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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
Boy, 14, latest victim of fatal local violence (Lancaster, CA): A 14-year-old boy was shot to death on a residential Lancaster street in a drive-by shooting that also wounded another person, officials said Wednesday.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 26, 2006
Fort Lee police seek more gang awareness (Fort Lee, NJ): The signs of gang activity are everywhere if you know where to look, a retired Bergen County Sheriff's Department detective told about 80 parents, teachers and students.
Source: The Record Date: January 26, 2006
Slaying victim ID'd, tied to gang (Oakland, CA): A man fatally shot Saturday night in what police believe was a gang-related attack has been identified as Reuben Aviles of Oakland.
Source: Inside Bay Area Date: January 26, 2006
District A creates graffiti task force (Houston, TX): Houston City Councilwoman Toni Lawrence and northwest Houston residents have mobilized a volunteer task force aimed at eliminating all traces of graffiti from their neighborhood.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: January 25, 2006
Jurors get a primer on gang culture (Paterson, NJ): The fastest way to get out of the Bloods street gang is by agreeing to be beaten by about 300 gang members for 31 seconds. Maybe that's why few, if any, are known to leave, an expert witness testified Tuesday in the murder trial of an alleged Bloods member.
Source: The Record Date: January 25, 2006
Legislation aimed at punishing gang members and recruiters (Santa Fe, NM): For at least the second time in as many years, lawmakers have gangs in their crosshairs, with legislation aimed at punishing gang members and recruiters.
Source: Farmington Daily Times Date: January 25, 2006
Governor's gang and sex offender bills introduced (Boise, ID): A proposed anti-gang bill from Governor Dirk Kempthorne was introduced to a Senate committee today. The bill would make it illegal for gangs to recruit new members and create stronger penalties for gang members who commit certain crimes.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: January 25, 2006
Gang awareness (Winterville, NC): Gang activity and gang-related crimes are not only a growing problem in our state, but in the East. Gang crimes can range from graffiti to murder, but gang lifestyle can somewhat be stereotyped from what they wear to what they do.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: January 24, 2006
Machete Bill is pushed to help fight gangs (Virginia): A Senate committee has passed a bill that would make it illegal to threateningly brandish a machete, the weapon popular with gangs in Northern Virginia.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 24, 2006
Md. secures federal funds to fight gangs (Montgomery and Prince George's County, MD): Maryland lawmakers announced $750,000 in federal funding yesterday to help combat what they called a growing gang problem in Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 24, 2006
Md. launches anti-gang initiative (Baltimore, MD): Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) Monday announced that the U.S. Attorney's office in Maryland will receive a $2 million federal grant for creation of a statewide anti-gang initiative.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 23, 2006
Authorities: Gang shooting leaves man brain-dead, other injured (Oakland, CA): A gang-related shooting over the weekend in Oakland left a driver brain-dead, and wounded his two passengers and a bystander.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: January 23, 2006
Paying the price (San Bernardino, CA): A gang member who fires bullets randomly and kills someone, even unintentionally, should be eligible for the harshest possible punishment, local leaders are saying.
Source: The Sun Date: January 23, 2006
Proposal: Punish gang members for recruiting (Wichita, KS): Kansas has no gangs - at least on the law books. But two state senators from Wichita are planning to change the law with help from local police.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: January 23, 2006
El Paso gang troubles rise (El Paso, TX): Four-foot-tall spray-painted graffiti mark gang turf a block from the Dyer Street center where Daniel Lugo strives to keep teens out of trouble.
Source: El Paso Times Date: January 22, 2006
Latino homicides on sharp increase (Oakland and San Francisco, CA): Changing demographics and rising gang violence have brought a dramatic increase in the number of homicides among Latinos in Oakland and San Francisco, even as the number of African American victims has fallen, police and community leaders say.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 22, 2006
Long Branch looks to fend off gangs (Long Branch, NJ): Youth gangs are gaining a foothold in the city, and officials need to join together with concerned parents to stop their spread before the problem gets worse, an expert on the issue said.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 22, 2006
New breed of street gang spreads through Texas, U.S. (Abilene, TX): It was almost half his life ago, when he was just 12 or 13, but Daniel Teran Flores remembers the beating well. A group of youths in his neighborhood, in a working-class slum of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, surrounded him one day and kicked and slapped and punched him until he consented to join a neighborhood clique.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: January 22, 2006
Students attacked near school (Jamaica, NY): Three students were attacked outside a Jamaica high school Friday morning in what appears to be an initiation ritual by the Latin Kings gang, police said.
Source: Newsday Date: January 21, 2006
Wild gang stabbings (Queens, NY): A wild melee between rival street gangs armed with bats and knives erupted near a Queens high school yesterday - sending four students to the hospital and elementary school pupils scurrying for cover.
Source: New York Daily News Date: January 21, 2006
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