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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.
Man arrested in New Year's Eve shooting of 15-year-old (Yakima, WA): A 20-year-old man has been arrested in the New Year's Eve shooting death of a 15-year-old boy that is believed to be gang-related.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 2, 2006
Two dead in gang battle (Astoria, NY): A pair of armed gangs turned a Queens social club into the O.K. Corral, as a New Year's Eve celebration ended in a shootout that left two men dead, police said.
Source: New York Post Date: January 2, 2006
Compton killings highest in years (Compton, CA): At least 72 people were killed in Compton in 2005, the highest toll in a decade for a city that has ranked among the most dangerous in the nation for 30 years.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 2, 2006
Cops to stay after school to cut crime (Chicago, IL): Police believe they have knocked down the murder rate in Chicago by using narcotics squads, teams of gang analysts and swarms of police officers patrolling neighborhoods.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 2, 2006
Gang tiff may have led to slashing (Guilderland, NY): Police believe an earlier confrontation over gang colors sparked Friday night's slashing of a 16-year-old in the face at Crossgates Mall.
Source: Times Union Date: January 1, 2006
Gang sweep (Aurora, IL): By pooling their resources and information with other agencies, Aurora police were able to complete four major sweeps of Aurora street gangs in 2005 — a dramatic attempt to disrupt the cycle of drugs and murder in the city.
Source: Aurora Beacon News Date: January 1, 2006
'Opt-out' provision vital for Oxnard's civil gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): Judge Fred Bysshe's recent recusal from further participation in the Colonia Chiques civil injunction case in Oxnard is an extremely troubling development.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: January 1, 2006
The long night of the taggers (Boston, MA): More than a dozen East Boston homeowners woke up on a recent Sunday morning to find their houses splashed with the MS-13 gang moniker, evidence of a one-night graffiti blitz Boston police said may have been part of a gang initiation ritual.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 1, 2006
Proposed bill would help city combat gangs (Topeka, KS): State courts could give gang members prison time for recruiting new members if a bill being drafted by south-central Kansas lawmakers passes this year.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: January 1, 2006
Two more in custody in Milwaukee mob beating (Milwaukee, WI): Two additional suspects were taken into custody Friday for questioning in the mob beating of a man yanked from his car while driving through a north side neighborhood, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 31, 2005
Authorities tackle rise in local gangs (Central Florida): His baggy, navy-blue pants showed his loyalty. The simple rosary inked into his chest signified his rank. Sureno 13, the name of a well-known Los Angeles gang, was etched into his long back.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: December 31, 2005
Teen gang members caught tagging (Orem, UT): Four teens with gang affiliations have been arrested following a two-day graffiti spree in which a dozen places were "tagged'' –spray painted with gang symbols.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News Date: December 30, 2005
New state funds target gang violence (Massachusetts): Just before Christmas, Governor Mitt Romney signed legislation that establishes a state grant program to help communities devise and implement innovative new approaches to fight gang violence.
Source: iBerkshires Date: December 30, 2005
Police arrest 16-year-old boy in fatal shooting of man on Hilltop (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police on Wednesday arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting a man during a gang-related argument on the Hilltop last week.
Source: The News Tribune Date: December 29, 2005
Union grapples with new kinds of crime (Charlotte, NC): Local law enforcement officials say gang activity and meth labs are two relatively new criminal problems in Union that required more attention than ever before in 2005.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: December 29, 2005
Federal hand seen as ally in crime fight (San Bernardino, CA) : Prosecuting gang members in federal court for drug and gun trafficking can mean stiffer prison sentences if convicted. Federal law mandates that a minimum of 85 percent of a defendant's sentence be carried out. Early release for good behavior is nonexistent.
Source: The Sun Date: December 29, 2005
Three boys ordered detained in beating case (Milwaukee, WI): The teenagers and young adults who allegedly beat a Milwaukee motorist on a north side street include members of an area street gang and at least one relative of a man killed after grabbing a deputy's gun in the Milwaukee County Courthouse, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: December 29, 2005
Man killed in California mall shooting (Bakersfield, CA): A man was killed when an argument at a busy shopping mall erupted into gunfire Tuesday, police said. The Valley Plaza Mall was packed with post-holiday shoppers when the shooting began, sending people screaming and running out of the building, witnesses said.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 28, 2005
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
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