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Gang death has residents afraid (Charlotte, NC): As many as 10 times in the past four months, police say, members of the Hidden Valley Kings have shot at one another in their own neighborhood.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: December 7, 2005
Police say woman stabbed teen in gang feud (Lake Worth, FL): Lake Worth police are looking for a woman who stabbed a teen in the back during a gang feud. Authorities say 16-year-old Gregorio Martinez was attacked by 19-year-old Veronica Alonzo who is part of a rival gang.
Source: WFTV 9 News Date: December 7, 2005
Clarke County trial is its first under anti-gang statute (Athens, GA): Street gangs may have formed in Athens more for social status and companionship than for committing crimes, but that doesn't make them any less dangerous, a prosecutor told jurors at the start of the trial of the first person prosecuted in Clarke County under the state's anti-gang law.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: December 7, 2005
Kids fear as gunfire again hits a school (Detroit, MI): In the second shooting in as many days at Detroit schools, an 18-year-old former student was shot Tuesday at Central High School after a student opened a locked door and unwittingly let in a group of attackers.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: December 7, 2005
Inland anti-gang unit in the works (Riverside County, CA): Riverside County Dist. Atty. Grover Trask and Sheriff Bob Doyle unveiled plans Monday for a new anti-gang task force that they said would apply a "full-court press" to the region's escalating gang crime and violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 6, 2005
Darlington County officials probe gang link in weekend assaults (Darlington County, SC): Authorities in Darlington County are investigating whether two crimes that happened during the weekend are gang-related.
Source: Florence Morning News Date: December 6, 2005
Student, 16, shot outside Anaheim school building (Anaheim, CA): A verbal altercation Monday turned into a one-sided gunfight between a group of men in a passing car and a 16-year-old student who was shot in the back.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: December 6, 2005
'Snitching' T-shirts come off the shelves (Boston, MA): Mayor Thomas M. Menino yesterday said his campaign to take "Stop Snitching" T-shirts off the streets of Boston is progressing and that the decision of two merchants to remove the shirts from store shelves is one step in a long process of ending witness intimidation citywide.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: December 5, 2005
SF city attorney announces new plan to pursue gangs in the city (San Francisco, CA): The San Francisco City Attorney's office announced today the creation of a new municipal-federal partnership to pursue civil injunctions against gangs in the city.
Source: CBS 5 News Date: December 5, 2005
Coordinated police effort nets gang member identifications (Bloomfield, NM): The San Juan County Sheriff's Department is sending a message to gang members: their actions won't be tolerated.
Source: The New Mexican Date: December 4, 2005
Gang Task Force arrests 45 on drug, weapons charges (Miami Beach, FL): The street was dark in North Miami Beach, and the skinny teenager in the red T-shirt stood on the sidewalk drinking a Corona. Not a violent crime.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: December 4, 2005
Gang's number growing (Port Arthur, TX): MS-13, a predominantly Hispanic gang, is gaining nationwide notoriety for its crimes and violence. And in Port Arthur - where almost one-fifth of the population is Hispanic - police have taken notice.
Source: Beaumont Enterprise Date: December 4, 2005
School fight linked to gangs (Durham, NC): Six young men were arrested after a fight at Southern High School on Friday, the second of two large fights at Durham high schools in two days.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: December 4, 2005
VFW shooting suspects still loose (Collinsville, IL): The search continues for two St. Louis men wanted for a gang-related shooting outside of the Collinsville Veterans of Foreign Wars building last weekend.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat Date: December 3, 2005
Police seeking murder suspects (Charlotte, NC): Police seeking murder suspects 3 wanted for shootout on North Tryon Street that left 1 man dead Melissa Manware.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: December 3, 2005
One injured in suspected gang shooting (San Diego, CA): A suspected gang member fired a shotgun at two rivals spraying graffiti on a Cherokee Point building, wounding one victim with birdshot, but the injured man will survive, San Diego police said Saturday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: December 3, 2005
Six arrested in Jurupa gang sweep (Jurupa, CA): A gang sweep by area law enforcement officers netted six arrests Friday. Targeting known gang members in the Jurupa Valley area, deputies arrested people on charges that include suspicion of possession of narcotics, possession of deadly weapons, and probation or parole violations, stated a Riverside County Sheriff's Department news release.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: December 3, 2005
Documentary goes inside Nuestra Familia (California): Armando Frias Jr.'s earliest memory is of visiting his father in prison. Now his father will visit him in prison.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: December 2, 2005
Shooting victim becomes a suspect (Syracuse, NY): A cycle of violence, where distinctions between victim and suspect often get blurred, is churning on Syracuse streets, police said Thursday.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 2, 2005
Gang sweep corrals 50 100 agents from several jurisdictions team up in Colton (Colton, CA): More than 100 officers from agencies around the county saturated the streets here Friday night in a "zero tolerance" gang sweep and made at least 50 arrests.
Source: The Sun Date: December 2, 2005
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