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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.
Convicted gang members urged to help teens (Alexandria, VA): When Alexandria jurors decided last June that two Mara Salvatrucha gang members should get life in prison for killing a 17-year-old government witness, they also made an unusual request about how the two men should spend that time: persuading other Latino youths to stay away from the most dominant gang in the Washington suburbs.
Source: The Washington Post 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
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
Intruders shoot man inside his home (Bradenton, FL): A 34-year-old man was shot in the stomach Thursday evening at his house in the 300 block of 18th Street East.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: September 9, 2005
Gangs spark international police effort (Palo Alto, CA): Law enforcement agencies from all over the United States and Central America sent a strong message to criminal gangs Thursday, warning that they will be targeted wherever they operate.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 9, 2005
Gang task force nabs six (Gwinnett County, GA): Six members of international street gang MS-13 have been arrested in the metro area, FBI officials announced Thursday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: September 9, 2005
Three held in drug thefts (Madison, WI): Three people arrested late last month allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of drugs a day from Walgreens stores to fund the street gang MS-13, police said.
Source: The Capital Times Date: September 9, 2005
He's fatally beaten, knifed in gang feud (Staten Island, NY): A 22-year-old man was killed near his Staten Island home when rival gang members repeatedly stabbed him and beat him with a crowbar, a law enforcement source said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 9, 2005
Gang members arrested in major crackdown (Washington, DC): More than 650 suspected members of MS-13 and other gangs were arrested in the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in a coordinated crackdown on violent Hispanic gangs, officials said Thursday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 8, 2005
Law enforcement officials grapple with gang control (Sacramento County, CA): After years of painful cuts, Sacramento County department heads and elected officials eyed tens of millions in unallocated funds Wednesday, making the case to bolster depleted staff and programs and emphasizing what some of that money could do to combat gang violence.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: September 8, 2005
44 arrested in East Palo Alto anti-gang sweep (Palo Alto, CA): A joint federal and local law enforcement sweep in East Palo Alto has netted more than 16 pounds of illegal drugs and the arrest of 44 people.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 8, 2005
FBI arrests suspected MS-13 gang members (Oregon): Federal agents arrested five self-described MS-13 gang members on Wednesday as part of a nationwide crackdown on the notoriously brutal street gang.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 8, 2005
Efforts to stop Arcadia graffiti lead to arrests (Edmond, OK): A push to stop gang graffiti and vandalism at Arcadia Lake led to 20 arrests over Labor Day weekend. A driver’s license checkpoint was set up Sept. 4 at Spring Creek Park by Edmond police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, Sgt. Bob Pratt said.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: September 8, 2005
A lesson for all on gangs (Fairfax County, VA): For the first time this year, all seventh- and eighth-graders in Fairfax County schools will have lessons on the dangers of gangs, including tips on how to walk away from gang members who try to convince them to join.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 8, 2005
Gang plan gets OK (Riverside, CA): A set of proposed actions recommended by Riverside City Manager Brad Hudson in response to a dozen recent gang-related shootings in the Eastside neighborhood won unanimous City Council support on Tuesday.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: September 7, 2005
Five teens arrested in shootings case (Richland County, SC): Richland County investigators arrested five young men, ages 15-18, in connection with a string of eight gang-related drive-by shootings in Northeast Richland in late July and August.
Source: The State Date: September 7, 2005
Drive aims to scrub gangs out of schools (Memphis, TN): Area gangs have become a lot more aggressive, local authorities said Tuesday. They're battling for prostitutes. They're battling for drugs and turf.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: September 7, 2005
Gang up on thugs! (Nassau, NY): Nassau police union officials called on the county yesterday to create a designated unit to target the growing threat of violent street gangs such as the Bloods and MS-13.
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 7, 2005
Anti-gang effort logs 1,260 arrests (Washington, DC): A federal law-enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling street gangs and their operations nationwide has accounted for the arrests of more than 1,260 suspected gang members in the past six months, including more than 600 members of Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.
Source: The Washington Times Date: September 7, 2005
Police seek to end activity of Lorna Road Latino gangs (Hoover, AL): Latino gangs are in their infancy in Hoover, and Hoover police say they're doing their best to keep them from developing.
Source: The Birmingham News Date: September 7, 2005
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