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Gang task force makes its first big bust (Stanislaus County, CA): Stanislaus County's new Gang Intelligence Task Force scored its first big bust, making four arrests and seizing 16 weapons and $30,000 cash, authorities said Friday.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: November 6, 2004
Game mocks real tragedy, gang experts say (San Andreas, CA): The release of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," a game that draws heavily upon gang culture and violence, has sparked the ire of the country's embattled gang counselors and educators who say the game not only celebrates the gang lifestyle at a time when gang membership is rising nationwide, but makes a mockery of a tragedy that’s all too real.
Source: MSNBC News Date: November 6, 2004
Police say stabbing could be gang-related (Reno, NV): A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized after being stabbed and police said it appeared the incident was gang motivated. The boy told Regional Gang Unit officers the stabbing occurred when he and two friends were walking in the area of Second Street and Sunshine Lane.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: November 6, 2004
Five fatal shootings in just 12 hours (Chicago, IL): In a little more than 12 hours from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning, five people - including a 14-year-old boy walking with his father - were killed in incidents across the city.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 5, 2004
Band together to fight gangs, expert says (Memphis, TN): Being drawn into a gang can involve a complex system of issues. So steering the youth away from gang life should be a complex system as well, a specialist in youth violence prevention from the Justice Department told a local group Thursday.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: November 5, 2004
Nearby gang activity steadily increasing (Adelphi, MD): A 15-year-old girl walked into the main office of a cemetery in nearby Adelphi last week suffering from a gunshot wound. Moments later, her friend, another teenage girl, was found dead in the graveyard from gunshot wounds.
Source: The Diamonback Date: November 5, 2004
Princeton High 'lockdown' follows report of gang threat (Princeton, NJ): Princeton High School underwent a daylong security "lockdown" by police Monday after authorities were notified of a possible threat of gang-related violence against a student there.
Source: Cranbury Press Date: November 5, 2004
Prosecutor: Attack on men gang-related (Framingham, MA): Six teens accused of attacking three men Sunday with baseball bats, a tire iron and a golf club are members of the Kendall Street gang, prosecutors said yesterday in Framingham District Court.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News Date: November 4, 2004
Ten gang members arrested before planned shooting (Charlotte, NC): Police intervened after hearing that gang members planned a Halloween weekend shooting and arrested ten gang members on minor charges before any gunfire erupted.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: November 4, 2004
Alleged drive-by shooters head to trial (Caldwell, ID): Two men charged in a gang-related killing in Caldwell last month were bound over for trial Wednesday after a preliminary hearing in 3rd District Court.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: November 4, 2004
Four men sought in S.J. beating (San Jose, CA): San Jose police on Wednesday night were searching for four men who brutally beat four other young men in a gang-related assault in the Berryessa District. At least one victim was in serious condition after he was stabbed, said San Jose Police Sgt. Steve Dixon.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 4, 2004
Caldwell officials apply for federal anti-crime grant (Caldwell, ID): City officials have applied for a U.S. Department of Justice program to help battle gang violence and drug activity in Caldwell's north central neighborhoods.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: November 4, 2004
Man beaten, stabbed, robbed (Escondido, CA): Police arrested three people, including a 17-year-old boy, after a man was robbed, beaten and stabbed in an attack with gang overtones.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: November 4, 2004
Durham police get a lesson in gang violence (Durham, NC): Durham police officers are getting a lesson in gang violence from the Department of Defense. A training program out of Florida, the Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training, is in the Bull City this week teaching about gangs to more than 200 community leaders.
Source: News 14 Carolina Date: November 3, 2004
Four men charged in drug bust (Hayward, CA): Four men tied to a notorious street gang are set to enter pleas Monday to charges they sold methamphetamine and marijuana from a Hayward house for spending money and to finance gang activities, authorities say.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: November 3, 2004
Two shoot it out in 7-Eleven lot (Taylorsville, UT): A gang-related shootout in the parking lot of a Taylorsville 7-Eleven Monday night landed one man in jail and had the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit looking for at least one other person Tuesday.
Source: Deseret News Date: November 3, 2004
Police: Boy, 12, shot in gang fray (Fort Worth, TX): A William James Middle School student remained in a hospital Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the head after a weekend shooting that police say was gang-related.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: November 3, 2004
Princeton sees gang-related violence surge (Princeton, NJ): A weekend of unusually violent incidents in the borough, including evidence of gang activity and a man being nearly beaten to death in an alleged bias crime, was punctuated yesterday by police locking down the high school over a report of planned gang retribution against a student.
Source: The Times Date: November 2, 2004
Youths charged as adults with killing elderly man in Ontario park (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): Three teenage boys on Tuesday were charged as adults with the murder of an 89-year-old man who was viciously slain at an Ontario park in broad daylight last week.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: November 2, 2004
Machine offers low-cost alternative to remove tattoos (Oklahoma City, OK) : People with gang tattoos who meet certain criteria could get the tattoos that declare their gang affiliation removed for free. The Latino Community Development Agency has ordered a $10,200 machine that will use infrared light to remove gang tattoos in an office at an Oklahoma City community center.
Source: NewsOn6.com Date: November 1, 2004
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