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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.
Police chief talks tough on violence (Riverside, CA): Police will get tough and crack down on youth violence on the Eastside, Riverside Police Chief Russ Leach said Thursday night.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: August 12, 2005
Eight arrested in drug, gang sweep (Tulare, CA): Eight arrests were made Thursday in Tulare, as the Tulare Police Department continued its proactive approach against drugs and gangs.
Source: Tulare Advance-Register Date: August 12, 2005
Montgomery County Police compile gang info. in database (Rockville, MD) : Faced with growth in gang activity, Montgomery County police have been compiling a database of the pictures and names of suspected gang members, a practice some community leaders say could mistakenly label the innocent.
Source: WTOP Radio Date: August 12, 2005
Man faces charges in drive-by (Bradenton, FL): Sheriff's detectives arrested a Bradenton man Tuesday on charges in connection with a drive-by shooting outside a convenience store last month.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: August 11, 2005
Police search woman's home, locker (Milwaukee, WI): Police searched the home of a woman believed to be the girlfriend of a Metcalfe Park-area gang kingpin as part of an ongoing criminal investigation of the gang, Milwaukee County Circuit Court records show.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Date: August 11, 2005
Caldwell teen killed in gang-related shooting in downtown Boise (Boise, ID): An 18-year-old man was shot and killed in downtown Boise Wednesday night and police say they've taken three suspects into custody.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: August 11, 2005
Remark may have incited stabbings at school (Montgomery County, MD): A remark about a girl appears to have triggered an argument between rival gangs that later escalated into violence at Springbrook High School last week, a senior law enforcement official said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 11, 2005
LAPD seeking to relax rules on informants (Los Angeles, CA): Stressing the need to fight gang crime, Los Angeles police want to ease a post-Rampart scandal restriction on the use of confidential informants.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 10, 2005
Shower of bullets claims life (Anchorage, AK)): A 20-year-old man being sought on federal drug charges was gunned down early Tuesday in a spray of bullets that peppered a South Anchorage home. Police say they suspect the episode is gang-related.
Source: Anchorage Daily News Date: August 10, 2005
Montgomery Council may reconsider gang prevention funding (Montgomery County, MD): The Montgomery County Council may reconsider its funding of gang prevention programs in light of stabbings at a Silver Spring high school and a Wheaton shopping center that left two teens hospitalized and resulted in charges being filed against eight adults and three juveniles.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: August 10, 2005
Officers keep tabs on criminal gang activity (Sturgis, SD): It's Tuesday afternoon, and Sturgis is a blur of people and motorcycles. Downtown, Sturgis police officers patrol on foot and motorcycle, their gray shirts visible on nearly every block.
Source: The Rapid City Journal Date: August 10, 2005
Feds, local officers go after gangs (Charleston, WV): Law enforcement officials expect a new task force to give police and prosecutors new tools to fight gang violence and drug activity in Southern West Virginia.
Source: The Charleston Gazette Date: August 10, 2005
Montgomery police charge five more in stabbings (Montgomery County, MD): Five more suspects - three teenagers and two adults - have been charged in the gang-related knife attacks last week at a Colesville area high school and a Target store in a Wheaton shopping center.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 10, 2005
Police: Gunfire incidents unrelated (Hemet, CA): Detectives on Monday determined that two separate shootings in a three-day time span last week are not related.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: August 9, 2005
Federal sweep nabs 70 in metro Atlanta gang (Atlanta, GA): More than 70 members of a violent Hispanic gang have been arrested or deported in an effort to dismantle the leadership of the group in metro Atlanta, federal officials said Monday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 9, 2005
Burke knifing blamed on gangs (Fairfax County, MD): A teenage boy was stabbed yesterday afternoon during a confrontation apparently between two rival Latino gangs behind a Fairfax County shopping center, and one suspect had been arrested by early evening, police said.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 9, 2005
Combined crackdown leads to gang arrests (Gwinnett County, GA): Gwinnett police worked with federal authorities over the weekend to arrest two members of a violent Hispanic street gang, officials said Monday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 9, 2005
Reports of gang activity cancel Wheaton concert (Wheaton, IL): Concerns about possible gang-related violence bounced a hip-hop concert scheduled for Saturday in Wheaton to a later date after local police tipped off the venue.
Source: Daily Herald Date: August 9, 2005
Gang-linked incidents keep police on the run (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City gang police had a busy weekend, with four incidents involving gang members or possible gang members.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: August 9, 2005
Ignored shooting victim: neighbors (Tulare, CA): Neighborhoods that experience shootings — especially multiple ones — need help as much as the victims and their families, Tulare Community Relations Commission members say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 9, 2005
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