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Banning putting up fight (San Bernardino, CA): Because experts have linked gang activity to crimes such as robberies, assaults, drug sales and vandalism, city officials have created a seven-member gang task force as a remedy.
Source: The Sun    Date: October 25, 2005
http://www.sbsun.com/...

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Brooklyn teenager is stabbed to death (New York, NY) : A 16-year-old Brooklyn boy was stabbed to death in a street fight between groups of youths yesterday on a commercial block in East Flatbush, according to the police and people in the neighborhood.
Source: The New York Times    Date: October 24, 2005
http://www.nytimes.com/...

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Gang fight results in death (Fresno, CA): A 22-year-old Fresno gang member was stabbed to death early Sunday at an after-hours nightclub following an altercation with another gang member, Fresno police said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: October 24, 2005
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Two-wheeled turf battles (New Haven, CT): Bicycles, an innocent image of childhood, have become symbols of youth gang violence in New Haven and neighboring Hamden after a summer of shootings and robberies that have extended into the fall.
Source: The New York Times    Date: October 23, 2005
http://www.nytimes.com/...

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City to bring back curfew (Palo Alto, CA): Starting Nov. 1, East Palo Alto kids will have to cut short their nights out. Police will begin enforcing a decade-old but rarely used curfew intended to keep teens off the streets at night and out of gangs, jails and body bags.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 23, 2005
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Toledo gang unit's focus shifts toward crime suppression (Toledo, OH): They call this "babysitting" - these critical hours just after Toledo's schools close for the day and teenagers, pumped with energy and hype, spill into the streets.
Source: The Blade    Date: October 23, 2005
http://toledoblade.com/...

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Police: Macon gang activity down (Macon, GA): Since Macon's gang wars peaked in the late 1990s, observers say, violent crime is down, graffiti is down and turf wars seem to have fizzled.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: October 23, 2005
http://www.macon.com/...

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Gang bill passes Senate (Fall River, MA): After two years of tough talk on gangs and witness protection, the state Senate took action on the issue Thursday when it unanimously approved a sweeping $11.75 million anti-gang initiative.
Source: The Herald News    Date: October 23, 2005
http://www.heraldnews.com/...

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Port St. Lucie police eye gang activity (Port St. Lucie, FL): Members of notorious gangs such as Sur 13 call the city home and attend local schools, but they haven't masterminded any especially significant crimes in Port St. Lucie, law enforcement officials said in recent interviews.
Source: The Stuart News    Date: October 23, 2005
http://www.tcpalm.com/...

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Wake County leaders, citizens address gang problem (Wake County, NC): Wake County has a gang problem, according to county and state leaders. The latest survey of law enforcement officials conducted by the Governor's Crime Commission revealed that Wake County has 1,753 gang members, which is the highest in North Carolina. Mecklenburg County has 1,739, and Durham County 1,620.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: October 22, 2005
http://www.wral.com/...

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Anti-gang solutions sought (Redwood City, CA): Clustered together in small groups, neighbors spent close to two hours Friday night brainstorming solutions aimed at working with police and getting gang violence off their streets.
Source: San Mateo County Times    Date: October 22, 2005
http://www.insidebayarea.com/...

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Gang graffiti believed found at Rossi School (Vineland, NJ): Police were investigating whether vandalism and possibly gang-related graffiti discovered Friday at Rossi Intermediate School is related to a similar crime that occurred in July.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: October 22, 2005
http://www.thedailyjournal.com/...

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Lowell's gang problems noted in state's youth summit (Boston, MA): The problem of youth gang violence in cities like Lowell is deep-rooted, and stems from complicated problems such as a reduction in community-based social services and a breakdown in the family structure, law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: October 22, 2005
http://www.lowellsun.com/...

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'Fresno Uncensored' video trips alleged drug dealer (Fresno, CA): One of the stars of a video portraying illegal street gang life in this Central Valley city is behind bars after investigators used the film to tie him to drug and firearms trafficking charges, federal prosecutors said Friday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 21, 2005
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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Schools trying to head off violence (El Cajon, CA): Violence and rumors of violence at three East County high schools have prompted large-scale law enforcement responses in recent weeks, according to police.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 21, 2005
http://www.signonsandiego.com/...

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Gangs spread to small towns (Clayton, NC): Sixteen-year-old Daniel Sosa sneaked around Clayton in the dark of night this month to spray-paint the public pool, a new home and an abandoned grocery store with his gang's name "CB 13" and "Bullet," his nickname on the east side of town, say Sosa's family and police.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: October 21, 2005
http://www.newsobserver.com/...

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Three MS-13 members held after cross-country effort (Vienna, VA): Three suspected MS-13 gang members were arrested in Vienna, Va., Wednesday night after police tracked their activity among Los Angeles, Massachusetts and Virginia for five months.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: October 21, 2005
http://www.washtimes.com/...

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School shooting the latest in string of violence in Saginaw (Saginaw, MI): Students scrambled to safety after a sophomore at Saginaw High School opened fire on another boy during lunch hour, dealing another blow to a school that is contending with a burgeoning amount of violence.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: October 21, 2005
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Combatting gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): With an appropriate swiftness and sense of urgency, the Los Angeles Police Department has swept through several of the city's key neighborhoods, in a concerted campaign against L.A.'s street gangs.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: October 20, 2005
http://www2.presstelegram.com/...

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Officials concerned about gang activity (La Crosse, WI): While there is concern gang-related activity might be increasing in the La Crosse area, there is no indication large numbers of teenagers are involved, La Crosse Police Chief Ed Kondracki said.
Source: The La Crosse Tribune    Date: October 20, 2005
http://www.lacrossetribune.com/...

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