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Suspect in 14-year-old's murder charged with wounding gang rival (Los Angeles, CA): A man arrested in connection with the murder of a 14-year-old boy who was gunned down while riding a bicycle pleaded innocent to wounding a rival gang member a month earlier.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 17, 2004
Gang film focuses on hope (Durham, NC): Skipping class, smoking weed, twisting their fingers into gang signs in the name of survival. Yes, there is another film about gangs in Durham. But "Choices and Change: Keeping Durham's Kids Safe in School," is mostly about how to get kids out of gangs.
Source: The News & Observer Date: November 17, 2004
Leaders meet, discuss stemming youth crime in Palm Beach County (Palm Beach County, FL): The urgency of stopping a spate of youth violence in Palm Beach County grabbed the attention of criminal justice and school officials Monday. Solutions ranged from developing strategies to curb the outbreak to changing the way the School District handles troublemakers.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: November 16, 2004
Police probe Lakewood shooting; may be gang-related (Lakewood, NJ): Authorities said they are looking for two men involved in a shooting - possibly gang-related - that may have left a 26-year-old man paralyzed after a failed robbery attempt.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: November 16, 2004
Loudoun Sheriff's Office holds forum on gang awareness (Loudon County, VA): Some gang members proudly boast their allegiance to their factions through the color of their clothes, doodles on their book bags and bold tattoos on their faces or hands. Others are more subtle, wearing gang symbols on concealed belt buckles and in codelike emblems on T-shirts.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 15, 2004
Shenandoah Valley authorities work to identify gang members (Harrisonburg, VA): After the body of a pregnant teenager was discovered on a Shenandoah County river bank last year, local authorities realized that violent street gangs were gaining a presence in rural areas of the state.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: November 15, 2004
Residents say youths were falsely arrested in recent gang sweeps (Huntington, NY): In the wake of police sweeps in Huntington Station designed to crack down on gangs, outraged community leaders and area residents say dozens of young men were falsely accused of gang membership and their arrests were fraught with police harassment.
Source: Newsday Date: November 15, 2004
Youth must be served! (Huntington, NY): In the past seven years, Dolores Thompson's dream of a safe haven for Huntington Station youth - an alternative to gang life - has grown beyond even her wildest expectations. Her youth center began as a handful of programs run out of a room at the local library.
Source: New York Daily News Date: November 15, 2004
Santa Rosa police fight rising number of drive-by shootings (Santa Rosa, CA): An escalation of violence in this Sonoma County city has left nine people wounded, one of them paralyzed, in 32 drive-by shootings this year. Police say the drive-bys have grown increasingly common, particularly in the south and northwest areas of the city where gangs thrive.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 14, 2004
Asian gangs trace deep, complex roots (Biloxi, MS): Fear and anger grip another South Mississippi community as the phenomenon of Asian gang activity shatters a peaceful neighborhood with drive-by shootings. Residents of St. Martin's Dismuke Avenue, the latest targeted area, say it's not much comfort that authorities have arrested the suspected shooter.
Source: Sun Herald Date: November 14, 2004
Community troubled by gang activity (Fremont, CA): Many months have passed, but Gaby Machuca still thinks about the four days of gang violence - the fights, stabbings and shootings - that rattled the Centerville area in May.
Source: The Argus Date: November 14, 2004
SDPD gang unit investigating Hillcrest stabbing (San Diego, CA): San Diego police reported that a 22-year-old man stabbed in the stomach in a gang-related attack in Hillcrest was hospitalized.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: November 14, 2004
Police watching gang members (Syracuse, NY): The Syracuse Police Gang Violence Task Force is keeping close tabs on about 300 suspected gang members by beefing up patrols and setting up roadblocks on the city's South and East sides.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: November 14, 2004
Altercation that led to stabbing of two men under investigation (Chico, CA): An altercation that resulted in the stabbing of a 23-year-old Chico man and a 19-year-old Magalia man is under investigation as possibly being gang-related, according to a police press release.
Source: Enterprise-Record Date: November 14, 2004
US charges 51 with Chinatown smuggling (New York, NY): Two violent Chinese gangs started with a string of local gambling parlors and, in a few quick years, turned the network into a thriving international smuggling conglomerate, federal authorities said yesterday as they announced arrests to break up the gangs.
Source: The New York Times Date: November 13, 2004
Nail Asian gang bosses (Flushing and Chinatown, NY): Leaders of two powerful Asian street gangs were charged yesterday with trying to snuff out competitors who tried to muscle in on their lucrative illegal gambling dens in Chinatown and Flushing.
Source: New York Daily News Date: November 13, 2004
Slaying on street blamed on gang (Cicero, IL): The killing of a Berwyn man on a residential Cicero street Thursday was gang-related, police said Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 13, 2004
Hispanic gang plots to ambush Maryland cops (Prince George's and Montgomery County, MD): Police officials in Prince George's and Montgomery counties are warning officers that a Salvadoran street gang is plotting to ambush and kill them when they respond to service calls.
Source: The Washington Times Date: November 13, 2004
Schools troubled over gang activity (Cape Coral, FL): An increase in gang-related activities prompted Cape Coral High School officials to meet with other high school and city officials this week to discuss prevention strategies. One Cape High student had photos of others showing off gang signs, and about 20 students have scrawled gang signs on their notebooks or on their arms this year, Principal Charles Dailey said.
Source: The News-Press Date: November 13, 2004
Teenager shot in Logan Heights (San Diego, CA): Three or four young men drove off in a Ford Mustang after shooting a teenager in Logan Heights last night, San Diego police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: November 13, 2004
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