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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.
House passes witness detention bill (Juneau, AK): The Alaska House on Sunday approved a bill allowing police to detain reluctant witnesses to felonies. The bill was added to a special session that had been focused on oil and natural gas legislation because of the growing gang violence in Anchorage, where five young men since March 2005 have been shot to death.
Source: Anchorage Daily News Date: August 6, 2006
Authorities try to stem gang resurgence (Waterloo, IA): Gang activity in Black Hawk County is back on the rise, and police say they are facing a different threat compared to decades past.
Source: The Courier Date: August 6, 2006
Gang mentality: MS-13 grafitti destroys children’s artwork (Boston, MA): Punks from the MS-13 gang may have reached a new low: wrecking a mural created by local schoolchildren affiliated with the city’s Zumix program.
Source: Boston Herald Date: August 6, 2006
Cops corral gang after they start graffiti war (Moutainhome, PA): Police have busted four teenagers who challenged their peers to a graffiti war via brazen messages posted on Myspace.com, a popular youth Web site.
Source: Pocono Record Date: August 5, 2006
Two injured in gang-related shooting (San Diego, CA): Police said a gang-related shooting at a party left one young man hospitalized with seven bullet wounds and another hospitalized with two, reported 10News.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: August 5, 2006
Federal court may intervene in gang case (San Francisco, CA): A U.S. appeals court is deciding whether to step into a fight pitting federal prosecutors who have resisted a judge's order to identify nearly 100 witnesses in a major gang case in San Francisco against defense attorneys who say they are being unfairly handicapped.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 5, 2006
Holland gang violence not rising, police say (Holland, MI): Despite an apparent gang fight involving gunshots in Holland Township, police say they are not convinced gangs pose a worse problem this summer than in recent years.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: August 5, 2006
Schools consider new policy on gangs (Chapel Hill, NC): Citing an increase in gang-related activities in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the surrounding communities, city schools officials are considering a policy concerning gang membership and laying out consequences for related activities.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: August 5, 2006
Police sting nabs gang members near pier (Pico, CA): A police operation launched in the Pico Neighborhood this summer to disrupt gang activity resulted in more than two dozen arrests near the Santa Monica Pier last weekend, according to a City email obtained by The Lookout.
Source: The Lookout News Date: August 4, 2006
Shots fired in gang fight (Holland, MI): A gun fight erupted among gang members Thursday night in a children's play area between two apartment complexes.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: August 4, 2006
Md. officials focusing on gangs as prison violence rises (Hagerstown, MD) : State corrections officials have begun a new study of prison gangs, including the growing numbers of Spanish-speaking gang members, amid mounting violence against prison workers, an agency spokeswoman said Thursday.
Source: WTOP News Date: August 3, 2006
Ministry hopes to prevent gang activity (Chattanooga, TN): Keep inner city Chattanooga kids out of gangs and away from the deadly violence our city has seen this summer.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: August 3, 2006
Trenton expands anti-gang program (Trenton, NJ): The crackdown on gang violence grew some more teeth yesterday.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: August 3, 2006
Police crack down on gang houses (Corpus Christi, TX): Corpus Christi police have revived a project that's geared at cracking down on gang activity in neighborhoods.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: August 3, 2006
Study: L.A.'s anti-gang programs aren't working (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles is losing the battle against street gangs because it lacks a cohesive, well-funded approach to keep youngsters from joining gangs in the first place, according to a city-commissioned study.
Source: CBS 2 News Date: August 3, 2006
Reputed gang leader arrested (Hattiesburg, MS): The alleged leader of one of Hattiesburg's larger gangs was arrested Tuesday on a federal weapons charge, Hattiesburg Police Lt. Keith Crawford said.
Source: The Hattiesburg American Date: August 3, 2006
Boynton Beach police say two men killed in gang-related shooting (Boynton Beach, FL): Boynton Beach police said two men died as a result of a gang-related shooting. Authorities said 20-year-old Obed Belleus of Lantana and 21-year-old Kevin Blackshear were shot in the head while driving early Monday.
Source: NBC 6 News Date: August 1, 2006
Police look into three gang incidents (Wichita, KS): Police are investigating a trio of gang-related incidents that happened over the weekend. All three incidents involved members of two rival gangs, and police believe they could be related, Wichita police Lt. Jeff Easter said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: August 1, 2006
Santa Cruz authorities arrest 17 alleged gang members (Santa Cruz, CA): A joint crackdown on gangs in Santa Cruz County netted 17 arrests this weekend and marked one of local law enforcement's biggest efforts to curb the increase in gang violence that has recently marred the city of Santa Cruz.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 1, 2006
Police call slaying of teen in east Las Vegas gang-related (Las Vegas, NV): Police say the slaying of a 16-year-old shot and killed as he walked away from a party early yesterday (Sunday) was probably gang-related.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: July 31, 2006
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