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Suspects in gang beating face charges (Appleton, WI): Three people have been charged as a result of a gang-related baseball bat attack on a vehicle and its occupants Aug. 15 on Appleton’s south side. Three people inside the car were injured, and the vehicle, a Lincoln Town Car, had all of its windows smashed and the body severely damaged
Source: The Post-Crescent Date: August 18, 2004
California cities tackle violence at Internet gaming parlors (Los Angeles, CA): Six days a week, teens crowd the Blue Screen Gaming cybercafe to hunt each other down with assault rifles inside virtual worlds created by a network of personal computers.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 18, 2004
Groups reportedly recruiting in Guymon (Guymon, OK): Rival gangs are recruiting young prospects in Guymon, hitting on the rural community at an unprecedented rate, investigators said. Detective Daniel Frantz said the area has seen an "influx of people from L.A."
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: August 18, 2004
City homicide linked to gangs (Oklahoma City, OK): A Sunday homicide in Oklahoma City has been linked to Hispanic gangs, police said Monday. Rocky Ruiz, 23, was fatally shot about 3:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of SW 17. Oklahoma City police Capt. Billy Pratt, the head of the gang enforcement unit, said the shooting is associated with Hispanic gang activity on the city's south side.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: August 17, 2004
Gang violence suspected in drive-by shooting (Pomona, CA): A father stood stunned in his driveway Tuesday after his three sons and their friend were severely injured in a drive-by shooting that left bullet casings scattered on the driveway and police combing through the yard.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: August 17, 2004
City Hall stymies LAPD (Los Angeles, CA): City Hall bureaucracy has stymied the Los Angeles Police Department's efforts to buy a $2 million crime-fighting computer system that would help in the arrests of thousands of gang members a year and free up dozens of officers for other duties, the Daily News has learned.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 17, 2004
Violence moves police to notify parents if kids mix with gangs (San Diego, CA): In an attempt to stem rising gang violence, San Diego police will notify parents and guardians whenever their children are found associating with gangs, Assistant Chief Rulette Armstead said yesterday. "The letters will ask parents to come in and talk with us about it," she said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 17, 2004
FW declares war on gang violence (Fort Worth, TX): Fort Worth city leaders effectively declared war on violent gang crime today after new figures revealed that gang-related crime has nearly doubled over the past year. At a meeting with City Council members, Fort Worth Police Chief Ralph Mendoza said that while gang-related crime is up in the city, so are gang-related arrests.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: August 17, 2004
A violent evolution (Elgin, IL): When gang members raided an Elgin apartment complex five years ago and sprayed bullets into a room full of their enemies, the brazen daytime murders horrified a city still reeling from years of gang violence. The Aug. 16, 1999, triple-slayings in the Burnham Schoolhouse Apartments sparked a grass roots war on street thugs and prompted city leaders to ratchet up their anti-crime efforts.
Source: Daily Herald Date: August 16, 2004
Jobs scarce for ex-gang members (Oklahoma City, OK): Oscar Meza desperately wants a job, any job -- so long as it isn't in what he calls the "family business." Meza's mother and father are in prison for selling drugs, and the 16-year-old from Texas already has served time in a juvenile detention facility.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: August 16, 2004
Police seek 19-year-old for questioning in Sparks shooting death (Sparks, NV): Sparks police want to question a 19-year-old Sparks man in connection with the fatal shooting of another 19-year-old in west Sparks early Sunday afternoon.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: August 16, 2004
16-year-old boy is second victim in weekend gang-related shootings (San Diego, CA): Gangs with guns have claimed a second victim this weekend, a 16-year-old boy. Four people have been arrested in connection with a Saturday night drive-by shooting that killed Lee Smith Jr. of San Diego, San Diego Police Department said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 16, 2004
Police say 16-year-old who was shot had gang ties (Chicago, IL): Chicago police say a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot while helping his friend repair a bicycle. Police spokeswoman Alice Casanova says the shooting occurred last night (at 8658 S. Morgan St.) on the city's South Side.
Source: WQAD 8 News Date: August 16, 2004
One teen dead, three wounded in separate shootings (Chicago, IL): Two drive-by shootings Sunday evening left a 16-year-old boy dead and three teens injured on Chicago's South Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 16, 2004
Two killed in wave of drive-bys (Chicago, IL): A relatively peaceful period in the Chicago Police Department's Deering District ended late Saturday with a quick succession of four drive-by shootings that left two dead.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 16, 2004
A weekend wave of violence (Harlem and Brooklyn, NY): Tension over the choice of music at a Harlem party attended by rival gang members from the Bloods and Crips led to a shooting melee yesterday that injured six people, according to neighborhood residents.
Source: Newsday Date: August 16, 2004
City gangs turning to machetes, police say (Boston, MA): As a boy growing up in El Salvador, Somerville pastor Luis Morales said, he was never frightened when he saw peasant farmers with machetes hanging from their belts. For rural Salvadorans, the long knife is a basic and ubiquitous tool, as common as a Swiss Army knife is here.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 16, 2004
Two men slain at Venice Beach (Venice Beach, CA): Two men were killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon in the heart of Venice Beach as thousands of beachgoers soaked in the sun and surf, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 16, 2004
Experts warn of gang violence (Oklahoma City, OK): Please click on link below for The Daily Oklahoman's series on Hispanic gangs.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: August 15, 2004
Many initiations just legend, but reality also fearsome (Wilkes Barre, PA): Gang initiations have become the stuff of urban legends, but like all legends, most are without basis. One of the fables says gangs across the United States put HIV-infected needles in the change slots of pay phones.
Source: Wilkes Barre Times Leader Date: August 15, 2004
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