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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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One arrested in fatal South Boston melee (Boston, MA): City officials and youth workers say they were unaware of escalating tensions between two groups of youths whose recent clashes climaxed on a basketball court on Sunday with a bloody melee that claimed the life of a boy from Medford.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: July 13, 2004

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Police suspect Oxnard slaying gang-related (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police were searching Monday for information in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man at a mobile home park. The shooting, which police suspect was gang-related, occurred at the Pleasant Valley Mobile Home Park on East Pleasant Valley Road.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 13, 2004

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Warning Signs: Texas Attorney General focuses on diverting children from gang life (Texas): Tami Schroeder keeps busy fielding questions about youth gang activity in Texas. At her office with the Texas Attorney General in Austin, she answers calls from law enforcement agencies, educators and, at times, parents all seeking answers to similar questions: How to prevent children from joining.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: July 13, 2004

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Gangs with nowhere to go (San Mateo County, CA): The gang violence hitting the streets of San Mateo is part of a cycle that no one seems prepared to pay for. Across San Mateo County, law enforcement agencies are bumping up patrols and looking for funding to help quell the rise in gang violence. The sudden surge has officials scrambling for funding to aid in intervention techniques.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal    Date: July 13, 2004

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Gang attack mars family BBQ outing at Dos Reis (San Joaquin County, CA): A shooting incident, described as gang-related, which erupted during a family barbecue outing at Dos Reis Park in Lathrop Sunday is being investigated by San Joaquin County Sheriff's authorities.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: July 13, 2004

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Police wary of gang resurgence (Pittsburgh, PA): As a former member of a violent Philadelphia drug gang, Richard Garland grows worried when he sees a young black person in Pittsburgh's Hill District wearing a red bandana, the badge of a member of the infamous Bloods street gang.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Date: July 12, 2004

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Man, 43, evades stabbing (Fremont, CA): A 43-year-old man on Sunday in Centerville escaped with only a small cut on his right hand after two gang members attempted to stab him, police said.
Source: The Argus    Date: July 12, 2004

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Gang payback a big worry (San Fernando Valley, CA): Hoping to avert retaliatory violence, police launched hourly patrols Monday and sent crisis teams into the northeast San Fernando Valley, where one person was killed and 15 were wounded in separate weekend melees.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 12, 2004

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One person killed, eight injured in LA-area shooting (Los Angeles, CA): One person was killed and eight injured in a shooting outside a home, police said. A 12-year-old boy had a gunshot wound in the arm and was in satisfactory condition, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 12, 2004

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Man reports being shot in the hand (Wichita, KS): A 20-year-old man reported that he was shot in the hand early Sunday after a gang-related shooting, Wichita police said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: July 12, 2004

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Summer brings increased level of gang activity (Ventura County, CA): The stabbing of a 16-year-old Newbury Park boy, the firebombing of an apartment complex and fresh graffiti are the latest gang-related incidents to hit the Conejo Valley in less than a week. Police believe the firebombing was a retaliation for the stabbing, pitting the two biggest gangs in the Thousand Oaks area against each other.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 11, 2004

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Polish festival calm on Saturday (Toledo, OH): The Lagrange Street Polish Festival was quiet Saturday. This was after what appeared to be a gang fight shut down the festival a half-hour early Friday night. Toledo police said two groups of young people flashed gang signs at each other and started to close in.
Source: WTOL 11 News    Date: July 11, 2004

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Gang graffiti disturbs neighborhood (Lake Hamilton, FL): Every day, before Francine Sing pulls her car into her quiet subdivision, she must first stare at foot after foot of blue spray-painted profanity, gang symbols and other graffiti. Armed with a can of blue spray paint, members of the Hispanic street gang Sur 13 have defaced several areas on the outskirts of Lake Hamilton, including the large concrete wall surrounding Sing's neighborhood, Quail Ridge Point.
Source: The Ledger    Date: July 10, 2004

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Judge hints gang injunction will be permanent (Ventura County, CA): A Superior Court judge indicated today that he plans to make an injunction against an Oxnard gang permanent, but not before a "full exploration" of the restrictions on the Colonia Chiques.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 9, 2004

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Gang of One to get a leader (Charlotte, NC): A Gang of One is looking for a leader. For six months the city's first anti-gang program has relied on volunteers, but it now has funding to hire a full-time director. "We need someone with experience to place volunteers where they will do the most good," Sgt. Beth Boggess of the police department's gang unit said Tuesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 9, 2004

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House backs new center for U.S. gang crackdown (Washington, DC): The crackdown on violent gangs is poised to go national. By a vote of 397 to 18, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved the creation of a National Gang Intelligence Center. The center, which would be run by the FBI, would centralize the federal effort to fight gangs.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 9, 2004

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Police presence boosts Blue Hills security (Kansas City, KS): Intensified patrols and enforcement have focused on crime in a Kansas City neighborhood recently traumatized by a gang rape, police and residents said Thursday. The heightened police action helped arrest 10 of 13 suspected perpetrators in an April 25 sexual assault, helped scatter gang activity in the Blue Hills neighborhood and improved the quality of life for residents there, said Kansas City police Sgt. Brad Lemon at a police board business meeting.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: July 9, 2004

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Authorities fear new gang in area (Gwinnett County, GA): The recent brutal beating of a teenager by a crew of gun-toting suspects has authorities wondering if a new gang has entered the county. The group attacked 17-year-old Todd Hulsey in the parking lot of the Norcross-area Brunswick Zone bowling alley at about 1 a.m. last Saturday, according to police reports.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: July 9, 2004

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Union: Jail's gang violence is worse (Nassau County, NJ): Two violent incidents at the Nassau County jail over the July Fourth holiday weekend - assaults that Nassau correction officers say were gang-related and left inmates critically injured - are the latest examples that the East Meadow jail's gang problem is worsening, union officers said.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 9, 2004

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