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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.
District looks at dress code (Newark, NJ): This month Lincoln Middle School sent out a parent reminder that students should come to school appropriately dressed - which excluded anything that "promotes drugs, alcohol or sexuality and gang activities."
Source: The Newark Advocate Date: December 18, 2005
Parolee runs, can't hide from gang unit (Victorville, CA): A known gang member was arrested Friday afternoon after leading deputies on a short-lived but dangerous chase.
Source: The Daily Press Date: December 17, 2005
Better security asked at schools (Passaic, NJ): A knife fight in the cafeteria between two Passaic High School students last week, including one who smuggled a machete into the building, has prompted school officials to reassess security measures, such as installing metal detectors and adding more surveillance cameras.
Source: Herald News Date: December 17, 2005
Cities may get money to fight gangs (Boston, MA): A rash of urban violence across the state has prompted lawmakers to approve an $11 million grant program to support local anti-gang efforts.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise Date: December 17, 2005
24 arrested in gang rite (Orlando, FL): Orlando police arrested eight adults and 16 juveniles late Thursday after word leaked out about the location of a gang initiation ceremony.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: December 17, 2005
Sheriff cites gangs in pitch for tax hike (Los Angeles County, CA): Citing the results of a Los Angeles County task force created to quell escalating gang violence, Sheriff Lee Baca called Friday for a third chance to convince voters to approve a sales tax hike next year to boost law enforcement funding.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: December 16, 2005
Police arrest suspected gang members (Orlando, FL): The Orange County Sheriff's Office said it has made a major gang bust. The department's gang investigation unit got a tip that a gang planned to meet at Orlando's Demetree Park Thursday night, WESH 2 News reported.
Source: WESH 2 News Date: December 16, 2005
Man shot but unhurt in possible gang attack (Ventura County, CA): A Fillmore resident was shot at Wednesday night by "several possible gang members" but was not injured, Ventura County Sheriff's Department officials said Thursday.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: December 16, 2005
Co-op city gang members arrested in sweep (Bronx, NY): About two dozen gang members have been arrested in a sweep of Co-Op City in the Bronx.
Source: 1010 Wins Date: December 16, 2005
Police apprehend all suspects in fatal stabbing (Reno, NV): Reno police on Wednesday said five suspected gang members looking for trouble were responsible for the beating and stabbing death of a 25-year-old man and critical wounding of an 18-year-old.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: December 15, 2005
Two arrested in mall gunfire (Clarksville, TN): Two Clarksville teen-agers have been arrested in connection with gunfire Saturday night in the parking lot at Governor's Square Mall.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle Date: December 15, 2005
Gang sweep corrals 50 (Madison, WI): A federal jury has convicted four men of a gang-related, years-long conspiracy to distribute cocaine and other drugs on a northern Wisconsin American Indian reservation.
Source: West Central Tribune Date: December 14, 2005
Robbery suspects linked to gang (Palm Beach County, FL): At least one of four suspects arrested earlier this week after a DeLand bank heist was a member of a Palm Beach County gang of robbers, FBI officials say - and all four have admitted to robbing other banks, including one in Orange City.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: December 14, 2005
Anti-gang laws add to DA's arsenal (San Bernardino County, CA): The threat of gangs terrorizing city streets has prompted new laws specifically targeted at keeping such criminals behind bars for longer periods.
Source: The Sun Date: December 13, 2005
Police arrest seven in drive-by shooting (Gwinnett County, GA): Authorities have made seven arrests in an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting, police said Monday. No injuries were reported in the Saturday night incident in Norcross, police spokesman Darren Moloney said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 13, 2005
County to join gang fight (Hollister, CA): A recent spike in gang violence has county officials working on plans to curb the problem, including the creation of a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement organization and possibly declaring a state of emergency in the county.
Source: Hollister Free Lance Date: December 12, 2005
Prominent gang member arrested in Orange County (Orange County, FL): Sheriff's deputies in Orange County, Fla., arrested a prominent gang member Monday on charges of attempted homicide, armed robbery and kidnapping, according to a sheriff's news release.
Source: WKMG Channel 6 News Date: December 12, 2005
Gang role in stabbing probed (Jackson, NJ): Less than a month after a gang-related shooting critically injured a township teenager, police are investigating whether a brawl and subsequent stabbing at a house party Saturday were also gang related.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: December 12, 2005
Deputies not keeping pace with L.A. gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Gang-related homicides are up more than 30% this year in areas under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, but the department's countywide gang enforcement team is substantially smaller than it was three years ago and remains chronically understaffed.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 12, 2005
City, county to get $475,000 for gang prevention (Las Cruces, NM): Las Cruces, and parts of Doña Ana County, will receive a $475,000 state grant that will be used for gang prevention.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: December 10, 2005
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