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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.
County battles gang activity (Cherokee County, GA): Though it's now confined to spray-painted "tags" on wooden fences and highway overpasses, growing gang activity concerns the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department to the point that officials have assigned an officer to track local gang members.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: October 6, 2005
Authorities say eastern NC drug gang brought down (Wilmington, NC): Eastern North Carolina authorities say an organization responsible for the monthly distribution of as much as a thousand pounds of marijuana and 110 pounds of cocaine has been busted.
Source: WIS 10 News Date: October 6, 2005
Boy may be charged as an adult in slaying (Chicago, IL): A 14-year-old boy may face adult murder charges because the man he is accused of shooting last month at a North Side park has died, officials said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 6, 2005
Most Wanted suspect jailed (Schenectady, NY): A New York City street gang member whose involvement in armed jewelry store heists earned him a place on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Most Wanted List has been arrested by Schenectady police, authorities said.
Source: Times Union Date: October 6, 2005
Latino student group plans to protest flier (Boise, ID): A Latino student organization plans to rally outside Centennial High School this morning to protest a flier recently distributed in the West Boise neighborhood linking Hispanics with violent gang activity.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: October 5, 2005
18-year-old killed in R.C. shooting (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): A hail of gunfire left one man dead and another wounded late Tuesday in a shooting that may have been triggered by an earlier park brawl.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: October 5, 2005
FBI targets MS-13 street gang (Washington, DC): The FBI has formed a national task force aimed at dismantling street gangs and has focused attention on the MS-13 gang, which federal investigators say rivals the infamous Crips and Bloods.
Source: NewsHour Extra Date: October 5, 2005
Police: Teen says he was tortured, shot by gang members (Miami, FL): Miami police today are investigating the apparent torture of a teen who says local gang members abducted him, then shot him in the ear, elbow and leg before releasing him.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: October 5, 2005
Informant spied on Aurora gang for three years (Aurora, IL): A high-ranking gang member in Aurora secretly informed on his cohorts for three years, according to federal prosecutors who also had access to the gang's 50-page manual that detailed its rules and organizational goals.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 4, 2005
Two charged with beating St. Paul boy (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul Two 17-year-old boys were charged Tuesday with beating a St. Paul teenager they mistook to be a rival gang member, prosecutors said.
Source: WCCO 4 News Date: October 4, 2005
Man stabbed at school bus stop (Raleigh, NC): A fight at a school bus stop early Monday morning led to the stabbing of a 19-year-old man who tried to stop the skirmish.
Source: The News & Observer Date: October 4, 2005
Murder charge filed in 15-year-old’s killing (Columbia, SC): A murder warrant was issued for a 17-year-old charged in the weekend shooting death of a teen, Columbia police said.
Source: The State Date: October 4, 2005
Codey announces steps to curtail gang violence (Newark, NJ): New Jersey's acting governor on Tuesday unveiled steps aimed at reducing gang violence, including the appointment of 14 people to the Gang Land Security Task Force and the creation of a new advisory panel to study how street gangs prosper.
Source: Newsday Date: October 4, 2005
Boy hurt in likely gang shooting (Oakland, CA): Three people, including two men and a 10-year-old San Leandro boy grazed on the face, were wounded late Saturday in a gang-related shooting outside a Jack London Square movie theater, police said.
Source: The Argus Date: October 4, 2005
Police investigate graffiti incidents (West Hartford, CT): Police Chief James Strillacci said Monday that two new incidents of gang-themed graffiti do not necessarily signal a surge in gang activity.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: October 4, 2005
Man shot, killed near his North Side home (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man was shot and killed Sunday in an apparent gang-related shooting on the North Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 3, 2005
Fatal shooting possibly gang-related (Columbia, SC): Columbia Police Chief Dean Crisp said Monday there are "strong indications" that the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy early Sunday might be gang-related.
Source: The State Date: October 3, 2005
City issues progress report on curbing gang violence (Santa Monica, CA): Nearly five months after State and local leaders vowed to take action to stop the gang violence that for years has cut short the lives of dozens of Santa Monica youths, a City report published Thursday shows some progress has been made, but much of the unprecedented plan still remains on paper.
Source: The Lookout News Date: October 3, 2005
Two arrested for alleged gang graffiti (Rogers, AR): Rogers police arrested two men late last week resulting in what they hope will be the end to an 18-month barrage of gang graffiti on the city.
Source: The Benton County Daily Record Date: October 3, 2005
Extra patrols cut back on graffiti in central Miramar neighborhoods (Miramar, FL): Residents say they'd wake up and see graffiti plastered on garage doors, street signs or, in some cases, the sidewalk.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: October 3, 2005
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