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Task force calls for bi-county efforts to fight gang violence (Maryland and Virginia): Bi-county gang task force members announced a host of prevention and intervention strategies Monday, including the creation of a youth opportunity center in the Takoma Park/Langley Park area.
Source: Business Gazette    Date: September 22, 2004
http://www.gazette.net/...

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Olive Branch grants deal with trees and anti-gang education (Memphis, TN): Olive Branch has been awarded grants for tree planting and education, and for anti-gang education at the middle school.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: September 22, 2004
http://www.commercialappeal.com/...

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Hub initiative targets gang hot spots (Boston, MA): Citing rising gang activity and a spate of recent attacks, a Boston city councilor is proposing a loitering law that would allow police to round up suspected gang members who gather in public places.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 22, 2004
http://www.boston.com/...

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Man pleads guilty in machete attack in Va. (Fairfax County, VA): A member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang admitted yesterday to participating in a machete attack last May that mutilated the hands of an Alexandria teenager, a crime that heightened concerns about gangs in the Washington area.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 22, 2004
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Birthday party turns deadly in French Valley (Murrieta, CA): A birthday party for a French Valley teen turned deadly Saturday night after a man was fatally stabbed during a fight involving up to 20 people on the street where the party was being held.
Source: The Press-Enterprise     Date: September 21, 2004
http://www.pe.com/...

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Six gang members charged in North Bergen attack (North Bergen, NJ): It was a particularly savage attack, even by street gang standards. A group of six Latin Kings armed with razor knives. Blades slicing through skin, targeting a fellow gang member's jugular.
Source: The Record    Date: September 21, 2004
http://www.northjersey.com/...

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Grant will fund anti-gang program (Omaha, NE): A $98,948 U.S. Justice Department grant should allow the Boys and Girls Clubs of Omaha to "ratchet up" their gang prevention program, the clubs' president said Monday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: September 21, 2004
http://www.omaha.com/...

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Gang-related shootings in North County kill one (Oceanside, CA): Two apparently related shootings targeted a pair of 22-year-old North County gang associates overnight, killing one and seriously injuring the other, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 20, 2004
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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Maryland police form gang task force (Maryland and Virginia): A task force looking at the gang problem in Montgomery and Prince George's counties says keeping kids busy is key to keeping them out of trouble.
Source: WJZ Channel 13 Eyewitness News    Date: September 20, 2004
http://wjz.com/...

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WV drive-by shooting may be gang-related (West Valley, UT): A 17-year-old West Valley boy was shot but not critically wounded in a drive-by shooting Saturday. The boy was a passenger in a car headed north on 4000 West at the intersection of 3390 South when the shooting occurred at about 5 p.m., West Valley City Police Sgt. Julia Jorgensen said.
Source: Deseret News    Date: September 20, 2004
http://deseretnews.com/...

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Maryland police form gang task force (Maryland and Virginia): A task force looking at the gang problem in Montgomery and Prince George's counties says keeping kids busy is key to keeping them out of trouble.
Source: WJZ Channel 13 Eyewitness News    Date: September 20, 2004
http://wjz.com/...

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Slain fan was making fresh start (San Francisco, CA): Timothy Griffith's new life ended just after it began. On Friday, the 21-year-old Redwood City man was finally able to leave his house at night after finishing the first phase of a drug rehabilitation program.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 20, 2004
http://sfgate.com/...

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LA murder warning: What went down can also go up (Los Angeles, CA): After police here launched a new strategy to fight crime, they watched last year as the number of murders fell by more than 20 percent. Encouraged, Police Chief William Bratton set goals for 2004 to cut all crime by another 20 percent.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 19, 2004
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

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Town grieves lost coach, innocence (Benton City, WA): When two teenagers asked Bob Mars for 50 cents to make a phone call, the small-town football coach offered to let the boys use his office phone, even though he didn't know them. It was going on midnight, and he was eager to get home and catch some shuteye after his team's first win.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: September 19, 2004
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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Police try to end warfare between Latino gangs (Oakland, CA): As Oakland authorities are finally reducing the city's homicide rate, a bloody feud has broken out between two Latino gangs.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 19, 2004
http://www.sfgate.com/...

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Deadly tribute to gangsters (Oakland, CA): Street shrines to fallen street gangsters have become a common feature of the urban landscape. But are they an appropriate tribute to a life lost or merely an illustration of a gang's grip on a neighborhood?
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 19, 2004
http://sfgate.com/...

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Police probe multiple stabbings (Providence, RI): Six people, including a juvenile, were hospitalized with severe stab wounds after what the police described as a gang-related fracas at a house on Elmdale Avenue early yesterday.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: September 19, 2004
http://www.projo.com/...

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Police studying anti-gang measure (Fall River, MA) : Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, a former public safety consultant, called the bill a model for Fall River, New Bedford, Springfield and cities beset by gang violence.
Source: The Herald News    Date: September 19, 2004
http://www.heraldnews.com/...

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NC Gangland (Durham, NC): Durham, NC, is home to Duke University and its world-class medical center. Most residents consider it a good place to live. But in some neighborhoods, it's easy to find drugs, guns and young men who carry the harsh souvenirs of gang life.
Source: ABC News    Date: September 19, 2004
http://abcnews.go.com/...

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The changing gangster face: He's younger (Tennessee): On a Frayser football field, gang members threaten to kill a rival. Walking home from school, a Binghamton youth is jumped by gang-bangers and sent to an emergency room. Waiting for a bus in South Memphis, a girl is hit on the head with a bag of ice tossed by a suspect "known to be a member of the Crips."
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: September 19, 2004
http://www.commercialappeal.com/...

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