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Major drug ring in RI reportedly busted (Providence, RI): A major drug trafficking operation run by Providence's largest street gang has been broken up, law enforcement authorities said Wednesday. Officials said 21 members of the Almighty Latin Kings Nation or their associates were arrested last week.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: November 11, 2004
Combatting gang violence in Canyon County (Canyon County, ID): There may not be gang shootings where you live, but if you live in the Treasure Valley you are affected by gang violence.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: November 10, 2004
Crime fighters gang up on gangs (Saginaw, MI): The police reinforcements patrolling Saginaw are not there to respond to barking dog complaints or fender-benders. For these state troopers, it's all bad guys, all the time. Fixed in their cross hairs are the gangs of Saginaw - and not all the criminals they're targeting operate on the East Side.
Source: The Saginaw News Date: November 10, 2004
Police check 3 homes in gang sweep (El Monte, CA): Animosity between rival gangs is about to boil over and police Wednesday looked to diffuse tensions before violence breaks out. El Monte officers swept three homes where Evergreen gang members are known to stay in an effort to pick them up on warrants or parole violations.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: November 10, 2004
70 arrested in ID crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): In its continuing crackdown on phony IDs, Los Angeles officials announced Tuesday they have arrested 70 people and confiscated more than 31,000 blank cards that could be used to generate false documents.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: November 10, 2004
Easton police want to infiltrate drug gangs (Easton, PA): Easton Police Chief Stephen A. Mazzeo is pushing to upgrade the vice squad with four additional detectives and a supervisor to separate it from the criminal investigation unit and concentrate on infiltrating drug-dealing street gangs.
Source: The Morning Call Date: November 10, 2004
Youth looks like innocent victim in gang slaying (San Francisco, CA): A 17-year-old youth who recently moved to San Francisco to live with his girlfriend appears to be an innocent victim of gang violence in last Friday's shooting in the Bayview, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: November 9, 2004
45 arrested, face deportation in North County gang sweep (North County, CA): Immigration officials said yesterday they have arrested 45 foreign-born North County gang members over the last five weeks and plan to expel them from the country.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: November 9, 2004
Lowell police get $200,000 grant to study gang activity (Lowell, MA): The Lowell Police Department, in conjunction with the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, has received a two-year, $200,000 state grant to study gang activity in the city.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: November 9, 2004
Authorities take aim at third Syracuse street gang (Syracuse, NY): Federal and local authorities continued their crackdown on street gangs in Syracuse Tuesday, charging five gang members with trafficking cocaine and crack.
Source: Newsday Date: November 9, 2004
Drive-by had intent, sheriff says (St. Martin , MS): A drive-by shooting Sunday morning targeted "the wrong house" in a case of mistaken identity in gang-related retaliation, said Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd.
Source: Sun Herald Date: November 8, 2004
Activists denounce gang injunction (Oxnard, Ca): The Oxnard Police Department and Ventura County District Attorney's Office say they sought Oxnard's gang injunction to help instill a measure of peace in the community. But a panel of Oxnard activists on Sunday said it has done the opposite.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: November 8, 2004
Law aims to deter new gang recruits (Chelsea, MA): Eighteen months after they began a wide-ranging crackdown, Chelsea officials are considering adding to their anti-gang arsenal a law that would up the ante for gangs who try to recruit new members.
Source: Boston Herald Date: November 7, 2004
Four face drug-dealing charges (Hayward, CA): A Newark man and three others - all with ties to a notorious street gang, according to authorities - are set to enter pleas Monday to charges they sold drugs from a Hayward house to raise spending money and to finance gang activities.
Source: The Argus Date: November 7, 2004
Brawls, shootings bring fears of gangs in schools (Philadelphia, PA): They're Philadelphia public school students, and they're banding together under names such as "Baby Gangsters," "Walnut Hill Girls," and "The Empire." School district police reports show that these groups and about 40 others participated in nearly 100 "gang" or suspected gang-related incidents in or around district schools since the 2002-03 school year.
Source: The Inquirer Date: November 7, 2004
Ranch search for 'Mexican Mafia' victims ends (San Antonio, TX): Law officers who suspected that a Central Texas ranch was a graveyard for victims of a power struggle within the Mexican Mafia gang have recovered the skeletal remains of one person.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: November 7, 2004
Visit to Indiana trips up gang chief (Chicago, IL): For months, gang intelligence officers at the Chicago Police Department had been anticipating the parole of Shawn "Shaky" Betts with some trepidation.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 7, 2004
Boy, 14, hurt in Caldwell shooting (Caldwell, ID): A 14-year-old Caldwell boy was shot in the back Saturday evening, but the injury was not life-threatening, according to police. Investigators are sifting through conflicting stories, and no one reported seeing the shooter, Caldwell police Lt. Frank Wyant said.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: November 7, 2004
Gang task force makes its first big bust (Stanislaus County, CA): Stanislaus County's new Gang Intelligence Task Force scored its first big bust, making four arrests and seizing 16 weapons and $30,000 cash, authorities said Friday.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: November 6, 2004
Game mocks real tragedy, gang experts say (San Andreas, CA): The release of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," a game that draws heavily upon gang culture and violence, has sparked the ire of the country's embattled gang counselors and educators who say the game not only celebrates the gang lifestyle at a time when gang membership is rising nationwide, but makes a mockery of a tragedy that’s all too real.
Source: MSNBC News Date: November 6, 2004
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