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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
Fresno shooting wounds man (Fresno, CA): A hospital went under lockdown Sunday afternoon when gang violence on Fresno's west side threatened to spill over to the emergency room of University Medical Center. Darryl Hilliard, 20, was shot in the head by someone in a passing green sport utility vehicle on West Strother Avenue, police and witnesses said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 14, 2004
Two held in fatal drive-by (Long Beach, CA): Two local men, who police say are known Asian gang members, were arrested within hours of the fatal drive-by shooting of a 20-year-old Long Beach resident. But the investigation is far from over, police said Monday.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: June 14, 2004
Panel meets after a bloody weekend (Long Beach, CA): Members of a volunteer task force formed to combat youth violence met Monday in the wake of a bloody weekend during which eight young adults were shot at a party and a 20-year-old man was killed in separate attacks believed to be gang-related.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: June 14, 2004
Authorities say shooting gang-related (Carson City, NV): Authorities said Monday they’re not looking for any more suspects in what they believe was a gang-related shooting Friday night in south Carson City. Bail was set Monday at $100,000 for Paul Perez-Sandoval, 19, of Carson City in Carson Justice Court after his arrest early Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: June 14, 2004
Transfer of Latino gang inmates is scrutinized (Sacramento, CA): Department of Corrections officials are moving to transfer "Northern Hispanic" inmates from Folsom State Prison, an action that experts say creates a power vacuum for a rival faction with dangerous consequences. The decision to oust Latino inmates with ties to Northern California gangs represents a departure from a longstanding policy for balancing power within the prison.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 13, 2004
Gangs built on corporate mentality (Chicago, IL): The Black Disciples ran a business that was the envy of Chicago's underground economy. The South Side gang's distribution network for heroin and crack cocaine brought in as much as $300,000 a day. Its drug-selling territory was divided into clearly defined franchises.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 13, 2004
Gunman fires into party; eight wounded (Long Beach, CA): A gunman opened fire into a crowded high school graduation party outside a Long Beach home early Saturday morning, wounding eight youths and adults, authorities said. The shooting about midnight occurred in the 500 block of Temple Avenue, a residential neighborhood a few blocks from the beach, said Sgt. David Cannan of the Long Beach Police Department.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 13, 2004
Gang program off to slow start (Wausau, WI): She's only 17, but the tattoos on her wrists and arms are faded. Gang members used a homemade tattoo machine with a sewing needle to mark her affiliation with ink on her body. She points to them - there are five - and explains the meaning of each gang symbol.
Source: Wausau Daily Herald Date: June 13, 2004
Schools, police deal with youth violence (Harlingen, TX): With another school year over and summer heating up, Harlingen police are looking at ways to combat gang-related youth violence. Arrests were made recently in a June 5 drive-by shooting and a June 6 case where a man was injured when youths threw bricks at him and his home.
Source: Valley Morning Star Date: June 12, 2004
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