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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.
Police say arrests thwarted robbery (Manchester, CT): Officers working a surveillance detail over the weekend thwarted a robbery by arresting three men, police said.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: July 6, 2005
Gang violence claims another life in Nampa (Nampa, ID): One man was fatally shot, another was wounded and a third was beaten in what Nampa police are calling the latest gang-related violence to hit southwestern Idaho this year.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: July 6, 2005
Cops: Bullet ricochets, hits Lowell man in head (Lowell, MA): The Fourth of July started out with a bang for an alleged Lowell gang member who walked into a local hospital Monday morning with a bullet stuck in the middle of his forehead.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: July 6, 2005
Teen held in killing of boy at fireworks (Chicago Heights, IL): A Cook County judge Tuesday set bail at $750,000 for a Chicago Heights teenager accused of shooting to death another youth that he is alleged to have mistaken for a rival street gang member during a weekend fireworks show.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 6, 2005
Inmate allegedly attacks deputy (Monterey County, CA): An inmate awaiting trial for assaulting a prison guard allegedly attacked and injured a Monterey County sheriff's deputy Monday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 6, 2005
Trivial dispute ruins lives - a typical gang crime, police say (Wichita, KS): An argument over street slang landed three people in jail and put another in a wheelchair, frustrating relatives and police alike over how something so trivial could turn into something so damaging.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: July 5, 2005
Gang busters in Hampton Roads, Part 2 (Hampton Roads, VA): The lights of Interstate 64 flickered off the blue Honda Civic, illuminating the five teenagers inside. Bottles of stolen beer tilted to thirsty lips – Coronas just smuggled out of a Food Lion in the pockets of baggy pants.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: July 4, 2005
Gang busters in Hampton Roads (Hampton Roads, VA): A warning has come from the feds. An FBI informant says MS-13, a notorious street gang with ties to El Salvador, recently issued an order for its members to kill someone - anyone - wearing a badge in Hampton Roads.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: July 3, 2005
Tag! Graffiti's no game for county (Palm Beach County, FL): To some it's art, an expression of defiance, pride and unity. But to Mike Atkins, it's a headache, more trouble than it's worth.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: July 3, 2005
Anti-gang funding debated in Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): N.C. legislators from urban areas are pushing to get $3 million in the state budget to help keep children from joining gangs.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: July 3, 2005
Use of gang-busting tool spreads (Vista, CA): Outside a courtroom, a Vista man targeted in the largest gang injunction in county history clutched court documents bearing his name and appeared somewhat bewildered.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: July 3, 2005
Judge OK's injunction on gang's activities (Vista, CA): A judge granted an injunction yesterday prohibiting 79 members of the only gang in Vista from drinking, fighting and intimidating people in three parts of the city.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: July 2, 2005
Killings rise in Sheriff's jurisdiction (Los Angeles County, CA): Killings in communities served by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department rose 11% in the first six months of this year, even as homicides within the city of Los Angeles fell.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 2, 2005
Gang drug sales focus of Cleveland police plan (Cleveland, OH): Mayor Jane Campbell wants to hit gangs where it hurts by striking their prime money-making activity: drug trafficking.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: July 2, 2005
Gang sign is carved into chest (Spring Hill, FL): In January, a self-described Folk Nation gang member seared 3-inch crosses into the flesh of three 13-year-olds as part of an initiation rite.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: July 2, 2005
Gang plunges tribe into turmoil (Hayward, WI): It is an unlikely venue for a gangland killing. There are no damp alleys topped with garbage, there is no scream of siren or chugging hum of city life.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: July 2, 2005
Violence-prone group could be gang forerunner (Lafayette, LA): Law enforcement officials are investigating what is described as a loosely organized group of about two-dozen young men who are believed to have been attacking people at random in the Acadiana area.
Source: The Daily Advertiser Date: July 2, 2005
Five arrested in series of recent assaults (St. Cloud, MN): St. Cloud police arrested five boys they believe are connected to the recent assaults in south St. Cloud, Sgt. Dave Bentrud said.
Source: St. Cloud Times Date: July 2, 2005
DA's office plans focus on gang cases (Clark County, NV): When gang shootings occur, convicting an assailant can be difficult when witnesses and victims disappear, clam up or change their story before going to court.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: July 1, 2005
Gang retaliation suspected in Oceanside man's slaying (Oceanside, CA): Police believe this week's fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man may be gang retaliation for the slaying of Rusty Seau three weeks ago.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: July 1, 2005
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