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 Street Work: Detective Rick Rodriguez of the Arlington County Police Department's Gang Unit works with members of the community in an effort to break what he refers to as cycles of recruitment.
 Gallery: A Turf War
 Gangs Active in Region
Live Discussion
 Luis Cardona, Community Activist spoke about the upsurge in street gang crime and what can be done about it.
Extras Gangs Series
 A High Price for Belonging (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 Gang Activity Still a Rarity in Anne Arundel (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 Gang Tightens Its Grip on Area Streets (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 County's Vigilance Helps Keep Gangs at Bay (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 For Police, Knowledge Means Power (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 Nation Has Long History Of Gangs (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 Gangs Growing in Numbers, Bravado Across Area (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 Signs of Possible Gang Activity (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 Upsurge in Gang Violence Worries Police, Residents (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 A High Price For Belonging (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 Motorcycle Clubs Fuel Fears of Gang Violence (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 Gangs Get Public's Attention (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 In Gang Violence, No Shortage Of Victims or Long-Term Hurt (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 Voice of Experience: Gangs No Way to Go (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 The Return of the Street Gang (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
 Seeing the Writing On the Wall on Gangs (The Washington Post, 9/18/03)
Oversight of Slain Witness Faulted
A 16-year-old federal witness was not properly supervised in an FBI safe house in Maryland, which became the scene of street gang activity involving members now accused of killing her.

In the News
Prosecutors Say Slaying Of Witness Was Planned: Va. Woman Helping Police In Gang Case Was Stabbed (Post, April 12, 2005)

D.C. Gang Leader Gets 151 Years in Deadly Plot (Post, April 9, 2005)

Gang Link Suspected in Pr. William Attack: Two Men Face Charges After Boy, 14, Is Stabbed, Hit With Bats Outside Mall (Post, April 6, 2005)

Trial Witness in MS-13 Case Flees but Is Apprehended (Post, March 29, 2005)

Attorney Protests Legal Maneuvers in MS-13 Killing (Post, March 29, 2005)

To Stop Gangs, Provide Youth Programs, Officials Say (Post, March 20, 2005)

Honored for a Gang Truce: Md. Men Receive Community Peace Award and Meet a Champion (Post, March 18, 2005)

As Va. Area Evolves, Views Diverge: Some See Safe Haven in Pr. William's Irongate Neighborhood; Others Live in Fear (Post, March 15, 2005)

MS-13 Crackdown Nets 35 in Region (Post, March 15, 2005)

12-Year Term in Machete Attack: 3rd Defendant Given Credit for Cooperation, Remorse (Post, March 5, 2005)

Fairfax Machete Victim Testifies He Played Dead: Others Sought in Possible Gang Clash (Post, March 2, 2005)

Rival Gang Members Attack Boy, Police Say (Post, Feb. 25, 2005)

Murder Trial Offers a Rare Look at Gang: Expert Witness Describes Lives Filled With Violence (Post, Feb. 20, 2005)

A Chance for a Clean Start: Tattoo Removal Programs a Tool in Anti-Gang Fight (Post, Feb. 20, 2005)

Murder Trial Offers Rare Look at MS-13: Fairfax Detective Describes Gang's Violent Lifestyle (Post, Feb. 17, 2005)

A Chance for a Clean Start: Tattoo Removal Programs Used as a Tool to Fight Gangs (Post, Feb. 13, 2005)

Trial Offers Rare Look at Gang Life: Expert Witness in Murder Case Reveals MS-13's Methods (Post, Feb. 13, 2005)

Demands on Police, EMS Grow With Population (Post, Feb. 6, 2005)

MS-13 Man Sentenced to 3 Life Terms: Fairfax Woman Suffered Fatal Kick After Gang Rape (Post, Feb. 5, 2005)

Residents Voice Fears at Forum on Gang Growth (Post, Jan. 30, 2005)

Gangs' Deadly Reach Growing Younger: Fatal Fairfax Shooting Symbolizes New Threat (Post, Jan. 30, 2005)

Md. Gang Member Guilty in Slaying: Expert Testified on Group's Activity (Post, Jan. 29, 2005)

Teens Not Targeted In N.Va. Shooting: Sources Suspect Mistaken Identity (Post, Jan. 26, 2005)

Family Says Slain Va. Teen Was Not Involved in a Gang: Two Other Youths Wounded in Shooting Friday (Post, Jan. 25, 2005)

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