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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.
Nations address gang violence (Washington, DC): Increasingly aware that tougher law enforcement alone can't solve problems caused by international street gangs, officials from across the hemisphere met here Friday to discuss causes of gang violence and ways to prevent it.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 18, 2005
Youth turn to gangs when needs are not being met otherwise, Durham officer advises (Person County, NC): The coordinator for the Durham Police Department’s Safe Neighborhoods program told a Person County Forum on Gangs and Gang Violence here Tuesday that many of the signs that point to potential youth involvement in gangs are not too much unlike those associated with the average teenager.
Source: The Roxboro Courier Times Date: June 18, 2005
Gang-related shooting death in Sparks under investigation (Sparks, NV): The gang-related shooting death of a man in Sparks is under investigation as a homicide, officers said.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: June 18, 2005
MS-13 gang suspect arrested in Harris County (Harris County, TX): U.S. immigration authorities arrested two members of a Central America-based gang in Texas this week as part of a nationwide crackdown.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: June 17, 2005
Cops arrest six in alleged gang shootings (Hempstead, NY): A gang war between the Crips and the Bloods took the lives of two young men in Hempstead during the past several weeks, but Nassau police said Thursday they hope that six "major arrests" made this week - through quick thinking by alert officers - have helped curbed the violence.
Source: Newsday Date: June 17, 2005
Person gang activity addressed at forum (Roxboro, NC): Person County District Attorney Joel Brewer held a forum on gangs this week in an effort to educate the community and get ideas on how to curb the activity.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: June 17, 2005
Four on council call for a state of emergency (Richmond, CA): Four Richmond City Council members said Thursday they want to declare "a state of emergency" in several neighborhoods in order to raise funds to fight crime.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 17, 2005
Three gang members arrested, face deportation (Lake Worth, FL): Three members of the violent Central American-based MS-13 gang were arrested Wednesday in pre-dawn raids in the Lake Worth area and are now awaiting deportation.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: June 16, 2005
Magallon, Berrios fight the gang, graffiti war in Lompoc (Lompoc, CA): When a Lompoc teen-ager was shot while walking along North F Street in April, police quickly labeled the incident as gang-related.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: June 16, 2005
N.J. raid nets over a dozen suspected MS-13 members (New Jersey): More than a dozen suspected members of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, were arrested yesterday in New Jersey by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and local law-enforcement authorities in a pre-dawn raid.
Source: The Washington Times Date: June 16, 2005
Police to have gang squad (St. Paul, MN): Some St. Paul police officers will be reassigned by month's end to a newly created unit to combat gangs, Chief John Harrington said Wednesday.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: June 16, 2005
A gang, or just kids being kids? (Tampa, FL): Fundador Cruz sat on the front porch of his Belmont Heights Estates home Wednesday afternoon, taming the heat with an ice-cold soda.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: June 16, 2005
Latest SoCal freeway shooting could be gang-related, police say (Colton, CA): A car was sprayed with bullets Thursday but no one was injured in the latest Southern California freeway shooting, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 16, 2005
Gang injunction helps curb Segundo crime (El Paso, TX): The bustling streets of the Segundo Barrio are safer since a civil court injunction began two years ago against one of El Paso's largest gangs, authorities reviewing the measure said recently.
Source: El Paso Times Date: June 16, 2005
Busts target gang activity (Santa Ana, CA): Members of the Mexican Mafia are business-savvy "shot callers" who used threats and violence to lord over Hispanic street gangs and about 3,400 Hispanic inmates in Orange County Jail, according to a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 16, 2005
Panel reviews plan for Va. gang listing (Virginia): Prosecutors seeking to lock up street-gang members would have a new tool at their disposal under a measure being considered by the State Crime Commission.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: June 16, 2005
Mexican Mafia grows in Staten Island (New York, NY): At the foot of the Bayonne Bridge, in the Staten Island neighborhood known as Little Mexico, crime is down - falling by more than 6 percent this year.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: June 15, 2005
Two dozen suspected gang members arrested in Orange County (Orange County, CA): Federal authorities arrested two dozen men Wednesday in raids targeting violent Hispanic street and prison gangs in Orange County.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 15, 2005
Alleged gang member who crashed party pleads innocent to murder charge (San Diego, CA): A 19-year-old alleged gang member accused of fatally shooting a young man and wounding two other people at a Mira Mesa party pleaded innocent today to a murder charge.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 15, 2005
Chelsea attack raises fears of gang warfare (Chelsea, MA): In what may be an escalating North Shore gang war, two alleged gang members were stabbed, one fatally, in Chelsea yesterday in what residents said was possible retaliation for another killing.
Source: Boston Herald Date: June 15, 2005
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