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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.
Pomona schools outline gang plan (Pomona, CA): In a major shift in philosophy, the Pomona Unified School District is trying something new when it comes to gangs and youth violence.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: May 11, 2005
Heading off kids on the path to gangs (West Valley City, UT): Utah's second-largest city wants to take on rising gang violence one teenager at a time. The proposed remedy: Step in before kids join up.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 11, 2005
House passes tough anti-gang legislation (Washington, DC): Reacting to spreading street violence, Republicans pushed legislation through the House on Wednesday to make gang attacks federal crimes and put gang members in line for long federal prison sentences or even the death penalty.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: May 11, 2005
Police: Drive-by shooting result of 'tagging' feud (Santa Fe, NM): An apparent feud between local "taggers" - or mural artists - led to Monday night's drive-by shooting in the 1600 block of Calle Sotero that wounded two men, police said Tuesday.
Source: The New Mexican Date: May 11, 2005
Luther Burbank student stabbed outside school (Sacramento, CA): A fight between what appears to have been associates of two rival street gangs on the front steps of Luther Burbank High School before class Tuesday left one teenager with a stab wound to the chest, officials said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 11, 2005
Congress rekindles battle on mandatory sentences (Washington, DC): Just months after the Supreme Court struck down federal sentencing formulas, the House is moving to institute new mandatory minimum sentences, beginning with a sweeping bill to fight street gangs.
Source: The New York Times Date: May 10, 2005
Youth shot, beaten in fatal attack in Fairfax (Fairfax, VA): A teenager was shot, beaten and fatally wounded in Fairfax County last night in an attack that had many of the earmarks of a gang conflict.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 10, 2005
County's war on gangs begins early (San Bernardino County, CA): It is a telling photo: A toddler, just able to stand on his own two feet, is donned in a jersey and baggy jeans and holds an AK-47 in his pudgy little hands.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: May 9, 2005
Mexican gang members using Arizona as corridor (Phoenix, AZ): Federal authorities say members of a violent Mexican gang are using the Arizona border as a corridor to the country.
Source: KOLD 13 News Date: May 9, 2005
Rise in gangs creates bitter debate (New York, NY): The rapid spread of vicious street gangs such as MS-13 is causing alarm in cities and suburbs nationwide, igniting bitter debate about how best to combat the threat and inspiring a comprehensive anti-gang bill in Congress.
Source: ABC News Date: May 9, 2005
18-year-old recovering from gunshot wound (Reno, NV): An 18-year-old Reno man is recovering from a gunshot wound following an unprovoked gang-related shooting, the Regional Gang Unit reported.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: May 9, 2005
Peace in the city (Montebello, CA): For a long time, Chet Holifield Park was not a place where Rosa Vargas felt comfortable spending a leisurely afternoon.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: May 8, 2005
City fights against gangs (Baldwin Park, CA): Gang members Oswaldo Amezcua and Joseph Flores' 90-day reign of terror that led to the violent deaths of four people started with a man riding his bicycle in Baldwin Park.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: May 8, 2005
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
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