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Police chief: St. Cloud cannot afford to lose gang strike force (St. Cloud, MN): St. Cloud can't afford to lose it's division of the Minnesota Gang Strike Force. That's the message Police Chief Dennis Ballantine conveyed to City Council members Monday.
Source: St. Cloud Times    Date: February 9, 2005

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Chief: Police seeing the payoff in focus on gangs (Fort Worth, TX): Gang arrests tripled and related crimes dropped by nearly half last year after police expanded efforts to fight gangs, Police Chief Ralph Mendoza said Tuesday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 9, 2005

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Evidence of El Salvador gang found in Columbus (Columbus, OH): A gang that is active in El Salvador is now in the United States and in Central Ohio, NBC 4's Mike Bowersock reported.
Source: WLW-C NBC 4    Date: February 8, 2005

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Murder suspect accused of repeatedly driving into crowd (Lufkin, TX): A 21-year-old man was charged with murder after police say he repeatedly drove over a group of people in a crowded parking lot outside a bar Sunday night, killing one person.
Source: Cox News Service    Date: February 8, 2005

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Gang graffiti in school carries stiff charges (Pasadena, TX): Pasadena Independent School District police arrested one student and plans to arrest another student for allegedly marking two schools with gang graffiti in separate incidents.
Source: The Pasadena Citizen    Date: February 7, 2005

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West Side man fatally shot while sitting in car (Cicero, IL): A 22-year-old West Side man was killed and another person was injured Saturday in a shooting in Cicero, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 7, 2005

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Some concerned by teenage trend of teardrop tattoos (Milwaukee, WS): When David Romo returned to Milwaukee last summer after 16 years in the federal penitentiary, he was surprised by how many young people in the city had teardrop tattoos.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: February 7, 2005

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Feared Latin gang touches region (Miami, FL): Juan Celeya and Dennis Pineda, arrested on murder charges last month in the Allapattah area of Miami, sported something rarely seen in the region: Tattoos snaked around their arms and body with the letters "MS."
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: February 7, 2005

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Tibetans grieve shooting deaths (Columbia Heights, MN): Twin Cities Tibetans on Saturday night prayed for a slain 21-year-old in their community, remembered a Cambodian friend also fatally shot and expressed their dismay at gun violence.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: February 6, 2005

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Officials: Rock Hill in denial over gangs (Rock Hill, SC): Think Rock Hill doesn't have a gang problem? Think again, local officials say. "They've been in Rock Hill forever," said Rock Hill Police Officer Michael Marquez.
Source: The Herald    Date: February 6, 2005

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Proposed bill set to get tough on gangs (Durham, NC): Assistant District Attorney John Phillips isn't known for mincing words, particularly when it comes to his specialized area of expertise: the fight against gang violence.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: February 6, 2005

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Suspected gang member, 13, fatally shot by police (Los Angeles, CA): A 13-year-old suspected gang member driving a stolen Toyota was killed by police early Sunday after a pre-dawn chase in which he rammed an LAPD patrol car, authorities said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 6, 2005

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Nine in gang charged in drug case (Toledo, OH): Nine men - all Bloods street gang members or their associates - were arrested yesterday after a six-month investigation that targeted a drug-trafficking operation in Toledo and other unidentified areas, authorities said.
Source: The Blade    Date: February 5, 2005

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Slain woman was wife of gang leader (Gilroy, CA): A 20-year-old Salinas woman found shot to death on a remote road near Gilroy on Monday was the wife of a top "general" of the Nuestra Familia prison gang, The Monterey County Herald learned Friday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 5, 2005

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Tackling gang issue (Fort Hall, ID): Increasing gang activity is not just a problem for law enforcement, it is problem for the entire community.
Source: Idaho State Journal    Date: February 5, 2005

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Senator proposes bill to address gang violence (Annapolis, MD): Recruiting new members for gangs would become a crime under legislation proposed today by state Sen. Nancy Jacobs of Harford County.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: February 4, 2005

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Latin Kings gang leader nabbed near Brick school (Brick, NJ): The reputed leader of the Latin Kings gang in Philadelphia was arrested yesterday by FBI SWAT team members and Brick police, causing the temporary lockdown of Brick Memorial High School.
Source: Ocean County Observer    Date: February 4, 2005

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Cops arrest 25 in major campaign on area gangs (Lakewood, NJ): Early morning sweeps conducted by law enforcement officers culminated in about 25 arrests, a dozen of which could involve people with knowledge about a string of recent shootings, Ocean County Prosecutor Thomas F. Kelaher said yesterday.
Source: Ocean County Observer    Date: February 4, 2005

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Plan to target at-risk youths (Huntington, NY): Designed to keep 40 at-risk youth from the reach of street gangs, Supervisor Frank Petrone unveiled a new intervention program Thursday that centers in the Huntington and South Huntington school districts.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 4, 2005

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Store owners disagree on gangs (Hillsborough County, FL): Muhammed Hijaz wasn't fazed by the news that undercover detectives had bought drugs from suspected gang members outside his grocery store.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: February 4, 2005

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