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Public forum addresses gang violence (Savannah, GA): Officials are exposing Savannah's growing gang problems, giving parents, teachers, police and anyone else some pretty interesting information.
Source: WTOC 11 News Date: April 13, 2005
City Council is looking for ways to help combat gang activity (Fort Worth, TX): City Council members called Tuesday for more resources to stem gang activity after weekend shootings that killed a teen-ager and severely wounded a toddler.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: April 13, 2005
County gang problem spreads as members get on the move (Riverside County, CA): Gang members are more mobile than ever before, and communities must take action to stop the spread of gang-related violence throughout Riverside County, Assistant District Attorney Rod Pacheco said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: April 13, 2005
Suburbs gang sweep nets 66 arrests (Brandon, FL): Shootouts in subdivisions, drug sales in local parks, gang members shoplifting at convenience stores. Not your idea of suburban tranquility?
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: April 13, 2005
Oxnard man shot in head (Oxnard, CA): An Oxnard man was shot in the head during an apparent gang-related incident but not seriously injured, police said Tuesday. Two suspects were arrested.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: April 13, 2005
Seven juveniles, two adults held in attack that started on Metro bus (Minneapolis, MN): Nine people have been arrested in an attack on a 15-year-old boy who was dragged from a Metro Transit bus, beaten and robbed before he was able to flee and get help.
Source: Star Tribune Date: April 13, 2005
ACLU calls "Gang Bill" a misguided criminal justice reform attempt (Washington, DC): As a key House panel today considered legislation dealing with gang violence, the American Civil Liberties Union renewed its opposition to the direction this measure is taking, citing concerns over the bill’s expansion of federal death penalty provisions and the detrimental impact it would have on young people.
Source: American Civil Liberties Union Date: April 12, 2005
Gang arrests made (Goshen, IN): Six suspected gang members have been arrested as part of the investigation into the weekend death of 16-year-old Jose Martinez, who died after he was shot near the fairgrounds.
Source: The Truth Date: April 12, 2005
Yolo defender challenges limits on Broderick Boys (Sacramento, CA): The effort to crack down on West Sacramento street violence by banning gang members from talking in public with each other, among other things, has sparked a court fight with the Yolo County Public Defender's Office leading the charge.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 12, 2005
Two sought after officer wounded (Charlotte, NC): Police were searching late Monday for two men they said are members of an Asian gang in Charlotte in connection with the early morning shooting of a Mount Holly police officer.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: April 12, 2005
One teenager dead and two others injured after apparent dispute over a girl (New York, NY): A Bronx high school student was stabbed to death and two other students were wounded after an apparent dispute over a girl broke out on a subway platform in the Bronx on Tuesday, police said.
Source: Newsday Date: April 12, 2005
Boise police say Sunday shooting death could be gang-related (Boise, ID): A fight and shooting that left a 26-year-old man dead in a Fairview Avenue parking lot Sunday night could be gang-related, Boise police say.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: April 12, 2005
Gunman guilty of deputy's shooting (St. Paul, MN): A California gang member pleaded guilty Friday to shooting a Ramsey County sheriff's deputy who was searching St. Paul's East Side for another gangster who had escaped from a juvenile corrections facility.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: April 11, 2005
Man is shot to death in SUV (Los Angeles, CA): A 30-year-old man who lived across the street from Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla was shot and killed two blocks from his home in Pacoima early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 11, 2005
Local gangs trade away future to defend home turf (Cleveland, OH): Feverish efforts to build a truce came in the days after the January murder of a teenager from the Garden Valley housing project, but it was a matter of weeks before a new rap CD drowned out all talk of peace.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: April 11, 2005
Two charged with murder in Joliet firebombing (Joliet, IL): Two Joliet men were charged today with first-degree murder following the firebombing deaths over the weekend of a mother and her 4-year-old daughter in what police in the Joliet called a gang-related attack.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 11, 2005
Teen fatally shot at party in Aurora (Aurora,IL): A 17-year-old Earlville, Ill., man was killed early Sunday in an apparent gang-related shooting at a party, Aurora police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 11, 2005
Groups pledge to take action to curb gang violence (Santa Monica, CA): Nearly a dozen State, County and local agencies and groups pledged Saturday to take concrete steps over the next two years to curb the gang violence that has simmered in Santa Monica for nearly two decades.
Source: The Lookout News Date: April 11, 2005
Suspect arrested in one of two shootings (Fort Worth, TX): One man is in custody in the killing of a teen who died of a gunshot wound Saturday afternoon, and police are looking for suspects in a case in which a toddler was struck by a stray bullet Saturday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: April 11, 2005
Valley violent crime down 35 percent (Los Angeles, CA): Despite a significant drop in violent crime this year, LAPD Chief William Bratton said Monday the eight homicides over the weekend show that the city is far from safe.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: April 11, 2005
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