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Authorities arrest 12 alleged members of heroin ring (Cedar Grove, NJ): State and federal authorities on Wednesday announced the arrests of a dozen people they said were involved in a drug distribution network that supplied heroin to several areas of New Jersey.
Source: Newsday Date: July 20, 2005
One injured in LaPorte drive-by shooting near park (LaPorte, IN): Police say friction between two groups boiled over into a drive-by shooting with shotguns early Tuesday near LaPorte's Koomler Park, an area known for occasional gang activity.
Source: South Bend Tribune Date: July 20, 2005
Man stabbed in parking lot of Lincoln bar (Lincoln, NE): A Lincoln man, 18, was stabbed Tuesday just before 6 p.m. in the west parking lot of Risky's Sports Bar & Grill, 4680 Leighton Ave., said police Capt. David Beggs.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: July 20, 2005
Witnesses' fear helping gangs in court (San Bernardino County, CA): The bloodbath in a family's Mentone home ended quickly: A 2-day-old boy survived with bullet wounds in both feet, but his father and the father's step-dad died in the hail of gunfire.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: July 20, 2005
Police: Midway shooting by gang (Fort Wayne, IN): Eddie Carlisle, one of two 17-year-olds shot near the Three Rivers Festival Midway at the Memorial Coliseum on July 10, was the target of a gang, an Allen County Police investigator said Monday.
Source: Fort Wayne News Sentinel Date: July 19, 2005
Wis. police blame killings on gang members (Racine, WI): Police on Tuesday blamed a weekend triple homicide on infighting by gang members, possibly stemming from a game of dice a week earlier.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 19, 2005
Aurora man slain in his bedroom (Aurora, IL): Aurora police are seeking the killers of a man who was shot in his bedroom early Monday in what investigators suggested was a gang-related incident.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 19, 2005
Davis officers seeking public help after shooting (Fruit Heights, UT): The Davis County Sheriff's Office would like the public's help with information about a shooting Saturday night in Fruit Heights.
Source: Deseret News Date: July 19, 2005
Driver in car robs man in East Salinas (Salinas, CA): A 42-year-old man was robbed while he was walking in East Salinas on Monday, authorities reported. Police said the man was on the 700 block of Holly Street around 7:30 p.m. when a man driving a red car stepped out from the passenger side and demanded cash from the 42-year-old.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 19, 2005
Slaying suspect treated as adult (San Mateo County, CA): A 14-year-old boy arrested in last week's gang-related slaying of a Redwood City man will be charged as an adult, because evidence suggests he was the gunman who fired the deadly shot, officials said Monday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: July 19, 2005
Oregon House increases prison sentences for gang members (Salem, OR): The House today approved legislation authored by Speaker Karen Minnis (R- Wood Village) that increases prison sentences for gang members, making communities safer.
Source: Medford News Date: July 19, 2005
Two Newark cops are shot, one fatally (Newark, NJ): A school police officer responding to an argument between two groups of girls Monday was killed and a colleague injured in a shootout, police said.
Source: The Record Date: July 19, 2005
Police shoot teen fleeing South Side gunfight (Chicago, IL): Chicago police shot and wounded a 16-year-old boy who allegedly pointed a pistol at officers as they chased him from the scene of a gun battle early Sunday on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 18, 2005
One man killed, five wounded in three Saturday shootings (Chicago, IL): A man was killed, another man was seriously hurt and four male teenagers were wounded in three separate shootings Saturday night in Chicago.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 18, 2005
Roots of gang violence feed off '60s (Minneapolis, MN): Gang violence is on the rise in Minneapolis again. Homicides in 2005 are up about 45 percent vs. this time last year. Criminals are increasingly young and brazen.
Source: Star Tribune Date: July 18, 2005
Suspect sought in apparent gang-related shooting (Portland, OR) : Police are searching for the suspect in what they believe was a gang-related shooting. The incident happened outside Cocktails and Dreams, a Portland strip club.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: July 18, 2005
Gang bill takes cue from organized crime legislation (Washington, DC): Key Senate Democrats and Republicans are backing a bill to crack down on gang violence, using provisions similar to those used to combat organized crime to criminalize membership and make it easier for authorities to try juveniles as adults.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 17, 2005
Shots fired at teens playing basketball (North Miami Beach, FL): Two men shot at a group of teenagers playing basketball in a North Beach park in an apparently gang-related act, police said.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: July 17, 2005
Fourth suspect in May killing charged (Long Island, NY): A fourth suspect in the killing of a Glen Cove man shot in a parking lot was charged yesterday with first-degree gang assault.
Source: Newsday Date: July 17, 2005
A 'tool' vs. gangs? (Colton, CA): Colton authorities may turn to court orders in their fight against gangs, a move that would make the city only the second in the county to put such measures on the books.
Source: The Sun Date: July 17, 2005
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