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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.
MS-13 gang seeks to unite nationwide (Washington, DC): The international street gang MS-13 is unifying its violent members across the U.S., including the D.C. area, attempting to strengthen its criminal operation by creating a single organization.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 25, 2007
Spanish Fork gang fight leaves three hurt (Spanish Fork, UT): Spanish Fork police broke up a large gang fight Monday night that left three men wounded.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: July 25, 2007
Police chief says Santa Barbara doesn't need gang injunctions yet (Santa Barbara, CA): Despite recent street violence blamed on thuggish youth, police Chief Cam Sanchez said the city doesn't need to use court orders limiting the activities of alleged gang members to curb crime.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 24, 2007
Stronger gang unit proposed in Pomona (Pomona, CA): The city could have two additional investigators working on gang issues by the middle of next month. City Council members received an update Monday from Pomona police on how they would use $500,000 set aside by city leaders in June for combating gang activity.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: July 24, 2007
Skokie man shot; gang-tie suspected (Schaumburg, IL): A 30-year-old Skokie man who was shot four times early Sunday in a suspected gang-related incident in Schaumburg was not cooperating with the investigation, police said Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 24, 2007
Cops say gang members beat man to death (Chicago, IL): A 31-year-old man was fatally beaten by a group of gang members late Monday night on a West Side street, police said this morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 24, 2007
Durham Mayor pushes anti-gang bill (Durham, NC): Durham Mayor Bill Bell is expected to be at the state legislature today as a House committee discusses the Street Gang Prevention Act.
Source: NBC 17 News Date: July 24, 2007
Police: Gangs cause of fair assault (Merced County, CA): Criminal street gangs are believed responsible for an assault at the Merced County Fair late Sunday night and an incident Monday afternoon where a jail inmate was beaten and three others subsequently arrested.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: July 24, 2007
Gang unit investigating shots fired into house (Providence, RI): Six bullets were fired over the weekend into a house at 45 Hanover St., in the West End, where gang-related shootings have occurred in the past. One slug thudded into a living room wall.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: July 24, 2007
19 arrested in connection with 34 home invasions (Tolleson, AZ): Nineteen people, including more than a dozen members of a Tolleson gang, have been arrested in connection with 34 home invasions in which the robbers impersonated police officers.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: July 24, 2007
Slaying outside bar called part of ‘spike’ (Buffalo, NY): A 20-year-old Cheektowaga man is dead after he was gunned down early Sunday outside a Buffalo bar at the corner of Bailey and Stockbridge avenues.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: July 23, 2007
Police deny profiling charge (Monterey County, CA): At a packed community forum last week, North Monterey County residents complained about how they fear they're being unfairly targeted by law enforcement for being Latino.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 23, 2007
Gang ties suspected in Pittsburg homicide (Pittsburg, CA): Police suspect gang involvement in a Saturday night brawl that left one man dead and two injured, including the slaying victim's father.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 23, 2007
More than 120 gang members arrested in North Texas (Dallas, TX): Federal agents and local police rounded up 121 members of street gangs during a series of coordinated raids in North Texas cities, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: July 23, 2007
Shootings may have been random act (Omaha, NE): The sixth-grade boy and young woman shot Friday at a gathering of grieving friends might have been the victims of random gang violence, the mother of one of them said Monday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: July 23, 2007
Carson residents debate ways to curb gangs, violence (Carson, CA): After three shootings in the space of a week, the Carson City Council is looking to crack down on gang violence, though experts question its approach and it faces significant budget restraints.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: July 22, 2007
Grant will help combat gang-related crime (Tippecanoe County, IN): When Tippecanoe County prosecutor Pat Harrington spoke to two senior government classes at Jefferson High School earlier this month, he asked students how many of them knew gang members or people who associated with gang members.
Source: Journal & Courier Date: July 22, 2007
Latest shooting sparks effort to curb youth violence (Grand Rapids, MI): Two teenagers injured in a drive by shooting have community leaders worrying even more about gang violence. The shooting happened Sunday morning at midnight on 33rd Street near Eastern Avenue.
Source: WZZM 13 News Date: July 22, 2007
Menace of gangs may be growing (Greensboro, NC): Police say four of the city's past five homicides were connected to street gang activity. That statistic shocks many people — but not those living in the low-income neighborhoods where gangs hold sway or the police officers who patrol there.
Source: News & Record Date: July 22, 2007
New weapons to combat Berkshires gangs, guns (Pittsfield, MA): Two major investigations have been financed with grant dollars earmarked to combat gangs and guns in Berkshire County.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: July 22, 2007
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