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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.
City presses campaign against gang violence (Palo Alto, CA): After a triple-homicide pushed East Palo Alto's murder count to 13 for this year - nearly twice 2004's total - city officials vowed Thursday to aggressively suppress the gang violence suspected of causing the surge in killings.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 2, 2005
Cops fight gang crime with new battle plan (Sacramento, CA): Nearly a dozen Vietnamese family members sat stone-faced in their spacious south Sacramento home as police officers upstairs searched a 17-year-old's bedroom.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: September 2, 2005
Police reach out to area Hmong to stem violence (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento law enforcement agencies began a first-of-its-kind outreach program to immigrants' groups Thursday night with a session aimed at building a partnership with the Hmong community.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: September 2, 2005
Teen killed in drive-by shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A 17-year-old Santa Ana boy died Thursday after being hit in what police believe was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 2, 2005
In Easton, bullets fly more frequently (Easton, PA): Shootings have spiked in Easton with more than twice as many through eight months this year than in all of 2004.
Source: The Morning Call Date: September 1, 2005
Grants target youth violence (Syracuse, NY): Efforts to make the streets of Syracuse safer received a boost from the federal government Wednesday as grants totaling nearly $640,000 for programs to combat youth violence were announced.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: September 1, 2005
Hero's end draws tips for police (North Hollywood, CA): For a few months, Samuel Salas, Enrique Diaz and Job Popolo lived close to each other, but led very different lives. Salas, a 15-year-old who had moved from Texas early in the summer, was trying to make new friends, including a 21-year-old disabled man, and adjusting to a new school.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: September 1, 2005
East L.A. residents protest gang injunction (Los Angeles, CA): Activists and residents in an East Los Angeles area placed under a "Gang Injunction" just over a week ago held a press conference earlier this week to complain that, like the other 25 orders in the city, this gang intervention tool will only cause more police abuse of area residents and spread crime as gang members are dispersed to other communities.
Source: New California Media Date: September 1, 2005
Latin Kings gang leader, lieutenants nabbed in Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY): Eleven members of the dangerous and brutal Latin Kings Gang were nabbed by cops and charged with drug trafficking, robbery conspiracy, and credit card fraud.
Source: The American Daily Date: September 1, 2005
City to issue emergency funds for gang combat (Redwood City, CA): Gang violence is so severe in Redwood City that the City Council is preparing to release emergency funding to the Police Department to help combat the recent surge of bloodshed, Mayor Jeff Ira announced in a community meeting called for last night.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal Date: September 1, 2005
Anti-gang efforts in Fort Pierce called a success (Fort Pierce, FL): City police and St. Lucie County sheriff's officials on Tuesday touted their combined effort this summer to target gangs and street crime in northwestern Fort Pierce and the surrounding neighborhoods as a success with officers and deputies making hundreds of arrests and collecting an unprecedented amount of information about the gangs in the area.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: August 31, 2005
Cops seek suspects in drive-by shooting (Chicago Heights, IL): Police were searching Tuesday for whoever fired shots from a moving vehicle Monday night, slightly injuring three men sitting outside a home in Chicago Heights.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 31, 2005
Police arrest 4 identified on video (Roanoke, VA): Roanoke police say they have arrested four people identified in the DVD "Real Talk." Authorities, meanwhile, are continuing to investigate what they say may be gang-related activity on the locally produced video.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: August 31, 2005
Reputed gang members accused of murder plot (Williamsport, PA): Seven reputed officers of the Williamsport branch of the street gang Bloods are in custody, accused of threatening to kill police officers, planning to blow up Williamsport police headquarters, drug dealing, arson and other violent conduct.
Source: The Patriot-News Date: August 31, 2005
Restaurant shooting raises concerns about gang violence (Anderson, SC): A Friday night shooting at a popular Anderson restaurant has raised concerns about gang-related violence among some members of the community.
Source: WYFF 4 News Date: August 31, 2005
Law officers react to gang fight rumor (Durham, NC): Police and sheriff's deputies in Durham swarmed two high schools Tuesday afternoon to deter a rumored gang showdown.
Source: The News & Observer Date: August 31, 2005
Possible gang chase ends in fatal wreck (Greeley, CO): Greeley police responded to a fatal crash Tuesday night that may be gang related. Joseph Ramirez, 18, of Greeley was pronounced dead at North Colorado Medical Center, according to Weld County Coroner's Office investigator Tom Shimp.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: August 31, 2005
Gang activity suspected in Santa Rosa shooting (Santa Rosa, CA): A 14-year-old boy walking home from school was shot in a Santa Rosa hotel parking lot Tuesday by another teenager in what was believed to be a gang-related attack, Santa Rosa police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 31, 2005
Cities unsure if they'll pitch in for Gang Strike Force (St. Cloud, MN): A plan for four area cities to share funding for a fifth officer on the regional Gang Strike Force is up in the air, as only Sartell and Waite Park officials have endorsed the plan so far.
Source: St. Cloud Times Date: August 31, 2005
Stabbing may be gang-related (Orange County, FL): Orange County sheriff's investigators are seeking more than a dozen people involved in the apparent gang-related stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in east Orange County.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: August 30, 2005
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