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Riviera to spend $340,000 on house for youth center (Riviera Beach, FL): The city council took a key step Wednesday night to curbing youth violence by voting to spend $340,000 to turn a vacant house into a youth empowerment center.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: September 6, 2007
Schwarzenegger taps former U.S. attorney for anti-gang program (Sacramento, CA): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday appointed a former U.S. attorney to lead the state's anti-gang programs, a new position he created in response to rising gang violence in California.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 4, 2007
Immigration officials lead raid netting 65 arrests (Oklahoma City, OK): Federal immigration agents rounded up 65 people, mostly illegal aliens, during a weeklong anti-gang operation.
Source: News On 6 Date: September 4, 2007
Idaho AG Wasden, others call for renewed gang prosecutor funding (Idaho): Law enforcement agents, including Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, on Tuesday called on state lawmakers next session to continue money for a special assistant U.S. attorney post created this year to help lock up gang members in federal prisons outside Idaho.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: September 4, 2007
Teen among three killed in drive-by shootings (Chicago, IL): A 14-year-old boy was among three people killed Sunday in two separate drive-by shootings on Chicago's South Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 3, 2007
Gang-related shooting kills two in southwest Houston (Houston, TX): Two men were killed and another was critically injured after being shot by gang members at a southwest Houston apartment Sunday afternoon, police said. Another man, who police believe also was shot, fled on foot.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: September 3, 2007
East Oakland man slain in gang related attack (Oakland, CA): A man was shot to death early Saturday not far from his East Oakland home, when he and two others with him in his car were attacked by a group of gang members, police said.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register Date: September 2, 2007
Program aims to help kids resist gangs (Asbury Park, NJ): The latest front in the fight against gangs isn't on street corners or in courthouses, but in classrooms with children as young as 9.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: September 2, 2007
Wider effort on gun violence urged (Omaha, NE): It's time for a "community intervention" to reduce gun violence, according to one member of the Omaha City Council.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: September 1, 2007
Gang shooting injures two, including 12-year-old boy, in Pacoima (Pacoima, CA): Police today were searching for suspected gang members who drove by an apartment complex, yelled "F--- Pacoima!" and fired shots from a pistol, wounding a documented 17-year-old Pacoima gang member and a 12-year-old boy who happened to be standing nearby.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: September 1, 2007
W. Sac to air concerns about gang crackdown (Sacramento, CA): West Sacramento residents who believe they have been unfairly targeted by an injunction to curb gang activity in a mostly Latino community in the city's northeast corner are invited to speak at a town hall meeting about their concerns.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: September 1, 2007
Six arrested during sweep in Atlantic Co. (Atlantic County, NJ): Immigration officers and federal, county and local police arrested six men on outstanding traffic and criminal warrants during a sweep this week.
Source: Courier-Post Date: September 1, 2007
Gang members suspected of selling meth, arrested (Merced, CA): Two validated criminal street gang members were arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of drug charges by members of the Merced Police Department's Gang Violence Suppression Unit.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: August 31, 2007
Cops: Raid nets street gang member (Buena, NJ): Immigration officers and federal, county and local police arrested six men, including a purported gang member, on outstanding traffic and criminal warrants during a sweep Wednesday night.
Source: Courier-Post Date: August 31, 2007
Immigration sweep nets arrest of 36 'gang members' and associates (Boston, MA): Immigration officials released details this afternoon about a three-day sweep that led to the arrest of what officials described as 36 violent gang members and their associates, many of whom have criminal records, including one who is accused of murder.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 31, 2007
Authorities close in on Manatee gang (Manatee County, FL): Two reputed gang members pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges Thursday, agreeing to flip on fellow gang members and cooperate with prosecutors.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: August 31, 2007
Officers shifted to gang squads (Greensboro, NC): Unable to hire more officers for its new gang unit, the police department is scavenging from the community policing section to staff it.
Source: News-Record Date: August 31, 2007
Mayor: Joint effort needed to fight gangs (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma needs a more coordinated statewide approach to tackling gang-related problems, Tulsa community leaders said Wednesday at the state Capitol.
Source: Tulsa World Date: August 30, 2007
31 indicted in Mexican Mafia gang sting in Southern California (El Centro, CA): Thirty-one people have been indicted on state charges in what authorities said Thursday was a significant blow to the Mexican Mafia gang in Southern California.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 30, 2007
58 alleged Mexican gang members taken in ICE raids (Waukegan, IL): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 58 Mexican nationals with ties to violent street gangs in the northern and northwest suburbs this week in the largest local dragnet targeting foreign-born street gang members.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: August 30, 2007
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