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County to seek graffiti advice (Tampa, FL): The day after the sheriff's office announced a crackdown on youth gangs, Hillsborough County commissioners took aim at gang graffiti.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: January 29, 2005
Prison guard among 37 arrested after 2-year probe (San Diego, CA): A prison guard was among 37 people who have been arrested after a two-year undercover investigation of the Mexican Mafia prison gang and its street-gang associates in San Diego, the FBI said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 28, 2005
Feds charge alleged members of violent street gang (Philadelphia, PA): FBI agents fanned out across Philadelphia on Friday arresting alleged members of a street gang that prosecutors said used kidnapping and murder to expand its drug trafficking territory in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.
Source: Newsday Date: January 28, 2005
Teenager slain in apparent gang-related shooting (Houston, TX): A teenager was slain in an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting in southwest Houston Wednesday night, police said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: January 27, 2005
Series of gang-related shootings sparks crashes, injuries (Roswell, NM): A series of gang-related shootings in Roswell Wednesday afternoon resulted in a police chase, a pair of traffic crashes and the shooting of bystander.
Source: KOAT 7 News Date: January 27, 2005
Gang graffiti on rise here (Madison, WI): A significant spike in gang graffiti on the north and east sides of Madison has caught the attention of police officials and is under investigation.
Source: The Capital Times Date: January 27, 2005
Man shot, killed by errant bullet in Hayward (Hayward, CA): An apparent innocent bystander became Hayward's first homicide victim of the year Wednesday night when he was shot by at least one stray bullet as he came outside to check out a loud disturbance on the street between rival gang members, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 27, 2005
Mission residents air fears of escalating crime (San Francisco, CA): Residents of San Francisco's Mission neighborhood pleaded to the city's Police Commission Wednesday night for more officers to combat growing quality-of-life problems along with violence like a double homicide this weekend.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 27, 2005
Sales-tax proposal for cops gains (Los Angeles, CA): In a tenuous victory for Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton's plan to hire 1,200 officers, a divided City Council moved forward Wednesday with plans to place a one-half percent citywide sales-tax increase on the May 17 mayoral runoff ballot.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 27, 2005
Arrests made in Modesto school gang graffiti case (Modesto, CA): With the help of students, Modesto police received a major break Thursday in a widespread gang graffiti case at a Modesto high school.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: January 27, 2005
Turf war frustrates Visalians Police crack down on graffiti vandals (Visalia, CA): Walls and fences — along housing developments, parks and businesses — are more colorful these days in Visalia. But the bursts of color aren't exactly seen as a good thing, residents and police say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 27, 2005
Teens not targeted in N. Va. shooting (Alexandria, VA): The three teenagers who were shot Friday night in an Alexandria area apartment complex, including one who was killed, were probably victims of mistaken identity and not the intended targets of their assailants, sources close to the investigation said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 26, 2005
Gang symposium addresses issues of drugs, denial (Mercer County, NJ): Gang violence in New Jersey, and Mercer County specifically, was addressed at a youth gang symposium on Friday, January 21, at Mercer County Community College, which was hosted by the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission.
Source: Town Topics Date: January 26, 2005
Family says slain Va. teen was not involved in a gang (Fairfax County, VA): Three posters from the movie "Scarface," the 1983 classic starring Al Pacino, decorate the walls of Tony Campos's bedroom. A few model cars made by the 14-year-old are proudly displayed on a small dresser.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 25, 2005
Witnesses identified for injunction trial (Oxnard, CA): Those challenging an Oxnard gang injunction have identified hundreds of potential witnesses for a trial set to begin by the end of February.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: January 25, 2005
Three S.J. men arrested in fatal stabbing (San Jose, CA): Three San Jose men have been arrested in connection with the slaying of the city's first homicide victim of 2005, but authorities are releasing little information about the case.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 25, 2005
Officers scour Ceres for gang members (Ceres, CA): Officers from several Stanislaus County and state law enforcement agencies swept through Ceres on Sunday, making arrests for weapons, drugs and vehicle violations, and documenting gang members.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 25, 2005
Six charged with planning gang killings (Vista, CA): Six men who prosecutors say are members of a North County gang pleaded not guilty yesterday to accusations they plotted to kill one or more of their rivals.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 25, 2005
No room for gang turf, says Palmdale (Palmdale, CA): City officials took the first step toward enacting an ordinance aimed at blocking gangs from establishing "turf" - taking control of a neighborhood to sell drugs or intimidate residents.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 25, 2005
Gang Watch (Loudon County, VA): Gang stats: This year's newly released crime statistics reveal that gang crime has nearly tripled, but what's even more telling is what the statistics don't reveal.
Source: Loudon Times-Mirror Date: January 25, 2005
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