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Possible gang chase ends in fatal wreck (Greeley, CO): Greeley police responded to a fatal crash Tuesday night that may be gang related. Joseph Ramirez, 18, of Greeley was pronounced dead at North Colorado Medical Center, according to Weld County Coroner's Office investigator Tom Shimp.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: August 31, 2005
Cities unsure if they'll pitch in for Gang Strike Force (St. Cloud, MN): A plan for four area cities to share funding for a fifth officer on the regional Gang Strike Force is up in the air, as only Sartell and Waite Park officials have endorsed the plan so far.
Source: St. Cloud Times Date: August 31, 2005
Gang activity suspected in Santa Rosa shooting (Santa Rosa, CA): A 14-year-old boy walking home from school was shot in a Santa Rosa hotel parking lot Tuesday by another teenager in what was believed to be a gang-related attack, Santa Rosa police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 31, 2005
Details on gang emerge in court (Maryland): One suspect attended meetings where fellow gang members plotted to kill a police officer, another directed an attack that left a teenage girl dead and a third was "smack dab in the middle of two homicides," a federal prosecutor said yesterday, urging a judge not to release on bond those alleged members of a violent Latino gang indicted in Maryland last week.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 30, 2005
Three dozen members of notorious gang arrested (Denver, CO): Authorities say 35 gang members will no longer terrorize the metro area after a gang round-up Monday. Four hundred local officers, deputies, and federal agents hit the streets Monday searching for members of the street gang called Gallant Knights Insane.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: August 30, 2005
Schools confront gang violence (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County public school students returned to classes yesterday with visits from County Executive Douglas M. Duncan and Superintendent Jerry D. Weast - and under a strong police presence.
Source: The Washington Times Date: August 30, 2005
Stabbing may be gang-related (Orange County, FL): Orange County sheriff's investigators are seeking more than a dozen people involved in the apparent gang-related stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in east Orange County.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: August 30, 2005
Gang fight havoc on Rogers Lane (Gilroy, CA): A local man was arrested for attempted murder after he stabbed a man in a fight off Rogers Lane, police said.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: August 30, 2005
Suspected gang members rounded up in Seattle (Seattle, WA): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents last week rounded up 24 alleged members of the violent Central American street gang MS-13 in the Seattle area.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 30, 2005
Gangs 'louder, more noticeable' (Noblesville, IN): Gang activity in Hamilton County is not a rampant problem but it's also not one that's going away anytime soon, said Sgt. Robb Gunn, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department point man for gang activity in the Juvenile Detention Center.
Source: The Nobelsville Ledger Date: August 30, 2005
New approach taken in battle against gang violence (Virginia Beach, VA): Street violence forced Jacqueline McDonald to bury two sons. A friend’s son was killed by men who called themselves gangsters. And now, mothers tell McDonald they fear their children will get involved with street gangs.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: August 30, 2005
It's back to school, with focus on gangs (Washington, DC): When students return to school across the Washington area this morning, they will find teachers trained to recognize gang symbols, counselors coached to intervene more quickly with troubled students and police officers stationed in more high schools.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 29, 2005
Team combats county gang activity (Solano County, CA): Burgeoning gang crime has given the Solano County District Attorney's Office one of its biggest prosecution challenges of the past decade.
Source: Times-Herald Date: August 29, 2005
Four injured in suspected Lowell gang shooting (Lowell, MA): A suspected gang-related shooting in the city's Lower Highlands neighborhood early yesterday morning left four people with minor injuries, police said.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: August 29, 2005
17 people injured during jail riot (Mineral Wells, TX): About 200 inmates - some armed with broom handles, sticks and boards - rioted at a privately run prison in Mineral Wells late Saturday and early Sunday, leaving 17 people injured, law enforcement officials said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: August 29, 2005
Man wanted in Spanaway gang killing caught in Atlantic city, N.J. (Tacoma, WA): A man sought in an apparent gang-related killing last month has been arrested after being found sleeping on the couch at his father's home in Atlantic City, N.J., Pierce County officials said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 29, 2005
Chicago police say white T-shirt is new gang symbol (Chicago, IL): Forget all that talk about gang colors. Police in Chicago say the plain white T-shirt is the latest in gang-member attire.
Source: WQAD 8 News Date: August 29, 2005
Feds arrest 30 members of gang (Rome, GA): Thirty members of a gang alleged to have distributed drugs and charged with at least five murders in the past year were arrested over the weekend by federal agents, the U.S. attorney announced this afternoon in Rome.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 29, 2005
Gang statistics flawed (Aurora, CO): Getting a clear picture of the metro area's current gang problem isn't easy. Aurora police Lt. Jim Welton, head of the multiagency Metro Gang Task Force, sees a "cyclical" problem that is difficult to assess because of inaccurate or indifferent record keeping.
Source: Rocky Mountain News Date: August 29, 2005
Statute first used against Mafia now Is key in fighting gangs (Maryland): The federal racketeering case brought against the violent Mara Salvatrucha gang in Maryland last week is the latest in a string of prosecutions across the country employing a legal weapon originally devised to take down Mafia crime families.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 28, 2005
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