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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.
Official: Judge clears way for Haitian gang leader's removal (Miami, FL): A Haitian street gang leader who helped lead the rebellion that forced Haiti's President Jean-Bertrand Aristide out of power is set to be deported, immigration officials said.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: January 11, 2005
Gang-related graffiti identified in borough (Princeton Borough, NJ): Graffiti that recently popped up on fence outside a Witherspoon Street mixed-use building in Princeton Borough has gang connotations. Princeton Borough Police Lt. Dennis McManimon said police officers took photos of the graffiti and sent the images to the New Jersey State Police Street Gang Unit for analysis.
Source: Princeton Packet Date: January 11, 2005
Witness describes Saturday's fatal fight possibly between gangs (Rapid City, SD): A weekend murder and assault in North Rapid City leave police searching for several suspects. A witness tells KOTA Territory News the violent fight Saturday night is only one of many gang fights that occur near his apartment complex.
Source: KOTA Territory News Date: January 11, 2005
Stabbing death may not be gang activity (Rapid City, SD): Law enforcement officials have said that the Saturday night stabbing death of Gaylord Catches Jr. had "gang overtones," but two Rapid City police lieutenants emphasize that not all action involving gang members is gang activity.
Source: Rapid City Journal Date: January 11, 2005
Salinas mall shooting suspect arrested (Salinas, CA): Salinas police announced Monday that they have arrested one suspect in connection with last week's shooting in the Northridge Mall and have identified the trigger man.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 10, 2005
State prison officer stabbed to death at Chino prison (Chino, CA): A 43-year-old guard at the California Institution for Men was stabbed to death Monday in an inmate attack – the first fatal assault on a state corrections officer since 1996, officials said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 10, 2005
Police cite gangs (Albuquerque, NM): Gangs are most likely behind a recent rash of stabbings, police said. Officers were called to four stabbings early Sunday morning.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune Date: January 10, 2005
Seven boys arrested in alleged gang incident (Redwood City, CA): Redwood City police arrested seven boys who claimed to be members of the Surenos street gang after they shot a BB gun Sunday evening at four kids they said belonged to the rival Nortenos gang.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 10, 2005
Teen dies hours after being shot (Charlotte, NC): A 17-year-old was shot early Sunday and died from his injuries in what may be a gang-related shooting, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. Three others were injured.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: January 10, 2005
Teens say earlier curfew would have little effect (Chester, SC): There are no movies, no mall, no fun managed activities for young people in Chester, kids say. And area teens say the lack of those things results in a problem of young people "just hanging out."
Source: The Herald Date: January 10, 2005
Prison gang built network of violence and intimidation (Denver, CO): The woman had been ripped off on a drug sale she made, but she knew exactly what to do about it. She got hold of her incarcerated son, a member of the 211 Crew prison gang, and told him to have the guy who didn't pay her for the methamphetamine she'd sold him taken care of.
Source: The Denver Post Date: January 9, 2005
E-Board sets aside money for gang enforcement, Measure 37 (Salem, OR): The Legislative Emergency Board has set aside some money for anti-gang programs and for processing claims made under Oregon's new property compensation law.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: January 9, 2005
Senate bill would fund fight against gangs (Oxnard, CA): Local law enforcement and gang intervention programs might get more financial backing over the next five years thanks to a bill expected to be introduced in the U.S. Senate this month.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: January 9, 2005
Debate on statute's use (Bronx, NY): Passed in the chaos and shock that followed the Sept. 11 attacks, the state's Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001 has been used 29 times, without a single conviction. Still, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson is making arguably the boldest attempt to date to use the law - charging 19 alleged Bronx gang members as terrorists.
Source: Newsday Date: January 9, 2005
Drug raid nets murder suspect from Massachusetts (Portland, ME): One of the biggest drug busts in the city's history has netted a suspect wanted for two gang-related murders last summer in Boston, police said Friday. Renardo Williams, 27, was arrested early Thursday while delivering more than four pounds of cocaine to a Brackett Street apartment that was raided by drug agents hours earlier, police said.
Source: Boston Herald Date: January 7, 2005
Hub 'should be worried': U.S. rep: MS-13 gang is true terror threat (Boston, MA): A Texas congressman said MS-13 gang members and Middle Eastern aliens are using the border in his district to sneak into the country - and Boston should be worried. U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (D-Texas), co-chairman of the House Border Caucus, told the Herald he is "very concerned" about al-Qaeda's link to Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, a gang he described as "extremely vicious."
Source: Boston Herald Date: January 7, 2005
Hatch approves restoration of Gang Strike Force funding (St. Paul, MN): The fate of the state's coordinated law enforcement effort against illegal gang activity may be decided in the next few weeks. Local law enforcement officials' spirits lifted somewhat Thursday after hearing a proposal to provide emergency funds for the Minnesota Gang Strike Force and restore its funding in the future.
Source: St. Cloud Times Date: January 7, 2005
Norfolk Gang Squad charges four high school students (Norfolk, VA): The teenagers called themselves "Crips" and used hand signals and gang lingo on a school bus. They asked a young man if he wanted to join the gang.
Source: Virginian Pilot Date: January 7, 2005
Gang unit a success in Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte's new gang intelligence unit has helped decrease gang activity in the city. The Gang of One unit has been in operation for nearly a year.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: January 7, 2005
Durham teenager charged in shooting (Durham, NC): Durham police have accused a teenager of shooting a man in the chest while the victim was riding in a car on Junction Road Wednesday night.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: January 7, 2005
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