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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.
New gang game plan brews (San Mateo County, CA): Faced with a mounting gang problem throughout San Mateo County, officials plan to spend more than $1 million fighting back with an entirely new investigative unit including increased law enforcement, a dedicated prosecutor and a more strategic effort to quell street violence.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal Date: September 23, 2005
Police arrest driver of car suspected in gang-related activity (Reno, NV): Police arrested a Reno man who was driving a car they believe was involved in three gang-related incidents last week.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 23, 2005
New anti-gang and drug effort to start in Aurora (Aurora, IL): A new effort to battle drug and gang activity in Aurora will begin in October.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: September 23, 2005
Durham takes issue with report on gangs (Durham, NC): City officials launched a pre-emptive public relations strike Thursday to blunt potential damage from a nationally televised documentary that featured the city's struggles with street gangs.
Source: The News & Observer Date: September 23, 2005
Gang blamed for violence upsurge (Richmond, CA): A notorious Richmond street gang known as "the 20s" is to blame for a rash of violence in the city that dates back to April, police said Thursday as they intensified their search for a key suspect in recent crimes.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 23, 2005
Second MS-13 member convicted in Herndon slaying (Alexandria, VA): A member of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang yesterday became the second person convicted in a regionwide effort to target the violent gang using broad federal racketeering laws.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 23, 2005
Schools seek ways to control gangs (Madison, WI) : A decade ago, Madison school officials traveled to Chicago for gang education. Now, a group of community members is calling for the development of a task force to examine the increasing local gang activity.
Source: The Capital Times Date: September 22, 2005
Two arrested in gang-related robberies (York County, VA): York-Poquoson deputies arrested two men Tuesday in a string of gang-related armed robberies.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 22, 2005
Bus drivers take hits in violent acts (Dayton, OH): Maybe it was some sort of initiation rite for a wannabe gang. Maybe it was just a group of teenagers with a bizarre idea of how to spend a Saturday night.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: September 22, 2005
School fight flares in Durham (Durhma, NC): Eight students were hauled away by sheriff's deputies after a gang-fueled fight broke out in the halls of Southern High School early Wednesday.
Source: The News & Observer Date: September 22, 2005
Proposed youth center gets grant (Takoma Park, MD): A Takoma Park youth center designed to combat gang violence and the social ills that ignite it moved a step closer to fruition recently when officials announced it would receive a $365,000 federal grant.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 22, 2005
Teenager shot dead while riding motorcycle (Richmond, CA): An 18-year-old man was shot and killed in Richmond on Wednesday as he rode a small motorcycle on a neighborhood street, and police said the slaying is related to a series of violent crimes, including this week's killing of a man in a car stereo store near police headquarters.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 22, 2005
Shooting rumors empty school (Henderson, TN): It was a typical warm September school day at Chester County High School Wednesday. Nothing remarkable - except the check-out clipboard in the school office.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: September 22, 2005
Richmond police after gang suspect in shootings (Richmond, CA): Swift on the heels of the city's 29th homicide of the year, Police Chief Terry Hudson said Wednesday that arresting a notorious gang suspect linked to several local shootings was his department's new top priority.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: September 22, 2005
DA: Interstate shooting of driver in Chicopee likely gang-related (Chicopee, MA): The fatal shooting of a driver on Interstate 391 in Chicopee was probably gang-related, Hampden District Attorney William Bennett said on Wednesday.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: September 21, 2005
Attorneys offer free advice to alleged gang members (Vista, CA): Several North County criminal defense attorneys are offering to provide free legal advice to alleged gang members named in a civil gang injunction that restricts their activities in Vista, attorneys said Wednesday.
Source: North County Times Date: September 21, 2005
Woodbridge prison guests attack inmates (Woodbridge, NJ): They call the program at East Jersey State Prison "Scared Straight." But yesterday the group lesson that attempts to shock young offenders into staying out of prison backfired when three "guests" listening to the hardened inmates attacked two of them, badly beating one, authorities said.
Source: Home News Tribune Date: September 21, 2005
Gang members indicted in Nassau (Nassau, NY): After a comprehensive investigation into drug and gun trafficking in Nassau County, Nassau District Attorney Denis Dillon and Police Commissioner James Lawrence have announced the indictment of a gang leader and his drug supplier, as well as the charges facing other gang members.
Source: Long Island Press Date: September 21, 2005
Deputies target gang-related grafitti (Carson City, NV): Summer vacation in Carson City ended with a surge in graffiti, so the Carson City Sheriff's Office is sending out its gang unit for patrol and undercover surveillance to slow it down.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 20, 2005
Richmond cops seek 'triggerman' (Richmond, CA): Police announced Tuesday they are seeking a 20-year-old parolee in connection with several recent shootings and homicides.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 20, 2005
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