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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.
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
South Florida gang members rounded up in national sweep (South Florida): Reputed gang members have been disappearing from the streets of South Florida. Four members of the Latin Kings in Broward, gone. The leader of a Mara Salvatrucha-13 crew in Lake Worth, nowhere to be seen.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: March 11, 2006
20 gang suspects rounded up in area (San Antonio, TX): Federal agents conducting a nationwide sweep of gang suspects in the United States illegally said Friday that they arrested 20 in San Antonio and South Texas.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: March 11, 2006
Grant from faith-based program would go to fight gang violence (Jackson County, MI): Reducing gang violence in Jackson is a goal of the Rev. Ira Combs Jr., who plans to work on getting a federal grant to address the issue.
Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot Date: March 11, 2006
Anti-gang sweep nets three arrests (Redding, CA): The Shasta Anti-Gang Enforcement unit conducted an operation in and around the City of Shasta Lake before 5 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, the Shasta County Sheriff's Department said.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News Date: March 10, 2006
City targets gangs, youth crime (Toledo, OH): Parents whose juvenile children repeatedly commit crimes could face misdemeanor charges for lack of supervision if Toledo City Council adopts legislation sought by Police Chief Jack Smith.
Source: The Blade Date: March 10, 2006
Federal sweep results in arrests of 375 gang members (Washington, DC): A coordinated gang-enforcement operation has resulted in the arrest of 375 gang members in 23 states. The arrested gang members include many from the notoriously violent MS-13 gang, which has become a top concern of the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Source: ABC News Date: March 10, 2006
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