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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.
Efforts to stop Arcadia graffiti lead to arrests (Edmond, OK): A push to stop gang graffiti and vandalism at Arcadia Lake led to 20 arrests over Labor Day weekend. A driver’s license checkpoint was set up Sept. 4 at Spring Creek Park by Edmond police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, Sgt. Bob Pratt said.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: September 8, 2005
Crimes linked to gang activity (Tampa, FL): The four teens accused of a two-county, daylong crime spree that included rape and robbery belonged to the Dover-based Norte 14 gang, authorities said Tuesday. Some victims of the rampage were rival gang members and their associates.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: September 7, 2005
Gang plan gets OK (Riverside, CA): A set of proposed actions recommended by Riverside City Manager Brad Hudson in response to a dozen recent gang-related shootings in the Eastside neighborhood won unanimous City Council support on Tuesday.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: September 7, 2005
Five teens arrested in shootings case (Richland County, SC): Richland County investigators arrested five young men, ages 15-18, in connection with a string of eight gang-related drive-by shootings in Northeast Richland in late July and August.
Source: The State Date: September 7, 2005
Drive aims to scrub gangs out of schools (Memphis, TN): Area gangs have become a lot more aggressive, local authorities said Tuesday. They're battling for prostitutes. They're battling for drugs and turf.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: September 7, 2005
Gang up on thugs! (Nassau, NY): Nassau police union officials called on the county yesterday to create a designated unit to target the growing threat of violent street gangs such as the Bloods and MS-13.
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 7, 2005
Anti-gang effort logs 1,260 arrests (Washington, DC): A federal law-enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling street gangs and their operations nationwide has accounted for the arrests of more than 1,260 suspected gang members in the past six months, including more than 600 members of Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.
Source: The Washington Times Date: September 7, 2005
Police seek to end activity of Lorna Road Latino gangs (Hoover, AL): Latino gangs are in their infancy in Hoover, and Hoover police say they're doing their best to keep them from developing.
Source: The Birmingham News Date: September 7, 2005
Teen held on gun, theft charges (Bridgeport, CT): A teenager, described by police as a member of Bridgeport's "East Side Mob" street gang, was arrested on gun charges after he was seen in his city with a male who fired a gun in the air Monday afternoon.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: September 7, 2005
New prosecutor will focus on gang crimes (Maryland): Justice Department officials have approved funding of a new federal prosecutor to exclusively handle gang-related prosecutions inside Maryland's U.S. attorney's office.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: September 6, 2005
Drug arrests nab gang members (Trenton, NJ): State, county and city law enforcement officials are expected to announce the recent smashing of a highly-lucrative drug ring and "numerous" arrests of Bloods gang members at a press conference scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today at the Hughes Justice Complex.
Source: The Times Date: September 6, 2005
Navy man killed, fetus shot in foot by alleged gang members (Los Angeles, CA): A suspected gang member is at large after fatally shooting a Navy man and wounding his brother and pregnant wife, whose premature baby was delivered with a foot wound.
Source: NBC 4 News Date: September 5, 2005
Teen charged in slaying thought to be gang-linked (Chicago, IL): A judge denied bail Sunday to a Chicago teen accused of killing a man in what is believed to be a gang-related shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 5, 2005
Planning nearly complete on proposed street gang task force (Trenton, NJ): State and federal law enforcement officials are completing details for a full-time task force targeting street gang problems.
Source: Newsday Date: September 4, 2005
Group combats gang warfare with mother's love (Virginia Beach, VA): Like all too many residents in neighborhoods across the nation, Jacqueline McDonald is fed up with thug culture, street violence and the speedy deaths both promote.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 4, 2005
Morganelli set to announce strategy for gang violence (Lehigh Valley, PA): A law once intended to destroy the Mafia could be used to combat escalating gang violence in the Lehigh Valley.
Source: The Express-Times Date: September 4, 2005
Community acts to curb rash of gang violence (Redwood City, CA): Residents divided by rising gang violence say jail time and police patrols aren't the only solutions. Three gang-related crimes in Redwood City during the last two months have left residents nervous.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: September 4, 2005
Alleged gang member arrested in shooting death (Elwood Park, NJ): Robert Villalta, who is suspected of shooting a man to death near the Garden State Parkway early Monday morning, has been arrested and charged with murder.
Source: The Herald News Date: September 3, 2005
Alleged gang members arrested (Henrico County, VA): Henrico County police have arrested three alleged members of a neighborhood gang and are seeking several more accused of attacking two teens in recent weeks, beating one boy into a coma.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: September 3, 2005
Community gang solution put into action (Hollister, CA): After months of talking about ways to curb Hollister’s burgeoning gang problem, city officials put that talk into action this week with a Web site devoted to the city’s gang problem.
Source: Hollister Free Lance Date: September 3, 2005
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