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Activists denounce gang injunction (Oxnard, Ca): The Oxnard Police Department and Ventura County District Attorney's Office say they sought Oxnard's gang injunction to help instill a measure of peace in the community. But a panel of Oxnard activists on Sunday said it has done the opposite.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: November 8, 2004

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Drive-by had intent, sheriff says (St. Martin , MS): A drive-by shooting Sunday morning targeted "the wrong house" in a case of mistaken identity in gang-related retaliation, said Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: November 8, 2004

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Boy, 14, hurt in Caldwell shooting (Caldwell, ID): A 14-year-old Caldwell boy was shot in the back Saturday evening, but the injury was not life-threatening, according to police. Investigators are sifting through conflicting stories, and no one reported seeing the shooter, Caldwell police Lt. Frank Wyant said.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: November 7, 2004

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Visit to Indiana trips up gang chief (Chicago, IL): For months, gang intelligence officers at the Chicago Police Department had been anticipating the parole of Shawn "Shaky" Betts with some trepidation.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 7, 2004

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Law aims to deter new gang recruits (Chelsea, MA): Eighteen months after they began a wide-ranging crackdown, Chelsea officials are considering adding to their anti-gang arsenal a law that would up the ante for gangs who try to recruit new members.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: November 7, 2004

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Four face drug-dealing charges (Hayward, CA): A Newark man and three others - all with ties to a notorious street gang, according to authorities - are set to enter pleas Monday to charges they sold drugs from a Hayward house to raise spending money and to finance gang activities.
Source: The Argus    Date: November 7, 2004

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Brawls, shootings bring fears of gangs in schools (Philadelphia, PA): They're Philadelphia public school students, and they're banding together under names such as "Baby Gangsters," "Walnut Hill Girls," and "The Empire." School district police reports show that these groups and about 40 others participated in nearly 100 "gang" or suspected gang-related incidents in or around district schools since the 2002-03 school year.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: November 7, 2004

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Ranch search for 'Mexican Mafia' victims ends (San Antonio, TX): Law officers who suspected that a Central Texas ranch was a graveyard for victims of a power struggle within the Mexican Mafia gang have recovered the skeletal remains of one person.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 7, 2004

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Gang task force makes its first big bust (Stanislaus County, CA): Stanislaus County's new Gang Intelligence Task Force scored its first big bust, making four arrests and seizing 16 weapons and $30,000 cash, authorities said Friday.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: November 6, 2004

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Game mocks real tragedy, gang experts say (San Andreas, CA): The release of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," a game that draws heavily upon gang culture and violence, has sparked the ire of the country's embattled gang counselors and educators who say the game not only celebrates the gang lifestyle at a time when gang membership is rising nationwide, but makes a mockery of a tragedy that’s all too real.
Source: MSNBC News    Date: November 6, 2004

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Police say stabbing could be gang-related (Reno, NV): A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized after being stabbed and police said it appeared the incident was gang motivated. The boy told Regional Gang Unit officers the stabbing occurred when he and two friends were walking in the area of Second Street and Sunshine Lane.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: November 6, 2004

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Nearby gang activity steadily increasing (Adelphi, MD): A 15-year-old girl walked into the main office of a cemetery in nearby Adelphi last week suffering from a gunshot wound. Moments later, her friend, another teenage girl, was found dead in the graveyard from gunshot wounds.
Source: The Diamonback    Date: November 5, 2004

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Princeton High 'lockdown' follows report of gang threat (Princeton, NJ): Princeton High School underwent a daylong security "lockdown" by police Monday after authorities were notified of a possible threat of gang-related violence against a student there.
Source: Cranbury Press    Date: November 5, 2004

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Band together to fight gangs, expert says (Memphis, TN): Being drawn into a gang can involve a complex system of issues. So steering the youth away from gang life should be a complex system as well, a specialist in youth violence prevention from the Justice Department told a local group Thursday.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: November 5, 2004

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Five fatal shootings in just 12 hours (Chicago, IL): In a little more than 12 hours from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning, five people - including a 14-year-old boy walking with his father - were killed in incidents across the city.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 5, 2004

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Caldwell officials apply for federal anti-crime grant (Caldwell, ID): City officials have applied for a U.S. Department of Justice program to help battle gang violence and drug activity in Caldwell's north central neighborhoods.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: November 4, 2004

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Alleged drive-by shooters head to trial (Caldwell, ID): Two men charged in a gang-related killing in Caldwell last month were bound over for trial Wednesday after a preliminary hearing in 3rd District Court.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: November 4, 2004

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Four men sought in S.J. beating (San Jose, CA): San Jose police on Wednesday night were searching for four men who brutally beat four other young men in a gang-related assault in the Berryessa District. At least one victim was in serious condition after he was stabbed, said San Jose Police Sgt. Steve Dixon.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 4, 2004

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Man beaten, stabbed, robbed (Escondido, CA): Police arrested three people, including a 17-year-old boy, after a man was robbed, beaten and stabbed in an attack with gang overtones.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 4, 2004

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Prosecutor: Attack on men gang-related (Framingham, MA): Six teens accused of attacking three men Sunday with baseball bats, a tire iron and a golf club are members of the Kendall Street gang, prosecutors said yesterday in Framingham District Court.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: November 4, 2004

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