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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, six seized in W. Side gunfire (Chicago, IL) : Two people were shot Wednesday night and six people were arrested after what appeared to be a string of gang-related gunfights on the West Side, Chicago Police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 1, 2006
Changes urged for injunctions on gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Balancing the effectiveness of gang injunctions with the need to offer hope to young people to break from a life of crime, a city panel Wednesday called for a review of how to change the injunctions.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: June 1, 2006
Summit elevates anti-gang initiatives (Columbia, MD): MS-13, the target of a major federal indictment in Maryland last summer, isn't the state's biggest gang problem. The Bloods are.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: June 1, 2006
Teen gangs find voice on Web (Dallas, TX): Teen gang members and wannabes are finding a platform in cyberspace to brag, bully and blog about their exploits.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: June 1, 2006
Drugs and gangs threaten Carty Park (St. Paul, MN): The lone basketball hoop at St. Paul's Carty Park was supposed to help keep kids off the streets. Instead, it became a work station for dope dealers, who learned they could conveniently shoot baskets until a prospective customer strolled by to do business.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: June 1, 2006
Logan police revive special unit to fight youth crimes (Logan, UT): The Logan Police Department has resurrected its special operations unit to curb a rise of gang-related graffiti and juvenile crimes.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: June 1, 2006
Fresno gets gang task force (Fresno, CA): Fresno's gang problem can't be solved through arrests alone, says Mayor Alan Autry, who announced the creation Tuesday of a task force charged with helping people avoid or leave gangs.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 31, 2006
Gangs possibly behind firebomb (Ogden, UT): A firebombing at an Ogden home may be part of an ongoing turf war between rival Latino gangs. Just after midnight Tuesday, police said someone lobbed several Molotov cocktails at a home on the 300 block of 32nd Street.
Source: Deseret News Date: May 31, 2006
A call for tougher gang laws (New York, NY): Working off testimony from gang experts on Long Island and throughout New York, an influential state commission called yesterday for laws that would make gang recruitment a crime but was less specific on proposals for social programs.
Source: Newsday Date: May 31, 2006
State lauds anti-gang effort (Syracuse, NY): The fall of Syracuse's Boot Camp street gang is highlighted as a successful example of gang prosecution in a report issued Tuesday by the state Commission on Investigations.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: May 31, 2006
Gangsters recruiting in smaller towns (Caldwell, ID): Police departments in southwestern Idaho have started programs to stop the spread of gangs in smaller communities, which officials say is an increasing problem as the region grows.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 31, 2006
Spike in crime leads Dowagiac to gang task force (Dowagiac, MI): An increase in juvenile crime Dowagiac police began seeing about a year and a half ago convinced Chief Tom Atkinson to organize a task force like the one behind a two-hour public forum on gang awareness Tuesday night at Dowagiac Middle School.
Source: Niles Daily Star Date: May 31, 2006
Illegal alien gang violence in America increasing (New York, NY): Gang-related violence continues to garner headlines in the news media - and rightly so - especially the emerging, more organized gangs of criminal illegal aliens who prey on US citizens and illegal immigrants alike.
Source: AXcess News Date: May 30, 2006
'These Kids Don't Get It' (Hartford, CT): A recent flare-up of retaliatory gunfire between "loosely knit" neighborhood gangs claimed the life of a 15-year-old bystander and wounded a 14-year-old boy on Clark Street Sunday night, Mayor Eddie A. Perez said Monday.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: May 30, 2006
Rival gangs might be behind rise in shootings (Seattle, WA): Drive-by shootings that leave homes riddled with gunfire, nightclub brawls and unexplained shootings from one car to another - police in Seattle say some of these crimes may be related to a feud between rival gangs from South Seattle and the Central District.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: May 30, 2006
Gang threatens a Shreveport neighborhood (Shreveport, LA): Gangs are a common problem in communities all over the country. Residents in one Ark-La-Tex neighborhood say a new gang is gaining strength and gradually taking over their neighborhood.
Source: KTAL Channel 6 News Date: May 30, 2006
Three teenage gang members arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide (Salinas, CA): Salinas police arrested three teenagers, who are believed to be affiliated with the Sureno gang, on suspicion of attempted murder after two allegedly fired multiple times at a man during a drive-by shooting in Salinas Monday evening.
Source: CBS San Francisco Date: May 30, 2006
Riverside police arrest four in gang sweep (Riverside, CA): Four people were arrested and rifles and other weapons seized during a gang sweep Tuesday in southwestern Riverside and several neighboring communities, a Riverside police official said.
Source: CBS 2 News Date: May 30, 2006
Fort Worth police expanding gang programs (Fort Worth, TX): The Fort Worth Police Department wants to expand a gang intervention program. The city has identified 260 separate gangs since 1983.
Source: CBS 11 News Date: May 30, 2006
Memphis police investigate gang-related crimes (Memphis, TN): In Lowrance Park, where children should play safely, it's empty...except for Shelby County Gang Officers reading gang graffiti.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: May 30, 2006
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