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War refugee slain in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Rene Barahona considered the United States a refuge where he could escape the decade-long civil war that had devastated his home in the tiny Central American nation of El Salvador. After he spent years of fending off guerrillas and government troops who wanted to enlist him to fight, the war hit the streets near his family's home in San Salvador 15 years ago, and he felt he had no choice but to leave.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 23, 2004
Two young men killed in separate shootings (Chicago, IL): Chicago police were investigating two shootings that killed two men on Monday, one in Albany Park and the other in South Shore.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 23, 2004
Latino gangs, violence on the rise (Portland, OR): Slouching on a shabby sofa in his parents' East Portland apartment, Juan smirks and rubs his shaved head, but refuses to say how he got his street name. He's 15. When he walks with the gangsters of Sureno Trece, or Southside 13, he goes by "Sniper."
Source: The Oregonian Date: June 23, 2004
Mount Vernon man, 21, fatally shot (Mount Vernon, NY): A 21-year-old Mount Vernon man, who relatives say was involved in a gang-related fight over the weekend, was shot by a gunman as he sat on a stoop outside his home Monday night and later died.
Source: The Journal News Date: June 23, 2004
Council considers requesting funds for Gang Violence Suppression Project (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard's Gang Violence Suppression Project officials want to apply for a state grant to be used for programs such as after-school counseling and mentoring and other programs, including a Shakespeare drama club.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 22, 2004
Anti-gang bill sought (Long Island, NY): Despite an overall drop in violent crime, Long Island continues to be plagued by gangs that threaten, intimidate and commit ruthless acts of violence, said state Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,C-East Northport) at a recent press conference.
Source: South Bay News Date: June 22, 2004
Schumer in Rochester to promote Criminal Street Gang Abatement Act (Rochester, NY) : Rochester could soon get big bucks from the federal government to fight gang violence. Senator Chuck Schumer was in town Monday talking about the Criminal Street Gang Abatement Act.
Source: News 10NBC Date: June 22, 2004
Gunman on bicycle kills Miami teen on Long Island (Long Island, NY): A 15-year-old Miami girl visiting friends and family on Long Island was killed by a gunman riding a mountain bike through a Freeport neighborhood, police said Tuesday. A 16-year-old boy who lived at the house where the shooting took place was wounded.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: June 22, 2004
Officer arrests 2 carrying gun in park (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City's efforts to crack down on people carrying guns in public parks paid off over the weekend. An observant Salt Lake police officer arrested two admitted gang members Sunday near the Peace Gardens in Jordan Park, 1000 South and 900 West, after he caught them carrying a gun.
Source: Deseret News Date: June 22, 2004
Four stabbed in Revere, three with meat cleaver (Revere, MA): Four men were stabbed in Revere Beach over the weekend in two episodes police believe were gang-related, authorities said. One man was seriously wounded and two were injured after their attackers assaulted them with a meat cleaver, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 21, 2004
15 of Omaha's 35 homicides tied to gang activity in 2003 (Omaha, NE): Gang-related homicides accounted for nearly half of Omaha's 35 homicides last year, according to year-end crime statistics released by the Police Department. Police said there were 15 gang homicides in 2003, nine more than the previous year.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: June 21, 2004
Fresno police crack down on gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno police spent about 20 hours this weekend searching for gang members and parolees in southwestern neighborhoods, hoping the crackdown will put a dent in gang violence in the area. Police Chief Jerry Dyer said rival gangs Strother Boys and the Garrett Street Boys have been involved in about 30 shootings since November.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 21, 2004
Police nab 58 in gang unit raid (Miami, FL): A Miami-Dade anti-gang task force and the Miami Gardens Carol City police district arrested 58 people June 11 in an operation meant to elevate police presence in the area and curb criminal activity. The operation marks at least the third effort in a month in which police agencies have cracked down on gang-related activity in Miami Gardens.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: June 20, 2004
Shooting was gang-related (Syracuse, NY): A fourteen-year-old boy for has been arrested for a shooting in Syracuse Saturday night. Syracuse Police say the shooting was gang related.
Source: News 10 Now Date: June 20, 2004
Fresno gang sweep nets 35 (Fresno, CA): For 20 hours this weekend, Fresno police intensified their search for feuding gang members and parolees in the city's southwest neighborhoods, where tensions have been festering. Police Chief Jerry Dyer ordered the crackdown to stem escalating violence among rival gangs, whose long-standing feud culminated earlier this month in the slaying of Darryl Hilliard.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 20, 2004
Hearing set for 3 facing drug charges (Framingham, MA): Two men and a pregnant woman arrested last month on Pine Street in Framingham for allegedly selling cocaine, and whom police have linked to a group known as the Kendall Street gang, are headed back to Framingham District Court Tuesday.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 20, 2004
The war without an end (Knoxville, TN): The probe, the arrests, the deals, the trial, the reckoning — all of it is behind them now. The clients — members of a Knoxville street gang — head to prison, where, collectively, they will spend more than 230 years. But a debate over this landmark prosecution of the Imperial Insane Vice Lords gang lingers: What exactly did it accomplish?
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: June 20, 2004
Gang ban is cutting crime, police say (Oxnard, CA): Nearly three weeks after a judge banned Oxnard's Colonia Chiques from congregating in public, authorities said Friday that they had served just 24 members of the county's largest street gang with the injunction, and have made no arrests under the June 1 court order.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 19, 2004
Prisons to separate Hispanic gang (Nevada): The Nevada Department of Corrections is segregating members of a Hispanic prison gang to protect them from rivals, a prison official said. Some members of the Mi Raza Unida, which means My Race United, will be sent to another prison facility to protect them from two rival Latino gangs, said assistant director Glen Whorton.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: June 19, 2004
Graffiti proposal goes back for revisions (Plant City, FL): City commissioners say they are all for a law to fight graffiti. They just want to make sure any ordinance they adopt isn't too restrictive.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: June 19, 2004
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