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Gang task force discusses graffiti (Simi Valley, CA): The large, spray-painted mural under the Highway 118 overpass in Simi Valley depicted a groaning teenage boy clutching his head with one hand and a bottle of booze with the other. The graphic image carried an artist's touch.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: September 9, 2004

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Suspected gang member sentenced (Syracuse, NY): A suspected Boot Camp gang member was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in what police have called the biggest drug bust in county history.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: September 9, 2004

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Ten members of alleged drug ring face racketeering charges (Moorhead, MN): Nine adults and one juvenile face racketeering and drug charges for their alleged involvement in a crack cocaine ring. All 10 defendants, charged Thursday in Clay County District Court, are accused of selling crack cocaine in the Fargo-Moorhead area, in St. Cloud, and in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Source: Grand Forks Herald    Date: September 9, 2004

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Police: Bat brawl between gangs (Great Falls, MT): Monday-morning brawl in the Paris Gibson Square parking lot involved rival gangs and was sparked when four people forced their way into a home, threatening the occupants with guns, police said Wednesday.
Source: Great Falls Tribune    Date: September 9, 2004

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Police brief residents on gang awareness (Staunton, VA): Police Chief Jim Williams and Officer Christopher Hartless delivered a "Gangs 101" class to area residents in an informational briefing on Wednesday evening. City Council chambers was full as residents, many from their Neighborhood Watch groups, listened to Hartless talk about prominent gangs, their symbols, signs and colors, and warning signs of gang involvement.
Source: The Daily News Leader    Date: September 8, 2004

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State prison attacked after refusing to join gang (Jackson Township, PA): A state prisoner faces assault charges for allegedly slashing the face of another inmate who refused to join a gang.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: September 8, 2004

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Four men face gang charges in birthday party assault (Spring Valley, NY): Four men were arrested following a gang attack that left a 31-year-old village man requiring between 70 and 100 stitches to his face, police said yesterday. The victim was kicked and punched repeatedly in the face during a birthday party at a Collins Avenue house at 10 p.m. Saturday.
Source: The Journal News     Date: September 8, 2004

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Gang ties are local, not national (Grand Rapids, MI): About 15 different gangs can be found in Grand Rapids, but few of them are linked to larger, more violent national organizations, Grand Rapids police commanders told city commissioners Tuesday.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: September 8, 2004

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Fatal shooting tied to run-in with gang (Chicago, IL): No one was in custody Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl who was gunned down when she and three friends crossed paths with gang members in a Northwest Side grocery store, Chicago police and family members said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 8, 2004

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Durham County officer has become an expert in troublesome street cultures (Durham County, NC): Up close, they're just washed-out squiggles and splotches. But with a trained eye, Deputy Keith Dodson steps back to look at the big picture. The faint letters spell "Locos."
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: September 8, 2004

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Tropical Ridge to take a stand against gangs (Lake Worth, FL): A summer of drive-by shootings and other gang-related crimes has left its mark in some areas of the city. When the violence reached one local neighborhood, residents decided to fight back.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: September 8, 2004

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Oxnard man challenges gang order (Oxnard, CA): Putting Oxnard's newly imposed gang injunction to a crucial test, a college student testified Tuesday that he has been wrongly accused of gang membership and asked a judge to exempt him from the court order.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 8, 2004

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Crime fight to lean on intelligence (Boston, MA): Boston Police, frustrated by Saturday's gang-style triple slaying in Dorchester, say they are planning to shift their highly-publicized crackdown on crime to further emphasize intelligence-gathering. Among other changes, new effort will be put into recruiting informants and targeting the ringleaders of criminal activity, they said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 8, 2004

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Police gang unit investigates shooting (San Diego, CA): San Diego police suspect gang violence is behind the point-blank shooting of a man on a street in Memorial this weekend.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 6, 2004

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Suspects sought in two shootings (Las Vegas, NV): Police are looking for a dark blue Ford Probe and three suspects in connection with two shootings that occurred within half an hour early Saturday morning, one in North Las Vegas, which was fatal, and another on the Strip. Authorities in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas are investigating. Las Vegas police said they think the incidents are gang-related.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal    Date: September 5, 2004

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Barstow gang activity on upswing (Barstow, CA): The boy in the red-hooded sweatshirt swaggered lazily down the street. He returned Detective Joe Silva and Detective Chris Kirby's questioning stares with a sidelong glance as their unmarked patrol car crept down Fredricks Street on Monday night.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: September 5, 2004

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Three arrested for gun possession, gang charges (Salinas, CA): Members of the Salinas Police Department's Violence Suppression Unit arrested three men on gun possession charges Friday evening.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 5, 2004

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Police task force looks for gangs on Peninsula (San Mateo County, CA): Darting into a dark driveway, Jesus Gonzalez Lopez didn't spot the cops on the San Mateo street until the SWAT-trained team spilled out of unmarked cars to surround him. The suspected burglar, sporting the blue-dot tattoos of the Surenos gang, emptied his pockets of contraband: methamphetamine and ceramic spark plug parts handy for shattering car windows.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 5, 2004

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Second suspect charged in West Side shooting (San Antonio, TX): Police have charged a second man with capital murder in connection with a drive-by shooting on the city's West Side that killed two teenagers Thursday and wounded two others.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: September 4, 2004

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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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