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Grant from faith-based program would go to fight gang violence (Jackson County, MI): Reducing gang violence in Jackson is a goal of the Rev. Ira Combs Jr., who plans to work on getting a federal grant to address the issue.
Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot Date: March 11, 2006
Federal sweep results in arrests of 375 gang members (Washington, DC): A coordinated gang-enforcement operation has resulted in the arrest of 375 gang members in 23 states. The arrested gang members include many from the notoriously violent MS-13 gang, which has become a top concern of the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Source: ABC News Date: March 10, 2006
City targets gangs, youth crime (Toledo, OH): Parents whose juvenile children repeatedly commit crimes could face misdemeanor charges for lack of supervision if Toledo City Council adopts legislation sought by Police Chief Jack Smith.
Source: The Blade Date: March 10, 2006
Anti-gang sweep nets three arrests (Redding, CA): The Shasta Anti-Gang Enforcement unit conducted an operation in and around the City of Shasta Lake before 5 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, the Shasta County Sheriff's Department said.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News Date: March 10, 2006
Teen arrested in shooting (Lancaster, CA): A 22-year-old man is in a hospital and a 14-year-old boy is behind bars after a shooting during what deputies believe was a gang confrontation in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart store in east Lancaster.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: March 9, 2006
Livermore fights gangs with education (Livermore, CA): A new five-member gang task force has been formed by Livermore police. Already operating for a month, the temporary task force is working to quell gang activity before it becomes a problem in the city.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 9, 2006
No gang crisis seen in Long Branch (Long Branch, NJ): The city displays none of the telltale signs of a community in the midst of a youth gang crisis, said a state expert on juvenile gangs.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: March 9, 2006
Gang-related fights break out at Gardena High School (Los Angeles, CA): Officials at Gardena High School hope to quell tension between black and Latino students following two days of fighting.
Source: NBC4 News Date: March 9, 2006
Police try to stay ahead of gangs (Gastonia, NC): Police from three states gather in Gastonia today for a three-day conference on gangs, a small problem here but one police say they're trying to stay ahead of.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: March 8, 2006
School ignores offensive graffiti, advocate says (Providence, RI): Inside Nathan Bishop Middle School, on bulletin boards designed to display student work, are dozens of examples of sexually explicit graffiti written in teenage scrawl.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: March 8, 2006
Goshen council considers new curfew for teenagers (Goshen, IN): City officials hope a proposed curfew will crack down on vandalism and violence - and skirt a federal court ruling that overturned a similar state law.
Source: The News-Sentinel Date: March 8, 2006
Center forges anti-gang link (Springfield, MA): Through a new partnership, Northern Educational Services Inc. has extended its anti-gang and violence initiative to youth at the South End Community Center.
Source: The Republican Date: March 8, 2006
Council hires consultant for gang review (Los Angeles, CA): In the first step toward possibly creating a gang czar - a position the Valley's former top cop might want - the City Council voted Tuesday to spend $465,000 to hire a consultant to help organize Los Angeles' anti-gang resources.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: March 8, 2006
Resurgence of gang activity in PA (Port Arthur, TX): Port Arthur has been seeing a resurgence of gang activity in just the last few months, Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton told city officials Tuesday.
Source: The Port Arthur News Date: March 8, 2006
Fatal shooting linked to gangs (Stockton, CA): Police are investigating the death of Savoeun Sou, who died late Sunday after someone shot him in the face and neck outside the Mekong Harbor restaurant, according to the Stockton Police Department.
Source: The Record Date: March 7, 2006
DEA, St. Paul police arrest 26 in gang sweep (St. Paul, MN): A year-long investigation led by the St. Paul Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration resulted in the arrest of 26 people allegedly associated with the Latin Kings street gang, officials said
Source: The Forum Date: March 7, 2006
Gang problems increasing in Utah County (Utah County, UT): A young teen is brutally beaten in Provo and police are calling it an act of gang-related violence. How bad is the gang problem in Utah County? Kathryn May went looking for answers.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News Date: March 7, 2006
Mayors, police seek help with gang problems (New Jersey): Mayors and law-enforcement officials convened at the Statehouse today to urge legislators to pass a package of bills they say is crucial to combating New Jersey's escalating gang problem.
Source: Courier-Post Date: March 7, 2006
Possible gang problem in Putnam (Putnam, CT): The suggestion of a gang inside a high school in Connecticut's quiet corner has raised quite a stir in the small town of Putnam.
Source: WFSB Eyewitness News 3 Date: March 7, 2006
Police make record gang bust (Nashville, TN): A meeting of a gang called the Crips in East Nashville led to the arrest of nearly a dozen people. Metro Police called it the largest bust involving gang-related crime in the city's history.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: March 7, 2006
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