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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' presence grows in San Jose (San Jose, CA): The shy 13-year-old boy was playing outside the Alma Youth Center in San Jose on a March afternoon when he was approached by a group of older boys, some dressed in red.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 5, 2005
Trio nabbed in 'random' L. I. slay (Long Island, NY): A Nassau County police have arrested three men in connection with the vicious gang-related murder of an innocent man in Glen Cove in May.
Source: New York Post Date: June 4, 2005
"Gangstas" tunes call for killing to stop (San Bernardino, CA): In Christopher Shaw's world, the lines between good and evil fade somewhere in the gray cloud that has followed this Pomona gangster his whole life.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: June 4, 2005
Black Dragons await sentence (San Gabriel Valley, CA): The Black Dragon gang made money mainly by extorting prostitution houses in the San Gabriel Valley, law enforcement officials say.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: June 4, 2005
Rapper shot to death in Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): Las Vegas police are investigating the second rap-related slaying in 10 days, an incident that will likely compound speculation that a war of retaliation is under way involving rappers with possible Vallejo links.
Source: Times-Herald Date: June 4, 2005
$500G to curb gangs (Nassau County, NY): In an effort to curb gang activities in Nassau County, three local nonprofit groups will split $500,000 to provide employment and career development services for current and former gang members.
Source: Newsday Date: June 3, 2005
Police target gang members, parole violators in area sweep (Chino Hills, CA): Deputy Martin Landaeta drove his patrol car through the alleys and back streets in some of unincorporated Montclair and Pomona's roughest neighborhoods Friday afternoon.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: June 3, 2005
City official calls gang activity 'terrorist acts' (St. Paul, MN): Tyrone Terrill is anything but subtle. St. Paul's human rights director once championed an anti-intolerance campaign featuring billboards that reprinted actual graffiti aimed at gays, Jews and blacks.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: June 3, 2005
City leaders to renew gang bill efforts (Columbia, SC): Despite efforts by Columbia city officials and community leaders, a bill that would define gangs in South Carolina eluded passage in the Legislature this year.
Source: The State Date: June 3, 2005
Police team up to fight gang crime (Seattle, WA): Less than a week after another shooting in South Park left residents shaken and scared, local police and federal agents yesterday announced plans for a renewed push to fight gangs and other violence in the Latino community.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: June 3, 2005
A town fights for justice for alleged gang murder victim (New York , NY): Three men, including two teens were arrested in connection with the murder of a Glen Cove man last month that detectives were investigating as part of an alleged gang initiation.
Source: WABC Channel 7 News Date: June 3, 2005
Anti-gang plan aims at young students (Monterey County, CA): Monterey County probation officers are hoping that targeting younger, at-risk students in elementary school and middle schools will prevent them from getting into gangs later.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 3, 2005
Police seek five suspects in drive-by shooting (Gwinnett County, GA): Lilburn police are asking for the public's help in finding three adults and two juveniles suspected in a drive-by shooting last month.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 3, 2005
MS-13 suspected in attack (Springfield, VA): A group believed to be members of a violent street gang, at least two of them wielding machetes, chased and then slashed an 18-year-old Springfield man Sunday night, an attack that Fairfax County police did not disclose until it was revealed in court documents yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: June 3, 2005
Anti-gang injunction made permanent (Ventura County, CA): An injunction against the largest gang in Ventura County was made permanent one year after a preliminary decision was implemented.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 2, 2005
DMV office scene of bloody gang fight (Fremont, CA): The Fremont Police Department arrested two suspected gang members Wednesday afternoon after a bloody melee inside the Fremont office of the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
Source: KRON Channel 4 News Date: June 2, 2005
Laura Bush praises Chicago gang program (Chicago, IL): First Lady Laura Bush said it's clear that an anti-violence program in Chicago is working, and she congratulated organizers on their success Thursday during a visit to the city.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 2, 2005
Young teens cut down on violent crime (Durham, NC): Violent crime involving teens 15 and under appears to be decreasing in Durham. But disturbing news tempers the encouraging: Youths here are roughly 10 times more likely to be involved in a gang than their peers across the state, state figures show.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: June 2, 2005
Female gangs take hold in Crittenden (Memphis, TN): A 15-year-old West Memphis girl joined a gang last summer because a friend did it. But when Cara E. Brown decided to leave, the girls she once called friends called her their enemy.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: June 1, 2005
Man arrested in death of kidnapped S. A. teen (San Antonio, TX): The 16-year-old San Antonio boy was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, stabbed and dumped across the state line.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: June 1, 2005
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