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San Francisco worries over spike in homicide rate (San Francisco, CA): Just as summer travelers are again crowding onto cable cars, San Francisco's leaders are concerned that the city's image as a tourist playground is threatened by the highest murder rate since 1995. Brazen violence in the past week has brought the year's total homicides to 47, not including two fatal shootings by law enforcement officials.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 27, 2004
Keeping school violence at bay (Baltimore, MD): Five years after the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, safety advocates say the nation's public schools are as safe as ever. But a few observers say the war on terrorism is siphoning funding and attention from school safety just as rising gang violence threatens progress made in the 1990s.
Source: USA Today Date: June 27, 2004
Keeping school violence at bay (Los Angeles, CA): Five years after the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, safety advocates say the nation's public schools are as safe as ever. But a few observers say the war on terrorism is siphoning funding and attention from school safety just as rising gang violence threatens progress made in the 1990s.
Source: USA Today Date: June 27, 2004
Keeping school violence at bay (Philadelphia, PA): Five years after the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, safety advocates say the nation's public schools are as safe as ever. But a few observers say the war on terrorism is siphoning funding and attention from school safety just as rising gang violence threatens progress made in the 1990s.
Source: USA Today Date: June 27, 2004
Man slain, another injured in shooting (Chicago, IL): A Southwest Side man was fatally shot and another man seriously wounded early Saturday morning after a gang-related shooting outside a Brighton Park restaurant, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 27, 2004
Police: Progress made on slay arrest (Loweel, MA): No arrests have been made in the Thursday afternoon killing of a 19-year-old Lowell man, but police say they are making steady progress on finding those responsible. The state medical examiner's office ruled Friday that Ponarith Uong, of 52 New Spaulding St., died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, and ruled the death a homicide, according to Emily LaGrassa, spokesman for District Attorney Martha Coakley.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: June 27, 2004
Robbery suspect found to be wanted on murder warrant (Miami Beach, FL): Police arrested a convicted murderer and known gang member on suspicion of staging a home-invasion-style robbery last month in a Miami Beach hotel. In a bizarre twist, police also arrested the victim of the robbery after he asked them if he could retrieve a pack of cigarettes from his room safe and officers found a rock of cocaine inside the pack, police said.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: June 27, 2004
N. Richland Hills police cracking down on surge in gang activity (Richland Hills, TX): They gather in small groups. Drugs, mayhem, vandalism and other crimes are central to their lives. About 30 gangs have become active in North Richland Hills, and police have responded with more detail, resources and diligence.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: June 26, 2004
Man shot in foot in gang attack (San Diego, CA): A man was shot in the foot during a gang-related attack in Chollas View, San Diego police said today.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 26, 2004
Gang injunction nets first arrests (Oxnard, CA): A preliminary injunction against the largest street gang in Oxnard led to three arrests in the past week, marking the Police Department's first attempts to enforce court-ordered restrictions on the Colonia Chiques.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 26, 2004
Grand jury spotlights gang activity (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County has a growing problem with gangs, but it will take more than law enforcement and social services to reverse the trend. It will take the direct intervention of parents, stated the Tulare County grand jury's final report, released Friday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 26, 2004
15 arrested in anti-gang sweep (Marysville, CA): The security cameras that parolee Oscar Guillen placed in the trees outside his Gridley home didn't prevent him from being swept up Friday in a three-county anti-gang crackdown. Eighty-five officers from various agencies, including the FBI, joined the Strategic Tactical Operation Program in Butte, Glenn and Sutter counties.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: June 26, 2004
Drive-by shooting wounds 3 in violence on Sherman Street (Buffalo, NY): Keith "Big Cozy" Merriweather on Friday almost joined his son, who was murdered a week ago. The 45-year-old man narrowly escaped a midafternoon drive-by shooting that left three people seriously wounded on Sherman Street near Genesee Street, where a dice game was under way.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 26, 2004
Beating blamed on girl gang (Omaha, NE): Chasity Wright saw trouble coming when she spotted a group of seven or eight girls outside Burger King at lunchtime Friday. She told her friend Portia Loyd that they should walk the other way when they left the restaurant at 24th and H Streets, said Deidra Loyd, Portia's mother.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: June 26, 2004
Juvenile justice groups oppose gang prevention bill (California): A bill in the U.S. Senate that would provide more than $650 million in gang prevention and suppression funds faces opposition from numerous juvenile justice organizations. The opponents fault a portion of the bill that would give federal prosecutors the authority to try juveniles as adults.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 25, 2004
One injured in two shootings (San Mateo, CA): Violence that has marked the Gateway neighborhood over the past year escalated Wednesday with two shootings being characterized as the work of gang members. One person was shot.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: June 25, 2004
Four men indicted in 2003 slaying (Alexandria, VA): A federal grand jury indicted four members of a Hispanic gang yesterday in the July 2003 slaying of a 17-year-old pregnant federal informant from Fairfax. The men could receive the death penalty. The indictment, handed up in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, charges that the four men, who are members of the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, conspired to kill Brenda Paz.
Source: The Washington Times Date: June 25, 2004
Gang info, drugs found in raid (Manville, NJ): Suspected cocaine, razor blades and documentation about an infamous street gang were found during a raid Wednesday at a Manville woman's apartment, authorities said.
Source: Courier News Date: June 25, 2004
Man cleaning graffiti shot dead in LA (Los Angeles, CA): A man was shot to death Thursday while removing graffiti from store fronts for an anti-gang organization. Two suspected gang members were being sought, a police spokeswoman said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: June 24, 2004
Anti-gang task force considers (Aurora, CO): With gang-related killings on the decline, authorities are considering how to reorganize the Metro Gang Task Force so it can focus on other types of violent crimes, Aurora Police Chief Ricky Bennett said Wednesday.
Source: The Denver Post Date: June 24, 2004
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