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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.
Two suspects arrested in Concord attack (Concord, CA): Two men were arrested early Wednesday after a possible gang-related fight that sent a man and a woman to the hospital, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: February 8, 2006
Oceanside mayor makes decision (Oceanside, CA): Mayor Jim Wood has rescinded the City Council's support of the Oceanside Ten-Point Collaborative, a plan to coordinate the efforts of many churches and agencies to prevent gang violence.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: February 8, 2006
Authorities to create new gang task force (Madison, WI): Concerns about the growth of street gangs in the Madison area are prompting authorities to create a new task force that will target Dane County's top gang leaders and drug dealers, WISC-TV reported.
Source: WISC-TV News Date: February 8, 2006
Second man arrested for brazen gang attacks (Petaluma, CA): A 19-year-old Santa Rosa man was arrested Friday for his suspected involvement in two gang attacks in Petaluma in which one person suffered serious head injuries and two others received minor injuries, said Sgt. Matthew Stapleton of the Petaluma Police Department.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier Date: February 8, 2006
'Gang graffiti' seen in Bealeton (Bealeton, VA): This time, the vandals left a different message. Fauquier County deputies received a report of more graffiti last week.
Source: Fauquier Times-Democrat Date: February 7, 2006
Stith seeks pause in gang-to-city-work plan (Durham, NC): A Durham city councilman now says officials should suspend admissions to a program that offers gang members a city job if they go straight, but his proposal isn't getting much support from his colleagues.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: February 7, 2006
Chief draws plan to destroy gang (Palo Alto, CA): The Sacramento Street gang has run roughshod over several small streets in East Palo Alto for more than a decade - terrorizing residents, dealing drugs and running from police.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 7, 2006
Pinal reinstates gang task force (Pinal County, AZ): The state backed Pinal County’s efforts to fight gang-related crime by funding the county’s participation in a statewide gang task force.
Source: Newszap Date: February 7, 2006
Cops target schools with gang trouble (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police plan to show a higher profile at schools experiencing increased gang activity as part of a new safety program to be unveiled today.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 6, 2006
Wake's new gang task force (Raleigh, NC): Wake County has been recognized nationally as being one of the best places to live in all of America, and gangs apparently have taken note.
Source: WTVD 11 News Date: February 6, 2006
Monticello gang rivalry leads to stabbing, shots fired (Monticello, NY): Police in the Village of Monticello are keeping the heat on one neighborhood as suspected gang violence has escalated in recent days. It has all revolved around one particular apartment – number 57 – at Shaker Heights apartments, they said.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: February 6, 2006
Gangs eyed in school fights (Camden, NJ): Persistent fights at Woodrow Wilson High School have spurred more questions than answers, as district officials and community leaders aim to halt the turmoil before it gets worse.
Source: Courier-Post Date: February 5, 2006
Salinas' night of gunfire (Salinas, CA): Five people were wounded by gunfire, three of them seriously, in a series of shootings that raged across East Salinas over a five-hour period Friday night and early Saturday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: February 5, 2006
Concern after rising gang violence leaves 15-year old dead (Maldives, AZ): Male’ residents have expressed increasing concern over rising gang violence after a 15 year-old died from injuries sustained on Thursday evening.
Source: Minivan News Date: February 5, 2006
Three of four suspects in shooting in custody (Wichita, KS): Carl Meridy-Burns, 20, one of the suspects Wichita police have been searching for in connection with a gang-related shooting, was arrested Friday afternoon in Hutchinson.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: February 4, 2006
Rockaway drug thugs busted (Far Rockaway, NY): Cops rounded up 43 members of a violent Far Rockaway drug gang who held residents of a city housing project and a nearby private apartment building in a vise-like grip of fear, authorities said yesterday.
Source: New York Post Date: February 4, 2006
Police initiative targets gun violence in Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): Police want residents to help them decrease shootings and remove illegal guns from the city's streets. The department's firearm violence plan, released Friday, describes a strategy aimed at guns tied to crimes such as robberies, assaults and drug deals.
Source: The News & Observer Date: February 4, 2006
Gang-program workers forced out (Riverside, CA): The city has forced out the top two administrators of its only gang-intervention program, saying Project BRIDGE needs to do more prevention work and reach more youths.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: February 4, 2006
Fresno police examine leads in fatal shootings (Fresno, CA): Fresno police Friday reported no new developments in the city's two separate shootings this week that claimed the lives of an expectant mother and her unborn child in southeast Fresno and the life of a businessman at his home in northeast Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: February 4, 2006
Jefferson calm after four flare-ups (Rockford, IL): All was well at Jefferson High School, officials reported Thursday, a day after four fistfights ignited rumors and concern about violence at the school.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: February 3, 2006
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