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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.
Twelve now charged in shooting (Oregon, WI) : The cast of characters in an Oregon shooting this month is growing. Kari Tha, 21, of Madison, was arrested Wednesday and charged Thursday with three counts of first-degree attempted intentional homicide and three counts of endangering safety by reckless use of a weapon.
Source: The Capital Times Date: August 26, 2005
19 suspected members of MS-13 gang are indicted (Maryland): Nineteen men have been indicted on federal racketeering charges in the most aggressive legal assault in the Washington region on a Latino street gang believed by police to be responsible for a growing list of violent crimes.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 26, 2005
Off-duty cop kills beating suspect (Chicago, IL): An off-duty police officer fatally shot one of three brothers who was beating a man with a bat, tire iron and a wheel lock early Thursday, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 26, 2005
Border's eyes focusing on bloody gang (Roma, TX): It was a crude and savage killing, as five "clients" of an immigrant smuggler allegedly beat the Mexican youth to death in the brushy thickets outside of town.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 26, 2005
Drive-by shooting kills one, wounds five (San Pedro, CA): A San Pedro man died about 90 minutes after he and five associates were wounded in a drive-by shooting in front of a house in the 900 block of West 24th Street, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 25, 2005
New step urged to stop gangs: data collection (Prince George's County, MD): As educators, police and parents train their attention toward quelling gang violence, the leader of the Prince George's County schools is seeking to allay fears.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 25, 2005
Mayoral candidate unveils 'hip-hop agenda' (Durham, NC): If mayoral candidate Jackie Wagstaff were a rapper, you might want to call her "J Dub." At least that's the moniker she says her younger supporters are calling her.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: August 25, 2005
Police charge three in graffiti spree (Raleigh, NC): Saliou Dieng is out $200, after someone spray-painted gang-related graffiti on the side of his 1984 Ford Econoline van.
Source: The News & Observer Date: August 24, 2005
Feds plan to act on border problems (Washington, DC): Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Tuesday that his department is drafting a plan to determine how "once and for all" to deal with illegal immigration, migrant smuggling and gang violence in states along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Source: USA Today Date: August 24, 2005
Three charged in fatal firebombing (Chicago, IL): Three men have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a firebombing that left one man dead and another severely injured, police said Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 23, 2005
Three arrested in fight over car rims (Marin, CA): Three San Rafael men have been arrested in connection with a gang-related beating involving baseball bats after a fight over stolen wheel rims, police said yesterday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: August 23, 2005
Kilgore faulted for gang remarks (Virginia): Democratic prosecutors in Northern Virginia are accusing the Republican gubernatorial nominee of attempting to "pander to the fears" of voters by suggesting a tie between a deadly Central American street gang and al-Qaida.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: August 23, 2005
East Side anti-gang boundaries enlarged (East Side, TX): Citing an increase in gang violence and drug dealing uncovered during a seven-month police investigation, the district attorney's office Monday obtained yet another court order prohibiting 15 members of a criminal gang from associating with each other in a cluster of East Side neighborhoods.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: August 23, 2005
11 facing charges in drive-by (Oregon, WI): A criminal complaint filed Monday charges another batch of people in the Aug. 9 drive-by shooting in Oregon, bringing to 11 the number now facing attempted murder and other charges from the incident.
Source: The Capital Times Date: August 23, 2005
Redwood City teen shot dead (Redwood City, CA): A Redwood City teenager was shot dead late Monday on the porch of a home on Heller Street in what police said appears to be a gang-related incident.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 23, 2005
Calif. councilwoman faces drug charges (Glendale, CA): Burbank City Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy was charged Tuesday with cocaine possession and child endangerment after being linked by authorities to a violent street gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 23, 2005
Hunting the hunters: Cops: Members of dreaded gang sect nabbed (Trenton, NJ): Authorities busted a major gang ring that has terrorized city residents with arson, kidnapping, extortion and retaliation killings, police said yesterday.
Source: The Trentonian Date: August 23, 2005
N.C. House approves tougher penalties for gang activity (Raleigh, NC): The House agreed Monday night to create more felonies and stiffer penalties for gang members despite the potentially steep court and prison costs in the future.
Source: The Dispatch Date: August 23, 2005
Shooting is first homicide of year (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz police are looking for the gunman in what they say could be the gang-related shooting of two people Sunday night, one of whom became Santa Cruz's first homicide victim of 2005.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 23, 2005
Police think gang members destroyed car (Houston, TX): Police think gang members are responsible for destroying a car in northwest Harris County Sunday night.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: August 22, 2005
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