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Man shot, killed by errant bullet in Hayward (Hayward, CA): An apparent innocent bystander became Hayward's first homicide victim of the year Wednesday night when he was shot by at least one stray bullet as he came outside to check out a loud disturbance on the street between rival gang members, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 27, 2005
Mission residents air fears of escalating crime (San Francisco, CA): Residents of San Francisco's Mission neighborhood pleaded to the city's Police Commission Wednesday night for more officers to combat growing quality-of-life problems along with violence like a double homicide this weekend.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 27, 2005
Sales-tax proposal for cops gains (Los Angeles, CA): In a tenuous victory for Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton's plan to hire 1,200 officers, a divided City Council moved forward Wednesday with plans to place a one-half percent citywide sales-tax increase on the May 17 mayoral runoff ballot.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 27, 2005
Arrests made in Modesto school gang graffiti case (Modesto, CA): With the help of students, Modesto police received a major break Thursday in a widespread gang graffiti case at a Modesto high school.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: January 27, 2005
Turf war frustrates Visalians Police crack down on graffiti vandals (Visalia, CA): Walls and fences — along housing developments, parks and businesses — are more colorful these days in Visalia. But the bursts of color aren't exactly seen as a good thing, residents and police say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 27, 2005
Teens not targeted in N. Va. shooting (Alexandria, VA): The three teenagers who were shot Friday night in an Alexandria area apartment complex, including one who was killed, were probably victims of mistaken identity and not the intended targets of their assailants, sources close to the investigation said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 26, 2005
Gang symposium addresses issues of drugs, denial (Mercer County, NJ): Gang violence in New Jersey, and Mercer County specifically, was addressed at a youth gang symposium on Friday, January 21, at Mercer County Community College, which was hosted by the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission.
Source: Town Topics Date: January 26, 2005
Family says slain Va. teen was not involved in a gang (Fairfax County, VA): Three posters from the movie "Scarface," the 1983 classic starring Al Pacino, decorate the walls of Tony Campos's bedroom. A few model cars made by the 14-year-old are proudly displayed on a small dresser.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 25, 2005
Witnesses identified for injunction trial (Oxnard, CA): Those challenging an Oxnard gang injunction have identified hundreds of potential witnesses for a trial set to begin by the end of February.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: January 25, 2005
Three S.J. men arrested in fatal stabbing (San Jose, CA): Three San Jose men have been arrested in connection with the slaying of the city's first homicide victim of 2005, but authorities are releasing little information about the case.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 25, 2005
Officers scour Ceres for gang members (Ceres, CA): Officers from several Stanislaus County and state law enforcement agencies swept through Ceres on Sunday, making arrests for weapons, drugs and vehicle violations, and documenting gang members.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 25, 2005
Six charged with planning gang killings (Vista, CA): Six men who prosecutors say are members of a North County gang pleaded not guilty yesterday to accusations they plotted to kill one or more of their rivals.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 25, 2005
No room for gang turf, says Palmdale (Palmdale, CA): City officials took the first step toward enacting an ordinance aimed at blocking gangs from establishing "turf" - taking control of a neighborhood to sell drugs or intimidate residents.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 25, 2005
Gang Watch (Loudon County, VA): Gang stats: This year's newly released crime statistics reveal that gang crime has nearly tripled, but what's even more telling is what the statistics don't reveal.
Source: Loudon Times-Mirror Date: January 25, 2005
DISD hires gang specialist (Dallas, TX): The Dallas Independent School District has taken an extra measure to cut gang violence among and affecting its students.
Source: KXAS 5 News Date: January 25, 2005
State holding gangs in prison hearing (Trenton, NJ): The chairman of the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has agreed to hold hearings on gangs in state prisons and their role in a violent New Year's Eve brawl at Bayside State Prison.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: January 25, 2005
Man who fled gang violence is killed (Santa Ana, CA): Julio Cesar Ramirez moved to Santa Ana to escape the violence and gangs of "ghetto life" in Los Angeles, then later convinced his family to follow him, his sisters said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 24, 2005
Homicides escalate in Cicero (Cicero, IL): Cicero Police Supt. Wayne Johnson concedes the numbers aren't good: In 2004, Cicero police recorded the state's largest percentage jump in homicides and the lowest success rate for murder investigations.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 24, 2005
Larger FWPD gang unit sees progress (Forth Worth, TX): The Fort Worth Police Gang Unit is reporting significant progress since the City Council approved the money to add more officers.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: January 24, 2005
Dallas sees a resurgence in gang activity (Dallas, TX): The gang problem that Dallas thought it had conquered a decade ago is again on the rise, authorities say, because busted gang members have done their time and returned to the streets.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: January 23, 2005
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