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Toledo gang unit's focus shifts toward crime suppression (Toledo, OH): They call this "babysitting" - these critical hours just after Toledo's schools close for the day and teenagers, pumped with energy and hype, spill into the streets.
Source: The Blade Date: October 23, 2005
Gang bill passes Senate (Fall River, MA): After two years of tough talk on gangs and witness protection, the state Senate took action on the issue Thursday when it unanimously approved a sweeping $11.75 million anti-gang initiative.
Source: The Herald News Date: October 23, 2005
Port St. Lucie police eye gang activity (Port St. Lucie, FL): Members of notorious gangs such as Sur 13 call the city home and attend local schools, but they haven't masterminded any especially significant crimes in Port St. Lucie, law enforcement officials said in recent interviews.
Source: The Stuart News Date: October 23, 2005
Lowell's gang problems noted in state's youth summit (Boston, MA): The problem of youth gang violence in cities like Lowell is deep-rooted, and stems from complicated problems such as a reduction in community-based social services and a breakdown in the family structure, law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: October 22, 2005
Wake County leaders, citizens address gang problem (Wake County, NC): Wake County has a gang problem, according to county and state leaders. The latest survey of law enforcement officials conducted by the Governor's Crime Commission revealed that Wake County has 1,753 gang members, which is the highest in North Carolina. Mecklenburg County has 1,739, and Durham County 1,620.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: October 22, 2005
Anti-gang solutions sought (Redwood City, CA): Clustered together in small groups, neighbors spent close to two hours Friday night brainstorming solutions aimed at working with police and getting gang violence off their streets.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: October 22, 2005
Gang graffiti believed found at Rossi School (Vineland, NJ): Police were investigating whether vandalism and possibly gang-related graffiti discovered Friday at Rossi Intermediate School is related to a similar crime that occurred in July.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: October 22, 2005
School shooting the latest in string of violence in Saginaw (Saginaw, MI): Students scrambled to safety after a sophomore at Saginaw High School opened fire on another boy during lunch hour, dealing another blow to a school that is contending with a burgeoning amount of violence.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: October 21, 2005
Gangs spread to small towns (Clayton, NC): Sixteen-year-old Daniel Sosa sneaked around Clayton in the dark of night this month to spray-paint the public pool, a new home and an abandoned grocery store with his gang's name "CB 13" and "Bullet," his nickname on the east side of town, say Sosa's family and police.
Source: The News & Observer Date: October 21, 2005
Three MS-13 members held after cross-country effort (Vienna, VA): Three suspected MS-13 gang members were arrested in Vienna, Va., Wednesday night after police tracked their activity among Los Angeles, Massachusetts and Virginia for five months.
Source: The Washington Times Date: October 21, 2005
'Fresno Uncensored' video trips alleged drug dealer (Fresno, CA): One of the stars of a video portraying illegal street gang life in this Central Valley city is behind bars after investigators used the film to tie him to drug and firearms trafficking charges, federal prosecutors said Friday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: October 21, 2005
Schools trying to head off violence (El Cajon, CA): Violence and rumors of violence at three East County high schools have prompted large-scale law enforcement responses in recent weeks, according to police.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: October 21, 2005
Combatting gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): With an appropriate swiftness and sense of urgency, the Los Angeles Police Department has swept through several of the city's key neighborhoods, in a concerted campaign against L.A.'s street gangs.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: October 20, 2005
Officials concerned about gang activity (La Crosse, WI): While there is concern gang-related activity might be increasing in the La Crosse area, there is no indication large numbers of teenagers are involved, La Crosse Police Chief Ed Kondracki said.
Source: The La Crosse Tribune Date: October 20, 2005
Manchester gang suspects ordered into federal custody (Manchester, PA): Three suspected members of a North Side street gang arrested over the weekend on gun and drug charges were ordered held in custody yesterday by a federal magistrate.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: October 20, 2005
Residents invited to attend meeting on gang violence (Redwood City, CA): In light of a recent rise in gang violence throughout San Mateo County, Redwood City will hold a neighborhood meeting today to discuss community safety and gang activity.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: October 20, 2005
Manchester gang members held on drug, gun charges (Manchester, PA): Authorities have arrested the leader of a North Side street gang, his grandmother and several suspected gang members, alleging they all conspired to traffic heroin and purchase guns illegally to defend their territory.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: October 19, 2005
Teens arrested with guns, knives suspected of gang activity (Bozeman, MT): Police arrested five male teenagers for breaking into vehicles on the city's south side Monday and concluded that the boys were all members of a Bozeman street gang.
Source: The Bozeman Daily Chronicle Date: October 19, 2005
SIC holding Rochester hearing on gang activity (Rochester, NY): The State of New York Commission of Investigation (SIC) will be conducting two public hearings on "Combating Gang Activity in New York State."
Source: North Country Gazette Date: October 19, 2005
Toledo gang problem is growing (Toledo, OH): The police chief has decided not to talk about the gang problem. A former Toledo gang task force officer believes the gang problem is growing.
Source: WTVG ABC 13 News Date: October 19, 2005
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