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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.
Robbery suspect found to be wanted on murder warrant (Miami Beach, FL): Police arrested a convicted murderer and known gang member on suspicion of staging a home-invasion-style robbery last month in a Miami Beach hotel. In a bizarre twist, police also arrested the victim of the robbery after he asked them if he could retrieve a pack of cigarettes from his room safe and officers found a rock of cocaine inside the pack, police said.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: June 27, 2004
Trying to keep ahead of the gang (Boston, MA): When two female probation officers told Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett that girls as young as 13 and 14 were having kids, some by gang members, he began to develop the germ of an idea. Probation officers try to teach such teens how to develop some measure of self-esteem.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 27, 2004
Man shot in foot in gang attack (San Diego, CA): A man was shot in the foot during a gang-related attack in Chollas View, San Diego police said today.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 26, 2004
Gang injunction nets first arrests (Oxnard, CA): A preliminary injunction against the largest street gang in Oxnard led to three arrests in the past week, marking the Police Department's first attempts to enforce court-ordered restrictions on the Colonia Chiques.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 26, 2004
Grand jury spotlights gang activity (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County has a growing problem with gangs, but it will take more than law enforcement and social services to reverse the trend. It will take the direct intervention of parents, stated the Tulare County grand jury's final report, released Friday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 26, 2004
15 arrested in anti-gang sweep (Marysville, CA): The security cameras that parolee Oscar Guillen placed in the trees outside his Gridley home didn't prevent him from being swept up Friday in a three-county anti-gang crackdown. Eighty-five officers from various agencies, including the FBI, joined the Strategic Tactical Operation Program in Butte, Glenn and Sutter counties.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: June 26, 2004
Drive-by shooting wounds 3 in violence on Sherman Street (Buffalo, NY): Keith "Big Cozy" Merriweather on Friday almost joined his son, who was murdered a week ago. The 45-year-old man narrowly escaped a midafternoon drive-by shooting that left three people seriously wounded on Sherman Street near Genesee Street, where a dice game was under way.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 26, 2004
Beating blamed on girl gang (Omaha, NE): Chasity Wright saw trouble coming when she spotted a group of seven or eight girls outside Burger King at lunchtime Friday. She told her friend Portia Loyd that they should walk the other way when they left the restaurant at 24th and H Streets, said Deidra Loyd, Portia's mother.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: June 26, 2004
N. Richland Hills police cracking down on surge in gang activity (Richland Hills, TX): They gather in small groups. Drugs, mayhem, vandalism and other crimes are central to their lives. About 30 gangs have become active in North Richland Hills, and police have responded with more detail, resources and diligence.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: June 26, 2004
Gang info, drugs found in raid (Manville, NJ): Suspected cocaine, razor blades and documentation about an infamous street gang were found during a raid Wednesday at a Manville woman's apartment, authorities said.
Source: Courier News Date: June 25, 2004
Four men indicted in 2003 slaying (Alexandria, VA): A federal grand jury indicted four members of a Hispanic gang yesterday in the July 2003 slaying of a 17-year-old pregnant federal informant from Fairfax. The men could receive the death penalty. The indictment, handed up in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, charges that the four men, who are members of the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, conspired to kill Brenda Paz.
Source: The Washington Times Date: June 25, 2004
One injured in two shootings (San Mateo, CA): Violence that has marked the Gateway neighborhood over the past year escalated Wednesday with two shootings being characterized as the work of gang members. One person was shot.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: June 25, 2004
Juvenile justice groups oppose gang prevention bill (California): A bill in the U.S. Senate that would provide more than $650 million in gang prevention and suppression funds faces opposition from numerous juvenile justice organizations. The opponents fault a portion of the bill that would give federal prosecutors the authority to try juveniles as adults.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 25, 2004
Police arrest six in South Bay gang sweep (San Diego, CA): Police and sheriff's personnel jailed four young men and two boys today as part of a gang sweep targeting graffiti vandals and other lawbreakers in the South Bay, officials said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 24, 2004
City begins effort to erase graffiti (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis is launching a new program to help property owners cope with gang-related graffiti. Modeled after a St. Paul program, the city of Minneapolis will hire a new employee to cover graffiti on private property when consent is provided.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: June 24, 2004
Man cleaning graffiti shot dead in LA (Los Angeles, CA): A man was shot to death Thursday while removing graffiti from store fronts for an anti-gang organization. Two suspected gang members were being sought, a police spokeswoman said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: June 24, 2004
Anti-gang task force considers (Aurora, CO): With gang-related killings on the decline, authorities are considering how to reorganize the Metro Gang Task Force so it can focus on other types of violent crimes, Aurora Police Chief Ricky Bennett said Wednesday.
Source: The Denver Post Date: June 24, 2004
Feds to tackle violent crime in 15 cities (Washington, DC) : The Justice Department is dispatching teams of federal agents to 15 cities struggling with violent crime problems despite a dropping US crime rate, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday.
Source: ABC News Date: June 24, 2004
Raid hits '24-hour' drug ring (Boston, MA): Police swept into Roxbury's Orchard Gardens development shortly after dawn yesterday and broke up what they said was a major crack cocaine ring, a move they hope will dramatically reduce drug-related crime in the city after several months of surging violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 24, 2004
Self-proclaimed gang member arrested on murder charges (San Antonio, TX): A teenager who police said admitted he was a proud gang member was charged Wednesday night with the murder of a 19-year-old man. John Arroyo, 17, was apprehended by the San Antonio Police Gang Unit.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News Date: June 24, 2004
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