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Second alleged gang member charged in slaying of L.A. county officer (Los Angeles, CA): A suspected gang member who is believed to be the triggerman in the slaying of an off-duty Los Angeles County police captain was charged with murder Wednesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 18, 2004
South Omaha gangs targeted (Omaha, NE): Law enforcement and community leaders responding Wednesday to an outbreak of violence in south Omaha pledged a strong police presence, more federal prosecutions and deportation of gang members who pose threats to the community.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: August 18, 2004
Panel working to solve city's gang problems (Turlock, CA): People with diverse backgrounds have come together to fix Turlock’s gang problem. The Turlock Community Collaborative gang issues committee and others discussed the issue in order to find solutions yesterday.
Source: The Turlock Journal Date: August 18, 2004
Gang unit needs officers, Lane says (Fort Worth, TX): Councilman Jim Lane renewed his call for more anti-gang funding Tuesday as city leaders began discussions on the upcoming budget. A recent flare-up of gang violence has forced residents in his north side neighborhood to stay off the streets, said Lane, whose home was hit by bullets Aug. 8 in an apparently gang-related shooting.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: August 18, 2004
Some suspects in Tuesday's drive-by shooting are found (Pomona, CA): Police went on an armed house-to-house search Wednesday, looking for three of the suspects involved in a Tuesday-night drive-by shooting that injured four people. Wednesday's search for the shooters turned up some suspects in the drive-by that injured three members of the same family.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: August 18, 2004
Activist says city getting more dangerous (Charleston, WV): A reformed drug addict and dealer who now works to prevent area children from making the same mistakes he did, said the streets of Charleston are a perilous place and becoming more dangerous all the time.
Source: Charleston Daily Mail Date: August 18, 2004
Suspects in gang beating face charges (Appleton, WI): Three people have been charged as a result of a gang-related baseball bat attack on a vehicle and its occupants Aug. 15 on Appleton’s south side. Three people inside the car were injured, and the vehicle, a Lincoln Town Car, had all of its windows smashed and the body severely damaged
Source: The Post-Crescent Date: August 18, 2004
City homicide linked to gangs (Oklahoma City, OK): A Sunday homicide in Oklahoma City has been linked to Hispanic gangs, police said Monday. Rocky Ruiz, 23, was fatally shot about 3:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of SW 17. Oklahoma City police Capt. Billy Pratt, the head of the gang enforcement unit, said the shooting is associated with Hispanic gang activity on the city's south side.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: August 17, 2004
FW declares war on gang violence (Fort Worth, TX): Fort Worth city leaders effectively declared war on violent gang crime today after new figures revealed that gang-related crime has nearly doubled over the past year. At a meeting with City Council members, Fort Worth Police Chief Ralph Mendoza said that while gang-related crime is up in the city, so are gang-related arrests.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: August 17, 2004
Gang violence suspected in drive-by shooting (Pomona, CA): A father stood stunned in his driveway Tuesday after his three sons and their friend were severely injured in a drive-by shooting that left bullet casings scattered on the driveway and police combing through the yard.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: August 17, 2004
City Hall stymies LAPD (Los Angeles, CA): City Hall bureaucracy has stymied the Los Angeles Police Department's efforts to buy a $2 million crime-fighting computer system that would help in the arrests of thousands of gang members a year and free up dozens of officers for other duties, the Daily News has learned.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 17, 2004
Violence moves police to notify parents if kids mix with gangs (San Diego, CA): In an attempt to stem rising gang violence, San Diego police will notify parents and guardians whenever their children are found associating with gangs, Assistant Chief Rulette Armstead said yesterday. "The letters will ask parents to come in and talk with us about it," she said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 17, 2004
Two men slain at Venice Beach (Venice Beach, CA): Two men were killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon in the heart of Venice Beach as thousands of beachgoers soaked in the sun and surf, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 16, 2004
One teen dead, three wounded in separate shootings (Chicago, IL): Two drive-by shootings Sunday evening left a 16-year-old boy dead and three teens injured on Chicago's South Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 16, 2004
Two killed in wave of drive-bys (Chicago, IL): A relatively peaceful period in the Chicago Police Department's Deering District ended late Saturday with a quick succession of four drive-by shootings that left two dead.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 16, 2004
A weekend wave of violence (Harlem and Brooklyn, NY): Tension over the choice of music at a Harlem party attended by rival gang members from the Bloods and Crips led to a shooting melee yesterday that injured six people, according to neighborhood residents.
Source: Newsday Date: August 16, 2004
City gangs turning to machetes, police say (Boston, MA): As a boy growing up in El Salvador, Somerville pastor Luis Morales said, he was never frightened when he saw peasant farmers with machetes hanging from their belts. For rural Salvadorans, the long knife is a basic and ubiquitous tool, as common as a Swiss Army knife is here.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 16, 2004
16-year-old boy is second victim in weekend gang-related shootings (San Diego, CA): Gangs with guns have claimed a second victim this weekend, a 16-year-old boy. Four people have been arrested in connection with a Saturday night drive-by shooting that killed Lee Smith Jr. of San Diego, San Diego Police Department said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 16, 2004
Police say 16-year-old who was shot had gang ties (Chicago, IL): Chicago police say a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot while helping his friend repair a bicycle. Police spokeswoman Alice Casanova says the shooting occurred last night (at 8658 S. Morgan St.) on the city's South Side.
Source: WQAD 8 News Date: August 16, 2004
Jobs scarce for ex-gang members (Oklahoma City, OK): Oscar Meza desperately wants a job, any job -- so long as it isn't in what he calls the "family business." Meza's mother and father are in prison for selling drugs, and the 16-year-old from Texas already has served time in a juvenile detention facility.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: August 16, 2004
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