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Hispanic gangs bring feud, violence to Nashville streets (Nashville, TN): Not until she watched the mourners who filed by her stepson's casket did Kathy Magallanes let herself consider that the sweet teenager everyone called "Smiley" might have been a gang member.
Source: Gallatin News Examiner Date: October 15, 2006
Teens charged with gang participation (Woodbridge, VA): Fourteen alleged members of the Bloods street gang were charged with gang participation around 5:30 p.m. Friday after they beat up a Hispanic boy, said 1st Sgt. Greg Pass, supervisor of the Prince William police gang unit.
Source: The Potomac News Date: October 15, 2006
Rising young gang recruit figures spurs police to action (Riviera Beach, FL): It's not yet dark when a teenager no older than 16 passes a baggie to a woman in a pickup truck. Slipping a bill into his pocket, he rejoins other boys standing on a corner a block from Washington Elementary.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: October 14, 2006
Gang motive eyed in teen's stabbing (Long Island, NY): A teenager was stabbed in Brentwood Friday in what a school district official believes may have been a random act of violence by youths seeking admission into an outlaw gang.
Source: Newsday Date: October 14, 2006
Aiken County sees escalation in gang activity (Aiken County, SC): More police in South Carolina's rural counties are finding themselves fighting what used to be a metropolitan problem - gangs.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: October 14, 2006
USM awarded grant to help combat gangs (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg's efforts to battle its growing gang problem got a boost Friday when the University of Southern Mississippi received a $750,000 grant.
Source: The Hattiesburg American Date: October 14, 2006
Yonkers cops face public questions (Yonkers, NY): The city of Yonkers Violence and Gang Prevention Coalition met yesterday to discuss youth violence, but recent public complaints about aggressive policing dominated the discussion.
Source: The Journal News Date: October 13, 2006
Assemblyman: Help kids escape gangs (Bergen County, NJ): Assemblyman Gordon Johnson wants to create a state version of the federal witness protection program to help young gang members escape the threat of violence.
Source: The Record Date: October 13, 2006
Gang leader could get life for running drug conspiracy (Chicago, IL): A gang leader who authorities say controlled the flow of narcotics on dozens of city street corners is facing the possibility of life in prison following his conviction on drug conspiracy charges.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat Date: October 13, 2006
30 accused of drug dealing in Albany gang case (Albany, NY): Federal prosecutors charged 30 people with distributing crack cocaine and marijuana, most as members of an Albany street gang called Jungle Junkies.
Source: Newsday Date: October 13, 2006
Police note gang-related street robberies (Carlsbad, CA): Police are investigating a cluster of street robberies at Carlsbad's beaches and downtown areas that they believe to be gang-related, police Lt. Bill Rowland said.
Source: North County Times Date: October 13, 2006
Church party turns into riot (North Bergen, NJ): North Bergen police are searching for two Hispanic males, possibly from a West New York street gang, who allegedly stabbed as many as six young men during a party Saturday at a North Bergen church where underage drinking was apparently taking place.
Source: Hudson Reporter Date: October 13, 2006
Rockland drug gang bust nets 53 arrests (Hillcrest, NY): Police said they arrested 53 suspected drug dealers in Rockland County, and confiscated more than $100,000 worth of crack and cocaine, and seized five guns.
Source: WNBC Channel 4 News Date: October 13, 2006
Gang spill-over worrying officials (Creedmoor, NC): Mayor Darryl Moss is concerned that gang activity is spilling over from Durham into his southern Granville County town.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: October 13, 2006
Gang graffiti give officials plenty to worry about (Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN): Art taggers are only part of the graffiti problem, in the eyes of Twin Cities officials. For some, gang graffiti are a greater concern.
Source: Star Tribune Date: October 13, 2006
Rockland drug gang busted (Hillcrest, NY): Police say they arrested 53 suspected drug dealers in Rockland County and confiscated more than $100,000 worth of crack and cocaine, and seized five guns.
Source: 1010 Wins Date: October 13, 2006
Official: Parents key in shielding kids from gangs (Long Branch, NJ): Parents need to take more responsibility for keeping children safe from the influence of gangs, which remain a real threat throughout Monmouth County and the state, Prosecutor Luis A. Valentin said.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: October 13, 2006
City wants talk with graffiti vigilante (Portland, OR): City Hall wants to find a man considered a vigilante for his campaign to discourage graffiti. The man, who goes by the names "Pete" and "Nascar Dad" on an Internet blog, covers up the work of graffiti "taggers," then posts before and after photographs on his Web site.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 12, 2006
Police sweep nets 43 drug suspects in Lake Worth (Lake Worth, FL): Even people police say are gang members cry when they're arrested. On Wednesday, that's what happened with Jose Garcia, alleged by police to be a Top 6 gang member and one of 43 suspects involved in cocaine sales in the city during a two-day sting.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: October 12, 2006
Grade school gang issue addressed (Chicago, IL): Suburban schools used to have to worry about gang members and wannabes starting in middle school. Now the battle to deter gang recruitment and drug selling on campus starts in elementary school.
Source: Daily Herald Date: October 12, 2006
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