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Police chief says anti-gang team is vital (St. Cloud, MN): St. Cloud must maintain a task force dedicated to controlling gang-related criminal activity, whether it gets state funding next year or not.
Source: St. Cloud Times Date: August 22, 2005
North Hollywood teen killed by gang violence (North Hollywood, CA): North Hollywood gang violence claimed the life of 15-year-old Samuel Salas last Saturday night as he attempted to defend his friend. Salas and his 21-year-old friend, who is disabled, were on their way to a party at 11:00 p.m. when they were approached by gang members.
Source: LA Canyon News Date: August 21, 2005
Drive-by shootings gang-related (Oregon, WI): Last week's drive-by shooting in Oregon was a pre-emptive strike by the Crips street gang because they thought their rivals, the Bloods, were about to retaliate against them for a theft, according to court records.
Source: The Capital Times Date: August 20, 2005
Suspected gang member holds man hostage (Ontario, CA): A 27-year-old suspected gang member held a man hostage inside his own home Saturday for nearly six hours before surrendering to police.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: August 20, 2005
Gang appeal denied (Yolo County, CA): Almost four months after Yolo County Superior Court Judge Kathleen White upheld the constitutionality of the West Sacramento Gang Injunction imposed against the Broderick Boys gang, the county's Appellate Department has denied an appeal attacking the injunction's validity.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: August 20, 2005
Victorville gang sweep nets 97 arrests (Victorville, CA): When all was said and done, law-enforcement officials arrested 97 people in Thursday's gang sweep, bringing the total number of arrestees in similar operations throughout the area to 899.
Source: The Daily Press Date: August 20, 2005
Police to fight gang violence (Verona, VA): Police in the southern Shenandoah Valley have teamed up to form a regional task force to combat gang violence that has recently escalated and become deadly.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: August 20, 2005
Four charged in pool hall slaying (Lancaster, CA): Four reputed gang members, two of them teenage boys, have been charged with murder in last weekend's slaying of a 16-year-old Lancaster boy who was shot and killed while playing pool with family and friends.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 20, 2005
Kilgore visits murder site to tout anti-gang initiatives (Mount Jackson, VA): Republican candidate for governor Jerry Kilgore visited the site of one of Virginia's most brutal gang murders Friday to tout his anti-gang proposals, including legislation to make it easier to execute gang leaders who order their followers to murder.
Source: WVEC 13 News Date: August 19, 2005
Police say attack may be gang-related (Wheat Ridge, CO): The son of a Lakewood City Council candidate, who for years has tried to rid her neighborhood of gangs, was severely injured last weekend in a baseball bat attack that police say may be gang-related.
Source: Rocky Mountain News Date: August 19, 2005
Gun deaths tied to turf battles (Rubidoux, CA): A rash of fatal shootings in Rubidoux and Sunnyslope - including two in the past week - is part of a deadly escalation of gang violence in the Riverside area between black and Latino gangs, law enforcement and community leaders said Thursday.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: August 19, 2005
Slaying spotlights warring Asian gangs (Philadelphia, PA): The Bullet casings are gone and so is the yellow tape. South 16th Street looks normal again. It's been almost two weeks since a band of gunmen wearing bandana masks stormed the quiet tree-lined street blasting almost 30 bullets at a brick rowhouse, gunning for their rivals.
Source: The Inquirer Date: August 19, 2005
18-year-old shot in head over gang territory at trailer park (San Antonio, TX): A clash of colors has left an 18-year-old man critically injured with a gunshot wound to the head and a 19-year-old man in jail accused of attempted murder.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: August 19, 2005
Gang wars cut wider swath (Portland, OR): Portland police believe the recent downtown shootings are links in a larger chain of African-American gang violence in the Rose City, not the random eruptions they appeared to be.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: August 19, 2005
Conference, conviction part of regional response to gangs (Maryland): The experts had blunt and practical advice for school security personnel and other public officials from across Maryland and the District. First, they said, call a gang a gang - not, as some educators have, a "criminally oriented youth group."
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 18, 2005
U.S. is urged to stop rise of gangs before it starts (Maryland): The principals and police officers meeting at a Greenbelt high school in hopes of heading off a spike in local gang violence as the school year begins weren't the only authorities talking yesterday about the problem of Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 18, 2005
7th suspect held in Oregon drive-by (Oregon, WI): Dane County and Madison police Wednesday arrested a seventh person in the drive-by shooting that wounded three men in Oregon last week.
Source: The Capital Times Date: August 18, 2005
Spate of stabbings seen as 'statement crimes' (Prince George's and Montgomery County, MD): Law-enforcement and youth services officials say that "statement crimes" committed by Hispanic gangs to establish their presence have inspired brazen attacks, including a recent spate of stabbings and slashings in Prince George's and Montgomery counties.
Source: The Washington Times Date: August 18, 2005
Police training focuses on dealing with gangs (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati police officers got a refresher course Wednesday on gangs and how to try to break them up. The department's new gang investigations policy went into effect two weeks ago after months of talk at City Hall about whether the city had a gang problem and what to do about it.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer Date: August 18, 2005
Another Suffolk shooting leaves 52-year-old injured (Suffolk, VA): When Akeyda Hinton heard shots ring out in her downtown Suffolk neighborhood late Tuesday night, she immediately launched into her routine. "Get on the floor," Hinton said she screamed to her three children.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: August 18, 2005
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