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Schumer in Rochester to promote Criminal Street Gang Abatement Act (Rochester, NY) : Rochester could soon get big bucks from the federal government to fight gang violence. Senator Chuck Schumer was in town Monday talking about the Criminal Street Gang Abatement Act.
Source: News 10NBC Date: June 22, 2004
Gunman on bicycle kills Miami teen on Long Island (Long Island, NY): A 15-year-old Miami girl visiting friends and family on Long Island was killed by a gunman riding a mountain bike through a Freeport neighborhood, police said Tuesday. A 16-year-old boy who lived at the house where the shooting took place was wounded.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: June 22, 2004
Officer arrests 2 carrying gun in park (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City's efforts to crack down on people carrying guns in public parks paid off over the weekend. An observant Salt Lake police officer arrested two admitted gang members Sunday near the Peace Gardens in Jordan Park, 1000 South and 900 West, after he caught them carrying a gun.
Source: Deseret News Date: June 22, 2004
Four stabbed in Revere, three with meat cleaver (Revere, MA): Four men were stabbed in Revere Beach over the weekend in two episodes police believe were gang-related, authorities said. One man was seriously wounded and two were injured after their attackers assaulted them with a meat cleaver, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 21, 2004
15 of Omaha's 35 homicides tied to gang activity in 2003 (Omaha, NE): Gang-related homicides accounted for nearly half of Omaha's 35 homicides last year, according to year-end crime statistics released by the Police Department. Police said there were 15 gang homicides in 2003, nine more than the previous year.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: June 21, 2004
Fresno police crack down on gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno police spent about 20 hours this weekend searching for gang members and parolees in southwestern neighborhoods, hoping the crackdown will put a dent in gang violence in the area. Police Chief Jerry Dyer said rival gangs Strother Boys and the Garrett Street Boys have been involved in about 30 shootings since November.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 21, 2004
Hearing set for 3 facing drug charges (Framingham, MA): Two men and a pregnant woman arrested last month on Pine Street in Framingham for allegedly selling cocaine, and whom police have linked to a group known as the Kendall Street gang, are headed back to Framingham District Court Tuesday.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 20, 2004
The war without an end (Knoxville, TN): The probe, the arrests, the deals, the trial, the reckoning — all of it is behind them now. The clients — members of a Knoxville street gang — head to prison, where, collectively, they will spend more than 230 years. But a debate over this landmark prosecution of the Imperial Insane Vice Lords gang lingers: What exactly did it accomplish?
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: June 20, 2004
Police nab 58 in gang unit raid (Miami, FL): A Miami-Dade anti-gang task force and the Miami Gardens Carol City police district arrested 58 people June 11 in an operation meant to elevate police presence in the area and curb criminal activity. The operation marks at least the third effort in a month in which police agencies have cracked down on gang-related activity in Miami Gardens.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: June 20, 2004
Shooting was gang-related (Syracuse, NY): A fourteen-year-old boy for has been arrested for a shooting in Syracuse Saturday night. Syracuse Police say the shooting was gang related.
Source: News 10 Now Date: June 20, 2004
Fresno gang sweep nets 35 (Fresno, CA): For 20 hours this weekend, Fresno police intensified their search for feuding gang members and parolees in the city's southwest neighborhoods, where tensions have been festering. Police Chief Jerry Dyer ordered the crackdown to stem escalating violence among rival gangs, whose long-standing feud culminated earlier this month in the slaying of Darryl Hilliard.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 20, 2004
Prisons to separate Hispanic gang (Nevada): The Nevada Department of Corrections is segregating members of a Hispanic prison gang to protect them from rivals, a prison official said. Some members of the Mi Raza Unida, which means My Race United, will be sent to another prison facility to protect them from two rival Latino gangs, said assistant director Glen Whorton.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: June 19, 2004
Gang ban is cutting crime, police say (Oxnard, CA): Nearly three weeks after a judge banned Oxnard's Colonia Chiques from congregating in public, authorities said Friday that they had served just 24 members of the county's largest street gang with the injunction, and have made no arrests under the June 1 court order.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 19, 2004
Graffiti proposal goes back for revisions (Plant City, FL): City commissioners say they are all for a law to fight graffiti. They just want to make sure any ordinance they adopt isn't too restrictive.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: June 19, 2004
Another suspect nabbed in machete attack (Fairfax, VA): A third suspect was under arrest Friday in the machete attack that left a teen with mutilated hands, Fairfax County Police said. Jose Cruz, 19, of Annandale, was taken into custody late Thursday. Cruz was being held without bond on charges of aggravated malicious wounding and participating in gang activity.
Source: Daily Press Date: June 18, 2004
I Got My Body (Brookyln, NY): A merciless "wolf pack" of bloodthirsty teenagers chased a homeless man through the streets of Brooklyn yesterday, pummeled him to death under a barrage of bricks, then left him lying in a pool of blood outside a church-run soup kitchen, outraged neighbors said.
Source: New York Post Date: June 18, 2004
More arrests possible in death of 4-year-old (Riverdale, GA): A gunbattle between members of the Southside Mafia and the Hit Squad that ended in the death of a 4-year-old boy illustrates Clayton County's growing gang problem. To help curb gang activity, Sheriff Stanley Tuggle announced Friday he was forming a gang task force, which should be up and running in two weeks.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 18, 2004
Gangs may be involved in attacks (Memphis, TN): Sunday night, Christopher Melendez was stabbed twice while inside a nightclub in East Memphis. Wednesday afternoon, he was shot twice in the back in a drive-by shooting in the Berclair neighborhood. Melendez, 18, was driven by friends to Baptist East Hospital.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: June 18, 2004
Machete case defendant in court on earlier charge (Fairfax County, VA): An 18-year-old Fairfax County man charged in a gang-related machete attack last month faced another accusation of malicious wounding in court yesterday, stemming from the beating and slashing of a former gang member one month earlier.
Source: The Washington Post Date: June 17, 2004
Lawrence gang kingpin convicted on drug charges (Boston, MA): A leader of a Lawrence gang was convicted Thursday on federal cocaine distribution charges. Juan Conce, 27, known as "King Santos" in the Lawrence Chapter of the Almighty Latin King Nation, was among 20 reputed members of the gang who were indicted in February following a two-year multi-agency investigation into illegal drug trafficking.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: June 17, 2004
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