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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.
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
Council member's house again targeted by gunfire (Fort Worth, TX): The home of a City Council member who supports police anti-gang efforts and other crime prevention was targeted by gunfire for the second time in six months.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: January 17, 2005
Gang members deported from U.S. take deadly culture to their home countries (Los Angeles, CA): Marlon Fuentes is a big man at Honduras' largest penitentiary. His face is tattooed. His talk is tough. He menaces with threatening stares.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 16, 2005
Marine who killed cop linked to gang activity (Ceres and Stanislaus County, CA) : The Marine who fatally shot a Ceres police officer and wounded another last week was a Norteño gang member who was high on cocaine at the time and carrying a gangsta rap CD about killing, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 16, 2005
Falls police work hard to fight gang violence (Niagara Falls, NY): Heads of the city's police force say they are doing their best to squash recent bouts of gang-related violence here but maintain it doesn't help when the number of officers patrolling the streets has been dramatically cut over the years.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: January 16, 2005
Upscale, downscale (Sacramento, CA): In one of West Sacramento's hottest new housing developments, buyers can snap up a beautifully appointed 3,300-square-foot home for about $625,000.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 16, 2005
Gangs sharpen intimidation (Northern Virginia): The former gang member recalls watching them spread the newly purchased machetes from Springfield Mall on the bed and marvel at their sexiness. With reggae music booming in the background, the South Side Locos gang members began touching the steel blades and gripping the black handles.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 16, 2005
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