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98 arrests tie police case, drugs (Memphis, TN): The Memphis police property room scandal - in which employees looted the place of mass quantities of drugs and cash - has spawned nearly 100 more arrests.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: September 2, 2005
Oregon's gang problem: Call in the feds (Portland, OR): The drive-by shootings in downtown Portland last month make it abundantly clear: Oregon has a serious gang problem.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 2, 2005
In Easton, bullets fly more frequently (Easton, PA): Shootings have spiked in Easton with more than twice as many through eight months this year than in all of 2004.
Source: The Morning Call Date: September 1, 2005
Grants target youth violence (Syracuse, NY): Efforts to make the streets of Syracuse safer received a boost from the federal government Wednesday as grants totaling nearly $640,000 for programs to combat youth violence were announced.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: September 1, 2005
Hero's end draws tips for police (North Hollywood, CA): For a few months, Samuel Salas, Enrique Diaz and Job Popolo lived close to each other, but led very different lives. Salas, a 15-year-old who had moved from Texas early in the summer, was trying to make new friends, including a 21-year-old disabled man, and adjusting to a new school.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: September 1, 2005
East L.A. residents protest gang injunction (Los Angeles, CA): Activists and residents in an East Los Angeles area placed under a "Gang Injunction" just over a week ago held a press conference earlier this week to complain that, like the other 25 orders in the city, this gang intervention tool will only cause more police abuse of area residents and spread crime as gang members are dispersed to other communities.
Source: New California Media Date: September 1, 2005
Latin Kings gang leader, lieutenants nabbed in Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY): Eleven members of the dangerous and brutal Latin Kings Gang were nabbed by cops and charged with drug trafficking, robbery conspiracy, and credit card fraud.
Source: The American Daily Date: September 1, 2005
City to issue emergency funds for gang combat (Redwood City, CA): Gang violence is so severe in Redwood City that the City Council is preparing to release emergency funding to the Police Department to help combat the recent surge of bloodshed, Mayor Jeff Ira announced in a community meeting called for last night.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal Date: September 1, 2005
Anti-gang efforts in Fort Pierce called a success (Fort Pierce, FL): City police and St. Lucie County sheriff's officials on Tuesday touted their combined effort this summer to target gangs and street crime in northwestern Fort Pierce and the surrounding neighborhoods as a success with officers and deputies making hundreds of arrests and collecting an unprecedented amount of information about the gangs in the area.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: August 31, 2005
Cops seek suspects in drive-by shooting (Chicago Heights, IL): Police were searching Tuesday for whoever fired shots from a moving vehicle Monday night, slightly injuring three men sitting outside a home in Chicago Heights.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 31, 2005
Police arrest 4 identified on video (Roanoke, VA): Roanoke police say they have arrested four people identified in the DVD "Real Talk." Authorities, meanwhile, are continuing to investigate what they say may be gang-related activity on the locally produced video.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: August 31, 2005
Reputed gang members accused of murder plot (Williamsport, PA): Seven reputed officers of the Williamsport branch of the street gang Bloods are in custody, accused of threatening to kill police officers, planning to blow up Williamsport police headquarters, drug dealing, arson and other violent conduct.
Source: PennLive.com Date: August 31, 2005
Restaurant shooting raises concerns about gang violence (Anderson, SC): A Friday night shooting at a popular Anderson restaurant has raised concerns about gang-related violence among some members of the community.
Source: WYFF 4 News Date: August 31, 2005
Law officers react to gang fight rumor (Durham, NC): Police and sheriff's deputies in Durham swarmed two high schools Tuesday afternoon to deter a rumored gang showdown.
Source: The News & Observer Date: August 31, 2005
Possible gang chase ends in fatal wreck (Greeley, CO): Greeley police responded to a fatal crash Tuesday night that may be gang related. Joseph Ramirez, 18, of Greeley was pronounced dead at North Colorado Medical Center, according to Weld County Coroner's Office investigator Tom Shimp.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: August 31, 2005
Cities unsure if they'll pitch in for Gang Strike Force (St. Cloud, MN): A plan for four area cities to share funding for a fifth officer on the regional Gang Strike Force is up in the air, as only Sartell and Waite Park officials have endorsed the plan so far.
Source: St. Cloud Times Date: August 31, 2005
Gang activity suspected in Santa Rosa shooting (Santa Rosa, CA): A 14-year-old boy walking home from school was shot in a Santa Rosa hotel parking lot Tuesday by another teenager in what was believed to be a gang-related attack, Santa Rosa police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 31, 2005
Details on gang emerge in court (Maryland): One suspect attended meetings where fellow gang members plotted to kill a police officer, another directed an attack that left a teenage girl dead and a third was "smack dab in the middle of two homicides," a federal prosecutor said yesterday, urging a judge not to release on bond those alleged members of a violent Latino gang indicted in Maryland last week.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 30, 2005
Three dozen members of notorious gang arrested (Denver, CO): Authorities say 35 gang members will no longer terrorize the metro area after a gang round-up Monday. Four hundred local officers, deputies, and federal agents hit the streets Monday searching for members of the street gang called Gallant Knights Insane.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: August 30, 2005
Schools confront gang violence (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County public school students returned to classes yesterday with visits from County Executive Douglas M. Duncan and Superintendent Jerry D. Weast - and under a strong police presence.
Source: The Washington Times Date: August 30, 2005
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