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DISD hires gang specialist (Dallas, TX): The Dallas Independent School District has taken an extra measure to cut gang violence among and affecting its students.
Source: KXAS 5 News Date: January 25, 2005
State holding gangs in prison hearing (Trenton, NJ): The chairman of the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has agreed to hold hearings on gangs in state prisons and their role in a violent New Year's Eve brawl at Bayside State Prison.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: January 25, 2005
Man who fled gang violence is killed (Santa Ana, CA): Julio Cesar Ramirez moved to Santa Ana to escape the violence and gangs of "ghetto life" in Los Angeles, then later convinced his family to follow him, his sisters said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 24, 2005
Homicides escalate in Cicero (Cicero, IL): Cicero Police Supt. Wayne Johnson concedes the numbers aren't good: In 2004, Cicero police recorded the state's largest percentage jump in homicides and the lowest success rate for murder investigations.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 24, 2005
Larger FWPD gang unit sees progress (Forth Worth, TX): The Fort Worth Police Gang Unit is reporting significant progress since the City Council approved the money to add more officers.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: January 24, 2005
Dallas sees a resurgence in gang activity (Dallas, TX): The gang problem that Dallas thought it had conquered a decade ago is again on the rise, authorities say, because busted gang members have done their time and returned to the streets.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: January 23, 2005
Two men are shot, killed (Orange County, CA): Two men have been killed in apparently unrelated but gang-involved shootings, Santa Ana police said Saturday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 23, 2005
Adults, high school students work to solve gang problem (Belvidere, IL): Some Belvidere High School students are fed up with gang activity in their hallways, and refuse to stand idle and have it get worse. "It's not big, but it's a problem in high school. A lot of fights, almost every day is a fight," student Jennifer Leonardo said.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: January 23, 2005
St. Cloud anti-gang efforts lose manpower (St. Cloud, MN): St. Cloud Police Department could be taking on the area's anti-gang efforts alone. That's because it's the only department that now has officers assigned to the St. Cloud-based division of the Minnesota Gang Strike Force.
Source: St. Cloud Times Date: January 23, 2005
Woman, 25, fatally shot on porch (Portland, OR): A 25-year-old Portland woman was fatally shot Friday night on the porch of her Northeast Portland home, which has been the site of other shootings in the past year and the subject of neighborhood complaints.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 23, 2005
Gang problem growing in DISD (Dallas, TX): It began as a party and ended in gunfire. As partygoers mingled, latecomers approached the Pleasant Grove home and began shooting. Four teenagers, current and former Dallas school students, were wounded.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: January 22, 2005
N.C. will isolate gang inmates (North Carolina): With the number of gang members behind bars on the rise, North Carolina prison officials want to cut off the gang violence other states have seen by corralling those inmates in a special close-custody unit.
Source: The News & Observer Date: January 22, 2005
14 gang members arrested in drug raids (Vista, Oceanside, and Escondido, CA): Fourteen members of a violent North County drug gang were arrested Thursday during early-morning raids in Vista, Oceanside and Escondido, culminating a yearlong operation that uncovered a murder plot, authorities said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 22, 2005
Youthful offenders blot out gang-related artwork (Plant City, FL): Rollers of white paint wiped out gang-related graffiti on the back walls of the Dollar General store. Messages like "red rum" - murder spelled backward - and "toys" - a profane acronym about tagging over another gang's message - vanished.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: January 22, 2005
Oceanside seeks to coordinate efforts (Oceanside, CA): The City Council hopes to coordinate all the various efforts to thwart gang activity here so they're more effective.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 21, 2005
House Republicans propose ban on gang-related clothing (Richmond, VA): House Republicans want to give school districts authority to ban gang-related clothing from Virginia’s public schools on a case-by-case basis.
Source: Lynchburg News and Advance Date: January 21, 2005
Two more slain in growing gang war (Sacramento, CA): War between Sacramento-area Asian gangs escalated Wednesday night as one man was killed when more than 30 rounds were fired into a south Sacramento home while adults and children watched television.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 21, 2005
Keeping kids out of gangs takes respect, officer says (Lafayette, IN): Though many parents would rather not believe it, the number of gangs and gang members continues to grow in the Lafayette area, according to Lafayette police. Countywide, they number in the hundreds.
Source: Journal and Courier Date: January 21, 2005
East county creates task force to respond to gangs (Multnomah County, OR): East Multnomah County's law enforcement leaders met Thursday and set up the framework for an interagency gang enforcement team that they expect to put on the streets by May 1.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 21, 2005
22 students arrested in gang brawl (Visalia, CA): Twenty-two students were arrested during a gang fight Wednesday at Charter Alternatives Academy School near Visalia.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 21, 2005
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