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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.
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
Task force gang sweep nets six arrests (North Hollywood, CA): In an attempt to reduce gang tensions at local middle and high schools, authorities on Thursday executed an early morning probation sweep and arrested six people — some of whom are connected to local tagging crews and street gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: July 1, 2005
Police note rise in violence involving girls, gangs (Rockwood, OR): The arrest of a 15-year-old girl who allegedly shot at a rival gang member Sunday night marks an upturn in violence involving girls and Latina gangs in Rockwood, police said Thursday.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 1, 2005
Juvenile is arrested in assaults (Lexington, KY): Lexington police arrested one juvenile last night and were seeking a second juvenile in connection with the beatings of a 10-year-old boy and two adults near Lexington parks this week.
Source: Lexington Herald Leader Date: June 30, 2005
Officials: New Jersey has 17,000 street gang members (Trenton, NJ): Nearly 17,000 New Jersey youths belong to one of 700 street gangs in the state, and they cut across socio-economic and geographic boundaries, officials said Thursday as they released a survey on gang activity.
Source: Newsday Date: June 30, 2005
Sweep targets gangs, felons (San Jacinto, CA): More than 60 officers targeted gang members, sex offenders and those on probation and parole during a sweep through the city Wednesday.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: June 30, 2005
Report urges broad-based effort to stop the spread of gangs (Fairfax County, VA): The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently received a report on gang prevention that outlined recommendations and accomplishments regarding the county's efforts to combat gang activity.
Source: The Washington Post Date: June 30, 2005
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