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Student slain in cafeteria (Denver, CO): A 16-year-old Montbello High School student fatally stabbed a 17-year-old classmate during a confrontation in the school's cafeteria Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.
Source: The Denver Post Date: January 5, 2005
Alarming new gang trend seen (Sacramento, CA): Prosecutors who specialize in gang cases say they are seeing an alarming trend: Some Sacramento-area gang members are shooting at people who only look like rivals.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 5, 2005
Oxnard man loses request be removed from gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): An Oxnard man who fought to remove his name from a list of gang members targeted by an injunction remains bound by terms of the court order.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: January 5, 2005
Eastie gang linked to al-Qaeda (Boston, MA): A burgeoning East Boston-based street gang made up of alleged rapists and machete-wielding robbers has been linked to the al-Qaeda terrorist network, prompting Boston police to "turn up the heat" on its members, the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald Date: January 5, 2005
MS-13 made mark with blood (Boston, MA): MS-13, or La Mara Salvatrucha, originated in El Salvador during the bloody internicene wars that ripped the country apart in the 1980s, according to Boston police intelligence on the gang.
Source: Boston Herald Date: January 5, 2005
Gang link suspected in shooting of five (Sacramento, CA): Sheriff's detectives continued to investigate a shooting Sunday - apparently gang-motivated - that left five men wounded, officials said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 4, 2005
Another machete attack in Fairfax County (Fairfax County, VA): Police searched Tuesday for suspected gang members in a second machete attack in less than one year in Fairfax County. Like the earlier attack, some of a victim's fingers were severed.
Source: WVEC 13 News Date: January 4, 2005
L.A.'s 1percent homicide drop falls far short of Bratton's goal (Los Angeles, CA): Homicides in Los Angeles decreased for the second year in a row in 2004, but the decline was slight and fell far short of Police Chief William Bratton's goal. The LAPD recorded 511 slayings last year compared with 517 in 2003 - a 1 percent decrease.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 4, 2005
Most homicides gang-related (Monterey County, CA): The majority of homicides in Monterey County 2004 were tied to gang violence. Whether it was an affiliated gang member, a possible retaliation or a gang-type crime, 23 of the 37 homicides were gang-related.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 3, 2005
Central American gang may have presence in EP (El Paso, TX): The Mara Salvatrucha - a large, ruthless Central American street gang linked to a recent bus massacre in Honduras whose members have been popping up along the Texas-Mexico border - may be making its way to El Paso, police said.
Source: El Paso Times Date: January 3, 2005
School officials monitor students for gang activity (Orangeburg County, SC): School officials in Orangeburg County say they are watching and listening for indications of gang activity, as well as taking pre-emptive action to avert problems.
Source: The Times and Democrat Date: January 2, 2005
Gang-related shooting kills teenager, cops say (Northlake, IL): An autopsy Saturday determined that an 18-year-old man was killed in a homicide, a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 2, 2005
Couldn't save son (Brooklyn, NY): Anderson Bercy's family did everything it could to save the young teen. But in the end, all the love, all the talks, all the plans to send Anderson away didn't protect him from the lure of the streets that killed him.
Source: New York Daily News Date: January 2, 2005
Two arrested in fatal Greeley shooting (Greeley, CO): Two men were in custody Friday as suspects in a Greeley murder that may be the city's sixth gang-related homicide in a year. Five previous homicides last year all had connections to gangs.
Source: Rocky Mountain News Date: January 1, 2005
Two hit as gang blasts away on T bus (Roxbury, MA): Commuters aboard a crowded MBTA bus in Roxbury were forced to duck bullets yesterday after a gang of thugs jumped aboard at a stop and opened fire, shooting two teenagers in the back, police said.
Source: Boston Herald Date: January 1, 2005
Violent crime inches up in Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN): When several gang-related murders popped up on Minneapolis' North Side during the usually peaceful winter months, community leaders and residents vehemently voiced their concerns to police officials about the potential for a violent year.
Source: Star Tribune Date: January 1, 2005
S.F. slayings soar in '04 (San Francisco, CA): The killing of Zaida Jimenez was a mistake, police say. San Francisco's homicide victim No. 87 was cooking in her kitchen on Tuesday afternoon when she was erroneously targeted by two gun-wielding assailants looking for retribution for a gang-related assassination earlier that day.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 31, 2004
Feinstein spearheads gang legislation (Los Angeles, CA): To dismantle increasingly violent street gangs operating nationwide, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she'll reintroduce a sweeping package of federal laws modeled after those used to combat organized crime.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: December 31, 2004
Portland shooting raises gang concerns (Protland, ME): Portland police worked Thursday to determine who fired several shots after driving into a parking lot at a public housing complex. The shooting at Kennedy Park caused no injuries, but raised concerns among police, city officials and residents about safety in the densely populated section of the Bayside neighborhood.
Source: Portland Press Herald Date: December 31, 2004
Antigang ordinance proposed (Revere City, MA): An increase in gang activity, including the recruitment of school-age children, prompted the recent consideration by the Revere City Council of a proposed antigang ordinance, which would be a first for Revere.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: December 30, 2004
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