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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.
Graffiti problem given the brushoff (Wimauma, FL): The graffiti letters read THUG LIFE. The words covered the sign pointing to the Hillsborough County sheriff's community station in Wimauma.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: August 5, 2005
Compton to crack down on gangs, officials tell forum (Compton, CA): Compton officials — joined by an array of community activists and religious leaders — announced Thursday that they plan to seek gang injunctions and start offering rewards of $500 or more for information leading to arrests and convictions, measures intended to help stem this year's rapidly rising homicide count.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 5, 2005
Second drug bust linked to L.A. gang (Zanesville, OH): The four pounds of cocaine seized by the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office on July 29 is a second drug bust connected to the Dodge City Crips gang out of California.
Source: Times Recorder Date: August 5, 2005
U.S. gang membership may be higher than reported (Washington, DC): A recent Justice Department report on the threat posed by gangs underestimated the number of gang members nationwide because thousands of police agencies refused to provide information about their jurisdictions.
Source: USA Today Date: August 4, 2005
U.S. street gang census likely low (Washington, DC): A federal report on the number of people involved in U.S. street gangs undercounted gang membership because of a lack of cooperation from local authorities.
Source: The Washington Times Date: August 4, 2005
Revival of anti-gang unit rejected (Cincinnati, OH): For at least the third time in the past year, Cincinnati officials have heeded the police chief's advice and rejected a city councilman's request to revive an anti-gang unit in the Police Department.
Source: The Cincinnati Post Date: August 4, 2005
Man dies in Racine drive-by shooting (Racine, WI): The death of a 26-year-old man who was shot early Thursday outside of a house in the 900 block of Villa St. might have been gang-related, police said.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: August 4, 2005
Two arrested in gang probe (Murrieta, CA): Two men suspected of running the Murrieta branch of a regional prostitution ring that lured runaway teenage girls were arrested this week, police said Wednesday.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: August 3, 2005
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
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