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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 activity may soon be considered terrorism if House Bill 21-15 passes in the Senate (Oklahoma City, OK): Gang activity may soon be considered terrorism if House Bill 21-15 passes in the Senate. Author of the bill Thad Balkman says the bill would expand the definition of terrorism in state law to include acts of violence carried out to coerce civilians.
Source: KTEN Channel 10 News Date: March 15, 2006
Anti-gang pacts will get review (Salinas, CA): After several trustees raised concerns over civil rights and possible consequences of cooperating with law enforcement, the board of the Salinas Union High School District on Tuesday agreed to review the district's current gang policy and its use of anti-gang behavior contracts.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 15, 2006
Drive-by shootings hit Highland area twice (Highland, CA): Two seemingly unrelated drive-by shootings have struck the same neighborhood this week, according to sheriff's officials.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: March 15, 2006
Feds begin trial against brotherhood (Santa Ana, CA): After nearly eight years of investigation and trial preparation, the federal government opened its case Tuesday against the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang with a simple slide that read: "The Aryan Brotherhood: Blood in, Blood out."
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 15, 2006
Gang activity picks up (Provo, UT): The beating of a 14-year-old boy earlier this month in central Provo has police and school officials worried about what appears to be a resurgence of Hispanic gang activity.
Source: Deseret News Date: March 14, 2006
Suspects in killing face other charges (Englewood, IL): The gunman who killed 10-year-old Siretha White while she was at her birthday party on Saturday was aiming for a group of gang rivals standing on the steps in front of the house, according to law enforcement sources.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 14, 2006
Officers meet in Greenville to discuss gangs (Greenville, SC): Law enforcement officers met here to discuss gangs and gang-related crimes. The three-day conference, put on by the Regional Organized Crime Information Center, started Monday and will allow agencies to exchange information and policies for coping with gangs.
Source: The State Date: March 14, 2006
Judge: Groups would coordinate gang effort (Durham, NC): District Judge Marcia Morey proposed Tuesday that two new committees coordinate Durham's anti-gang efforts - but is adamant they shouldn't be an example of bureaucracy for its own sake.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: March 14, 2006
Fighting gang violence (Memphis, TN): Some say more guidance and structure could help fight teen crimes, but many teens are now shut out of safe places to go.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News Date: March 13, 2006
Five held in suspected gang shooting (Lodi, CA): Two men and three boys were arrested after a shooting around 11 p.m. Saturday, according to the Lodi Police Department.
Source: The Record Date: March 13, 2006
Three inmates stabbed at Cook County Jail (Cook County, IL): Three Cook County Jail inmates were stabbed in two separate incidents in maximum security divisions Sunday, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: March 13, 2006
Norfolk takes lead fighting gangs (Norfolk, VA): The guy pointed a gun at Herman Bijeaux's face. It looked like a 9 mm, black, with a good-size barrel. "I said, 'Oh Lord,'" Bijeaux remembered. "'Nothing good is going to happen.'"
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: March 13, 2006
Fitchburg police chief eyeing big anti-gang grant (Fitchburg, MA): Police Chief Edward Cronin is seeking a substantial new grant from the state to help fight gang-related crime in North Central Massachusetts.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise Date: March 13, 2006
Alleged Jamaican gang members iced (Rochester, NY): Five members Jamaican nationals, allegedly of the Hanna Street Posse, a gang based in Rochester, were last week nabbed by special agents from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Buffalo office and the Rochester Police Department.
Source: Hard Beat News Date: March 13, 2006
Contesting gang identification (Santa Cruz County, CA): In Santa Cruz County, the mother of a special-education student took the Pajaro Valley Unified School District and the Sheriff's Office to court after they identified her son as a gang member.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 13, 2006
Behavior examples (Salinas, CA): Students are asked to sign a contract if school officials believe their behavior and/or associations are indicative of gang membership.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 12, 2006
Immigrant gang sweep brings 15 local arrests (Atlanta, GA): Federal immigration agents marked the first anniversary of Community Shield, an initiative targeting violent street gangs, with a two-week sting operation that ended Friday with 375 arrests nationwide, 15 of them in the Atlanta area.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: March 11, 2006
28-year term for Fairfax gang attack (Fairfax County, VA): A 19-year-old Latino gang member, convicted of chopping off another man's fingers with a machete outside a Fairfax County movie theater last year, was sentenced yesterday to 28 years in prison.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 11, 2006
Dallas leads way in gang sweep (Dallas, TX): Dallas led the nation in arrests during a two-week crackdown on violent street gangs with Central American ties, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Friday.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: March 11, 2006
International gangs spread (Denver, CO): International gangs operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are spreading to cities nationwide, including Denver, officials say.
Source: The Denver Post Date: March 11, 2006
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