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Anti-gang rules go too far, students say (Kentwood, MI): Recent gang-related violence in the city has prompted school officials to issue a new list of anti-gang rules.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: March 23, 2007
Arrests target gang violence in Lake Elsinore, nearby areas (Lake Elsinore, CA): Gang investigators arrested six people and served four search warrants this week in Lake Elsinore and nearby areas of Riverside County in response to numerous assaults and other recent crimes involving a Lake Elsinore street gang, authorities said.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: March 23, 2007
Gangs seeking younger recruits (Washington): A shooting near a South Sound middle school involved young members of the gang the Bloods, legislators were told Thursday.
Source: The Olympian Date: March 23, 2007
Gangs moving in, police chief says (Fort Pierce, FL): Fort Pierce Police Chief Sean Baldwin said he's seen an increase in the number of gangs forming in the city in recent years, mainly because members and leaders from hardcore gangs in larger cities, such as Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Chicago are moving to this area.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: March 22, 2007
Beach Bums bar is a hotbed of gang activity (Apple Valley, CA): After setting out to simply gather information on a problem nightclub, authorities instead arrested four individuals, witnessed a large fight, recovered three weapons and nearly an ounce of marijuana.
Source: The Daily Press Date: March 22, 2007
Cops: Boy caught in gang violence (Chicago, IL): An alleged gang member firing at a rival on the street instead wounded a 15-year-old boy walking to a South Side high school this morning, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 22, 2007
Resurgence of young gangs seen across the state (Olympia, WA): The writing's on the wall -- and on the windows of small-town shops and all over the Internet -- and it says street gang activity is on the rise again.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: March 22, 2007
Gang activity concerns East Albany neighborhood (Albany, GA): Forty-three year old Jack Camp was the courtesy officer at Regency Club Apartments where he was shot. Residents there have new worries about gang activity in their neighborhood.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: March 22, 2007
Board delays budget request for anti-gang unit (Lake Elsinore, CA): Riverside County financial managers are looking for ways to beef up anti-gang operations after the county's governing board put off a rare midyear request for more funding.
Source: North County Times Date: March 22, 2007
Lawmakers vow to push for tougher punishment in gang crimes (Mesa, AZ): State legislators have vowed to wage a counterattack on rising gang activity across Arizona and craft bills that would increase punishments for gang-related crimes.
Source: KTAR 92.3 News Date: March 21, 2007
14 homes raided in wake of deadly drive-by (Hayward, CA): Even as the family of 4-year-old Datasha Wilson prepared to remember her at a wake Tuesday evening, police raided 14 houses in a large anti-gang operation they said was related to her death in a drive-by shooting March 5.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 21, 2007
Teen gunned down near home (Fort Pierce, FL): Fifteen-year-old Charles Jones, known as Boobie among family and C.J. among friends, almost made it home when he fell Monday night.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: March 21, 2007
Gang activity spreading to Nipomo, official says (Nipomo, CA): Gang-related crime in Santa Maria appears to be "crossing over" to Nipomo, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's official speculated Tuesday as the department's gang task force investigated Nipomo's second drive-by shooting in two months.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: March 21, 2007
From social club to street gang (Canoga Park, AL): It started as a social club in the 1930s for Latino farmworkers in the western San Fernando Valley. Over the years, it evolved into a car club, paralleling America's infatuation with the automobile.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 21, 2007
Governor in Fresno to discuss gang problem with city leaders (Fresno, CA): Right now, Governor Schwarzenegger is meeting with Fresno City Leaders to talk about how to fight one of the Valley's worst crime problems...Gangs.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: March 21, 2007
Gangs in Roselle Park are a reality (Roselle Park, NJ): When Democrats in Roselle Park last year insisted there was gang activity in the borough, the Republican mayor and council denied it. But documents obtained by The Star-Ledger reveal the administration reported to State Police in 2004 numerous details of gang action in the borough.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: March 21, 2007
Crime prevention call sounded (Tulsa, OK): Clergy, elected officials and police called for an end to violence as they met Monday at the park where at least 12 people were wounded in a drive-by shooting last weekend.
Source: Tulsa World Date: March 20, 2007
Pennsylvania town's police chief says illegal immigrants are headache for police (Scranton, PA): The crime rate in Hazleton declined at the same time its Hispanic population was exploding, but the numbers do not tell the whole story, the police chief testified Tuesday at a federal trial over the city's crackdown on illegal immigrants.
Source: International Herald Tribune Date: March 20, 2007
Five in custody for stabbing (Lakeport, CA): A Friday night stabbing at Library Park left one man hospitalized with serious injuries. Lakeport Police arrested five suspects in what witnesses sitting outside at the adjoining TNT On The Lake restaurant said appeared to be a gang-style attack.
Source: Lake County Record-Bee Date: March 20, 2007
Police suspect gang rivalry led to fatal chase (Indianapolis, IN): A weekend shooting and fatal car chase may have stemmed from a dispute between rival Hispanic gangs, metropolitan police said Monday.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: March 20, 2007
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