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Cops: Latin King led plots (Hackensack, NJ): A ranking member of the Latin Kings street gang orchestrated the botched abduction of two low-level drug dealers and the attempted murder of a participant in the plot, authorities charged Friday.
Source: The Record Date: February 26, 2005
Gang strategy sought (West Hartford, CT): Deputy Mayor Art Spada called Friday for a broad offensive against a gang of mostly middle school students that recently raised its profile in town.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: February 26, 2005
Brothers charged in Roosevelt shooting (Roosevelt, NY): With a second arrest this week, Nassau police have charged two brothers in connection with a Roosevelt shooting that detectives think may have been sparked by a Bloods-Crips gang rivalry.
Source: Newsday Date: February 25, 2005
Gang blamed for three shooting deaths in Yakima in a week (Yakima, WA): A man has been arrested in the shooting deaths of a 3-year-old girl and her father, and police said the execution-style killings and a third shooting death this week were the work of a street gang.
Source: The Oregonian Date: February 25, 2005
Student slain, another wounded by gang members in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA): One student died and another was wounded near a Long Beach high school Thursday afternoon when gang members confronted the victims and fired several shots into a street crowded with teenagers, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 25, 2005
FBI: Gang members using UFW symbol (Salinas, CA) : A symbol that has long represented the United Farm Worker's Union and their movement is being hijacked by gang members, FBI officials said.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: February 25, 2005
CYA wards face stricter screening for work crews (California): California Youth Authority officials are changing the way they screen young inmates who work in public areas after a December escape was linked to a Minnesota sheriff's deputy being shot this week.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 25, 2005
Gang link investigated in Fresno shooting (Fresno, CA): The city's fifth homicide victim this year was a well-documented gang member, but Fresno police say it's too early in the investigation to say whether the slaying was gang-related.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: February 25, 2005
Seminar focuses on anti-gang strategy (Oceanside, CA): There are nearly 8,000 documented gang members in San Diego County, and about a quarter of them are in North County.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: February 25, 2005
Rival gang members attack boy, police say (Manassas, VA): A 14-year-old boy was beaten with baseball bats and stabbed Wednesday night by four teenagers in a rival gang in a Manassas area neighborhood that has been fraught with violence in recent months, police said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 25, 2005
Connolly touts 'progress' in Fairfax but warns of gangs (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County Board Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D) last night highlighted progress on his watch, saying he had increased affordable housing and improved mass transit and air quality, but he also warned that gang violence still poses the county's biggest challenge.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 25, 2005
Mayor's speech may be outreach (Columbus, OH): In a State of the City speech that is to focus on safety and jobs, Mayor Michael B. Coleman will propose a crackdown on gangs and the spending of $2.6 million to buy almost 1,000 radios for police officers and firefighters.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: February 24, 2005
Council votes down gang-loitering item (La Mesa, CA): An urgency ordinance aimed at curbing loitering among gang members failed to win City Council approval this week, but the discussion will continue at a meeting next month.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: February 24, 2005
County jails OK for now (Los Angeles County, CA): Los Angeles County jail officials, who routinely segregate inmates by gang affiliation to thwart brawls, say their lawyers believe the jail is not affected by the U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday on prisoner segregation in state prisons.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: February 24, 2005
Cops say stabbing was gang's try to silence woman (Bergen County, NJ): With a target of their kidnap plot dead, members of a notorious street gang closed ranks and decided to eliminate the one outsider who knew what happened, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: The Record Date: February 24, 2005
Priest helps gang members find light (Claremont, CA): His resolve remains unshakable, after the death of a child he once helped. And even after the 134th one, whom he buried on Valentine's Day, Father Gregory Boyle is as determined as ever.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: February 24, 2005
Going global : When Laura Bush spoke out about gangs recently, some wondered if the demure First Lady had watched "West Side Story" once too often.
Source: The Economist Date: February 24, 2005
Police say violent gang member in custody after deputy shooting (St. Paul, MN): An escaped convict and violent gang member wanted in three states was arrested after allegedly shooting a Ramsey County Sheriff's deputy during a confrontation on St. Paul's East Side.
Source: Star Tribune Date: February 24, 2005
Three drug gang suspects charged after cops seize $12 mil. worth of coke (Chicago, IL): Three suspected high-ranking members of a Mexican drug cartel have been charged with drug offenses after Chicago Police found a $12 million stash of cocaine on the Northwest Side this week.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 24, 2005
Gang members learn deadly skills in military (Fort Bragg, NC): Some of America's most notorious street gangs are turning up in the military. But they aren't just serving their country. Instead, many are taking the opportunity to learn a very deadly trade.
Source: NBC 17 News Date: February 24, 2005
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