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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.
East County anti-gang force wins funds (East County, CA): The county yesterday approved nearly $800,000 for a new task force to focus on gang crime in East County.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 3, 2005
Six county men nabbed in gang bust (Chester County, PA) : Six Chester County residents were among the 582 alleged gang members rounded up by federal authorities during the last two weeks.
Source: Chester Daily Local News Date: August 3, 2005
Prosecutors say suspected gang member shot two because of color of shirt (Pinole, CA): Authorities say a suspected gang member shot and killed two men last weekend in Pinole because one of them was simply wearing the wrong color.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: August 3, 2005
N.C. legislators pushing anti-gang proposals again (Raleigh, NC): Seven months ago, legislators unveiled an ambitious plan to combat gang violence in North Carolina. But the proposal has gained little traction, in part because of the its steep cost.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: August 3, 2005
Weapons grab a success (Suffolk, NY): In an effort to curb an alarming number of shootings in Wyandanch and North Amityville - 48 since January - Suffolk police launched an initiative in June to confiscate illegal weapons, and lock up the people who use them.
Source: Newsday Date: August 3, 2005
Man arrested for Tuesday drive-by shooting (Wichita, KS): A gang member was arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting that occurred about 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of Hydraulic, but police do not believe the shooting was gang-related.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: August 3, 2005
Racine teachers want training on gangs (Racine, WI): After a recent gang-related shooting that claimed the lives of three young men in Racine, the district's teachers union is continuing its call for training about gangs in schools.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: August 2, 2005
582 arrested in gang roundup, three in the area (El Paso, TX): Three alleged Barrio Azteca gang members from the El Paso area face deportation to Mexico as part of a national crackdown on street gangs by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, officials said Monday.
Source: El Paso Times Date: August 2, 2005
Feds gang up on MS-13, nab 63 alleged members (Boston, MA): A federal takedown aimed at crushing MS-13 – an international Salvadoran gang with strong roots in East Boston – has led to the arrests of 63 alleged gang members in the Boston area, White House officials announced yesterday.
Source: Boston Herald Date: August 2, 2005
Gang arrests (Alabama) : Federal immigrations officials have announced that Alabama ranks third in the number of arrests in a national two-week sweep of criminal Latino gangs.
Source: WTVY News 4 Date: August 2, 2005
National gang sweep includes Iowa (Iowa): Iowa is included in a nationwide sweep of gang members. At least 25 gang members who are in Iowa illegally are among nearly 600 picked up across the country in "Operation Community Shield."
Source: KWWL Channel 7 News Date: August 2, 2005
Three Glendale gang members nabbed in nationwide sweep (Los Angeles County, CA): Federal officials announced Monday that three Glendale gang members - two from Armenia and one from Mexico - were among 26 Southern Californians arrested as part of a two-week nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting violent street gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 2, 2005
Hundreds held in anti-gang crackdown (Washington, DC): Law enforcement authorities arrested 582 alleged gang members and associates, most of whom could be deported for immigration violations, in a two-week period last month, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 2, 2005
13 Bay Area men held in gang sweep (San Francisco and Sonoma counties, CA): Federal immigration agents have arrested 13 suspected gang members in San Francisco and Sonoma counties as part of a nationwide anti-gang crackdown, authorities said Monday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 2, 2005
Gang sweep nets 23 in area (Detroit, MI): One man was wanted on pending drug charges in Texas. Another had been convicted of larceny and disappeared when he was supposed to be deported.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: August 2, 2005
Gang crackdown nets 77 in N.C., 34 in Triangle (North Carolina): North Carolina led the nation with 77 arrests as federal immigration officials in recent weeks rounded up suspected gang members living illegally in the United States.
Source: The News & Observer Date: August 2, 2005
Police arrest six in SUV firebombing (Rockford, IL): Police arrested six people Monday after the botched firebombing of a sport utility vehicle in the 2200 block of South Fifth Street.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: August 2, 2005
Feds strike at second Syracuse street gang (Syracuse, NY): Following their successful prosecution two years ago of one of Syracuse's most notorious street gangs, federal authorities on Tuesday brought racketeering charges against a rival street gang.
Source: Newsday Date: August 2, 2005
Gonzales says America is threatened by street gangs (Washington, DC): In a speech to police officers, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said street gangs are a growing threat in the United States as they become more sophisticated and more heavily involved with organized crime.
Source: Dateline Alabama Date: August 1, 2005
Two killed in Pinole shooting (Pinole, CA): An early evening stroll in the park with some friends ended in death for two young West Contra Costa men after a gunman opened fire on them Saturday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: August 1, 2005
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