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Task force to tackle city gangs (Lowell, MA): City officials are turning to a tried and true policy of harassment and interdiction to fight the street gang culture linked to last week's slayings of two Lowell brothers. City Manager John Cox is holding a press conference with department heads today at 3 p.m. to announce the reinstatement of a task force last used two years ago.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: August 31, 2004
Gangs worry Cudahy officials (Cudahy, WI): Police combating a surge in violence in Cudahy worry that their community and other suburbs could become the new battlegrounds for gangs if Milwaukee squeezes too hard in its renewed approach to the problem. In the last year, Cudahy officials say, the city has seen a spike in fights, beatings and gun incidents involving suspects with gang affiliations.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: August 31, 2004
One killed in Proviso East lot (Maywood, IL): A 22-year-old man was killed in a possible gang-related shooting at a Proviso East High School student parking lot in Maywood Monday while waiting to pick up his brother, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 31, 2004
One man shot; another arrested (Oklahoma City, OK): An early morning disturbance Sunday at a southeast Oklahoma City banquet hall resulted in a man being shot and another arrested, police said. Joaquin Antonio Chabira Jr., 22, of Oklahoma City was arrested on a complaint of shooting with intent to kill, Sgt. Kevin Barnes said. Police said the shooting was gang-related.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: August 30, 2004
Police say nightclub shooting was gang-related (Markham, IL): Police in the southern Chicago suburb of Markham say a fatal shooting outside a nightclub there early yesterday morning appears to have been gang-related.
Source: WQAD 8 News Date: August 30, 2004
Long Beach man fatally shot during fundraiser (Long Beach, CA): An 18-year-old Long Beach man was fatally shot and two others were wounded Saturday night at a fundraiser for a day-care center, police said Sunday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 30, 2004
Violent turf wars shatter our calm (Yuba County, CA): Not many years ago, gang members in the Mid-Valley often were satisfied to mark their territory with a can of spray paint. Increasingly, the cans are being traded in for guns used in drive-by shootings in which targets are not only houses but other moving vehicles.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: August 29, 2004
Special unit nabs 4 after shooting (Lowell, MA): A shooting early yesterday at the Lakeside Avenue housing complex led to the arrests of three men, one with known gang ties, and a juvenile who allegedly had a gun in their car. It was the first major arrest by a special police unit formed last week to combat a recent surge in violent crime.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: August 29, 2004
Officials: Older of two shooting victims may have been gang target (Lowell, MA): A quiet 13-year-old with a small circle of friends, John Tejada liked to play the Yu-Gi-Oh game, his stepsisters said yesterday. Fantasy games gave way to brutal reality Thursday night when Tejada and his brother Moises Cotto, 19, were killed in a drive-by shooting outside 38 Lincoln St.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: August 28, 2004
City swept for gangs after slayings (Lowell, MA): More than 75 law enforcement officials canvassed city neighborhoods last night to round up suspected gang members a direct response to the slayings of two brothers on a Highlands street Thursday night. Police used a helicopter, 12 motorcycles and dozens of marked and unmarked cruisers in their search, which is expected to last through the weekend.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: August 28, 2004
School security on watch for gangs (Rockford, IL): Four days into the school year, four separate gang-related incidents in Rockford School District's middle and high schools have police and school officials on high alert.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: August 28, 2004
15-year-old to be tried as an adult (Durham, NC): A 15-year-old boy was allegedly gunned down on a city street earlier this year because he looked at his killer "the wrong way" and the shooting was gang-related, according to evidence presented in juvenile court this week, sources said.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: August 27, 2004
MS-13 gang member stabbed (Leesburg, VA): Police have identified that a man who was stabbed in the forearm with a steak knife in Leesburg Wednesday, Aug. 18, has an affiliation with the MS-13 gang. Leesburg Police Department Lt. Jeff Dube said that Luciano S. Rosales, 28, of Leesburg, was charged with malicious wounding.
Source: Leesburg Today Date: August 26, 2004
Second suspect jailed in killing (Oklahoma City, OK): Police have arrested a second teenager in the Aug. 15 killing of a southwest Oklahoma City man. Joe Y. Sayerwinnie, 19, was arrested on complaints of murder and shooting with intent to kill in connection with the death of Rocky Ruiz, 23.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: August 26, 2004
Anti-loitering law may put move on Somerville gangs (Somerville, MA): Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to sign an anti-loitering bill into law today, making Somerville the first city in the state where police will be allowed to arrest gang members who defy an order to leave a public place.
Source: Boston Herald Date: August 26, 2004
Teen dies after weekend attack at Las Vegas Mall (Las Vegas, NV): A 17-year-old high school student has died after suspected gang members pummeled him with chairs in a weekend attack at an area mall, authorities said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: August 26, 2004
New injunction targets LA's 38th Street gang (Los Angeles, CA): An injunction has been put in place targeting one of the city's oldest street gangs, Police Chief William Bratton and other city officials announced Wednesday. The preliminary injunction against the 38th Street Gang, which dates back to the 1920s, was approved last week by Superior Court Judge David Yaffe.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 26, 2004
Feds giving Peace a grant (Salinas, CA): Two days after U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer toured Salinas and vowed to seek federal money to fund local law enforcement's fight against gangs, U.S. Rep. Sam Farr announced the awarding of a $150,000 grant to Partners for Peace.
Source: The Californian Date: August 26, 2004
Police arrest two suspected Latin Kings members (Vineland, NJ): Police arrested more suspected members of the Latin Kings this week for the first time in five months, when officers thwarted a potentially violent turf war after the street gang showed up unexpectedly in Vineland.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: August 25, 2004
FBI, cops seize 13 more in latest drug sweep (Chicago, IL): Top Chicago FBI and police officials Tuesday announced the arrest of 13 more people in an ongoing joint investigation of illegal narcotics sales in the Humboldt Park neighorhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 25, 2004
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