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Boynton clergy join in fight against gangs (Boynton Beach, FL): With gang violence on the rise in the city's northeast communities, local pastors vowed Friday to use their pulpits to steer youths away from crime by reaching out to their parishioners: parents and grandparents.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: August 19, 2006

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Police blanket areas hit by gangs (Sacramento, CA): The Sacramento Police Department's unprecedented strategy to combat growing gang violence was rolled out Friday with dozens of officers saturating neighborhoods most affected by the city's rising death toll.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 19, 2006

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Gang attack went awry, officer says (Sacramento, CA): A 25-year-old Sacramento man was charged Friday in a homicide resulting from friendly fire among gang members trying to shoot rival gang members, according to a warrant request for the arrest.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 19, 2006

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Santa Rosa police investigating gang-related murder (Santa Rosa, CA): A 16-year-old boy shot inside a vehicle Thursday in Santa Rosa succumbed to a critical gunshot wound to the head this morning, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: August 19, 2006

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Trash fee for cops? Not! (Los Angeles, CA): Less than four months after hiking residents' trash fees to pay for hiring 1,000 new cops, the Los Angeles City Council moved Friday to divert some of the money to anti-gang programs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: August 19, 2006

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City tries to quell fears in wake of shootings (Costa Mesa, CA): Police and city officials here tried Friday to reassure residents they are doing everything possible to find the shooters behind a series of alley attacks that has left two men dead and five wounded since June.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 19, 2006

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Panel discusses anti-gang effort in three cities (Fitchburg, MA): State Rep. Jennifer L. Flanagan, D-Leominster, said that when she talks with kids about an anti-gang effort getting started in the area, they don't believe officials will fix the problem.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: August 18, 2006

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Mafia law used to pursue street gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Sneaky, Shy Boy, Big Barney and dozens of other gangsters were not merely hoodlums who ran a bustling drug trade. Prosecutors insist the Vineland Boys were an organized criminal enterprise just like the Mafia.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 18, 2006

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Two men killed in shootings in Buffalo (Buffalo, NY): A 40-year-old man who did odd jobs to stay afloat and a college student who mentored neighborhood youths were shot to death hours apart in street attacks, raising Buffalo's homicide toll to 46 this year.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: August 18, 2006

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L.B. gang member sentenced (Los Angeles, CA): One of the original members of Long Beach's Insane Crips Gang this week appeared at U.S. District Court to receive his sentence: 17 years and a month.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: August 18, 2006

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Gang bust caught on city surveillance camera (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore City Police arrested a suspected gang member Thursday after a surveillance camera caught him walking through the city with a sawed-off shotgun hidden in his pants.
Source: WJZ Channel 13 News    Date: August 18, 2006

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Man stabbed in late-night melee (Manitowoc, WI): A Green Bay man was listed in critical but stable condition late Thursday after suffering a severe cut to the back of the neck in a fight Wednesday night involving up to 20 people, authorities said.
Source: Herald Times Reporter    Date: August 18, 2006

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Police fear vendettas (Duarte, CA): Nine days after three people were caught in the crossfire of a decades-old feud between two gangs in an unincorporated area known as "No Man's Land," a heavy police presence has yet to net any arrests.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: August 18, 2006

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Brawl, gunfight erupt at Citrus Heights nightspot (Citrus Heights, CA): Citrus Heights Police investigators are seeking witnesses and possible victims after an early Friday morning gunfight in the parking lot of a popular Sunrise Boulevard nightspot.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 18, 2006

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Gang shooting suspected as triggering unrelated tragedies in Boynton (Boynton Beach, FL): The latest eruption of a six-month-long shooting feud between rival gangs took the life of a blameless landscaper in a drive-by barrage of assault-rifle fire Tuesday night and set the stage for the death of a suicidal felon, shot by police as he fought for a cop's gun.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: August 17, 2006

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11 wounded in Chicago drive-by shooting (Chicago, IL): Shots were fired from a van and a sedan Thursday as they sped down a residential street on the city's South Side, wounding 11 people, police said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 17, 2006

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Police link attacks on man and boy to gang rivalries (Beaverton, OR): A pair of attacks in Beaverton Tuesday night could be a case of gang-related retaliation, Beaverton police said.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: August 17, 2006

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Police: Key to stopping gangs is to start early (Charleston, SC): North Charleston's burgeoning Hispanic population is ripe for the development of gangs, and Mayor Keith Summey wants the city to try to stay ahead of the problem, he said Wednesday.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: August 17, 2006

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Chief vows to curb killings (Sacramento, CA): As the city homicide rate skyrockets and Sacramento heads for one of its deadliest years in the last two decades, Police Chief Albert Nájera is feeling the heat.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 16, 2006

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Bordering cities often bear brunt (San Bernardino, CA): Like a tube of toothpaste, when gang crime is squeezed out of one neighborhood, it often squirts into another - even another city.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 16, 2006

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