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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.
Gang activity leads to arrests of high-schoolers (Harrisonburg, VA): One gang has drawn the attention of law enforcement in two separate incidents that led to four arrests in the last several weeks.
Source: Daily News-Record Date: November 19, 2005
Suspect held in fatal Shooting near carnival (Los Angeles, CA): A 21-year-old gang member has been arrested on suspicion of shooting to death a teenage boy and wounding another last Sunday night outside a Jefferson Park neighborhood carnival, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 19, 2005
Police blame violence on gangs (Syracuse, NY): A dispute between two Syracuse gangs led to a rash of recent gun violence, but so far nobody has been arrested in the shootings.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: November 18, 2005
School leaders examine ways to keep students safe from gangs (Norfolk, VA): An elementary school student said he hides to avoid getting a beating from gang members. At Lafayette-Winona Middle School, students say they stay on campus after the last bell because they feel safer there than in their neighborhoods.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: November 18, 2005
Cops, man's kin differ over stabbing (Long Island, NY): Four men chased a Hempstead man into a Laundromat and stabbed him to death while customers watched, Nassau police said yesterday.
Source: Newsday Date: November 18, 2005
One killed, three wounded in drive-by shooting (Richmond, CA): One man was killed and three others were wounded this morning in a drive-by shooting in the Iron Triangle neighborhood that may have been gang-related, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: November 18, 2005
More Latinos are slain in Prince George's (Prince George's County, MD): Prince George's County is home to the Washington area's third-largest Hispanic population, but it has had more Latino homicide victims this year than the rest of the region combined.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 18, 2005
Twenty-six charged in alleged drug ring (Seattle, WA): Authorities on Thursday arrested 21 people and seized nearly two dozen weapons in a raid on a local Crips street gang, federal prosecutors said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: November 18, 2005
Robbery suspects may be MS-13 members (Wheaton, MD): Four men arrested after Montgomery County Police interrupted a robbery at a Wheaton apartment Tuesday night are suspected members of the Salvadoran street gang MS-13, police and county officials said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Times Date: November 17, 2005
Leads come up short in shooting (San Bernardino, CA): Someone knows who gunned down an 11-year-old girl at dinner, a shooting authorities say is gang related. But no one has turned him in.
Source: The Sun Date: November 17, 2005
Task force will target street gangs (Northampton County, PA): Starting next year, Northampton County law enforcement officials will begin prosecuting street gangs under the state's corrupt organization statute, making it illegal simply to belong to a gang.
Source: The Morning Call Date: November 16, 2005
Gangs blamed for crime spike in Alaska (Anchorage, AK): Violent crime in Alaska increased last year, continuing a steady upswing that began in the 1990s, according to FBI statistics. Law enforcement officials say the increase is largely due to aggravated assaults involving gangs in Anchorage and have said more gang-fighting initiatives are on the way.
Source: Anchorage Daily News Date: November 16, 2005
Lee sheriff probes whether clothing line, gangs linked (Lee County, FL): The head of the Lee County Sheriff's Office gang unit says deputies are still investigating whether a line of clothing has been adopted by gangs.
Source: The News-Press Date: November 16, 2005
Three suspects in violent gangs are in custody (South Florida): Three men accused of belonging to dangerous street gangs have been picked up by federal agents in South Florida, including one sought on murder charges in the Fort Myers area, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Tuesday.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: November 16, 2005
Teenager bloodied, traumatized in gang-related attack (Petaluma, CA): A Petaluma teenager hit by a blunt object was bloodied and suffered severe trauma over most of his body in a gang-related incident on Saturday, said Sgt. Ken Savano of the Petaluma Police Department.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier Date: November 16, 2005
Gang activity in state doubles (Vineland, NJ): "We really do need the help of all of you to control our gang problem," Prosecutor Ron Casella said to the packed room at Cumberland County College. "It's all around us."
Source: Bridgeton News Date: November 16, 2005
Phoenix calls for crackdown on graffiti (Phoenix, AZ): To combat a dramatic increase in graffiti over the past year, Phoenix will recommend that the state impose stiffer penalties on offenders, Mayor Phil Gordon announced Monday morning.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: November 15, 2005
Random gunfire hurts two (Jackson Township, PA): An 18-year-old and two 16-year-olds from Ocean County were charged with attempted murder yesterday after a random drive-by shooting wounded two people in Jackson Township early Sunday, authorities said.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer Date: November 15, 2005
Gang task force reports encouraging numbers (Monterey County, CA) : The Monterey County Board of Supervisors will get a report Tuesday night on the progress of the Monterey County Gang Task Force. Since April, the task forces has accounted for nearly 400 arrests, more than 1,300 traffic stops and a dozen guns taken off the street.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: November 15, 2005
Cops link drive-by shootings to a gang (Jackson, NJ): Two teenagers wounded in a drive-by shooting were victims of a gang attack and possibly gang-initiation rites, authorities said Monday.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: November 15, 2005
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