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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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Gang problem growing in DISD (Dallas, TX): It began as a party and ended in gunfire. As partygoers mingled, latecomers approached the Pleasant Grove home and began shooting. Four teenagers, current and former Dallas school students, were wounded.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: January 22, 2005

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Youthful offenders blot out gang-related artwork (Plant City, FL): Rollers of white paint wiped out gang-related graffiti on the back walls of the Dollar General store. Messages like "red rum" - murder spelled backward - and "toys" - a profane acronym about tagging over another gang's message - vanished.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: January 22, 2005

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City may take action to prevent gang turf taking (Palmdale, CA): City officials are looking to strengthen municipal anti-gang measures with an ordinance aimed at blocking gangs from establishing turf.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 21, 2005

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Two more slain in growing gang war (Sacramento, CA): War between Sacramento-area Asian gangs escalated Wednesday night as one man was killed when more than 30 rounds were fired into a south Sacramento home while adults and children watched television.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 21, 2005

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Keeping kids out of gangs takes respect, officer says (Lafayette, IN): Though many parents would rather not believe it, the number of gangs and gang members continues to grow in the Lafayette area, according to Lafayette police. Countywide, they number in the hundreds.
Source: Journal and Courier    Date: January 21, 2005

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East county creates task force to respond to gangs (Multnomah County, OR): East Multnomah County's law enforcement leaders met Thursday and set up the framework for an interagency gang enforcement team that they expect to put on the streets by May 1.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 21, 2005

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