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Three Glendale gang members nabbed in nationwide sweep (Los Angeles County, CA): Federal officials announced Monday that three Glendale gang members - two from Armenia and one from Mexico - were among 26 Southern Californians arrested as part of a two-week nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting violent street gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 2, 2005
Hundreds held in anti-gang crackdown (Washington, DC): Law enforcement authorities arrested 582 alleged gang members and associates, most of whom could be deported for immigration violations, in a two-week period last month, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 2, 2005
13 Bay Area men held in gang sweep (San Francisco and Sonoma counties, CA): Federal immigration agents have arrested 13 suspected gang members in San Francisco and Sonoma counties as part of a nationwide anti-gang crackdown, authorities said Monday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 2, 2005
Gang sweep nets 23 in area (Detroit, MI): One man was wanted on pending drug charges in Texas. Another had been convicted of larceny and disappeared when he was supposed to be deported.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: August 2, 2005
Feds strike at second Syracuse street gang (Syracuse, NY): Following their successful prosecution two years ago of one of Syracuse's most notorious street gangs, federal authorities on Tuesday brought racketeering charges against a rival street gang.
Source: Newsday Date: August 2, 2005
582 arrested in gang roundup, three in the area (El Paso, TX): Three alleged Barrio Azteca gang members from the El Paso area face deportation to Mexico as part of a national crackdown on street gangs by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, officials said Monday.
Source: El Paso Times Date: August 2, 2005
Racine teachers want training on gangs (Racine, WI): After a recent gang-related shooting that claimed the lives of three young men in Racine, the district's teachers union is continuing its call for training about gangs in schools.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: August 2, 2005
Police arrest six in SUV firebombing (Rockford, IL): Police arrested six people Monday after the botched firebombing of a sport utility vehicle in the 2200 block of South Fifth Street.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: August 2, 2005
Two killed in Pinole shooting (Pinole, CA): An early evening stroll in the park with some friends ended in death for two young West Contra Costa men after a gunman opened fire on them Saturday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: August 1, 2005
Gonzales says America is threatened by street gangs (Washington, DC): In a speech to police officers, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said street gangs are a growing threat in the United States as they become more sophisticated and more heavily involved with organized crime.
Source: Dateline Alabama Date: August 1, 2005
Feds make more than 500 gang arrests (Washington, DC): Federal authorities arrested 582 alleged gang members over a two-week period, officials said Monday, targeting an estimated 80 violent groups they say have spawned street crimes across the country.
Source: The Frankfort Times Date: August 1, 2005
Shooting incidents result in 3 injuries (Salt Lake County, UT): Three people were injured and three people arrested following two shooting incidents in Salt Lake County early Sunday that may be connected.
Source: Deseret News Date: August 1, 2005
Teen dies days after shooting (Chicago, IL): A Southwest Side teenager died Saturday after being shot Wednesday in the Gage Park neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 1, 2005
ICE agents arrest 14 alleged gang members (San Antonio, TX): More than a dozen alleged members of violent gangs have been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in San Antonio in the past two weeks as part of a national crackdown called Operation Community Shield.
Source: Denton Record-Chronicle Date: August 1, 2005
Gang roundup includes Houston, South Texas (Texas): Federal agents working with police departments across the country rounded up 582 immigrant street gang members in the last two weeks of July, including eight from Houston and South Texas.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 1, 2005
Valley tries to stop gang problem (Weyers Cave, VA): Signs of violent gang presence have appeared in high school students' attire in Winchester, graffiti in Harrisonburg and a recent shooting death in Staunton, investigators say.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: August 1, 2005
W. Sac reports crime decline (Sacramento, CA): Felony crime has dropped sharply on the north side of West Sacramento in the 5 1/2 months since a crackdown on the Broderick Boys street gang began, according to statistics released Saturday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 31, 2005
Gang growth in northwest Georgia spurs new task force (Dalton, GA): It may seem like a problem more suited for the mean streets of a big city, but 15 gangs are vying for respect and territory in this tiny northwest Georgia town.
Source: The Telegraph Date: July 31, 2005
Montgomery fighting gangs on several fronts (Montgomery County, MD): As several players socialized after a soccer game behind Gaithersburg Middle School last month, they were approached by a group of young men wearing bandanas over their faces and wielding knives and baseball bats.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 30, 2005
Deputies arrest two teens in man's death (Pierce County, WA) : Pierce County sheriff’s deputies have now arrested three people in connection with what authorities say was a gang killing in Spanaway last week.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 30, 2005
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