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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 law requires cleanup of graffiti on private land (Stuart, FL): Martin County commissioners Tuesday enacted requirements that building owners clean up graffiti scrawled on their property in an effort to keep gang-related graffiti in check.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: September 14, 2005
Authorities searching for owners of thousands of stolen tools (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Authorities are looking for the owners of more than 31,000 tools stolen from construction sites and equipment rental businesses over the last few years.
Source: The Tribune Date: September 14, 2005
Sheriff seeking tips on woman’s beating (Las Cruces, NM): Sheriff’s department investigators are asking the public’s help in catching two men who ran an elderly woman’s car off the road and beat her as she was trying to make her way home during a severe rainstorm in Las Cruces last week.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: September 14, 2005
Three charged with attempted murder (Tampa, FL): Three alleged members of the Latin Kings street gang were arrested Monday, accused of trying to kill a man with a concrete block and a malfunctioning gun during a fight.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: September 14, 2005
U.S. sweep aimed at Salvadoran gang here (Seattle, WA): A recent immigration sweep in South Park was meant to deal a blow to the Salvadoran gang MS-13, which was beginning to show signs of growth in Seattle, with one member accused of at least one murder and shooting it out with federal agents last year.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: September 13, 2005
FBI creates task force to curb gang violence (Tampa, FL): One week after four members of a Dover-based gang were accused of rampaging through Polk and eastern Hillsborough counties, the FBI on Monday announced the formation of a task force to deal with gang violence and educate the public about gangs.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: September 13, 2005
Fighting gangs in Hillsborough (Hillsborough County, FL): The arrest of four gang members who went on a 24-hour crime spree in two counties Monday should once again put Hillsborough and its neighbors on notice that violent street gangs generally associated with big cities are also here.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: September 13, 2005
Attack, robbery probed for gang ties (Teaneck, NJ): An attack on three teenagers and a separate robbery over the weekend may have been gang-related, police said Monday.
Source: The Record Date: September 13, 2005
Two "801 Brotherhood" gang members plead guilty (Durham, NC): Two members of an apparently new organization known as the 801 Brotherhood pleaded guilty this week to charges of felonious breaking and entering and larceny, just as Durham's chief juvenile court counselor acknowledged that the brotherhood is a "for-real gang" and an apparent branch of the better known Crips street gang.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: September 13, 2005
Bicyclist fatally shot in alleged gang attack (Anaheim, CA): A 23-year-old bicyclist was shot and killed after several men asked whether he was in a gang, Anaheim police said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 13, 2005
Gang member? (Benson, NC): A Benson man has been charged with spraypainting gang graffiti on a woman’s vehicles and on public property.
Source: Dunn Daily Record Date: September 13, 2005
EP police say weekend violence proof that gang activity is on rise (El Paso, TX): El Paso police have arrested 19-year old Gino Perry and have charged him with criminal attempted murder in an Eastside stabbing over the weekend.
Source: KFOX TV Date: September 12, 2005
Seven hurt, one arrested after violent night (San Francisco, CA): Two stabbings and three shootings - none apparently related - left seven people injured and one person in custody Saturday night and Sunday morning in San Francisco, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 12, 2005
Sheriff's stepping up effort to stop gang activity (San Marcos, CA): Sheriff's Department personnel are weighing their options for handling an increase in gang activity in the Richmar area, including the possibility of a second gang injunction.
Source: North County Times Date: September 11, 2005
Police hunt uprooted N.O. gangs (New Orleans, LA): The New Orleans automobile dealer logo on the Monte Carlo. The Lafitte Gang-style attire. And the late hour in Gardere - a neighborhood with a reputation for drugs and violence.
Source: The Advocate Date: September 11, 2005
Anti-gang program aimed at 7th graders (Vernon Hills, IL): Vernon Hills does not have a serious gang problem, says Police Officer Jim Levicki, and he would like to keep it that way.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 11, 2005
Martin County aims to erase graffiti (Stuart, FL): Quickly wiping out graffiti wherever it is scrawled will help keep fledgling gang activity in check in Martin County, several local officials said.
Source: The Stuart News Date: September 11, 2005
Gun crimes often involve young people (Providence, RI): Efforts to fight gun and gang violence in Rhode Island occur on many fronts. A few of them include street outreach, partnerships with clergy, parents and neighborhood groups, as well as federal prosecutions and tough sentences for gun crimes through the government initiative known as Project Safe Neighborhoods.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: September 11, 2005
Man, 18, convicted in DVD case (Fresno, CA): The first defendant to be tried for participating in the DVD "Fresno Uncensored," which police say promotes gangs and mocks law enforcement, was convicted Friday in Fresno County Superior Court.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: September 10, 2005
Cops arrest teen in three robberies (York County, VA): York-Poquoson Sheriff's deputies arrested a 17-year-old Hampton youth Tuesday in connection with three gang-related robberies.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 10, 2005
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