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Seven reputed gang members are arrested in Tacoma (Tacoma, WA): Seven men reputedly from a Pierce County gang known as the Seven Deuce Mob have been indicted on federal drug and weapons charges after investigators made an early morning sweep through Tacoma on Tuesday, collecting firearms and more than two kilograms of cocaine, authorities said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: July 15, 2004
Two testify in Boot Camp case (Syracuse, NY): The first of the month was always good for the Boot Camp street gang, a former member testified Wednesday. The drug addicts on Syracuse's South Side would get their welfare checks and buy crack cocaine from the gang's dealers on one of three or four drug-dealing corners along Midland Avenue, Ridwan Othman said.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: July 15, 2004
Gang graffiti raises concerns in county (Columbia, MD): Howard County police say they have seen evidence that members of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha - or MS-13 - have visited and possibly established ties in the county.
Source: Howard County Times Date: July 15, 2004
Shootings appear to be gang-related (Witchita Falls, TX): Although no arrests have been made at this time, police believe they know who`s responsible for two shootings in Wichita Falls. The latest shooting happened Tuesday night in the 700 block of Corwin.
Source: KFDX-TV Date: July 15, 2004
Report says San Bernardino law enforcement lacks gang plan (San Bernardino, CA): Gang violence in San Bernardino County is growing, while officials have no effective plan for dealing with it, according to a new report. Officials say gang homicides were up 25 percent last year, and increased nearly 70 percent since 2001.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: July 15, 2004
Police beef up gang squad (Visalia, CA): The Visalia Police Department is using its campus police officers this summer as reinforcements in the war against increasing gang activity, particularly in north Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: July 15, 2004
Victim not seriously hurt in drive-by shooting in car (South Bend, IN): A 23-year-old driver was shot Tuesday when someone in another car pulled next to his vehicle near Corby's Irish Pub and opened fire.
Source: South Bend Tribune Date: July 15, 2004
Anti-gang program guides children (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County fourth- and fifth-graders are taking part in a three-week program that will teach them to say "no" to gangs. The "Get Real About Violence" program at Annandale Terrace Elementary School is the first of its kind in Northern Virginia, where gangs have grown into one of law enforcement's top problems in the past few years.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 14, 2004
Two teens shot at Valley bus stop (Pacoima, CA): Continuing a wave of bloodshed in the northeast San Fernando Valley, two teenagers were shot Tuesday just two blocks from the site of a weekend melee that left one person dead and eight others wounded, officials said. Both teens were expected to survive the afternoon drive-by shooting, with one suffering three gunshot wounds to the leg and the other struck once in the leg.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: July 14, 2004
Baffled by her son's violent death (Boston, MA): The Vietnamese teenager killed Sunday in a South Boston brawl had come to the city for the weekend to visit friends and play basketball, his mother said yesterday at her Medford townhouse. Now, 16-year-old Bang Mai was dead, and his mother, Nhi Tran, fought for composure and fought her anger as she struggled to articulate the myriad emotions she felt in a world suddenly turned upside down.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 14, 2004
Crackdown on target (Chicago, IL): More than 50 blue-and-white squad cars roared east on Pershing Road, a small army heading to take control of two neighborhoods on a Chicago summer night. In Englewood and Washington Park, a group of teens tossed a basketball at a milk crate lashed to a plywood backboard, and families stepped onto front porches hoping for a peaceful evening.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 14, 2004
Newman residents dismayed as gang violence hits home (Newman, CA): A gang shooting last weekend has brought city troubles to a little town. "It's shocking to me to hear that there are gangs in this area," said Jen Atherton, 31, who was shopping downtown Tuesday. "It's peaceful, it's a small town," said Atherton, whose family moved to nearby Gustine two months ago from the San Francisco Bay Area
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: July 14, 2004
Agency may get county funds (Fort Pierce, FL): Supporters of a social service and crime-fighting endeavor are asking county commissioners for $84,475 to continue rescuing neighborhoods overwhelmed with crime and poverty.
Source: Fort Pierce Tribune Date: July 14, 2004
Fairfax creates anti-gang panel (Fairfax County, VA) : The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors established a gang prevention council yesterday - the fifth group to take aim at one of the region's fastest-growing public safety threats. The council will join two state-funded anti-gang groups, a Northern Virginia task force and the county police department's 11-member gang unit in combating what Board Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D) described as the "one cloud on the horizon" in Fairfax.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 13, 2004
One arrested in fatal South Boston melee (Boston, MA): City officials and youth workers say they were unaware of escalating tensions between two groups of youths whose recent clashes climaxed on a basketball court on Sunday with a bloody melee that claimed the life of a boy from Medford.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: July 13, 2004
Police suspect Oxnard slaying gang-related (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police were searching Monday for information in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man at a mobile home park. The shooting, which police suspect was gang-related, occurred at the Pleasant Valley Mobile Home Park on East Pleasant Valley Road.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 13, 2004
Warning Signs: Texas Attorney General focuses on diverting children from gang life (Texas): Tami Schroeder keeps busy fielding questions about youth gang activity in Texas. At her office with the Texas Attorney General in Austin, she answers calls from law enforcement agencies, educators and, at times, parents all seeking answers to similar questions: How to prevent children from joining.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: July 13, 2004
Gangs with nowhere to go (San Mateo County, CA): The gang violence hitting the streets of San Mateo is part of a cycle that no one seems prepared to pay for. Across San Mateo County, law enforcement agencies are bumping up patrols and looking for funding to help quell the rise in gang violence. The sudden surge has officials scrambling for funding to aid in intervention techniques.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal Date: July 13, 2004
Gang attack mars family BBQ outing at Dos Reis (San Joaquin County, CA): A shooting incident, described as gang-related, which erupted during a family barbecue outing at Dos Reis Park in Lathrop Sunday is being investigated by San Joaquin County Sheriff's authorities.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: July 13, 2004
Man, woman hurt in park shooting (Lathrop, CA): A man was critically wounded and a woman suffered minor injuries Sunday in what Lathrop Police believe to be a gang-related shooting. Alfredo Manriquez, 18, of Lathrop suffered a shotgun wound to the face and Melissa Mendel, 19, of Stockton suffered minor wounds to her stomach, head and arms in the 9:24 p.m. incident, police said.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald Date: July 13, 2004
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