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MS-13 gang growing extremely dangerous, FBI says (Washington, DC): In early November, the FBI and Houston police learned that six suspected members of Mara Salvatrucha, a violent Central American gang known as MS-13, were raiding a house on Liberty Street where a rival gang had stashed drugs.
Source: USA Today Date: January 6, 2006
Police: School fight was gang-related (Great Barrington, MA): A Brookside School student allegedly instigated a "gang-related" assault on another student on Tuesday, triggering a fight that drew police from five departments to quell the disturbance, according to a police report.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: January 5, 2006
Gang detectives investigate shooting at Charlotte bus stop (Charlottte, NC): Police said they responded to reports of a teenager being hit by gun fire Wednesday night at a bus stop along Beatties Ford Road, near Hildebran Street in north Charlotte.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: January 5, 2006
New police division to focus on gang violence (Tucson, AZ): The Tucson Police Department is creating a special investigations division focusing on violence caused by gangs, drugs and guns.
Source: KOLD 13 News Date: January 5, 2006
Four teens arrested in stabbing death (Garden Grove, CA): Four teenagers were arrested in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old boy, police said Wednesday. Pedro Gomez, 17, of Garden Grove was stabbed repeatedly during what police believe was a gang-related fight in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store at Trask Avenue and Fairview Street, said Garden Grove Police Lt. Mike Handfield.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 5, 2006
Gangs tied to violence near Jersey City school (Jersey City, NJ) : Members of at least one street gang were responsible for the melee outside Lincoln High School here on Tuesday that led to the shootings of two students and the beatings of two others, the police said Wednesday.
Source: The New York Times Date: January 5, 2006
HPD initiative targets gangs, parole violators (Houston, TX): Gangs, parole violators and sex offenders are among the primary targets of the latest Houston Police Department initiative, which includes boosting manpower and reducing crime in hot spots, Chief Harold Hurtt announced Wednesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: January 5, 2006
Wider net cast against gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): The San Bernardino County Probation Department is expanding its role in the fight against gang violence to include increased focus on prevention and intervention.
Source: The Sun Date: January 4, 2006
Mack calls for gang truce: Says Mayor Palmer 'out of touch' (Trenton, NJ): Mayoral candidate Tony Mack is calling for a truce among gang members, and immediate assistance from the New Jersey State Police.
Source: The Trentonian Date: January 3, 2006
Youngster, gangster (Wichita, KS): While investigating gang violence over the past year, Wichita police encountered kids they had never seen before. Chief Norman Williams calls them the "new wave" of Wichita street gangs.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: January 3, 2006
Graffiti is one of many signs of gang activity (Wichita, KS): Wichita's young gang members often express themselves in graffiti - sometimes in 7-foot-tall letters. That happened recently in north Wichita.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: January 3, 2006
DC Archdiocese, youth club battle (Langley Park, MD): A religiously and racially charged dispute on one of Maryland's most gang-ridden streets is triggering a turf war of David-and-Goliath proportions.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: January 2, 2006
Man arrested in New Year's Eve shooting of 15-year-old (Yakima, WA): A 20-year-old man has been arrested in the New Year's Eve shooting death of a 15-year-old boy that is believed to be gang-related.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 2, 2006
Two dead in gang battle (Astoria, NY): A pair of armed gangs turned a Queens social club into the O.K. Corral, as a New Year's Eve celebration ended in a shootout that left two men dead, police said.
Source: New York Post Date: January 2, 2006
Compton killings highest in years (Compton, CA): At least 72 people were killed in Compton in 2005, the highest toll in a decade for a city that has ranked among the most dangerous in the nation for 30 years.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 2, 2006
Cops to stay after school to cut crime (Chicago, IL): Police believe they have knocked down the murder rate in Chicago by using narcotics squads, teams of gang analysts and swarms of police officers patrolling neighborhoods.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 2, 2006
Gang tiff may have led to slashing (Guilderland, NY): Police believe an earlier confrontation over gang colors sparked Friday night's slashing of a 16-year-old in the face at Crossgates Mall.
Source: Times Union Date: January 1, 2006
Gang sweep (Aurora, IL): By pooling their resources and information with other agencies, Aurora police were able to complete four major sweeps of Aurora street gangs in 2005 — a dramatic attempt to disrupt the cycle of drugs and murder in the city.
Source: Aurora Beacon News Date: January 1, 2006
'Opt-out' provision vital for Oxnard's civil gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): Judge Fred Bysshe's recent recusal from further participation in the Colonia Chiques civil injunction case in Oxnard is an extremely troubling development.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: January 1, 2006
The long night of the taggers (Boston, MA): More than a dozen East Boston homeowners woke up on a recent Sunday morning to find their houses splashed with the MS-13 gang moniker, evidence of a one-night graffiti blitz Boston police said may have been part of a gang initiation ritual.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 1, 2006
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