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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 believe 3 slayings may be connected (San Antonio, TX): Three separate homicides scattered across the East and Northeast sides earlier this week may be linked and gang-related, police said Wednesday.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: June 23, 2005
Teen is fatally beaten in attack on South Side (Chicago, IL): Dewone McClendon was going to do what most teenagers would want to do on their 17th birthday - hang out with friends.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 23, 2005
Reason for mall shooting unclear as victim's boyfriend clings to life (Aurora, CO): Authorities say they may never know exactly what started the argument at Aurora Mall that escalated to gunfire and left a woman dead and her boyfriend clinging to life.
Source: The Denver Post Date: June 23, 2005
Reputed gang member held in machete attack (Boston, MA): A reputed member of the MS-13 street gang was busted yesterday for attacking an East Boston motorist with a machete, police sources said.
Source: Boston Herald Date: June 23, 2005
Four teens arrested in graffiti spree (Lancaster, CA): Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a string of graffiti "taggings" over the past two months that did $19,000 damage at Palmdale, Quartz Hill and Lancaster high schools.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: June 23, 2005
Fighting a determined battle against graffiti (Washington, DC): Bye-bye, BORF. The yellow sidewalk painting signed by the omnipresent graffiti "artist" disappears into a colorful puddle after Bernard Green blasts it with a water jet pressurized to 3,500 pounds per square inch.
Source: The Washington Post Date: June 23, 2005
Sweep targets Vineland Boyz (San Fernando Valley, CA): More than 1,300 federal and local police officers descended on the east San Fernando Valley before sunrise Tuesday, arresting nearly two dozen suspected gang members for allegedly operating a criminal enterprise that authorities blame for the murders of two police officers and a 16-year-old girl.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 22, 2005
Gang sweep nets Palmdale arrests (Palmdale, CA): Two men were arrested at Palmdale homes before dawn Tuesday as federal and Southern California law enforcement officers targeted a San Fernando Valley street gang.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: June 22, 2005
Anti-gang strategy: Go where the kids are (Omaha, NE): After attending a national gang conference, Omaha police and youth groups say they need to borrow a page from the gangsters they're working to change.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: June 22, 2005
Police examine tagging in Redlands (Redlands, CA): At least three homes have been vandalized with graffiti promoting a San Bernardino street gang, leaving police to wonder if the gang is initiating members by having them tag in rival gang territory.
Source: The Sun Date: June 22, 2005
Man shot in street: Gang ties suspected (Portland, OR): Police suspect possible gang ties in Tuesday's shooting on a northeast Portland street.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: June 22, 2005
Officials bone up on Hispanic gangs (Nevada): Hispanics are a rising force in the landscape of criminal gang activity in Southern Nevada. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, their numbers exceed those of black, white and Asian members operating in the valley.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: June 22, 2005
Police arrest suspect in gang-related brawl (Soledad, CA): Police arrested a second Soledad man Monday in connection with a gang-related brawl that left one man dead and another wounded.
Source: The Californian Date: June 22, 2005
Third person jailed in May 15 slaying (Arlington, TX): Police arrested a third person in connection with the May 15 shooting death of an Arlington teen-ager that police say is gang related.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: June 22, 2005
JPD: Shootings are gang-related (Jackson, TN): From the city's east to its west side and in a two-day period, Jackson Police have confiscated 21 weapons, made one arrest and are questioning five men for what they believe are connected, gang-related shootings - one that left a man injured.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: June 22, 2005
Man held in Soledad slaying (Soledad, CA): Police arrested a Soledad man Sunday, saying he fatally stabbed a 20-year-old man during a gang-related brawl at a party.
Source: The Californian Date: June 21, 2005
Local leaders gather to tackle threat of gangs (Lake County, IL): Combating the changing nature of gang activity in the suburbs will require new strategies, a summit of law enforcement and government officials was told Monday.
Source: Daily Herald Date: June 21, 2005
Auto sting snares 22 suspects (Santa Cruz County, CA): Fifty stolen cars with a cumulative value of more than $400,000 were returned to their rightful owners Monday after the California Highway Patrol, along with other police agencies, detailed a five-month auto theft sting in four counties.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 21, 2005
Hispanic gangs are on the rise here (Dane County, WI): He's swept up in what local officials say is a rise in Hispanic gang activity in Dane County. And he's too scared to quit. "My cousin, he was involved in a gang, and I was with him all of the time, and he involved me in gangs," the teenager said in a recent interview.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: June 21, 2005
Victim in shooting outside bar called 'the sweetest kid' (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police said a 20-year-old South San Francisco man who was fatally shot over the weekend outside a Mission District bar was an innocent victim of apparent gang-motivated violence.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 21, 2005
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