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Police: Gangs cause of fair assault (Merced County, CA): Criminal street gangs are believed responsible for an assault at the Merced County Fair late Sunday night and an incident Monday afternoon where a jail inmate was beaten and three others subsequently arrested.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: July 24, 2007
Gang unit investigating shots fired into house (Providence, RI): Six bullets were fired over the weekend into a house at 45 Hanover St., in the West End, where gang-related shootings have occurred in the past. One slug thudded into a living room wall.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: July 24, 2007
19 arrested in connection with 34 home invasions (Tolleson, AZ): Nineteen people, including more than a dozen members of a Tolleson gang, have been arrested in connection with 34 home invasions in which the robbers impersonated police officers.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: July 24, 2007
Slaying outside bar called part of ‘spike’ (Buffalo, NY): A 20-year-old Cheektowaga man is dead after he was gunned down early Sunday outside a Buffalo bar at the corner of Bailey and Stockbridge avenues.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: July 23, 2007
Police deny profiling charge (Monterey County, CA): At a packed community forum last week, North Monterey County residents complained about how they fear they're being unfairly targeted by law enforcement for being Latino.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 23, 2007
Gang ties suspected in Pittsburg homicide (Pittsburg, CA): Police suspect gang involvement in a Saturday night brawl that left one man dead and two injured, including the slaying victim's father.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 23, 2007
More than 120 gang members arrested in North Texas (Dallas, TX): Federal agents and local police rounded up 121 members of street gangs during a series of coordinated raids in North Texas cities, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: July 23, 2007
Shootings may have been random act (Omaha, NE): The sixth-grade boy and young woman shot Friday at a gathering of grieving friends might have been the victims of random gang violence, the mother of one of them said Monday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: July 23, 2007
Carson residents debate ways to curb gangs, violence (Carson, CA): After three shootings in the space of a week, the Carson City Council is looking to crack down on gang violence, though experts question its approach and it faces significant budget restraints.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: July 22, 2007
Grant will help combat gang-related crime (Tippecanoe County, IN): When Tippecanoe County prosecutor Pat Harrington spoke to two senior government classes at Jefferson High School earlier this month, he asked students how many of them knew gang members or people who associated with gang members.
Source: Journal & Courier Date: July 22, 2007
Latest shooting sparks effort to curb youth violence (Grand Rapids, MI): Two teenagers injured in a drive by shooting have community leaders worrying even more about gang violence. The shooting happened Sunday morning at midnight on 33rd Street near Eastern Avenue.
Source: WZZM 13 News Date: July 22, 2007
Menace of gangs may be growing (Greensboro, NC): Police say four of the city's past five homicides were connected to street gang activity. That statistic shocks many people — but not those living in the low-income neighborhoods where gangs hold sway or the police officers who patrol there.
Source: News & Record Date: July 22, 2007
New weapons to combat Berkshires gangs, guns (Pittsfield, MA): Two major investigations have been financed with grant dollars earmarked to combat gangs and guns in Berkshire County.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: July 22, 2007
Yakima council again approves tougher gang ordinance (Yakima, WA): For the second time this week, the Yakima City Council passed an ordinance that outlaws street gangs. But the vote hasn't quelled the discontent at City Hall.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: July 21, 2007
Authorities differ on whether a gang robbed Pompano Beach car wash (Pompano Beach, FL): They fan out $100 bills and flash handguns on a MySpace.com Web page with a sign that reads: "Doom City at Deerfield Beach, a place thugzcall home."
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: July 21, 2007
Man flashes gang signs at the wrong car (Fort Worth, TX): Gangsters take heed: Throwing gang signs could result in authorities throwing the book at you. An 18-year-old Fort Worth man found himself in a world of trouble Wednesday night when he flashed gang signs at a passing car, only to find that its occupants were undercover gang officers.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 20, 2007
New unit targets gang prosecutions (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County officials announced yesterday the creation of Maryland's first gang prosecution unit, designed to curtail what officials say is a growing problem.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 20, 2007
Police arrest Mexican gang members (Indianpolis, IN): Federal and local law enforcement agents this week arrested 14 illegal immigrant street gang members in Indianapolis.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: July 20, 2007
Two more shootings have ties to gangs (Visalia, CA): A pair of Tuesday evening shootings in Visalia brought the number of people victimized by escalating gang violence to 15 in the last week and a half.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: July 19, 2007
Intervention effective to cut gang crime, study says (Stockton, CA): A year since a report on Stockton crime found a staggering 29 percent of all homicides were gang-related, the city implemented an outreach effort to loosen the grip of gangs.
Source: The Record Date: July 19, 2007
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