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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.
‘04 gang stats released by police agencies (Loudoun County, VA): There were at least 172 crimes committed by gang members in Loudoun County in 2004, according to figures released by the Leesburg Police Department and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Leesburg Today Date: January 20, 2005
Gang measures come with price (North Carolina): State lawmakers on a special gang prevention committee recommended Wednesday a package of stiff penalties and prevention grants to tackle the growing problem. But the proposals carry a heavy price tag.
Source: The News & Observer Date: January 20, 2005
Chief: Gang activity negligible (Elk Grove, CA): Elk Grove, the site of a recent drive-by shooting, is avoiding the volume of gang activity that plagues other areas of the county, Police Chief Bob Simmons said Monday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 20, 2005
Gang turf spreads to Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): A shrine of flowers and candles in the gritty Roseland neighborhood of Santa Rosa marks the site where 16-year-old Rogelio Bautista was shot to death in a gang rumble on New Year's Eve.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 20, 2005
Gang sweep nets 42 arrests (Dover, FL): Forty-two people, most of them alleged members of rival gangs in eastern Hillsborough, have been arrested on illegal drugs and firearms trafficking charges as part of a crackdown on illegal gangs, the Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: January 20, 2005
Tennis shoes tied to gang activity (Durham, NC): Duke Power and the police department will meet today to talk about removing gang symbols from Durham's streets - tennis shoes looped over power lines.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: January 20, 2005
Five teens are arrested in gang-related attack (Ventura, CA): Five teenage boys were arrested Wednesday in connection with a gang-related assault reported in Ventura last week, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: January 20, 2005
Gun-trafficking suspect turns himself in at hearing (Knoxville, TN): A second man accused in a federal conspiracy case of being a gunrunner for a notorious Chicago street gang surrendered Tuesday to authorities.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: January 19, 2005
Gang member's defense: Courts let him go too often (Onondaga County, NY): If Onondaga County prosecutors had been tougher on Karo Brown over the years, he might not be facing up to life in prison in federal court, his lawyer claims.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: January 19, 2005
N.C. gang prevention committee approves recommendations (North Carolina): Gang members could face longer sentences under legislation recommended Wednesday to the General Assembly by a panel that also wants $20 million for gang prevention.
Source: The Wilmington Star Date: January 19, 2005
Elgin trio charged in gang slaying (Elgin, IL): Two young men and a boy from Elgin have been arrested in the weekend gang killing of a teen in Chicago, police said Tuesday.
Source: Daily Herald Date: January 19, 2005
Community activists promote education on Eastside (Los Angeles, CA): In the slightly cramped rainbow-hued storefront on busy Whittier Boulevard in Boyle Heights, the student leaders of InnerCity Struggle talked about their victories: How they won key changes in the tardy policy at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 19, 2005
Police: Asian gang targeted officer: An off-duty Somerville police officer was probably targeted by four Asian gang members and beaten in a city bar Saturday night, police said yesterday. The officer, whose name was not released, is recovering at home.
Source: Boston Herald Date: January 18, 2005
Lawyer: Ex-Charlotte principal who claimed attack now gang target (York County, SC): A former high school principal - charged with falsely claiming he was assaulted on campus - now fears he's the target of a gang after someone set fire to his yard, his lawyer said.
Source: Star-News Date: January 18, 2005
Lawmaker calls for task force on prison gangs (South Jersey, NJ): Prompted by a brawl between Bayside State Prison guards and members of the Bloods street gang, several South Jersey legislators have called for hearings and one plans to introduce a bill to create a gang-violence task force.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer Date: January 18, 2005
Knoxville man accused of supplying guns to gang (Knoxville, TN): A Knoxville man is being arraigned in a 66-count indictment alleging that he supplied guns to the Chicago-based Gangster Disciples, one of the most notorious street gangs in the country.
Source: The Tennessean Date: January 18, 2005
Teens in stabbing have gang ties, police say (Santa Cruz, CA): Two teens arrested in a stabbing Saturday night in downtown Santa Cruz have gang ties and argued with a group of young people from the Central Valley area before the fight broke out, police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: January 18, 2005
Double shooting may be gang hit (Chula Vista, CA): Chula Vista police said two shootings near an elementary school may be a result of gang rivalry. Officers were sent to the neighborhood near Feaster Elementary School at 11:18 p.m. Sunday to investigate reports of gunfire.
Source: NBC 7/39 News Date: January 17, 2005
Suspicion of gang activity sparks concern (Haverstraw, NY): Suspicion of gang activity at the Fieldstone Secondary School has prompted the Haverstraw town Police Department to seek funding for a school resource officer.
Source: The Journal News Date: January 17, 2005
A good record needs protecting (San Jose, CA): For more than a decade, San Jose has held street gangs in check, doing as good a job, or better, as any big city in the nation. The city's relatively low rates of homicides and youth crimes attest to that.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 17, 2005
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