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Six men charged in knife attacks (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County police charged six young men yesterday in the knife attacks that wounded several teenagers Friday and acknowledged that the stabbings were the most serious gang violence the county has seen.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 7, 2005

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Teens shot; gangs eyed (Miami Beach, FL): Two teens were shot in what may be a gang-related incident. There have been other recent incidents in which neighborhood residents were fired upon.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: August 7, 2005

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On gang alert (Hazleton, PA): While some students appear oblivious to signs of gangs in the Hazleton area, some school board members and a county judge say the community needs to become more aware of gang-related issues and student discipline in general.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: August 7, 2005

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Gang member nabbed after chase in city (Santa Paula, CA): A Santa Paula gang member was arrested Saturday after a chase through the city, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 7, 2005

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Innocent bystander killed in gang shooting (Chicago, IL): A bystander was shot and killed in a gang fight while chatting with a friend. Family members say the innocent teenager had just gone out for a breath of fresh air.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: August 6, 2005

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Gang link suspected in slaying in Stanton (Stanton, CA): A 23-year-old Long Beach man was shot dead near railroad tracks early Friday and Orange County sheriff's investigators are seeking a reputed gang member as a suspect in the killing, officials said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 6, 2005

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Cobb doubles size of anti-gang unit (Cobb County, GA): An increase in gang crime has persuaded Cobb County's police chief to double the size of his anti-gang unit.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 6, 2005

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Drug corridor may also be security threat (Laredo, TX): The growing gang violence along the Texas-Mexico border highlights a security threat posed by the drug-trafficking cartels, a top Texas police official said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 6, 2005

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Gang shootout wounds child (Riverside, CA): An 11-year-old Riverside girl was shot in the arm around 9 p.m. Wednesday when a gang shootout erupted on her street near Bobby Bonds Park in the Eastside neighborhood.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: August 5, 2005

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Graffiti problem given the brushoff (Wimauma, FL): The graffiti letters read THUG LIFE. The words covered the sign pointing to the Hillsborough County sheriff's community station in Wimauma.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: August 5, 2005

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Compton to crack down on gangs, officials tell forum (Compton, CA): Compton officials — joined by an array of community activists and religious leaders — announced Thursday that they plan to seek gang injunctions and start offering rewards of $500 or more for information leading to arrests and convictions, measures intended to help stem this year's rapidly rising homicide count.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 5, 2005

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Second drug bust linked to L.A. gang (Zanesville, OH): The four pounds of cocaine seized by the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office on July 29 is a second drug bust connected to the Dodge City Crips gang out of California.
Source: Times Recorder    Date: August 5, 2005

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U.S. gang membership may be higher than reported (Washington, DC): A recent Justice Department report on the threat posed by gangs underestimated the number of gang members nationwide because thousands of police agencies refused to provide information about their jurisdictions.
Source: USA Today    Date: August 4, 2005

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U.S. street gang census likely low (Washington, DC): A federal report on the number of people involved in U.S. street gangs undercounted gang membership because of a lack of cooperation from local authorities.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: August 4, 2005

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Revival of anti-gang unit rejected (Cincinnati, OH): For at least the third time in the past year, Cincinnati officials have heeded the police chief's advice and rejected a city councilman's request to revive an anti-gang unit in the Police Department.
Source: The Cincinnati Post    Date: August 4, 2005

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Man dies in Racine drive-by shooting (Racine, WI): The death of a 26-year-old man who was shot early Thursday outside of a house in the 900 block of Villa St. might have been gang-related, police said.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: August 4, 2005

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Two arrested in gang probe (Murrieta, CA): Two men suspected of running the Murrieta branch of a regional prostitution ring that lured runaway teenage girls were arrested this week, police said Wednesday.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: August 3, 2005

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East County anti-gang force wins funds (East County, CA): The county yesterday approved nearly $800,000 for a new task force to focus on gang crime in East County.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 3, 2005

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Six county men nabbed in gang bust (Chester County, PA) : Six Chester County residents were among the 582 alleged gang members rounded up by federal authorities during the last two weeks.
Source: Chester Daily Local News    Date: August 3, 2005

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Prosecutors say suspected gang member shot two because of color of shirt (Pinole, CA): Authorities say a suspected gang member shot and killed two men last weekend in Pinole because one of them was simply wearing the wrong color.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: August 3, 2005

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