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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.
Program targets gangs (Fort Worth, TX): Youths at risk of joining street gangs don't often set foot on college campuses. But Texas Wesleyan University will soon welcome them in a program designed to turn young people away from the dangerous lifestyle.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 28, 2005
Police make strides in combating gang violence (San Francisco, CA): Last year, an eagle-eyed probation officer stationed at South San Francisco High School noticed something odd: Seven students had started dressing the same and spending all their time together.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: July 28, 2005
Mayor of border town tries to work with gang members (Yuma, AZ): The leaders of the Mexican border town San Luis Rio Colorado have decided to work with a local gang linked to immigrant smuggling and at least two homicides on the U.S. side of the border.
Source: Tucson Citizen Date: July 28, 2005
Study: Gangs on rise in Utica (Utica, NY): The city has an emerging gang problem that will grow worse unless preventive steps are taken, according to a study released Wednesday.
Source: The Observer-Dispatch Date: July 28, 2005
Gang law to be used in robbery trial (Memphis, TN): An unused state law that's been on the books for eight years is finally going to be dusted off and applied here in a robbery trial of alleged gang members.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: July 27, 2005
'Victory' vs. gang violence (Central Islip, NY): Two Freeport members of the MS-13 street gang were convicted of racketeering conspiracy yesterday after a one-night rampage in which three people they believed belonged to rival gangs were shot and wounded, officials said.
Source: Newsday Date: July 27, 2005
Police train to spot gang symbols (Weyers Cave, VA): Images of a gritty, violent subculture with its own language of coded words, hand signals and tattoos flashed across a screen.
Source: The News Leader Date: July 27, 2005
Boy charged in killing was gang member, police say (Baltimore, MA): The boy charged with fatally shooting a man last month in a Northwest Baltimore housing project is accused of belonging to a violent gang known as "Cut throat," a drug-dealing ring of juveniles run by adults and linked to seven shootings since May, according to internal police reports obtained by The Sun.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: July 27, 2005
'Anti-gang effort' cited in rink raid (Terrytown, LA): Law enforcement officials were tight-lipped Tuesday about a raid last week at a West Bank skating rink.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: July 27, 2005
Argument may have led to S. Oliver club slaying (Wichita, KS): Police say gangs were involved in the Sunday morning shooting death of Melvin Jackson at Club Dreamz, formerly Club Mexico.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: July 26, 2005
Yonkers slashing probed as possible gang attack (Yonkers, NY): Detectives yesterday were trying to determine if a weekend slashing — apparently videotaped by one of the assailants — was gang-related, police said.
Source: The Journal News Date: July 26, 2005
Specialist would help fight gang violence (Brooksville, FL): The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is looking to educate middle schoolers on the dangers of joining gangs.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: July 26, 2005
Stepp rips Doyle's veto of anti-gang money (Madison, WI): Among the items Gov. Jim Doyle cut from the state budget on Monday was $100,000 earmarked for an anti-gang program in Racine.
Source: The Journal Times Date: July 26, 2005
Reported gang activity on the rise (Lenoir County, NC): A recent study shows criminal gang activity is on the rise in North Carolina, including Lenoir County, where gangs have been responsible for assaults, burglaries and drug crimes.
Source: Kinston Free Press Date: July 26, 2005
Weekend violence leaves five dead in city (Chicago, IL): Chicago police were busy this weekend with a spate of fatal shootings and stabbings. Shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday, police went to a home in the 2500 block of West Jackson Boulevard and found a woman fatally stabbed in the neck.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 25, 2005
Police say gunmen killed one, injured one in parked car (Aurora, IL): One man was killed and another wounded when they were shot early Saturday in Aurora, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 25, 2005
Family: Killing gang-related (Staunton, VA): At 22 years old David Pannell Jr. was still trying to find his way in life. What he had was a family who loved him and a passion for rapping.
Source: The News Leader Date: July 25, 2005
Compton stung by steep rise in killings (Compton, CA): Compton has recorded 44 slayings this year - more than in all of last year - putting the city of 96,000 on a pace to far surpass homicide rates in the nation's most dangerous big cities.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 25, 2005
Man killed in suspected gang shooting (Long Beach, CA): A man was shot to death early Sunday during a baptism party in the 1400 block of East 11th Street, and police think the shooting was gang-related, an officer said.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: July 24, 2005
D.C. program urges girls away from the streets (Washington, DC): Andre Marcucci, a D.C. police officer in the gang prevention unit, walked into the Latin American Youth Center on a recent afternoon and was thronged by teenagers from the Girls Youth Leadership Program.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 24, 2005
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