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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.
Residents discuss fight on graffiti (Mira Loma, CA): Residents rallied to fight against a constant nemesis in their community Tuesday night -- tagging crews who have made the community their canvass.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: March 23, 2006
On paper, leaving a gang is difficult (Los Angeles, CA): After more than a decade of successfully using restrictive court injunctions to battle dangerous street gangs, some Los Angeles officials now fear that key provisions have unfairly held back young people struggling to go straight.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 23, 2006
Faith-based groups urged to help N.Va. youths avoid gangs (Norther Virginia): Drive-by shootings. Machete attacks. Drug deals gone bad. Big-city gang problems for big-city law enforcement? Not if you ask some in Loudoun County.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 23, 2006
Officials find gang crime in York, too (York County, VA): York authorities have been grappling with a different type of crime problem in recent months, as gangs of juveniles and young adults covered their faces and robbed unsuspecting people at gunpoint or beat them.
Source: Daily Press Date: March 23, 2006
A stricter curfew for juveniles proposed (Houston, TX): Hoping to curb a recent spike in crime among Houston-area youth, Mayor Bill White's office has proposed a stricter juvenile curfew law that would make it illegal for children under the age of 17 to be on the streets after 10 p.m. on most nights.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: March 23, 2006
Security a problem in Concord prison (Concord, MA): A brawl instigated by the Latin Kings gang, listed as the top threat in the Massachusetts penal system, forced an emergency shutdown at MCI-Concord, prompting prison guards yesterday to accuse correction officials of severely mismanaging prison security.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News Date: March 22, 2006
Investigator says gang numbers almost double (Red Bluff, CA): In the past eight months, the number of documented gang members in Tehama County has increased from 300 to 581. There has not been a mass movement of gang members into the county or hoards of youths joining up.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News Date: March 22, 2006
Gang symbol found burned on student's chest (Sioux Falls, IA): A police officer was called to Lincoln High School's nurse's office Monday to examine a 5-inch-long pitchfork-shaped marking burned into a student's chest.
Source: Argus Leader Date: March 22, 2006
Random gang attack suspected in man's death (Houston, TX): In what detectives say appears to be a disturbing act of random gang violence, a Houston man was gunned down as he ran for his life early Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: March 22, 2006
Anti-gang ordinance sought (Cudahy, WI): An anti-gang proposal rejected in Milwaukee last month has found renewed interest in Cudahy, where aldermen petitioned the mayor in an unusual move to push the issue to the council floor in late April.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: March 22, 2006
Deputies slash Compton crime (Compton, CA): Twenty-two people had been killed in Compton as of this time last year, when the city was in the midst of a yearlong wave of gang violence. So far this year, the city has recorded three homicides.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 22, 2006
Gang member dies in seminary shooting (Columbia, SC): A 19-year-old Columbia man whose family said he was trying to put his gang connections behind him was fatally shot Monday night in front of his 18-year-old sister.
Source: The State Date: March 22, 2006
Chico man among five hurt in alleged gang fight (Gerber, CA): A 22-year-old Chico man was among five people injured - one of them seriously - when violence alleged to be gang-related erupted at a party in Gerber early Sunday morning.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: March 21, 2006
Gang fued may have led to fatal shooting (Fall River, MA): Police in Fall River say the shooting death of a 22-year-old man may have stemmed from an ongoing feud between two rival gangs.
Source: WPRI 12 News Date: March 21, 2006
Boys and Girls Club launches gang prevention program (Wayne County, NC): The Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County is launching a new gang and violence prevention program called Street Smart.
Source: Goldsboro News-Argus Date: March 21, 2006
Gangs' grip on kids targeted (Albany, NY): Lawmakers hope to kick street gangs to the curb with a series of measures that would make it harder for them to recruit kids and stiffen penalties for members.
Source: New York Daily News Date: March 21, 2006
On watch for gangs (San Bernardino, CA): Graffiti is the writing on the wall that often indicates gang crime has infiltrated a neighborhood. Two officers from the San Bernardino Police Department Multiple Enforcement Team set out Tuesday night to educate citizens about gangs in the Inland Empire.
Source: The Sun Date: March 21, 2006
Spring Branch gets update on gang activity (Spring Branch, TX): Victor Gonzales, program director in the mayor's anti-gang office, told Spring Branch officials the community should not let down its guard regarding gang activity, even though Spring Branch seems to have fewer problems than other areas of the city.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: March 21, 2006
Stoughton reacts to signs of gangs there (Stoughton, WI): A Chicago-based gang is recruiting members in Stoughton, city officials say. Greg Hoyte, manager of the Stoughton Area Youth Center, said he first noticed a problem in December when an eighth-grader arrived at the center in tears saying he had just been "jumped" or initiated into the gang the Gangster Disciples.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: March 20, 2006
Houston gang suspect caught in Louisiana (Kenner, LA): The hunt for a suspected gang leader linked to homicides in both Houston and New Orleans ended early today with his arrest in Kenner, La., police said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: March 20, 2006
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