: April 9, 2005

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Alleged gunman pleads not guilty (Pasadena, CA): An alleged gunman accused of opening fire at police Tuesday night in Pasadena pleaded not guilty Friday to seven felony counts.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: April 8, 2005

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Judge sentences 5 North Avenue Boys to prison (Baltimore, MD): The remaining leaders of the North Avenue Boys were sentenced in federal court yesterday, dealing a final blow to an especially violent illegal drug organization whose feud with a rival gang ravaged a slice of East Baltimore for years.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: April 8, 2005

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Official to discuss gang presence in valley (Riverside County, CA): Riverside County Assistant District Attorney Rod Pacheco will give a presentation Tuesday on gangs in the Coachella Valley at the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce breakfast.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: April 8, 2005

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Police reacting to gang-related behavior (Rogers, AR): Five members of the Oakdale Junior High School Parent Teacher Organization got an eye-opening crash course in youth gangs Thursday.
Source: Springdale Morning News    Date: April 8, 2005

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Gang pair, including dangerous deportee, arrested (Boston, MA): Two members of the brutal East Boston-based street gang, MS-13, were busted, including a woman who had been deported for violent crimes, but managed to sneak back into the country.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 8, 2005

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Safest big city ready to step up the battle (San Jose, CA): There was a time when Wednesday night's deadly melee in an East Side neighborhood would have been an anomaly for San Jose.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 8, 2005

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Bratton: Gang efforts needed (Los Angeles, CA): More attention and resources are needed to combat the nation's gang violence, much of it exported from Los Angeles to smaller communities, LAPD Chief William Bratton said Friday.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: April 8, 2005

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Man arrested in fatal shooting (Fort Worth, TX): Police have identified a 22-year-old man arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man at an east Fort Worth apartment complex Wednesday night, and they are searching for a second man.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 8, 2005

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Residents, authorities gather to discuss budding youth gang (West Hartford, CT): Charter Oak neighborhood residents and town authorities concerned about a budding youth gang can agree on at least one thing: The group of mostly teens called "223" is certainly no gun-toting, drug-dealing gang such as the ones that operated out of Hartford in the 1990s.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: April 8, 2005

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Two mayoral camps focus on L.A. crime (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn picked up the endorsement Thursday of former Assemblywoman Paula Boland, who accused challenger Antonio Villaraigosa of being soft on gang criminals and child abusers.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 8, 2005

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