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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.
Law agencies meet to combat international gangs (Jupiter, FL): The Central American-based gang known as MS-13 is a group of murderous, kidnapping violent criminals, said U.S. Rep. Mark Foley on Friday.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: July 9, 2005
Police arrest man in suspected gang-related Nampa shooting (Nampa, ID): Canyon County authorities are well-acquainted with a 19-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting at Nampa.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: July 9, 2005
DeLay urges national gang initiative (Richmond, TX): U.S House Majority Leader Tom DeLay called Thursday for a national strategy, similar to the country's anti-terrorism effort, to battle criminal gangs that operate across thousands of jurisdictions in the United States.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: July 8, 2005
Third man held in Folk Nation case (Brooksville, FL): A third man wanted in connection with carving a pitchfork into the chest of a self-proclaimed Folk Nation gang member has been arrested.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: July 7, 2005
Durbin sponsors anti-gang measure (Chicago, IL): To fight gang-related crime, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has introduced legislation to provide $862.5 million over five years to beef up police resources, recruit prosecutors and provide better witness-protection programs.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 7, 2005
Shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded (Chicago, IL): One man was killed and two teens were seriously injured in a shooting Wednesday evening on the Northwest Side, Chicago police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 7, 2005
Gang leader loses appeal in RICO gang case (Salt Lake City, UT): The racketeering conviction of a Utah prisoner accused of running a criminal gang from his cell has been upheld by a federal appeals court.
Source: Casper Star Tribune Date: July 7, 2005
Gang-related arson is sign of rising small-town violence (Fennville, MI): Leo Beach knew gangs were around Fennville - a community mostly known for its fall Goose Festival and nearby apple orchards - but he never imagined his home would burn in gang-related violence.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: July 7, 2005
Gang members brawl at amusement park (Houston, TX): A huge brawl involving rival gang members at a Texas amusement park was videotaped by surveillance cameras.
Source: NBC 5 News Date: July 6, 2005
Man admits leading a Bloods street gang and ordering assaults (Newark, NJ): The admitted leader of a Bloods street gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to three federal charges, admitting he ordered the shooting of a man he believed was informing on the gang.
Source: Newsday Date: July 6, 2005
Crime-district board OKs anti-gang funds (Fort Worth, TX): Nonprofit anti-gang programs will receive as much as $100,000 in funding from the Crime Control and Prevention District, minus one element of the original proposal, the district's board decided Tuesday night.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 6, 2005
Police say arrests thwarted robbery (Manchester, CT): Officers working a surveillance detail over the weekend thwarted a robbery by arresting three men, police said.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: July 6, 2005
Gang violence claims another life in Nampa (Nampa, ID): One man was fatally shot, another was wounded and a third was beaten in what Nampa police are calling the latest gang-related violence to hit southwestern Idaho this year.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: July 6, 2005
Cops: Bullet ricochets, hits Lowell man in head (Lowell, MA): The Fourth of July started out with a bang for an alleged Lowell gang member who walked into a local hospital Monday morning with a bullet stuck in the middle of his forehead.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: July 6, 2005
Teen held in killing of boy at fireworks (Chicago Heights, IL): A Cook County judge Tuesday set bail at $750,000 for a Chicago Heights teenager accused of shooting to death another youth that he is alleged to have mistaken for a rival street gang member during a weekend fireworks show.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 6, 2005
Inmate allegedly attacks deputy (Monterey County, CA): An inmate awaiting trial for assaulting a prison guard allegedly attacked and injured a Monterey County sheriff's deputy Monday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 6, 2005
Trivial dispute ruins lives - a typical gang crime, police say (Wichita, KS): An argument over street slang landed three people in jail and put another in a wheelchair, frustrating relatives and police alike over how something so trivial could turn into something so damaging.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: July 5, 2005
Gang busters in Hampton Roads, Part 2 (Hampton Roads, VA): The lights of Interstate 64 flickered off the blue Honda Civic, illuminating the five teenagers inside. Bottles of stolen beer tilted to thirsty lips – Coronas just smuggled out of a Food Lion in the pockets of baggy pants.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: July 4, 2005
Gang busters in Hampton Roads (Hampton Roads, VA): A warning has come from the feds. An FBI informant says MS-13, a notorious street gang with ties to El Salvador, recently issued an order for its members to kill someone - anyone - wearing a badge in Hampton Roads.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: July 3, 2005
Tag! Graffiti's no game for county (Palm Beach County, FL): To some it's art, an expression of defiance, pride and unity. But to Mike Atkins, it's a headache, more trouble than it's worth.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: July 3, 2005
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