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Boy shot after rally against violence (Englewood, IL): On a day when police announced a major drug bust in the Englewood neighborhood and community members marched for reduced violence, a 13-year-old was critically shot Wednesday in the area, caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 10, 2004
Gang violence at Oceanside High School (Oceanside, NY): Seven reputed members of the MS13 gang were arrested and charged with starting a fight with three students at Oceanside High School last week. According to the police, the six adults and one juvenile donned gang colors, brandished weapons and hit and kicked the OHS students before a school security guard broke up the scuffle.
Source: Herald Community Newspapers Date: June 10, 2004
Teen's death called gang-related (Kennewick, WA): The blue jeans and blue T-shirt a 16-year-old Kennewick boy was wearing could be among the reasons he was gunned down Monday evening. Police say the death of Gonzalo Magana was gang-related, and they are searching for Luis H. Barragan, a 15-year-old suspected gang member who is wanted for questioning.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: June 10, 2004
Agents bust local marijuana operation run by national gang (Orange County, FL): Orange County agents busted a marijuana growing and dealing operation during a raid Thursday morning. They say it was run by a major national gang that's establishing itself in Central Florida. They found marijuana plants growing behind a home on Makoma Road near Orange Blossom Trail.
Source: WFTV 9 News Date: June 10, 2004
Gang violence considered in boy's shooting (Riverdale, GA): All Glenda Darville wanted to do early Sunday evening was take her 4-year-old grandson, Trevon Wilson, to Riverdale Park to do what he loved most — ride his bicycle. But as Darville walked alongside Trevon in the park, a hail of gunfire erupted between two groups.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 9, 2004
Three agencies tout joint effort to fight street-gang violence (Trenton, NJ): Three state law enforcement agencies came together to detail the importance of interagency communication in combating street-gang activity throughout New Jersey, in a Gang Reduction and Aggressive Supervised Parole meeting Tuesday.
Source: Courier-Post Date: June 9, 2004
Police serving notice on gang (Oxnard, CA): Armed with a new weapon, Oxnard police on Tuesday began serving copies of a civil injunction to alleged members of the Colonia Chiques street gang that bars them from gathering in public within a newly established "safety zone."
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 9, 2004
Charting action against gang activity (Porterville, CA): To reduce gang activity in Porterville, a working group of a dozen residents has drafted a set of 23 objectives for a coming year's worth of effort. The plan of action grew out of Porterville's All-America City Conference on May 22.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: June 9, 2004
Assault suspect looking for gang initiation (San Mateo, CA): The 20-year-old jail inmate accused of beating an officer last week may have been looking for entry into the Sureno gang, according to the District Attorney's Office. Rafael Jaime pleaded not guilty to felony assault charges in the attack on the sheriff's deputy and to the assault charges that initially landed him in jail.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: June 8, 2004
Man stabbed to death outside Harvest Moon (Santa Cruz County, CA): A 29-year-old Watsonville man was murdered near Green Valley Road on Saturday night, and police are releasing few details about the crime. Shortly after midnight, two Hispanic males were brought to Watsonville Community Hospital suffering from stab wounds. Neither victim's name has been released, but police believe the men had gang affiliations.
Source: Register-Pajaronian Date: June 8, 2004
GOP takes tough stance against gangs (Syracuse. NY): With Guardian Angels founder and noted vigilante Curtis Sliwa by their side, Assembly Republicans Monday pitched legislation that would toughen penalties for gang-related crimes. The GOP bills take special aim at gang members who try to recruit students. The measures would also increase penalties for hazing and bullying.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: June 8, 2004
Police see gang link in killing of teenager (Portland, OR): Portland police say a gang dispute likely led to Sunday's fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy who was found inside a car near the entrance of Portland International Raceway. Police identified the victim Monday as Alexx Alexander, who had several Portland-area addresses.
Source: The Oregonian Date: June 8, 2004
Latino agencies lose out on anti-gang grant (Nassau County, NY): Though police estimate that 40 percent of gang members in Nassau are Latino, the first intervention grant in county history fails to fund a single Latino nonprofit organization, even after three veteran groups applied to assist communities struggling disproportionately with the problem.
Source: Newsday Date: June 7, 2004
Shooting shakes 'heart of the city' (Salt Lake City, UT): Seven riders were finding their steeds on the merry-go-round, groups of families and friends were laying out picnic dinners, and Clark Clements was transitioning into the second verse of a love ballad on his guitar. Two shots were fired. A short pause, then a third. And a pleasant afternoon at Liberty Park turned chaotic.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: June 7, 2004
Police say gang member fired at crowd, injuring man (Providence, RI): A member of a street gang opened fire on a crowd, wounding one man, police said. According to police, Verack Dy, 21, a member of the Providence Street Boys gang, fired three shots and wounded Somsack Sithong, 22.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: June 7, 2004
Virginia task force, agencies unite to take on gangs (Virginia): Law enforcement authorities in Northern Virginia are officially ganging up on the region's gangs. Gov. Mark R. Warner's recent creation of a gang "strike force" made up of 12 Virginia State Police officers was the latest step in a spiraling state, local and federal crackdown.
Source: The Washington Post Date: June 6, 2004
Program allows youths to remove unwanted tattoos (Fresno, CA): A 17-year-old at Fresno County's Juvenile Hall said he regrets getting the three gang-related tattoos that cover his neck, forearm and upper arm. His friends coaxed him into getting the tattoos when he joined a gang two years ago. But now, the 17-year-old said, "It seems like because I have them, it keeps getting me into trouble. So I think it's better off if I get rid of them." A program starting this fall in Fresno County will make it easier for him and other youth.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 6, 2004
Gangs cut swath of death, payback in Little Village (Chicago, IL): Looking out at dozens of young men wearing the black and gold colors of the Latin Kings, Rev. Matthew Foley said a funeral mass for Luis Magana, 17, who was gunned down in Little Village by a rival gang. Four hours before mourners gathered on May 22, another 17-year-old died in a barrage of gunfire on the doorstep of his mother's red-brick home.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 5, 2004
Experts: Parents, schools must get involved in fight (Vineland, NJ): Parental awareness and more prevention programs in schools are the keys to dealing with ever-increasing gang activity in New Jersey. That was the message Lt. Edwin Torres brought to a conference here Friday where teachers, school administrators, parents, law enforcement officials and community groups gathered to learn the warning signs of gang activity and what they can do about the growing problem.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: June 5, 2004
Gangs to be closely watched, police say (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County gang members and associates will be under more scrutiny than usual this summer, law-enforcement officials said. Frequent gang-suppression sweeps will provide an opportunity for officers to check up on known gang members -- many of whom are on probation or out on parole.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 5, 2004
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