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Gang of One to get a leader (Charlotte, NC): A Gang of One is looking for a leader. For six months the city's first anti-gang program has relied on volunteers, but it now has funding to hire a full-time director. "We need someone with experience to place volunteers where they will do the most good," Sgt. Beth Boggess of the police department's gang unit said Tuesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: July 9, 2004
House backs new center for U.S. gang crackdown (Washington, DC): The crackdown on violent gangs is poised to go national. By a vote of 397 to 18, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved the creation of a National Gang Intelligence Center. The center, which would be run by the FBI, would centralize the federal effort to fight gangs.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 9, 2004
Police presence boosts Blue Hills security (Kansas City, KS): Intensified patrols and enforcement have focused on crime in a Kansas City neighborhood recently traumatized by a gang rape, police and residents said Thursday. The heightened police action helped arrest 10 of 13 suspected perpetrators in an April 25 sexual assault, helped scatter gang activity in the Blue Hills neighborhood and improved the quality of life for residents there, said Kansas City police Sgt. Brad Lemon at a police board business meeting.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: July 9, 2004
Authorities fear new gang in area (Gwinnett County, GA): The recent brutal beating of a teenager by a crew of gun-toting suspects has authorities wondering if a new gang has entered the county. The group attacked 17-year-old Todd Hulsey in the parking lot of the Norcross-area Brunswick Zone bowling alley at about 1 a.m. last Saturday, according to police reports.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: July 9, 2004
Union: Jail's gang violence is worse (Nassau County, NJ): Two violent incidents at the Nassau County jail over the July Fourth holiday weekend - assaults that Nassau correction officers say were gang-related and left inmates critically injured - are the latest examples that the East Meadow jail's gang problem is worsening, union officers said.
Source: Newsday Date: July 9, 2004
Four teens arrested in gang-related assault (El Paso, TX): The police gang unit arrested four teenage gang members on aggravated assault charges for allegedly beating a 15-year-old boy about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at Grandview Park, 3100 Jefferson in Central El Paso, police said.
Source: El Paso Times Date: July 9, 2004
West Burke officials dealing with youth "gangs" (West Burke, VT): Village trustees just want a little peace and quiet. They say groups of young people are vandalizing property, using foul language and intimidating children in the local park - and it's time to nip the problem in the bud.
Source: WCAX 3 News Date: July 9, 2004
Judge hints gang injunction will be permanent (Ventura County, CA): A Superior Court judge indicated today that he plans to make an injunction against an Oxnard gang permanent, but not before a "full exploration" of the restrictions on the Colonia Chiques.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 9, 2004
L.A. requires safety measures at cyber cafes (Los Angeles, CA): Worried that cyber cafes are turning into dens of truancy and breeding gang violence, Los Angeles City Council members Wednesday unanimously voted to regulate about 30 businesses where teens and others congregate to use computers. Councilman Dennis Zine, who pushed the proposal, said he acted after a string of shootings at cyber cafes in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 8, 2004
Visalia teen injured in drive-by (Visalia, CA): A 16-year-old was shot in the back Wednesday afternoon during a drive-by shooting along Houston Avenue, but he escaped serious injury. Two teenagers were walking east near Dinuba Boulevard when three people pulled alongside in a four-door, light-brown car with tinted windows.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: July 8, 2004
Gang search yields weapons, drugs (Ventura County, CA): A blind Oxnard man already arrested once for allegedly violating Oxnard's tough new gang injunction has been arrested again after police reported finding guns, knives, drugs and thousands of dollars in cash during a search of his home.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 8, 2004
Police reduce gang violence (Miami, FL): Two years ago, violence rocked Northeast Miami-Dade County during the July 4 weekend. When the dust settled, at least two people were killed and six were wounded during fighting between loosely knit gangs. One of those who died was a 13-year-old boy who police say was an innocent bystander.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: July 8, 2004
Pixley men plead no contest in assault of teen (Pixley, CA): Two Pixley men pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the April 28 beating of a 19-year-old motorist who police say was mistaken for a gang member.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: July 8, 2004
Man with gang ties shot (Little Rock, AR): A Little Rock gang member was killed Tuesday in a shooting at his home, the third slaying in less than a month of someone with gang ties, investigators said. But police said that no evidence has been found to determine whether the killings - all shooting deaths - were gang-related or linked.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: July 7, 2004
Two plead guilty in scheme to sell guns to gang (Chicago, IL): Two men pleaded guilty to federal firearms offenses Tuesday in connection with a scheme to purchase semiautomatic pistols and other guns in Indiana and sell them to Chicago street gang members.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 7, 2004
Software would help in identifying gang members (Fort Worth, TX): Identifying gang members may soon be just a mouse click away. Tarrant County and some law enforcement officials, looking for a better way to track gang members and share information, believe that they've found it in intelligence software called GangNet.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 7, 2004
$331,000 state grant will continue anti-gang program (Lancaster, CA): A multiagency anti-gang program in Lancaster will continue for another year with the help of a $331,000 state grant. The grant, from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services' Criminal Justice Programs Division, will finance another year of an effort that included the hiring of a specially trained gang sergeant, and assistance from the District Attorney's Office and the Probation Department.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: July 7, 2004
Gang Problem Severe In New Mexico (Bernalillo, NM): New Mexico's gang problem is on the rise, according to Gov. Bill Richardson's office. And Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White said he has had an issue with gangs for a long time. He said half Bernalillo's murders this year are gang-related.
Source: KOAT 7 News Date: July 7, 2004
Police seek teen suspect in shooting at downtown fireworks show (Pittsburgh, PA): Detectives continued yesterday to investigate an Independence Day shooting in Point State Park that left two people injured in what Pittsburgh police said was a clash between rival groups.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: July 6, 2004
Second teen arrested in gang-related Kennewick killing (Kennewick, WA): A second teenager has been arrested in a street corner shooting death that police believe was the result of a confrontation over gang affiliation. Mario Fernandez, 18, was arrested without incident Friday afternoon by police who spotted him driving in town.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: July 6, 2004
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