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Two men are shot, killed (Orange County, CA): Two men have been killed in apparently unrelated but gang-involved shootings, Santa Ana police said Saturday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 23, 2005
Adults, high school students work to solve gang problem (Belvidere, IL): Some Belvidere High School students are fed up with gang activity in their hallways, and refuse to stand idle and have it get worse. "It's not big, but it's a problem in high school. A lot of fights, almost every day is a fight," student Jennifer Leonardo said.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: January 23, 2005
St. Cloud anti-gang efforts lose manpower (St. Cloud, MN): St. Cloud Police Department could be taking on the area's anti-gang efforts alone. That's because it's the only department that now has officers assigned to the St. Cloud-based division of the Minnesota Gang Strike Force.
Source: St. Cloud Times Date: January 23, 2005
Woman, 25, fatally shot on porch (Portland, OR): A 25-year-old Portland woman was fatally shot Friday night on the porch of her Northeast Portland home, which has been the site of other shootings in the past year and the subject of neighborhood complaints.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 23, 2005
Gang problem growing in DISD (Dallas, TX): It began as a party and ended in gunfire. As partygoers mingled, latecomers approached the Pleasant Grove home and began shooting. Four teenagers, current and former Dallas school students, were wounded.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: January 22, 2005
N.C. will isolate gang inmates (North Carolina): With the number of gang members behind bars on the rise, North Carolina prison officials want to cut off the gang violence other states have seen by corralling those inmates in a special close-custody unit.
Source: The News & Observer Date: January 22, 2005
14 gang members arrested in drug raids (Vista, Oceanside, and Escondido, CA): Fourteen members of a violent North County drug gang were arrested Thursday during early-morning raids in Vista, Oceanside and Escondido, culminating a yearlong operation that uncovered a murder plot, authorities said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 22, 2005
Youthful offenders blot out gang-related artwork (Plant City, FL): Rollers of white paint wiped out gang-related graffiti on the back walls of the Dollar General store. Messages like "red rum" - murder spelled backward - and "toys" - a profane acronym about tagging over another gang's message - vanished.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: January 22, 2005
Oceanside seeks to coordinate efforts (Oceanside, CA): The City Council hopes to coordinate all the various efforts to thwart gang activity here so they're more effective.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 21, 2005
House Republicans propose ban on gang-related clothing (Richmond, VA): House Republicans want to give school districts authority to ban gang-related clothing from Virginia’s public schools on a case-by-case basis.
Source: Lynchburg News and Advance Date: January 21, 2005
Two more slain in growing gang war (Sacramento, CA): War between Sacramento-area Asian gangs escalated Wednesday night as one man was killed when more than 30 rounds were fired into a south Sacramento home while adults and children watched television.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 21, 2005
Keeping kids out of gangs takes respect, officer says (Lafayette, IN): Though many parents would rather not believe it, the number of gangs and gang members continues to grow in the Lafayette area, according to Lafayette police. Countywide, they number in the hundreds.
Source: Journal and Courier Date: January 21, 2005
East county creates task force to respond to gangs (Multnomah County, OR): East Multnomah County's law enforcement leaders met Thursday and set up the framework for an interagency gang enforcement team that they expect to put on the streets by May 1.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 21, 2005
22 students arrested in gang brawl (Visalia, CA): Twenty-two students were arrested during a gang fight Wednesday at Charter Alternatives Academy School near Visalia.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 21, 2005
City may take action to prevent gang turf taking (Palmdale, CA): City officials are looking to strengthen municipal anti-gang measures with an ordinance aimed at blocking gangs from establishing turf.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 21, 2005
Gang turf spreads to Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): A shrine of flowers and candles in the gritty Roseland neighborhood of Santa Rosa marks the site where 16-year-old Rogelio Bautista was shot to death in a gang rumble on New Year's Eve.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 20, 2005
Gang sweep nets 42 arrests (Dover, FL): Forty-two people, most of them alleged members of rival gangs in eastern Hillsborough, have been arrested on illegal drugs and firearms trafficking charges as part of a crackdown on illegal gangs, the Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: January 20, 2005
Lawmakers want tougher gang laws (North Carolina): State lawmakers want to make life tougher for gang members. They also hope to help cities and towns keep kids away from street gangs.
Source: News 14 Carolina Date: January 20, 2005
‘04 gang stats released by police agencies (Loudoun County, VA): There were at least 172 crimes committed by gang members in Loudoun County in 2004, according to figures released by the Leesburg Police Department and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Leesburg Today Date: January 20, 2005
Gang measures come with price (North Carolina): State lawmakers on a special gang prevention committee recommended Wednesday a package of stiff penalties and prevention grants to tackle the growing problem. But the proposals carry a heavy price tag.
Source: The News & Observer Date: January 20, 2005
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