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Cops: Salem teen fatally shot in Lynn `ran' with gangs (Lynn, MA): A Salem teenager who was shot to death in Lynn Wednesday was well known to North Shore police and associated with Lynn gangbangers who are being eyed in connection with his murder, sources said.
Source: Boston Herald Date: February 11, 2005
24 illegal immigrants nabbed in federal operation (Chicago, IL): Two dozen illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds could be deported or prosecuted after their arrests this week by federal authorities and suburban police, officials said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 11, 2005
House approves measure against gang recruitment (Santa Fe, NM): A proposal to crack down on criminal street gangs was approved Wednesday by the House. The measure would make it a crime to recruit someone to join a gang.
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican Date: February 10, 2005
Some in Seaside worried about gang graffiti (Seaside, CA): The red scrawls on the sides of several buildings on Broadway Avenue one recent morning were unmistakable: Gang tags. In recent weeks there has been an upsurge in gang-laced graffiti on Seaside streets.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: February 10, 2005
Injunction targets West Sac street gang (Sacramento, CA): Fed up with three generations of crime by the Broderick Boys in West Sacramento, authorities in Yolo County went to court to launch a rigorous crackdown on the 350-member gang.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 10, 2005
Three men accused of shooting at councilman's home (Fort Worth, TX): Three suspected gang members have been charged in a drive-by shooting at a city councilman's house last summer.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: February 10, 2005
Signs of trouble (Lynn, MA): With 20 major gangs operating within its borders, Lynn is emerging as the gang capital of the northern suburbs, according to local law enforcement, with police identifying at least 1,600 gang members in the city - up from 1,300 four years ago.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: February 10, 2005
Another teen arrested, one more sought in Lowell gang-beating (Lowell, MA): Police were waiting yesterday to make a third arrest connected to Tuesday's savage beating of a 21-year-old man on a Highlands street.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: February 10, 2005
State Rep. to sponsor gang prevention bill (Greeneville, SC): Police said Thursday that the 19 men involved in the "rehabbing" incidents where alleged drug dealers were beaten will be charged with lynching. South Carolina doesn't have a specific state law to prosecute gang violence, so state Rep. Bob Leach said he is sponsoring one.
Source: WYFF 4 News Date: February 10, 2005
Five arrested in St. John's gang crackdown (Portland, OR): Police raided five homes and apartments in a section of North Portland early Thursday in a crackdown on gang activity, seizing three illegal guns and arresting five people on charges ranging from gun violations to attempted murder.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: February 10, 2005
Man charged in death of gang member (Buffalo, NY): A 19-year-old Bissell Street man was charged with murder Wednesday in connection with the Jan. 5 shooting death of an out-of-town gang member, Buffalo homicide investigators reported.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: February 10, 2005
Police chief: St. Cloud cannot afford to lose gang strike force (St. Cloud, MN): St. Cloud can't afford to lose it's division of the Minnesota Gang Strike Force. That's the message Police Chief Dennis Ballantine conveyed to City Council members Monday.
Source: St. Cloud Times Date: February 9, 2005
Chief: Police seeing the payoff in focus on gangs (Fort Worth, TX): Gang arrests tripled and related crimes dropped by nearly half last year after police expanded efforts to fight gangs, Police Chief Ralph Mendoza said Tuesday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: February 9, 2005
Slain teen's mother blames school district (Pomona, CA): Maria Magdelena Urenda's life changed forever on Jan. 15. She watched helplessly from behind police lines as her 15-year-old son cried out for her.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: February 9, 2005
Police: Beating of man gang-related (Lowell, MA): A 21-year-old Lowell man was in critical condition at a Boston hospital last night, after he was taken there by medical helicopter following a beating police said was likely gang-related.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: February 9, 2005
Evidence of El Salvador gang found in Columbus (Columbus, OH): A gang that is active in El Salvador is now in the United States and in Central Ohio, NBC 4's Mike Bowersock reported.
Source: WLW-C NBC 4 Date: February 8, 2005
Murder suspect accused of repeatedly driving into crowd (Lufkin, TX): A 21-year-old man was charged with murder after police say he repeatedly drove over a group of people in a crowded parking lot outside a bar Sunday night, killing one person.
Source: Cox News Service Date: February 8, 2005
Some concerned by teenage trend of teardrop tattoos (Milwaukee, WS): When David Romo returned to Milwaukee last summer after 16 years in the federal penitentiary, he was surprised by how many young people in the city had teardrop tattoos.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: February 7, 2005
Feared Latin gang touches region (Miami, FL): Juan Celeya and Dennis Pineda, arrested on murder charges last month in the Allapattah area of Miami, sported something rarely seen in the region: Tattoos snaked around their arms and body with the letters "MS."
Source: The Miami Herald Date: February 7, 2005
West Side man fatally shot while sitting in car (Cicero, IL): A 22-year-old West Side man was killed and another person was injured Saturday in a shooting in Cicero, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 7, 2005
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