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Houston grapples with gang resurgence (Houston, TX): While other cities were reporting daily on drive-by shootings and gang violence in the late 1990s, Houston's headlines were relatively free of those stories.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: April 29, 2005
Gang of youths believed behind string of attacks (Ypsilanti Township, MI): Police believe a gang of youths has randomly attacked several people near an Ypsilanti Township intersection this week - robbing one woman, severely beating a delivery driver and throwing objects at a person and a car.
Source: Ann Arbor News Date: April 29, 2005
New dress code aims to defuse gang tensions (Hemet, CA): Hoping to protect schools from violence, school officials are banning clothing and colors they believe are gang-related or promote prejudice.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: April 29, 2005
Shots fired at SUV kill one, wound one (Emerald Hills, CA): One person was killed and another was wounded when shots were fired into a sport utility vehicle from another vehicle on Euclid Avenue near Guymon Street yesterday, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: April 29, 2005
Vest saves stabbed officer (Hedwig Village, TX): A Hedwig Village police officer stabbed three times Thursday morning by a suspect whose tattoo identified him as an MS-13 member was saved by his bullet-resistant vest, said Hedwig Village Police Chief Dave Barber.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: April 29, 2005
Board vote may help fight gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): The county is poised to spend more than $4 million on an all-out offensive on the county's 287 gangs and thousands of gang members.
Source: The Sun Date: April 28, 2005
Authorities addressing gang issue (Clayton County, GA): A Clayton County Board of Education member is forming a task force to deal with gang violence while the county's sheriff says he wants to expand his own task force.
Source: News-Daily Date: April 27, 2005
Chicago mayor: IRS should track gang money (Washington, DC): Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley said Wednesday the IRS should help crack down on gang networks, which law enforcement officials call "the new organized crime."
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: April 27, 2005
Yolo judge upholds gang injunction (Woodland, CA): New rules in West Sacramento to cut gang crime will stand. Jeff Reisig, Yolo County Deputy D.A., told FOX40 News on Tuesday "This is a victory for public safety and it’s a victory for the citizens of West Sacramento."
Source: The Sacramento Union Date: April 27, 2005
Anti-gang sweep yields arrests, guns (Aurora, IL): An Aurora anti-gang operation begun in mid-March has netted nine felony arrests, two gun seizures, two misdemeanor arrests, 16 traffic stops and 10 citations, according to police figures released Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 27, 2005
Dozens arrested in six-month long drug investigation (Minneapolis, MN): Arrest warrants were issued for 38 people after a six-month long investigation of drug dealers in north Minneapolis.
Source: Duluth News Tribune Date: April 27, 2005
Officials: Gang woes rising (Redlands, CA): Gang influences and activity in the county are on the rise, authorities said Wednesday as two people remained hospitalized with bullet wounds they received in a home invasion robbery by reputed gang members that left one person dead.
Source: The Sun Date: April 27, 2005
Gang violence fears keep students home in Clayton (Clayton County, GA): Not even the PTA president would send her son to Mundy's Mill High School on Monday after a weekend gang-related shooting prompted threats of more bloodshed.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: April 26, 2005
Judge favors permanent gang ban (Oxnard, CA): Prosecutors and police Monday lauded a Superior Court judge's ruling that temporary restrictions on gang members within a 6.6-square-mile zone in Oxnard should be made permanent, saying the order would neutralize Ventura County's largest and most violent street gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 26, 2005
Drive-by shooting kills man (Madera County, CA): An 18-year-old man died from injuries suffered in a drive-by shooting while he stood in front of a group of girls who were visiting him Monday night outside a home in Madera County.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 26, 2005
Gang bill worries group (Raleigh, NC): For one member of a newly formed task force whose goal is to help African-American youths stay out of prison, the street gang bill under review by the General Assembly is troubling.
Source: The News & Observer Date: April 26, 2005
Brunswick Co. murders could be gang-related (Brunswick County, NC): A tattoo is proving to be a critical piece of evidence in what appear to be two gang murders. Authorities now know who turned up dead in the Waccamaw River. Authorities found the body of Tony Sanchez of Myrtle Beach.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: April 26, 2005
Family, city mourn young victim of gang violence (Pomona, CA): Just blocks from where Candida Alvarez took her last breath, about 200 mourners came together Tuesday to remember the young girl with the beautiful smile.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: April 26, 2005
Cleaning gang graffiti can be expensive for cities, towns (Knightdale, NC): Removing graffiti is costing taxpayers more money, and it is quickly becoming a bigger burden on everyone. In recent months, Knightdale has seen an increase in gang graffiti and spray painting.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: April 26, 2005
Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Allstate Foundation launch ''Valuing Differences'' Gang Prevention Program (Northbrook IL): Young people inherently seek acceptance, making them particularly susceptible to the inclusive "family atmosphere" gangs present. Gangs use intolerance of "others" as a tool to recruit new members.
Source: Business Wire Date: April 25, 2005
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