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Marietta to fine property owners for letting graffiti linger (Marietta, GA): Marietta is getting tough on graffiti by fining property owners $1,000 or even imposing jail time if they let the vandalism linger.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com Date: September 26, 2005
Successful anti-gang program a victim of budget woes (Portland, OR): A gang rehabilitation program that has succeeded in keeping more than 97 percent of its graduates from sliding back into crime has been cut.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: September 26, 2005
Anti-gang group gets off ground (Rogers, AR): Manny Sepulveda and Steve Metheney know about street gangs, and they are using that knowledge to help lead a new group dedicated to stopping gang activity before it becomes entrenched in Northwest Arkansas.
Source: Springdale Morning News Date: September 26, 2005
Gang life becoming a family heritage (Wichita, KS): The woman was convinced her boyfriend had stolen something, even though he denied it. On the morning of Aug. 15, she called her son, who Wichita police say is a gang member, and led him and a few of his friends to her boyfriend's house, in the 700 block of North Minneapolis, near Murdock and I-135.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: September 26, 2005
Projects try to stop violence (Syracuse, NY): Syracuse is trying to curb the gun violence through organizations involving residents, police, government and schools.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: September 26, 2005
Suspect charged in Sumter shooting (Sumter County, SC): The Sumter County Sheriff’s Department has arrested and charged one suspect in the second early-morning nightclub shooting in Sumter in two weeks.
Source: The State Date: September 26, 2005
Study: Gang injunctions provide short-term relief to communities (Irvine, CA): Gang injunctions provide short-term benefits, including calming residents' fear of confrontations with gang members, according to a study released Monday by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, and University of Southern California.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 26, 2005
FdL police can get informationon gangs through new database (Fond du Lac, WI): The Fond du Lac Police Department is plugging into a new database of all known gang members and their associates throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Source: The Reporter Date: September 26, 2005
Teen victim of shooting in East Austin dies (Austin, TX): Wearing a white T-shirt bearing a picture of her youngest child, Woody, on cowboy day in kindergarten, Janie Moreno Briseo mourned the 16-year-old Saturday, recalling that he was always smiling and never hurt anyone.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: September 25, 2005
Gang task force receives grant boost (Miami Beach, FL): North Miami Beach received a $300,000 grant to fight gang activity, becoming proactive in fighting the city's emerging problem.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: September 25, 2005
Woman is killed when caught in crossfire of gang shootout (Sacramento, CA): A 26-year-old woman was shot to death early Saturday and a man remained hospitalized after they apparently were caught in the crossfire of warring gangs in a south Sacramento parking lot.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: September 25, 2005
Gang activity makes its way into Nashua (Nashua, NH): This is Nashua, not Los Angeles. Here, drive-by shootings typically involve BB guns and the windshields of parked cars.
Source: The Nashua Telegraph Date: September 25, 2005
St. Paul boy, 13, beaten with ball bat (St. Paul, MN): The red sweatshirt a 13-year-old boy was wearing Friday night appears to be the only reason a man approached him on a St. Paul sidewalk and severely beat him with a bat.
Source: Star Tribune Date: September 25, 2005
Ex-gang member says problem has infiltrated Anderson (Anderson, SC): Gangs in Anderson? No question, Ace says. Are curfews a solution? Just one answer to the problem, he adds.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: September 24, 2005
Gang signs wiped out, one spray paint can at a time (Volusia County, FL): There's a lot to like about graffiti. It's an irreverent genre with a history that stretches from prehistoric caves through the Roman Forum and into today's shopping malls.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: September 24, 2005
Six teens accused of gang-related beatings in Norfolk (Norfolk, VA): Six juveniles were charged Thursday and Friday with gang-related crimes in connection with the beatings of a 14-year-old boy, police said.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: September 24, 2005
Summit to counter youth gang growth (Bridgeport, CT): Motives for joining gangs are similar to the reasons youngsters become part of any other group, according to experts.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: September 24, 2005
Second MS-13 member convicted in Herndon slaying (Alexandria, VA): A member of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang yesterday became the second person convicted in a regionwide effort to target the violent gang using broad federal racketeering laws.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 23, 2005
Gang blamed for violence upsurge (Richmond, VA): A notorious Richmond street gang known as "the 20s" is to blame for a rash of violence in the city that dates back to April, police said Thursday as they intensified their search for a key suspect in recent crimes.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 23, 2005
New gang game plan brews (San Mateo County, CA): Faced with a mounting gang problem throughout San Mateo County, officials plan to spend more than $1 million fighting back with an entirely new investigative unit including increased law enforcement, a dedicated prosecutor and a more strategic effort to quell street violence.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal Date: September 23, 2005
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