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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.
Self-expression vs. school rules: Hip-hop kids challenge "gang" label (Seattle, WA): The way Rong Soung sometimes dresses might make some adults cringe: His pants are too droopy, his shirts too big, the gold chains thick around his neck.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: June 20, 2005
Kilgore announces anti-gang proposals (Richmond, VA): Republican Jerry Kilgore said Monday that if he is elected governor he will urge legislators to eliminate the "trigger man" requirement from the capital murder statute so gang leaders who order subordinates to kill can be put to death.
Source: WVEC 13 News Date: June 20, 2005
Police arrest car-theft suspects (Watsonville, CA): A SWAT team helped arrest at least one auto-theft suspect in a quiet Salinas neighborhood Saturday, following a five-month, multiagency investigation that will be outlined today.
Source: The Californian Date: June 20, 2005
Police suspect gang activity after 20 cars spray painted (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County police say it looks like a local gang spray painted about 20 cars in Springfield early Saturday.
Source: WJLA 7 News Date: June 20, 2005
Police ID shooting victim as Sun Valley man (Sun Valley, NV): The victim of a shooting Saturday morning in the area of Probasco Way and I Street has been identified as a 19-year-old Sun Valley man.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: June 20, 2005
O.C. mob suspect seen as a pioneer (Orange County, CA): Peter "Sana" Ojeda, the reputed Mexican Mafia godfather of Orange County, who was arrested last week, helped pioneer the gang's transformation over a generation by showing it the way out of the prisons and onto the streets, authorities say.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 20, 2005
Gang member shot multiple times (Kingston, NY): Police in Ulster County are investigating the shooting of a suspected gang member who was shot by a rival gang-banger yesterday in Kingston.
Source: WSTM NBC 3 News Date: June 19, 2005
Gang injunction takes unexpected turn (Lompoc, CA): Lompoc's effort to control street gangs took an unexpected turn in court Friday when a public defender raised questions about due process rights for his client, one of numerous alleged gang members recently served injunction papers.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: June 19, 2005
Suspect sought in deadly SF bar shooting (San Francisco, CA): One person is dead and another is in stable condition following a shooting at a San Francisco bar Saturday night, the San Francisco Police Department reports.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 19, 2005
Higher sentences for gang-motivated crimes debated (San Bernardino County, CA): When it comes to the county's "war" on gangs, local courtrooms may play host to some of the hardest-fought battles.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: June 19, 2005
Officials nab suspects in multi-county sweep (Central California): Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies from four counties made a sweep of the Central Coast this weekend, serving warrants and arresting a number of fugitives and crime suspects, seizing illegal drugs and recovering stolen vehicles and other property.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 19, 2005
Police probe more gunfire (Riverside, CA): Suspected gang members were at it again this week, firing dozens of rounds into a crowded parking lot and two Eastside Riverside homes, police said.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: June 18, 2005
Two wounded, 1 seriously, in shooting at Vista restaurant (Vista, CA): Gunfire outside a Popeyes Famous Chicken restaurant at lunchtime yesterday startled everybody nearby and sent many scrambling for cover.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 18, 2005
Nations address gang violence (Washington, DC): Increasingly aware that tougher law enforcement alone can't solve problems caused by international street gangs, officials from across the hemisphere met here Friday to discuss causes of gang violence and ways to prevent it.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 18, 2005
Youth turn to gangs when needs are not being met otherwise, Durham officer advises (Person County, NC): The coordinator for the Durham Police Department’s Safe Neighborhoods program told a Person County Forum on Gangs and Gang Violence here Tuesday that many of the signs that point to potential youth involvement in gangs are not too much unlike those associated with the average teenager.
Source: The Roxboro Courier Times Date: June 18, 2005
Gang-related shooting death in Sparks under investigation (Sparks, NV): The gang-related shooting death of a man in Sparks is under investigation as a homicide, officers said.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: June 18, 2005
MS-13 gang suspect arrested in Harris County (Harris County, TX): U.S. immigration authorities arrested two members of a Central America-based gang in Texas this week as part of a nationwide crackdown.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: June 17, 2005
Cops arrest six in alleged gang shootings (Hempstead, NY): A gang war between the Crips and the Bloods took the lives of two young men in Hempstead during the past several weeks, but Nassau police said Thursday they hope that six "major arrests" made this week - through quick thinking by alert officers - have helped curbed the violence.
Source: Newsday Date: June 17, 2005
Person gang activity addressed at forum (Roxboro, NC): Person County District Attorney Joel Brewer held a forum on gangs this week in an effort to educate the community and get ideas on how to curb the activity.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: June 17, 2005
Four on council call for a state of emergency (Richmond, CA): Four Richmond City Council members said Thursday they want to declare "a state of emergency" in several neighborhoods in order to raise funds to fight crime.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 17, 2005
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