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Youth must be served! (Huntington, NY): In the past seven years, Dolores Thompson's dream of a safe haven for Huntington Station youth - an alternative to gang life - has grown beyond even her wildest expectations. Her youth center began as a handful of programs run out of a room at the local library.
Source: New York Daily News Date: November 15, 2004
Santa Rosa police fight rising number of drive-by shootings (Santa Rosa, CA): An escalation of violence in this Sonoma County city has left nine people wounded, one of them paralyzed, in 32 drive-by shootings this year. Police say the drive-bys have grown increasingly common, particularly in the south and northwest areas of the city where gangs thrive.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 14, 2004
Asian gangs trace deep, complex roots (Biloxi, MS): Fear and anger grip another South Mississippi community as the phenomenon of Asian gang activity shatters a peaceful neighborhood with drive-by shootings. Residents of St. Martin's Dismuke Avenue, the latest targeted area, say it's not much comfort that authorities have arrested the suspected shooter.
Source: Sun Herald Date: November 14, 2004
Community troubled by gang activity (Fremont, CA): Many months have passed, but Gaby Machuca still thinks about the four days of gang violence - the fights, stabbings and shootings - that rattled the Centerville area in May.
Source: The Argus Date: November 14, 2004
SDPD gang unit investigating Hillcrest stabbing (San Diego, CA): San Diego police reported that a 22-year-old man stabbed in the stomach in a gang-related attack in Hillcrest was hospitalized.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: November 14, 2004
Police watching gang members (Syracuse, NY): The Syracuse Police Gang Violence Task Force is keeping close tabs on about 300 suspected gang members by beefing up patrols and setting up roadblocks on the city's South and East sides.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: November 14, 2004
Altercation that led to stabbing of two men under investigation (Chico, CA): An altercation that resulted in the stabbing of a 23-year-old Chico man and a 19-year-old Magalia man is under investigation as possibly being gang-related, according to a police press release.
Source: Enterprise-Record Date: November 14, 2004
US charges 51 with Chinatown smuggling (New York, NY): Two violent Chinese gangs started with a string of local gambling parlors and, in a few quick years, turned the network into a thriving international smuggling conglomerate, federal authorities said yesterday as they announced arrests to break up the gangs.
Source: The New York Times Date: November 13, 2004
Nail Asian gang bosses (Flushing and Chinatown, NY): Leaders of two powerful Asian street gangs were charged yesterday with trying to snuff out competitors who tried to muscle in on their lucrative illegal gambling dens in Chinatown and Flushing.
Source: New York Daily News Date: November 13, 2004
Slaying on street blamed on gang (Cicero, IL): The killing of a Berwyn man on a residential Cicero street Thursday was gang-related, police said Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 13, 2004
Hispanic gang plots to ambush Maryland cops (Prince George's and Montgomery County, MD): Police officials in Prince George's and Montgomery counties are warning officers that a Salvadoran street gang is plotting to ambush and kill them when they respond to service calls.
Source: The Washington Times Date: November 13, 2004
Schools troubled over gang activity (Cape Coral, FL): An increase in gang-related activities prompted Cape Coral High School officials to meet with other high school and city officials this week to discuss prevention strategies. One Cape High student had photos of others showing off gang signs, and about 20 students have scrawled gang signs on their notebooks or on their arms this year, Principal Charles Dailey said.
Source: The News-Press Date: November 13, 2004
Teenager shot in Logan Heights (San Diego, CA): Three or four young men drove off in a Ford Mustang after shooting a teenager in Logan Heights last night, San Diego police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: November 13, 2004
Pols urge new push on anti-gang bill (Mineola, NY): State elected officials called Thursday for a fresh push of 4-year-old anti-gang legislation that critics say could lead to unduly harsh penalties against juveniles and permanently stigmatize people who have left gang life.
Source: Newsday Date: November 12, 2004
Prosecutor moves ahead with formation of Public Safety League (Caldwell, ID): Prosecutor Dave Young says he's assembling members of the Canyon County's new Public Safety League, which will combat gang violence. Young hasn't identified members of the steering committee yet.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: November 12, 2004
Three arrested in Salinas High shooting (Salinas, CA): Three suspects - two 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old - have been arrested in connection with Wednesday's shooting of a North Salinas High School student.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: November 12, 2004
OHS gets a lesson on gangs (Oceanside, CA): About 120 teachers at Oceanside High School got a lesson on gangs Friday when two Oceanside Police officers gave them an hour-long presentation on what to look out for in the cafeteria, in the hallways and inside student notebooks.
Source: North County Times Date: November 12, 2004
Gang unit cuts desert crime (Victorville, CA): Nearing its one-month mark, the High Desert Gang Task Force has gotten numerous criminals off the streets, which is starting to reduce violent crime in the Victor Valley, sheriff's officials said.
Source: The Daily Press Date: November 12, 2004
Arrest made in weekend drive-by (Caldwell, ID): A 16-year-old was arrested in a weekend drive-by shooting that left a younger boy wounded in escalating gun violence that has gripped the city. "It is gang-related," Police Lt. Frank Wyant said.
Source: Casper Star-Tribune Date: November 11, 2004
'Strange bedfellows' charged in OxyContin ring (Newark, NJ): Pharmacists, street gang members, mobsters and college students joined forces to flood the Boston area with the powerful painkiller OxyContin, prosecutors charged Thursday.
Source: Newsday Date: November 11, 2004
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