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14 charged in connection with Joliet cocaine deals (Joliet, IL): Fourteen people have been charged in connection with the distribution of crack and powder cocaine, as law enforcement continued its pressure on drug-dealing in the Hill section of Joliet, authorities said Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 29, 2004
Gangs face new foe (Fresno, CA) : Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with local law enforcement officials Monday to discuss Fresno County's gang problem and talk about a bill she says will give them a new weapon in their war on gang violence. Feinstein's bill, which Thursday cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee, would increase the penalties for the most serious gang crimes and make it a federal crime to recruit minors to join a criminal street gang.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 29, 2004
Cops tie LoDo assaults to gangs (Denver, CO): Gang fights are the cause of a recent upswing in late-night weekend violence in Lower Downtown, Denver police said Sunday. Most, if not all, of the 15 people police are seeking in connection with a videotaped assault two weeks ago are gang affiliates, officials said.
Source: The Denver Post Date: June 28, 2004
One shot dead, one wounded after spat escalates (Chicago, IL): A quarrel turned violent early Sunday on Chicago's Southwest Side, leaving one man dead and another wounded. Police said David Reyes, 18, of the 2300 block of West 21st Place was fatally shot while sitting in a parked car with three friends about 12:25 a.m.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 28, 2004
At least 3 injured in 2 S.L. shootings (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake police were investigating two shootings that occurred within 30 minutes early Sunday and left at least three people injured. A mother in her mid-30s, her 13-year-old daughter and possibly a third person, who fled, were shot about 12:30 a.m. at a house near 900 North and 900 West.
Source: Deseret News Date: June 28, 2004
Authorites: Cocaine ring linked to gang broken up (Radford, VA): Authorities announced Monday they had broken up a drug ring connected to the Bloods street gang that allegedly controlled crack cocaine distribution in the New River Valley. Federal and local law enforcement officers on Monday arrested 12 of the 14 people indicted on 47 counts and executed federal search warrants to seize drugs, firearms and other evidence, said U.S. Attorney John Brownlee.
Source: Newsday Date: June 28, 2004
When deportation is a death sentence (Los Angeles, CA): In May, 105 alleged gang members, including an undisclosed number of deportees from Los Angeles, burned to death in a Honduran prison while guards watched through a closed gate and did nothing. Faulty electrical wiring was blamed.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 28, 2004
Three killed, two hurt in four attacks (San Francisco, CA) : A violent weekend in San Francisco left three people dead and two wounded. On Sunday, police responding to a call at 1:50 a.m. reporting shots fired in the city's Potrero Hill neighborhood found that a man had been shot in the 1800 block of 25th Street.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 28, 2004
Navajo man not charged in "gang" shooting (Navajo, AZ): Authorities have not yet decided whether to file charges against a man involved in what was characterized at the time as a “gang-related” shooting on the Navajo reservation. Jerome Buckinghorse, 21 and a member of the Navajo Tribe, was arrested June 20 after he killed a man who had apparently opened fire on him first in the town of Blue Gap.
Source: Native American Times Date: June 28, 2004
Beating linked to gang acts (Edwardsville, PA): The brutal beating of a 22-year-old Scranton man outside a bar early Friday morning is believed to be a gang-related retaliation, investigators said Sunday. Police have charged one man in the attack and are searching for a second.
Source: Wilkes Barre Times Leader Date: June 28, 2004
Four-day East Side toll: 3 dead, 10 wounded (Buffalo, NY): Violence erupted on Buffalo's troubled East Side streets over the past four days, with 12 people shot - two of them fatally - and one woman bludgeoned to death. Buffalo police predicted the arrival of hot weather could kick-start rampant gunplay across the city, citing gang reprisals and turf warfare.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 28, 2004
San Francisco worries over spike in homicide rate (San Francisco, CA): Just as summer travelers are again crowding onto cable cars, San Francisco's leaders are concerned that the city's image as a tourist playground is threatened by the highest murder rate since 1995. Brazen violence in the past week has brought the year's total homicides to 47, not including two fatal shootings by law enforcement officials.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 27, 2004
Keeping school violence at bay (Baltimore, MD): Five years after the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, safety advocates say the nation's public schools are as safe as ever. But a few observers say the war on terrorism is siphoning funding and attention from school safety just as rising gang violence threatens progress made in the 1990s.
Source: USA Today Date: June 27, 2004
Keeping school violence at bay (Los Angeles, CA): Five years after the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, safety advocates say the nation's public schools are as safe as ever. But a few observers say the war on terrorism is siphoning funding and attention from school safety just as rising gang violence threatens progress made in the 1990s.
Source: USA Today Date: June 27, 2004
Keeping school violence at bay (Philadelphia, PA): Five years after the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, safety advocates say the nation's public schools are as safe as ever. But a few observers say the war on terrorism is siphoning funding and attention from school safety just as rising gang violence threatens progress made in the 1990s.
Source: USA Today Date: June 27, 2004
Man slain, another injured in shooting (Chicago, IL): A Southwest Side man was fatally shot and another man seriously wounded early Saturday morning after a gang-related shooting outside a Brighton Park restaurant, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 27, 2004
Police: Progress made on slay arrest (Loweel, MA): No arrests have been made in the Thursday afternoon killing of a 19-year-old Lowell man, but police say they are making steady progress on finding those responsible. The state medical examiner's office ruled Friday that Ponarith Uong, of 52 New Spaulding St., died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, and ruled the death a homicide, according to Emily LaGrassa, spokesman for District Attorney Martha Coakley.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: June 27, 2004
Robbery suspect found to be wanted on murder warrant (Miami Beach, FL): Police arrested a convicted murderer and known gang member on suspicion of staging a home-invasion-style robbery last month in a Miami Beach hotel. In a bizarre twist, police also arrested the victim of the robbery after he asked them if he could retrieve a pack of cigarettes from his room safe and officers found a rock of cocaine inside the pack, police said.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: June 27, 2004
Trying to keep ahead of the gang (Boston, MA): When two female probation officers told Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett that girls as young as 13 and 14 were having kids, some by gang members, he began to develop the germ of an idea. Probation officers try to teach such teens how to develop some measure of self-esteem.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 27, 2004
Man shot in foot in gang attack (San Diego, CA): A man was shot in the foot during a gang-related attack in Chollas View, San Diego police said today.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 26, 2004
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