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Chicago Police gang database is disorganized and outdated: IG (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department’s “gang database” isn’t so much an effective crime-fighting tool as it is a disorganized hodgepodge of outdated and often unverified information, according to a blistering report released Thursday by the Office of the Inspector General.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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Fresno gang sweep nets 35 (Fresno, CA): For 20 hours this weekend, Fresno police intensified their search for feuding gang members and parolees in the city's southwest neighborhoods, where tensions have been festering. Police Chief Jerry Dyer ordered the crackdown to stem escalating violence among rival gangs, whose long-standing feud culminated earlier this month in the slaying of Darryl Hilliard.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 20, 2004

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Hearing set for 3 facing drug charges (Framingham, MA): Two men and a pregnant woman arrested last month on Pine Street in Framingham for allegedly selling cocaine, and whom police have linked to a group known as the Kendall Street gang, are headed back to Framingham District Court Tuesday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 20, 2004

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The war without an end (Knoxville, TN): The probe, the arrests, the deals, the trial, the reckoning — all of it is behind them now. The clients — members of a Knoxville street gang — head to prison, where, collectively, they will spend more than 230 years. But a debate over this landmark prosecution of the Imperial Insane Vice Lords gang lingers: What exactly did it accomplish?
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: June 20, 2004

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Gang ban is cutting crime, police say (Oxnard, CA): Nearly three weeks after a judge banned Oxnard's Colonia Chiques from congregating in public, authorities said Friday that they had served just 24 members of the county's largest street gang with the injunction, and have made no arrests under the June 1 court order.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 19, 2004

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Prisons to separate Hispanic gang (Nevada): The Nevada Department of Corrections is segregating members of a Hispanic prison gang to protect them from rivals, a prison official said. Some members of the Mi Raza Unida, which means My Race United, will be sent to another prison facility to protect them from two rival Latino gangs, said assistant director Glen Whorton.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: June 19, 2004

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Graffiti proposal goes back for revisions (Plant City, FL): City commissioners say they are all for a law to fight graffiti. They just want to make sure any ordinance they adopt isn't too restrictive.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: June 19, 2004

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More arrests possible in death of 4-year-old (Riverdale, GA): A gunbattle between members of the Southside Mafia and the Hit Squad that ended in the death of a 4-year-old boy illustrates Clayton County's growing gang problem. To help curb gang activity, Sheriff Stanley Tuggle announced Friday he was forming a gang task force, which should be up and running in two weeks.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 18, 2004

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Gangs may be involved in attacks (Memphis, TN): Sunday night, Christopher Melendez was stabbed twice while inside a nightclub in East Memphis. Wednesday afternoon, he was shot twice in the back in a drive-by shooting in the Berclair neighborhood. Melendez, 18, was driven by friends to Baptist East Hospital.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: June 18, 2004

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Another suspect nabbed in machete attack (Fairfax, VA): A third suspect was under arrest Friday in the machete attack that left a teen with mutilated hands, Fairfax County Police said. Jose Cruz, 19, of Annandale, was taken into custody late Thursday. Cruz was being held without bond on charges of aggravated malicious wounding and participating in gang activity.
Source: Daily Press    Date: June 18, 2004

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I Got My Body (Brookyln, NY): A merciless "wolf pack" of bloodthirsty teenagers chased a homeless man through the streets of Brooklyn yesterday, pummeled him to death under a barrage of bricks, then left him lying in a pool of blood outside a church-run soup kitchen, outraged neighbors said.
Source: New York Post    Date: June 18, 2004

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Growing Hispanic gang presence prompts police, church response (Arlington County ,VA): Arlington County currently has more than 35,000 Hispanic residents. According to the Arlington County Police Gang Unit, less than 1 percent of those Hispanics are gang members. "The Hispanic gang members do not represent the Hispanic community at all," Sgt. John Rizik of the gang unit said. "The majority of the Hispanic population are honest, hardworking citizens."
Source: Arlington Catholic Herald    Date: June 17, 2004

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Machete case defendant in court on earlier charge (Fairfax County, VA): An 18-year-old Fairfax County man charged in a gang-related machete attack last month faced another accusation of malicious wounding in court yesterday, stemming from the beating and slashing of a former gang member one month earlier.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 17, 2004

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Gang members face homicide charges (Oakland, CA): They call themselves the "Looney Tunes" gang, young East Oakland men who like cartoons, smoke marijuana and deal drugs, sometimes enforcing their reputation with gunfire, police say. Homicide investigators said Wednesday three suspected members of the gang have been charged with the September 2003 drive-by shooting death of a 24-year-old man they later said was not their actual target.
Source: Alameda Times-Star    Date: June 17, 2004

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Welch believes gang involvement in shooting (Country Club Hills, IL): Country Club Hills Mayor Dwight Welch wants to focus efforts on curbing gang activity following a shooting Monday he said was believed to be gang-related. "I am one of those mayors who says we're going to get out there and get the bad guys," Welch said at Monday's city council meeting.
Source: The Star    Date: June 17, 2004

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S.I. Bloods gang slay (Staten Island, NY): A reputed teenage member of the Bloods gang was fatally stabbed during a free-for-all outside an infamous Staten Island housing project, the site of frequent drug turf wars, residents and police said yesterday.
Source: New York Post    Date: June 17, 2004

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Durham man hurt in shooting in south Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): A 17-year-old Durham man was injured in a drive-by shooting in southwest Raleigh early Wednesday morning. Police arrested one suspect and are searching for at least one more.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: June 17, 2004

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Lawrence gang kingpin convicted on drug charges (Boston, MA): A leader of a Lawrence gang was convicted Thursday on federal cocaine distribution charges. Juan Conce, 27, known as "King Santos" in the Lawrence Chapter of the Almighty Latin King Nation, was among 20 reputed members of the gang who were indicted in February following a two-year multi-agency investigation into illegal drug trafficking.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: June 17, 2004

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US panel restores anti-gang funding (Washington, DC): A US House subcommittee yesterday restored more than $100 million in funds for gang prevention programs nationwide, which the White House had sought to cut, and added $18 million to pay for additional federal agents and to launch a National Gang Intelligence Center.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 16, 2004

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Gang assault In Bellmore, Long Island (Bellmore and Long Island, NY): Nassau County police are investigating a gang assault in Bellmore. Police say three young men assaulted a 25-year-old man and his 21-year-old brother inside the Powerhouse Gym in Bellmore at 8:40 last night.
Source: 1010 Wins     Date: June 16, 2004

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Sheriff may get gang officers (Durham, NC): The Durham County Commissioners sparred Tuesday over whether the Sheriff's Office needs gang specialists, but they ultimately found the money for a compromise plan that could fund two new positions.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: June 16, 2004

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