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Glassboro receives anti-gang grant (Glassboro, PA): Around the nation and the state, reports of gang activity among young people are on the rise. Although gangs are not a problem in Glassboro, officials there are taking steps to head off any.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: December 26, 2004

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Street worker is on front lines of battle against gangs (Forsyth County, NC): After her son was suspended from a Forsyth County high school earlier this year, a worried mother who didn't speak English was referred to Tony Montanez by a group that helps Hispanics in Winston-Salem.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: December 25, 2004

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Some legislators want to get gang bill passed this year (Columbia, SC): At least one legislator is hopeful a bill that would make it illegal to intimidate someone into joining or leaving a gang will pass the Legislature this year. Sen. Jake Knotts, R-West Columbia, has tried for several years to persuade lawmakers to pass the bill, which also would define gangs and their activity.
Source: The State    Date: December 25, 2004

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Grant to focus on guns, gangs : An agreement with the California Peace Officers Association was approved this week that will put to work a $320,000 grant aimed at decreasing gun violence in Ivanhoe.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 24, 2004

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Two men plead innocent to charges connected with Nampa slaying (Caldwell, ID): Two Canyon County men accused in the November 27 slaying of Edward Archuleta say they didn't do it. Jessie Hernandez said yesterday in District Court he's innocent of first-degree murder of Archuleta, his half brother.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: December 23, 2004

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Police search for suspected gang member (Albuquerque, NM): A search was under way Thursday for a man who police said was a Bernalillo gang member suspected of making threats to Albuquerque police. Officials said Robert Gutierrez is a known gang member who has been running from the law.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: December 23, 2004

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Gang leader plotted arson, cousin claims (Charles County, MD): One of the suspects in the arson that caused $10 million in damage to a Charles County subdivision told authorities that a local gang leader planned the blaze to increase notoriety for the group, known as the "Unseen Cavaliers."
Source: Newsday    Date: December 22, 2004

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Lawmakers debating proposals to address growing gang problems (Raleigh, NC): State lawmakers have started debating ways to curb and prevent gang violence, including adding 10 years to prison terms for gang-related crimes.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 22, 2004

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Police shut down Chicago drug market (Chicago, IL): Police shut down an open-air drug market on the city's southwest side and arrested more than a dozen Latin Saints street gang, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 22, 2004

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After-hours club raided in Paterson (Paterson, NJ): Two members of the Latin Kings street gang and five other people face drug possession charges following a raid of an illegal after-hours club at 255 Grand St., authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Record    Date: December 22, 2004

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Teenager shot in drive-by (Visalia, CA): Visalia police on Monday were still trying to piece together a weekend shooting that is being investigated as gang-related.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: December 21, 2004

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Gang suspects charged (Herndon, VA): Alirio Reyes, also known as "Seco," and Osmin Heriberto Alfaro-Fuentes, known as "Buco," were scheduled to be arraigned at the U.S. District Court in Alexandria on Wednesday, Dec. 22.
Source: Herndon Connection    Date: December 21, 2004

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Addison man's shooting death is linked to gangs (Cicero, IL): An Addison man was killed early Saturday in a gang-related shooting in Cicero, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 21, 2004

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City sets new curfew for teenagers (Chester, SC): Chester officials hope a new curfew for young people will help curb gang violence. The City Council has given initial approval to a 10 p.m. curfew for people 17 and younger, said city administrator Mike Phillips.
Source: The State    Date: December 21, 2004

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Facing up to gangs (Greeley, CO): Some people keep family pictures over their desks. Police investigator Mike Prill has a different kind of photo display: A man with his cheek filleted open to the jawbone. Little kids posing with semiautomatic rifles.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: December 20, 2004

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Raids bring arrests on drug, gun charges (Niagara Falls, NY): Niagara Falls and New York State police confiscated two guns and some crack cocaine early Sunday when they raided a speakeasy that has been the scene of violence in recent weeks, police said.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: December 20, 2004

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Gang concerns prompt Chester to tighten curfew (Chester, SC): Chester city officials have taken the first step in curbing youth gang violence by setting an earlier curfew for young people. Unexcused loitering and "hanging out" will not be tolerated, said City Administrator Mike Phillips.
Source: The Herald    Date: December 20, 2004

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Public safety issues top Kilgore's legislative agenda (Richmond, VA): Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said Monday he plans to introduce legislation that would toughen Virginia's anti-gang laws by allowing civil courts to crack down on gang activity.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: December 20, 2004

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Visalia officer schools students on gangs (Visalia, CA): Police officer Rob Zieg knows people usually associate gang members with big cities and urban areas. Problem is the gang members don't seem to know that.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 20, 2004

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Cautiously, mayor moves on gang panel (Somerville, MA): Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has appointed three members to the Gang Advisory Task Force, the first step in implementing a controversial ordinance allowing police to arrest gang members for publicly gathering.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 19, 2004

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