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Wanna-be gang members county's only threat (Brooksville, FL): Just a little less than a week ago, Christopher Heisler told authorities he was a member of the street gang Folk Nation.
Source: Hernando Today Date: February 3, 2005
Gang-related crime a public safety crisis (Springfield, MA): On Sept. 13, 1993, Arnoldo "Nardy" Perez was killed on a street corner in Springfield because he laughed at the gold and black beads worn by a member of the Latin Kings.
Source: The Republican Date: February 3, 2005
First lady promotes youth initiative in Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA): First lady Laura Bush visited an inner-city youth program Thursday to promote a White House plan to steer at-risk youth away from sex, drugs and violence.
Source: Centre Daily Times Date: February 3, 2005
Students complete anti-gang program (Pomona, CA): Virginia Frias, video camera in hand, patiently waited for her daughter Nancy's name to be called out in the cafeteria of Emerson Middle School.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: February 3, 2005
Radford suspends 4 students (Honolulu, HI): Two Radford High School students who were directly involved in a Saturday night fracas that sparked a series of confrontations on campus have been told to stay home indefinitely, school officials said.
Source: The Honolulu Advertiser Date: February 3, 2005
Lawmakers probe gang link to Cumberland County prison melee (Trenton, NJ): Lawmakers who pushed for a Senate hearing on a melee at a state prison in Cumberland County questioned whether corrections officials deliberately downplayed the incident last month that sent 28 prison guards to the hospital.
Source: Newsday Date: February 3, 2005
After stabbing, Gunnison facility is locked down (Utah): The Central Utah Correctional Facility was placed on lockdown Saturday after an inmate was stabbed in what prison officials are calling a gang-related attack.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: February 3, 2005
Police: Suspects 'looking for someone to shoot' (Las Vegas, NV): Late Monday evening, while John A. McCoy was winding down his shift at the Rainbow Club & Casino, Jamar Green and Terrence Bowser planned the rest of their night.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: February 3, 2005
Man, 21, charged (Sarasota, FL): Police have charged a man in connection with Sunday's Gillespie Park murder, which a witness said was the result of a street gang argument.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: February 3, 2005
Gang members admit smuggling illegal guns into city (Chicago, IL): Two gang members charged with running guns from Indianapolis to Chicago pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal weapons charges, federal prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 2, 2005
Report: Mass. needs more help to repel gangs (Boston, MA): The state should invest millions more and give police and prosecutors new tools so cities throughout Massachusetts can deal with growing gang violence, according to a legislative report released yesterday.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: February 2, 2005
Shooting likely gang-related (Chico, CA): A man and woman recovering from gunshot wounds at Enloe Medical Center have been little help to police searching for up to three suspects who allegedly attacked them Monday night.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: February 2, 2005
Gang graffiti sting nets military rifles (Carson City, NV): An undercover crackdown over the weekend on gang graffiti took three guns — including two military-style semi-automatic rifles — off Carson City streets, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: February 2, 2005
Shooting victim ends up in jail (Durham, NC): For the second time in less than a year, the victim in a gang-related shooting had to be arrested and jailed this week to ensure he would testify against his alleged assailant.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: February 2, 2005
Judge bars three gangs around South L.A. park (Los Angeles, CA): Seeking to restrict the activities of three South Los Angeles gangs, city officials Monday announced the establishment of a 7 1/2-square-mile "safety zone" that bars gang members from assembling within its boundaries.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 1, 2005
N.Y. using terrorism law to prosecute street gang (Bronx, NY): The newest face of an alleged terrorist wears a goatee, stands about five feet tall, dresses in baggy clothes and resides in the Bronx.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 1, 2005
Man accused of recruiting for gang, child abuse (Hernando County, FL): A 21-year-old man was being held at the Hernando County Jail on Monday after he was accused of using a knife to initiate teenage members into a reputed street gang.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: February 1, 2005
Panel aims to bolster laws on gang violence (Boston, MA): The Legislature's Public Safety Committee will call today for a strengthened campaign to combat gang violence, which is blamed in part for last year's dramatic rise in homicides in Boston, and which officials fear will lead to a surge in crime across the state.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: February 1, 2005
Shooting of teen boy is labeled gang-related (Elgin, IL): A shooting in Elgin over the weekend that wounded an Arlington Heights boy was gang-related, police said Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 1, 2005
Glouco launches anti-gang program (Glassboro, NJ): New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey and Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton helped launch a pilot anti-gang, after-school program Monday.
Source: Courier-Post Date: February 1, 2005
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