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Gang education work, survey suggests (Valparaiso, IN): Television and movies often show the glitz and glamor of street gang life without pointing out the other side -- how gang members often end up dead or in prison, and how gang members who fail to produce can find themselves beaten or killed.
Source: The Times Date: July 24, 2006
At least nine shot in gang fight (Fort Worth, TX): A confrontation at a party resulted in a melee that left at least nine people with gunshot wounds at a south Fort Worth residence early Sunday, police said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 24, 2006
Family gathering turns deadly (Oakland, CA): A family gathering early Saturday in East Oakland turned tragic when gang members opened fire on what they may have believed to be a rival gang, leaving a father of two small children dead and two others wounded, police said.
Source: Alameda Times-Star Date: July 23, 2006
Shooting kills one, wounds another (Palmdale, CA): A gunbattle that broke out in a parking lot outside a bar that hosted a rap music show left one young Antelope Valley man dead and another wounded, both apparently innocent bystanders.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: July 23, 2006
State could soon be 'next Los Angeles' for gangs (Jacksonville, FL): Street gang influence is growing in Northeast Florida and across the state, from the nationally notorious to those that take their names from the street signs and neighborhoods where they live.
Source: Jacksonville Times-Union Date: July 23, 2006
Towaoc tackles gang activity (Towaoc, CO): Towaoc is home to two gangs with at least 15 members each, according to a retired detective and gang-awareness consultant.
Source: Cortez Journal Date: July 22, 2006
Durham is considering scholarly study of gangs (Durham, NC): For most residents, gang graffiti, crossfire on city buses and a recent quadruple shooting that killed a teenager are enough proof that Durham has a gang problem.
Source: The News & Observer Date: July 22, 2006
Rise in gang crime concerns police (Rock Hill, SC): Hoping to combat what he calls a growing gang problem in Rock Hill, Police Chief John Gregory is asking for permission to hire a new detective solely for gang-related crimes.
Source: The Herald Date: July 22, 2006
Leaders ask Cantwell for help with gangs (Tacoma, WA): U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell tells South Sound officials she will work to get their communities more federal cash to fight gangs.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 22, 2006
Gang rivalry may be source of shooting (Bernalillo County, NM): A man gunned down at a West Side gas station appears to have been the intended target of rival gang members, while the second man hit by bullets was an innocent bystander, Bernalillo County sheriff's detectives say.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune Date: July 21, 2006
Legislators target gang recruitment (Elgin, IL): Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross and state Rep. Ruth Munson are promoting legislation aimed at increasing the penalties for crimes by gangs and preventing gang recruitment in the schools.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: July 21, 2006
Gang call heard before teenager shot in the legs (Bethlehem, NJ): A 16-year-old was shot in both legs during a possibly gang-related attack early Thursday a couple blocks from Five Points.
Source: The Express-Times Date: July 21, 2006
Task force aims to combat gangs (Anne Arundel County, MD): Police and prosecutors in Anne Arundel County are expected to announce today the creation of a task force to combat gang activity in Annapolis and the county.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: July 21, 2006
Merced stabbing was unprovoked (Merced, CA): A 40-year-old Merced man riding his bicycle on Meadows Avenue early Thursday is the latest victim of recent gang violence in the Loughborough Drive area.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: July 21, 2006
Anne Arundel Co. prepares for future gang violence (Anne Arundel, MD): They call themselves Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13. Authorities say they were street gang members and guerrillas in their native El Salvador.
Source: WJZ News 13 Date: July 21, 2006
Senate grants $1.4M for SB youth group (San Bernardino, CA): The Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino has been chosen to receive $1.4 million through the action of two U.S. Senate appropriations subcommittees Wednesday in separate measures.
Source: The Sun Date: July 20, 2006
Memphis police round up gang leaders (Memphis, TN): Lieutenant C.W. Cox is a veteran officer with the Memphis Police Department. He's been dealing with thugs and gang members for years.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News Date: July 20, 2006
Initiative combats gang violence (Frederick County, MD): Law enforcement agencies in Frederick County have no intention of putting out the welcome mat for gangs.
Source: The Gazette Date: July 20, 2006
Gunfire hits seven Loudoun homes (Loudoun County, VA): A 47-year-old man was critically wounded while he slept early yesterday as gunmen fired as many as 30 rounds into seven homes in Loudoun County in what investigators suspect was escalating gang warfare.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 20, 2006
Task force tackling gangs from all angles (Fairfax County, VA): It's been three years since a spate of gang violence sparked the creation of a regional gang task force in Northern Virginia. Since then, the task force has grown bigger and more versatile, while reports of serious gang crimes have plunged, dropping by 39 percent from 2004 to 2005 and heading lower again this year.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 20, 2006
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