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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.
Police: Gang incidents related (Lowell, MA): One teen has been charged with attempted murder and another with hitting someone with a chain during a Saturday afternoon fight on Lawrence Street in which one teen was stabbed. The incident occurred just hours before another fight that left two men shot elsewhere in the city.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: September 27, 2004
Football fight gang-related (Bridgeton, NJ): A brawl that resulted in six arrests at the Jim Hursey Stadium during a Bridgeton/St. Augustine Prep football game on Friday night was found to be gang-related. According to police reports, several gangs were present at the game, sporting shirts with identical colors - some all black, some red and white.
Source: Today's Sunbeam Date: September 27, 2004
Funding cuts hamper fight against SoCal gangs (Southern California): Violent street gangs have flourished in Southern California over the past three decades as funding cuts have left police and prosecutors without enough manpower and resources, it was reported Monday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 27, 2004
Gang shooting kills man, injures five other people (Los Angeles, CA): A gang-related shooting Sunday in which neighbors heard dozens of gunshots resulted in the death of one man and injuries to five people, including one woman who sustained critical injuries, police said.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 27, 2004
Two arrested in gang incident in T. Oaks (Thousand Oaks, CA): Thousand Oaks Police arrested an 18-year-old man and a juvenile from Newbury Park on Friday after they allegedly entered a home and threatened to stab a resident, police said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: September 26, 2004
Shuttling between nations, Latino gangs confound the law (Los Angeles, CA): Christián Antúnez chokes back a scream as the nurse sticks a needle above his left eyebrow. "Ay, Mamá!" he shouts. "It really hurts." "Don't move," the nurse tells him, sticking him again and again with anesthesia.
Source: The New York Times Date: September 26, 2004
Teen shot dead in possible gang fracas (Mountain View, CA): A 17-year-old Mountain View boy was killed in a possibly gang-related drive-by shooting late Friday in the city's first homicide of the year.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 26, 2004
Gangs blamed in teen's slaying (Dorchester, MA): The 17-year-old boy who was gunned down while standing outside a Dorchester pizza restaurant Friday afternoon was probably the victim of gang violence, a Boston police investigator said yesterday.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: September 26, 2004
Endangered LA trauma center criticized in reports (Los Angeles, CA): County supervisors who plan to close the trauma center at a troubled South Los Angeles hospital have not mentioned problems in the unit, saying only that it drained resources that should be used elsewhere.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 25, 2004
Many local crews have roots in Los Angeles (Long Beach, CA): The police statistics say things are getting better: Violent crimes such as murders, assaults, robberies and drug sales declined 55 percent in Long Beach from 1981 to 2001.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: September 25, 2004
Gang violence becoming a big issue in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): Eight killings this year - at least three of them gang-related. A wave of eight shootings over the last three-plus weeks. Does Oceanside have a crime problem again?
Source: North County Times Date: September 25, 2004
Gangland (Southern California): Please click on the link below for Inland Valley Daily Bulletin's special report on gang violence in Southern California.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: September 25, 2004
Anti-gang effort short on details (Salinas, CA): At a Thursday news conference, Salinas Police Chief Daniel Ortega unveiled plans for "Operation Salinas Safe Streets," a collaborative effort between the county's three major law enforcement agencies to combat the city's gang problems.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 24, 2004
Four deny involvement in robbery of bank (Lancaster, CA): Four reputed Los Angeles-area gang members accused of robbing a Palmdale bank at gunpoint and fleeing after a dye pack exploded on them have pleaded not guilty to charges of robbery.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: September 24, 2004
Diary entries land man in jail (Augusta, GA): Police say an Augusta man's diary of bad deeds was enough to nail him on a rash of gang-related shootings. Travis Lorenzo Berrian, 20, of Glenn Hills Circle, kept a journal in his bedroom bragging how he had shot at several rival gang members in Augusta this week, sheriff's Sgt. Calvin Chew said.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: September 24, 2004
Oceanside shootings continue after vigil (Oceanside, CA): A 34-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a gang-related shooting early yesterday that happened just hours after scores of area residents concluded a prayer service against gang violence in the city.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 24, 2004
Officials announce gang initiative (Columbia, SC): Federal and local law enforcement leaders Thursday announced the formation of a gang activity task force. Its job will be to identify and prosecute persons who commit violent crimes as a result of gang activity in the Columbia area.
Source: The State Date: September 23, 2004
CHP joins fight against gangs (Salinas, CA): California Highway Patrol officers aren't usually seen on city streets but are set to become a temporary addition to Salinas. CHP officers will join forces with Salinas police officers and Monterey County sheriff's deputies to combat gang violence in Salinas.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 23, 2004
Gang vengeance (Long Island, NY): A 16-year-old Long Island girl couldn't escape her vicious gang fast enough — she was shot dead after she'd made clear she wanted to break away from the notorious MS-13 gang, her family says.
Source: New York Post Date: September 23, 2004
Student is hit by cross fire (Uniondale, NY): A 16-year-old Uniondale High School student who was shot Tuesday near the school was an innocent bystander caught in a cross fire between rival groups, Nassau police said yesterday.
Source: Newsday Date: September 23, 2004
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