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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.
One dead in what police call a possible gang shooting (Aurora, IL): A 27-year-old Aurora man was shot to death Monday in his car, and his passenger was wounded in a possible gang-related incident as they drove on the city's near east side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 29, 2005
Gang affiliation didn't matter to killers (Lake County, IN): Lake County Jail cards for Lenzo "Thirst" Aaron III and Antonio "Tone" Jones listed them as having possible gang affiliation with the Vice Lords, and James W. "James G" Parks with the Gangster Disciples.
Source: Munster Times Date: November 29, 2005
Manteca cops lower gang activity (Manteca, CA): Recent targeted efforts by the police to curb gang activity have reduced violent incidents, auto thefts and burglaries, Manteca Police Chief Charlie Halford reported.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald Date: November 28, 2005
Proposal aims to steer kids away from gangs (Poughkeepsie, NY): Offering local youths a viable alternative to a life of crime is the idea behind an initiative proposed by County Executive William Steinhaus.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: November 28, 2005
Possible gang fight leaves one dead, two wounded (Salt Lake City, UT): One man was killed and at least two others wounded in an incident that police say appears to be gang-related.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: November 28, 2005
Gangs pose border threat (Del Rio, TX): Val Verde County Sheriff D'Wayne Jernigan has dealt with smugglers and drug gangs for decades, both as sheriff and as a customs agent.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: November 27, 2005
Minneapolis police see gains in gang-targeted policing (Minneapolis, MN): An intensive two-month strategy for fighting gang violence in Minneapolis led to a reduction in homicides, police reported, though other violent crimes continue to increase.
Source: Duluth News Tribune Date: November 27, 2005
Sizing up Minneapolis' two-month campaign vs. gangs (Minneapolis, MN): The summer streets were tense, and Grant Snyder could feel it. The Minneapolis police officer, who had been working surveillance for months in the city's crime hot zones, felt the vibe from crooks and residents.
Source: Star Tribune Date: November 27, 2005
Oceanside school district works to derail gang activity (Oceanside, CA): Cops aren't the only ones keeping tabs on the city's gang problem. The Oceanside Unified School District's principals, teachers and parents - with the help of police and gang prevention specialists - have joined forces to reduce gang involvement among students, a problem that has seeped onto campuses from the surrounding neighborhoods.
Source: North County Times Date: November 26, 2005
Shootings, homicide seem gang-related, police say (Nashville, TN): Wednesday night's shootings outside a south Nashville funeral home appear to be gang related and connected to a homicide that occurred days before, Metro police said yesterday.
Source: The Tennessean Date: November 26, 2005
Flash a gang sign & face suspension (Ripon, CA): Ripon Unified School District students could face some harsh penalties by displaying any sort of signs of gang involvement.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: November 26, 2005
Police seek tips in boy's shooting (Wichita, KS): J.J. Warner didn't do a thing wrong. The 12-year-old Wichita boy was just standing in his front yard, on North Fountain near 16th Street on Thanksgiving eve.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: November 26, 2005
Graffiti artists beware: solar-powered camera is on (Des Moines, IA): Des Moines police have a solar-powered camera to help detectives crack down on graffiti artists and other lawbreakers.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: November 24, 2005
Shooting victim dies at hospital (Richmond, CA): One man succumbed to his wounds as another clung to life Wednesday after a street-corner shootout the night before in the Shields-Reid neighborhood.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: November 24, 2005
Two arrests in bingo heist (Monterey County, CA): Two brothers who police say are associated with the notorious Crips street gang and a Seaside woman were charged Wednesday in connection with the armed robbery of bingo money at the Oldemeyer Center earlier this month.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: November 24, 2005
Judge upholds limits on West Sacramento gang (Woodland, CA): A Yolo County Superior Court judge upheld the sweeping gang injunction against West Sacramento's Broderick Boys, ruling Tuesday morning that the ACLU had no legal standing to challenge the court order.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 23, 2005
16-year-old killed when shots are fired from van (Hermosa, IL): A teenager was shot and killed Monday night in a drive-by shooting in the city's Hermosa neighborhood. Police said the shooting may have been gang-related.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 23, 2005
Focus groups could help stem drug, gang influx (Temicula, CA): Youth and parent focus groups will likely be the first step in a Temecula effort to evaluate and reduce local gang and drug problems, members of a joint committee agreed in their first brainstorming session Tuesday.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: November 23, 2005
Santa Monica police issues gang warning (Santa Monica, CA): The Santa Monica Police Department has issued a warning on its website about a possible outbreak of gang violence, saying a Santa Monica gang may be a potential target for retaliation by Los Angeles gangs.
Source: KTLA News Date: November 23, 2005
Fourth arrest made in gang-related City Heights slaying (San Diego, CA): Detectives made a fourth arrest Tuesday in the gang-related slaying of a City Heights man last week.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: November 22, 2005
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