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Youth changes mind, pleas on machete attack (Fairfax County, VA): Hayner R. Flores, an alleged gang member accused of hacking a Fairfax County teenager's hands with a machete, came to court yesterday prepared to admit that he wielded the weapon -- but not that the crime was connected to the violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 29, 2004
The Immigrant Gang Plague (California): Before immigration optimists issue another rosy prognosis for America’s multicultural future, they might visit Belmont High School in Los Angeles’s overwhelmingly Hispanic, gang-ridden Rampart district. "Upward and onward" is not a phrase that comes to mind when speaking to the first- and second-generation immigrant teens milling around the school this January.
Source: City Journal Date: July 29, 2004
Pupils reach out to peers with anti-gang video (Waukegan, IL): As a Waukegan police officer led two young men away in handcuffs, the cameras stopped rolling long enough for producer Laurie Fried to yell at the purported gang members: "Stop smiling!" The gang fight and subsequent arrests in a field outside Webster Middle School were fake, staged by preteens Tuesday as part of a program aimed at helping Latino children who speak little English and come from low-income backgrounds.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 28, 2004
Son of anti-gang worker seriously hurt in shooting (Santa Cruz, CA): Seaside resident Perry Crouch has spent 20 years working to quell gang violence through prayer, politics and persuasion. He has garnered accolades and attention while counseling some of Southern California's toughest gangsters on conflict mediation. Now the violence he has tried to eradicate has gripped his own family.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 28, 2004
Camera becomes weapon against thugs and drugs (Independence, OR): In the film, teenage gang members deal drugs and carry guns. And most of them die. Francisco Vega hopes that young people who watch his short film will connect with the characters and realize that gang life is not as glorious as it sometimes is depicted in mainstream movies.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: July 28, 2004
Newsletter exploring gang issues goes to press (Burke, VA): As a result of earlier meetings addressing gang activity in the Braddock District, Supervisor Sharon Bulova (D-Braddock) and a newly established Outreach Material Committee are going one step further and producing an informational newsletter addressing the issue.
Source: Burke Connection Date: July 28, 2004
Gang signs rising (Roxboro, NC): According to Roxboro police Capt. M.A. (Tony) Kirby, people often refer to members of gangs as wannabes since many reportedly become affiliated with gangs due to low self-esteem. "I always say that a wannabe is a gonnabe," Kirby said Tuesday.
Source: The Courier-Times Date: July 28, 2004
Alleged gang fight ends with gunfire (Sterling, VA): Shots were fired Monday morning on North Sycamore Road in Sterling in what sheriff’s office investigators believe might be a gang-related incident.
Source: Leesburg Today Date: July 28, 2004
Suspects eyed in gang shooting (Fitchburg, MA): Police have several suspects in connection with Saturday's gang-related shooting that left three people injured on Blossom Street, according to Police Chief Edward F. Cronin. The chief, however, would not release names of suspects and said arrests are not imminent.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: July 27, 2004
Student code addresses problem of gang activity (Richmond County, GA): Gang activity gets its own section in the proposed Student Code of Conduct expected to pass at tonight's meeting of the Richmond County Board of Education. The section spells out how schools can determine gang membership and identify the organizations so they can ban their activity and clothing on campus.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: July 27, 2004
Mother: Drive-by shooting victim is not in a gang (Fitchburg, MA): The mother of a teenager who was shot in a drive-by assault Saturday doesn't know why her son was a target, or who shot him, but she does know he is not in a gang.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise Date: July 26, 2004
Toddler, 3 adults hurt in drive-by (Hazel Crest, IL): A toddler was grazed by a bullet and three other people also were injured in a drive-by shooting at a south suburban Hazel Crest home early Saturday, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 25, 2004
Gang colors reappear in city (Pittsburgh, PA): When gangs arrived in Pittsburgh a decade ago, flashing hand signals, wearing colorful bandannas and carrying out organized crimes, police were caught flat-footed.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: July 25, 2004
'I wanted a name. I wanted to be a gangster.' (Syracuse, NY) : Boot Camp street gang members had their own way of swearing an oath. "Word to Cav," they'd say with their hands over their hearts. The reference was to Tyree "Caviar" Allen, the original Boot Camp gangster who was killed in a car crash in 1996.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: July 25, 2004
Group of graffitists can be called gang (San Francisco, CA): Three or more people who get together to deface a community with graffiti can be prosecuted and punished as gang members, even if they never damage anything but a building, a state appeals court has ruled.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: July 24, 2004
Area law enforcement conducts operation to identify gang members (Belen, NM): It's not uncommon for police to see a rise in criminal activity during the summer months. But, lately, police in Belen have noticed that some of that crime is connected to gang activity.
Source: Valencia County News-Bulletin Date: July 24, 2004
Highway shooting linked to rivalry (Santa Cruz County, CA): A rivalry between young people from Seaside and Salinas was probably the root of a highway shooting that put three Seaside men in the hospital, Santa Cruz County authorities said Thursday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 23, 2004
Stray shot wounds West Phila. boy (Philadelphia, PA): A 9-year-old boy sitting on a front step of a house in West Philadelphia was shot in the knee yesterday when two cars full of people tore up the street, shooting at each other.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News Date: July 23, 2004
Gang activity behind graffiti (Sterling, IL): Police believe gang activity is behind a series of spray-painted graffiti in the west end of town.
Source: Sauk Valley Newspapers Date: July 23, 2004
Police say arrests linked to drug ring (Bloomington, IL): Bloomington Police say a monthlong investigation has stamped out a drug-dealing operation in which three street gangs collaborated to sell crack cocaine. The investigation dubbed Operation Market Place produced eight arrests Wednesday night.
Source: The Pantagraph Date: July 23, 2004
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