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Suspect in LA school shooting charged with attempted murder (Los Angeles, CA): An 18-year-old suspected gang member has been charged with attempted murder in a school shooting that left a 15-year-old girl clinging to life.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 23, 2005
Inmate dies in riot at Okla. prison gym (Cushing, OK): A gang-related melee broke out Tuesday in the gymnasium of a privately run prison, with inmates flailing away with softball bats and other weapons, authorities said.
Source: The Associated Press Date: March 23, 2005
Hampton has 'proactive' gang officer (Hampton, VA): Hampton police say the city doesn't have a gang problem - at least not right now. And they want to keep it that way.
Source: The Daily Press Date: March 23, 2005
Anti-gang strategy is called a success (Sacramento, CA): Since authorities obtained a court order targeting a 350-member West Sacramento street gang known as the Broderick Boys, city police have arrested 10 members on a variety of charges and say the crackdown is working.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: March 23, 2005
Police reports show gang killings on the rise (Washington, DC): Street gang killings are on the rise again in America. The number of homicides committed by gang members declined in the late 1990s only to surge recently to more than 900 deaths a year, according to FBI records.
Source: Scripps Howard News Service Date: March 23, 2005
Three car lots linked to gangs shut down by authorities (Chicago, IL): Authorities shut down three used-car lots in Chicago Tuesday and arrested their owners on charges they laundered millions of dollars in drug profits for many of the city's largest street gangs by selling them hundreds of luxury cars for cash.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 23, 2005
Corning stabbing could be gang-related incident (Corning, CA): A 16-year-old Corning teen was the item of an apparent gang attack Monday evening. Robert Lee Bills was confronted walking north of Solano Street on Toomes Avenue by three unknown Hispanic males, which he said were in their late teens, a Corning Police Department press release said.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News Date: March 23, 2005
Shooting serves as call to action (Los Angeles, CA): Shocked into action by the shooting of a Locke High School student last week, Los Angeles city and school officials on Monday proposed creating gang-free zones around Locke and 19 other schools and said they would hire 30 new police officers to patrol the campuses and surrounding neighborhoods.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 22, 2005
Gangs breed violent cycle (Albany, NY): Turf wars between rival "baby" gang bangers are nothing new in Albany. Young teenage members of Two New Thugs (TNT) and the Black Gangsters rumbled over uptown and downtown rights four years ago.
Source: Times Union Date: March 22, 2005
Latina gangs taking hold in Portland area, police say (Portland, OR): Latina gangs are starting to establish their own turf, from Gresham to Beaverton. "It's big time," said John Sena, a member of the Clackamas County Youth Gang Task Force.
Source: The Oregonian Date: March 22, 2005
Student arrested with gun at school (Mount Pleasant, WI): A student at Racine Case High School was arrested Tuesday morning after a police officer caught him carrying an unloaded, 20-gauge sawed-off shotgun in the hallway, police said.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: March 22, 2005
Forming of East County gang unit OK'd (San Diego, CA): The Board of Supervisors today authorized the formation of a task force to combat an upswing in gang activity in San Diego's East County.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 22, 2005
Police scrambling for tips in slaying (Dallas, TX): Residents at an apartment complex in northwest Dallas got a grim reminder of the city's gang problem when a 19-year-old man playing soccer was executed in front of his friends by a teenager suspected of being a gang member.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: March 21, 2005
Man shot by police set to be served with injunction (Oxnard, CA): A man shot by Oxnard police Friday night is a Colonia Chiques gang member who will soon be served with the city’s anti-gang injunction, authorities said today.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: March 21, 2005
Gang-renous growth (Mastic, NY): The three men lay face down and handcuffed in the tiny bodega's parking lot, a swarm of six cops patting them down.
Source: New York Daily News Date: March 20, 2005
Small backcountry gang tied to Escondido crimes, authorities say (Escondido, CA): The smallest criminal gang in North County is causing problems that go well beyond its rural boundaries, authorities said this month.
Source: North County Times Date: March 20, 2005
Suspect booked into jail after man shot to death outside apartment (Salt Lake County, UT): A Salt Lake County man was gunned down outside an apartment complex Saturday morning during an argument at a small party.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 20, 2005
Drug bust nets guns, cash, cocaine, heroin (Fitchburg, MA): The State Police's Gang Unit arrested four men Friday night on weapons and drug charges after a raid on Mechanic Street.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise Date: March 20, 2005
Juvenile crime rate surges (Jackson County, KS): Serious crimes committed by Jackson County children trended downward for a decade — until last year. In 2004, the trend reversed abruptly, leaving court officials wondering what went wrong.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: March 19, 2005
Raids mark a gain in war on gangs (Los Angeles, CA): It is a "story at 11" scene likely to repeat itself more and more in coming years - the videotaped "perp walk" of gang members seized, not by local police, but by the recently formed US Department of Homeland Security.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: March 18, 2005
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