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Romney, Menino tout gang policing funds (Springfield and Boston, MA): Under pressure to take action against gangs, Governor Mitt Romney and Mayor Thomas M. Menino yesterday stood with black ministers at a Grove Hall news conference to tout $1.5 million in state money earmarked for increased policing of gang activity.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: October 2, 2004
Minnesota drug raids snare immigrants (Faribault, MN): As they tallied drugs seized in coordinated raids this week in southeastern Minnesota, authorities on Thursday defended their detention of suspected illegal immigrants who were not targets of the raids but were apprehended during searches of homes.
Source: Star Tribune Date: October 1, 2004
Cline says gang laundered $70 mil. through mortgage fraud (Chicago, IL): Gang leaders devised a scheme to launder $70 million in drug money by filing more than 100 fraudulent mortgage applications, Chicago Police Supt. Phil Cline said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 1, 2004
Police crack whip on local gang (Pleasanton, CA): A joint operation involving the Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore police departments resulted in the arrests of nine local gang members Thursday morning, officials said.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald Date: October 1, 2004
Two will join to try to curb violence (Oceanside, CA): After eight shootings since Aug. 31 – two of them fatal – religious leaders from across the city are partnering with police to try to stop the cycle of gang violence.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: October 1, 2004
20 in Bronx gang accused in robbery spree (New York, NY): A 20-member Bronx gang used fake badges to pose as police as they targeted merchants and drug dealers in Mount Vernon and New York City during a six-year robbery spree, authorities said yesterday. Three members of the gang face a possible death sentence prosecution for the killing of a man during a 2002 stickup in the Bronx.
Source: The Journal News Date: September 30, 2004
Buffalo fighting rise in street violence (Buffalo, NY): A funeral director uses billboards to warn against becoming his "guest of honor." Sports heroes and business leaders offer up a boxing ring. With the death toll on the city's streets climbing, members of the community are taking matters into their own hands to stop the violence.
Source: ABC News Date: September 30, 2004
Greater witness protection urged (Suffolk County, MA): Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley urged state legislators yesterday to give more protection to victims and witnesses and to more harshly punish those who try to intimidate them. Witnesses are intimidated in 90 percent of cases involving guns, gangs, and serious violence that pass through his office, Conley said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: September 30, 2004
Latin Kings gang member receives prison for assault (Nashua, NH): A suspected gang member was sentenced yesterday to one to three years in state prison for stabbing a new recruit who hoped to leave the gang. Roberto Roig pleaded guilty earlier this month to assaulting 18-year-old Cesar Hincapie on Feb. 15.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: September 30, 2004
Manassas discards youth curfew (Manassas, VA): Manassas has abandoned its long-standing 10 p.m. juvenile curfew after a report found it vague, unconstitutional and unenforceable. Noting that other measures, including a statewide juvenile driving curfew, already are in place, City Council members directed city attorneys Monday to repeal the curfew, which is more than 25 years old.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 29, 2004
Leaders look for better regional approach to combatting gangs (Arlington, VA): Nearly two years ago the Washington region worked together to solve a deadly string of sniper shootings. Local leaders hope to use the same spirit to catch gang members and keep students from joining gangs.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 29, 2004
Crips gang member arrested (Trenton, NJ): The Crips gang member charged with murdering a rival Blood member in a South Trenton park last week was arrested early yesterday at the home of a friend in Mount Holly, authorities announced.
Source: The Times Date: September 29, 2004
Community breaks ground for new job training center (Pacoima, CA): Community leaders broke ground Wednesday on a job training center, which they said will offer a "beacon of light" for teens and young adults at risk of joining gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: September 29, 2004
Nab 3 in gang savagery (Freeport, NY): Three teen members of the Latin Kings are behind bars for a vicious knife and bat attack on a rival gang member in Freeport, cops said yesterday. A 16-year-old boy injured in the attack needed 30 staples to close a deep head wound.
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 28, 2004
Los Altos student's death called gang-related (Mountain View, CA): As grief counselors comforted students at Los Altos High School on Monday, authorities said the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old junior who attended the school was preceded by 10 years of violence in Mountain View between rival Mexican-American gangs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 28, 2004
Police seeking suspects in gang-related killing (Flint, MI): Police are looking for two suspects in an alleged gang-related killing at a south-side nightclub Saturday morning. Brieon Gray, 22, was shot in the head during a confrontation in the parking lot at JB's Nightclub on S. Dort Highway about 1:45 a.m. and later died at Hurley Medical Center.
Source: The Flint Journal Date: September 28, 2004
Man clubbed with bat by thug who spoke of gang, police say (Jersey City, NJ): A Jersey City man was clubbed over the head with an aluminum baseball bat in a public housing complex on Saturday, apparently in retaliation for gang violence, police reports said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: September 28, 2004
Program aims to keep kids gang-free (Pomona, CA): Middle school is the hunting ground for older gangsters looking to recruit younger ones, which is why Police Chief James Lewis wants to reach those children before it is too late. The Pomona Unified School District in conjunction with the Pomona Police Department will launch a new program called GREAT - Gang Resistance Education and Training - on Thursday with just that goal in mind.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: September 28, 2004
Deputies target group home after disturbances (Altadena, CA): Sheriff's deputies are aggressively patrolling a residential area here after neighbors complained their street is being overrun by gang members who fight and deal drugs outside a group home for the developmentally disabled.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: September 28, 2004
Eight plead guilty to charges of racketeering (San Francisco, CA): Eight top-ranking members of the deadly Nuestra Familia prison gang entered guilty pleas to federal racketeering charges Monday in the conclusion of "Operation Black Widow," a local, state and federal investigation that has resulted in the convictions of 75 of the gang's members and associates since it began in 1997.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 28, 2004
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