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Gang violence in Lynn has police worried (Lynn, MA): Following one of the most violent winters in a decade, and anticipating a difficult summer, representatives from Lynn Police's Gang Unit and Lynn District Court's Probation Department appealed Thursday to community and law enforcement leaders for assistance in combating an upsurge in gang activity.
Source: The Daily Item Date: May 6, 2005
Records show city knew about gang (Fall River, NJ): Despite the sheriff’s claims to the contrary, court documents and arrest records indicate the Fall River Police Department did have an intimate knowledge of accused Larry’s Sports Bar gunman Nigel Vaughn and the Mafioso gang long before the shooting occurred.
Source: Herald News Date: May 6, 2005
Gang follows illegal aliens (Washington, DC): The violent MS-13 - or Mara Salvatrucha - street gang is following the migratory routes of illegal aliens across the country, FBI officials say, calling the Salvadoran gang the new American mafia.
Source: The Washington Times Date: May 5, 2005
Gang member found slain (Salinas, CA): The body of a 22-year-old gang member who was paroled from state prison a week earlier was found Wednesday in the middle of Hartnell Road south of Salinas.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: May 5, 2005
Pueblo County Jail locks down after a gang riot (Pueblo County, CO): A lockdown is in effect at the Pueblo County Jail Thursday, following a riot Wednesday night between rival gang members.
Source: KOAA-TV News Date: May 5, 2005
Shooting victim is identified (Clairemont, CA): Authorities have identified Thomas A. Tweedie, 18, as the man shot in the face in front of his Martha Street home Tuesday night. He died an hour after the 9:30 p.m. incident.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 5, 2005
'Eviction notice' aimed at gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County officials said they were issuing an "eviction notice" to the county's gangs Tuesday with a $5.5-million initiative that will restore the sheriff's gang unit and add prosecutors to crack down on street thugs.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 4, 2005
Clayton anti-gang task force arrests 14 (Clayton County, GA): Members of Clayton County's newest anti-gang task force made 14 arrests and recovered drugs and guns during its first nights on the streets this week.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: May 4, 2005
Shotgun blast injures man in gang attack (Salinas, CA): A 29-year-old man suffered serious injuries Tuesday after he was shot once at close range by a man with a shotgun in Salinas, authorities reported.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: May 4, 2005
Chief: serious gang issues in Easton (Easton, PA): A Brooklyn, N.Y., man died in a possible gang-related shooting Monday night in the Delaware Terrace public housing on South Side Easton, police said, prompting pleas from residents for safer streets after hearing gunshots three other times in the past week.
Source: The Morning Call Date: May 4, 2005
Mexico, U.S. team up to fight street gangs (Washington, DC): Mexican and U.S. law enforcement officials said Wednesday they will share intelligence and resources to fight Central American gangs, whose wave of violence has spread to the nations' common border.
Source: Newsday Date: May 4, 2005
El Cajon shooting believed to be gang related (El Cajon, CA): A group of heavily armed intruders in search of a gang rival – one of them toting a machine gun – shot up an East County home today, but no injuries were reported, officials said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 4, 2005
System would help in tracking gangs (Tarrant County, TX): Tarrant County authorities hope to shadow gang members a little more closely in the near future. County commissioners approved a $147,000 federal grant application Tuesday for an electronic, countywide gang-tracking system that would be used by Fort Worth and Arlington police, the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department and the Tarrant County district attorney's office.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 4, 2005
Task force sees decline in gang members but more violence (Las Vegas, NV): Roughly 7,000 juveniles and young adults received specialized gang prevention or intervention training last year, an effort the Southern Nevada Community Gang Task Force hopes will curb gang membership in the valley.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: May 4, 2005
Four teens charged in gang assault (Spring Valley, NY): Two Spring Valley teenagers are free on bail while two teens from Nyack remained in jail yesterday after an incident police described as a gang fight over an Orange County girl.
Source: The Journal News Date: May 3, 2005
Youngsters' gang-like actions has Trafford eyeing options (Pittsburgh, PA): A disturbing story about children engaging in gang-like behavior prompted Trafford Council to rethink how it can keep youth off the streets and out of trouble.
Source: The Tribune-Review Date: May 3, 2005
Ripon Police injured during alleged gang members arrest (Ripon, CA): Ripon Police officer Tim Bailey and sergeant Don Luthey received minor injuries Sunday when they and fellow officers apprehended two alleged gang members for brandishing a firearm.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: May 3, 2005
Gang fighting priest (Lathrop, CA): The Rev. Dean McFalls is an avid jogger. But that's not what he was doing Saturday morning when, dressed in his priestly vestments, he was seen running down the streets of Lathrop near Our Lady of Guadalupe Church where he is pastor.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: May 3, 2005
Another shooting on area freeways (Southern California): A car-to-car shooting on the Antelope Valley Freeway on Monday - the eighth freeway shooting in the Southland since late March - capped a violent five-week stretch that also included eight gang-related killings in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: May 3, 2005
Graffiti could link fire, vandalism spree (Lee County, FL) : At least 11 places were vandalized with possible gang-related graffiti in east Lee County over the weekend while a suspicious fire destroyed a Lehigh Acres carpet business.
Source: The News-Press Date: May 3, 2005
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