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New dad killed by gang crossfire (Chicago, IL): Raul Zuniga stepped outside the side door of his Calumet City home late Tuesday night to have a cigarette, trying to keep the smoke away from his newborn son, police said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 10, 2006

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Police arrest five in gang-related fight at a park in Tualatin (Tualatin, OR): Five males were arrested Tuesday night after a gang-fight broke out amidst soccer games at Atfalati Park in Tualatin.
Source: The Times    Date: August 10, 2006

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Bronx: Twelve face gang-related charges (Bronx, NY): City and federal officials yesterday said 12 people had been charged as members of a Bloods street gang set that operated in the Bronx between 1998 and 2005.
Source: The New York Times    Date: August 9, 2006

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Passaic crime drops; murders up (Passaic, NJ): A push by city narcotics officers drove drug possession arrests higher in Paterson in 2005, while an increase in gang violence led to a jump in murders and aggravated assaults, according to crime statistics released Tuesday.
Source: The Record    Date: August 9, 2006

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Gang members attack house, assault teen (Des Moines, IA): Pipe-carrying gang members attacked a house in the 1200 block of East 26th Court in Des Moines early this morning and then assaulted a teenager who went to investigate.
Source: The Des Moines Register    Date: August 9, 2006

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Grand jury begins look at gang activity (Greene County, MO): Work begins today for 12 people selected and sworn in Tuesday to serve on a grand jury investigating gang activity in Greene County.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: August 9, 2006

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Teenager charged in stabbing on square (Springfield, MO): A Springfield teenager is accused of stabbing a man multiple times after a Monday night argument at Park Central Square.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader    Date: August 9, 2006

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Gang awareness event set (Winter Haven, FL): Gang issues are a growing problem everywhere, and Winter Haven is no exception, say organizers of the upcoming Gang Awareness workshop.
Source: The Ledger    Date: August 9, 2006

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As L.A. violent crime drops, the desert becomes a hot spot (California): On a recent Friday night, San Bernardino County's interagency high desert gang unit was working yet another homicide, chasing yet another gang member who had moved from San Bernardino into one of the sprawling new developments beyond the Cajon Pass.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 8, 2006

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New report shows gang problem continues to plague communities nationwide (Atlanta, GA): A new report from the National Youth Gang Center shows that gangs continue to be a major youth problem in almost every U.S. city - with more than 760,000 young people involved with almost 24,000 gangs nationwide.
Source: PR Newswire    Date: August 8, 2006

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Palm Springs officer shoots gang member wielding gun near food stand (Palm Springs, FL): A Palm Springs police officer was patrolling near a Mexican food stand Monday morning when he saw a man holding a gun in the middle of a crowd.
Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel    Date: August 8, 2006

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Council OKs study on gang problem (Durham, NC): The City Council has green-lighted a $60,000 study that should help it get a better read on Durham's gang problem and on whether existing programs are working properly.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: August 8, 2006

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Lawmaker: Gang problem manageable, but towns may need own police (Allentown, PA): A state lawmaker said Tuesday that heavily populated municipalities in the Poconos should consider starting their own police departments to protect them from crime, rather than relying on thinly spread state police.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: August 8, 2006

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Girl hit twice in shooting in Turnagain (Turnagain, AK): A teenage girl was shot and injured early Sunday in a spray of bullets that peppered a Turnagain home. Police say they suspect the episode is gang-related.
Source: Anchorage Daily News    Date: August 8, 2006

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Police capture teen suspected of slaying officer (Orange, NJ): A reputed street gang member awaiting trial on burglary and weapons charges was arrested Tuesday and charged with the shotgun murder of a police officer the night before.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: August 8, 2006

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Gang members suspected in Canoga Park shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Police are investigating an allegedly gang-related shooting that killed one man in Canoga Park on Monday night.
Source: CBS 2 News    Date: August 8, 2006

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Man accused of violating gang injuction in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A man accused as the first violator of a gang injunction in a three-quarter square mile area of Santa Ana was being held on $65,000 bond Tuesday following his first court appearance on the misdemeanor charges.
Source: KNBC 4 news    Date: August 8, 2006

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Two arrested after alleged gang stabbing (Sheboygan, WI): An alleged gang-related incident on the 2000 block of Wiemann Avenue in Sheboygan early Sunday resulted in a stabbing, several injuries and several arrests, according to a Sheboygan Police Department press release.
Source: Sheboygan Press    Date: August 7, 2006

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White T-shirt is fashion necessity with a bad rep (Pittsburgh, PA): They hang like drapes over the frames of spindly boys and potbellied men alike. Blowing in the wind and sometimes wrapped around heads like a turban fighting off the glare of the sunshine, supersized white T-shirts are staples among urban youths and suburban wannabes.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: August 7, 2006

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Authorities try to stem gang resurgence (Waterloo, IA): Gang activity in Black Hawk County is back on the rise, and police say they are facing a different threat compared to decades past.
Source: The Courier    Date: August 6, 2006

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