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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.
Elgin's trying to get to graffiti (Elgin, IL): Elgin's graffiti removal program hasn't been disbanded - it was just put on hold by the early December cold wave.
Source: MSNBC Date: December 28, 2005
Man arrested in fatal beating of gang member (Waukegan, IL): An adult gang member was arrested in connection with the beating death of a 16-year-old who was being punished for breaking a gang rule, according to Waukegan police.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 28, 2005
In Eastie, notorious gang runs out of steam (Boston, MA): At its strongest, the East Boston Loco Salvadorans "clikka," or sect, of MS-13 had roughly 100 hardscrabble members, men and boys prepared to attack, rape and rob with machetes, baseball bats or even handguns.
Source: Boston Herald Date: December 27, 2005
Ganging up on gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): The key to combating San Bernardino County's estimated 362 gangs and approximately 12,828 members is to have a better system of tracking and monitoring crimes committed by them.
Source: The Sun Date: December 26, 2005
Intervention offers hope where police and border crackdowns fail (California): Inside the locked gates of a county juvenile detention facility in Sylmar, all eyes are on Ernesto "Satan" Deras. Before him are two dozen teenagers accused of violent crimes and facing the prospect of being tried as adults and sent to state prison.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 26, 2005
Mojave District boosts anti-gang, discipline rules (Mojave, CA): After gang-violence fears and a locker room fire forced cancellation of two football games, Mojave Unified School District trustees have approved beefing up anti-gang and student discipline policies.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: December 25, 2005
Inmate tattoos provide evidence of gang activity (Covington, KY) : Earlier this month, federal and local law enforcement officers made several drug-related arrests in Covington, raiding homes and confiscating large amounts of crack cocaine in what local officials say is evidence of continued gang activity in the region.
Source: Challenger NKY Date: December 25, 2005
801 gang's exposure may curb mobility (Durham, NC): The way Chief Juvenile Court Counselor Donnie Phillips sees it, Durham's fledgling 801 Hopkins Street gang has "blown its cover" by sparking two recent courtroom disturbances and flaunting its distinctive tattoo in violation of a judge's order.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: December 24, 2005
Ties between gang, fences probed (California): The FBI is investigating criminal ties between members of the international street gang Mara Salvatrucha and fencing rings operated by Middle Easterners suspected of trafficking in millions of dollars in stolen medicine and other retail goods.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 23, 2005
Ties between gang, fences probed (Washington, DC): The FBI is investigating criminal ties between members of the international street gang Mara Salvatrucha and fencing rings operated by Middle Easterners suspected of trafficking in millions of dollars in stolen medicine and other retail goods.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 23, 2005
No glossing over graffiti (San Bernardino, CA): Jumbles of letters and images scrawled on walls represent, to some, a neighborhood's indulgence of crime. But others view it as a therapeutic form of expression.
Source: The Sun Date: December 22, 2005
Romney signs $11 million in aid to reduce gang violence (Boston, MA): Gov. Mitt Romney signed a $53 million supplemental appropriation Thursday that includes $11 million to combat gang violence in Massachusetts cities and towns.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: December 22, 2005
Gang connection probed in car-to-car shooting (Lemon Grove, CA): Sheriff's deputies are looking for gunmen who shot into a passing car Wednesday night, causing the vehicle to crash.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: December 22, 2005
Roundup nabs 13 alleged gang members (Tucson, AZ): Thirteen gang members in the country illegally were arrested in Tucson over the past week as part of a national roundup that resulted in 66 arrests, federal officers said.
Source: Tucson Citizen Date: December 22, 2005
Homicide rate down despite latest surge (Fresno, CA): Homicides in Fresno dropped dramatically in the first half of 2005 compared with the same period in 2004, but a rash of gang violence in October caused them to spike in the second half of this year.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 22, 2005
Feds arrest gang member for illegal entry (McAllen, TX): Federal agents have arrested a Mexican member of the "Texas Syndicate" on immigration charges, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: December 21, 2005
28 charged in drug market raids (Chicago, IL): Raids on open-air drug markets on the city's Northwest and Southwest Side resulted in charges against 28 people, Chicago police said Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 21, 2005
Feds charge 66 alleged gang members (Washington, DC): Federal authorities announced arrests Wednesday of 66 alleged violent gang members in seven states and the nation's capital who were charged over the last week with various crimes and immigration violations.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: December 21, 2005
Police trying to hunt down violent gang members (Houston, TX): Ten murders and eleven suspects. Some of them are still on the loose, but it's a much bigger problem than that. Houston police and residents are telling us about one violent gang doing an awful lot of damage.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: December 21, 2005
Increase in gang activity in Chester keeps police on alert (Chester, SC): Police have seen an increase in local gang activity, particularly in graffiti, in a recent four- to five-week span, the chief said Friday. But officials have not identified any more than the nine gangs they reported one year ago.
Source: The Herald Date: December 20, 2005
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