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Houston police announce creation of gang division (Houston, TX): Houston police on Thursday announced the creation of a gang division and introduced its new captain, but officials would say little about the prevalence of the city's gang problem.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: May 13, 2005
Five Yonkers face deportation hearings (Yonkers, NY): Five Yonkers men were among 33 illegal alien gang members arrested within the past week in a joint operation with federal immigration agents who will now initiate deportation proceedings against them, authorities said.
Source: The Journal News Date: May 13, 2005
Madera Co. considers multiagency gang task force (Madera County, CA): The Board of Supervisors agreed that a multiagency task force is needed after hearing Tuesday that criminal gangs are growing rapidly in Madera County.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 12, 2005
Feds seek deportation of alleged New York gang members (Long Island, NY): Federal and local agents arrested 95 reputed street gang members on immigration charges during a sweep of the five boroughs, Yonkers and Long Island, officials said Thursday.
Source: Newsday Date: May 12, 2005
ICE lists gangster on 'Most Wanted' (Washington, DC): A member of the violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang who has a string of felony convictions was added yesterday to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's "Most Wanted" list of fugitives.
Source: The Washington Times Date: May 12, 2005
House passes tough anti-gang legislation (Washington, DC): Reacting to spreading street violence, Republicans pushed legislation through the House on Wednesday to make gang attacks federal crimes and put gang members in line for long federal prison sentences or even the death penalty.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: May 11, 2005
Police: Drive-by shooting result of 'tagging' feud (Santa Fe, NM): An apparent feud between local "taggers" - or mural artists - led to Monday night's drive-by shooting in the 1600 block of Calle Sotero that wounded two men, police said Tuesday.
Source: The New Mexican Date: May 11, 2005
Pomona schools outline gang plan (Pomona, CA): In a major shift in philosophy, the Pomona Unified School District is trying something new when it comes to gangs and youth violence.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: May 11, 2005
Heading off kids on the path to gangs (West Valley City, UT): Utah's second-largest city wants to take on rising gang violence one teenager at a time. The proposed remedy: Step in before kids join up.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 11, 2005
Luther Burbank student stabbed outside school (Sacramento, CA): A fight between what appears to have been associates of two rival street gangs on the front steps of Luther Burbank High School before class Tuesday left one teenager with a stab wound to the chest, officials said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 11, 2005
Youth shot, beaten in fatal attack in Fairfax (Fairfax, VA): A teenager was shot, beaten and fatally wounded in Fairfax County last night in an attack that had many of the earmarks of a gang conflict.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 10, 2005
Congress rekindles battle on mandatory sentences (Washington, DC): Just months after the Supreme Court struck down federal sentencing formulas, the House is moving to institute new mandatory minimum sentences, beginning with a sweeping bill to fight street gangs.
Source: The New York Times Date: May 10, 2005
Mexican gang members using Arizona as corridor (Phoenix, AZ): Federal authorities say members of a violent Mexican gang are using the Arizona border as a corridor to the country.
Source: KOLD 13 News Date: May 9, 2005
Rise in gangs creates bitter debate (New York, NY): The rapid spread of vicious street gangs such as MS-13 is causing alarm in cities and suburbs nationwide, igniting bitter debate about how best to combat the threat and inspiring a comprehensive anti-gang bill in Congress.
Source: ABC News Date: May 9, 2005
County's war on gangs begins early (San Bernardino County, CA): It is a telling photo: A toddler, just able to stand on his own two feet, is donned in a jersey and baggy jeans and holds an AK-47 in his pudgy little hands.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: May 9, 2005
18-year-old recovering from gunshot wound (Reno, NV): An 18-year-old Reno man is recovering from a gunshot wound following an unprovoked gang-related shooting, the Regional Gang Unit reported.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: May 9, 2005
Police: Gang activity still around, but faded from ’95 (Appleton, Neenah, and Menasha, WI): For the most part, police say, gang activity is minimal in the Fox Cities. They credit focused police efforts along with publicity and community programs, many of which started or quickly gathered steam after the gang-related Plamann Park deaths in 1995.
Source: The Post-Crescent Date: May 8, 2005
Gangs in Greeley: Gang fighters (Greeley, CO): With little fanfare, groups of quiet warriors are busy battling Greeley’s gangs. Often armed only with a little spunk and faith in human spirit, they take to the neighborhoods and playgrounds and alleyways and go after gang members’ hearts and minds.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: May 8, 2005
Peace in the city (Montebello, CA): For a long time, Chet Holifield Park was not a place where Rosa Vargas felt comfortable spending a leisurely afternoon.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: May 8, 2005
City fights against gangs (Baldwin Park, CA): Gang members Oswaldo Amezcua and Joseph Flores' 90-day reign of terror that led to the violent deaths of four people started with a man riding his bicycle in Baldwin Park.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: May 8, 2005
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