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Crackdown on crime (Salinas, CA): Salinas police don't claim to have won the arms war against local gangs, but they've seized a lot of hardware in recent weeks. Officers and police administrators showed off almost two dozen guns of various sizes and calibers on Tuesday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 15, 2004
Police report gang activity, shootings up in East Spencer (East Spencer, NC): East Spencer Police officers alarmed town officials Monday night with reports that gang and random-shooting activities seem to be increasing dramatically over recent months. Officers said it also appears that perpetrators are as well armed and protected as police themselves.
Source: Salisbury Post Date: September 14, 2004
Alleged gang members beat man, steal car (San Diego, CA): A group of men wielding knives allegedly followed a man back to his Cholla Creek home and stole his car early Tuesday morning, San Diego police said. Three men in a GMC Yukon flashed gang signs at the victim as they drove next to his white Neon around 3:25 a.m., Sgt. Diane Wendell said.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: September 14, 2004
Police share gang info (Staunton, VA): When it comes to combating gang violence, the best defense may be a good offense. At least that's what Staunton police have learned from their counterparts 30 miles north in Harrisonburg.
Source: The Daily News Leader Date: September 14, 2004
Police: 'Stone-cold gang-bangers' killed teen at store (Chicago, IL): A teenage girl lies in St. Adalbert's Cemetery and her friend lies in a Chicago hospital with only a 50-50 percent chance of walking again because of two "stone-cold gang-bangers" charged Monday with shooting them, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 14, 2004
New law is aimed at counterfeit goods in gang colors (Trenton, NJ): Legislation signed into law Tuesday will allow the state attorney general to seize and destroy counterfeit clothing made in colors associated with street gangs.
Source: The Associated Press Date: September 14, 2004
Kilgore warns of gangs (James City County, VA): Virginia has a growing gang problem, Attorney General Jerry Kilgore told members of the Virginia Sheriffs' Association at their 71st annual conference Monday. "I grew up in Gate City. If you had told me back then that one of the focuses of my adult life would be combating gangs in Virginia, I would have certainly told you you're crazy," Kilgore said.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 14, 2004
Gang violence in Rock Springs (Rock Springs, WY): Police here arrested five gang members after several people reported being assaulted. According to the Rock Springs Police Department, at 9 p.m. on Sept. 6 members of a local gang, called the Sinister Soldiers, broke into a residence and assaulted three people.
Source: The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner Date: September 14, 2004
Two charged in slaying of teen at grocery (Chicago, IL): Two suspected gang members were charged Monday with killing a 17-year-old girl after quarreling with her friends at a Northwest Side Dominick's store last week.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 14, 2004
El Camino High football player shot in the neck while driving (Oceanside, CA): As gang violence simmers in the hot summer's end in North County, one of the bullets this weekend hit a star football player with a bright future.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 13, 2004
Whiting tightens dress code to curb gang activity (Whiting, IN) : Baggy pants and logo T-shirts are out this fall at Whiting High School. Plain shirts and khaki pants are in. The Post-Tribune of Merrillville says the 900-student district adopted the dress code as a way of curbing gang activity.
Source: WANE News Channel 15 Date: September 13, 2004
Gang IDs irregular in Rockford (Rockford, IL): Bandannas, "do-rags," colorful clothing. They can target a teenager as a gang member, but the Rev. Ralph Hawthorne says it's not as cut and dried in Rockford. "Gang activity in Rockford is a lot different than elsewhere," said Hawthorne, a former gang member who leads efforts to keep kids out of gangs.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: September 13, 2004
Gang-related East Village shooting injures man (San Diego, CA): A man was wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting in East Village, San Diego police said today. Three men approached the victim in the 500 block of 17th Street around 11:30 p.m. yesterday and mentioned a street gang, Sgt. Bob Dare said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 13, 2004
Program cleans up city's graffiti (Oklahoma City, OK): Gang graffiti at about 45 locations in central Oklahoma City has been covered with 62 gallons of paint in the past three weeks. Offenders sentenced by a judge to community service spent 40 hours getting rid of the vandalism as part of a program coordinated by Oklahoma City police.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: September 12, 2004
Police arrest teen of suspicion of attempted murder (Tulare, CA): Tulare juvenile sustained head injuries in a street fight late Thursday night and then he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The 17-year-old juvenile, whose name was withheld because of his age, was also taken into custody on suspicion of possession of a knife.
Source: Tulare Advance-Register Date: September 11, 2004
Armed man ready for gang, but plan backfires (San Rafael, CA): A suspected gang member was arrested after flubbing a pistol draw in San Rafael and shooting himself in the buttocks, authorities said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: September 11, 2004
Greeley man, 19, killed in gang drive-by shooting (Greeley, CO): A 19-year-old Greeley man was killed during a drive-by shooting Friday afternoon. He was shot in the upper torso in a gang-related dispute about 2 p.m. in the 1800 block of 7th Street, said Sgt. Keith Olsen of the Greeley Police Department.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: September 11, 2004
Two teens charged in coach's death (Kennewick, WA): Two Kennewick teens were charged yesterday with murder in last weekend's slaying of a high-school football coach. Prosecutors said the main motive for the slaying was robbery, but that the youths also were trying to gain status in a local gang.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: September 10, 2004
Federal gang bill is 'open warfare,' says activist (Rochester, NY): Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is offering the "Criminal Street Gang Abatement Act of 2004" as the answer to gang violence. This bill would make it a federal crime to participate in a "criminal street gang" - defined as three or more people who cooperate to commit two or more "gang crimes."
Source: FinalCall.com News Date: September 10, 2004
Gang suspects plead not guilty (San Antonio, TX): Seven alleged members of the Texas Mexican Mafia pleaded not guilty Thursday to drug-trafficking conspiracy charges while prosecutors detailed a home invasion, a killing and a police chase to persuade a judge to keep some of them locked up.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: September 10, 2004
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