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FBI creates task force to curb gang violence (Tampa, FL): One week after four members of a Dover-based gang were accused of rampaging through Polk and eastern Hillsborough counties, the FBI on Monday announced the formation of a task force to deal with gang violence and educate the public about gangs.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: September 13, 2005
Seven hurt, one arrested after violent night (San Francisco, CA): Two stabbings and three shootings - none apparently related - left seven people injured and one person in custody Saturday night and Sunday morning in San Francisco, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 12, 2005
EP police say weekend violence proof that gang activity is on rise (El Paso, TX): El Paso police have arrested 19-year old Gino Perry and have charged him with criminal attempted murder in an Eastside stabbing over the weekend.
Source: KFOX TV Date: September 12, 2005
Anti-gang program aimed at 7th graders (Vernon Hills, IL): Vernon Hills does not have a serious gang problem, says Police Officer Jim Levicki, and he would like to keep it that way.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 11, 2005
Sheriff's stepping up effort to stop gang activity (San Marcos, CA): Sheriff's Department personnel are weighing their options for handling an increase in gang activity in the Richmar area, including the possibility of a second gang injunction.
Source: North County Times Date: September 11, 2005
Police hunt uprooted N.O. gangs (New Orleans, LA): The New Orleans automobile dealer logo on the Monte Carlo. The Lafitte Gang-style attire. And the late hour in Gardere - a neighborhood with a reputation for drugs and violence.
Source: The Advocate Date: September 11, 2005
Martin County aims to erase graffiti (Stuart, FL): Quickly wiping out graffiti wherever it is scrawled will help keep fledgling gang activity in check in Martin County, several local officials said.
Source: The Stuart News Date: September 11, 2005
Gun crimes often involve young people (Providence, RI): Efforts to fight gun and gang violence in Rhode Island occur on many fronts. A few of them include street outreach, partnerships with clergy, parents and neighborhood groups, as well as federal prosecutions and tough sentences for gun crimes through the government initiative known as Project Safe Neighborhoods.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: September 11, 2005
Cops arrest teen in three robberies (York County, VA): York-Poquoson Sheriff's deputies arrested a 17-year-old Hampton youth Tuesday in connection with three gang-related robberies.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 10, 2005
Feds take down alleged gang (Manhattan, NY): Another violent Asian street gang operating throughout the city has "effectively" been dismantled with the indictment of 39 alleged members and associates, federal authorities said Friday.
Source: Newsday Date: September 10, 2005
Police in El Cajon conduct gang sweep (El Cajon, CA): Federal and local authorities arrested 20 adults and seven teenage gang members in El Cajon for alleged drug, weapons and other violations, police said today.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 10, 2005
Convicted gang members urged to help teens (Alexandria, VA): When Alexandria jurors decided last June that two Mara Salvatrucha gang members should get life in prison for killing a 17-year-old government witness, they also made an unusual request about how the two men should spend that time: persuading other Latino youths to stay away from the most dominant gang in the Washington suburbs.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 10, 2005
Man, 18, convicted in DVD case (Fresno, CA): The first defendant to be tried for participating in the DVD "Fresno Uncensored," which police say promotes gangs and mocks law enforcement, was convicted Friday in Fresno County Superior Court.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: September 10, 2005
Gang task force nabs six (Gwinnett County, GA): Six members of international street gang MS-13 have been arrested in the metro area, FBI officials announced Thursday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: September 9, 2005
Gangs spark international police effort (Palo Alto, CA): Law enforcement agencies from all over the United States and Central America sent a strong message to criminal gangs Thursday, warning that they will be targeted wherever they operate.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 9, 2005
Intruders shoot man inside his home (Bradenton, FL): A 34-year-old man was shot in the stomach Thursday evening at his house in the 300 block of 18th Street East.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: September 9, 2005
Three held in drug thefts (Madison, WI): Three people arrested late last month allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of drugs a day from Walgreens stores to fund the street gang MS-13, police said.
Source: The Capital Times Date: September 9, 2005
He's fatally beaten, knifed in gang feud (Staten Island, NY): A 22-year-old man was killed near his Staten Island home when rival gang members repeatedly stabbed him and beat him with a crowbar, a law enforcement source said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 9, 2005
A lesson for all on gangs (Fairfax County, VA): For the first time this year, all seventh- and eighth-graders in Fairfax County schools will have lessons on the dangers of gangs, including tips on how to walk away from gang members who try to convince them to join.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 8, 2005
Gang members arrested in major crackdown (Washington, DC): More than 650 suspected members of MS-13 and other gangs were arrested in the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in a coordinated crackdown on violent Hispanic gangs, officials said Thursday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 8, 2005
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