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U.S. Attorney charges 6 men in 2 Long Island gang killings (Long Island, NY): Six men who prosecutors say are leaders of a violent Long Island gang were charged yesterday with the killings of two gang associates last month, said Roslynn R. Mauskopf, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Source: The New York Times Date: October 13, 2004
Enforcing gun laws called key to fighting gang battle (Washington, DC): Those on the front line of combatting the Washington region's gang problems believe better enforcement of gun laws should be the top priority in the fight, officials said Wednesday.
Source: WVEC 13 News Date: October 13, 2004
Two beatings blamed on group of youths (York County, SC): A group of youths attacked two people in separate incidents in York County last weekend, and authorities believe members of a high school social club known as the Rebels were responsible.
Source: The Herald Date: October 13, 2004
Authorities arrest gang member after standoff from roof (San Diego, CA): Police blocked off a Southcrest neighborhood for several hours yesterday after a robbery suspect fleeing officers broke into an unoccupied South 39th Street house, climbed onto the roof and refused to come down.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: October 13, 2004
Harrisonburg, Rockingham communities discuss gang activity (Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, VA): Do you shop at the Big Lots in Harrisonburg? There was a gang-related robbery in the parking lot there just last week. How about the Roses? Gangs have been tagging buildings in the neighborhood around the store with graffiti for some time now.
Source: Augusta Free Press Date: October 13, 2004
Man charged in Caldwell slaying (Caldwell, ID): Police have arrested a 29-year-old Caldwell man on a murder charge and are searching for another man in connection with Monday's shooting death of Sigmund Goode.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: October 13, 2004
Shots fired in gang clash (Union City, CA): Police are investigating a string of gang-related crimes in which shots were fired at a man's car, a teenager was hit with a tree stake, and a boy was struck twice with a hatchet.
Source: The Argus Date: October 12, 2004
Authorities suspect gang link in runaway's brutal beating (Aspen, CO): Pitkin County authorities say there may be a gang link to the beating of a 15-year-old runaway girl who was left for dead on Independence Pass on Saturday.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: October 12, 2004
Schools no longer seen as 'neutral ground' for gang activity, official says (Nashville, TN): Students who profess gang membership are no longer abiding by unspoken rules that make schools "neutral ground," said Lt. Coleman Beard, the coordinator of the school resource officers in Nashville.
Source: The Tennessean Date: October 12, 2004
Homicide increase in state seen tied to gang activity (Trenton, NJ): There was a spike in the number of homicides statewide last year, and authorities said the increase was most likely due to a rise in gang activity. The total number of killings for 2003 was expected to be released Wednesday in the state's annual Uniform Crime Report.
Source: Newsday Date: October 12, 2004
Salinas boy, 17, wounded in shooting (Salinas, CA): A 17-year-old boy was in serious condition Monday night after he was shot several times near Oldtown Salinas. The boy told police that he was walking from the Oldtown area toward the 100 block of Villa Street a little after 8 p.m. when a green compact car with tinted windows pulled up beside him.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: October 12, 2004
$500,000 bail in shooting of girl, 8, through wall (Chicago, IL): An alleged gang member was held on $500,000 bail Monday, charged with firing a shot that went into a house and struck a young girl sitting in her dining room doing homework.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 12, 2004
LA neighborhood mourns 14-year-old gunned down on bicycle ride (Los Angeles, CA): Friends and neighbors accompanied a grieving mother on a vigil walk in memory of her 14-year-old son, who was shot and wounded by suspected gang members as he rode his bicycle and then killed with many more gunshots as he apparently begged for mercy.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 12, 2004
Trial set in bank heist (Lancaster, CA): Four reputed Los Angeles-area gang members accused of robbing a Palmdale bank at gunpoint and fleeing after a dye pack exploded were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on robbery charges.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: October 12, 2004
Gangs suspected in Vegas triple slaying (Las Vegas, NV): Police believe gangs may have played a role in the shooting deaths of three people after a Sunday night Las Vegas car show. Metro police said Monday the gunfire occurred in a shopping center parking lot after a custom car show ended at nearby Cashman Field.
Source: United Press International Date: October 11, 2004
Triple murder in Boston amid a grim statistic: Killings on the rise (Boston, MA): It was Boston's first triple homicide in a decade - three young men shot to death as they sat in a parked van near a housing project in the city's Dorchester section.
Source: The New York Times Date: October 11, 2004
Source: Rikers beating gang-related (Rikers Island, NY): At least two of the inmates involved in last week's fatal beating of a Rikers Island inmate are suspected members of the Latin Kings, law-enforcement sources said.
Source: Newsday Date: October 10, 2004
Street-gang enhancement tossed in rooftop burglary case (Riverside County, CA): Several defendants in a case connected to a high-profile rooftop burglary ring could face less jail time if convicted because a street-gang enhancement filed by the Riverside County district attorney's office has been thrown out.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: October 9, 2004
Police deny gang reports (Dayton, OH): When Robert Sites was mugged by two people Sept. 6 while walking downtown, he said Dayton Police Lt. David Sherrer told him it was a gang initiation. "He told me that," Sites said. "He said usually that's how they get affiliated."
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: October 9, 2004
Palmer, Santiago confront gang issue (Trenton, NJ): Mayor Doug Palmer yesterday announced that he plans to launch a new plan to curb gangs in Trenton with a combination of smart street work by police and programs to keep youngsters away from that lifestyle.
Source: The Trentonian Date: October 9, 2004
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