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Gang drug sales focus of Cleveland police plan (Cleveland, OH): Mayor Jane Campbell wants to hit gangs where it hurts by striking their prime money-making activity: drug trafficking.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: July 2, 2005
Gang sign is carved into chest (Spring Hill, FL): In January, a self-described Folk Nation gang member seared 3-inch crosses into the flesh of three 13-year-olds as part of an initiation rite.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: July 2, 2005
Violence-prone group could be gang forerunner (Lafayette, LA): Law enforcement officials are investigating what is described as a loosely organized group of about two-dozen young men who are believed to have been attacking people at random in the Acadiana area.
Source: The Daily Advertiser Date: July 2, 2005
Five arrested in series of recent assaults (St. Cloud, MN): St. Cloud police arrested five boys they believe are connected to the recent assaults in south St. Cloud, Sgt. Dave Bentrud said.
Source: St. Cloud Times Date: July 2, 2005
Task force gang sweep nets six arrests (North Hollywood, CA): In an attempt to reduce gang tensions at local middle and high schools, authorities on Thursday executed an early morning probation sweep and arrested six people — some of whom are connected to local tagging crews and street gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: July 1, 2005
Police note rise in violence involving girls, gangs (Rockwood, OR): The arrest of a 15-year-old girl who allegedly shot at a rival gang member Sunday night marks an upturn in violence involving girls and Latina gangs in Rockwood, police said Thursday.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 1, 2005
DA's office plans focus on gang cases (Clark County, NV): When gang shootings occur, convicting an assailant can be difficult when witnesses and victims disappear, clam up or change their story before going to court.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: July 1, 2005
Gang retaliation suspected in Oceanside man's slaying (Oceanside, CA): Police believe this week's fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man may be gang retaliation for the slaying of Rusty Seau three weeks ago.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: July 1, 2005
Report urges broad-based effort to stop the spread of gangs (Fairfax County, VA): The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently received a report on gang prevention that outlined recommendations and accomplishments regarding the county's efforts to combat gang activity.
Source: The Washington Post Date: June 30, 2005
Sweep targets gangs, felons (San Jacinto, CA): More than 60 officers targeted gang members, sex offenders and those on probation and parole during a sweep through the city Wednesday.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: June 30, 2005
Juvenile is arrested in assaults (Lexington, KY): Lexington police arrested one juvenile last night and were seeking a second juvenile in connection with the beatings of a 10-year-old boy and two adults near Lexington parks this week.
Source: Lexington Herald-Leader Date: June 30, 2005
Officials: New Jersey has 17,000 street gang members (Trenton, NJ): Nearly 17,000 New Jersey youths belong to one of 700 street gangs in the state, and they cut across socio-economic and geographic boundaries, officials said Thursday as they released a survey on gang activity.
Source: Newsday Date: June 30, 2005
Freeway shootings share similar traits but seem to be unrelated (San Fernando Valley, CA): More than four months after the violence began, detectives believe the freeway shootings that have shaken drivers from the north San Fernando Valley to Riverside are unrelated, but some general patterns are beginning to emerge.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 29, 2005
Two dozen people plead not guilty to gang related charges in LA (Los Angeles, CA): About two dozen people accused of being members or associates of a San Fernando gang pleaded not guilty Tuesday to racketeering charges related to the murder of a Burbank policeman.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 29, 2005
Gang activity alarms area neighborhoods (Nashville, TN): Nashville neighborhoods are increasingly seeking information from Metro Police on how to fight gangs.
Source: Nashville City Paper Date: June 29, 2005
National effort nabs eight more gang members (Washington, DC): A nationwide law-enforcement initiative aimed at disrupting violent international streets gangs in America's urban and rural communities netted eight known gang members this week from San Francisco to Detroit, bringing to 400 the number of suspected gang members taken into custody since March.
Source: The Washington Times Date: June 29, 2005
Bill would boot out foreigners in gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Under legislation backed Tuesday by a Ventura County congressman, the Department of Homeland Security would be able to deport immigrants who have not been convicted of committing crimes, if they belong to a group the government has designated as a criminal gang.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: June 29, 2005
Pair wanted in gang-related shooting (Wichita, KS): Police have asked for the public's help finding two men involved in what they say was a gang-related shooting last week on the 1400 block of North Vassar that injured three people.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: June 29, 2005
Authorities arrest member of MS-13 gang (Corpus Christi, TX): Texas A member of a violent gang with roots in El Salvador has been arrested as part of a nationwide crackdown.
Source: KLTV 7 News Date: June 29, 2005
Man dies in possible gang-related shooting (Oceanside, CA): An 18-year-old man was killed and another man was wounded during a possible gang-related shooting in the Mesa Margarita area of Oceanside, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: June 29, 2005
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