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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.
Eight evacuees arrested, three sought in Houston deaths (Houston, TX): Police have arrested eight Hurricane Katrina evacuees and are seeking three others in a series of gang-related offenses, including 11 murders, that are part of a spike in post-Katrina crime.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: January 28, 2006
Beating spurs city loitering measure (Milwaukee, WI): In the wake of the beating of a man last month by a gang of youths, a Milwaukee City Council committee has endorsed a proposed ordinance that would allow police to ticket people who loiter in a menacing fashion.
Source: The Capital Times Date: January 27, 2006
Agencies unite to curb gangs, violent crime (Nampa, ID): Treasure Valley law enforcement agencies unveiled a joint task force Thursday that has targeted gangs and violent crime since October, netting 70 arrests, 48 illegal or stolen guns, more than 3 pounds of methamphetamine, 15 pounds of marijuana, 1,618 marijuana plants and a pipe bomb.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: January 27, 2006
Five members of notorious gang nabbed (Texas): Five gang members from an international crime syndicate linked to threats against Border Patrol agents were arrested this week in Texas, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Source: The Sun Date: January 27, 2006
Two reputed Bloods arrested (Yonkers, NY): Police Gang Unit members backed up by officers from the Third Precinct arrested three men Wednesday, two of them described as members of the notorious Bloods street gang.
Source: The Journal News Date: January 27, 2006
Oceanside seeks new anti-gang plan (Oceanside, CA): The City Council wants a new, "10 point" plan to deal with gangs. The council acted yesterday after members of an audience of 100 told it that gang violence is increasing in their communities.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 27, 2006
Cops target street gang (Danbury, CT): A 15-month investigation into a shooting at a city housing project has provided police with valuable information about the structure of a dangerous street gang.
Source: The News-Times Date: January 27, 2006
Gang prevention is program's topic of concern (Escondido, CA): Danny Perez, a soccer league official, thought his younger brother was doing well in school until police called to say the brother was in a gang and selling drugs.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 26, 2006
Police chief pledges to rid city of gangs (Palo Alto, CA): In his first meeting with the community since the shooting death of one of his officers, East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis said the memory of slain Officer Richard May would serve as inspiration to rid the city of gang violence.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 26, 2006
Boy, 14, latest victim of fatal local violence (Lancaster, CA): A 14-year-old boy was shot to death on a residential Lancaster street in a drive-by shooting that also wounded another person, officials said Wednesday.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 26, 2006
Fort Lee police seek more gang awareness (Fort Lee, NJ): The signs of gang activity are everywhere if you know where to look, a retired Bergen County Sheriff's Department detective told about 80 parents, teachers and students.
Source: The Record Date: January 26, 2006
Slaying victim ID'd, tied to gang (Oakland, CA): A man fatally shot Saturday night in what police believe was a gang-related attack has been identified as Reuben Aviles of Oakland.
Source: Inside Bay Area Date: January 26, 2006
District A creates graffiti task force (Houston, TX): Houston City Councilwoman Toni Lawrence and northwest Houston residents have mobilized a volunteer task force aimed at eliminating all traces of graffiti from their neighborhood.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: January 25, 2006
Jurors get a primer on gang culture (Paterson, NJ): The fastest way to get out of the Bloods street gang is by agreeing to be beaten by about 300 gang members for 31 seconds. Maybe that's why few, if any, are known to leave, an expert witness testified Tuesday in the murder trial of an alleged Bloods member.
Source: The Record Date: January 25, 2006
Legislation aimed at punishing gang members and recruiters (Santa Fe, NM): For at least the second time in as many years, lawmakers have gangs in their crosshairs, with legislation aimed at punishing gang members and recruiters.
Source: Farmington Daily Times Date: January 25, 2006
Governor's gang and sex offender bills introduced (Boise, ID): A proposed anti-gang bill from Governor Dirk Kempthorne was introduced to a Senate committee today. The bill would make it illegal for gangs to recruit new members and create stronger penalties for gang members who commit certain crimes.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: January 25, 2006
Gang awareness (Winterville, NC): Gang activity and gang-related crimes are not only a growing problem in our state, but in the East. Gang crimes can range from graffiti to murder, but gang lifestyle can somewhat be stereotyped from what they wear to what they do.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: January 24, 2006
Machete Bill is pushed to help fight gangs (Virginia): A Senate committee has passed a bill that would make it illegal to threateningly brandish a machete, the weapon popular with gangs in Northern Virginia.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 24, 2006
Md. secures federal funds to fight gangs (Montgomery and Prince George's County, MD): Maryland lawmakers announced $750,000 in federal funding yesterday to help combat what they called a growing gang problem in Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 24, 2006
Md. launches anti-gang initiative (Baltimore, MD): Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) Monday announced that the U.S. Attorney's office in Maryland will receive a $2 million federal grant for creation of a statewide anti-gang initiative.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 23, 2006
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