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Slain man declined protection (Louisville, KY): A Victory Park Crips gang member found slain Tuesday had refused witness protection after testifying against an alleged gang member, a prosecutor said yesterday.
Source: The Courier-Journal Date: March 3, 2005
Birth of gangs is targeted (DeSoto, TX): DeSoto police will take steps to target members of wannabe gangs that have stepped up their activities in the last few months, Chief Mike Brodnax told council members at a workshop Tuesday.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: March 3, 2005
Pomona to study ways to combat gangs (Pomona, CA): The city of Pomona, where a 16-year-old boy randomly killed a California Highway Patrol officer last year to impress the group he wanted to join, has approved $100,000 for a long-term gang-prevention program.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 2, 2005
Gang graffiti deface tranquil Covington park (Covington, WA): Inside Jenkins Creek Regional Trail Park redheaded woodpeckers flutter about, and ducks sail by a wooden observation deck.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: March 2, 2005
Two charged with murder in gang shooting in Yakima (Yakima, WA): Two men have been charged with murder in what police say was a gang shooting over a mistaken impression stemming from a Washington State University sweatshirt.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: March 2, 2005
Community workshop focuses on gang violence (Santa Monica, CA): Over 300 people gathered at John Adams Middle School last Saturday to grapple with the issue of gang violence.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror Date: March 2, 2005
Foreign-born gang members arrested (National City, CA): Federal agents and local police arrested 20 foreign-born gang members and gang associates yesterday and plan to deport them, authorities said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 2, 2005
S.L. area gang unit measures success of Public Enemy Program (Salt Lake CIty, UT): Public Enemy Number One is a program designed to catch Utah's most dangerous criminals. You've seen them profiled on our newscasts.
Source: KSL News Date: March 2, 2005
Four held in gang-linked Yakima killings (Yakima, WA): Four people are being held in what police described as a gang-related killing that apparently stemmed from a case of mistaken identity based on a Washington State sweatshirt.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: March 1, 2005
Fresno gets aid in battle with gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno has been chosen as one of five communities nationwide to receive targeted help in reducing gang crime, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: March 1, 2005
Parents insist son wasn't gang member (Indianapolis, IN): Anita Ortiz sat in her former husband's living room Monday, holding her head and mourning the death of her 18-year-old son.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: March 1, 2005
Cops: Gang member ordered killing (Trenton, NJ): Latin Kings top gun Jose "Boom Bat" Negrete, whom police suspect of ordering the assassination of Latin Queen Jeri Lynn Dotson, claimed just 10 days ago that he and his organization abhor the gang label, even saying that the organization sought peace, not violence.
Source: The Trentonian Date: March 1, 2005
Gangs, incendiary device suspected in house fire (Rockford, IL): Police believe a street gang is responsible for a firebombing that destroyed a house in the 900 block of Sanford Street shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: March 1, 2005
Breaking the gangs down (Rochester, NY): Paul McFadden was only 11 when he joined a gang. At first, he thought of it as a brotherhood, a haven from his chaotic, impoverished home on the city's West Side. "I just wanted to belong," he said.
Source: The New York Times Date: February 28, 2005
Oxnard gang injunction debated as trial nears (Oxnard, CA): Crude scrawlings in acid have destroyed the front windows at The Pinata's Fabrics, a discount fabric store on Saviers Road in Oxnard.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: February 28, 2005
Police arrest alleged gang chief, underlings (Trenton, NJ): The alleged leader of the city's Latin Kings street gang and eight males who police believe are gang henchmen were arrested yesterday afternoon for the August murder of a city woman who witnessed the gang's attempted hit of a rival.
Source: The Times Date: February 28, 2005
Full-blown war by Hmong gangs alarms police (Sacramento, CA): Deputy Ed Yee leaned his elbows on a patrol car just yards from the dead man's bullet-riddled car, plugging a finger in his right ear so he could hear a colleague on his cell phone describe the victim's gang history.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 28, 2005
Guards: New Year's fight at prison was a riot (Trenton, NJ): Dozens of inmates in a unit of Bayside State Prison attacked guards on New Year's Day with broom and mop handles, an iron and padlocks, guards told a state Senate committee on Monday, describing the violence as a riot.
Source: Newsday Date: February 28, 2005
Police launch effort to fight Hispanic gangs (Indianapolis, IN): Jose L. Espinoza, 18, stood his ground - and died from a 12-gauge shotgun blast to his head. The weekend shooting of the 18th Street gang member by a rival Sur-13 member underscores the violence that Hispanic gangs - copied and imported from gangs in Los Angeles and other cities - are beginning to wreak in Indianapolis, police say.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: February 28, 2005
Gangs use Internet to bang out messages of pride, hate (San Jose, CA): Sal Rojas was working on his computer science degree when he created BrownPride.com to celebrate Latino culture.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: February 27, 2005
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