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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.
Alief can rub out gangs, graffiti, city officials say (Alief, TX): At a recent community meeting, Alief residents got the low-down from top city, police and community authorities on gangs and graffiti "taggers" operating in the area - and what the community can do to minimize the impact of their signs and crimes.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: February 23, 2005
U.S. steps up battle against Salvadoran gang MS-13 : A street gang based in El Salvador has rapidly spread in the USA and raised enough concern for the Justice Department to create a new task force to battle it.
Source: USA Today Date: February 23, 2005
Honduran gang chief seized in Texas after massacre (Falfurrias, TX): U.S. police have captured the head of a notorious Honduran youth gang who is wanted at home for the killing of 28 people in a bus attack last December that shocked Central America.
Source: Reuters Date: February 23, 2005
Spring Branch unites efforts to fight gangs (Spring Branch, TX): Spring Branch school officials and community leaders say gang activity in Spring Branch needs to be driven out in order to create a safer environment for students and residents in the Spring Woods area.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: February 23, 2005
Roosevelt closes campus to stem violence (Portland, OR): Roosevelt High School's principal has banned hats and headphones and closed the campus in reaction to violence at the school and around North Portland.
Source: The Oregonian Date: February 23, 2005
The rise and fall of a gang (Buffalo, NY): Eleven months ago, parolee James Jackson came to Buffalo from Utica to take over the Gangster Killer Bloods - a vicious local gang known for storming into marijuana houses and robbing rival drug dealers at gunpoint.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: February 22, 2005
Authorities see rise in Hispanic gang activity in Wake County (Wake County, NC): Raleigh and Wake County authorities are seeing an increase in gang violence and in the number of Hispanic gangs.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: February 22, 2005
Youth gang tied to brawl (West Hartford, CT): A budding youth gang helped incite a weekend brawl on Prospect Avenue that led police to arrest nine people and confiscate two BB guns, a steak knife, a martial arts-style knife and a large grilling fork.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: February 22, 2005
Gunfire wounds two at Skate Depot rink (Cerritos, CA): Authorities are investigating whether the gunman in a weekend shooting at a skating rink that left a man seriously injured and a teen with superficial wounds knew the two victims.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: February 22, 2005
Socorro incidents spark worries of increased gang activity (Socorro, TX): A recent flare-up in gang-related violence in Socorro has police concerned even as they search for a suspected gang member who allegedly broke the back of a man he deliberately ran over with a car last week.
Source: El Paso Times Date: February 22, 2005
Gang warfare may be to blame (North Philadelphia, PA): There's new information tonight about a triple murder in North Philadelphia that happened on Friday. Police say they may have found a motive behind the deaths of two young men, and a grandmother.
Source: WPVI 6 News Date: February 21, 2005
Man, 22, charged in bus slaying (Milwaukee, WS): A 22-year-old man was charged Monday with first-degree reckless homicide in connection with the fatal shooting of an innocent passenger on a Milwaukee County Transit System bus last week.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Date: February 21, 2005
Lecture confronts female gang myths (Columbus, OH): A researcher with extensive insight into the female gang culture gave a presentation Thursday in the Multicultural Center that aimed to debunk common myths about gangs.
Source: The Lantern Date: February 21, 2005
Anti-gang crackdown spurs plan for wider efforts (San Bernardino County, CA): An anti-gang crackdown in the High Desert has triggered more than 141 criminal prosecutions during the past 4½ months and is the template for an impending San Bernardino County battle against gang violence, officials say.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: February 21, 2005
Motorist slain at stoplight (Sacramento, CA): A 23-year-old Marysville man was gunned down in broad daylight while sitting in his car at a busy south Sacramento intersection Sunday in what a sheriff's spokesman called an "execution."
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 21, 2005
Tougher ordinances fail to stop graffiti in Reno area (Reno, NV): Officials say a major wave of graffiti tagging has hit the Reno area this winter, and they're considering what to do next to stop the problem.
Source: KRNV News 4 Date: February 21, 2005
Police search for Lodi man in street attack that killed teen (Bergen COunty, NJ): Detectives on Sunday night were searching for a Lodi man - considered armed and dangerous - who was charged with shooting a Hasbrouck Heights teenager to death during an alleged drug deal.
Source: The Record Date: February 21, 2005
Two arrested after gang-related fight (Thousand Oaks, CA): A Moorpark man and a juvenile from Newbury Park were arrested last week after allegedly assaulting another juvenile in a gang-related fight, Thousand Oaks police officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: February 20, 2005
Wannabes, not gangs, cause concern for police and schools (Birmingham, AL): Youth gangs in the Birmingham area exist largely in the imaginations of young people, wannabes who bolster their image among peers by claiming allegiance to groups such as the Bloods, Crips or Disciples.
Source: The Birmingham News Date: February 20, 2005
Couple beaten by subway gang (New York, NY): A Brooklyn woman was released from the hospital yesterday after she and her boyfriend were randomly jumped by a gang outside the Union Square subway station Friday night, police said.
Source: Newsday Date: February 20, 2005
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