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Suspect charged in officer's death (Compton, CA): A 19-year-old alleged gang member was charged Thursday with capital murder for the shooting death Tuesday of an off-duty county police captain, who was gunned down while on a pre-dawn bike ride.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: August 12, 2004
Murder rates rising, cities respond (Boston, MA): A recent spate of gun violence - including two incidents that dozens of children at city parks witnessed - has shaken Boston neighborhoods, leaving residents stunned and police and community leaders scrambling for a solution.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: August 11, 2004
Talks on gang order possible (Oxnard, CA): Seeking to calm community tensions, a Superior Court judge indicated Tuesday that he may order mediation between law enforcement officials and residents affected by a gang injunction imposed in Oxnard two months ago.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 11, 2004
Man fatally shot in his car after stopping at a Santa Ana intersection (Santa Ana, CA): A man was shot to death in his car Tuesday in a Santa Ana intersection in what police described as a gang-related attack. Neither the victim's name nor his hometown was released.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 11, 2004
Child killed, 2 teens injured in drive-by shooting (Oklahoma City, OK): A 9-year-old boy is dead, two teenagers are wounded and three people are in custody following what Oklahoma City police are calling a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Associated Press - KOCO 5 News Date: August 11, 2004
Dallas merchandize popular at summer camp despite gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): Dallas Cowboys souvenir T-shirts, helmets and ballcaps are flying off the shelves during the football team's summer camp despite a gang injunction that prohibits some residents from wearing anything with the Cowboys logo.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 11, 2004
Police try to prevent Lincoln Courts gangs (San Antonio, TX) : Seventeen people police have identified as gang members may not know it yet, but just hanging out with each other in and around Lincoln Courts could get them arrested.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: August 11, 2004
Surge in Minneapolis slayings blamed on gangs (Minneapolis, MN): Slayings on Minneapolis' North Side have doubled since this time last year and authorities are pointing fingers at gang feuds where specific victims have been targeted. Of the 14 homicides in the Fourth Precinct so far this year, more than half appear to have a gang connection as a motive, police Capt. Rich Stanek said Tuesday.
Source: Star Tribune Date: August 11, 2004
Police: Fight may have been gang-related (Napa, CA): A Napa man led police on a long chase through downtown Napa on Monday night before throwing in the towel without a scuffle. With guns drawn and a K-9 ready to spring into action, officers took Joel Manuel Vasquez, 20, into custody in front of the Napa Bowl on Soscol Avenue, police said.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: August 11, 2004
Gunfire hits Councilman Lane's home (Fort Worth, TX): Two days after gunfire pierced his north side home, City Councilman Jim Lane called for doubling the Police Department's gang unit.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: August 11, 2004
Critics assail gang order (Oxnard, CA): More than 200 opponents of Oxnard's 2-month-old gang injunction have filed court papers alleging it is being used to harass innocent people and trample civil liberties, while stigmatizing dozens of youths as "urban terrorists."
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 10, 2004
Two men face drug charges (Oswego, NY): Two Oswego city residents have been charged with selling crack cocaine and marijuana in the city, members of the Oswego County Drug Task Force said Monday.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: August 10, 2004
Gang fight stops baptism party (Waukesha, WI): A suspected gang fight interrupted a baptism celebration Saturday, causing $2,500 in damage to a Waukesha restaurant and leading to six arrests.
Source: Milwaukee Freeman Newspapers Date: August 10, 2004
Police keep watch for Far-Eastside gang strife (Indianapolis, IN): Authorities who patrol a Far-Eastside neighborhood are keeping an eye out for gang trouble after a fight broke out just after 9 p.m. Sunday inside a family's home. No one was injured or arrested.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: August 10, 2004
Local gang tied to two violent hits (Leesburg, VA): A home-grown gang implicated in two violent attacks in Leesburg within five days is getting a fresh look from police. Leesburg police said the gang known as "434" is not to be confused with the powerful and violent Hispanic gang MS-13, whose presence in Northern Virginia has ignited a far-reaching effort to control such groups.
Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror Date: August 10, 2004
North Side teacher proposing closed campus during lunch (Fort Worth, TX): A North Side High School teacher concerned about the spike in gang activity around the school will appeal to the Fort Worth school board tonight to consider a closed-campus lunch period for all students.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: August 10, 2004
Two shootings claim four lives in county (Los Angeles County, CA) : Four people were killed and four others injured, two of them critically, in separate gang-related attacks Sunday in South Gate and South Los Angeles, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 9, 2004
Police strive to keep kids out of line of fire (Omaha, NE): As a 12-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy were being treated for gunshot wounds, Omaha Police Chief Thomas Warren said Monday that police had stepped up efforts to make arrests and to keep the community safe. Police have increased patrols in the south and north Omaha neighborhoods where the shootings occurred, he said, and the gang unit has joined the investigations.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: August 9, 2004
Gang suspect charged with shooting at party (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man suspected of being a gang member was charged with aggravated battery Sunday in a shooting that left a man critically wounded.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 9, 2004
Napa gang unit moves through the streets (Napa, CA): It haunts some of Napa's toughest neighborhoods, but many don't realize it's there. The ones that do can feel its presence hovering around, quietly watching over them. At night, its blue hue camouflages the beast as it creeps through Napa's streets in search of gang activity.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: August 9, 2004
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