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20 slayings sets Maywood record (Maywood, IL): Karlena Nash doesn't need to look at statistics to know that her hometown became an increasingly more violent place to live last year. A nearby photograph of her grandson, Umonie Barnes, shot to death on a Maywood street in October, won't let her forget.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 18, 2004
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Murders climb in Lake County (Lake County, IL): A spike in the number of murders committed in Lake County contributed to a slight increase in major crimes reported last year, authorities said. Law-enforcement officials credit anti-gang and anti-drug programs to holding the increase to 1 percent despite population growth throughout the county, state figures being released Sunday show.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 18, 2004
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Arrests help put edgy residents at ease (New Haven, CT): With three young suspects behind bars and arrests pending for two more, life here is finally returning to normal after a series of random shootings last week wounded five city men. But some worry about the new generation of violent offenders.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 18, 2004
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S.F. cops hold man wanted in slaying at karaoke bar (San Mateo, CA): A manhunt for a suspect in a slaying outside a San Mateo karaoke bar ended Friday evening when San Francisco police happened upon a man matching the suspect's description walking down the Great Highway.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: July 18, 2004
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Street gangs stake turf in cyberspace (Boston, MA): They looked like a gang, with crude tattoos on their torsos and arms proclaiming membership in one of the country's most violent street bands. They were acting like a gang when police apprehended them in March, waving knives and rocks as they chased another youth through Maverick Square in East Boston. What set apart these alleged members of the Salvadoran gang MS-13, police say, was the way they had arranged their meeting in cyberspace.
Source: The Boston Globe     Date: July 18, 2004
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Gangs: Criminal from the get-go (Northern Virginia): Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) and state Attorney General Jerry Kilgore (R) each has created a task force to crack down on gang activity. Wolf now is pressing Congress for $10 million for a national gang-intelligence center.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 18, 2004
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Kearns gang member tops public enemy list (Salt Lake City, UT): A member of a Kearns street gang has been named this week's Public Enemy No. 1 by the Salt Lake Area Gang Project.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 18, 2004
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Latest attacks add more pieces to the gang puzzle (Boston, MA): If you think the war in Iraq is confusing, try something closer to home, as in the region's gang conflicts. So far this spring and summer, there have been armed assaults in Revere, Saugus, and Chelsea, and a major task force raid targeting gang members in Revere, Everett, Lynn, Chelsea, East Boston, and Somerville.
Source: The Boston Globe     Date: July 18, 2004
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Double homicide may be gang-related (Milwaukee, WI): Milwaukee police are looking for a gunman who shot and killed two men outside a southside tavern early Saturday morning.
Source: WDJT CBS 58    Date: July 17, 2004
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Multipronged approach stressed at gang summit (Los Angeles, CA): LAPD Chief William Bratton and other national experts said Friday that a combination of officers, police, better intervention and prevention programs, and community involvement will characterize the next generation in the battle against gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 17, 2004
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Police chief wants to stay ahead of gang activity (North Richland Hills, TX): Widespread graffiti. Open hostility in public places. Gang members hanged in effigy at local apartment complexes. All have taken place in North Richland Hills in recent months. All, police say, are evidence of gang activity.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 16, 2004
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Teen killed, two wounded in Lake Worth drive-by shooting (Lake Worth, FL): At least four men in an SUV opened fire Wednesday night on a group standing in front of a home known for its church services for the Guatemalan community, fatally shooting a 14-year-old boy and wounding a teenager and a 9-year-old boy in what police say was a gang-related incident.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: July 16, 2004
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Police chief wants to stay ahead of gang activity (North Richland Hills, TX): Widespread graffiti. Open hostility in public places. Gang members hanged in effigy at local apartment complexes. All have taken place in North Richland Hills in recent months.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 16, 2004
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Gang injunction draws protest (Oxnard, CA): About 40 people opposed to the Colonia Chiques gang injunction in Oxnard marched through La Colonia in the evening this week to prove their community is safe and does not need the extra legal restrictions. Carrying small black coffins declaring "RIP Civil Rights" and a large banner that read "Colonia Stands United, No Gang Injunction," the group handed out fliers about the injunction Wednesday night.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 16, 2004
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Officers arrest 5 in gang slaying (Newman and Modesto, CA): Five admitted gang members have been arrested in connection with Saturday night's fatal shooting in Newman, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported Thursday. It was the first of two deadly gang shootings during the weekend involving Norteños and Sureños.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 16, 2004
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Police beef up gang squad (Visalia, CA): The Visalia Police Department is using its campus police officers this summer as reinforcements in the war against increasing gang activity, particularly in north Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 15, 2004
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Two testify in Boot Camp case (Syracuse, NY): The first of the month was always good for the Boot Camp street gang, a former member testified Wednesday. The drug addicts on Syracuse's South Side would get their welfare checks and buy crack cocaine from the gang's dealers on one of three or four drug-dealing corners along Midland Avenue, Ridwan Othman said.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: July 15, 2004
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Gang graffiti raises concerns in county (Columbia, MD): Howard County police say they have seen evidence that members of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha - or MS-13 - have visited and possibly established ties in the county.
Source: Howard County Times    Date: July 15, 2004
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Shootings appear to be gang-related (Witchita Falls, TX): Although no arrests have been made at this time, police believe they know who`s responsible for two shootings in Wichita Falls. The latest shooting happened Tuesday night in the 700 block of Corwin.
Source: KFDX-TV    Date: July 15, 2004
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Report says San Bernardino law enforcement lacks gang plan (San Bernardino, CA): Gang violence in San Bernardino County is growing, while officials have no effective plan for dealing with it, according to a new report. Officials say gang homicides were up 25 percent last year, and increased nearly 70 percent since 2001.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: July 15, 2004
http://www.kesq.com/...

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