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House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Help Local Law Enforcement Combat Gang Violence (Washington, DC): The House Judiciary Committee today approved by voice vote the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act (H.R. 3249) to curb the rise in gang activity and violence in the United States.
Source: House Judiciary Committee    Date: November 2, 2017
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Gang leader cries foul (Knoxville, TN): The man identified by authorities as the leader of an inner city street gang racked up a life sentence Thursday but not before railing at the injustice of his predicament. "They got drug dealers that's making millions, and they want to take my life," Walter "Heavy" Williams said as he stood pointing his finger toward federal prosecutors in U.S. District Court.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: June 4, 2004

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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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Street gangs adding mobility to arsenals (Winthrop, MA): Winthrop, being a seaside town, occasionally has drawn visiting artists, but the latest entries are not exactly what culture mavens have in mind. Spray painted in blue on at least six locations were the taggings of the 18th Street gang. Three were on the seashore wall on Shore Drive; two were on a Moore Street sidewalk, and one adorned both sides of a pay phone in front of a Shirley Street grocery.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 3, 2004

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Seven alleged gang members face federal charges (Central Islip, NY): Seven alleged members of a Long Island chapter of the Netas street gang were charged Thursday in a federal indictment with a litany of offenses, including a homicide, shootings, beatings and a stabbing, most of which grew out of a dispute with the rival MS-13 gang, prosecutors said.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 3, 2004

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The Gangs All Here (Colorado): In 1987, the Colorado General Assembly authorized the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to collect and track intelligence information on gang members and their associates. At the same time, metro police departments began compiling their own databases -- and a person didn't have to commit any crime in order to make most of those lists.
Source: Denver Westword    Date: June 3, 2004

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Arrests in suspected gang attack at school (Oceanside, NY): Nassau Police arrested seven Baldwin youths they suspect of being gang members after the teenagers allegedly attacked three Oceanside High School students Tuesday in broad daylight. Although the 2:50 p.m. scuffle during recess involved several young people kicking and hitting one another, no one was hurt, said Det. Lt. Gregory Detwiler, commander of the Fourth Squad detectives in Hewlett.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 3, 2004

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Gang said to have missed filing date (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard's Colonia Chiques have forfeited their right to challenge an injunction restricting their activities because they failed to formally respond to the civil lawsuit filed by the Ventura County district attorney's office, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Deputy Dist. Atty. Karen Wold said for the street gang to have proceeded with a challenge, it should have hired a lawyer and filed a written answer to the Superior Court lawsuit by last Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 3, 2004

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District 214 restricts 'gang-like' activities (Glenview, IL): Activities deemed "gang-like" will be watched with more scrutiny under an amended provision passed May 13 by the High School District 214 Board of Education. The board changed the district code prohibiting gang-related activities after deans noticed new trends in apparel and behavior that define gang involvement. The new code gives school officials more room to interpret signs of possible gang-like activities, allowing them to more quickly alert parents when necessary.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: June 3, 2004

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Local activists fight for children against drug dealers, gangs (Jackson, MS): A recent wave of violence carried out between what police identified as warring drug factions has sparked the attention of residents and community leaders hoping to rid their neighborhoods of drug dealers and gang presence. Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes, who organized a town hall meeting last week to address crime prevention, frequents crime-ridden neighborhoods, attempting to call truces between gang members.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: June 3, 2004

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Stabbing that injured two called gang-linked (El Paso, TX): Two men were arrested in connection with a gang-related stabbing of two men Friday night in Central El Paso, police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 3, 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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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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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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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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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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