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Police arrest 35 in connection to Milwaukee drug gang (Milwaukee, WI): Law enforcement officers arrested 35 people as part of an investigation into a violent gang accused of selling drugs in Wisconsin, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Duluth News Tribune Date: December 2, 2004
Grossmont district reacts to spread of gang violence (East County, CA): With gang violence on the rise in East County, the Grossmont Union High School District is spearheading an effort to address the problem near its schools. The district-led East San Diego County Gang Task Force, composed of educators, lawmakers and law enforcement officials, was conceived shortly after two gang-related fatal shootings in August.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: December 2, 2004
Young man shot at trolley station (San Diego, CA): A young man was shot in the ankle at the Euclid Street trolley station yesterday morning. The man, 18, had just crossed a bridge from Market Street and was in the station's parking lot when someone in a passing car opened fire, police said. The shooting happened about 11 a.m.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: December 2, 2004
Va. to get share of anti-gang funding (Virginia): Congress has approved $48.6 million in anti-gang initiatives, including new funds for law enforcement task forces in Virginia and a national gang intelligence center to be run by the FBI, lawmakers announced yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 1, 2004
New police chief targets gang and drug activity (Jersey City, NJ): Jersey City Police anti-gang officers arrested five men on drug charges Monday in the A. Harry Moore public housing complex in what new Police Chief Robert Troy calls the "beginning of a crackdown" on gang and drug activity, officials said.
Source: New Jersey Journal Date: December 1, 2004
Three arrested in alleged stabbing near PDX school (Portland, OR): One student was stabbed and three others were arrested following a fight between two rival gangs at a southeast Portland school playground, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: December 1, 2004
Gang targeted in injunction (Fresno, CA): One of Fresno's oldest street gangs — the Parkside Bulldogs — is being targeted by a civil injunction that bans members from associating inside a "safety zone" around Roeding Park.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 1, 2004
Man arrested in shooting attempt (Farmingdale, NY): An Amityville man was arrested on charges of attempted murder after he fired several shots at three men in front of a Farmingdale apartment complex on Saturday, Nassau police said.
Source: Newsday Date: December 1, 2004
Community-based Proyecto Pastoral provides alternatives to gang membership (Los Angeles, CA) : There are estimated 200,000 gang members in Los Angeles, California. Law enforcement officials say gangs account for as much as half of all violent crimes committed there, and are considered the number-one law enforcement problem in Los Angeles.
Source: Voice of America News Date: December 1, 2004
Violent crime targeted (Denver, CO): The FBI and 13 Denver-area law enforcement agencies have formed a task force to combat gang and other violent crime, officials said Tuesday. The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force - the first of its kind in the nation - will pool federal, state and local resources to investigate and prosecute repeat violent offenders.
Source: Rocky Mountain News Date: December 1, 2004
Cell phone seized in gang probe (Sterling, VA): Investigators seized a cell phone from a Dominion High School student’s locker because they believe he was recently recruited by the notorious MS-13 gang.
Source: Leesburg Today Date: December 1, 2004
Navajo gang expert offers solutions (Navajo Indian Reservation, AZ): When Jared Lewis, a former officer with the Modesto Police Department in California and currently an expert on gang activity, went to the Navajo Reservation a few years ago for research purposes he emerged stunned.
Source: Native Times Date: December 1, 2004
Gang violence a spreading stain (San Diego, CA): On Aug. 19, gang members attacked a man and his pregnant wife stopped at a traffic light in a quiet Chula Vista neighborhood. The same roaming band of thugs then beat a 15-year-old boy unconscious with a piece of lumber.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: December 1, 2004
Inmates urge sixth-graders to stay clear of gangs, guns (Keithville, LA): Two Caddo Correctional Center inmates in bright orange jumpsuits and thick handcuffs chained to their ankles Tuesday tried to warn sixth-graders against taking up habits that would land them in jail.
Source: The Times Date: December 1, 2004
County to tackle gang problem (Palm Beach County, FL): A new plan to quash the "crisis" of youth violence in Palm Beach County must specify that gangs are part of the problem, county and school officials insisted Monday.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: November 30, 2004
Gang forum educates community (Princeton, NJ): After a string of gang-related events over the past three months, Princeton Township held a public forum to educate the community about gangs in New Jersey. The meeting was held in the John Witherspoon Middle School auditorium Monday night.
Source: The Daily Princetonian Date: November 30, 2004
Gang crime not limited to teenagers (Nampa, ID): Canyon County's recent string of violence belies the stereotype of teenage gang members trying to fit in with their peers. Many of the gang-related shootings in Canyon County recently have involved suspects and victims in their 20s.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: November 30, 2004
Cops: Gang member arrested in LI shooting (Long Island, NY): A Long Island gang member has been arrested for allegedly spraying gunfire into a doorway in Farmingdale where three men were standing.
Source: 1010 Wins Date: November 30, 2004
Two arrested, third suspect sought in Little Earth shootings (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police arrested two suspects and are searching for a third in connection with two fatal shootings Saturday at the Little Earth housing complex. An American Indian leader and police investigator said the shootings are likely linked to gang activity that has plagued the complex for years.
Source: Star Tribune Date: November 30, 2004
Lake Worth police say online feud led to gang killing (Lake Worth, FL): Before a fierce feud between rival Lake Worth gangs turned fatal in July, a war of words had been raging in cyberspace. Using popular Internet acronyms and Web slang, members of Sur 13 and MLK, short for "Makin Life Krazy," exchanged vulgar putdowns online.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: November 29, 2004
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