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Suspect, 23, charged in drive-by killing of boy (Lake Worth, FL): A Greenacres man has been charged with the gang-related drive-by shooting of a 14-year-old Lake Worth boy killed last month, police said. Miguel Lemus-Flores, 23, was charged with first-degree murder in the July 14 shooting of Ricardo Andres.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: August 21, 2004
Two men fight inclusion in gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): Two Oxnard men targeted in a gang injunction want a judge to exempt them from the court order. Javier Ambriz, 23, and Miguel Guillen, 21, say they are not gang members and should not be subjected to the restrictions the injunction places on the Colonia Chiques gang.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: August 21, 2004
Gang awareness seminar in Houston draws dozens (Warner Robins, GA): When Houston County police officers started tracking gang activity in the late 1990s, they were tracking as many as 15 different gangs. "I'm not saying we do not have gangs in Warner Robins currently," Warner Robins gangs intelligence Officer Karen Stokes said.
Source: The Telegraph Date: August 20, 2004
Neighbors fear more unrest after stabbings (Lynn, MA): Residents living in a Lynn neighborhood where four teens were stabbed Wednesday night in apparent gang violence believe the dispute is far from over and that retaliatory attacks will come. None of the injuries were life-threatening, according to police.
Source: Boston Herald Date: August 20, 2004
12 nabbed in drug sweep of Chicago Lawn area (Chicago, IL) : Chicago police wrapped up a three-month investigation of drug dealers in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood this week, arresting a dozen people, department officials said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 20, 2004
Gang member sentenced (St. Paul, MN): He pleaded guilty to his part in the gang-related murder of a co-worker and gave police enough information to track down his alleged accomplices, the murder weapon and the car used in the getaway. Jose Monroy Vega even testified at the trials of his co-defendants — the only one of the three who cooperated with authorities.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: August 20, 2004
Two men arrested in robbery case (San Marcos, CA): Two men have been arrested in connection with a gang-related home-invasion robbery last month at an Arbor Lane apartment, the Sheriff's Department said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 20, 2004
Jail officials deny riot was gang-related (Olmito, TX): Since the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center opened in March of 2002 there has been a number of escapes, a jailhouse sex scandal involving a high ranking jail administrator and nearly half a dozen riots, including the one on Friday.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: August 20, 2004
Hall, state officials discuss increase in area gang activity (Gainesville, GA): Officials from Hall County were among those Thursday addressing the state Senate Study Committee on Youth and Crime on the growth of gang activity in North Georgia. Jason Deal, district attorney for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit that includes Hall and Dawson counties, told the committee that the juvenile court system is flooded with gang members.
Source: The Gainesville Times Date: August 20, 2004
Area school conference focuses on gangs (Greenbelt, MD): As youth gangs expand throughout the Washington region, many public schools are playing a more sinister role than teachers, counselors and parents realize: They have become recruiting grounds for gang members, school and law enforcement officials said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 19, 2004
Police say shoe, car tie suspect to Va. gang killing (Prince William County, VA): They were all members of the violent gang Mara Salvatrucha, and they quickly spread out through the Prince William County townhouse. They were about to take out one of their own.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 19, 2004
Immigration officials say they'll target gang members (Omaha, NE): Immigration officials considering deporting illegal immigrants who threaten the community pre-emptively- before they're convicted of crimes - would act under the guidance of police and prosecutors, an official said Wednesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: August 19, 2004
Three held in Moody brawl (Moody, TX): Judge Carl Lewis locked up two boys from Moody High School on Wednesday, the day after a brawl that left a boy with a knife wound and a collapsed lung. The names of the two detained boys, both 14, are withheld because of their age.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: August 19, 2004
‘703 Mob’ gang exposed in Sterling (Sterling, VA): The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office searched the home of suspected gang members earlier this month and revealed in a search warrant that it has been aware of a new active Sterling Park street gang whose members call themselves the “703 Mob.”
Source: Leesburg Today Date: August 19, 2004
Police nab 2 in gang graffiti case (Gainesville, GA): Quick action earlier this week by Gainesville schools erased the attempts of vandals to spread their gang message through graffiti. And authorities have charged two of the three teen-agers that they believe are responsible for the defacing, which occurred late Sunday night or early Monday morning.
Source: The Gainesville Times Date: August 19, 2004
Gang activity on rise in Spokane (Spokane, WA): In the last month, Spokane Police have seized guns and responded to several drive-by shootings, all tied to gang violence.
Source: KXLY News Date: August 19, 2004
Two suspects’ records reveal lives of crime (Oklahoma City, OK): Two teenage suspects in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Oklahoma City boy were in custody of the state Office of Juvenile Affairs at the time, court records show. Salvador Martinez, 16, was paroled from the L.E. Rader Center in March after serving six months for assault with a firearm. ***There are additional gang-related articles on the page that the link brings you to***
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: August 19, 2004
Schools prepare for teen gangs (Washington, DC): The gang violence this summer has prompted regional school systems and authorities to take unprecedented measures in preparation for the upcoming school year.
Source: The Washington Times Date: August 19, 2004
Weekend assaults kill 2, injure several (San Diego, CA): Three shootings that left two people dead and several injured over the weekend were committed by two young brothers who told police they have been on a "mission" to kill rival southeastern San Diego gang members since spring, a prosecutor said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 19, 2004
California cities tackle violence at Internet gaming parlors (Los Angeles, CA): Six days a week, teens crowd the Blue Screen Gaming cybercafe to hunt each other down with assault rifles inside virtual worlds created by a network of personal computers.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 18, 2004
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