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'John Doe gang' leader may face death (Miami, FL): Corey Smith, the infamous leader of Liberty City's bloody John Doe drug gang, was convicted Friday of five murders along with conspiracy to traffic drugs and racketeer. He could face the death penalty.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: December 4, 2004
Schools beef up patrols after fights (Los Angeles, CA): A series of violent confrontations over the last two weeks between black and Latino students at three South Los Angeles high schools has taken authorities by surprise, raising fears of widening clashes.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 3, 2004
Gang rivalry blamed in man's death (Pittsburg, CA): Antioch gang members shot and killed a high school senior who had left their ranks for a rival gang, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: December 3, 2004
Gang activity targeted (San Bernardino, CA): A judge issued a court order Thursday barring 10 people police say are members of a street gang from congregating or causing specific nuisances in a westside San Bernardino neighborhood.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: December 3, 2004
P.B. County police chiefs urge cooperation on violence (Palm Beach County, FL): Police chiefs urged county political leaders Thursday to find ways to deal with spiraling violence on city streets without taking "potshots" at local law enforcement efforts.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: December 3, 2004
Boot Camp gang member charged in death (Syracuse, NY): A Boot Camp gang member who confessed to a 2001 homicide while he was preparing to testify in a recent federal street gang trial was formally charged Thursday with the death.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 3, 2004
Feds launch crackdown on major gang (Chicago, IL): The hierarchy of a major street gang was dismantled Wednesday when 150 federal agents and Chicago cops swooped into the Humboldt Park neighborhood and other parts of the city to arrest members of the Maniac Latin Disciples.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 2, 2004
City seeks court order (San Bernardino, CA): As a new police commander, Steve Klettenberg helped pioneer the use of court orders to prevent gang members from congregating in specific San Bernardino neighborhoods.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: December 2, 2004
Police arrest 35 in connection to Milwaukee drug gang (Milwaukee, WI): Law enforcement officers arrested 35 people as part of an investigation into a violent gang accused of selling drugs in Wisconsin, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Duluth News Tribune Date: December 2, 2004
Grossmont district reacts to spread of gang violence (East County, CA): With gang violence on the rise in East County, the Grossmont Union High School District is spearheading an effort to address the problem near its schools. The district-led East San Diego County Gang Task Force, composed of educators, lawmakers and law enforcement officials, was conceived shortly after two gang-related fatal shootings in August.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: December 2, 2004
Young man shot at trolley station (San Diego, CA): A young man was shot in the ankle at the Euclid Street trolley station yesterday morning. The man, 18, had just crossed a bridge from Market Street and was in the station's parking lot when someone in a passing car opened fire, police said. The shooting happened about 11 a.m.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: December 2, 2004
Va. to get share of anti-gang funding (Virginia): Congress has approved $48.6 million in anti-gang initiatives, including new funds for law enforcement task forces in Virginia and a national gang intelligence center to be run by the FBI, lawmakers announced yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 1, 2004
New police chief targets gang and drug activity (Jersey City, NJ): Jersey City Police anti-gang officers arrested five men on drug charges Monday in the A. Harry Moore public housing complex in what new Police Chief Robert Troy calls the "beginning of a crackdown" on gang and drug activity, officials said.
Source: New Jersey Journal Date: December 1, 2004
Three arrested in alleged stabbing near PDX school (Portland, OR): One student was stabbed and three others were arrested following a fight between two rival gangs at a southeast Portland school playground, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: December 1, 2004
Gang targeted in injunction (Fresno, CA): One of Fresno's oldest street gangs — the Parkside Bulldogs — is being targeted by a civil injunction that bans members from associating inside a "safety zone" around Roeding Park.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 1, 2004
Man arrested in shooting attempt (Farmingdale, NY): An Amityville man was arrested on charges of attempted murder after he fired several shots at three men in front of a Farmingdale apartment complex on Saturday, Nassau police said.
Source: Newsday Date: December 1, 2004
Community-based Proyecto Pastoral provides alternatives to gang membership (Los Angeles, CA) : There are estimated 200,000 gang members in Los Angeles, California. Law enforcement officials say gangs account for as much as half of all violent crimes committed there, and are considered the number-one law enforcement problem in Los Angeles.
Source: Voice of America News Date: December 1, 2004
Violent crime targeted (Denver, CO): The FBI and 13 Denver-area law enforcement agencies have formed a task force to combat gang and other violent crime, officials said Tuesday. The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force - the first of its kind in the nation - will pool federal, state and local resources to investigate and prosecute repeat violent offenders.
Source: Rocky Mountain News Date: December 1, 2004
Cell phone seized in gang probe (Sterling, VA): Investigators seized a cell phone from a Dominion High School student’s locker because they believe he was recently recruited by the notorious MS-13 gang.
Source: Leesburg Today Date: December 1, 2004
Navajo gang expert offers solutions (Navajo Indian Reservation, AZ): When Jared Lewis, a former officer with the Modesto Police Department in California and currently an expert on gang activity, went to the Navajo Reservation a few years ago for research purposes he emerged stunned.
Source: Native Times Date: December 1, 2004
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