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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.
Perry might hire full-time gang investigator (Perry, GA): Public Safety Director George Potter wants to hire a full-time gang investigator. The price tag would be about $52,400, according to a budget request for the position.
Source: The Telegraph Date: June 28, 2006
Slain man had been suspect in shooting (Manatee County, FL): A 20-year-old man who was shot to death early Sunday was at one time a suspect in a fatal gang-related shooting, according to Bradenton Police Department officials.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: June 28, 2006
Suspected gang member may have killed gardener (Anaheim, CA): Police Wednesday asked for the public's help in finding a suspected gang member who gunned down a gardener who was trying to protect a 14-year-old boy, Anaheim police said.
Source: CBS 2 News Date: June 28, 2006
Governor talks tough in addressing gang violence plaguing Anchorage (Anchorage, AK): Gov. Frank Murkowski said Tuesday that the state will propose steps to increase enforcement and prosecution of gang-related violence.
Source: Anchorage Daily News Date: June 28, 2006
Local effort to fight gang violence (Lansing, MI): The effort to keep gangs out of Lansing schools is gaining new momentum. Prison time and violent deaths are tragic endings to a gang-related lifestyle.
Source: WLNS 6 News Date: June 27, 2006
Drive-by shooting in Fresno kills man (Fresno, CA): A young man was shot to death Monday night in a drive-by shooting near Quigley Playground in west-central Fresno, police said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 27, 2006
Gang policy takes effect for Altoona (Altoona, PA): It’s now a written policy that Altoona Area School District students can’t wear clothes depicting gang colors or symbols.
Source: The Altoona Mirror Date: June 25, 2006
New war on graffiti vandals declared by cities, police (Ventura County, CA): Although people generally can drive through eastern Ventura County without seeing graffiti, police here say it is a growing problem with young teens and is costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: June 25, 2006
Gunfight wounds two (Anchorage, AK): Two young men were hospitalized Friday night after the occupants of a pair of vehicles exchanged gunfire on a Fairview street, Anchorage police said.
Source: Anchorage Daily News Date: June 24, 2006
Anti-gang task force strikes (St. Lucie County, FL): After gathering intelligence for more than a year, St. Lucie County's anti-gang task force came together for its first mission in the pre-dawn hours Friday.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: June 24, 2006
Gang task force arrests three (Paterson, CA): A multiagency gang task force arrested three Patterson men Friday morning after receiving information that one of them was involved in a gang-related shooting, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: June 24, 2006
On the alert for street gangs (Burlington County, PA): The slashing of a young boy's neck at Lumberton Middle School during a street gang initiation last month startled many residents of the Burlington County town, but not police.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer Date: June 23, 2006
Alleged rape victims 'tagged' (Visalia, CA): Police are investigating why three teenagers who allegedly raped two women decided to "tag" their victims' bodies with gang signs during the assault.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 23, 2006
West Las Vegas residents vent frustrations (Las Vegas, NV): West Las Vegas residents on Thursday accused the Metropolitan Police Department of not cracking down on gang violence that has plagued the area for more than a decade.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: June 23, 2006
Killing of boy, 11, adds to San Bernardino's crime surge (San Bernardino, CA): The trouble began just after the three Ramirez boys and their friends arrived at the local schoolyard Wednesday for a nighttime game of basketball, a rare treat made possible by the late sundown on the first day of summer.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 23, 2006
Front yard brawl leaves one dead (Crouch Mesa, NM): A possible gang-related front yard brawl Tuesday night in Crouch Mesa left one girl dead after several shots were fired into a gathered crowd, according to San Juan County Sheriff's Office deputies.
Source: The Daily Times Date: June 22, 2006
N.J. prison alert tied to a gang threat (New Jersey): The partial lockdown this week of four New Jersey prisons came after a Bloods street gang leader claimed his soldiers had access to 13 hidden guns and planned to violently take control away from guards.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer Date: June 22, 2006
Newton police vow gang vigilance (Newton, MA): Newton police will use a new website, an anonymous tip line, and extra patrols to keep in touch with the community after a recent scare that gangs might be infiltrating the city.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 22, 2006
Waynesboro police arrest man in connection with Friday robbery (Waynesboro, VA): A suspect in what police are describing as a gang-related strong-arm robbery is under arrest and being held without bond, according to the Waynesboro Police Department.
Source: The Daily News Leader Date: June 21, 2006
Authorities arrest alleged gang members in drug crackdown (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors today charged more than two dozen members of a Chicago street gang with running a drug ring that sold crack cocaine, marijuana and heroin laced with a prescription painkiller, officials said.
Source: The Southern Illinoisan Date: June 21, 2006
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