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Cape police searching for vandals (Cape Coral, FL): Cape Coral police are searching for the vandals who spray-painted gang symbols on four buildings this week. The symbols were discovered Tuesday morning at three addresses near the 3000 block of Del Prado Boulevard, according to police reports.
Source: The News-Press Date: December 9, 2004
Officer mistakenly hands out gang info to 7th-graders (Pearland, TX: A campus officer at Pearland Junior High West is under investigation for handing out a controversial pamphlet containing explicit material to students during an anti-gang program, Local 2 reported Wednesday.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: December 9, 2004
Gang members' friend threatens lawyer (Salt Lake City, UT) : A woman was arrested and jailed yesterday on charges of threatening a federal prosecutor handling the racketeering case against a violent gang. April Dowding was indicted yesterday for threatening an attorney.
Source: KSL News Date: December 9, 2004
Parents question gang plan (DeSoto, TX): Some parents at an informational meeting Tuesday told DeSoto school officials that they didn't believe their tax money was being spent wisely on an assessment that would determine whether the district has a gang problem.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: December 9, 2004
D.M. shooting leaves teen dead (Des Moines, IA): One teenager was killed and another critically injured Wednesday in a south-side shooting that Des Moines police say might be gang-related. The search continued for suspects and witnesses to the early-morning incident, which left Rigoberto Quinones, 17, dead and Jose Luis Ramos, 18, with a gunshot wound to the upper body.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: December 9, 2004
Canyon law officers meet to discuss gangs (Canyon County, ID): Canyon County police chiefs and prosecutor say they have united in their efforts to catch and prosecute those involved in crimes related to gangs, drugs and guns.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: December 9, 2004
Experts give advice to halt gang growth (Caldwell, ID): Treasure Valley gangs are still in their infancy, and communities need to band together to stop them, local experts said Wednesday.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: December 9, 2004
Gang members, survivors work toward peace (Boston, MA): He is a former gang member, with bullet wounds for scars and a criminal record that follows him wherever he goes. She is a mother, whose son died in gang crossfire one winter afternoon in 1993 as the 15-year-old headed to a party sponsored by Teens Against Gang Violence.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: December 8, 2004
Gang tag on Berry shoe dismissed as 'kid's stuff' (Fresno, CA): Fresno State freshman forward Chris Berry said he displayed a gang-related message on his basketball sneakers not to claim affiliation but to show love for the people from his neighborhood.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 8, 2004
Motorist crashes after shots fired at vehicle (Wichita, KS): A shooting late Tuesday that was aimed at a motorist caused his vehicle to overturn, injuring the man, police said this morning. The 28-year-old man driving the vehicle was not wounded by the gunfire but was injured when the vehicle flipped, police Lt. John Speer said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: December 8, 2004
Boot Camp gang member headed to prison (Syracuse, NY): A street gang member was sentenced Wednesday on federal racketeering charges to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release. As part of his plea agreement, Cory Edwards, 25, of Syracuse, admitted he was a member of the Boot Camp Gang and that the gang operated within a specifically defined geographic area on the south side of the city.
Source: Newsday Date: December 8, 2004
Fugitive convicted in W. Sac stabbing is arrested (Sacramento, CA): Raymond P. Corona Jr., a member of the West Sacramento street gang known as the Broderick Boys, was arrested Tuesday, two months after he jumped bail in the midst of his trial for a Jan. 1, 2003, stabbing.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: December 8, 2004
Slayings tied to two years of gang feud (Washington, DC): It was, one lawyer said, like something out of "West Side Story" - a gang war ignited by a girl and fueled by jealousy and pride. Except that in this war, the bodies were real, all of them casualties in what prosecutors say was one Latino gang's murderous conspiracy against its rivals.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 7, 2004
Greensboro police use military program to track gang activity (Greensboro, NC): The same software program used by military special forces to capture Saddam Hussein is now used by Greensboro police to track gang activity. Greensboro officials purchased the Analyst's Notebook program in August with the help of federal grant money.
Source: WXII 12 News Date: December 7, 2004
Police: Sunday shooting related to gang activity (Wichita Falls, TX): It was a gang-related homicide that killed 30-year-old David Camacho early Sunday morning, Wichita Falls police said Monday. Camacho had a history involving gang violence, as did several other members of his family, a 2001 Times Record News article on gang activity in Wichita Falls reported.
Source: Times Record News Date: December 7, 2004
Dollars pledged to battle gangs (Santa Fe, NM): Two million dollars. That's how much Gov. Bill Richardson says it will take to put a dent in gang activity seeping into rural areas and small towns in New Mexico. After talking about getting tough on gangs since September, Richardson put a price tag on the state's efforts Monday.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune Date: December 7, 2004
Suspect in shooting is on probation on battery conviction (Caldwell, ID): A man charged in a recent Nampa shooting death was linked to fatal Caldwell stabbing about five years ago and is currently on probation for a battery conviction.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: December 7, 2004
Richardson to unveil battle plan against gangs in N.M. (Santa Fe, NM): Governor Richardson is expected to unveil a legislative plan to fight gangs Monday. The Albuquerque Journal reported in a copyright story that the legislation would stiffen penalties for gang-related crimes.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4 Date: December 6, 2004
Nampa, Caldwell chiefs blast prosecutor over handling of gang cases (Nampa, ID): Nampa and Caldwell police are criticizing Canyon County's prosecuting attorney over his handling of gang cases, underlining tensions in a county rocked by nearly 200 reports of gunfire since July.
Source: Times-News Date: December 6, 2004
Teen pleads guilty to killing CHP officer (Pomona, CA): A 16-year-old who confessed to randomly killing a California Highway Patrol officer in order to impress a street gang he wanted to join pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 6, 2004
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