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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
W.V. leaders urge residents to enlist in anti-gang efforts (West Valley City, UT): With the gang activity here on the rise in recent years, community leaders want the entire city to be involved in stopping gangs before they start.
Source: Deseret News Date: May 15, 2005
L.A. violence crosses the line (Los Angeles, CA): The gruesome murders were each more than 1,000 miles apart, an arc of bloodshed that spanned much of the North American continent.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 15, 2005
Allentown man accused of having disguised sword (Northampton County, PA): An Allentown gang member was arrested Wednesday for carrying an 18-inch sword that was disguised to look like a cane, according to Colonial Regional police.
Source: The Morning Call Date: May 15, 2005
Monterey sees rise in graffiti markings (Monterey, CA): Police in Monterey are hoping to curb the amount of graffiti popping up around town. "Graffiti needs to be removed as soon as possible," said Hans Uslar, deputy public works director in Monterey.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: May 15, 2005
Bad girls (New York, NY): A teenage crime wave is causing a spike in arrest figures - among New York's schoolgirls. Even as the NYPD continues to slash crime across the city, troubling police statistics show girls between 7 and 15 years of age are bucking the trend.
Source: New York Daily News Date: May 15, 2005
Tug of war over gang members (California): A standoff between the U.S. Justice Department and California district attorneys has left a landmark racketeering case against the Nuestra Familia prison gang at an impasse, keeping the final five defendants from being sentenced in federal court after months of delays.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: May 15, 2005
Gang 'oath' found (Suffolk County, NY): When Suffolk detectives raided the Brentwood house of a purported leader of the Bloods street gang, they found a 9-mm Lugar, a .44 Magnum revolver, and 11 ounces of crack worth between $35,000 and $50,000, Suffolk police officials said yesterday.
Source: Newsday Date: May 15, 2005
Telltale tattoos (South Florida): Marcos Luque's first tattoo was a reward for a targeted killing, a discrete "13" on his chest to denote membership in the MS-13 gang. Coincidentally, it also represented his age at the time.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: May 15, 2005
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
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