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Task force takes aim at gangs (Madison and Dane County, WI): Local officials are ganging up on gangs in Madison and Dane County. County Executive Kathleen Falk and Mayor Dave Cieslewicz were scheduled to announce the formation of the Enhanced Dane County Youth Gang Prevention Task Force today at the Neighborhood Intervention Program site.
Source: The Capital Times Date: May 15, 2006
Gang peacemakers get more money from state (Springfield, IL): A program devoted to curbing gang violence will score over a million dollars more in funding next year despite concerns from lawmakers about how CeaseFire spends its money.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 15, 2006
Santa Cruz woman arrested in connection with fight that injured four (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz police arrested a 19-year-old woman in connection with an alleged gang fight, in which two men and two boys were hurt with injuries ranging from a stab wound to a gun shot to a beating on the head, and they're looking for more suspects who are on the loose.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 15, 2006
Suspect held in shooting at prom (Santa Fe Springs, CA): Whittier police arrested one suspect hours after a dispute at a post-prom party left one 17-year-old dead and another with a gunshot wound early Sunday, police said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: May 15, 2006
Weekend shooting was gang-related (Wichita, KS): The weekend shooting that seriously injured a 33-year-old Wichita man was gang-related and in retaliation for a shooting earlier this month, Wichita police said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: May 15, 2006
Drug-treatment sites deal with gang problems (Albany, NY): With gangs moving into the drug trade and then needing treatment for their own addictions, gang members are causing problems at some state-financed drug-treatment facilities, the state agency that oversees the facilities confirmed.
Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch Date: May 14, 2006
Gang activity linked to rise in shootings (Manatee, FL): An increase in local shootings is directly related to an increase in local gang activity, Sheriff Charlie Wells told area leaders Friday.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: May 13, 2006
Modified law aimed at tighter gang control (Texas): The Legislature hopes a law it recently modified will help police and citizens better control gang activity.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 13, 2006
Two peace officers hurt (Banning, CA): Two members of a gang task force were injured during a scuffle with a parolee who they believed resembled a suspect in a gang-related shooting, police said Friday.
Source: The Sun Date: May 13, 2006
New Iberia raids catch 23 gang suspects (New Iberia, LA): Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert and his deputies went to work in the early morning hours Friday, rousting suspected members of two street gangs in New Iberia’s west end.
Source: The Advocate Date: May 13, 2006
Gang member arrested in stabbing of teen in Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA): Police in Santa Barbara have arrested a gang member they say stabbed a 16-year-old boy. Twenty-six-year-old Michael Ignacio Castaneda was nabbed Friday in connection to the incident the day before on the Cacique Street footbridge.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: May 13, 2006
Federal-regional force to strike at gang activity (Portland, OR): Local gang investigators from six area police agencies, representing four counties in the metropolitan Portland region, will begin to work side by side with federal agents in a new Metro Gang Task Force to start operating July 1.
Source: The Oregonian Date: May 12, 2006
Coleman presents anti-gang legislation (Trenton, NJ): In October, a 20-year-old college student was dragged from her car while stopped in traffic in downtown Trenton.
Source: The Times Date: May 12, 2006
Trying to build a peaceful 'village' (Washington, DC): In the game room of the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, about 40 teenage girls gathered not for air hockey or to shoot pool, but to discuss why they beat on each other.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 11, 2006
Edison High parents plead for district help (Philadelphia, PA): Roving gangs of youths are jumping and assaulting Edison High School students when they walk home from school in their North Philadelphia neighborhood, and a "parent patrol" group asked the school district yesterday for help to halt the attacks.
Source: The Inquirer Date: May 11, 2006
Swissvale, Braddock officials looking for answers to graffiti problem (Swissvale, PA): Some of the graffiti scrawled across a raft of Swissvale buildings a week ago has been cleared up, but the incident has local leaders thinking about solutions.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: May 11, 2006
Gang violence causes lock-down of Valley schools (Las Vegas, NV): Gang violence came to close to campus Wednesday forcing lock-downs at five valley schools. It started when a pair of gunmen shot up a house near Vegas and Simmons.
Source: KVBC Channel 3 News Date: May 11, 2006
Police target gang activity (Las Vegas, NV): If you're a parent, Las Vegas police Detective Bernard Plaskett has a tough message: Your child could be in a gang.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: May 11, 2006
Robberies might be gang-related (Madison, WI): Madison's police chief says a recent spate of violent downtown robberies may be tied to a gang initiation rite.
Source: The Capital Times Date: May 10, 2006
Officials, residents concerned about gang trouble (Aberdeen, MD): Police in Aberdeen met with citizens Tuesday night to discuss gang activity in Harford County. Police want to help citizens help officers, by learning how to spot trouble and report it.
Source: WBAL 11 News Date: May 10, 2006
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