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Three agencies tout joint effort to fight street-gang violence (Trenton, NJ): Three state law enforcement agencies came together to detail the importance of interagency communication in combating street-gang activity throughout New Jersey, in a Gang Reduction and Aggressive Supervised Parole meeting Tuesday.
Source: Courier-Post     Date: June 9, 2004

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Assault suspect looking for gang initiation (San Mateo, CA): The 20-year-old jail inmate accused of beating an officer last week may have been looking for entry into the Sureno gang, according to the District Attorney's Office. Rafael Jaime pleaded not guilty to felony assault charges in the attack on the sheriff's deputy and to the assault charges that initially landed him in jail.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: June 8, 2004

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Man stabbed to death outside Harvest Moon (Santa Cruz County, CA): A 29-year-old Watsonville man was murdered near Green Valley Road on Saturday night, and police are releasing few details about the crime. Shortly after midnight, two Hispanic males were brought to Watsonville Community Hospital suffering from stab wounds. Neither victim's name has been released, but police believe the men had gang affiliations.
Source: The Pajaronian     Date: June 8, 2004

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GOP takes tough stance against gangs (Syracuse. NY): With Guardian Angels founder and noted vigilante Curtis Sliwa by their side, Assembly Republicans Monday pitched legislation that would toughen penalties for gang-related crimes. The GOP bills take special aim at gang members who try to recruit students. The measures would also increase penalties for hazing and bullying.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: June 8, 2004

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Police see gang link in killing of teenager (Portland, OR): Portland police say a gang dispute likely led to Sunday's fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy who was found inside a car near the entrance of Portland International Raceway. Police identified the victim Monday as Alexx Alexander, who had several Portland-area addresses.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 8, 2004

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Police say gang member fired at crowd, injuring man (Providence, RI): A member of a street gang opened fire on a crowd, wounding one man, police said. According to police, Verack Dy, 21, a member of the Providence Street Boys gang, fired three shots and wounded Somsack Sithong, 22.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: June 7, 2004

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Shooting shakes 'heart of the city' (Salt Lake City, UT): Seven riders were finding their steeds on the merry-go-round, groups of families and friends were laying out picnic dinners, and Clark Clements was transitioning into the second verse of a love ballad on his guitar. Two shots were fired. A short pause, then a third. And a pleasant afternoon at Liberty Park turned chaotic.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 7, 2004

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Latino agencies lose out on anti-gang grant (Nassau County, NY): Though police estimate that 40 percent of gang members in Nassau are Latino, the first intervention grant in county history fails to fund a single Latino nonprofit organization, even after three veteran groups applied to assist communities struggling disproportionately with the problem.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 7, 2004

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Virginia task force, agencies unite to take on gangs (Virginia): Law enforcement authorities in Northern Virginia are officially ganging up on the region's gangs. Gov. Mark R. Warner's recent creation of a gang "strike force" made up of 12 Virginia State Police officers was the latest step in a spiraling state, local and federal crackdown.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 6, 2004

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Program allows youths to remove unwanted tattoos (Fresno, CA): A 17-year-old at Fresno County's Juvenile Hall said he regrets getting the three gang-related tattoos that cover his neck, forearm and upper arm. His friends coaxed him into getting the tattoos when he joined a gang two years ago. But now, the 17-year-old said, "It seems like because I have them, it keeps getting me into trouble. So I think it's better off if I get rid of them." A program starting this fall in Fresno County will make it easier for him and other youth.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 6, 2004

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Gangs cut swath of death, payback in Little Village (Chicago, IL): Looking out at dozens of young men wearing the black and gold colors of the Latin Kings, Rev. Matthew Foley said a funeral mass for Luis Magana, 17, who was gunned down in Little Village by a rival gang. Four hours before mourners gathered on May 22, another 17-year-old died in a barrage of gunfire on the doorstep of his mother's red-brick home.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 5, 2004

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Experts: Parents, schools must get involved in fight (Vineland, NJ): Parental awareness and more prevention programs in schools are the keys to dealing with ever-increasing gang activity in New Jersey. That was the message Lt. Edwin Torres brought to a conference here Friday where teachers, school administrators, parents, law enforcement officials and community groups gathered to learn the warning signs of gang activity and what they can do about the growing problem.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: June 5, 2004

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Gangs to be closely watched, police say (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County gang members and associates will be under more scrutiny than usual this summer, law-enforcement officials said. Frequent gang-suppression sweeps will provide an opportunity for officers to check up on known gang members -- many of whom are on probation or out on parole.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 5, 2004

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Bronx flirt slay (Bronx, NY): Two brothers were stabbed — one fatally — in The Bronx yesterday after the men tried to chat up a woman, police sources said. At around 1 p.m., Ronald and Ramiel Blackmon, both 20, approached the woman outside a bodega at West 174th Street and Montgomery Avenue in University Heights.
Source: New York Post    Date: June 4, 2004

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Gang leader cries foul (Knoxville, TN): The man identified by authorities as the leader of an inner city street gang racked up a life sentence Thursday but not before railing at the injustice of his predicament. "They got drug dealers that's making millions, and they want to take my life," Walter "Heavy" Williams said as he stood pointing his finger toward federal prosecutors in U.S. District Court.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: June 4, 2004

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Girl, 3, hurt in drive-by shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A 3-year old girl in a stroller was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting Wednesday outside a South Los Angeles store, the third child in three days to become an innocent victim of gun violence. Three others, including the girl's brother, also were wounded by gang members wielding assault weapons, police said. In the San Fernando Valley, a 5-year-old boy was in critical condition Wednesday after being struck in the head by a stray bullet while playing in his backyard.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 3, 2004

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Street gangs adding mobility to arsenals (Winthrop, MA): Winthrop, being a seaside town, occasionally has drawn visiting artists, but the latest entries are not exactly what culture mavens have in mind. Spray painted in blue on at least six locations were the taggings of the 18th Street gang. Three were on the seashore wall on Shore Drive; two were on a Moore Street sidewalk, and one adorned both sides of a pay phone in front of a Shirley Street grocery.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 3, 2004

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Seven alleged gang members face federal charges (Central Islip, NY): Seven alleged members of a Long Island chapter of the Netas street gang were charged Thursday in a federal indictment with a litany of offenses, including a homicide, shootings, beatings and a stabbing, most of which grew out of a dispute with the rival MS-13 gang, prosecutors said.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 3, 2004

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The Gangs All Here (Colorado): In 1987, the Colorado General Assembly authorized the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to collect and track intelligence information on gang members and their associates. At the same time, metro police departments began compiling their own databases -- and a person didn't have to commit any crime in order to make most of those lists.
Source: Denver Westword    Date: June 3, 2004

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Arrests in suspected gang attack at school (Oceanside, NY): Nassau Police arrested seven Baldwin youths they suspect of being gang members after the teenagers allegedly attacked three Oceanside High School students Tuesday in broad daylight. Although the 2:50 p.m. scuffle during recess involved several young people kicking and hitting one another, no one was hurt, said Det. Lt. Gregory Detwiler, commander of the Fourth Squad detectives in Hewlett.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 3, 2004

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