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Police want community's help in fighting upswing of gangs (San Francisco, CA): Study their clothing and the colors they wear. Inspect the graffiti they leave. And notice if they hang out late at night by liquor stores in big groups. Most important, report anything that might be gang activity.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: November 18, 2004
APS: Gang, gun reports at 3-year low (Albuquerque, NM) : Gang-related activity and firearm violations at Albuquerque Public Schools fell to a three-year low in 2003-2004, according to the district's annual report on school safety.
Source: Albuquerque Journal Date: November 18, 2004
Tuesday night shooting appears gang-related (Fresno, CA): A shooting Tuesday night that sent a man to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds appears to have been gang-related, Fresno police reported Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: November 18, 2004
Police: Homicide was gang-related (Bethlehem, PA): In what police are calling the first gang-related killing in Bethlehem's history, a 19-year-old alleged Latin Kings member was charged Tuesday night in connection with the January shooting death of a fellow member who broke a cardinal rule: fighting within the ranks.
Source: The Morning Call Date: November 18, 2004
Former gang member gets lighter sentence (Syracuse, NY): A former Syracuse street gang member was sentenced to prison Wednesday for four years - six years less than he would have gotten if he hadn't turned his life around and helped prosecutors.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: November 18, 2004
Final five of Third Ward Gang sentenced in federal court (Richmond, VA) : The final five of 36 members of the Third Ward Gang from Petersburg indicted last year have been sentenced in U.S. District Court, U.S. Attorney Paul McNulty announced in a press conference Wednesday morning.
Source: The Progress-Index Date: November 18, 2004
Community leaders call for action after gang threats (Prince George's and Montgomery County, MD): With news reports of a threat to county police by MS-13, one of the region's most notorious gangs, law enforcement officials, community leaders and residents are gearing up to shut them down.
Source: Business Gazette Date: November 18, 2004
District told it must improve safety (Chester, PA): The Pennsylvania Department of Education released a report yesterday criticizing security at violence-plagued Chester High School and giving school officials 30 days to submit a corrective plan.
Source: The Inquirer Date: November 17, 2004
Teen charged in man's death (Corona, NY): A high school freshman was charged yesterday in the slaying of a Russian immigrant who was gunned down while walking home to his wife and 4-year-old son early Sunday.
Source: Newsday Date: November 17, 2004
Killer sentenced on gang charge (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse man who confessed on the witness stand to a homicide was sentenced to nearly nine years in prison Tuesday for being a member of the Boot Camp street gang.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: November 17, 2004
Gang probe results in deportations and arrests (Newburgh, NY): A gang investigation here has led to the deportation of 23 Mexican nationals and the arrest of 27 others, authorities said. Police in Newburgh, 60 miles north of New York City, said the 18-month operation rounded up about a quarter of the estimated membership of the Benkard Barrio Kings gang.
Source: Newsday Date: November 17, 2004
Suspect in 14-year-old's murder charged with wounding gang rival (Los Angeles, CA): A man arrested in connection with the murder of a 14-year-old boy who was gunned down while riding a bicycle pleaded innocent to wounding a rival gang member a month earlier.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 17, 2004
Gang film focuses on hope (Durham, NC): Skipping class, smoking weed, twisting their fingers into gang signs in the name of survival. Yes, there is another film about gangs in Durham. But "Choices and Change: Keeping Durham's Kids Safe in School," is mostly about how to get kids out of gangs.
Source: The News & Observer Date: November 17, 2004
Leaders meet, discuss stemming youth crime in Palm Beach County (Palm Beach County, FL): The urgency of stopping a spate of youth violence in Palm Beach County grabbed the attention of criminal justice and school officials Monday. Solutions ranged from developing strategies to curb the outbreak to changing the way the School District handles troublemakers.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: November 16, 2004
Police probe Lakewood shooting; may be gang-related (Lakewood, NJ): Authorities said they are looking for two men involved in a shooting - possibly gang-related - that may have left a 26-year-old man paralyzed after a failed robbery attempt.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: November 16, 2004
Loudoun Sheriff's Office holds forum on gang awareness (Loudon County, VA): Some gang members proudly boast their allegiance to their factions through the color of their clothes, doodles on their book bags and bold tattoos on their faces or hands. Others are more subtle, wearing gang symbols on concealed belt buckles and in codelike emblems on T-shirts.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 15, 2004
Shenandoah Valley authorities work to identify gang members (Harrisonburg, VA): After the body of a pregnant teenager was discovered on a Shenandoah County river bank last year, local authorities realized that violent street gangs were gaining a presence in rural areas of the state.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: November 15, 2004
Residents say youths were falsely arrested in recent gang sweeps (Huntington, NY): In the wake of police sweeps in Huntington Station designed to crack down on gangs, outraged community leaders and area residents say dozens of young men were falsely accused of gang membership and their arrests were fraught with police harassment.
Source: Newsday Date: November 15, 2004
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
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