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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 Newark cops are shot, one fatally (Newark, NJ): A school police officer responding to an argument between two groups of girls Monday was killed and a colleague injured in a shootout, police said.
Source: The Record Date: July 19, 2005
Oregon House increases prison sentences for gang members (Salem, OR): The House today approved legislation authored by Speaker Karen Minnis (R- Wood Village) that increases prison sentences for gang members, making communities safer.
Source: Medford News Date: July 19, 2005
Suspect sought in apparent gang-related shooting (Portland, OR) : Police are searching for the suspect in what they believe was a gang-related shooting. The incident happened outside Cocktails and Dreams, a Portland strip club.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: July 18, 2005
Police shoot teen fleeing South Side gunfight (Chicago, IL): Chicago police shot and wounded a 16-year-old boy who allegedly pointed a pistol at officers as they chased him from the scene of a gun battle early Sunday on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 18, 2005
One man killed, five wounded in three Saturday shootings (Chicago, IL): A man was killed, another man was seriously hurt and four male teenagers were wounded in three separate shootings Saturday night in Chicago.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 18, 2005
Roots of gang violence feed off '60s (Minneapolis, MN): Gang violence is on the rise in Minneapolis again. Homicides in 2005 are up about 45 percent vs. this time last year. Criminals are increasingly young and brazen.
Source: Star Tribune Date: July 18, 2005
Shots fired at teens playing basketball (North Miami Beach, FL): Two men shot at a group of teenagers playing basketball in a North Beach park in an apparently gang-related act, police said.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: July 17, 2005
Fourth suspect in May killing charged (Long Island, NY): A fourth suspect in the killing of a Glen Cove man shot in a parking lot was charged yesterday with first-degree gang assault.
Source: Newsday Date: July 17, 2005
A 'tool' vs. gangs? (Colton, CA): Colton authorities may turn to court orders in their fight against gangs, a move that would make the city only the second in the county to put such measures on the books.
Source: The Sun Date: July 17, 2005
Ex-gangsters try to break cycle by working with youth (Victorville, CA): Former gang members are working with "at-risk" youth to educate them about the dangers of gang life and what alternatives are available through a program called Gang Reduction Intervention Team.
Source: The Daily Press Date: July 17, 2005
Two men killed in separate shootings (Milwaukee, WI): A late-night shooting on the north side Saturday and a gang-related shootout on the near south side early Sunday left two men dead, the tenth homicide in eight days in the city.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Date: July 17, 2005
Gang bill takes cue from organized crime legislation (Washington, DC): Key Senate Democrats and Republicans are backing a bill to crack down on gang violence, using provisions similar to those used to combat organized crime to criminalize membership and make it easier for authorities to try juveniles as adults.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 17, 2005
Singing out for peace (Sacramento, CA): Can hard-core hip-hop music get Sacramento's gangbangers to put down their guns? Michael Colen thinks so. He's calling for a six-month truce between local gangs through a gangsta rap album, the kind of streetwise hip-hop that focuses on tales of gangbanging.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 16, 2005
Authorities rounding up Mailbox Meth Gang members (Atlanta, GA): Federal, state and local authorities in north Georgia are tracking down a group of thieves who have been using identities stolen from mailboxes to obtain money for methamphetamine.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com Date: July 16, 2005
Officials weigh a second Oxnard gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police and Ventura County prosecutors are considering seeking a second gang injunction in the city, citing a strong drop in violent crime after they brought a similar legal action last year.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 16, 2005
Policy bars gang-tinged activities on school grounds (Person County, NC): After several months of debate, the Person County Board of Education this week adopted a policy regarding gangs and gang-related activity on school grounds.
Source: Roxboro Courier Times Date: July 16, 2005
Feds: Two more MS-13 gang members arrested in Houston (Houston, TX): Two more MS-13 gang members are in custody, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Houston.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: July 15, 2005
Is West Michigan gang activity on the rise? (Grand Rapids, MI): Gangs are shaking up neighborhoods all across West Michigan. But how bad is the problem? Are gangs responsible for recent violence? And is it getting worse?
Source: WOOD 8 News Date: July 15, 2005
Border agents increasingly see violent gang activity (Harlingen, TX): When Border Patrol agents stopped a Honduran man near Falfurrias in February, he turned out to be a reputed leader of one of the most violent gangs in the United States.
Source: Harlingen Valley Morning Star Date: July 15, 2005
Ten charged in park attack (Greenburgh, NY): Ten young people were arrested on riot and gang-assault charges overnight after police said they attacked students from a Rockland County residential treatment center at a Greenburgh park.
Source: The Journal News Date: July 15, 2005
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