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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.
Woman charged with gang offense (Chesterfield County, VA): A young Chesterfield County woman is charged with participating in a criminal street gang known as the "Crips," an apparently localized version of the notorious Los Angeles-based gang.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: April 28, 2006
LA program aims to put gang members in jobs (Sacramento, CA): Gang members go to the Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J., with skills in fighting, stealing and detecting the slightest trace of disrespect.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 27, 2006
Three charged with new anti-gang statute (Suffolk, VA): For the first time in Suffolk, three men have been charged with a state law that specifically cites street gang affiliation.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: April 27, 2006
Slaying believed related to gangs (Lakewood, NJ): Murder victim Terry Jackson may be the latest victim of gang violence, police said. Authorities believe he may have been killed in what is turning out to be a turf war over control of the High Point Condominiums.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: April 27, 2006
Pitt groups get grants for gang prevention (Pitt County, NC): More than $370,000 in grants awarded to Pitt County recently is expected to aid five agencies in efforts to prevent and reduce gang violence in the area.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: April 27, 2006
Stain spreads on desert sands (San Bernardino County, CA): Gang members are infiltrating the High Desert at an alarming pace, affecting the crime rate as population swells, authorities said.
Source: The Sun Date: April 27, 2006
Inmate dies after weekend stabbing at Cook County Jail (Cook County, IL): A Cook County Jail inmate who had been stabbed in the back of the head during a weekend brawl in the maximum security unit died Wednesday morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 27, 2006
Police: Shot men are gang members (Chapel Hill, NC): Two men shot Sunday after the Apple Chill street fair belong to a Durham gang called the 9-Trey Bloods, police said Tuesday.
Source: Chapel Hill News Date: April 26, 2006
Shot fired at vehicle by gang member (Petaluma, CA): A gunshot was fired at a vehicle late Saturday night after an argument involving more than a dozen young men, apparently members of rival gangs, in the parking lot at Meadow Elementary School, said Sgt. Marlin Christensen of the Petaluma Police Department.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier Date: April 26, 2006
Boy, 14, killed in gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A 14-year-old boy was killed in a gang-related shooting in Montecito Heights, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: CBS 2 News Date: April 26, 2006
Anti-gang measure finds audience (Milwaukee, WI): An anti-gang loitering ordinance that lost its way in Milwaukee found a home for debate in Cudahy, where residents have been invited by an alderman advocating its passage to discuss it at a town hall meeting tonight.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: April 26, 2006
Pomona gang has two options after sweep, chief says (Pomona, CA): Following a gang sweep that netted nearly 60 arrests, the void left in the hierarchy of the Pomona 12th Street Sharkies will produce one of two things, law enforcement officials and youth activists said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: April 26, 2006
Police tie two killings to gang's retaliation (Buffalo, NY): A 17-year-old Bush Street resident charged in last week's shooting deaths of two people on Pennsylvania Street belonged to a gang that opened fire in retaliation for another gang shooting hours earlier, police said.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: April 26, 2006
Latino groups work to fight gang activity (Raleigh, NC): Two months after Wake County leaders unveiled a plan to prevent the growth of local gangs, the plan was launched a second time Wednesday - in Spanish.
Source: NBC 17 News Date: April 26, 2006
Gang symbol appears to be vandalism (Clarke County, VA): The symbol "MS-13," spray painted sometime just before Easter on the railroad bridge on Route 255 at Old Chapel, appears to be an "isolated incident" of vandalism, according to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: Clark Times-Courier Date: April 26, 2006
Orland teen arrested in Corning graffiti case (Corning, CA): An Orland teen suspected of spray painting gang-style graffiti in several locations around Corning was arrested at his Orland residence on Second Street Friday.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: April 25, 2006
57 held as Pomona gang is targeted (Pomona, CA): Two years after a CHP officer was gunned down by a teenager trying to impress a notorious Pomona gang, state and local authorities arrested 57 people linked to the gang's alleged drug trafficking, gun buys and street violence, officials said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 25, 2006
Police target youth gang violence (Charlestown, MA): Two people were randomly attacked and stabbed by gang-affiliated youths in Charlestown last week, prompting police to flood the neighborhood near the Bunker Hill housing development with extra officers on bicycles and motorcycles over the weekend, police officials said yesterday.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 25, 2006
Shooting over weekend leads to fears of more gang activity (Barstow, CA): Barstow Police arrested two alleged gang members who engaged in a gun fight over the weekend, one when he attempted to pose as a bystander at the investigation, while the other was found hiding out in a fast food restaurant freezer.
Source: Desert Dispatch Date: April 25, 2006
Sparks police investigate three Saturday gang fights (Sparks, NV): Sparks police are investigating three gang fights that occurred Saturday night. The largest was about 15 minutes before midnight in the 2100 block of Victorian Avenue, where two groups met to have a fight, police said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: April 24, 2006
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