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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.
Bill aims to protect gang witnesses (Long Island, NY): In an effort to protect witnesses who can testify about gang violence, a new proposal would provide federal money to assist local law enforcement in shielding those too afraid to come forward otherwise, officials said yesterday.
Source: Newsday Date: April 4, 2006
Lowell police arrest two in suspected gang shooting (Lowell, MA): Two men were arrested late Friday night for their involvement in what police believe to be a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: April 3, 2006
Deputy's killing sparks talk of gangs, drugs (Bibb County, GA): The shooting death of a Bibb County sheriff's deputy last month has pushed a long-simmering community issue back into the public consciousness.
Source: The Telegraph Date: April 3, 2006
Teen fatally injured in apparent gang fight (Encinitas, CA): A 17-year-old boy fatally injured in an apparent gang fight has been identified as an Encinitas resident.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: April 3, 2006
School gang fights on rise (Memphis, TN): It wasn't very long ago that Chris Wilson gave his son an ultimatum - quit running with gangs or get out of the house.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: April 3, 2006
Apparent gang-related jail stabbing hurts two (Cook County, IL): Two men were seriously wounded during an apparent gang-related stabbing inside Cook County Jail Sunday morning.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 2, 2006
Groundbreaking held for L.A. anti-gang complex (Los Angeles, CA): In a city that suffers from the worst gang problems in the nation, Father Greg Boyle believes his spacious new Homeboy Industries headquarters will offer more than simply jobs to former hard-core gang members.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: April 2, 2006
White Plains Street life ends violently for a troubled young man (White Plains, NY): Jermaine Pelletier's love for gangster rap and its trappings — baggy pants, do-rags and bandannas — made him something of an outsider at Cortlandt's Walter Panas High School.
Source: The Journal News Date: April 2, 2006
One held in gang shooting (Waukegan, IL): One felony arrest has been made and police anticipate other arrests in coming days following an alleged gang-related shooting Thursday afternoon outside a residence on the 1500 block of Brookside Drive.
Source: Waukegan News Sun Date: April 1, 2006
Counties share gang prevention grants (Durham and Wake County, NC): Durham and Wake are among 15 counties that will share $2 million in state grants to help prevent gang violence.
Source: The News & Observer Date: April 1, 2006
MGM Grand Case: Beating suspects tied to gang (Las Vegas, NV): Police have tied some of the young men accused of beating an MGM Grand worker to one of the largest criminal gangs in the Las Vegas Valley, according to a police report.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: April 1, 2006
City cops going 'fishing' (Paterson, NJ): As residents clamor for the city to address gang activity, violence among youth and quality-of-life issues, the Paterson Police Department this week implemented new policing strategies that they say target high-crime "hot spots."
Source: The Record Date: March 31, 2006
New gangs are really bad news, police say (Utah): In the mid-1990s, gang activity in Utah reached an apex. Now, after a decade of decline, gang-related graffiti, robberies, shootings and stabbings are on the rise.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 31, 2006
Bill for gang unit advances in Senate (St. Cloud, MN): St. Cloud area cities' hopes of establishing a metro gang strike force eligible for state funding advanced in the Senate on Thursday against stiff opposition from state officials.
Source: St. Cloud Times Date: March 31, 2006
Public help sought to fight gang problems (Sandy, UT): Parents and the community need to be proactive in fighting the gang problem. That was one of the main messages Thursday during the opening day of the 16th annual Utah Gang Conference, hosted by the Salt Lake Area Gang Project.
Source: Deseret News Date: March 31, 2006
Bloods’ gang war grips city (Trenton, NJ): Six people were wounded in five separate shootings in a 24-hour period, including two known gang members and two innocent bystanders, Trenton police said last night.
Source: The Trentonian Date: March 31, 2006
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales announces six sites for comprehensive anti-gang initiative (Los Angeles, CA): Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales today announced six locations for a new $15 million Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative that will devote extensive resources to defeating some of the most violent and pervasive gangs in the country.
Source: U.S. Newswire Date: March 31, 2006
Undercover cops nab 38 linked to two gangs (Chicago, IL): An 11-month undercover investigation has wiped out a group of Latin Kings who dealt drugs and are believed to have caused most of the violence, along with rival members of the Two-Six gang, in the Little Village neighborhood, police said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 31, 2006
Police arrest two in killing of bystanders (San Bernardino, CA): Police have arrested two men on suspicion of killing two bystanders Monday in a gang-related shooting.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: March 30, 2006
City eyes antigang offensive (Chelsea, MA): When members of the street gang, Latin Kings, attempted to infiltrate and recruit in Chelsea more than a decade ago, city officials fought back by giving parents a youth activity guide, urging them to enroll their children in community programs to keep them away from the streets.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 30, 2006
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