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Gang ties are local, not national (Grand Rapids, MI): About 15 different gangs can be found in Grand Rapids, but few of them are linked to larger, more violent national organizations, Grand Rapids police commanders told city commissioners Tuesday.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: September 8, 2004
Fatal shooting tied to run-in with gang (Chicago, IL): No one was in custody Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl who was gunned down when she and three friends crossed paths with gang members in a Northwest Side grocery store, Chicago police and family members said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 8, 2004
Durham County officer has become an expert in troublesome street cultures (Durham County, NC): Up close, they're just washed-out squiggles and splotches. But with a trained eye, Deputy Keith Dodson steps back to look at the big picture. The faint letters spell "Locos."
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: September 8, 2004
Tropical Ridge to take a stand against gangs (Lake Worth, FL): A summer of drive-by shootings and other gang-related crimes has left its mark in some areas of the city. When the violence reached one local neighborhood, residents decided to fight back.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: September 8, 2004
Police brief residents on gang awareness (Staunton, VA): Police Chief Jim Williams and Officer Christopher Hartless delivered a "Gangs 101" class to area residents in an informational briefing on Wednesday evening. City Council chambers was full as residents, many from their Neighborhood Watch groups, listened to Hartless talk about prominent gangs, their symbols, signs and colors, and warning signs of gang involvement.
Source: The Daily News Leader Date: September 8, 2004
Four men face gang charges in birthday party assault (Spring Valley, NY): Four men were arrested following a gang attack that left a 31-year-old village man requiring between 70 and 100 stitches to his face, police said yesterday. The victim was kicked and punched repeatedly in the face during a birthday party at a Collins Avenue house at 10 p.m. Saturday.
Source: The Journal News Date: September 8, 2004
State prison attacked after refusing to join gang (Jackson Township, PA): A state prisoner faces assault charges for allegedly slashing the face of another inmate who refused to join a gang.
Source: The Times Leader Date: September 8, 2004
Police gang unit investigates shooting (San Diego, CA): San Diego police suspect gang violence is behind the point-blank shooting of a man on a street in Memorial this weekend.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 6, 2004
Police task force looks for gangs on Peninsula (San Mateo County, CA): Darting into a dark driveway, Jesus Gonzalez Lopez didn't spot the cops on the San Mateo street until the SWAT-trained team spilled out of unmarked cars to surround him. The suspected burglar, sporting the blue-dot tattoos of the Surenos gang, emptied his pockets of contraband: methamphetamine and ceramic spark plug parts handy for shattering car windows.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 5, 2004
Barstow gang activity on upswing (Barstow, CA): The boy in the red-hooded sweatshirt swaggered lazily down the street. He returned Detective Joe Silva and Detective Chris Kirby's questioning stares with a sidelong glance as their unmarked patrol car crept down Fredricks Street on Monday night.
Source: The Daily Press Date: September 5, 2004
Three arrested for gun possession, gang charges (Salinas, CA): Members of the Salinas Police Department's Violence Suppression Unit arrested three men on gun possession charges Friday evening.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 5, 2004
Suspects sought in two shootings (Las Vegas, NV): Police are looking for a dark blue Ford Probe and three suspects in connection with two shootings that occurred within half an hour early Saturday morning, one in North Las Vegas, which was fatal, and another on the Strip. Authorities in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas are investigating. Las Vegas police said they think the incidents are gang-related.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: September 5, 2004
Las Cruces police to crack down on gangs (Las Cruces, NM): Police are adopting a zero tolerance policy when it comes to gang activity on school campuses, saying they're fed up with fights breaking out. "Students should not be expected to go to school and fight," Officer Carlos Wooten said Friday.
Source: El Paso Times Date: September 4, 2004
Second suspect charged in West Side shooting (San Antonio, TX): Police have charged a second man with capital murder in connection with a drive-by shooting on the city's West Side that killed two teenagers Thursday and wounded two others.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: September 4, 2004
Gang member held in 2 assault cases (Chula Vista, CA) : An 18-year-old gang member was arrested Thursday on suspicion of assaulting a pregnant woman and trying to kill a 15-year-old boy in separate Aug. 19 attacks, police said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 4, 2004
Rockford's fourth murder of 2004 "gang-related" (Rockford, IL): Police say a shooting Fridy afternoon that resulted in the death of a Rockford teenager is gang-related.
Source: WTVO 17 News Date: September 4, 2004
City weighs anti-gang law (Santa Clarita, CA): City officials have been asked by the county to draw up a local version of an anti-gang loitering ordinance as an additional deterrent to crime within Santa Clarita's boundaries. Sheriff's officials are quick to say gang activity is far from prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley, but they like the idea of having a law to enforce if they need it.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: September 3, 2004
City must band together to fight gangs, violence (Columbia, SC): Columbia Mayor Bob Coble called last week’s senseless shooting deaths of two children the "greatest tragedy" in his tenure as the city’s top official. It is a great tragedy in the life of this community. While it is devastating to lose any child, these two deaths are especially jarring.
Source: The State Date: September 3, 2004
Gang feud suspected in fatal shooting (Dorchester, MA): William Saladin, a 20-year-old Dorchester man who was shot in the head in the Franklin Hill Housing Development on Tuesday night in the midst of a late summer evening baseball game, died early yesterday morning at Boston Medical Center, according to Boston police spokeswoman Beverly Ford and hospital officials.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: September 3, 2004
18-year-old shooting victim feared gang members (San Antonio, TX): The police call to the little brick house in the 400 block of Mayberry Avenue early Thursday was at least the 10th one authorities have responded to since the beginning of the year. The drive-by shooting that took two teenage lives there that day was made even more bitter by a family's futile efforts to shield its children from street violence.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: September 3, 2004
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