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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.
Anti-gang grant to target youth (Reading, PA): Regional officials will use a portion of a $2.5 million federal grant to focus on preventing youth from joining gangs, U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan said Tuesday.
Source: The Morning Call Date: July 12, 2006
Police looking online for gang exploits (Salt Lake City, UT): Street gangs are showcasing their exploits on the Internet and police are taking advantage of the information.
Source: KSL 5 News Date: July 12, 2006
Suffolk gets first look at youth violence study (Suffolk, VA): City leaders gave the public its first glimpse Tuesday night at a months-long study aimed at curbing youth violence.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: July 12, 2006
County looks to adopt policy for speedier removal of graffiti (Belvidere, IL): The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is cracking down on graffiti. Quick cleanup of gang signs, swastikas and other offensive scribing is the goal of a new ordinance that will come tonight before the Boone County Board for a vote.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: July 12, 2006
Gangs a growing suburban scourge (Bergen County, NJ): Violent street gangs have been quietly spreading out from their urban bases in North Jersey over the last five years and finding new ones in the suburbs of Bergen County, authorities say.
Source: The Record Date: July 11, 2006
Drive-by shooting seriously wounds girl, 4, playing in her frontyard (Los Angeles, CA): A 4-year-old girl playing in front of her South Los Angeles home was seriously wounded Monday when an SUV pulled up and its occupants sprayed bullets at her and about half a dozen other children, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 11, 2006
Street gangs using Internet for violent bragging rights (Seattle, WA): The hoodlum in the photo holds a shotgun and claims to be a 17-year-old Tacoma gang member. He's draped in blue and uses "East Side Rebels" as his MySpace.com screen name, referring to a Tacoma street gang.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: July 10, 2006
Oakland man killed during early morning walk to taco truck (Oakland, CA): A man was killed and two of his roommates, including one who arrived in the United States two weeks ago, were wounded early Sunday when a gunman shot them as they walked to a Fruitvale district taco truck, police said.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register Date: July 9, 2006
Bloods member arrested (Fort Lauderdale, FL): Federal and local authorities arrested a reputed member of the Bloods gang in connection with a slaying in Georgia.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: July 9, 2006
Possible gang involvement in fatal teen shooting (Teaneck, NJ): An altercation between several teenagers at a party ended in tragedy when a 15-year-old Teaneck resident was shot to death early Sunday morning.
Source: WCBS Channel 2 News Date: July 9, 2006
Boy, 15, fatally shot in gang-related drive-by (Long Beach, CA): A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Long Beach and four people have been detained as possible suspects in the suspected gang-related attack.
Source: CBS 2 News Date: July 9, 2006
Area teens charged with burglary and gang involvement (Mason City, IA): Four North Iowa teenagers are facing felony charges including involvement in a gang after an incident early Saturday morning in Mason City.
Source: KIMT NewsChannel 3 Date: July 9, 2006
Fatal shooting tied to gangs, Tacoma police say (Tacoma, WA): A 19-year-old Tacoma man died and a 16-year-old girl was hospitalized early Saturday in what police are calling a rare burst of apparent gang violence downtown.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 9, 2006
Fresno gangs expand vices to prostitution (Fresno, CA): For years, gangs in southwest Fresno have dealt in guns and drugs and street violence, police say. Now at least some of these gangs are branching into prostitution.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: July 8, 2006
Three dead, three hurt in SW Side shootings (Chicago, IL): Six people were shot, three fatally, in the Washington Heights and Roseland neighborhoods from Thursday night to Friday morning.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 8, 2006
Triple homicide may have gang ties (Hyattsville, MD): Less than 15 feet from the corner where three men were fatally shot and a fourth was wounded Friday night in Hyattsville, a female vendor stands selling snow cones to neighborhood children.
Source: The Diamondback Date: July 8, 2006
Gang response team releases recommendations (Anchorage, AK): Members of the city's gang response team have released their ideas to make the city safer for our youth. Friday the members of Anchorage's Community Youth Violence Gang Response Team have submitted their recommendations to help families touched by gang and youth violence.
Source: KTVA 11 News Date: July 7, 2006
Sheriff makes pitch for gang unit (Larimer County, CO): Larimer County officials need to act soon if they want to stem gang activity before it gets out of control, law enforcement officials said Thursday.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: July 7, 2006
Woman feels helpless to her children's gang membership (Omaha, NE): A Project Safe Neighborhoods investigation has broken up a large drug ring in south Omaha, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, and one parent said she knows the struggles of keeping a child away from the lure of gangs.
Source: KETV 7 News Date: July 7, 2006
Grant to help Hickory combat gang activity (Hickory, NC): Police have formed a special unit to focus on gangs and to prevent gang problems as the city grows.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: July 7, 2006
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