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Lake Worth teen's death called gang whim (Lake Worth, FL): A 14-year-old Lake Worth gang member gunned down in July may have lost his life in an excruciating turn of bad luck: his killers' inability to find their initial target.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: October 6, 2004
Police hope to bring out the big guns (Fort Worth, TX): Want-ing to ensure that his officers aren't outgunned, Police Chief Ralph Mendoza is seeking to give some officers a new weapon - the AR-15 rifle - in the fight against criminals and gangs.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: October 6, 2004
Paroled ex-gang member fatally shot while driving (Aurora, IL): A former gang member on parole was fatally shot Saturday while driving home from work, Aurora police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 5, 2004
Police: Stabbing victim to survive (Fremont, CA): Police still are seeking the men who attacked and stabbed two other men Saturday night as they walked their dog near the Centerville Community Center.
Source: The Argus Date: October 5, 2004
Gangs spread 'like a disease' (Virginia): For a long time, communities across Virginia have been hesitant to admit gangs could exist here. Street thugs, maybe. Disorganized groups of wannabe criminals, perhaps. But never gangs.
Source: Daily Press Date: October 4, 2004
Chicago officials innovative in battling street gang life (Chicago, IL): Officials in Chicago have taken innovative law enforcement, intervention, and prevention steps against gangs - including using a variety of behavioral strategies to change the violent "norms" of gang life - to cut shootings in half in targeted areas.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat Date: October 4, 2004
Police suspect gang in stabbing (Fremont, CA): A Fremont man remains in the intensive care unit at a local hospital after he and a friend were stabbed multiple times as the two walked their dog near the Centerville Community Center, police said Sunday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: October 4, 2004
Two charged in fatal stabbing at rural bonfire celebration (Rockford, IL): Winnebago County authorities have arrested and charged two reputed Rockford street gang members in the fatal stabbing of Eric Flynn, 18, at a post-homecoming bonfire celebration at a Rockford-area farm.
Source: ABC7 News Date: October 4, 2004
Police: Immigration crackdown has reduced violent gang crime (Charlotte, NC): A yearlong crackdown on immigration violations has led to a drop in gang-related violence in the Charlotte area, according to police. More than 100 members of Charlotte street gangs have been arrested on immigration violations in the last 16 months.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: October 3, 2004
Santa Ana man, 22, is fatally shot (Orange County, CA): A Santa Ana man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting Friday night, police said Saturday. No arrests have been made.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 3, 2004
Romney, Menino tout gang policing funds (Springfield and Boston, MA): Under pressure to take action against gangs, Governor Mitt Romney and Mayor Thomas M. Menino yesterday stood with black ministers at a Grove Hall news conference to tout $1.5 million in state money earmarked for increased policing of gang activity.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: October 2, 2004
Minnesota drug raids snare immigrants (Faribault, MN): As they tallied drugs seized in coordinated raids this week in southeastern Minnesota, authorities on Thursday defended their detention of suspected illegal immigrants who were not targets of the raids but were apprehended during searches of homes.
Source: Star Tribune Date: October 1, 2004
Cline says gang laundered $70 mil. through mortgage fraud (Chicago, IL): Gang leaders devised a scheme to launder $70 million in drug money by filing more than 100 fraudulent mortgage applications, Chicago Police Supt. Phil Cline said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 1, 2004
Police crack whip on local gang (Pleasanton, CA): A joint operation involving the Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore police departments resulted in the arrests of nine local gang members Thursday morning, officials said.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald Date: October 1, 2004
Two will join to try to curb violence (Oceanside, CA): After eight shootings since Aug. 31 – two of them fatal – religious leaders from across the city are partnering with police to try to stop the cycle of gang violence.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: October 1, 2004
20 in Bronx gang accused in robbery spree (New York, NY): A 20-member Bronx gang used fake badges to pose as police as they targeted merchants and drug dealers in Mount Vernon and New York City during a six-year robbery spree, authorities said yesterday. Three members of the gang face a possible death sentence prosecution for the killing of a man during a 2002 stickup in the Bronx.
Source: The Journal News Date: September 30, 2004
Buffalo fighting rise in street violence (Buffalo, NY): A funeral director uses billboards to warn against becoming his "guest of honor." Sports heroes and business leaders offer up a boxing ring. With the death toll on the city's streets climbing, members of the community are taking matters into their own hands to stop the violence.
Source: ABC News Date: September 30, 2004
Greater witness protection urged (Suffolk County, MA): Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley urged state legislators yesterday to give more protection to victims and witnesses and to more harshly punish those who try to intimidate them. Witnesses are intimidated in 90 percent of cases involving guns, gangs, and serious violence that pass through his office, Conley said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: September 30, 2004
Latin Kings gang member receives prison for assault (Nashua, NH): A suspected gang member was sentenced yesterday to one to three years in state prison for stabbing a new recruit who hoped to leave the gang. Roberto Roig pleaded guilty earlier this month to assaulting 18-year-old Cesar Hincapie on Feb. 15.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: September 30, 2004
Manassas discards youth curfew (Manassas, VA): Manassas has abandoned its long-standing 10 p.m. juvenile curfew after a report found it vague, unconstitutional and unenforceable. Noting that other measures, including a statewide juvenile driving curfew, already are in place, City Council members directed city attorneys Monday to repeal the curfew, which is more than 25 years old.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 29, 2004
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