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Officials fear spread of gang activity from Washington (Rappahannock County, VA): On the fringes of Northern Virginia, and a little beyond, gang activity flares up only occasionally and without much violence, law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 15, 2005
FBI task force Mara Salvatrucha gang born in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): A street gang formed 20 years ago in the immigrant neighborhoods west of downtown has become the target of an FBI task force — the first nationwide effort to target a single street gang.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 15, 2005
Off-duty Chicago police detective shoots alleged gang member (Chicago, IL): An off-duty Chicago police detective was involved in a shooting with a known gang member on Chicago's west side this weekend, news affairs Deputy Director Pat Camden said.
Source: NBC 5 News Date: May 15, 2005
Cop nabs 2 in gang shooting (Boston, MA): An alert Boston cop working a detail in the South End sprung into action after he heard shots fired at a crowded coffee shop and helped collar two gang members allegedly responsible for the shooting.
Source: Boston Herald Date: May 15, 2005
Rebello: Despite gang fight, Durfee is safe (Fall River, MA): Despite a recent fight by rival gang members in the halls of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Principal Donald Rebello said the system already in place is keeping the school safe.
Source: The Herald News Date: May 14, 2005
Medics urged to note gang signs (Fort Wayne, IN): Gang activity decreased in Fort Wayne in the mid-1990s but is now increasing again, according to one local expert.
Source: The Journal Gazette Date: May 14, 2005
Gangs blamed on breakdown of family (Lowell, MA): Some of the kids Sakeith Long grew up playing with joined a gang, so he casually joined too. Then he discovered that as a gang member there were other gangs he had to fight.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: May 14, 2005
City officials back anti-gang measure (Richmond, VA): Richmond police yesterday publicly identified nearly two dozen gangs in the city, including trace elements of three nationally known gangs: the Crips, Bloods and MS-13.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: May 14, 2005
Teen tagger killed in gang shooting (Arleta, CA): A teenager killed in a street shooting was identified by police Saturday as Jose Enrique Arana, 15, of Arleta.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: May 14, 2005
L.A. home turf for hundreds of neighborhood criminal groups (Los Angeles, CA): The problem isn't new, but gang violence seems to be on everybody's agenda at the moment. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would, if enacted by the Senate and signed by the president, allow some kinds of gang crimes to be tried in federal court.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 13, 2005
Rumored gang reprisals prompt police to beef up (Williamsport, PA): With the killer of 16-year-old Terrance Baity still on the loose, city police are bracing themselves for the potential for more deadly violence occurring here over the weekend.
Source: Sun-Gazette Date: May 13, 2005
21 arrests will disrupt gang activity, police say (Milwaukee, WI): Milwaukee police and federal officials said Friday that 21 recent arrests will disrupt the 2-6 Vice Lords, a north side gang.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: May 13, 2005
Houston police announce creation of gang division (Houston, TX): Houston police on Thursday announced the creation of a gang division and introduced its new captain, but officials would say little about the prevalence of the city's gang problem.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: May 13, 2005
Five Yonkers face deportation hearings (Yonkers, NY): Five Yonkers men were among 33 illegal alien gang members arrested within the past week in a joint operation with federal immigration agents who will now initiate deportation proceedings against them, authorities said.
Source: The Journal News Date: May 13, 2005
Madera Co. considers multiagency gang task force (Madera County, CA): The Board of Supervisors agreed that a multiagency task force is needed after hearing Tuesday that criminal gangs are growing rapidly in Madera County.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 12, 2005
Feds seek deportation of alleged New York gang members (Long Island, NY): Federal and local agents arrested 95 reputed street gang members on immigration charges during a sweep of the five boroughs, Yonkers and Long Island, officials said Thursday.
Source: Newsday Date: May 12, 2005
ICE lists gangster on 'Most Wanted' (Washington, DC): A member of the violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang who has a string of felony convictions was added yesterday to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's "Most Wanted" list of fugitives.
Source: The Washington Times Date: May 12, 2005
House passes tough anti-gang legislation (Washington, DC): Reacting to spreading street violence, Republicans pushed legislation through the House on Wednesday to make gang attacks federal crimes and put gang members in line for long federal prison sentences or even the death penalty.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: May 11, 2005
Police: Drive-by shooting result of 'tagging' feud (Santa Fe, NM): An apparent feud between local "taggers" - or mural artists - led to Monday night's drive-by shooting in the 1600 block of Calle Sotero that wounded two men, police said Tuesday.
Source: The New Mexican Date: May 11, 2005
Pomona schools outline gang plan (Pomona, CA): In a major shift in philosophy, the Pomona Unified School District is trying something new when it comes to gangs and youth violence.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: May 11, 2005
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