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Chicago Police gang database is disorganized and outdated: IG (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department’s “gang database” isn’t so much an effective crime-fighting tool as it is a disorganized hodgepodge of outdated and often unverified information, according to a blistering report released Thursday by the Office of the Inspector General.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 11, 2019
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Gang busted on Long Island; Police seize drugs, cash and weapons (Long Island, NY): There has been a major gang bust on Long Island. The Suffolk County District Attorney wrapped up a news conference at noon detailing the police operation. You could characterize this as a major drug bust as well.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: June 30, 2004

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Teen and 2 others shot dead in street (Detroit, MI): Police were on the hunt for a gunman early this morning following a shooting on Detroit's east side that left three people dead, including a teenage boy, and three others injured. Shots erupted about 9:50 p.m. outside a house in the 5700 block of Drexel, where police said a group of men got into a fight.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: June 30, 2004

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Panel wants $600,000 to fight gangs (Los Angeles, CA): A City Council committee on Wednesday directed that $600,000 be found to restore reductions to gang prevention and intervention programs, including Communities in Schools in North Hills. The program, known as L.A. Bridges II, was reduced in the city budget from about $3.8 million this year to about $3 million for fiscal 2005 after losing a one-time funding source.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: June 30, 2004

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Gangs face new foe (Fresno, CA) : Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with local law enforcement officials Monday to discuss Fresno County's gang problem and talk about a bill she says will give them a new weapon in their war on gang violence. Feinstein's bill, which Thursday cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee, would increase the penalties for the most serious gang crimes and make it a federal crime to recruit minors to join a criminal street gang.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 29, 2004

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Gang fight precedes concert (Ukiah, CA): Concert-goers at Todd Grove Park may have noticed some extra police presence Sunday. Along with a concert in the park on Sunday evening Ukiah ended up getting an unwanted bonus: a pre-concert gang fight.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: June 29, 2004

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Three arrested in fight; gang ties alleged (Belvidere, IL): A 14-year-old boy was beaten by three adults, allegedly gang members, Sunday night as a weekend festival was wrapping up. The boy received stitches for lacerations to his head and face. He was treated at OSF Saint Anthony Hospital in Rockford and released.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: June 29, 2004

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Gang shooting erupts again (San Mateo, CA): San Mateo police are forming a seven-day-a-week gang task force to try and cease a rising number of violent gang shootings in the last six days. One shooting occurred in broad daylight in a high-traffic area while the last two shattered the quiet night of a North Central neighborhood.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal    Date: June 29, 2004

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Suspect arrested in 1998 drive-by (Duluth, GA): Authorities arrested a Duluth man Monday in connection with a 6-year-old drive-by slaying. Acting on a tip, police arrested Oscar Flores Lopez, 22, at his Duluth home and charged him with murder, said Gwinnett police Cpl. Dan Huggins. Police have linked Lopez in the May 24, 1998, shooting death of 19-year-old Ricardo Meza of Norcross.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 29, 2004

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Two sought in slaying (Lowell, MA): Police are asking for the public's help in finding two suspects in a shooting that left a young Lowell man dead Thursday. Daniel Keo Kung, 24, and Samnang Meas, 23, are each charged with murder in the death of Ponarith Uong, 19, of 52 New Spaulding St. They also face drug and gun charges.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: June 29, 2004

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14 charged in connection with Joliet cocaine deals (Joliet, IL): Fourteen people have been charged in connection with the distribution of crack and powder cocaine, as law enforcement continued its pressure on drug-dealing in the Hill section of Joliet, authorities said Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 29, 2004

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When deportation is a death sentence (Los Angeles, CA): In May, 105 alleged gang members, including an undisclosed number of deportees from Los Angeles, burned to death in a Honduran prison while guards watched through a closed gate and did nothing. Faulty electrical wiring was blamed.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 28, 2004

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Three killed, two hurt in four attacks (San Francisco, CA) : A violent weekend in San Francisco left three people dead and two wounded. On Sunday, police responding to a call at 1:50 a.m. reporting shots fired in the city's Potrero Hill neighborhood found that a man had been shot in the 1800 block of 25th Street.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 28, 2004

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Navajo man not charged in "gang" shooting (Navajo, AZ): Authorities have not yet decided whether to file charges against a man involved in what was characterized at the time as a “gang-related” shooting on the Navajo reservation. Jerome Buckinghorse, 21 and a member of the Navajo Tribe, was arrested June 20 after he killed a man who had apparently opened fire on him first in the town of Blue Gap.
Source: Native American Times    Date: June 28, 2004

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Beating linked to gang acts (Edwardsville, PA): The brutal beating of a 22-year-old Scranton man outside a bar early Friday morning is believed to be a gang-related retaliation, investigators said Sunday. Police have charged one man in the attack and are searching for a second.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: June 28, 2004

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Cops tie LoDo assaults to gangs (Denver, CO): Gang fights are the cause of a recent upswing in late-night weekend violence in Lower Downtown, Denver police said Sunday. Most, if not all, of the 15 people police are seeking in connection with a videotaped assault two weeks ago are gang affiliates, officials said.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: June 28, 2004

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One shot dead, one wounded after spat escalates (Chicago, IL): A quarrel turned violent early Sunday on Chicago's Southwest Side, leaving one man dead and another wounded. Police said David Reyes, 18, of the 2300 block of West 21st Place was fatally shot while sitting in a parked car with three friends about 12:25 a.m.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 28, 2004

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At least 3 injured in 2 S.L. shootings (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake police were investigating two shootings that occurred within 30 minutes early Sunday and left at least three people injured. A mother in her mid-30s, her 13-year-old daughter and possibly a third person, who fled, were shot about 12:30 a.m. at a house near 900 North and 900 West.
Source: Deseret News    Date: June 28, 2004

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Authorites: Cocaine ring linked to gang broken up (Radford, VA): Authorities announced Monday they had broken up a drug ring connected to the Bloods street gang that allegedly controlled crack cocaine distribution in the New River Valley. Federal and local law enforcement officers on Monday arrested 12 of the 14 people indicted on 47 counts and executed federal search warrants to seize drugs, firearms and other evidence, said U.S. Attorney John Brownlee.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 28, 2004

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Four-day East Side toll: 3 dead, 10 wounded (Buffalo, NY): Violence erupted on Buffalo's troubled East Side streets over the past four days, with 12 people shot - two of them fatally - and one woman bludgeoned to death. Buffalo police predicted the arrival of hot weather could kick-start rampant gunplay across the city, citing gang reprisals and turf warfare.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: June 28, 2004

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Trying to keep ahead of the gang (Boston, MA): When two female probation officers told Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett that girls as young as 13 and 14 were having kids, some by gang members, he began to develop the germ of an idea. Probation officers try to teach such teens how to develop some measure of self-esteem.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 27, 2004

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