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Task force gang sweep nets six arrests (North Hollywood, CA): In an attempt to reduce gang tensions at local middle and high schools, authorities on Thursday executed an early morning probation sweep and arrested six people — some of whom are connected to local tagging crews and street gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 1, 2005

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Police note rise in violence involving girls, gangs (Rockwood, OR): The arrest of a 15-year-old girl who allegedly shot at a rival gang member Sunday night marks an upturn in violence involving girls and Latina gangs in Rockwood, police said Thursday.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: July 1, 2005

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Juvenile is arrested in assaults (Lexington, KY): Lexington police arrested one juvenile last night and were seeking a second juvenile in connection with the beatings of a 10-year-old boy and two adults near Lexington parks this week.
Source: Lexington Herald Leader    Date: June 30, 2005

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Officials: New Jersey has 17,000 street gang members (Trenton, NJ): Nearly 17,000 New Jersey youths belong to one of 700 street gangs in the state, and they cut across socio-economic and geographic boundaries, officials said Thursday as they released a survey on gang activity.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 30, 2005

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Sweep targets gangs, felons (San Jacinto, CA): More than 60 officers targeted gang members, sex offenders and those on probation and parole during a sweep through the city Wednesday.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: June 30, 2005

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Report urges broad-based effort to stop the spread of gangs (Fairfax County, VA): The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently received a report on gang prevention that outlined recommendations and accomplishments regarding the county's efforts to combat gang activity.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 30, 2005

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Gang activity alarms area neighborhoods (Nashville, TN): Nashville neighborhoods are increasingly seeking information from Metro Police on how to fight gangs.
Source: Nashville City Paper    Date: June 29, 2005

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Freeway shootings share similar traits but seem to be unrelated (San Fernando Valley, CA): More than four months after the violence began, detectives believe the freeway shootings that have shaken drivers from the north San Fernando Valley to Riverside are unrelated, but some general patterns are beginning to emerge.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 29, 2005

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Two dozen people plead not guilty to gang related charges in LA (Los Angeles, CA): About two dozen people accused of being members or associates of a San Fernando gang pleaded not guilty Tuesday to racketeering charges related to the murder of a Burbank policeman.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 29, 2005

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Three arrested on gang, weapons charges (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): Three suspected gang members were arrested after a two-week-long investigation into racial threats and an early morning shooting into a home.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: June 29, 2005

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National effort nabs eight more gang members (Washington, DC): A nationwide law-enforcement initiative aimed at disrupting violent international streets gangs in America's urban and rural communities netted eight known gang members this week from San Francisco to Detroit, bringing to 400 the number of suspected gang members taken into custody since March.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: June 29, 2005

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Bill would boot out foreigners in gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Under legislation backed Tuesday by a Ventura County congressman, the Department of Homeland Security would be able to deport immigrants who have not been convicted of committing crimes, if they belong to a group the government has designated as a criminal gang.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: June 29, 2005

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Pair wanted in gang-related shooting (Wichita, KS): Police have asked for the public's help finding two men involved in what they say was a gang-related shooting last week on the 1400 block of North Vassar that injured three people.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: June 29, 2005

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Authorities arrest member of MS-13 gang (Corpus Christi, TX): Texas A member of a violent gang with roots in El Salvador has been arrested as part of a nationwide crackdown.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: June 29, 2005

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Man dies in possible gang-related shooting (Oceanside, CA): An 18-year-old man was killed and another man was wounded during a possible gang-related shooting in the Mesa Margarita area of Oceanside, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: June 29, 2005

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Belvidere's top cop stands by gang work (Belvidere, IL): An increase in gang-related violence has spawned concerns from residents and at least one alderman that police gang enforcement should be stepped up.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: June 28, 2005

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Man hurt in attack by gang members (Gaithersburg, MD): Montgomery County Police are searching for a group of men who claimed to be members of the MS-13 street gang and stabbed a man Sunday night after a soccer game in Gaithersburg.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: June 28, 2005

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New law would let U.S. deport foreign gang members (Washington, DC): Republicans in the House of Representatives on Tuesday pushed new legislation that would give the Department of Homeland Security new powers to deport immigrants suspected of belonging to a street gang, even if there was no proof they had committed a crime.
Source: Reuters    Date: June 28, 2005

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Gangs' 'new generation' opting for assault rifles (Pittsburgh, PA): Recent shootings have pointed to a possible resurgence in gang violence in Pittsburgh, but police and community groups say the city's gangs have been alive and well for some time.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Date: June 28, 2005

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Police link man hurt in shooting to gang, woman killed in January (Portland, OR): The man injured in a downtown Portland shooting over the weekend was identified Monday by police as a known gang associate and the brother of a woman shot and killed earlier this year.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 28, 2005

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