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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.
Police seek grant to combat gangs (Worcester, MA): The Police Department has mapped an attack on gang violence in the city that hinges on a state grant. Police Chief Gary J. Gemme said the department is asking the state Executive Office of Public Safety for a share of money from its Community Safety Initiative.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: April 10, 2006
Sheriff says problem with gangs not new (New Iberia, LA): Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert said Friday that the street gang trouble on New Iberia’s western side isn’t new, and the solutions aren’t going to happen overnight.
Source: The Advocate Date: April 8, 2006
Program creates alternatives to gangs (Vineland, NJ): Gang activity is on the rise, and the local Police Athletic League hopes to use a $15,000 federal grant to give students an alternative to gangs and promote anti-gang education.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: April 8, 2006
City boosts gang patrol (Pico Rivera, CA): Beginning Sunday, two new deputies riding together in one car will begin patroling in neighborhoods known for gang activity.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: April 8, 2006
Two teens charged in taxicab robberies (Gwinnett County, GA): Two teenagers have been charged in a series of armed robberies of Hispanic taxicab drivers, police said Friday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: April 8, 2006
Gang sweep nets 11 (Fall River, MA): A yearlong local and federal investigation into street gangs culminated in 11 arrests yesterday and "cut off the head of the snake" by snaring the reputed leader of the Mafioso Street Gang, law enforcement officials announced.
Source: The Stadard-Times Date: April 8, 2006
Group gets funds for gang prevention (Ayden, NC): Captain C.J. Hardy of the Greenville Police Department knows the repercussions of an opportunity lost.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: April 7, 2006
Fort Worth investigates second gang shooting in two days (Fort Worth, TX): The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a second gang shooting in as many days.
Source: KXAS 5 News Date: April 7, 2006
LA gang kills own in crossfire (Los Angeles, CA): Three gang members tried to ambush a suspected rival but ended up killing one of their own, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 7, 2006
Another Houston gang member arrested (Houston, TX): The second of three members of a southwest Houston gang called "59 Bounty Hunters" wanted by Houston police, is now in custody after surrendering at HPD headquarters about 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: April 6, 2006
Hotline aimed at helping youth (Easton, PA): Community and religious leaders in Easton came up with an idea to help deter area teenagers and young adults from gang violence: a toll-free help line.
Source: The Morning Call Date: April 6, 2006
Edgewood man pulled from car, beaten, robbed (Hartford County, MD): Less than a week after an 18-year-old man was convicted in a gang-related murder, Harford County police said an Edgewood man was pulled from his vehicle and beaten Tuesday night in a suspected gang attack.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: April 6, 2006
Police: 'Ambush' shooting was likely gang-related (Apopka, FL): A shooting in Apopka, Fla., that injured four people and killed a father of three was likely a gang-related ambush, Local 6 News has learned.
Source: WKMG Channel 6 News Date: April 6, 2006
Cop murder summit tries to get the drop on gangs (Chicago, IL): So far this year, there have been fewer murders in Chicago, but police commanders have been concerned enough about gang violence in the city to convene the first "murder summit" Wednesday at police headquarters.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 6, 2006
Pair charged in shooting of 7-year-old girl wounded by stray bullet (Trenton, NJ): Two reputed gang members were charged Wednesday with aggravated assault in the shooting of a 7-year-old girl who was struck in the face by a stray bullet while playing outside her family's apartment building last week.
Source: Newsday Date: April 5, 2006
Houston police arrest 14 gang members, looking for three more (Houston, TX): Police said Wednesday they have arrested 14 suspected gang members accused of violent crimes and were looking for three more as they reported that gang killings are on the rise.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: April 5, 2006
Governor meets with local leaders on gang violence (Trenton, NJ): Following a string of suspected gang-related shootings that left six people wounded in the capital city last week, Gov. Jon S. Corzine met with state and local officials Wednesday to create a plan to combat the growing gang violence here and across the state.
Source: Newsday Date: April 5, 2006
Monitoring program tracks its first success (San Bernardino, CA): State officials heralded their first success Tuesday in the pilot program using global-positioning-system devices to monitor high-risk gang members who violate their parole with the arrest of a San Bernardino man.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: April 4, 2006
DeKalb police recall past gang activity as generally not violent (DeKalb, IL): With last week's shooting still fresh in our memories, some locals wonder how problematic gangs might become in our area. The Northern Star spoke to DeKalb police and University Police to hear their take on the situation.
Source: Northern Star Date: April 4, 2006
San Mateo beefing up gang task force (San Mateo County, CA): The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved the expansion of the San Mateo County Gang Task Force and its Gang Intelligence and Investigations Unit.
Source: CBS San Francisco Date: April 4, 2006
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