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Suspected members of gang arrested (Lynn, MA): Four suspected members of the violent gang MS-13 were among the 10 people arrested this week in the third roundup of undocumented immigrants in the area since June, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 23, 2005
Syracuse undercover police caught in crossfire (Syracuse, NY): Police officers usually arrive at a scene after the bullets have flown. Thursday night, they were front and center, caught in what police believe was a gang conflict.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: July 23, 2005
Strategy outlined to deal with surge in violence (Racine, WI): Just blocks from the site where three people were killed recently, the city Police Department and mayor's office announced a strategy last week to stem the recent surge in violence that has seen 10 people killed this year.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Date: July 23, 2005
Hispanics fearful of federal gang investigation (Shelby County, AL): Fear runs deep in Shelby County's Hispanic communities this week as a federal gang investigation continues, bringing agents to neighborhoods largely left alone in previous immigration roundups, advocates said Thursday.
Source: The Birmingham News Date: July 22, 2005
Murders drop in Paterson (Paterson, NJ): With a handful of violent gangsters dead or in jail and police targeting specific areas, murders in Paterson fell 50 percent last year, well above the 3 percent statewide decline, according to the annual state crime report released Thursday.
Source: Herald News Date: July 22, 2005
Latino street gangs a major law issue in US (Washington, DC): Street gangs have existed in the United States since the 1800s. But in the last few years, street gangs have grown more violent, more numerous and more widespread, from the big cities to rural areas.
Source: Voice of America News Date: July 22, 2005
LA police say two gang members linked to freeway shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Police have charged one gang member and identified another as a suspect in the fatal March freeway shooting of a 20 year-old college student, officials announced Friday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 22, 2005
Gang violence caught on tape (Fort Worth, TX): A remarkable surveillance video obtained by News 8 illustrates the ferocity of gang violence in North Texas.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: July 22, 2005
O. C. gang members drop 38%, D. A. says (Orange County, CA): The number of gang members in Orange County has dropped by more than a third since 1995, according to an analysis of gang activity that at least one expert says could be misleading.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 22, 2005
Carjacking victim shot, dragged along the road (Riverside, CA): An 18-year-old Riverside man was shot for his car and dragged onto the railroad tracks near Nichols Park around 2:50 a.m. Wednesday, police said.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: July 21, 2005
'Trigger Lock' law helps cut gang-related killings in half (San Francisco, CA): The number of killings in San Francisco attributed to gangs in largely African American neighborhoods has dropped by more than 50 percent so far this year from 2004, thanks in part to intervention by federal law enforcement, police officials said Wednesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: July 21, 2005
22 in gang busted (Suffolk County, NY): A yearlong investigation of a Brentwood-based chapter of the Latin Kings street gang has ended with the arrests of 22 alleged members and associates - including the top three leaders - on drug and weapons charges, Suffolk investigators said yesterday.
Source: Newsday Date: July 21, 2005
United against gang violence (Hempstead, NY): Local and state officials pledged yesterday to help the embattled Hempstead schools to fight gang violence but said they can't do it unless the district's fractured board learns how to get along.
Source: Newsday Date: July 21, 2005
Authorities detain 30 people in roundup of Hispanics (Birmingham, AL): Federal immigration officers arrested at least 30 Hispanic people in three suburban cities near Birmingham in what authorities said Thursday was a crackdown aimed at fighting gangs.
Source: The Tuscaloosa News Date: July 21, 2005
Gang problem at a crossroads (Pica Rivera, CA): When the Rev. Richard Ochoa approached City Council members 15 years ago and suggested the city needed a gang intervention program, he was told Pico Rivera had no gang problem, he said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: July 21, 2005
One injured in LaPorte drive-by shooting near park (LaPorte, IN): Police say friction between two groups boiled over into a drive-by shooting with shotguns early Tuesday near LaPorte's Koomler Park, an area known for occasional gang activity.
Source: South Bend Tribune Date: July 20, 2005
Man stabbed in parking lot of Lincoln bar (Lincoln, NE): A Lincoln man, 18, was stabbed Tuesday just before 6 p.m. in the west parking lot of Risky's Sports Bar & Grill, 4680 Leighton Ave., said police Capt. David Beggs.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: July 20, 2005
Clayton County enacts youth curfew, graffiti ban (Clayton County, GA): Clayton County has added two new weapons in its battle against youth violence and gang activity: a curfew and a ban on graffiti.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: July 20, 2005
Raids target violent valley gang (San Fernando Valley, CA): Touting their effort to crack down on a violent San Fernando Valley street gang linked to the slaying of a Burbank police officer, authorities announced Tuesday the arrests of nearly two dozen people whom they said were "associates" of the Vineland Boyz gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 20, 2005
Alleged gang members ran a prostitution ring, police say (San Diego, CA): Alleged members of a San Diego gang with apparent ties throughout Southern California have been charged with running a prostitution ring in Murrieta, depicting children involved in sexual conduct, and armed robbery, police authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: July 20, 2005
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