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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.
Robbery probed as gang initiation (Elmwood Park, NJ): Police were probing whether four men who burst into a Route 46 Dunkin' Donuts on Wednesday night robbed the store as part of a gang initiation.
Source: The Record Date: January 13, 2006
City needs a plan to curb gangs (Albany, NY): The dots Albany County District Attorney David Soares connected this week were nothing new, but the picture that emerged was startling.
Source: Times Union Date: January 13, 2006
Grandmother brings in drive-by shooting suspects (Oklahoma City, OK): Two Oklahoma City gang members went from being the city's most-wanted fugitives Wednesday to being surrendered to police by one of the men's grandmothers - all in a matter of hours.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: January 12, 2006
TASK uses computers for gang prevention (Ontario, CA): The Internet has been used for many things. Now, gang prevention can be added to that ever-growing list, thanks to Mike Garcia and the Taking a Stand Teen Klub (TASK).
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: January 12, 2006
School board favors uniforms districtwide (Pittsburg, CA): Pittsburg school board officials Wednesday heartily endorsed school uniforms for grades K-8, a move aimed at reducing gang activity on school campuses and enhancing the educational environment.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 12, 2006
Notorious gang graffiti discovered (Rock Hill, SC): "BLOODZ." That name, representing one of the most notorious gangs in the country and the rival gang of California's Crips, was found spray-painted in red on the storage trailer of a Cherry Road business this week.
Source: The Herald Date: January 12, 2006
Riverside boy, 17, shot to death (Riverside, CA): A 17-year-old Riverside boy was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon after exchanging words with three men in a car, officials said.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: January 12, 2006
Teen shot after fight at school (St. Paul, MN): A fight that erupted at a St. Paul high school basketball game Tuesday night escalated into gunfire about two blocks away, critically injuring a 17-year-old boy.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: January 12, 2006
Mass. judge bans 'Stop Snitching' shirts (Boston, MA): A top Massachusetts judge has banned clothing bearing the phrase "Stop Snitching" and outlawed camera phones in the state's courthouses in an effort to counter a rising climate of witness intimidation.
Source: CBS News Date: January 11, 2006
Fact-checking Kempthorne's speech (Idaho): Kempthorne said Idaho has no specific laws against gangs and he's right, said Ada County sheriff's Lt. Rajeev Shani, who runs the county gang unit. ***Scroll down to the last paragraph to read the section on gang-related legislation***
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: January 11, 2006
Teen charged with graffiti in park (Chicago, IL): A teenager has been charged with felony and misdemeanor criminal damage of property for a spray-painting a Chicago Park District fieldhouse and several other buildings last week in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 11, 2006
Task force aims to deter gang activity (Dinwiddie, VA): Dinwiddie County is moving toward a plan to deter gang activity from taking place in the county's back yard.
Source: Petersburg Progress-Index Date: January 10, 2006
Second arrest made in gang-related shooting (Raleigh, NC): There has been a second arrest in a shooting that happened in Raleigh on Sunday night.
Source: News 14 Carolina Date: January 10, 2006
Police say gang crackdown is working (Redwood City, CA): After two murders and $200,000 in emergency funding from the Redwood City Council, the police department is claiming victory in the city’s ongoing battle against gangs.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal Date: January 10, 2006
Boy confronted 15 gang kids, pulled gun during brawl and fired, cops say (Jersey City, NJ): Jersey City police arrested a 16-year-old North Carolina boy and charged him with shooting two Lincoln High School students during a brawl near the school last week that police are calling gang-related, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: January 10, 2006
First lady backs efforts for at-risk youth (Washington, DC): With drugs, gangs and other negative influences, young people face many more dangers than earlier generations did and often have fewer people to help them, Laura Bush said Tuesday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 10, 2006
House approves bill to protect witnesses of gang violence (Boston, MA): Police and prosecutors would have greater ability to protect witnesses of gang-related violence from reprisals if a bill overwhelmingly approved by House lawmakers Tuesday becomes law.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 10, 2006
Smugglers planning to kill U.S. border agents, federal memo warns (Los Angeles, CA): Federal officials have warned U.S. Border Patrol agents that they could be the targets of assassins hired by immigrant smugglers, according to a confidential memo obtained by the San Bernardino County Sun newspaper.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 10, 2006
Suspected gang member held in slaying of police officer (Palo Alto, CA) : A 14-hour manhunt ended Sunday where it began: in a gritty two-block section of East Palo Alto where a suspect shot a police officer, ran off, and then returned and fired at the downed officer to make sure he was dead, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 9, 2006
House set to debate anti-gang, witness protection bill (Boston, MA): As the state's largest city grapples with a spike in homicides and what neighborhood activists call an increasing atmosphere of fear and intimidation, lawmakers plan to debate a bill Tuesday that would protect witnesses who testify against alleged gang members.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 9, 2006
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