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Suspects charged in killing of teen (Newark, CA): Two teenagers were charged Friday with killing a 17-year-old Newark boy by firing shots in an attack designed to promote gang activity, prosecutors said in court documents Friday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 5, 2005
Man free in branding case (Hernando County, FL): A 22-year-old man accused of burning crosses onto three children in an attempt to recruit them into a gang was released from the Hernando County Jail on Friday, records show.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: March 5, 2005
Third gang member gets 12 years for machete attack (Fairfax, VA): The third and final gang member convicted of attacking a 16-year-old boy with a machete last spring was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Source: The Daily Press Date: March 5, 2005
Anti-gang court order weighed in San Marcos (San Marcos, CA): Gang activity appears to be increasing here, and law enforcement officials are considering a second court injunction aimed at limiting it.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 5, 2005
Laser zaps link to old gang ties (Denver, CO): Accompanied by a heavy hum and a relentless snap-snap-snap, the tiny sunbursts of incandescent yellow light slowly blur a dark chapter of Isaiah Garcia's past while helping to illuminate his path toward a brighter future.
Source: Rocky Mountain News Date: March 5, 2005
Six shots are fired during gang fight (West Valley City, UT): A 19-year-old man allegedly fired about six rounds at another man - missing each time - during a gang-related fight outside some homes in West Valley City.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 5, 2005
Town meeting focuses on gang activity (Durant, FL): There was the young girl who never wore anything but long-sleeve shirts and, underneath, the same T-shirt. Her arms were scarred with homemade tattoos, made from the heat of a cigarette lighter.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: March 5, 2005
Drive-by leaves girl fighting for life (San Antonio, TX): A drive-by shooting critically injured a 13-year-old girl as she played basketball outside her South Side house Thursday night.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: March 4, 2005
Gang killer gets 40 years in federal prison (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse gang member who admitted to killing one person and shooting several others has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Source: WSTM NBC 3 News Date: March 4, 2005
Utahns urged to stop spread of gangs (Salt Lake City, Utah): Gang violence is on the upswing in the Salt Lake area and law enforcement officers, educators and even parents need to continue more than ever to work together to prevent it from spreading.
Source: Deseret News Date: March 4, 2005
Man was Nuestra Familia target (Salinas, CA): The man shot and critically wounded in the parking lot of a Salinas motel on Tuesday is Pablo Castañeda, a Nuestra Familia gang dropout who had survived at least one previous attempt on his life.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 4, 2005
Woman injured in drive-by shooting (Richland County, SC): A drive-by shooting in Richland County Thursday night left one woman injured, deputies said.
Source: The State Date: March 4, 2005
Orland police break up suspected gang fights (Orland, CA): Two groups about to do battle on an Orland street Wednesday afternoon were interrupted by police.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: March 4, 2005
Cops sting 2 gangs in Aurora (Aurora, IL): An 18-month undercover drug investigation involving the FBI and the Aurora Police Department culminated Thursday in the arrests of 19 people during a series of predawn raids in Aurora and other western suburbs.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 4, 2005
Federal agents break up alleged Danbury-area drug ring (Bridgeport, CT): Federal agents and Danbury police arrested 16 people Friday as they busted an alleged drug-trafficking ring accused of distributing crack cocaine to dealers throughout the Danbury area.
Source: Stamford Advocate Date: March 4, 2005
Brothers ordered to trial (Visalia, CA): Two Earlimart brothers accused of nearly killing a pair of Tulare police officers will stand trial on attempted murder charges for an attack that permanently injured one officer and may have caused permanent damage to another.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: March 4, 2005
Suspected members of gang arrested (Oroville, CA): Three suspected gang members were arrested Wednesday after Oroville Police officers responded to a disturbance on Oro Dam Boulevard.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register Date: March 4, 2005
Gang signs clear: Don't panic, police say; situation still well in hand (San Marcos, TX): Revelations of a Mexican Mafia gang connections to a contract killing plot targeting two San Marcos women caught many in the community by surprise this week.
Source: San Marcos Daily Record Date: March 4, 2005
Permanent gang order is urged (Oxnard, CA): A landmark injunction against Oxnard's most violent street gang has cut crime in Ventura County's largest city and should be made permanent to safeguard the community, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 3, 2005
Plans to slash anti-gang funds generate howls (Washington, DC): With 82 gangs boasting 1,500 members that roam his suburbs, Gerald Connolly, the board chairman of Fairfax County, Va., was thrilled when President Bush announced last month a new $150 million program to reduce gang membership across the country.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: March 3, 2005
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