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Laurel works on gang prevention (Laurel, MS): Third Avenue resident Gerald Seals said the groups of young people seen gathering in his Avenues neighborhood are not hard-core criminal gangs, but more like gang wannabes.
Source: The Hattiesburg American Date: July 27, 2006
Prosecution strike force will target gang members (Richmond, VA): The Richmond commonwealth's attorney's office is forming a three-prosecutor Gang Prosecution Strike Force to turn up the heat on organized street crime in the city.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: July 27, 2006
Police still looking for top gang members (Saginaw, MI): Police have formally charged six people after Wednesday's gang sweep in Saginaw. Lt. Mel Matthews, with the Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team, says his agents searched 12 Saginaw Homes and two in Saginaw Township.
Source: WJRT ABC 12 News Date: July 26, 2006
Gang crackdown in New Jersey leads to more than 60 arrests (Ewing Township, NJ): In a sweep that Necw Jersey authorities described as the biggest mass arrest of gang members ever to take place in the state, more than 60 people were arrested on Tuesday, and more than 40 more arrests were expected.
Source: The New York Times Date: July 26, 2006
City gets injunction against Baldwin Village gang (Los Angeles, CA): The City Attorney's Office was granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday against the Black P Stones Fence gang, despite protests by five men who told the judge they were not members as alleged in court papers.
Source: CBS 2 News Date: July 25, 2006
County, town join gang task force (Fauquier County, VA): The Town of Warrenton Police Department and the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office are now officially "associated" with the group.
Source: Fauquier Times-Democrat Date: July 25, 2006
Possible gang-related shooting stuns neighborhood (Loudon County, VA): Loudoun County residents, like those in Fairfax and Prince William, are seeing the very real effects of the presence of gangs.
Source: Fauquier Times-Democrat Date: July 25, 2006
Fewer agencies use state gang database (Florida): Seven years ago, alarmed at a sharp rise in gang activity in Florida, law-enforcement officials launched a statewide database to enable police departments to keep track of gang members and gang-related crimes.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: July 25, 2006
Recent surge in killings overshadows Compton's gains (Compton, CA): Compared to the near-record pace of homicides in Compton last year, 2006 had been remarkably quiet. Through early July, this city that has long struggled with gang violence had recorded only 13 gang-related homicides, compared with 38 for the same period the year before.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 25, 2006
N.J. gang targeted in statewide sweep (New Jersey): Officers arrested dozens of members of a notoriously violent street gang in raids across New Jersey Tuesday, capping 11 months of undercover operations.
Source: Forbes Date: July 25, 2006
Boy, 17, wounded in gang dispute (Middleton, WI): A gang dispute led to the shooting of a 17-year-old Sunday at a Middleton apartment complex.
Source: The Capital Times Date: July 24, 2006
Stark wins federal grant to fight gang violence (Stark County, OH): The Stark County Prosecutor's Office is receiving a $300,000 federal grant to help fight gang violence.
Source: Akron Beacon Journal Date: July 24, 2006
Gang members attack, injure three people in park (Petaluma, CA): A fight involving some 20 gang members using bats, sticks and bottles just before midnight Thursday at McDowell Park resulted in injuries to three people without apparent gang ties and the arrest of three gang members, said Sgt. Jim Stephenson of the Petaluma Police Department.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier Date: July 24, 2006
Baptism party slaying may be gang-related (Nashville, TN): Gang activity could have been behind a fatal shooting at a baptism party Saturday night in Nashville, Metro police said.
Source: The Tennessean Date: July 24, 2006
Preliminary injunction granted against White Fence Gang (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office on Monday was granted a preliminary injunction against members of the White Fence gang.
Source: KNBC 4 News Date: July 24, 2006
Gang education work, survey suggests (Valparaiso, IN): Television and movies often show the glitz and glamor of street gang life without pointing out the other side -- how gang members often end up dead or in prison, and how gang members who fail to produce can find themselves beaten or killed.
Source: The Times Date: July 24, 2006
At least nine shot in gang fight (Fort Worth, TX): A confrontation at a party resulted in a melee that left at least nine people with gunshot wounds at a south Fort Worth residence early Sunday, police said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 24, 2006
Family gathering turns deadly (Oakland, CA): A family gathering early Saturday in East Oakland turned tragic when gang members opened fire on what they may have believed to be a rival gang, leaving a father of two small children dead and two others wounded, police said.
Source: Alameda Times-Star Date: July 23, 2006
Shooting kills one, wounds another (Palmdale, CA): A gunbattle that broke out in a parking lot outside a bar that hosted a rap music show left one young Antelope Valley man dead and another wounded, both apparently innocent bystanders.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: July 23, 2006
State could soon be 'next Los Angeles' for gangs (Jacksonville, FL): Street gang influence is growing in Northeast Florida and across the state, from the nationally notorious to those that take their names from the street signs and neighborhoods where they live.
Source: Jacksonville Times-Union Date: July 23, 2006
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