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Budget shifts funds for gang prevention (Tucson, AZ): President Bush's budget proposal for 2006 contains $50 million for Helping America's Youth, his wife's new project to help children who are at risk of delinquency or joining gangs.
Source: USA Today Date: April 25, 2005
Prison Gang Task Force nearing completion, says New Jersey assemblyman (New Jersey): Work is progressing on the formation of a Prison Gang Task Force, and the names of those appointed to the panel should be announced by the end of this month or the middle of May, said Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew.
Source: Today's Sunbeam Date: April 25, 2005
Teen killed in alleged gang shooting at quinceanera party (Los Angeles, CA): A 17-year-old boy was killed and another man was injured when an alleged gang member pulled out a gun and started firing during a quinceanera party at a Reseda dance hall, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 24, 2005
Decatur councilman seeks crackdown on gangs (Decatur, AL): Decatur City Councilman Ronny Russell and Decatur police plan to discuss a plan to crack down on drug houses and gangs during a community meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Austinville United Methodist Church.
Source: The Decatur Daily Date: April 24, 2005
Funnding cuts affect youth gang programs (Portland, OR): The Portland area suffers a big blow, as numerous programs that fight to keep kids out of gangs shut down. This comes at a time when police are seeing a dramatic rise in gang violence, particularly among Portland's expanding Asian and Latino gangs.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: April 24, 2005
Gang activity becoming prevalent in city (Watertown, WI): Local officials and community members met Friday morning during a Dialogue for Student Success program with gang intervention specialist Dennis Bedford of Kenosha to discuss gang issues in Watertown.
Source: Watertown Daily Times Date: April 23, 2005
Ruling keeps injunction on gangs for now (Ventura County, CA): Four weeks after the trial ended, a Ventura County Superior Court judge tentatively ruled Friday to maintain the gang injunction in Oxnard. The defense and prosecution have 10 days to comment before the decision becomes permanent.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: April 23, 2005
Cops probe slaying as gang-motivated (Aurora, IL): Aurora police are investigating an apparent gang-motivated slaying Thursday night of a 21-year-old Aurora man.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 23, 2005
Shots getting police scrutiny (San Jacinto, CA): Police believe that four shootings during an 11-day period in San Jacinto are gang-related. "I would guess it's probably over drugs," Sgt. Keith Price of the San Jacinto Police Department said of the incidents that occurred between April 10 and Thursday.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: April 23, 2005
Man sought in slaying at apartment (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police were looking Thursday for a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting at a southeast Oklahoma City apartment complex.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: April 22, 2005
Murder rate drops for young blacks (Chicago, IL): The murder rate for black juveniles has declined far more sharply than for Latino youths over the past decade - possibly highlighting racial differences in the behavior of street gang members, experts said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 22, 2005
Three charged in kidnapping of two Dallas County boys (Selma, AL): Two young Alberta men and a Selma teen have been arrested and charged with kidnapping two boys in an apparent gang-related incident.
Source: The Selma Times-Journal Date: April 22, 2005
Two face gang-related charges in boy's death (Cleveland, OH): Cuyahoga County prosecutors obtained gang-related indictments Thursday against two men suspected of assisting a juvenile in a fatal shooting April 4 at the Lonnie Burten Recreation Center in Cleveland.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: April 22, 2005
Attorney general forms panel to confront gang problems (Scottsdale, AZ): Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has announced formation of a committee aimed at dismantling gangs and weakening gang leaders throughout the country.
Source: KOLD 13 News Date: April 22, 2005
Mercer mayors meet to discuss gang action (Trenton, NJ): The symposium, called by Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes after a spike in gang-related violence in late March, was designed to discuss ways county and municipal agencies can coordinate anti-gang initiatives across municipal borders.
Source: The Trentonian Date: April 22, 2005
U.S. state legislators pledge joint anti-gang effort with El Salvador (New York): A delegation of New York state legislators said the United States and El Salvador have to join together to fight the vicious "Mara" street gangs now operating in both nations.
Source: Newsday Date: April 22, 2005
Businesses, police guard against graffiti (Boston, MA): Some teens see graffiti as art. Police point to it as a form of self-promotion for some, including gang members. Business owners call it one big headache.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 21, 2005
New Pomona unit aims at youth crime (Pomona, CA): A new five-member police unit will target crimes committed by young offenders. The Youth Services Unit will focus on graffiti, truancy, gang activity and other crimes linked to youths, Pomona Police Chief James Lewis said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: April 21, 2005
Federal anti-gang bill advances (Washington, DC): A bill to crack down on criminal gang activity cleared a House committee Wednesday in a vote that exposed deep partisan differences over crime policy and divided two Hampton Roads congressmen.
Source: Daily Press Date: April 21, 2005
Anti-graffiti program employs unique strokes (Clayton County, GA): The punishment should fit the crime. That's the thinking of Clayton County juvenile authorities in taking a new approach to gang graffiti in Forest Park.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: April 21, 2005
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