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Police chief wants to stay ahead of gang activity (North Richland Hills, TX): Widespread graffiti. Open hostility in public places. Gang members hanged in effigy at local apartment complexes. All have taken place in North Richland Hills in recent months. All, police say, are evidence of gang activity.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 16, 2004

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Teen killed, two wounded in Lake Worth drive-by shooting (Lake Worth, FL): At least four men in an SUV opened fire Wednesday night on a group standing in front of a home known for its church services for the Guatemalan community, fatally shooting a 14-year-old boy and wounding a teenager and a 9-year-old boy in what police say was a gang-related incident.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: July 16, 2004

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Police chief wants to stay ahead of gang activity (North Richland Hills, TX): Widespread graffiti. Open hostility in public places. Gang members hanged in effigy at local apartment complexes. All have taken place in North Richland Hills in recent months.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 16, 2004

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Gang injunction draws protest (Oxnard, CA): About 40 people opposed to the Colonia Chiques gang injunction in Oxnard marched through La Colonia in the evening this week to prove their community is safe and does not need the extra legal restrictions. Carrying small black coffins declaring "RIP Civil Rights" and a large banner that read "Colonia Stands United, No Gang Injunction," the group handed out fliers about the injunction Wednesday night.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 16, 2004

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Officers arrest 5 in gang slaying (Newman and Modesto, CA): Five admitted gang members have been arrested in connection with Saturday night's fatal shooting in Newman, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported Thursday. It was the first of two deadly gang shootings during the weekend involving Norteños and Sureños.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 16, 2004

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Police beef up gang squad (Visalia, CA): The Visalia Police Department is using its campus police officers this summer as reinforcements in the war against increasing gang activity, particularly in north Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 15, 2004

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Two testify in Boot Camp case (Syracuse, NY): The first of the month was always good for the Boot Camp street gang, a former member testified Wednesday. The drug addicts on Syracuse's South Side would get their welfare checks and buy crack cocaine from the gang's dealers on one of three or four drug-dealing corners along Midland Avenue, Ridwan Othman said.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: July 15, 2004

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Gang graffiti raises concerns in county (Columbia, MD): Howard County police say they have seen evidence that members of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha - or MS-13 - have visited and possibly established ties in the county.
Source: Howard County Times    Date: July 15, 2004

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Shootings appear to be gang-related (Witchita Falls, TX): Although no arrests have been made at this time, police believe they know who`s responsible for two shootings in Wichita Falls. The latest shooting happened Tuesday night in the 700 block of Corwin.
Source: KFDX-TV    Date: July 15, 2004

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Report says San Bernardino law enforcement lacks gang plan (San Bernardino, CA): Gang violence in San Bernardino County is growing, while officials have no effective plan for dealing with it, according to a new report. Officials say gang homicides were up 25 percent last year, and increased nearly 70 percent since 2001.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: July 15, 2004

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Victim not seriously hurt in drive-by shooting in car (South Bend, IN): A 23-year-old driver was shot Tuesday when someone in another car pulled next to his vehicle near Corby's Irish Pub and opened fire.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: July 15, 2004

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Seven reputed gang members are arrested in Tacoma (Tacoma, WA): Seven men reputedly from a Pierce County gang known as the Seven Deuce Mob have been indicted on federal drug and weapons charges after investigators made an early morning sweep through Tacoma on Tuesday, collecting firearms and more than two kilograms of cocaine, authorities said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: July 15, 2004

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Agency may get county funds (Fort Pierce, FL): Supporters of a social service and crime-fighting endeavor are asking county commissioners for $84,475 to continue rescuing neighborhoods overwhelmed with crime and poverty.
Source: Fort Pierce Tribune    Date: July 14, 2004

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Crackdown on target (Chicago, IL): More than 50 blue-and-white squad cars roared east on Pershing Road, a small army heading to take control of two neighborhoods on a Chicago summer night. In Englewood and Washington Park, a group of teens tossed a basketball at a milk crate lashed to a plywood backboard, and families stepped onto front porches hoping for a peaceful evening.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 14, 2004

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Newman residents dismayed as gang violence hits home (Newman, CA): A gang shooting last weekend has brought city troubles to a little town. "It's shocking to me to hear that there are gangs in this area," said Jen Atherton, 31, who was shopping downtown Tuesday. "It's peaceful, it's a small town," said Atherton, whose family moved to nearby Gustine two months ago from the San Francisco Bay Area
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 14, 2004

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Anti-gang program guides children (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County fourth- and fifth-graders are taking part in a three-week program that will teach them to say "no" to gangs. The "Get Real About Violence" program at Annandale Terrace Elementary School is the first of its kind in Northern Virginia, where gangs have grown into one of law enforcement's top problems in the past few years.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: July 14, 2004

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Two teens shot at Valley bus stop (Pacoima, CA): Continuing a wave of bloodshed in the northeast San Fernando Valley, two teenagers were shot Tuesday just two blocks from the site of a weekend melee that left one person dead and eight others wounded, officials said. Both teens were expected to survive the afternoon drive-by shooting, with one suffering three gunshot wounds to the leg and the other struck once in the leg.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 14, 2004

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Baffled by her son's violent death (Boston, MA): The Vietnamese teenager killed Sunday in a South Boston brawl had come to the city for the weekend to visit friends and play basketball, his mother said yesterday at her Medford townhouse. Now, 16-year-old Bang Mai was dead, and his mother, Nhi Tran, fought for composure and fought her anger as she struggled to articulate the myriad emotions she felt in a world suddenly turned upside down.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 14, 2004

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Man, woman hurt in park shooting (Lathrop, CA): A man was critically wounded and a woman suffered minor injuries Sunday in what Lathrop Police believe to be a gang-related shooting. Alfredo Manriquez, 18, of Lathrop suffered a shotgun wound to the face and Melissa Mendel, 19, of Stockton suffered minor wounds to her stomach, head and arms in the 9:24 p.m. incident, police said.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald     Date: July 13, 2004

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Fairfax creates anti-gang panel (Fairfax County, VA) : The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors established a gang prevention council yesterday - the fifth group to take aim at one of the region's fastest-growing public safety threats. The council will join two state-funded anti-gang groups, a Northern Virginia task force and the county police department's 11-member gang unit in combating what Board Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D) described as the "one cloud on the horizon" in Fairfax.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 13, 2004

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