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Attorneys offer free advice to alleged gang members (Vista, CA): Several North County criminal defense attorneys are offering to provide free legal advice to alleged gang members named in a civil gang injunction that restricts their activities in Vista, attorneys said Wednesday.
Source: North County Times Date: September 21, 2005
Woodbridge prison guests attack inmates (Woodbridge, NJ): They call the program at East Jersey State Prison "Scared Straight." But yesterday the group lesson that attempts to shock young offenders into staying out of prison backfired when three "guests" listening to the hardened inmates attacked two of them, badly beating one, authorities said.
Source: Home News Tribune Date: September 21, 2005
Sheriff tries to tame gang activity (Tampa, FL): Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee wants Tampa and its neighboring communities to be different. Gee wants the metropolitan allure without those big city issues.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: September 20, 2005
Shirts with gang names appearing in stores (Minneapolis, MN): In some parts of Minneapolis, gang-related graffiti is not hard to find. Gang names on the outside of buildings is a bad sign, but just as troubling to some is what is showing up inside of stores: shirts bearing the names of gangs.
Source: WCCO 4 News Date: September 20, 2005
Police say Monday gunbattle in Bayview District was gang-related (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police say a gunbattle in the city's Bayview district that left one man dead and three others wounded was gang-related.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: September 20, 2005
Deputies target gang-related grafitti (Carson City, NV): Summer vacation in Carson City ended with a surge in graffiti, so the Carson City Sheriff's Office is sending out its gang unit for patrol and undercover surveillance to slow it down.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 20, 2005
Richmond cops seek 'triggerman' (Richmond, CA): Police announced Tuesday they are seeking a 20-year-old parolee in connection with several recent shootings and homicides.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 20, 2005
Task force takes war on gangs to county (Hillsborough County, FL): A sustained assault on street gangs in northwest Hillsborough County by a task force made up of federal agents and county deputies resulted in the arrest of more than 100 suspected gang members and the seizure of nearly $1 million in property.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: September 20, 2005
Police nab Latin Kings gang member (Providence, RI): Due to a chance encounter, the police say they have apprehended the last of the Almighty Latin Kings gang wanted in Operation Royal Flush, a large-scale drug-trafficking investigation.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: September 19, 2005
Bystander hit by gang crossfire (Gresham, OR): A woman was sitting in a chair eating Sunday when she was hit by crossfire from two rival gangs.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: September 19, 2005
The gang scene in Madison (Madison, WI): They seem almost as if they were randomly plucked from Madison's streets - the mother of a 9-month-old baby, the National Honor Roll graduate, the 16-year-old son of a University of Wisconsin Medical School professor.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: September 19, 2005
U.S. finds new way to target gangs (Milwaukee, WI): Federal officials are using a new weapon to target a violent street gang on the city's south side: immigration.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: September 19, 2005
Santa Ana police investigate slaying for gang links (Santa Ana, CA): An 18-year-old man died Saturday after being shot once in the head in a possible gang-related attack, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: September 19, 2005
After fears of a new menace, old faces return (Corona and Elmhurst, NY): In the past few months, when Assemblyman Jose Peralta of Queens started noticing what appeared to be a growing number of gang members on the streets of Corona and Elmhurst, he turned to a solution that was effective when gangs were a problem in his district a year earlier.
Source: The New York Times Date: September 18, 2005
Principal: Gang violence spills onto LHS campus (Lompoc, CA) : Lompoc High School principal Art Diaz testified in Superior Court Friday that gangs are a serious problem on his campus, intimidating and beating up other students.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: September 18, 2005
Fertile ground for new gangs (Hartford County, MD): With the sun still an hour away from rising on a recent weekday morning, a police task force prepared to swarm the Edgewood apartments of five people accused of having ties to the notorious drug-running gang the Bloods.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: September 18, 2005
Teenager shot on Lowell porch (Lowell, MA): A 16-year-old boy sitting on a porch at a duplex was shot in the stomach last night by a gunman dressed in black.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: September 17, 2005
County seeks gang database (Redwood City, CA): The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office may create a clearinghouse for gang-related information to help combat growing gang violence.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: September 17, 2005
Two men arrested on federal gun counts (Portland, OR): Two Portland-area men with gang ties have been indicted on federal gun charges that carry penalties ranging from 15 years to life in prison.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 16, 2005
Teen held by citizens, later arrested in purse snatching (Reno, NV): A teen gang member detained by citizens after a purse snatching confessed to a second purse theft and also to robbing a rival gang member just hours earlier, reported the Regional Gang Unit.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 16, 2005
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