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Gang killings raise alarm with LAPD (Panorama City, CA): After two slayings in a week shattered a fragile truce between rival gangs - including a brazen shootout - the LAPD said Monday that it plans to flood the area with officers to prevent the violence from escalating.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: October 11, 2005
Shots in Oakland's showcase (Oakland, CA): It's one thing to shout "Fire!" in a crowded theater. It's quite another to actually open fire into one. Two gunmen opened fire at a pair of alleged gang rivals a week ago just outside the cinema in Oakland's Jack London Square, which was crowded with law-abiding citizens, including women and children.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 10, 2005
Police believe double shooting gang-related (Oklahoma City, OK): Police are looking for at least one person Monday after a double-shooting in Oklahoma City.
Source: KOCO 5 News Date: October 10, 2005
Gang tributes bring controversy (Holyoke, MA): For Police Chief Anthony Scott, the writing on the wall could ignite violence so he ordered that it be painted over. But for others, Scott's remedy proved just as damaging.
Source: The Republican Date: October 10, 2005
Signs of gang growth now widespread in county schools (San Mateo County, CA): It isn't the sun that makes some Redwood High School students wear sunglasses - it's the tears. So many of them have lost family and friends to gang violence, said Redwood Principal Denise Plante.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: October 10, 2005
Officials: Gangs not a problem in schools (Lakeland, FL): When several students were arrested at Bartow High two weeks ago, rumors of gangs infiltrating the school began to circulate among parents.
Source: The Ledger Date: October 10, 2005
Signs on garage could mean trouble (Cicero, IL): What may look like a simple scribble on a garage door or the side of a building can mean a lot more to Sgt. Gene Talsma.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 9, 2005
Police bust house thought to be seen in 'Fresno Uncensored' DVD (Fresno, CA): A house believed to have been used to tape a segment of the controversial DVD "Fresno Uncensored" was raided Friday after a three-month undercover probe discovered marijuana and guns being sold from the residence, Fresno police reported.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: October 9, 2005
Ex-gang member key to fed's charges (Elgin, IL): Much of evidence in the government's petition to revoke bond for 16 members of the Insane Deuces street gang is based on an unnamed cooperating witness who secretly recorded several gang meetings.
Source: The Courier-News Date: October 9, 2005
A night out with Hall's gang task force (Gainesville, GA): Nearly every street has a story for Sgt. Scott Ware of the Gainesville-Hall County Gang Task Force.
Source: The Gainesville Times Date: October 9, 2005
Santa Rosa police investigate gang shootings (Santa Rosa, CA): The Santa Rosa Police Department is investigating two gang-related shootings that occurred within an hour of each other Thursday evening.
Source: CBS 5 News Date: October 7, 2005
Taking steps to curb gang crime (Redwood City, CA): There's relatively little that residents can do to stem the rising tide of gang activity - but it's the little things that can add up to a lot.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: October 7, 2005
Shooting is latest string of gang violence (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): The shooting death of a Corona man and the wounding of another Tuesday is the latest in a string of violent gang activity in the south part of the city, sheriff's deputies say.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: October 7, 2005
Candidates offer varied plans to fight gangs (Virginia): Even as crime rates have steadily dropped, machete slashings, fatal shootings and other acts of gang violence in Northern Virginia have risen in recent years, making street gangs a prominent issue in Virginia's race for governor.
Source: The Washington Post Date: October 7, 2005
Police investigate shooting motive (Manatee County, FL): Manatee County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting they said may be gang-related.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: October 7, 2005
County battles gang activity (Cherokee County, GA): Though it's now confined to spray-painted "tags" on wooden fences and highway overpasses, growing gang activity concerns the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department to the point that officials have assigned an officer to track local gang members.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: October 6, 2005
Authorities say eastern NC drug gang brought down (Wilmington, NC): Eastern North Carolina authorities say an organization responsible for the monthly distribution of as much as a thousand pounds of marijuana and 110 pounds of cocaine has been busted.
Source: WIS 10 News Date: October 6, 2005
Boy may be charged as an adult in slaying (Chicago, IL): A 14-year-old boy may face adult murder charges because the man he is accused of shooting last month at a North Side park has died, officials said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 6, 2005
Most Wanted suspect jailed (Schenectady, NY): A New York City street gang member whose involvement in armed jewelry store heists earned him a place on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Most Wanted List has been arrested by Schenectady police, authorities said.
Source: Times Union Date: October 6, 2005
Three teens charged with murder in Bellevue beating (Bellevue, WA): Three Eastside teens were charged with murder Wednesday in the beating death of Anasticio Diaz Alvarez, 43, of Bellevue. Two of the teens, both 15, were charged in juvenile court, though prosecutors said they will seek to try the teens as adults.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: October 6, 2005
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