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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.
Two wounded in Redwood City shooting (Redwood City, CA): A couple of young men from Redwood City are recovering from gunshot wounds today and the police are looking for their assailant, who apparently mistook the victims for members of a rival gang late Wednesday night.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 9, 2004
Gang task force discusses graffiti (Simi Valley, CA): The large, spray-painted mural under the Highway 118 overpass in Simi Valley depicted a groaning teenage boy clutching his head with one hand and a bottle of booze with the other. The graphic image carried an artist's touch.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: September 9, 2004
Suspected gang member sentenced (Syracuse, NY): A suspected Boot Camp gang member was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in what police have called the biggest drug bust in county history.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: September 9, 2004
Ten members of alleged drug ring face racketeering charges (Moorhead, MN): Nine adults and one juvenile face racketeering and drug charges for their alleged involvement in a crack cocaine ring. All 10 defendants, charged Thursday in Clay County District Court, are accused of selling crack cocaine in the Fargo-Moorhead area, in St. Cloud, and in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Source: Grand Forks Herald Date: September 9, 2004
Police: Bat brawl between gangs (Great Falls, MT): Monday-morning brawl in the Paris Gibson Square parking lot involved rival gangs and was sparked when four people forced their way into a home, threatening the occupants with guns, police said Wednesday.
Source: Great Falls Tribune Date: September 9, 2004
Police brief residents on gang awareness (Staunton, VA): Police Chief Jim Williams and Officer Christopher Hartless delivered a "Gangs 101" class to area residents in an informational briefing on Wednesday evening. City Council chambers was full as residents, many from their Neighborhood Watch groups, listened to Hartless talk about prominent gangs, their symbols, signs and colors, and warning signs of gang involvement.
Source: The Daily News Leader Date: September 8, 2004
State prison attacked after refusing to join gang (Jackson Township, PA): A state prisoner faces assault charges for allegedly slashing the face of another inmate who refused to join a gang.
Source: Wilkes Barre Times Leader Date: September 8, 2004
Four men face gang charges in birthday party assault (Spring Valley, NY): Four men were arrested following a gang attack that left a 31-year-old village man requiring between 70 and 100 stitches to his face, police said yesterday. The victim was kicked and punched repeatedly in the face during a birthday party at a Collins Avenue house at 10 p.m. Saturday.
Source: The Journal News Date: September 8, 2004
Gang ties are local, not national (Grand Rapids, MI): About 15 different gangs can be found in Grand Rapids, but few of them are linked to larger, more violent national organizations, Grand Rapids police commanders told city commissioners Tuesday.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: September 8, 2004
Fatal shooting tied to run-in with gang (Chicago, IL): No one was in custody Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl who was gunned down when she and three friends crossed paths with gang members in a Northwest Side grocery store, Chicago police and family members said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 8, 2004
Durham County officer has become an expert in troublesome street cultures (Durham County, NC): Up close, they're just washed-out squiggles and splotches. But with a trained eye, Deputy Keith Dodson steps back to look at the big picture. The faint letters spell "Locos."
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: September 8, 2004
Tropical Ridge to take a stand against gangs (Lake Worth, FL): A summer of drive-by shootings and other gang-related crimes has left its mark in some areas of the city. When the violence reached one local neighborhood, residents decided to fight back.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: September 8, 2004
Oxnard man challenges gang order (Oxnard, CA): Putting Oxnard's newly imposed gang injunction to a crucial test, a college student testified Tuesday that he has been wrongly accused of gang membership and asked a judge to exempt him from the court order.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 8, 2004
Crime fight to lean on intelligence (Boston, MA): Boston Police, frustrated by Saturday's gang-style triple slaying in Dorchester, say they are planning to shift their highly-publicized crackdown on crime to further emphasize intelligence-gathering. Among other changes, new effort will be put into recruiting informants and targeting the ringleaders of criminal activity, they said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: September 8, 2004
Police gang unit investigates shooting (San Diego, CA): San Diego police suspect gang violence is behind the point-blank shooting of a man on a street in Memorial this weekend.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 6, 2004
Suspects sought in two shootings (Las Vegas, NV): Police are looking for a dark blue Ford Probe and three suspects in connection with two shootings that occurred within half an hour early Saturday morning, one in North Las Vegas, which was fatal, and another on the Strip. Authorities in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas are investigating. Las Vegas police said they think the incidents are gang-related.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: September 5, 2004
Barstow gang activity on upswing (Barstow, CA): The boy in the red-hooded sweatshirt swaggered lazily down the street. He returned Detective Joe Silva and Detective Chris Kirby's questioning stares with a sidelong glance as their unmarked patrol car crept down Fredricks Street on Monday night.
Source: The Daily Press Date: September 5, 2004
Three arrested for gun possession, gang charges (Salinas, CA): Members of the Salinas Police Department's Violence Suppression Unit arrested three men on gun possession charges Friday evening.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 5, 2004
Police task force looks for gangs on Peninsula (San Mateo County, CA): Darting into a dark driveway, Jesus Gonzalez Lopez didn't spot the cops on the San Mateo street until the SWAT-trained team spilled out of unmarked cars to surround him. The suspected burglar, sporting the blue-dot tattoos of the Surenos gang, emptied his pockets of contraband: methamphetamine and ceramic spark plug parts handy for shattering car windows.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 5, 2004
Second suspect charged in West Side shooting (San Antonio, TX): Police have charged a second man with capital murder in connection with a drive-by shooting on the city's West Side that killed two teenagers Thursday and wounded two others.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: September 4, 2004
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