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Boys, 14 and 15, held in drive-by (North Hills, CA): In a sign that the San Fernando Valley's surge in gang violence could be drawing in younger members, police said they arrested a 15-year-old triggerman and his 14-year-old accomplice Wednesday after a drive-by shooting that seriously injured a 12-year-old and two of his teenage friends.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: November 8, 2006
Student accused of fighting in gang brawl tells story (Memphis, TN): Byron Wheeler hasn't even graduated high school and already he's in trouble with the law. "I'm not affiliated with a gang. Not a Vice Lord, not a Gangster Disciple. Nothing," clarifies Byron Wheeler.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: November 8, 2006
Gang unit arrests tied to robberies (Merced, CA): Fourteen people were arrested over the weekend by Merced Police Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit officers while eight search warrants were served locally.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: November 7, 2006
Fort Smith: Shooting of 19-year-old likely gang-related , police say (Fort Smith, AR): A weekend drive-by shooting that left one man in critical condition was gang-related, Fort Smith police suspect.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: November 7, 2006
First graffiti, then gangs? (Norco, CA): The name - which is used by a notorious Los Angeles-based gang - has been spray-painted onto public and private property in Norco, creating concern among some citizens and attracting the attention of law enforcement officials.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: November 7, 2006
Youth hurt in gang-related shooting in Elkhart County (Elkhart County, IN): Sixteen-year-old Paul Garcia had only been in Goshen about two weeks before being shot in the back during an apparent gang shooting early Sunday morning.
Source: South Bend Tribune Date: November 7, 2006
Gang link in slaying at party (Raleigh, NC): Before Jamieson Jamal Tuck left his aunt's house Oct. 29, he expressed reservations about being a member of the Bloods street gang.
Source: The News & Observer Date: November 6, 2006
Rise in juvenile felony robberies could presage increase in other crime (New York, NY): Juveniles are getting arrested for felony robberies at a rapidly rising rate, the latest police statistics show. Some experts believe the data shows a need for the city to focus more resources on after-school and work placement programs for residents under the age of 16.
Source: The New York Sun Date: November 6, 2006
Council to weigh anti-gang funding (Albany, NY): The school district will soon introduce gang prevention at the high school and could expand it to the middle schools, according to Superintendent Eva Joseph.
Source: Times Union Date: November 6, 2006
Gang suspects arrested (Visalia, CA): Members of the Joint Agencies Task Force made three arrests of organized gang suspects, law enforcement agencies reported Saturday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: November 6, 2006
MySpace: A place for gangs (Victorville, CA): Myspace. com calls itself "a place for friends." But it’s also a place for gangs, and now, a place for detectives trying to tackle those gangs.
Source: The Daily Press Date: November 5, 2006
Keep it real: Just say no to gangs (Hallandale Beach, FL): Students at Hallandale High School said that on any given day, members of the "80 Babies" gang stand near the hallways and cafeteria of the school, dressed in black, ready to bully, intimidate and pick fights with others.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: November 5, 2006
State police initiative targets gang violence (Harford County, MD): The Maryland State Police will start a monthlong effort to help combat gang-related violence along U.S. 40 in Edgewood, with 10 additional troopers joining Harford County sheriff's deputies and focusing on drug traffic, drunken driving, stolen vehicles and illegal weapons.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: November 5, 2006
Boy, 14, wounded in gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A 14-year-old boy shot in a gang-related attack in South Los Angeles was seriously wounded, police said.
Source: CBS 2 News Date: November 5, 2006
Gangs swell, police respond (St. Paul, MN): Police arrested nine students this week at St. Paul's Harding High School after the latest skirmish in an apparent ongoing feud between two rival gangs.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: November 4, 2006
Feds vow to fight gangs (Hamilton, NJ): Calling gang members the mobsters of the 21st century, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie on Friday pledged federal firepower to help local officials break up New Jersey's fast-growing street crews.
Source: The Record Date: November 4, 2006
Fresno targets Bulldog gang (Fresno, CA): Jerry Dyer wants the Bulldogs out of business. The Fresno police chief announced Thursday the creation of a new task force that will have a single objective: to wipe out Fresno's largest and most disruptive gang.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: November 3, 2006
Feud hampers anti-gang strategy (Baltimore, MD): The feud between the Baltimore state's attorney and Mayor Martin O'Malley has led to an early hurdle in the effort by public officials to develop a unified anti-gang strategy for the city.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: November 3, 2006
Police nab cunning gang leader (Chicago, IL): Chicago police have arrested a man they believe is a key player in a 10-month drug war between two rival street gangs that has resulted in at least 19 deaths.
Source: Political Gateway Date: November 3, 2006
Inmate cut with blade in jail fight (Burke County, NC): A man who was sliced repeatedly with a razor blade Monday in what authorities called a gang-related jail fight returned to a Salisbury prison Tuesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: November 3, 2006
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