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Teens not targeted in N. Va. shooting (Alexandria, VA): The three teenagers who were shot Friday night in an Alexandria area apartment complex, including one who was killed, were probably victims of mistaken identity and not the intended targets of their assailants, sources close to the investigation said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 26, 2005

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Three S.J. men arrested in fatal stabbing (San Jose, CA): Three San Jose men have been arrested in connection with the slaying of the city's first homicide victim of 2005, but authorities are releasing little information about the case.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 25, 2005

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Officers scour Ceres for gang members (Ceres, CA): Officers from several Stanislaus County and state law enforcement agencies swept through Ceres on Sunday, making arrests for weapons, drugs and vehicle violations, and documenting gang members.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 25, 2005

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Six charged with planning gang killings (Vista, CA): Six men who prosecutors say are members of a North County gang pleaded not guilty yesterday to accusations they plotted to kill one or more of their rivals.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 25, 2005

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No room for gang turf, says Palmdale (Palmdale, CA): City officials took the first step toward enacting an ordinance aimed at blocking gangs from establishing "turf" - taking control of a neighborhood to sell drugs or intimidate residents.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 25, 2005

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State holding gangs in prison hearing (Trenton, NJ): The chairman of the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has agreed to hold hearings on gangs in state prisons and their role in a violent New Year's Eve brawl at Bayside State Prison.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: January 25, 2005

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Family says slain Va. teen was not involved in a gang (Fairfax County, VA): Three posters from the movie "Scarface," the 1983 classic starring Al Pacino, decorate the walls of Tony Campos's bedroom. A few model cars made by the 14-year-old are proudly displayed on a small dresser.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 25, 2005

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Witnesses identified for injunction trial (Oxnard, CA): Those challenging an Oxnard gang injunction have identified hundreds of potential witnesses for a trial set to begin by the end of February.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 25, 2005

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Gang Watch (Loudon County, VA): Gang stats: This year's newly released crime statistics reveal that gang crime has nearly tripled, but what's even more telling is what the statistics don't reveal.
Source: Loudon Times-Mirror    Date: January 25, 2005

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DISD hires gang specialist (Dallas, TX): The Dallas Independent School District has taken an extra measure to cut gang violence among and affecting its students.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: January 25, 2005

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Larger FWPD gang unit sees progress (Forth Worth, TX): The Fort Worth Police Gang Unit is reporting significant progress since the City Council approved the money to add more officers.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: January 24, 2005

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Man who fled gang violence is killed (Santa Ana, CA): Julio Cesar Ramirez moved to Santa Ana to escape the violence and gangs of "ghetto life" in Los Angeles, then later convinced his family to follow him, his sisters said.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 24, 2005

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Homicides escalate in Cicero (Cicero, IL): Cicero Police Supt. Wayne Johnson concedes the numbers aren't good: In 2004, Cicero police recorded the state's largest percentage jump in homicides and the lowest success rate for murder investigations.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 24, 2005

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Woman, 25, fatally shot on porch (Portland, OR): A 25-year-old Portland woman was fatally shot Friday night on the porch of her Northeast Portland home, which has been the site of other shootings in the past year and the subject of neighborhood complaints.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 23, 2005

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Dallas sees a resurgence in gang activity (Dallas, TX): The gang problem that Dallas thought it had conquered a decade ago is again on the rise, authorities say, because busted gang members have done their time and returned to the streets.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: January 23, 2005

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Two men are shot, killed (Orange County, CA): Two men have been killed in apparently unrelated but gang-involved shootings, Santa Ana police said Saturday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 23, 2005

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Adults, high school students work to solve gang problem (Belvidere, IL): Some Belvidere High School students are fed up with gang activity in their hallways, and refuse to stand idle and have it get worse. "It's not big, but it's a problem in high school. A lot of fights, almost every day is a fight," student Jennifer Leonardo said.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: January 23, 2005

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St. Cloud anti-gang efforts lose manpower (St. Cloud, MN): St. Cloud Police Department could be taking on the area's anti-gang efforts alone. That's because it's the only department that now has officers assigned to the St. Cloud-based division of the Minnesota Gang Strike Force.
Source: St. Cloud Times    Date: January 23, 2005

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14 gang members arrested in drug raids (Vista, Oceanside, and Escondido, CA): Fourteen members of a violent North County drug gang were arrested Thursday during early-morning raids in Vista, Oceanside and Escondido, culminating a yearlong operation that uncovered a murder plot, authorities said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 22, 2005

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N.C. will isolate gang inmates (North Carolina): With the number of gang members behind bars on the rise, North Carolina prison officials want to cut off the gang violence other states have seen by corralling those inmates in a special close-custody unit.
Source: The News & Observer     Date: January 22, 2005

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