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Marine who killed cop linked to gang activity (Ceres and Stanislaus County, CA) : The Marine who fatally shot a Ceres police officer and wounded another last week was a Norteño gang member who was high on cocaine at the time and carrying a gangsta rap CD about killing, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 16, 2005
Upscale, downscale (Sacramento, CA): In one of West Sacramento's hottest new housing developments, buyers can snap up a beautifully appointed 3,300-square-foot home for about $625,000.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 16, 2005
Gangs sharpen intimidation (Northern Virginia): The former gang member recalls watching them spread the newly purchased machetes from Springfield Mall on the bed and marvel at their sexiness. With reggae music booming in the background, the South Side Locos gang members began touching the steel blades and gripping the black handles.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 16, 2005
Local gangs gaining a greater presence (Edgewood, MD): Shamaar Guess is sure he sees evidence of criminal gangs marking their turf in Edgewood: the red bandannas dangling from former classmates' jeans, a middle-school girl displaying a bullet casing to prove she was a "Blood."
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: January 16, 2005
Falls police work hard to fight gang violence (Niagara Falls, NY): Heads of the city's police force say they are doing their best to squash recent bouts of gang-related violence here but maintain it doesn't help when the number of officers patrolling the streets has been dramatically cut over the years.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: January 16, 2005
Guns and jeers used by gangs to buy silence (Boston, MA): In Boston, a witness to a shooting by a member of a street gang recently found copies of his grand jury testimony taped to all the doors in the housing project where he lives.
Source: The New York Times Date: January 16, 2005
Guns and jeers used by gangs to buy silence (Baltimore, MD): In Baltimore, Rickey Prince, a 17-year-old who witnessed a gang murder and agreed to testify against the killer, was shot in the back of the head a few days after a prosecutor read Mr. Prince's name aloud in a packed courtroom.
Source: The New York Times Date: January 16, 2005
Three more wounded in gang shootings (Victorville, CA): A fifth gang-related shooting in the Victor Valley in six days left three people wounded after gunmen walked up and shot them in the garage of their Molina Drive home.
Source: Desert Dispatch Date: January 16, 2005
Belvidere stresses gang alternatives (Belvidere, IL): Maira Minuiz longs for a better life for Hispanics moving into Boone County. That's one reason she joined Young Latin Power thru Education, which formed in December at Belvidere High School.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: January 16, 2005
Officials mixed on 'gang tax' (Los Angeles, CA): Saying Los Angeles needs more after-school programs to keep children out of gangs, City Councilman Martin Ludlow on Friday proposed a ballot initiative to raise property taxes by $40 a year.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 15, 2005
Ludlow seeks tax hike to fund anti-gang projects (Los Angeles, CA): Calling gang violence the No. 1 issue in his district, Los Angeles Councilman Martin Ludlow said he planned to introduce a ballot measure today to raise about $30 million a year for anti-gang programs.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 14, 2005
Sheriff declares 'war' on gangs (Dover, FL): Dover is home to four rival gangs, including the Dover Locos, one of two east Hillsborough gangs on a state Department of Corrections watch list. The other is Wimauma's Black Angels gang. The most notorious of the Dover gangs may be Sur 13, an offspring of a Southern California gang.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: January 14, 2005
Arlington slaying may be gang-related (Arlington, VA): A 24-year-old Woodbridge man who was fatally shot Monday night while sitting in a parked Corvette in Arlington County may have been the latest victim in the escalating violence between two of Northern Virginia's most competitive gangs, according to court documents.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 14, 2005
22-year-old stabbed by juvenile gang members, police say (Ventura, CA): A 22-year-old man was stabbed Wednesday evening in Ventura by several male juveniles suspected of being gang members, police said Thursday.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: January 14, 2005
Gang forum an eye-opener for some school officials (Hamilton, NJ): Princeton Regional school board President Anne Burns didn't realize that the man seated to her left was the director of security for Trenton's public schools.
Source: The Times Date: January 14, 2005
Man killed; gangs blamed (Sacramento, CA): Growing violence between two Sacramento-area Asian gangs led to the shooting death of a 19-year-old man as he left a party Wednesday night, authorities said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 14, 2005
Judge says gangs are statewide problem that can be solved (Idaho): State Court of Appeals Judge Sergio Gutierrez told lawmakers Thursday that now is the time to get a handle on gang activity in the state and implement solutions.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: January 14, 2005
Victim says attackers Latin Kings members (Rockford, IL): A 31-year-old Rockford man told police he was jumped by members of the Latin Kings street gang, but he refused to press charges or give police detailed information about the alleged attack.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: January 14, 2005
Gangs not just a city problem (Boise, ID): A juvenile detention center director issued a strong warning to Idaho lawmakers Thursday, saying the state's residents cannot rest on the belief that gang activity only takes place in metropolitan areas.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: January 14, 2005
Police see increase in neighborhood gang activity (Stamford, CT): Gang activity is rising and more high school students may be bringing weapons to school, Assistant Police Chief John Geter said yesterday at a special meeting of the city's Police Commission.
Source: Stamford Advocate Date: January 13, 2005
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