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Community leaders learn the latest on gang activity in the city (Simi Valley, CA): Officials from the city of Simi Valley, the Simi Valley Unified School District and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District held a tri-agency meeting this week to discuss the issue of gangs.
Source: Simi Valley Acorn Date: September 21, 2006
Police arrest four in a gang sweep (Verona, VA): Local authorities have finished a sweep of four suspected gang members accused of wading through a field party in August and assaulting three men, including one who had a pistol pointed at his chest and the trigger pulled.
Source: The Daily News Leader Date: September 21, 2006
Judge OKs Oxnard's 2nd gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): Police will begin notifying members of a south Oxnard gang that they can no longer hang out in public, wear certain clothing or drink alcohol under the terms of a second gang injunction approved this week.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 20, 2006
Center joins fights against terror, gangs (Raleigh, NC): State officials opened a new center Tuesday that they hope will help law enforcement agencies combat terrorism and gangs.
Source: The News & Observer Date: September 20, 2006
Suspected MS-13 gang member arrested near Pharr (Progresso, TX): A 23-year-old Salvadoran with suspected Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang ties and a conviction for assaulting a New York police officer was arrested today trying to re-enter the country, Customs and Border Protection officials said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: September 20, 2006
Seven illegal immigrant gang members arrested (Aurora, IL): Seven illegal immigrant gang members were arrested Tuesday night in Aurora as part of a joint operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Aurora police, according to a release. All face criminal charges and/or deportation.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 20, 2006
Gang graffiti hits W. Manchester (West Manchester, NY): The neighborhood sits between West Market Street and a stone quarry, a community of 1950s-era ranch houses with several rowhome complexes plunked next to the former suburban escape.
Source: York Daily Record Date: September 20, 2006
City sees rise in drive-by shootings (Oklahoma City, OK): Margie Diaz's old neighborhood is the playing field for a deadly sport. "It's just a game to them (gang members) ... shooting things," said Diaz, 43. "They don't care what they do, or what happens to people and families."
Source: The Oklahoman Date: September 20, 2006
Speaker: Central American gangs a threat (Washington, DC): Gang violence in Central America poses threats to the United States, a State Department official said last night.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: September 20, 2006
NLC initiates new California city gang prevention network (Washington, DC): The National League of Cities (NLC) announced today that it has established a network of major California cities to help them combat gang violence and victimization.
Source: U.S. Newswire Date: September 19, 2006
Man in hospital after gang stabbing (Fall River, NJ): A city man is fighting for his life at an area hospital after he was allegedly attacked and stabbed several times by a trio of Asian Boyz street gang members.
Source: The Herald News Date: September 19, 2006
Joint city, county meeting unanimously vote to stop the violence (Bakersfield, CA): The Board of Supervisors and the Bakersfield City Council approved a proposal they hope will put a stop to gang violence.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: September 19, 2006
Man 'began firing' before being killed by police (Salinas, CA): Ivan Leon fired as many as five shots at officers during an exchange of gunfire Saturday night in Salinas that killed the 21-year-old Leon, police said Monday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 19, 2006
Teen arrested in Belvidere stabbing (Belvidere, IL): Police arrested a 17-year-old Belvidere teen in connection with a confrontation with a 16-year-old, who was taken to the hospital after being stabbed.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: September 19, 2006
Early successes, more to do for Tacoma police gang unit (Tacoma, WA): Nearly two months old, the Tacoma Police Department’s full-time gang unit has made some headway in tempering the gang violence that flared across the city earlier this summer.
Source: The News Tribune Date: September 18, 2006
Gang link likely in shooting death (Tucson, AZ): Police believe gang activity is behind the shooting death of a 37-year-old Tucson man whose body was found early Sunday morning outside a strip club on East Speedway.
Source: Arizona Daily Star Date: September 18, 2006
Mtn. View police take aim at growing gang problem (Mountain View, CA): In the wake of escalating gang activity in Mountain View, officials over the weekend launched the Police Activities League at Castro Elementary School to build relations between police and area youth.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 18, 2006
Battling youth gangs at the source (Anchorage, AK): Anchorage is furious about escalating youth violence and gang crimes and wants something done about it.
Source: Anchorage Daily News Date: September 18, 2006
80 arrested in gang-related drug busts in Rockaway (Rockway, NY): Police in Rockaway swept through three housing complexes last week, arresting more than 80 people connected to a gang-related drug ring after an eight-month investigation, the Queens District Attorney said.
Source: TimesLedger Date: September 18, 2006
24 gang members charged after melee at diner (Fair Lawn, NJ): Two dozen gang members from Paterson were charged with rioting and other offenses Sunday after fighting broke out at a River Road diner, police said.
Source: The Record Date: September 18, 2006
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