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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.
Gangs not as much of a problem in county's regional jail (Cascade County, MT): While gangs are a growing security concern at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, gang-related activity has not been a big problem at the Cascade County regional jail, officials say.
Source: Great Falls Tribune Date: June 13, 2005
DVD gang footage leads to nine arrests (Fresno, CA): Nine people have been arrested after a DVD depicting gangs and crime in the city's southwest and southeast neighborhoods showed up for sale at local stores, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 13, 2005
Dissecting the danger: State police attacking gang epidemic (Trenton, NJ): Trooper "Rick" Fuentes once headed the squad that tracks gangs for the New Jersey State Police. Today, as superintendent of the force, Col. Joseph R. Fuentes is putting his experience to work to keep gangs in check.
Source: The Trentonian Date: June 13, 2005
East Boston man stabbed to death (Boston, MA): An East Boston man was stabbed to death early yesterday morning, police said, and neighbors and a relative said they believe he was the innocent victim of gang-related violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 12, 2005
Police arrest teenager suspected in L.A. murder (Miami-Dade County, FL): Miami-Dade's gang unit on Thursday arrested a murder suspect wanted for a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles that left one man dead and another injured.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: June 11, 2005
Police tie shootings to gangs (Riverside, CA): When four shootings occurred in 48 hours last weekend, even the police were surprised. The shootings were not connected, but they may all be gang-related, said Riverside police Sgt. Frank Assumma.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: June 11, 2005
Gangs love the suburbs, cops say (Paramus, NJ): Suburban North Jersey, with its expensive homes, sleek cars and ready cash, is attractive territory for gangs, Col. Joseph Fuentes, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Friday.
Source: The Record Date: June 11, 2005
Gang tensions draw attention (Corona, CA): The slaying of a Corona teen that authorities believe included gang and racial overtones is driving groups throughout the Inland area to prevent similar events.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: June 11, 2005
Law enforcers go after gangs (Rochester, NY): If you're a member of a gang that engages in violence, you can expect that every available law enforcement agency will be trying to get you. That's the message city, county, state and federal law enforcers delivered Thursday.
Source: Democrat and Chronicle Date: June 10, 2005
Would new spray-paint laws solve gang-based graffiti problems in D.M.? (Des Moines, IA): A sharp upturn in graffiti has prompted a Des Moines city councilman to push for controls on spray paint sales that are similar to limits on cold medicines used to make methamphetamine.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: June 10, 2005
Deputies crack down on Fallbrook gang violence (Fallbrook, CA): While a crackdown on gang violence in Fallbrook prompted by a rash of stabbings, shootings and graffiti seems to be working, a court order restricting the activities of local gang members may be considered if the violence resumes, authorities said Friday.
Source: North County Times Date: June 10, 2005
Daley touts Chicago's anti-gang efforts to nation's mayors (Chicago, IL): Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and police Superintendent Phil Cline are touting the city's efforts to fight gang crime at a meeting of the U-S Conference of Mayors today.
Source: KWQC Channel 6 News Date: June 10, 2005
Seven alleged members of Alabama-to-Chicago gun pipeline busted by feds (Chicago, IL): Seven men were charged by federal investigators Thursday with taking part in an Alabama-to-Chicago pipeline that furnished dozens of guns – including one that was used in a fatal shooting – to street gang members.
Source: Chicago Defender Date: June 10, 2005
Gunfire strikes two vehicles on LA freeways (Los Angeles, CA) : Two vehicles, one of them an ambulance, were hit by gunfire in separate freeway shootings that left one man injured, officials said.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: June 10, 2005
14-year-old is charged in gang-related shooting (Cicero, IL): A 14-year-old Cicero boy has been charged with two counts of attempted murder in connection with a gang-related shooting on June 3.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 10, 2005
Anchorage police create gang task force (Anchorage, AK): Anchorage officials have created a law enforcement team that will target what they say is a serious street gang problem in the city.
Source: Anchorage Daily News Date: June 9, 2005
Graffiti in parks on pace to set record in Chandler (Chandler, AZ): Police and city officials are gearing up for another summer of graffiti and vandalism at public parks. Although they can't say for certain that children are to blame, the numbers don't lie, said Kris Kircher, Chandler park maintenance supervisor.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: June 9, 2005
S. Oakland gun suspect arrested (Oakland, PA): Allegheny County sheriff's deputies arrested an alleged street gang member, his girlfriend and three others wanted for questioning in a series of crimes in Oakland.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: June 9, 2005
Youth violence draws Senate's eye (Washington, DC): The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold an unusual field hearing in Philadelphia on Monday on how to curtail what committee chairman Arlen Specter (R., Pa.) characterized as an epidemic of youth and gang violence in the city and the nation.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer Date: June 9, 2005
Gang blamed in four house fires (Indianapolis, IN): A May fire that caused more than $150,000 damage to four houses on the Near Southside is being blamed today on members of an Indianapolis gang known as “2-1 Fatal”, police said.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: June 8, 2005
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