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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.
Gang violence grows; fear escalates here (Tucson, AZ): Tomas Luna's fate was written on the bedroom wall of longtime enemy Manuel Cordova, who maintained a "shrine to the South Side Crips," with signs saying "Bloods Killer."
Source: Tucson Citizen Date: March 20, 2006
Gang activity targeted under new bill (Albany, NY): Gang-related crimes, which in recent years have spread from the state's largest cities to its smaller communities, would get stiffer penalties under legislation introduced Monday.
Source: Newsday Date: March 20, 2006
Gang graffiti found In Davenport (Davenport, IA): Whether it's spray painted "street art" or unsightly gang symbols, graffiti is a problem the Davenport Police Department deals with every day, and police hope this latest round of arrests will help clean up the community.
Source: WHBF 4 News Date: March 20, 2006
Florida police say gang activity on the rise (Panama City, FL): While waiting for a late-night ride home from a popular Panama City hangout, a pair of high school students explained that even though it may be dark outside, they can still see the colors.
Source: The News Herald via Officer.com Date: March 19, 2006
Killing punctuates growth of gang (Philadelphia, PA): Brothers Lavonne and Eric Adkins were relaxing outside their Willingboro home one night last month, cooling off after lifting weights, when they recognized a couple of buddies strolling the suburban block.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer Date: March 19, 2006
Man slain in Rialto (Rialto, CA): A man was gunned down early Saturday in what police believe was a gang-related shooting. Jessie Carreon, 20, of Rialto died about 1:30 a.m. at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.
Source: The Sun Date: March 19, 2006
Law agencies validate gang members (Farmington, NM): Fifteen teams of officers from several local, state and federal law enforcement agencies spent more than five hours Friday night attempting to apprehend wanted absconders and validate gang members.
Source: The Daily Times Date: March 19, 2006
DA considering another gang injunction in Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): The District Attorney's Office is looking at another gang injunction against another violent Oxnard gang - the Southside Chiques.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: March 19, 2006
Teenage boy shot, critically wounded (Normal Heights, CA) : A 17-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded yesterday during a gang-related confrontation, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 19, 2006
Nationwide resurgence of gang activity troubling to authorities (Stamford, CT): After an outbreak of gang-related shootings in this traditionally safe city, self-described gang leader Josh Brown took a stand at a recent youth forum on violence.
Source: Newsday Date: March 18, 2006
Two gang members arrested on Maui (Maui, HI): Two members of one of the largest and most violent Hispanic gangs in the country were identified and arrested on Maui earlier this year, local police and federal law enforcement officials said yesterday.
Source: Star Bulletin Date: March 18, 2006
Cops: Recovery may include gangs (New Orleans, LA): Hurricane Katrina blew most of New Orleans' drug dealers and violent criminals out of the city, but law enforcement officials said at a news conference Thursday that it will take a watchful eye from the public and police to keep a potentially more dangerous crop of thugs from invading the city's streets.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: March 17, 2006
Gang sting yields arrests (West Covina, CA): Police made four arrests early Wednesday in a move to curb the gang violence that has plagued the south side in the past year.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: March 16, 2006
Authorities take aim at violent new North County gang (Carlsbad, CA): Investigators say a new and violent street gang is terrorizing residents in North County – and has been plotting to kill. Early Thursday morning, law enforcement began striking back.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 16, 2006
Law enforcers want to get a jump on gangs (Fort Bend County, TX): Police departments of cities in Fort Bend County have pledged to join a task force being formed by the county sheriff's office with a near $1 million federal grant to block potential gang activities.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: March 16, 2006
Army transfers could trigger a gang war (El Paso, TX): Law enforcement authorities fear that the planned relocation of thousands of Army soldiers in Texas could trigger a battle the military has not trained for - a turf war between violent criminal gangs.
Source: The New York Sun Date: March 16, 2006
Lawmakers send anti-gang bill to Romney's desk (Boston, MA): House and Senate lawmakers approved new anti-gang legislation Thursday designed to crack down on guns, the distribution of grand jury testimony and witness intimidation.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 16, 2006
California gang members to be tracked by GPS (Los Angeles, CA): California prison officials have begun using Global Positioning System anklets to track known gang members.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 16, 2006
GPS will track gang parolees (San Bernardino, CA): State corrections officials announced Tuesday that they would monitor 20 paroled gang members in San Bernardino with satellite tracking anklets typically used for high-risk sex offenders.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 15, 2006
Nine alleged gang members arrested in North Richmond sweep (Richmond, CA): A massive drug raid of more than a dozen Contra Costa and Solano county homes on Tuesday led to the arrests of nine people, including two alleged ringleaders of a notorious street gang.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: March 15, 2006
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