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LR gears up to fight Hispanic gang growth (Little Rock, AR): Not all of Little Rock's gangs are holdovers from the early 1990s. A few fledgling - but growing - Hispanic gangs now call Little Rock home. Their names - Sureno 13, 18th Street Gang and Nortenos - may be unfamiliar in central Arkansas but they are well-known elsewhere in the country as violent, efficient, criminal organizations.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: August 22, 2004
Meaner Streets (Buffalo, NY): Gang warfare has returned to Buffalo. When the Bloods spray-painted graffiti on the side of a deli at Woltz Avenue and Sycamore Street that disrespected the Crips, the Crips retaliated, police said. Within days, Crips members fired a barrage of bullets at their rival's home, killing a suspected Blood member and wounding three others.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 22, 2004
Graffiti workers getting new jobs (Los Angeles, CA): Two weeks after Homeboy Industries ended its graffiti-removal program in Boyle Heights in the wake of the shooting deaths of two workers, most of the former gang members who lost their jobs are going back to work.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 21, 2004
Lynn gang suspects arraigned following two nights of violence (Lynn, MA): A District Court judge has ordered alleged gang members jailed at least through the weekend, while the city's police chief urged great cooperation between his force and the public in curbing youth gang violence.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: August 21, 2004
Gangs making smaller cities home (Durham, NC): Durham, North Carolina, is a thriving city - with a growing gang problem. Deputy Keith Dodson of the Durham Sheriff's Office says, "There's Hispanic or Latin gangs, black gangs, white gangs. Gangs know no color but one -green - making money."
Source: CBS News Date: August 21, 2004
Gang fighting fuels much of violence (Milwaukee, WI): Violence on Milwaukee's near south side has been fueled by gang fighting, as at least a dozen groups battle for territory and advantage in a relatively small area, police and community activists say.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: August 21, 2004
Suspect, 23, charged in drive-by killing of boy (Lake Worth, FL): A Greenacres man has been charged with the gang-related drive-by shooting of a 14-year-old Lake Worth boy killed last month, police said. Miguel Lemus-Flores, 23, was charged with first-degree murder in the July 14 shooting of Ricardo Andres.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: August 21, 2004
Two men fight inclusion in gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): Two Oxnard men targeted in a gang injunction want a judge to exempt them from the court order. Javier Ambriz, 23, and Miguel Guillen, 21, say they are not gang members and should not be subjected to the restrictions the injunction places on the Colonia Chiques gang.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: August 21, 2004
Gang awareness seminar in Houston draws dozens (Warner Robins, GA): When Houston County police officers started tracking gang activity in the late 1990s, they were tracking as many as 15 different gangs. "I'm not saying we do not have gangs in Warner Robins currently," Warner Robins gangs intelligence Officer Karen Stokes said.
Source: The Telegraph Date: August 20, 2004
Neighbors fear more unrest after stabbings (Lynn, MA): Residents living in a Lynn neighborhood where four teens were stabbed Wednesday night in apparent gang violence believe the dispute is far from over and that retaliatory attacks will come. None of the injuries were life-threatening, according to police.
Source: Boston Herald Date: August 20, 2004
12 nabbed in drug sweep of Chicago Lawn area (Chicago, IL) : Chicago police wrapped up a three-month investigation of drug dealers in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood this week, arresting a dozen people, department officials said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 20, 2004
Gang member sentenced (St. Paul, MN): He pleaded guilty to his part in the gang-related murder of a co-worker and gave police enough information to track down his alleged accomplices, the murder weapon and the car used in the getaway. Jose Monroy Vega even testified at the trials of his co-defendants — the only one of the three who cooperated with authorities.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: August 20, 2004
Two men arrested in robbery case (San Marcos, CA): Two men have been arrested in connection with a gang-related home-invasion robbery last month at an Arbor Lane apartment, the Sheriff's Department said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 20, 2004
Jail officials deny riot was gang-related (Olmito, TX): Since the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center opened in March of 2002 there has been a number of escapes, a jailhouse sex scandal involving a high ranking jail administrator and nearly half a dozen riots, including the one on Friday.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: August 20, 2004
Hall, state officials discuss increase in area gang activity (Gainesville, GA): Officials from Hall County were among those Thursday addressing the state Senate Study Committee on Youth and Crime on the growth of gang activity in North Georgia. Jason Deal, district attorney for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit that includes Hall and Dawson counties, told the committee that the juvenile court system is flooded with gang members.
Source: The Gainesville Times Date: August 20, 2004
Area school conference focuses on gangs (Greenbelt, MD): As youth gangs expand throughout the Washington region, many public schools are playing a more sinister role than teachers, counselors and parents realize: They have become recruiting grounds for gang members, school and law enforcement officials said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 19, 2004
Police say shoe, car tie suspect to Va. gang killing (Prince William County, VA): They were all members of the violent gang Mara Salvatrucha, and they quickly spread out through the Prince William County townhouse. They were about to take out one of their own.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 19, 2004
Immigration officials say they'll target gang members (Omaha, NE): Immigration officials considering deporting illegal immigrants who threaten the community pre-emptively- before they're convicted of crimes - would act under the guidance of police and prosecutors, an official said Wednesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: August 19, 2004
Three held in Moody brawl (Moody, TX): Judge Carl Lewis locked up two boys from Moody High School on Wednesday, the day after a brawl that left a boy with a knife wound and a collapsed lung. The names of the two detained boys, both 14, are withheld because of their age.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: August 19, 2004
‘703 Mob’ gang exposed in Sterling (Sterling, VA): The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office searched the home of suspected gang members earlier this month and revealed in a search warrant that it has been aware of a new active Sterling Park street gang whose members call themselves the “703 Mob.”
Source: Leesburg Today Date: August 19, 2004
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