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Two arrested in series of armed robberies (Visalia, CA): A 19-year-old Visalia man and a 13-year-old boy were arrested Wednesday night in a series of robberies and thefts that occurred in the span of three hours, police said. Visalia police said they are looking for a third suspect.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 2, 2004

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Grandpa's gang (Tulare and Fresno County, CA): Street gangs are in the cross hairs of law enforcement statewide. The South Valley is no exception. The Tulare County grand jury report, released last week, takes special notice of a growing problem with South Valley gangs, saying that there are now 5,784 documented gang members in Tulare County representing 93 different street gangs.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 2, 2004

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Police target gang violence (Ceres, CA): Last weekend's gang sweep in Ceres is just one way law enforcement is targeting widespread street violence in Stanislaus County. The Sheriff's Department and Modesto police say they are stepping up patrols, sharing information and working to get guns out of gang hands.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 2, 2004

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DiBiagio says city gang is 'finished' (Baltimore, MA): Federal and local authorities announced yesterday that they have dismantled a well-armed East Baltimore street gang, and will prosecute in federal court the men accused of waging war with other city drug distributors and terrorizing neighborhoods throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: July 2, 2004

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Police probe gang ties (Saugus, MA): A night of violence that started at The Palace nightclub in Saugus and spilled down Route 99 to the parking lot of a Malden lounge may be gang related, and possibly tied to a gang fight on Revere Beach two weeks ago, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 1, 2004

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T.O. teen stabbed in gang fight (Newbury Park, CA): A 16-year-old Thousand Oaks boy was stabbed during a fight between rival gangs in Newbury Park, authorities said Thursday. His injuries were not life-threatening, police said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 1, 2004

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Hancock gang activity growing (Hancock County, MS): While the idea of youth gangs usually calls to mind an urban setting, Hancock County has lately shown increasing signs of gang activity. Deputy Harold Hirsch of the Hancock County Sheriff’s serves as a school resource officer during the school year.
Source: The Sea Coast Echo    Date: July 1, 2004

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Bronx DA indicts 19 in gang violence (Bronx, NY): Nineteen alleged members of two violent Bronx drug gangs were indicted Thursday in a four-year crime wave that included three murders, assorted robberies and various drug sales. The gangs operated out of the Edenwald Houses in the northeast Bronx between Jan. 1, 2000, and June 22, 2004, District Attorney Robert Johnson said.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 1, 2004

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Drug cartel's alleged leader turns self in (Trenton, NJ): The alleged ringleader of a drug trafficking operation responsible for a significant portion of heroin distribution on New Jersey streets has turned himself in to police. Charles Hamilton, 34, of Irvington, surrendered Wednesday night, 12 hours after state authorities announced arrest warrants for 17 members of the drug cartel, most with ties to the Bloods street gang.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 1, 2004

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Gang busted on Long Island; Police seize drugs, cash and weapons (Long Island, NY): There has been a major gang bust on Long Island. The Suffolk County District Attorney wrapped up a news conference at noon detailing the police operation. You could characterize this as a major drug bust as well.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: June 30, 2004

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Teen and 2 others shot dead in street (Detroit, MI): Police were on the hunt for a gunman early this morning following a shooting on Detroit's east side that left three people dead, including a teenage boy, and three others injured. Shots erupted about 9:50 p.m. outside a house in the 5700 block of Drexel, where police said a group of men got into a fight.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: June 30, 2004

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Panel wants $600,000 to fight gangs (Los Angeles, CA): A City Council committee on Wednesday directed that $600,000 be found to restore reductions to gang prevention and intervention programs, including Communities in Schools in North Hills. The program, known as L.A. Bridges II, was reduced in the city budget from about $3.8 million this year to about $3 million for fiscal 2005 after losing a one-time funding source.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: June 30, 2004

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Drug bust dents heroin trafficking statewide (Trenton, NJ): State authorities seized an apartment building, a Maserati and more than $380,000 in cash and bank assets while cracking a major heroin distribution ring in the state, the attorney general said Wednesday. The bust - the largest single seizure in Criminal Justice Division history - accounts for up to 75 percent of heroin trafficking in Trenton and a significant portion of heroin distribution statewide, Attorney General Peter C. Harvey said.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 30, 2004

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Gang fight precedes concert (Ukiah, CA): Concert-goers at Todd Grove Park may have noticed some extra police presence Sunday. Along with a concert in the park on Sunday evening Ukiah ended up getting an unwanted bonus: a pre-concert gang fight.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: June 29, 2004

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Three arrested in fight; gang ties alleged (Belvidere, IL): A 14-year-old boy was beaten by three adults, allegedly gang members, Sunday night as a weekend festival was wrapping up. The boy received stitches for lacerations to his head and face. He was treated at OSF Saint Anthony Hospital in Rockford and released.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: June 29, 2004

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Gang shooting erupts again (San Mateo, CA): San Mateo police are forming a seven-day-a-week gang task force to try and cease a rising number of violent gang shootings in the last six days. One shooting occurred in broad daylight in a high-traffic area while the last two shattered the quiet night of a North Central neighborhood.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal    Date: June 29, 2004

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Suspect arrested in 1998 drive-by (Duluth, GA): Authorities arrested a Duluth man Monday in connection with a 6-year-old drive-by slaying. Acting on a tip, police arrested Oscar Flores Lopez, 22, at his Duluth home and charged him with murder, said Gwinnett police Cpl. Dan Huggins. Police have linked Lopez in the May 24, 1998, shooting death of 19-year-old Ricardo Meza of Norcross.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 29, 2004

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Two sought in slaying (Lowell, MA): Police are asking for the public's help in finding two suspects in a shooting that left a young Lowell man dead Thursday. Daniel Keo Kung, 24, and Samnang Meas, 23, are each charged with murder in the death of Ponarith Uong, 19, of 52 New Spaulding St. They also face drug and gun charges.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: June 29, 2004

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14 charged in connection with Joliet cocaine deals (Joliet, IL): Fourteen people have been charged in connection with the distribution of crack and powder cocaine, as law enforcement continued its pressure on drug-dealing in the Hill section of Joliet, authorities said Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 29, 2004

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Gangs face new foe (Fresno, CA) : Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with local law enforcement officials Monday to discuss Fresno County's gang problem and talk about a bill she says will give them a new weapon in their war on gang violence. Feinstein's bill, which Thursday cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee, would increase the penalties for the most serious gang crimes and make it a federal crime to recruit minors to join a criminal street gang.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 29, 2004

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