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Gang member nabbed after chase in city (Santa Paula, CA): A Santa Paula gang member was arrested Saturday after a chase through the city, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: August 7, 2005
On gang alert (Hazleton, PA): While some students appear oblivious to signs of gangs in the Hazleton area, some school board members and a county judge say the community needs to become more aware of gang-related issues and student discipline in general.
Source: The Times Leader Date: August 7, 2005
Young girl shot in alleged gang attack (San Diego, CA): An 8-year-old girl was wounded when a gang member fired six shots apparently meant for her father, police said today.
Source: North County Times Date: August 7, 2005
Violent street gang exposed (Tampa, FL): A ruthless street gang with a reputation for cutting off rivals' fingers and carving up snitches with machetes appears to have a foothold here.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: August 7, 2005
More charged in Friday shootings (Durham, NC): Durham police arrested more suspects Sunday morning in connection with a shooting Friday night at the MetroSport Athletic Club - and also accused several of the same people of involvement in a Thursday night armed robbery on Wyldewood Road.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: August 7, 2005
Gunmen invade Inland home, one dead, two hurt (San Bernardino County, CA): A Bloomington man was killed and two women were wounded early Sunday morning when gunmen entered their home, opened fire and then set the house on fire, authorities said.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: August 7, 2005
Cobb doubles size of anti-gang unit (Cobb County, GA): An increase in gang crime has persuaded Cobb County's police chief to double the size of his anti-gang unit.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 6, 2005
Drug corridor may also be security threat (Laredo, TX): The growing gang violence along the Texas-Mexico border highlights a security threat posed by the drug-trafficking cartels, a top Texas police official said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 6, 2005
Innocent bystander killed in gang shooting (Chicago, IL): A bystander was shot and killed in a gang fight while chatting with a friend. Family members say the innocent teenager had just gone out for a breath of fresh air.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: August 6, 2005
Gang link suspected in slaying in Stanton (Stanton, CA): A 23-year-old Long Beach man was shot dead near railroad tracks early Friday and Orange County sheriff's investigators are seeking a reputed gang member as a suspect in the killing, officials said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 6, 2005
Compton to crack down on gangs, officials tell forum (Compton, CA): Compton officials — joined by an array of community activists and religious leaders — announced Thursday that they plan to seek gang injunctions and start offering rewards of $500 or more for information leading to arrests and convictions, measures intended to help stem this year's rapidly rising homicide count.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 5, 2005
Gang shootout wounds child (Riverside, CA): An 11-year-old Riverside girl was shot in the arm around 9 p.m. Wednesday when a gang shootout erupted on her street near Bobby Bonds Park in the Eastside neighborhood.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: August 5, 2005
Graffiti problem given the brushoff (Wimauma, FL): The graffiti letters read THUG LIFE. The words covered the sign pointing to the Hillsborough County sheriff's community station in Wimauma.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: August 5, 2005
Second drug bust linked to L.A. gang (Zanesville, OH): The four pounds of cocaine seized by the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office on July 29 is a second drug bust connected to the Dodge City Crips gang out of California.
Source: Times Recorder Date: August 5, 2005
U.S. gang membership may be higher than reported (Washington, DC): A recent Justice Department report on the threat posed by gangs underestimated the number of gang members nationwide because thousands of police agencies refused to provide information about their jurisdictions.
Source: USA Today Date: August 4, 2005
U.S. street gang census likely low (Washington, DC): A federal report on the number of people involved in U.S. street gangs undercounted gang membership because of a lack of cooperation from local authorities.
Source: The Washington Times Date: August 4, 2005
Revival of anti-gang unit rejected (Cincinnati, OH): For at least the third time in the past year, Cincinnati officials have heeded the police chief's advice and rejected a city councilman's request to revive an anti-gang unit in the Police Department.
Source: The Cincinnati Post Date: August 4, 2005
Man dies in Racine drive-by shooting (Racine, WI): The death of a 26-year-old man who was shot early Thursday outside of a house in the 900 block of Villa St. might have been gang-related, police said.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: August 4, 2005
N.C. legislators pushing anti-gang proposals again (Raleigh, NC): Seven months ago, legislators unveiled an ambitious plan to combat gang violence in North Carolina. But the proposal has gained little traction, in part because of the its steep cost.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: August 3, 2005
Weapons grab a success (Suffolk, NY): In an effort to curb an alarming number of shootings in Wyandanch and North Amityville - 48 since January - Suffolk police launched an initiative in June to confiscate illegal weapons, and lock up the people who use them.
Source: Newsday Date: August 3, 2005
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