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Police crack down on violence (Wichita, KS): Using surveillance and informants, Wichita police officers said Friday they have dealt gang violence a major blow this month - bringing 31 charges, seizing 26 guns and decimating one gang with arrests.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: March 26, 2005
Media barred from photographing Brazilians in court (Ossipee, NH): A judge barred members of the media Friday from photographing two Brazilian nationals with alleged ties to the Central American street gang MS-13.
Source: The Citizen Date: March 26, 2005
Tipster helps find suspected gang member (Fairfield, CA): Fairfield police arrested a man they say is a member of a street gang this week and they are crediting an anonymous tipster with helping to get him off their streets.
Source: The Reporter Date: March 26, 2005
Official: Fatal shooting might be gang-related (Trenton, NJ): City police are investigating whether a 33-year-old city woman was executed late Thursday night so she couldn’t testify further against Bloods gang member Anthony Kidd, according to a high-ranking police official.
Source: The Trentonian Date: March 26, 2005
Graffiti hot line aims to stifle area taggers (Las Cruces, NM): Business owner Johnny Garcia has a hard time understanding why his business on Missouri Avenue is such a popular target for graffiti.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: March 26, 2005
Graffiti cleanup uses grant money to help fight gangs (Clackamas County, OR): Clackamas County's juvenile department is stepping up efforts to wipe out gang-related graffiti, and it's depending on gang-connected teens to do the work.
Source: The Oregonian Date: March 25, 2005
Police think drug suspect may be linked to string of homicides (Memphis, TN): Authorities are trying to determine if up to seven homicides can be linked to a suspected drug dealer who has been on the run for more than three years.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: March 25, 2005
11 indicted in alleged drug conspiracy (Madison, WI): Eleven alleged members of the Latin Kings street gang have been indicted on charges of conspiring to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine on and around the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation near Hayward.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: March 25, 2005
Area police hear lowdown on MS-13 gang (Martinsburg, WV): MS-13, one of the most violent street gangs in the county, is showing up in the area, police said Thursday.
Source: Hagerstown Morning Herald Date: March 25, 2005
Gang-related shooting leaves one hurt (Chico, CA): Crime-scene investigators with Chico police were combing a Laurel Street residence Thursday night in the wake of a shooting that left one man wounded.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: March 25, 2005
Deputies: Detention guard encouraged gang fights, violence (San Juan County, NM): A corrections officer in northern New Mexico has been fired and arrested for allegedly initiating and encouraging gang violence in the lock-up.
Source: KRQE News 13 Date: March 25, 2005
Waynesboro police: Gang activity limited but confirmed (Waynesboro, VA): Local gang activity is nowhere near the same criminal level as that seen in cities such as Los Angeles and New York, Waynesboro police said Thursday afternoon.
Source: The News Leader Date: March 25, 2005
Police initiate anti-gang offensive (Witchita, KS): The number of Wichita drive-by shootings this year has nearly tripled compared to a year ago, a police official said Wednesday.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: March 24, 2005
Firearms suspect in gang, police say (Miami, FL): Miami police have identified a 23-year-old man who was arrested this week and accused of pushing a shopping cart loaded with two rifles and a shotgun through a Miami-Dade neighborhood as a member of MS-13, the much-feared Central American gang authorities say is rapidly spreading into South Florida.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: March 24, 2005
N.C. House panel backs longer sentences for gang members (Raleigh, NC): Gang-related felonies and gang members could face longer sentences in a bill approved Thursday by a House judiciary committee.
Source: The Sun News Date: March 24, 2005
Eleven indicted in alleged reservation drug conspiracy (Madison, WI): Eleven alleged members of the Latin Kings street gang have been indicted on charges of conspiring to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine on and around the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation near Hayward.
Source: Duluth News Tribune Date: March 24, 2005
Port Police participate in nationwide gang roundup (Port Washington, NY) : The Port Washington Police Department played a significant role in a sweeping federal government initiative to root out and deport illegal aliens who have engaged in serious criminal activity.
Source: Port Washington News Date: March 24, 2005
Paramount to share gang success (Paramount, CA): For years, the success of the city's most innovative anti-gang program, Gang Resistance is Paramount, or GRIP, has stayed mainly within the town's borders. But next month, GRIP will be shared with a national law enforcement audience.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: March 24, 2005
MS-13 gang member deported by ICE after finishing Hagerstown prison sentence (Baltimore, MD): US Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention and removal officers deported an MS-13 gang member to El Salvador Saturday who had just completed a prison sentence at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, Md.
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Date: March 24, 2005
Police say city gangs growing 'like weeds' (Wichita, KS): After several years of relative tranquillity, Wichita is experiencing a "spike" in gang activity, Wichita police said Tuesday night.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: March 23, 2005
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