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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.
Tiberi secures $300,000 for South Side anti-gang work (Columbus, OH): A chunk of federal money will help a coalition of law-enforcement, local government and community groups in their effort to combat gang-related problems in a South Side neighborhood.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: November 13, 2005
Jails try to track gang members as they move through system (Prince George's County, MD): For about a year, Prince George's County jail officials have tried to track gang members through a computerized database. They flag records of inmates who acknowledge belonging to the approximately 20 gangs that operate in the Washington area.
Source: WJLA 7 News Date: November 13, 2005
Fresno gang crackdown causes new problems (Fresno, CA): Fresno's gang crackdown may have created some problems in a new arena, even as police and sheriff's deputies clear the streets of violent gang members.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: November 13, 2005
Police search for masked gunmen (Taylorsville, UT): Police on Friday were still searching for individuals involved in what they believe was a gang-related shootout in a residential neighborhood.
Source: Deseret News Date: November 12, 2005
Gang-related issues worry (Roxboro, NC): Person High School officials this week voiced concerns for what they perceive to be increasing levels of gang-related activities in the community that are spilling over into the high school.
Source: Roxboro Courier Times Date: November 12, 2005
Gang task force gets $500,000 for its work (Monterey County, CA): The Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force will receive an additional $500,000 to help fight gang violence in Monterey County.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: November 11, 2005
Anti-gang efforts may get $5 million (Washington, DC): Washington's suburbs are set to receive nearly $5 million more in federal money to combat what lawmakers described yesterday as "an exploding gang problem" that needs aggressive, regional cooperation to solve.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 11, 2005
State due $7.6 million to fight crime (Washington, DC): More than $7.6 million in crime-prevention money would come to Maryland as part of a federal spending bill expected to be approved by Congress by early next week.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: November 11, 2005
Fox Ridge takes turf from gangs (Charlotte, NC): The freshly painted basketball court at the Fox Ridge apartment complex doesn't look all that impressive until you consider what its residents painted over: graffiti gang symbols.
Source: The News & Observer Date: November 11, 2005
Chelan School District backs off rosary bead ban (Chelan, WA): The Lake Chelan School District has rescinded a ban on rosary beads a week after school officials banned them as a symbol of potential gang involvement.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: November 11, 2005
Agents arrest eight in gang sweep (Los Angeles, CA): The FBI and Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday arrested what authorities described as the leaders of a gang responsible for 28 murders over the last five years in and around a one-square-mile area of southwest Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 11, 2005
Saginaw struggling with gang violence (Saginaw, MI): Police believe feuding Saginaw gangs are the cause of numerous shootings in and near the city in recent months. Getting people to talk about the shootings - both witnesses and victims - has been difficult.
Source: WJRT ABC 12 News Date: November 11, 2005
Man arrested in park gang fight (Simi Valley, CA): Police arrested a Simi Valley man in a gang fight at Rancho Simi Community Park on Sunday. At about 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 police received numerous reports of a fight at the park, located at 1765 Royal Avenue.
Source: Simi Valley Acorn Date: November 11, 2005
28 Blood cruds busted in Bx. (Bronx, NY): Twenty-eight members of the "Treyside Bloods" - a violent Bronx street gang that earned $1.5 million a year selling cocaine and heroin in a Mott Haven housing project - were indicted yesterday, authorities said.
Source: New York Post Date: November 11, 2005
Law enforcement raids target violent LA street gang (Los Angeles, CA): Police and federal agents carried out raids Thursday against alleged members of a notorious street gang accused of conspiracy and drug trafficking, arresting at least 18 people and seizing stashes of crack cocaine.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 10, 2005
50 drug arrests take down Oviedo Soldiers street gang (Oviedo, FL): A Central Florida street gang has been dismantled by about 50 arrests in three counties as part of a multi-agency effort called Operation Crackdown.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: November 10, 2005
Group targets youth brawl (Columbus, GA): A Saturday fight involving an estimated 40 to 50 youths near three east Columbus public schools prompted a meeting today to get to the bottom of the flare-up.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Date: November 10, 2005
Balto. Co. uses grant to form anti-gang unit (Baltimore County, MD): Baltimore County police say gangs are not a major problem in the county, but a unit is being formed to prevent what they describe as a growing threat.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: November 10, 2005
Region to get more federal help stopping gang activity (Washington, DC): Local law enforcement agencies will be getting more help from the federal government in their efforts to fight gang activity in the Washington region.
Source: NBC4 News Date: November 10, 2005
Four arrested after brawl at memorial (Madison, WI): A brawl that police say was gang-related led to the arrest of four teenage boys Wednesday at Memorial High School.
Source: The Capital Times Date: November 10, 2005
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