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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.
LR gears up to fight Hispanic gang growth (Little Rock, AR): Not all of Little Rock's gangs are holdovers from the early 1990s. A few fledgling - but growing - Hispanic gangs now call Little Rock home. Their names - Sureno 13, 18th Street Gang and Nortenos - may be unfamiliar in central Arkansas but they are well-known elsewhere in the country as violent, efficient, criminal organizations.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: August 22, 2004
Cracking prison letter codes vital (Bexar County, TX): The jail and prison letters to wives, girlfriends and "homies" seem to talk about kids growing, how relatives are doing, and what life is like on the outside. But hidden beneath may be a message that's all business: orders for a hit, instructions for arranging drug and gun shipments, or how to deal with rivals who won't pay a 10 percent tax for peddling drugs on gang turf.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: August 22, 2004
After gang raids, work starts over (San Antonio, TX): The pavilion at MacArthur Park seemed a fitting place to celebrate a job well done. Suspected leaders of the Texas Mexican Mafia had once held meetings at the pavilion's long wooden picnic tables.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: August 22, 2004
Police scrutinizing city’s gang activity (Colorado Springs, CO): Hostile stares greeted Colorado Springs police officer John Koch as he walked through the ICON nightclub on North Academy Boulevard. “There are probably warrants walking all over that place,” Koch said after a recent Thursday night at the club.
Source: The Gazette Date: August 22, 2004
Pomona task force eyes weighty gang problem (Pomona, CA): Some streets in Pomona are so gang infested that mail carriers refuse to deliver on certain routes. One of the safer routes, on the west side of the city, saw four people shot last week and another left for dead on the side of the road two streets away.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: August 22, 2004
Weekend spree of violence leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded (Chicago and Maywood, IL): A 19-year-old Chicago man was fatally shot while standing with his friend on the South Side Friday night in part of a weekend spree of violence. Marlo Mesarina, of the 4200 block of South Maplewood Avenue, was shot in the back around 9 p.m. Friday while standing near his home with a friend, said police spokeswoman JoAnn Taylor.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 22, 2004
Graffiti workers getting new jobs (Los Angeles, CA): Two weeks after Homeboy Industries ended its graffiti-removal program in Boyle Heights in the wake of the shooting deaths of two workers, most of the former gang members who lost their jobs are going back to work.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 21, 2004
Gang fighting fuels much of violence (Milwaukee, WI): Violence on Milwaukee's near south side has been fueled by gang fighting, as at least a dozen groups battle for territory and advantage in a relatively small area, police and community activists say.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Date: August 21, 2004
Gangs making smaller cities home (Durham, NC): Durham, North Carolina, is a thriving city - with a growing gang problem. Deputy Keith Dodson of the Durham Sheriff's Office says, "There's Hispanic or Latin gangs, black gangs, white gangs. Gangs know no color but one -green - making money."
Source: CBS News Date: August 21, 2004
Lynn gang suspects arraigned following two nights of violence (Lynn, MA): A District Court judge has ordered alleged gang members jailed at least through the weekend, while the city's police chief urged great cooperation between his force and the public in curbing youth gang violence.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: August 21, 2004
Suspect, 23, charged in drive-by killing of boy (Lake Worth, FL): A Greenacres man has been charged with the gang-related drive-by shooting of a 14-year-old Lake Worth boy killed last month, police said. Miguel Lemus-Flores, 23, was charged with first-degree murder in the July 14 shooting of Ricardo Andres.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: August 21, 2004
Two men fight inclusion in gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): Two Oxnard men targeted in a gang injunction want a judge to exempt them from the court order. Javier Ambriz, 23, and Miguel Guillen, 21, say they are not gang members and should not be subjected to the restrictions the injunction places on the Colonia Chiques gang.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: August 21, 2004
Jail officials deny riot was gang-related (Olmito, TX): Since the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center opened in March of 2002 there has been a number of escapes, a jailhouse sex scandal involving a high ranking jail administrator and nearly half a dozen riots, including the one on Friday.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: August 20, 2004
Hall, state officials discuss increase in area gang activity (Gainesville, GA): Officials from Hall County were among those Thursday addressing the state Senate Study Committee on Youth and Crime on the growth of gang activity in North Georgia. Jason Deal, district attorney for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit that includes Hall and Dawson counties, told the committee that the juvenile court system is flooded with gang members.
Source: The Gainesville Times Date: August 20, 2004
12 nabbed in drug sweep of Chicago Lawn area (Chicago, IL) : Chicago police wrapped up a three-month investigation of drug dealers in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood this week, arresting a dozen people, department officials said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 20, 2004
Gang member sentenced (St. Paul, MN): He pleaded guilty to his part in the gang-related murder of a co-worker and gave police enough information to track down his alleged accomplices, the murder weapon and the car used in the getaway. Jose Monroy Vega even testified at the trials of his co-defendants — the only one of the three who cooperated with authorities.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: August 20, 2004
Two men arrested in robbery case (San Marcos, CA): Two men have been arrested in connection with a gang-related home-invasion robbery last month at an Arbor Lane apartment, the Sheriff's Department said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 20, 2004
Gang awareness seminar in Houston draws dozens (Warner Robins, GA): When Houston County police officers started tracking gang activity in the late 1990s, they were tracking as many as 15 different gangs. "I'm not saying we do not have gangs in Warner Robins currently," Warner Robins gangs intelligence Officer Karen Stokes said.
Source: The Telegraph Date: August 20, 2004
Neighbors fear more unrest after stabbings (Lynn, MA): Residents living in a Lynn neighborhood where four teens were stabbed Wednesday night in apparent gang violence believe the dispute is far from over and that retaliatory attacks will come. None of the injuries were life-threatening, according to police.
Source: Boston Herald Date: August 20, 2004
Schools prepare for teen gangs (Washington, DC): The gang violence this summer has prompted regional school systems and authorities to take unprecedented measures in preparation for the upcoming school year.
Source: The Washington Times Date: August 19, 2004
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