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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.
Council OKs study on gang problem (Durham, NC): The City Council has green-lighted a $60,000 study that should help it get a better read on Durham's gang problem and on whether existing programs are working properly.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: August 8, 2006
Lawmaker: Gang problem manageable, but towns may need own police (Allentown, PA): A state lawmaker said Tuesday that heavily populated municipalities in the Poconos should consider starting their own police departments to protect them from crime, rather than relying on thinly spread state police.
Source: The Associated Press Date: August 8, 2006
As L.A. violent crime drops, the desert becomes a hot spot (California): On a recent Friday night, San Bernardino County's interagency high desert gang unit was working yet another homicide, chasing yet another gang member who had moved from San Bernardino into one of the sprawling new developments beyond the Cajon Pass.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 8, 2006
New report shows gang problem continues to plague communities nationwide (Atlanta, GA): A new report from the National Youth Gang Center shows that gangs continue to be a major youth problem in almost every U.S. city - with more than 760,000 young people involved with almost 24,000 gangs nationwide.
Source: PR Newswire Date: August 8, 2006
Man accused of violating gang injuction in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A man accused as the first violator of a gang injunction in a three-quarter square mile area of Santa Ana was being held on $65,000 bond Tuesday following his first court appearance on the misdemeanor charges.
Source: KNBC 4 news Date: August 8, 2006
White T-shirt is fashion necessity with a bad rep (Pittsburgh, PA): They hang like drapes over the frames of spindly boys and potbellied men alike. Blowing in the wind and sometimes wrapped around heads like a turban fighting off the glare of the sunshine, supersized white T-shirts are staples among urban youths and suburban wannabes.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: August 7, 2006
Two arrested after alleged gang stabbing (Sheboygan, WI): An alleged gang-related incident on the 2000 block of Wiemann Avenue in Sheboygan early Sunday resulted in a stabbing, several injuries and several arrests, according to a Sheboygan Police Department press release.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: August 7, 2006
Park shootings spark fears of gangs, calls for jobs (Cambridge, MA): Mayor Kenneth E. Reeves and the Police Department denied the existence of gangs in the city last week, seeking to dispel rumors among some Area IV residents that a recent double shooting in a Cambridge park was evidence of gang activity.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 6, 2006
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
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