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Growing Hispanic gang presence prompts police, church response (Arlington County ,VA): Arlington County currently has more than 35,000 Hispanic residents. According to the Arlington County Police Gang Unit, less than 1 percent of those Hispanics are gang members. "The Hispanic gang members do not represent the Hispanic community at all," Sgt. John Rizik of the gang unit said. "The majority of the Hispanic population are honest, hardworking citizens."
Source: Arlington Catholic Herald Date: June 17, 2004
Machete case defendant in court on earlier charge (Fairfax County, VA): An 18-year-old Fairfax County man charged in a gang-related machete attack last month faced another accusation of malicious wounding in court yesterday, stemming from the beating and slashing of a former gang member one month earlier.
Source: The Washington Post Date: June 17, 2004
Gang members face homicide charges (Oakland, CA): They call themselves the "Looney Tunes" gang, young East Oakland men who like cartoons, smoke marijuana and deal drugs, sometimes enforcing their reputation with gunfire, police say. Homicide investigators said Wednesday three suspected members of the gang have been charged with the September 2003 drive-by shooting death of a 24-year-old man they later said was not their actual target.
Source: Alameda Times-Star Date: June 17, 2004
Welch believes gang involvement in shooting (Country Club Hills, IL): Country Club Hills Mayor Dwight Welch wants to focus efforts on curbing gang activity following a shooting Monday he said was believed to be gang-related. "I am one of those mayors who says we're going to get out there and get the bad guys," Welch said at Monday's city council meeting.
Source: The Star Date: June 17, 2004
S.I. Bloods gang slay (Staten Island, NY): A reputed teenage member of the Bloods gang was fatally stabbed during a free-for-all outside an infamous Staten Island housing project, the site of frequent drug turf wars, residents and police said yesterday.
Source: New York Post Date: June 17, 2004
Durham man hurt in shooting in south Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): A 17-year-old Durham man was injured in a drive-by shooting in southwest Raleigh early Wednesday morning. Police arrested one suspect and are searching for at least one more.
Source: The News & Observer Date: June 17, 2004
Lawrence gang kingpin convicted on drug charges (Boston, MA): A leader of a Lawrence gang was convicted Thursday on federal cocaine distribution charges. Juan Conce, 27, known as "King Santos" in the Lawrence Chapter of the Almighty Latin King Nation, was among 20 reputed members of the gang who were indicted in February following a two-year multi-agency investigation into illegal drug trafficking.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: June 17, 2004
US panel restores anti-gang funding (Washington, DC): A US House subcommittee yesterday restored more than $100 million in funds for gang prevention programs nationwide, which the White House had sought to cut, and added $18 million to pay for additional federal agents and to launch a National Gang Intelligence Center.
Source: The Washington Post Date: June 16, 2004
Gang assault In Bellmore, Long Island (Bellmore and Long Island, NY): Nassau County police are investigating a gang assault in Bellmore. Police say three young men assaulted a 25-year-old man and his 21-year-old brother inside the Powerhouse Gym in Bellmore at 8:40 last night.
Source: 1010 Wins Date: June 16, 2004
Sheriff may get gang officers (Durham, NC): The Durham County Commissioners sparred Tuesday over whether the Sheriff's Office needs gang specialists, but they ultimately found the money for a compromise plan that could fund two new positions.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: June 16, 2004
Victim's identity released (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police announced the identity of a man who was injured in a drive-by shooting. Adolfo Deleon, 19, of Oklahoma City was in critical condition Tuesday in a city hospital.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: June 16, 2004
Gang Strike Force to continue for now (St. Paul, MN): The Minnesota Gang Strike Force will continue into next year. The agency faced elimination in July after the Legislature adjourned without approving its budget. Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Tuesday he has found $650,000 in the Department of Public Safety's budget to continue the crime fighting organization.
Source: Duluth News Tribune Date: June 15, 2004
Three gangs involved in melee, police say (Wichita, KS): Three street gangs were entangled in a melee that left two men with gunshot wounds early Saturday, Wichita police said Monday. The 3 a.m. violence at Club Mecca, 3115 E. 25th St. North, began with at least four stabbings inside the club, police Lt. John Speer said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: June 15, 2004
Police gang unit arrests 20 in effort to decrease violence (Milwaukee, WI): Milwaukee police said they arrested 20 members of the Spanish Cobras gang Monday evening, as the department steps up its anti-gang efforts and moves to combat increased violence on the south side.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: June 15, 2004
Gang violence in Fremont spurs increased police action (Fremont, CA): Residents of the Centerville neighborhood in Fremont say they feel better now that they're seeing more patrol cars circling their homes and churches, part of an effort to crack down on gang violence. Since mid-May, there have been five gang-related shootings or stabbings in Centerville, home to longtime, predominantly white Fremont residents, as well as a large number of Afghan, East Indian and Mexican immigrants.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 15, 2004
Police seize drugs, guns in raid (Buffalo, NY): A cache of loaded high-powered guns, drugs and emaciated pit bull dogs were seized by Buffalo narcotics detectives in a SWAT raid of two East Side houses late Monday afternoon. Three people with suspected ties to gang activity were arrested.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 15, 2004
Man dies, four hurt in apparent gang battle (Anaheim, CA): A 26-year-old Anaheim man was stabbed to death and four others were wounded in what appeared to be a gang-related melee, police said Sunday. The name of the dead man was withheld pending notification of relatives.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 14, 2004
One killed, three wounded in weekend gang attack in Catskills (Catskills, NY): Police Monday were searching for a gang that fatally stabbed one man and wounded three others during a masked attack over the weekend in this Catskill town. Badillio Acosta, 24, was killed around 7:40 p.m. Saturday when he and his friends were jumped by four assailants outside the Woodbridge Housing Authority complex in Sullivan County, state police said.
Source: Newsday Date: June 14, 2004
Durham County commissioner wants more money to fight gang problems (Durham County, NC): A Durham County Commissioner wants the sheriff to have more money to fight the gang problem. The sheriff says Durham has more than 3000 confirmed gang members. County lawmakers are ready to buy new patrol cruisers and provide raises of nearly 9% for Durham deputies.
Source: WTVD 11 News Date: June 14, 2004
Gang Strike Force funding nears end (St. Paul, MN): Time may soon run out for the Minnesota Gang Strike Force, an agency that has staved off extinction in the past by finding piecemeal funding when its original money dried up. But this time, unless a special session of the state Legislature is convened before the end of the month to deal with unfinished business, including funding the Gang Strike Force, the agency will effectively be out of business July 1.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: June 14, 2004
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