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Las Cruces police to crack down on gangs (Las Cruces, NM): Police are adopting a zero tolerance policy when it comes to gang activity on school campuses, saying they're fed up with fights breaking out. "Students should not be expected to go to school and fight," Officer Carlos Wooten said Friday.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 4, 2004

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Gang member held in 2 assault cases (Chula Vista, CA) : An 18-year-old gang member was arrested Thursday on suspicion of assaulting a pregnant woman and trying to kill a 15-year-old boy in separate Aug. 19 attacks, police said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 4, 2004

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Rockford's fourth murder of 2004 "gang-related" (Rockford, IL): Police say a shooting Fridy afternoon that resulted in the death of a Rockford teenager is gang-related.
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: September 4, 2004

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Gang feud suspected in fatal shooting (Dorchester, MA): William Saladin, a 20-year-old Dorchester man who was shot in the head in the Franklin Hill Housing Development on Tuesday night in the midst of a late summer evening baseball game, died early yesterday morning at Boston Medical Center, according to Boston police spokeswoman Beverly Ford and hospital officials.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 3, 2004

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18-year-old shooting victim feared gang members (San Antonio, TX): The police call to the little brick house in the 400 block of Mayberry Avenue early Thursday was at least the 10th one authorities have responded to since the beginning of the year. The drive-by shooting that took two teenage lives there that day was made even more bitter by a family's futile efforts to shield its children from street violence.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: September 3, 2004

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City weighs anti-gang law (Santa Clarita, CA): City officials have been asked by the county to draw up a local version of an anti-gang loitering ordinance as an additional deterrent to crime within Santa Clarita's boundaries. Sheriff's officials are quick to say gang activity is far from prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley, but they like the idea of having a law to enforce if they need it.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: September 3, 2004

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City must band together to fight gangs, violence (Columbia, SC): Columbia Mayor Bob Coble called last week’s senseless shooting deaths of two children the "greatest tragedy" in his tenure as the city’s top official. It is a great tragedy in the life of this community. While it is devastating to lose any child, these two deaths are especially jarring.
Source: The State    Date: September 3, 2004

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Anti-gang program to return to schools (Niagara Falls, NY): A youth anti-violence program that once opened young people's eyes in the city to the reality of gangs is coming back. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Tuesday that Niagara Falls is the first city in the state to receive a U.S. Department of Justice grant of $30,374 to start an anti-gang program that uses police officers as teachers.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: September 2, 2004

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Three teens jailed in fatal gang-related shooting (Vista, CA) : Two teenagers were behind bars and facing murder charges Thursday for an Oceanside shooting that left an 18-year-old man dead and two other people wounded, authorities reported.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: September 2, 2004

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T-shirts sign of trouble (Rock Hill, SC): A white, pink and black T-shirt with no lettering doesn't seem as if it would incite much controversy. But it depends on what the shirt signifies and why it's being worn. Officials at Rock Hill High School noticed that several of the students involved in a recent brawl were wearing the three-tone T-shirts.
Source: The Herald    Date: September 2, 2004

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Third man arrested in death of fellow Va. gang member (Prince William County, VA): A 23-year-old member of Northern Virginia's most violent street gang has been arrested on murder and weapons charges in connection with the slaying of a fellow gang member in Prince William County last month, police said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 2, 2004

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Two teens charged in fatal shooting (Park City, IL): A Park City teenager was charged with murder in the slaying of a high school student Friday. Juan Carballido, 17, of the 300 block of Devonshire Lane, faces first-degree murder charges in the death of Terreal Gates, 15, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 1, 2004

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Gang rivalry behind shooting (Vacaville, CA): Bad blood between rival gang members was the motivation behind a shooting Monday in Vacaville, authorities said Tuesday. "This was precipitated by manner of dress and mannerisms of those involved," said Vacaville police Sgt. Jeff Van Gorden.
Source: The Reporter    Date: September 1, 2004

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Young mom's slaying may be gang-related (Trenton, NJ): A 23-year-old mother of two young children was found shot to death inside her Chestnut Avenue apartment early yesterday and her murder is being investigated as a gang killing, said law enforcement sources.
Source: The Times    Date: September 1, 2004

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City reinstates anti-gang initiative after slayings (Lowell, MA): Police Capt. Arthur Ryan Jr. saw a wall "tagged" with graffiti marking gang turf in the lower Highlands yesterday. Then he had it blasted away with a high-pressure washer. But the move was more symbolic than restorative.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: September 1, 2004

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Cops: Man had cocaine and child in car (Vineland, NJ): Police said they arrested a drug dealer who is a member of the Latin Kings street gang after finding 60 bags of cocaine in his car and a 2-year-old child in the back seat.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: September 1, 2004

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Police chief: Gangs active in Staunton (Staunton, VA): For Chief Jim Williams, gang activity is evident in Staunton. "In the city, we have seen some signs that point to gang activity. Over the last year or two, we've seen some increase in the level of activity," Williams said. He is specifically concerned about the gang activity surrounding the city becoming Staunton's problem.
Source: The Daily News Leader    Date: August 31, 2004

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Police identify shooting victim (Salinas, CA): The man killed Saturday morning was asked what gang he was affiliated with before he was shot in the head, Salinas police said Monday. Juan Gomez-Raya, 20, was repairing the brake light of his modified Honda at about 1 a.m. outside 1149 Pacific Ave. when an unidentified 18- to 20-year-old man approached him, said Salinas police Sgt. Vince Maiorana.
Source: The Californian    Date: August 31, 2004

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Four men hit by gunfire in apparent gang fight (Fort Worth, TX): Gunfire erupted during an apparent gang fight early Monday, leaving four young men wounded and residents afraid that gang activity is escalating in their south Fort Worth neighborhood. The men were shot in the arms or legs, gang unit Sgt. Bill Beall said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 31, 2004

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Possible gang link at Flinn prompts call for meeting (Rockford, IL): An incident where six Flinn Middle School students were questioned for gang affiliation last week has Rockford School Board member Mike Williams calling for a special board meeting.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: August 31, 2004

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