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Legislator announces task force to study prison gang activity (Trenton, NJ): A South Jersey lawmaker, whose district houses one out of every four state inmates, announced a task force Thursday that will investigate gang activities in the prison system.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: May 20, 2005
Charge dropped against suspect connected to knifing at store (Cranston, RI): The attorney general's office has dropped an attempted-murder charge against Rudy M. "Biggy" Velasquez, accused in the stabbing of two brothers, members of a rival gang, outside a Kmart store in March.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: May 20, 2005
FBI, area police step up work against gangs (Houston, TX): Beyond metal detectors and uniformed guards, in a conference room unmarked by decoration of any kind, a disembodied voice comes through a speaker phone:
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: May 19, 2005
N. Va. sheriffs outline anti-gang strategies (Virginia): Juan Pacheco stood before the television cameras and reporters, pulled on a white doctor's coat and slung a stethoscope around his neck.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 19, 2005
Youth curfew gets tougher (Knightdale, NC): Town officials took a tough stand against youth gangs and teen delinquency Wednesday night, moving up the curfew hour from midnight to 9 p.m. and raising the age limit to include anyone younger than 18.
Source: The News & Observer Date: May 19, 2005
DEA: Drug ripoff kingpin snared (Tucson, AZ): Authorities say they have arrested the head of a gang responsible for numerous home invasions and drive-by shootings in the Tucson area over the past six months.
Source: Tucson Citizen Date: May 19, 2005
Even after attack, gang presence still minor here (Stevens Point, WI): The attack of a 19-year-old man in the Stevens Point Area Senior High parking lot earlier this year brought the issue of gang activity to the attention of local police.
Source: Stevens Point Journal Date: May 19, 2005
Treasure Coast officers coordinate effort to minimize gang activity (Port Salerno, FL): The head of a statewide law enforcement association focused on gang activity said it's time for law enforcement officers and the public to realize gangs are on the Treasure Coast.
Source: The Stuart News Date: May 19, 2005
Two held in fatal stabbing of Corona teen (Corona, CA): Police have arrested two alleged gang members on suspicion of murder and a hate crime in the fatal stabbing of a Corona teenager in May. A third suspect remains at large.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 18, 2005
Teen dies trying to save father in home invasion (Lynn, MA): A heroic Lynn teenager sacrificed her own life in a vain attempt to save her handicapped father from a hail of bullets allegedly fired by Asian gangbangers late Monday.
Source: Boston Herald Date: May 18, 2005
Gang funding in question (Loudoun County, VA): Loudoun County Sheriff Steve Simpson joined with sheriffs from Winchester and Clarke County on Tuesday to urge Congress not to cut $160 million from anti-gang and juvenile justice funds.
Source: Loudoun Connection Date: May 18, 2005
Three likely to be charged as adults in shooting (Fresno, CA): Three Corcoran teenagers likely will be charged as adults in connection with a Friday night drive-by shooting that sent a 13-year-old to the hospital after he was shot in the back with a sawed-off shotgun.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 17, 2005
River Festival policing stepped up (Wichita, KS): The number of arrests at this year's Wichita River Festival more than quadrupled, but there's good news behind the numbers, Deputy Police Chief Tom Stolz said Monday.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: May 17, 2005
Easton Area to consider policy on gang activity (Easton, PA): Easton Area School Board's Policy Committee agreed Monday night to look into developing policies on gang activity and defiant behavior.
Source: The Morning Call Date: May 17, 2005
Boot Camp member claims abuse in Cayuga County jail (Cayuga County, NY): A leader of the Boot Camp Gang in Syracuse, now in a federal prison in Oklahoma, has filed a notice of claim against Cayuga County Sheriff Rob Outhouse and several unnamed corrections officers for allegedly assaulting him and using excessive forced on him when he was housed there Nov. 15, 2004.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: May 17, 2005
Arlington teen fatally shot (Arlington, TX): An Arlington teen-ager found slain inside a pickup was chased down and killed after being involved in a gang-related drive-by shooting, police said Monday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 17, 2005
Undercover cop arrests two in gang, seizes cocaine (Durham, NC): An undercover Durham County sheriff's detective worked his way into a Greensboro street gang suspected of selling drugs in Durham.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: May 17, 2005
Man dies in shootout at liquor store (Anchorage, AK): A shooting at an East Anchorage liquor store late Saturday left one man dead and two wounded and prompted a clerk there to quit, citing increasing violence and apparent gang activity in the Boniface Parkway neighborhood.
Source: Anchorage Daily News Date: May 16, 2005
Police file charges in gang shootout (Durham, NC): A Durham teen who suffered a gunshot wound during a gang-related shootout on Cheek Road Sunday was released from the hospital and charged in the crime Monday, police reported.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: May 16, 2005
Border Patrol arrests man with alleged ties to MS-13 gang (Tucson, AZ): U.S. Border Patrol agents announced the arrest Monday of a man believed to have ties to a Central American-influenced street gang that has spread violence in cities and suburbs nationwide.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: May 16, 2005
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