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Teenager gunned down in drive-by (Visalia, CA): Three men are in custody and a fourth is being sought in connection with the drive-by shooting death of a 19-year-old Visalia man gunned down across the street from his parents' house Sunday night. Witnesses said they saw several shots fired from a red Mercury Cougar, and one struck Owen Bruce, who was in the front yard of a home in the 1700 block of West Prospect Avenue with several friends.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 3, 2004

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Police investigating five city shootings (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse man on Sunday became the fifth shooting victim in the city since Thursday. All five men were wounded in the legs or torso, and police are investigating whether the shootings might be connected and gang-related.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: August 2, 2004

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Defense says gang is not like the Mob (Syracuse, NY): The Boot Camp street gang was nothing more than a bunch of guys committing crimes independent of the group and hanging together to protect themselves from rival gangs, a lawyer for accused gang leader Karo Brown is expected to argue today.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: August 2, 2004

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Evidence shows little Boot Camp opulence (Syracuse, NY): Boot Camp street gang members strut along a boulevard in Miami, flashing jewelry and their "M" gang hand signal on a videotape submitted as evidence against accused gang leader Karo Brown.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: August 2, 2004

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Jury deliberates in Karo Brown trial (Syracuse, NY): Four weeks of testimony are over, and now jurors have the responsibility of deciding whether accused Boot Camp gang leader Karo Brown is guilty. In the past year, a federal crackdown under the RICO act has led to twenty-four Boot Camp members pleading guilty to various charges.
Source: News 10 Now    Date: August 2, 2004

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Man killed by gunmen in cul-de-sac (Sylmar, CA): A man dropping off two females in a San Fernando Valley residential neighborhood shortly before midnight was slain in an apparently gang-related shooting, police said Saturday.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: August 2, 2004

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Police, neighbors fight common foe (Kansas City, MO): The ebb and flow of crimes in Kansas City is taking an especially troubling turn. Authorities have linked at least three recent shootings and a gang rape to several local gangs. The spike in gang violence is spurring renewed calls for vigilance by community groups and increased anti-crime measures by law enforcement.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: August 2, 2004

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Va.'s gang task forces overlap (Virginia): A recent infusion of money and task forces to combat the growing gang problem has resulted in redundant prevention efforts, turf battles and no new officers on the street in Northern Virginia.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 2, 2004

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Area gangs pushed beyond turf battles (Los Angeles, CA) : As George Avlos de Jeda cruises the streets these days, fresh graffiti still mark the boundaries of countless turf territories, but the clumps of ominous-looking thugs are disappearing. "A lot has changed with gangbanging," the former gang member remarks as he drives through the Rampart neighborhood, the origin of the Mara Salvatrucha gang's empire.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 1, 2004

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Everett plans expanded use of beat patrols (Everett, MA): Police officers in Everett are turning to an old-fashioned law enforcement tool to help stem a growing problem with gang activity: the beat cop. With the support of both the mayor's office and the Everett City Council, Police Chief Steven Mazzie is working to expand the number of walking patrols on city streets.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 1, 2004

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Drug agent tracks gang culture in Lake Worth (Lake Worth, FL): Cruising his city's back streets in an unmarked SUV, agent Brian Hermanson spots his quarry in the most dilapidated parts of town, hits the brakes and gets out for a closer look. He never has to search long for what he seeks: blue and red graffiti, the musings and declarations of an entire underworld in a city teeming with street gangs.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: August 1, 2004

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One dead, five wounded as shots fly in Rockaway (Rockaway, NJ): A party in a Far Rockaway park turned bloody last night when a fight broke out among two of the more than 1,000 partygoers — leaving one man dead and five teens with gunshot wounds, police and witnesses said.
Source: New York Post    Date: August 1, 2004

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Police arrest confirmed gang member (Spokane, WA) : Spokane Police have arrested a confirmed gang member, who was packing around the type of guns used by soldiers in the Middle East.
Source: KXLY News    Date: July 31, 2004

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Sentence is the first on gang injunction (Ventura County, CA): A 20-year-old Oxnard man has become the first member of the Colonia Chiques gang to be sentenced under a controversial court order, Ventura County authorities said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 31, 2004

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Shooter kills girl, 16, wounds 3 others in West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL): Summer nights were made for basketball in Angel Brooks' neighborhood, and the 16-year-old athlete was no stranger to the courts. She competed against boys and had big dreams. "She said, 'I'm a play pro-basketball, and I'm a buy you a car and a house,'" remembered Geraldine Gibbs, her grandmother.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: July 31, 2004

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Gang threat puts officers on alert (Camden, NJ): A West Coast street gang known for its violent and predatory behavior appears to be active in Camden, law enforcement officials say. Police investigations into gang and drug activity in New Jersey have confirmed the presence of The Bloods in Camden.
Source: Courier-Post     Date: July 30, 2004

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Fitchburg's gang problem grows (Fitchburg, MA): Police blame a recent shooting that wounded three men on retaliation for a gang-related slaying last month in this central Massachusetts town of 39,000. No one has been arrested in connection with either incident, and Police Chief Edward Cronin said he is concerned about what he called a troubling spike in violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 30, 2004

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Two hurt in possible gang shooting (Portland, OR): A man and a teenage boy were injured Thursday night in what appears to be a gang shooting, Portland police said. The 20-year-old man and the 17-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries to their lower backs and were being treated at Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: July 30, 2004

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Doing Something About Crime: Gang members told to change or else (Tulsa, OK): A group of gangbangers sat stone-faced in an auditorium Wednesday and received an ultimatum: Stop committing crime, or you will die or go to prison. These were just a few tough lessons of their intervention.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: July 29, 2004

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Youth changes mind, pleas on machete attack (Fairfax County, VA): Hayner R. Flores, an alleged gang member accused of hacking a Fairfax County teenager's hands with a machete, came to court yesterday prepared to admit that he wielded the weapon -- but not that the crime was connected to the violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 29, 2004

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