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Reported gang activity on the rise (Lenoir County, NC): A recent study shows criminal gang activity is on the rise in North Carolina, including Lenoir County, where gangs have been responsible for assaults, burglaries and drug crimes.
Source: Kinston Free Press Date: July 26, 2005
Argument may have led to S. Oliver club slaying (Wichita, KS): Police say gangs were involved in the Sunday morning shooting death of Melvin Jackson at Club Dreamz, formerly Club Mexico.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: July 26, 2005
Yonkers slashing probed as possible gang attack (Yonkers, NY): Detectives yesterday were trying to determine if a weekend slashing — apparently videotaped by one of the assailants — was gang-related, police said.
Source: The Journal News Date: July 26, 2005
Compton stung by steep rise in killings (Compton, CA): Compton has recorded 44 slayings this year - more than in all of last year - putting the city of 96,000 on a pace to far surpass homicide rates in the nation's most dangerous big cities.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 25, 2005
Weekend violence leaves five dead in city (Chicago, IL): Chicago police were busy this weekend with a spate of fatal shootings and stabbings. Shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday, police went to a home in the 2500 block of West Jackson Boulevard and found a woman fatally stabbed in the neck.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 25, 2005
Police say gunmen killed one, injured one in parked car (Aurora, IL): One man was killed and another wounded when they were shot early Saturday in Aurora, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 25, 2005
Family: Killing gang-related (Staunton, VA): At 22 years old David Pannell Jr. was still trying to find his way in life. What he had was a family who loved him and a passion for rapping.
Source: The News Leader Date: July 25, 2005
D.C. program urges girls away from the streets (Washington, DC): Andre Marcucci, a D.C. police officer in the gang prevention unit, walked into the Latin American Youth Center on a recent afternoon and was thronged by teenagers from the Girls Youth Leadership Program.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 24, 2005
Man killed in suspected gang shooting (Long Beach, CA): A man was shot to death early Sunday during a baptism party in the 1400 block of East 11th Street, and police think the shooting was gang-related, an officer said.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: July 24, 2005
Strategy outlined to deal with surge in violence (Racine, WI): Just blocks from the site where three people were killed recently, the city Police Department and mayor's office announced a strategy last week to stem the recent surge in violence that has seen 10 people killed this year.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: July 23, 2005
Suspected members of gang arrested (Lynn, MA): Four suspected members of the violent gang MS-13 were among the 10 people arrested this week in the third roundup of undocumented immigrants in the area since June, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 23, 2005
Syracuse undercover police caught in crossfire (Syracuse, NY): Police officers usually arrive at a scene after the bullets have flown. Thursday night, they were front and center, caught in what police believe was a gang conflict.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: July 23, 2005
O. C. gang members drop 38%, D. A. says (Orange County, CA): The number of gang members in Orange County has dropped by more than a third since 1995, according to an analysis of gang activity that at least one expert says could be misleading.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 22, 2005
Hispanics fearful of federal gang investigation (Shelby County, AL): Fear runs deep in Shelby County's Hispanic communities this week as a federal gang investigation continues, bringing agents to neighborhoods largely left alone in previous immigration roundups, advocates said Thursday.
Source: The Birmingham News Date: July 22, 2005
Murders drop in Paterson (Paterson, NJ): With a handful of violent gangsters dead or in jail and police targeting specific areas, murders in Paterson fell 50 percent last year, well above the 3 percent statewide decline, according to the annual state crime report released Thursday.
Source: Herald News Date: July 22, 2005
Latino street gangs a major law issue in US (Washington, DC): Street gangs have existed in the United States since the 1800s. But in the last few years, street gangs have grown more violent, more numerous and more widespread, from the big cities to rural areas.
Source: Voice of America News Date: July 22, 2005
LA police say two gang members linked to freeway shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Police have charged one gang member and identified another as a suspect in the fatal March freeway shooting of a 20 year-old college student, officials announced Friday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 22, 2005
Gang violence caught on tape (Fort Worth, TX): A remarkable surveillance video obtained by News 8 illustrates the ferocity of gang violence in North Texas.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: July 22, 2005
'Trigger Lock' law helps cut gang-related killings in half (San Francisco, CA): The number of killings in San Francisco attributed to gangs in largely African American neighborhoods has dropped by more than 50 percent so far this year from 2004, thanks in part to intervention by federal law enforcement, police officials said Wednesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: July 21, 2005
22 in gang busted (Suffolk County, NY): A yearlong investigation of a Brentwood-based chapter of the Latin Kings street gang has ended with the arrests of 22 alleged members and associates - including the top three leaders - on drug and weapons charges, Suffolk investigators said yesterday.
Source: Newsday Date: July 21, 2005
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