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Four men indicted in 2003 slaying (Alexandria, VA): A federal grand jury indicted four members of a Hispanic gang yesterday in the July 2003 slaying of a 17-year-old pregnant federal informant from Fairfax. The men could receive the death penalty. The indictment, handed up in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, charges that the four men, who are members of the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, conspired to kill Brenda Paz.
Source: The Washington Times Date: June 25, 2004
Gang info, drugs found in raid (Manville, NJ): Suspected cocaine, razor blades and documentation about an infamous street gang were found during a raid Wednesday at a Manville woman's apartment, authorities said.
Source: Courier News Date: June 25, 2004
Man cleaning graffiti shot dead in LA (Los Angeles, CA): A man was shot to death Thursday while removing graffiti from store fronts for an anti-gang organization. Two suspected gang members were being sought, a police spokeswoman said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: June 24, 2004
Anti-gang task force considers (Aurora, CO): With gang-related killings on the decline, authorities are considering how to reorganize the Metro Gang Task Force so it can focus on other types of violent crimes, Aurora Police Chief Ricky Bennett said Wednesday.
Source: The Denver Post Date: June 24, 2004
Feds to tackle violent crime in 15 cities (Washington, DC) : The Justice Department is dispatching teams of federal agents to 15 cities struggling with violent crime problems despite a dropping US crime rate, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday.
Source: ABC News Date: June 24, 2004
Raid hits '24-hour' drug ring (Boston, MA): Police swept into Roxbury's Orchard Gardens development shortly after dawn yesterday and broke up what they said was a major crack cocaine ring, a move they hope will dramatically reduce drug-related crime in the city after several months of surging violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 24, 2004
Police arrest six in South Bay gang sweep (San Diego, CA): Police and sheriff's personnel jailed four young men and two boys today as part of a gang sweep targeting graffiti vandals and other lawbreakers in the South Bay, officials said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 24, 2004
City begins effort to erase graffiti (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis is launching a new program to help property owners cope with gang-related graffiti. Modeled after a St. Paul program, the city of Minneapolis will hire a new employee to cover graffiti on private property when consent is provided.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: June 24, 2004
Self-proclaimed gang member arrested on murder charges (San Antonio, TX): A teenager who police said admitted he was a proud gang member was charged Wednesday night with the murder of a 19-year-old man. John Arroyo, 17, was apprehended by the San Antonio Police Gang Unit.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News Date: June 24, 2004
West Side drug gang busted up (New York , NY): Two former members of a West Side crack gang that was destroyed in the mid-1990s are among 15 suspects indicted on charges of selling crack cocaine and illegal possession of guns and drug paraphernalia.
Source: 1010 Wins Date: June 24, 2004
War refugee slain in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Rene Barahona considered the United States a refuge where he could escape the decade-long civil war that had devastated his home in the tiny Central American nation of El Salvador. After he spent years of fending off guerrillas and government troops who wanted to enlist him to fight, the war hit the streets near his family's home in San Salvador 15 years ago, and he felt he had no choice but to leave.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 23, 2004
Two young men killed in separate shootings (Chicago, IL): Chicago police were investigating two shootings that killed two men on Monday, one in Albany Park and the other in South Shore.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 23, 2004
Latino gangs, violence on the rise (Portland, OR): Slouching on a shabby sofa in his parents' East Portland apartment, Juan smirks and rubs his shaved head, but refuses to say how he got his street name. He's 15. When he walks with the gangsters of Sureno Trece, or Southside 13, he goes by "Sniper."
Source: The Oregonian Date: June 23, 2004
Mount Vernon man, 21, fatally shot (Mount Vernon, NY): A 21-year-old Mount Vernon man, who relatives say was involved in a gang-related fight over the weekend, was shot by a gunman as he sat on a stoop outside his home Monday night and later died.
Source: The Journal News Date: June 23, 2004
Council considers requesting funds for Gang Violence Suppression Project (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard's Gang Violence Suppression Project officials want to apply for a state grant to be used for programs such as after-school counseling and mentoring and other programs, including a Shakespeare drama club.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 22, 2004
Anti-gang bill sought (Long Island, NY): Despite an overall drop in violent crime, Long Island continues to be plagued by gangs that threaten, intimidate and commit ruthless acts of violence, said state Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,C-East Northport) at a recent press conference.
Source: South Bay News Date: June 22, 2004
Schumer in Rochester to promote Criminal Street Gang Abatement Act (Rochester, NY) : Rochester could soon get big bucks from the federal government to fight gang violence. Senator Chuck Schumer was in town Monday talking about the Criminal Street Gang Abatement Act.
Source: News 10NBC Date: June 22, 2004
Gunman on bicycle kills Miami teen on Long Island (Long Island, NY): A 15-year-old Miami girl visiting friends and family on Long Island was killed by a gunman riding a mountain bike through a Freeport neighborhood, police said Tuesday. A 16-year-old boy who lived at the house where the shooting took place was wounded.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: June 22, 2004
Officer arrests 2 carrying gun in park (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City's efforts to crack down on people carrying guns in public parks paid off over the weekend. An observant Salt Lake police officer arrested two admitted gang members Sunday near the Peace Gardens in Jordan Park, 1000 South and 900 West, after he caught them carrying a gun.
Source: Deseret News Date: June 22, 2004
Four stabbed in Revere, three with meat cleaver (Revere, MA): Four men were stabbed in Revere Beach over the weekend in two episodes police believe were gang-related, authorities said. One man was seriously wounded and two were injured after their attackers assaulted them with a meat cleaver, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 21, 2004
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