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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.
Supervisors reject sheriff's sales tax idea (Los Angeles County, CA): Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's plan to ask voters to raise sales taxes for a $325-million crackdown on gang violence suffered a significant blow Tuesday when county supervisors expressed no interest in including the proposal on November's election ballot.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 19, 2006
Gangs cling to Westside haunts (Los Angeles, CA): The crime statistics on the Westside tell one story: Violent crime went down 45% in the last two years.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 19, 2006
Four juveniles among nine arrested after fatal gang fight (Wilmington, DE): Four juveniles are among nine suspects arrested after what police described as a gang-related killing just outside Wilmington.
Source: The Examiner Date: July 19, 2006
Gang activity 'emerging,' professor says (Lexington County, SC): Saturday’s shooting death of a 19-year-old at a Lexington County flea market is an example of the emerging gang activity in South Carolina, a USC professor said Monday.
Source: The State Date: July 18, 2006
Area gang violence also down (Virginia): Officials in Northern Virginia said yesterday they have seen a decrease in violent gang activity since the creation of a federally funded task force to combat gang violence in the region.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 18, 2006
Police blame rap song for fatal gang shooting (Dallas, TX): A rap song sparked a nightclub shooting between rival gangs that had declared a truce to celebrate a birthday, leaving two men dead and four others injured, police said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 18, 2006
Police add Opry Mills to gang watch list (Nashville, TN): A shooting in Opry Mills Mall on Saturday night has called attention to the security of local shopping malls, where Metro police have responded to almost 250 calls about crimes since January.
Source: Dickson Herald Date: July 18, 2006
CHP to aid gang force (Monterey County, CA): Gang prevention efforts in Monterey County will have help from the California Highway Patrol in 2007. The Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force, established in April 2005, teams local and county law agencies to battle gangs in the region.
Source: The Californian Date: July 18, 2006
Investigators say shooting was gang-related (Columbia, SC): A fatal shooting at a West Columbia flea market was gang-related, Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says. Metts said Sunday that 19-year-old Denise Boykin was killed in retaliation by her boyfriend's rival gang members.
Source: Wilmington Morning Star Date: July 17, 2006
Shooting attack leaves four in critical condition (North Hollywood, CA): Four men were in critical condition late Sunday after being shot outside an apartment building near the intersection of Vanowen Street and Morella Avenue, authorities said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: July 17, 2006
Four men killed in weekend violence (Chicago, IL): A Back of the Yards man was fatally gunned down by four assailants early Sunday in a South Side alley, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 17, 2006
One man dead, another hurt in Santa Cruz shooting (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz police today are searching for three people believed to be involved in a gang-related shooting that left one man dead and another wounded.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 17, 2006
Sheriff says slaying was linked to gangs (Lexington County, SC): A 19-year-old woman killed at a Lexington County flea market on Saturday was shot five times by armor-piercing bullets from an AK-47 and was the target of retaliation by her boyfriend’s rival gang members, Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said Sunday.
Source: The State Date: July 17, 2006
Tacoma marshals resources in face of fresh gang threat (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County law enforcement agencies are mobilizing to stamp out a recent surge in gang crime that is rekindling memories of a dark time in Tacoma’s past.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 17, 2006
Gang activity believed at root of mall shooting (Nashville, TN): Police believe gang activity led to a shooting that left two people injured at a mall near Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: July 17, 2006
Boys shot; suspect sought (Boyle Heights, CA): A pair of young brothers from Boyle Heights remained hospitalized Sunday with gunshot wounds after being struck by a bullet believed to have been fired by a longtime area gang member, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 17, 2006
Sarasota debates graffiti law (Sarasota, FL): Jon Susce, president of the Park East Neighborhood Association in Sarasota, is tired of seeing spray-painted gang symbols and profanity scattered along the walls of his community.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: July 16, 2006
Gang force funding approved (Monterey County, CA): Monterey County's Joint Gang Task Force took a step toward continued existence Friday when a U.S. Senate committee recommended funding the program for another year.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 16, 2006
Gang activity flare-up worries Central area neighborhood (El Paso, TX): Children played soccer, families took a stroll, and abuelitos sat and talked as the Segundo Barrio stirred with activity as the temperature cooled on a recent summer evening.
Source: El Paso Times Date: July 16, 2006
BOE unveils anti-gang draft policy (Lawrence Township, NJ): Amid concerns about street gangs in the township, the school board introduced a draft policy last week prohibiting gang activity on school property or while representing the schools.
Source: The Times Date: July 16, 2006
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