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Police: 'Stone-cold gang-bangers' killed teen at store (Chicago, IL): A teenage girl lies in St. Adalbert's Cemetery and her friend lies in a Chicago hospital with only a 50-50 percent chance of walking again because of two "stone-cold gang-bangers" charged Monday with shooting them, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 14, 2004
Whiting tightens dress code to curb gang activity (Whiting, IN) : Baggy pants and logo T-shirts are out this fall at Whiting High School. Plain shirts and khaki pants are in. The Post-Tribune of Merrillville says the 900-student district adopted the dress code as a way of curbing gang activity.
Source: WANE News Channel 15 Date: September 13, 2004
Gang IDs irregular in Rockford (Rockford, IL): Bandannas, "do-rags," colorful clothing. They can target a teenager as a gang member, but the Rev. Ralph Hawthorne says it's not as cut and dried in Rockford. "Gang activity in Rockford is a lot different than elsewhere," said Hawthorne, a former gang member who leads efforts to keep kids out of gangs.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: September 13, 2004
Gang-related East Village shooting injures man (San Diego, CA): A man was wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting in East Village, San Diego police said today. Three men approached the victim in the 500 block of 17th Street around 11:30 p.m. yesterday and mentioned a street gang, Sgt. Bob Dare said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 13, 2004
El Camino High football player shot in the neck while driving (Oceanside, CA): As gang violence simmers in the hot summer's end in North County, one of the bullets this weekend hit a star football player with a bright future.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 13, 2004
Program cleans up city's graffiti (Oklahoma City, OK): Gang graffiti at about 45 locations in central Oklahoma City has been covered with 62 gallons of paint in the past three weeks. Offenders sentenced by a judge to community service spent 40 hours getting rid of the vandalism as part of a program coordinated by Oklahoma City police.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: September 12, 2004
Armed man ready for gang, but plan backfires (San Rafael, CA): A suspected gang member was arrested after flubbing a pistol draw in San Rafael and shooting himself in the buttocks, authorities said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: September 11, 2004
Greeley man, 19, killed in gang drive-by shooting (Greeley, CO): A 19-year-old Greeley man was killed during a drive-by shooting Friday afternoon. He was shot in the upper torso in a gang-related dispute about 2 p.m. in the 1800 block of 7th Street, said Sgt. Keith Olsen of the Greeley Police Department.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: September 11, 2004
Police arrest teen of suspicion of attempted murder (Tulare, CA): Tulare juvenile sustained head injuries in a street fight late Thursday night and then he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The 17-year-old juvenile, whose name was withheld because of his age, was also taken into custody on suspicion of possession of a knife.
Source: Tulare Advance-Register Date: September 11, 2004
Two teens charged in coach's death (Kennewick, WA): Two Kennewick teens were charged yesterday with murder in last weekend's slaying of a high-school football coach. Prosecutors said the main motive for the slaying was robbery, but that the youths also were trying to gain status in a local gang.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: September 10, 2004
Federal gang bill is 'open warfare,' says activist (Rochester, NY): Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is offering the "Criminal Street Gang Abatement Act of 2004" as the answer to gang violence. This bill would make it a federal crime to participate in a "criminal street gang" - defined as three or more people who cooperate to commit two or more "gang crimes."
Source: FinalCall.com News Date: September 10, 2004
Gang suspects plead not guilty (San Antonio, TX): Seven alleged members of the Texas Mexican Mafia pleaded not guilty Thursday to drug-trafficking conspiracy charges while prosecutors detailed a home invasion, a killing and a police chase to persuade a judge to keep some of them locked up.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: September 10, 2004
CCISD gets $75,000 to fight gangs (Corpus Christi, TX): The U.S. Justice Department has awarded the Corpus Christi Independent School District $75,000 to combat gangs. Grant funding comes from Gangs Resistance Education and Training, a federal program that trains officers to instruct students on life skills, gang awareness and anti-violence techniques.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: September 10, 2004
Gang task force discusses graffiti (Simi Valley, CA): The large, spray-painted mural under the Highway 118 overpass in Simi Valley depicted a groaning teenage boy clutching his head with one hand and a bottle of booze with the other. The graphic image carried an artist's touch.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: September 9, 2004
Two wounded in Redwood City shooting (Redwood City, CA): A couple of young men from Redwood City are recovering from gunshot wounds today and the police are looking for their assailant, who apparently mistook the victims for members of a rival gang late Wednesday night.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 9, 2004
Drive-by shooting, 19-year-old who was killed identified (Las Vegas, NV): A man killed in a Saturday morning shooting in North Las Vegas was identified as 19-year-old Elmer Perry III. Perry and another man were shot about 2:30 a.m. while sitting in a car at the intersection of Glider Street and McGovern Avenue, near Interstate 15 and Lake Mead Boulevard.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: September 9, 2004
Police: Bat brawl between gangs (Great Falls, MT): Monday-morning brawl in the Paris Gibson Square parking lot involved rival gangs and was sparked when four people forced their way into a home, threatening the occupants with guns, police said Wednesday.
Source: Great Falls Tribune Date: September 9, 2004
Suspected gang member sentenced (Syracuse, NY): A suspected Boot Camp gang member was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in what police have called the biggest drug bust in county history.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: September 9, 2004
Ten members of alleged drug ring face racketeering charges (Moorhead, MN): Nine adults and one juvenile face racketeering and drug charges for their alleged involvement in a crack cocaine ring. All 10 defendants, charged Thursday in Clay County District Court, are accused of selling crack cocaine in the Fargo-Moorhead area, in St. Cloud, and in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Source: Grand Forks Herald Date: September 9, 2004
Oxnard man challenges gang order (Oxnard, CA): Putting Oxnard's newly imposed gang injunction to a crucial test, a college student testified Tuesday that he has been wrongly accused of gang membership and asked a judge to exempt him from the court order.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 8, 2004
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