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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.
Police: Gang activity still around, but faded from ’95 (Appleton, Neenah, and Menasha, WI): For the most part, police say, gang activity is minimal in the Fox Cities. They credit focused police efforts along with publicity and community programs, many of which started or quickly gathered steam after the gang-related Plamann Park deaths in 1995.
Source: The Post-Crescent Date: May 8, 2005
Gangs in Greeley: Gang fighters (Greeley, CO): With little fanfare, groups of quiet warriors are busy battling Greeley’s gangs. Often armed only with a little spunk and faith in human spirit, they take to the neighborhoods and playgrounds and alleyways and go after gang members’ hearts and minds.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: May 8, 2005
Police say shootings could be connected to gang (Charlotte, NC): Police are connecting two recent shootings to a new gang in town. They think the Malditos Gang is behind a shooting that started at Wadell High School and ended on Interstate 77.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: May 7, 2005
The Coming Gang War (Washington, DC): Large cities and small towns across the country are now experiencing the early stages of the most violent gang epidemic we have ever seen.
Source: American Daily Date: May 6, 2005
Two hurt in Long Island gang shootings (Long Island, NY): There were two gang-related shootings in Nassau County in two separate incidents. Police say the first shooting was in Hempstead at 4:45 p-m when a 22-year-old member of the Bloods was shot while sitting in his car on Kennedy Avenue.
Source: 1010 Wins Date: May 6, 2005
Gang violence in Lynn has police worried (Lynn, MA): Following one of the most violent winters in a decade, and anticipating a difficult summer, representatives from Lynn Police's Gang Unit and Lynn District Court's Probation Department appealed Thursday to community and law enforcement leaders for assistance in combating an upsurge in gang activity.
Source: The Daily Item Date: May 6, 2005
Records show city knew about gang (Fall River, NJ): Despite the sheriff’s claims to the contrary, court documents and arrest records indicate the Fall River Police Department did have an intimate knowledge of accused Larry’s Sports Bar gunman Nigel Vaughn and the Mafioso gang long before the shooting occurred.
Source: Herald News Date: May 6, 2005
Schools clamp down on 'gang' clothing (Bay Point, CA): It started with a rumor that a few students were suspended because they were wearing gang colors, said Riverview Middle School Principal Denise Rugani.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: May 6, 2005
Oxnard police arrest man in injunction case (Oxnard, CA): An Oxnard man suspected of being a gang member was arrested by Oxnard police on suspicion of violating a court-approved gang injunction, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: May 6, 2005
Attendance plummets at city schools (Los Angeles, CA): Tens of thousands of Los Angeles students stayed away from city schools Thursday amid rumors of impending gang violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 6, 2005
Gang member found slain (Salinas, CA): The body of a 22-year-old gang member who was paroled from state prison a week earlier was found Wednesday in the middle of Hartnell Road south of Salinas.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: May 5, 2005
Gang follows illegal aliens (Washington, DC): The violent MS-13 - or Mara Salvatrucha - street gang is following the migratory routes of illegal aliens across the country, FBI officials say, calling the Salvadoran gang the new American mafia.
Source: The Washington Times Date: May 5, 2005
Pueblo County Jail locks down after a gang riot (Pueblo County, CO): A lockdown is in effect at the Pueblo County Jail Thursday, following a riot Wednesday night between rival gang members.
Source: KOAA-TV News Date: May 5, 2005
Shooting victim is identified (Clairemont, CA): Authorities have identified Thomas A. Tweedie, 18, as the man shot in the face in front of his Martha Street home Tuesday night. He died an hour after the 9:30 p.m. incident.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 5, 2005
System would help in tracking gangs (Tarrant County, TX): Tarrant County authorities hope to shadow gang members a little more closely in the near future. County commissioners approved a $147,000 federal grant application Tuesday for an electronic, countywide gang-tracking system that would be used by Fort Worth and Arlington police, the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department and the Tarrant County district attorney's office.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 4, 2005
Mexico, U.S. team up to fight street gangs (Washington, DC): Mexican and U.S. law enforcement officials said Wednesday they will share intelligence and resources to fight Central American gangs, whose wave of violence has spread to the nations' common border.
Source: Newsday Date: May 4, 2005
El Cajon shooting believed to be gang related (El Cajon, CA): A group of heavily armed intruders in search of a gang rival – one of them toting a machine gun – shot up an East County home today, but no injuries were reported, officials said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 4, 2005
Task force sees decline in gang members but more violence (Las Vegas, NV): Roughly 7,000 juveniles and young adults received specialized gang prevention or intervention training last year, an effort the Southern Nevada Community Gang Task Force hopes will curb gang membership in the valley.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: May 4, 2005
'Eviction notice' aimed at gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County officials said they were issuing an "eviction notice" to the county's gangs Tuesday with a $5.5-million initiative that will restore the sheriff's gang unit and add prosecutors to crack down on street thugs.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 4, 2005
Clayton anti-gang task force arrests 14 (Clayton County, GA): Members of Clayton County's newest anti-gang task force made 14 arrests and recovered drugs and guns during its first nights on the streets this week.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: May 4, 2005
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