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Police find it pays to trail gangs' online swagger (Bergen County, NJ): During questioning at the Bergen County Jail, an inmate facing felony charges adamantly denied he was in a gang.
Source: The Record Date: May 1, 2006
Victorville responds to growing violence (Victorville, CA): Responding to growing gang violence, the Victorville City Council plans to immediately add nine new sheriff’s deputies — a 17 percent increase.
Source: Daily Press Date: April 30, 2006
Officers say most Canyon County residents aren't at risk (Caldwell, ID): The increase of gang and drug-related crime has made Canyon County seem a little more C-S-I than Mayberry these days.
Source: KPVI Channel 6 News Date: April 30, 2006
Police target violent new gang of middle schoolers (Virginia Beach, VA): Police on Thursday raided a townhome looking for a stolen bicycle and evidence detailing the workings of a new and violent gang populated by middle-school students, according to court records.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3 Date: April 30, 2006
More held in double slaying (Banning, CA): A Beaumont man was charged with murder and police arrested a Cherry Valley woman Friday in connection with a gang-related double homicide still under investigation in Banning.
Source: The Sun Date: April 29, 2006
Police: Arlington shooting was gang-related (Arlington, VA): Police say a fatal shooting Thursday night in Arlington was gang-related. Police say 18-year-old Julio Bonilla, of Arlington, was killed, and a 17-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries.
Source: WTOP News Date: April 29, 2006
Second teen arrested on gang charges (Charlottesville, VA): Charlottesville police on Friday arrested another suspect in the brutal gang beatings of two teenagers.
Source: The Daily Progress Date: April 29, 2006
Injunction has community feeling handcuffed (Los Angeles, CA): Jordan Downs is a close-knit community where parking lots double as playgrounds for swarms of rambunctious kids, grown men call older women "auntie," and neighbors trust one another enough to wander in and out of each other's unlocked homes.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 28, 2006
Law enforcement discuss gang activity (Louisiana): Members of some nationally affiliated gangs are coming to Louisiana to look for work following Hurricane Katrina, to find new members and to continue their lives of drugs and violence, officials said Thursday.
Source: The Advocate Date: April 28, 2006
What state laws do to curb gangs (Tacoma, WA): Nationally, trends in anti-gang laws follow two paths. They come from Chicago and California, the nation’s gang strongholds.
Source: The News Tribune Date: April 28, 2006
Woman charged with gang offense (Chesterfield County, VA): A young Chesterfield County woman is charged with participating in a criminal street gang known as the "Crips," an apparently localized version of the notorious Los Angeles-based gang.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: April 28, 2006
Stain spreads on desert sands (San Bernardino County, CA): Gang members are infiltrating the High Desert at an alarming pace, affecting the crime rate as population swells, authorities said.
Source: The Sun Date: April 27, 2006
Inmate dies after weekend stabbing at Cook County Jail (Cook County, IL): A Cook County Jail inmate who had been stabbed in the back of the head during a weekend brawl in the maximum security unit died Wednesday morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 27, 2006
LA program aims to put gang members in jobs (Sacramento, CA): Gang members go to the Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J., with skills in fighting, stealing and detecting the slightest trace of disrespect.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 27, 2006
Three charged with new anti-gang statute (Suffolk, VA): For the first time in Suffolk, three men have been charged with a state law that specifically cites street gang affiliation.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: April 27, 2006
Slaying believed related to gangs (Lakewood, NJ): Murder victim Terry Jackson may be the latest victim of gang violence, police said. Authorities believe he may have been killed in what is turning out to be a turf war over control of the High Point Condominiums.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: April 27, 2006
Pitt groups get grants for gang prevention (Pitt County, NC): More than $370,000 in grants awarded to Pitt County recently is expected to aid five agencies in efforts to prevent and reduce gang violence in the area.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: April 27, 2006
Anti-gang measure finds audience (Milwaukee, WI): An anti-gang loitering ordinance that lost its way in Milwaukee found a home for debate in Cudahy, where residents have been invited by an alderman advocating its passage to discuss it at a town hall meeting tonight.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: April 26, 2006
Pomona gang has two options after sweep, chief says (Pomona, CA): Following a gang sweep that netted nearly 60 arrests, the void left in the hierarchy of the Pomona 12th Street Sharkies will produce one of two things, law enforcement officials and youth activists said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: April 26, 2006
Police: Shot men are gang members (Chapel Hill, NC): Two men shot Sunday after the Apple Chill street fair belong to a Durham gang called the 9-Trey Bloods, police said Tuesday.
Source: Chapel Hill News Date: April 26, 2006
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