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Girl, 3, hurt in drive-by shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A 3-year old girl in a stroller was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting Wednesday outside a South Los Angeles store, the third child in three days to become an innocent victim of gun violence. Three others, including the girl's brother, also were wounded by gang members wielding assault weapons, police said. In the San Fernando Valley, a 5-year-old boy was in critical condition Wednesday after being struck in the head by a stray bullet while playing in his backyard.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 3, 2004

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11 arrested in fights that climaxed in shooting (Johnson County, KS): Eleven Johnson County teenagers have been charged in a crackdown on fights that culminated last month in a drive-by shooting in Merriam. Ten of the 15- to 17-year-old boys -- seven from Merriam and four from Overland Park -- were charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly attending or participating in altercations that led to the May 9 shooting.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: June 2, 2004

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Drive-by shooting gang-related (Cordele, GA): A drive-by shooting that police believe is part of a turf war between gangs sent two teenagers to the hospital this weekend with gunshot wounds, according to Cordele police. Raquithian King, 18, and Jock Montford, also 18, were treated for their wounds at the Crisp Regional Hospital, according to a police department news release. Montford remained in the hospital Tuesday evening, and King was released Monday, according to the hospital.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: June 2, 2004

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Gang-related crime prompted mayor to demand action (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police have issued an arrest warrant for a man wanted on murder charges in a gang-related double homicide in January that prompted Mayor Gavin Newsom to call for swifter police and community response to such violence. Emile Forte, 22, faces two counts of murder for the Jan. 19 slayings of Jovani Banks, 19, and Michael Hill, 18, on Jan. 19 at 45 Osceola Lane, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 2, 2004

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Study finds an alarming rise in gang killings (Los Angeles, CA): An overall decline in crime has hidden an alarming increase of 50% and more in gang killings nationwide since 1999, a trend that officials said Tuesday might get worse if juvenile anti-crime programs were cut further. "The increase in gang violence has been consistent and steady, not something that can be passed off as a one-year blip or aberration," said James Alan Fox, Lipman family professor of criminal justice at Northeastern University in Boston.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 2, 2004

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Judge signs gang injunction (Ventura County, CA): In an unprecedented move for Ventura County, a Superior Court judge Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction that bars Oxnard's Colonia Chiques street gang from congregating in public and gives police new powers to curb the activities of the county's largest and most violent gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 2, 2004

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Gangs find bucolic new turf in Virginia (Strasburg, VA): As police chief of this idyllic Shenandoah Valley town, Marshall A. Robinson typically spends his days checking to make sure residents have locked their doors, stopping in on seniors who live alone, waving and honking at friends every half-block. But in the past week, he has added a new stop to his rounds: a construction site where he believes members of one of Virginia's most violent gangs are working.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 2, 2004

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Gang violence (California): Long Beach Press-Telegram is running a series on gang violence. Please click on the link below.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: June 2, 2004

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Summer surge on the streets (Tacoma, WA): Signs of suspected gang activity, including two recent drive-by shootings less than four hours apart on Tacoma's East Side, have local law enforcement officials focusing on a problem they believe is ripe for a resurgence. "There are components in place to give us real problems, and we need to be aware of them and counter them," Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor said. Local law enforcement leaders are watching other cities around the country where gang activity has surged.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: June 2, 2004

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Police Beat: Three held in drive-by shootings (Tacoma, WA): Two men and a teenage boy were arrested late Monday in connection with two drive-by shootings earlier that night on the East Side, Tacoma police reported. No one was injured in either shooting. The men, ages 21 and 22, were booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault and drive-by shooting, according to police records.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: June 2, 2004

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Law enforcement leaders present plan to curb gang violence (Washington DC): National law enforcement leaders today urged a full assault on rising gang violence with a proven strategic plan to cut crime and keep more kids from joining gangs. The leaders also said the 40 percent cut proposed by the White House to federal juvenile crime prevention funds would pull the plug on effective local programs to reduce gang and youth violence.
Source: US Newswire    Date: June 1, 2004

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City at War (Los Angeles, CA): William J. Bratton is the most famous police chief in America. He made his name in New York City, where he achieved one of the most dramatic crime reductions in American history. But a little more than a year ago, he went to the other side of the country for his biggest challenge yet.
Source: ABC News    Date: June 1, 2004

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From All Sides (Los Angeles, CA): There is no more dangerous place in America to be a police officer — or a young man — than southeast Los Angeles. "It's not Mayberry, by any stretch of the imagination," says Scotty Stevens, an ex-Marine from Oklahoma. "Southeast is the epicenter of gangs throughout the country. It's a community that is caught in the middle of a battle between good and evil."
Source: ABC News    Date: June 1, 2004

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Prison terms in kidnap meted (Palmdale, CA): Two Palmdale teenagers charged in the kidnapping of an elderly couple from their home at gunpoint in the middle of the night were each sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison. Reputed street gang members Jorge Duran, 18, and Daniel Segovia, 19, were sentenced after pleading no contest to kidnapping, robbery, carjacking and making terrorist threats.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: June 1, 2004

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Gang sweep nets 11 arrests (Pixley and Porterville, CA): A 34-hour sweep of south Tulare County netted Tulare County sheriff's deputies 11 arrests, seven of them felony arrests, including two on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, three on suspicion of possession of a dangerous weapon, one on suspicion of vehicle burglary and one on suspicion of resisting arrest.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 1, 2004

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Graffiti up preceding violence (Fremont, CA): In the weeks before the recent spree of gang violence in Centerville, police were aware of a gang element moving in but were unsure exactly what was going on, accor-ding to a lieutenant who works closely with gangs. "Nothing was definitive," said Lt. Gus Arroyo, who explained that the police department had been analyzing graffiti and other information that supported the theory that gang activity was beginning to increase shortly before two stabbings and two shootings occurred in a period of four days.
Source: The Argus    Date: May 30, 2004

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Three arrested in shooting of Fresno man (Fresno, CA): Two young men and a teenage boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder in the drive-by shooting death Thursday night of a 19-year-old man at his family's central Fresno home, police reported Friday. Lee Lor Xiong, 24; Pao Seng Yang, 19; and a 17-year-old boy, all of Fresno, were taken into custody after police stopped them in a car shortly after the shooting, Sgt. Len Gleim said. Gleim said there appears to be gang connections among some of the suspects and the victim, but police have not determined a motive for the killing.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: May 29, 2004

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Three sentenced in gun-buying scheme (Fort Wayne, IN): Three Fort Wayne men who belonged to the D-Boyz street gang have pleaded guilty to employing a network of 25 women and two men to illegally buy guns, according to the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana. Deandre Haralson, Jasmine Jenkins and Brian Michael Hawkins were involved in the "straw purchases" of at least 150 guns -- some of which were used in homicides in Detroit. A fourth man, Riakos Barker, is to be sentenced on similar charges Aug. 27.
Source: Fort Wayne News Sentinel    Date: May 29, 2004

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Area gang force vows to stay intact (St. Cloud, MN): The St. Cloud area plans to keep an anti-gang unit even if the statewide Gang Strike Force goes under because of a lack of funding. Unless the Legislature meets in a special session and appropriates money, the state's strike force will run out of money at the end of June. The agency's budget was cut during last-minute negotiations in the 2003 legislative session.
Source: St. Cloud Times    Date: May 29, 2004

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Gang crime on the rise (North Richland Hills, TX): The first thing that made police think the driver was a gang member were the letters tattooed on his shoulder. The second clue was his extensive record of traffic violations and the fact that he lied about his date of birth and previous arrests. And lastly, the driver -- who was on probation for drunken driving and for driving while his license was suspended -- was still wearing an ankle monitor.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 28, 2004

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