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West Burke officials dealing with youth "gangs" (West Burke, VT): Village trustees just want a little peace and quiet. They say groups of young people are vandalizing property, using foul language and intimidating children in the local park - and it's time to nip the problem in the bud.
Source: WCAX 3 News Date: July 9, 2004
L.A. requires safety measures at cyber cafes (Los Angeles, CA): Worried that cyber cafes are turning into dens of truancy and breeding gang violence, Los Angeles City Council members Wednesday unanimously voted to regulate about 30 businesses where teens and others congregate to use computers. Councilman Dennis Zine, who pushed the proposal, said he acted after a string of shootings at cyber cafes in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 8, 2004
Visalia teen injured in drive-by (Visalia, CA): A 16-year-old was shot in the back Wednesday afternoon during a drive-by shooting along Houston Avenue, but he escaped serious injury. Two teenagers were walking east near Dinuba Boulevard when three people pulled alongside in a four-door, light-brown car with tinted windows.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: July 8, 2004
Gang search yields weapons, drugs (Ventura County, CA): A blind Oxnard man already arrested once for allegedly violating Oxnard's tough new gang injunction has been arrested again after police reported finding guns, knives, drugs and thousands of dollars in cash during a search of his home.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 8, 2004
Police reduce gang violence (Miami, FL): Two years ago, violence rocked Northeast Miami-Dade County during the July 4 weekend. When the dust settled, at least two people were killed and six were wounded during fighting between loosely knit gangs. One of those who died was a 13-year-old boy who police say was an innocent bystander.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: July 8, 2004
Pixley men plead no contest in assault of teen (Pixley, CA): Two Pixley men pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the April 28 beating of a 19-year-old motorist who police say was mistaken for a gang member.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: July 8, 2004
Gang Problem Severe In New Mexico (Bernalillo, NM): New Mexico's gang problem is on the rise, according to Gov. Bill Richardson's office. And Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White said he has had an issue with gangs for a long time. He said half Bernalillo's murders this year are gang-related.
Source: KOAT 7 News Date: July 7, 2004
Two plead guilty in scheme to sell guns to gang (Chicago, IL): Two men pleaded guilty to federal firearms offenses Tuesday in connection with a scheme to purchase semiautomatic pistols and other guns in Indiana and sell them to Chicago street gang members.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 7, 2004
Software would help in identifying gang members (Fort Worth, TX): Identifying gang members may soon be just a mouse click away. Tarrant County and some law enforcement officials, looking for a better way to track gang members and share information, believe that they've found it in intelligence software called GangNet.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 7, 2004
$331,000 state grant will continue anti-gang program (Lancaster, CA): A multiagency anti-gang program in Lancaster will continue for another year with the help of a $331,000 state grant. The grant, from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services' Criminal Justice Programs Division, will finance another year of an effort that included the hiring of a specially trained gang sergeant, and assistance from the District Attorney's Office and the Probation Department.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: July 7, 2004
Man with gang ties shot (Little Rock, AR): A Little Rock gang member was killed Tuesday in a shooting at his home, the third slaying in less than a month of someone with gang ties, investigators said. But police said that no evidence has been found to determine whether the killings - all shooting deaths - were gang-related or linked.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: July 7, 2004
Police seek teen suspect in shooting at downtown fireworks show (Pittsburgh, PA): Detectives continued yesterday to investigate an Independence Day shooting in Point State Park that left two people injured in what Pittsburgh police said was a clash between rival groups.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: July 6, 2004
Second teen arrested in gang-related Kennewick killing (Kennewick, WA): A second teenager has been arrested in a street corner shooting death that police believe was the result of a confrontation over gang affiliation. Mario Fernandez, 18, was arrested without incident Friday afternoon by police who spotted him driving in town.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: July 6, 2004
Gang fight wounds 3 bystanders (Houston, TX): A 6-year-old girl and her father were among three people shot in a gang-related gunfight Sunday that occurred after the Freedom Over Texas festivities ended near downtown. Houston police said two groups of men began fighting at White Oak Park in the 2200 block of White Oak as a crowd was leaving the park about 10 p.m.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: July 5, 2004
Good samaritans shot in Bronx 'gang hit' (Bronx, NY): Two good Samaritans were recuperating from gunshot wounds yesterday after they were shot in The Bronx. The attack may have been in retaliation for the pair stopping a street gang from beating up two teens earlier in the day, police said.
Source: New York Post Date: July 5, 2004
Northeast Valley police make loud partygoers face the music (Pacoima, CA): Los Angeles police officers charged with breaking up loud and unruly parties know the fastest way to find out who is in charge. "Trust me, you hook the deejay, they'll find the owner," said Officer Casey Sbabo. It was after 11 p.m. Friday and more than a dozen LAPD officers ushered out stragglers from the group of more than 150 mostly teenagers — including suspected gang members — who helped turn a vast dirt yard in Pacoima into a dance floor.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 5, 2004
New laws to fight gang violence that's spreading across Virginia (Richmond, VA): For years law enforcement and community leaders have been reluctant to acknowledge that Virginia has a gang problem, but growing violence and turf battles have made it harder to deny. "There is definitely a growing gang problem," said Tim Murtaugh, a spokesman for Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore.
Source: Daily Press Date: July 4, 2004
8-year-old wounded in drive-by at park (Chicago, IL): Chicago police Saturday were searching for two men suspected of opening fire on a playground in the Pilsen neighborhood Friday night, wounding an 8-year-old boy in the abdomen. Witnesses told police that three others might have been wounded, a woman and two children, ages 2 and 5.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 4, 2004
Raid targets ambition of Salvadoran gang (Boston, MA): Two days of raids spanning several communities ended last night with the arrest of dozens of members of the Salvadoran street gang MS-13 and other gang members on drug, assault, and weapons charges, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 3, 2004
L.A.'s 18th Street Gang is hit with injunction forbidding recruiting (Los Angeles, CA): With a new twist on an old tactic, the Los Angeles city attorney's office has won a permanent injunction against the infamous 18th Street gang, barring members from recruiting young people. "We need to find new ways to cut off membership," City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 3, 2004
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