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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.
Lawmakers debating proposals to address growing gang problems (Raleigh, NC): State lawmakers have started debating ways to curb and prevent gang violence, including adding 10 years to prison terms for gang-related crimes.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: December 22, 2004
Police shut down Chicago drug market (Chicago, IL): Police shut down an open-air drug market on the city's southwest side and arrested more than a dozen Latin Saints street gang, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 22, 2004
After-hours club raided in Paterson (Paterson, NJ): Two members of the Latin Kings street gang and five other people face drug possession charges following a raid of an illegal after-hours club at 255 Grand St., authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Record Date: December 22, 2004
Teenager shot in drive-by (Visalia, CA): Visalia police on Monday were still trying to piece together a weekend shooting that is being investigated as gang-related.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: December 21, 2004
Gang suspects charged (Herndon, VA): Alirio Reyes, also known as "Seco," and Osmin Heriberto Alfaro-Fuentes, known as "Buco," were scheduled to be arraigned at the U.S. District Court in Alexandria on Wednesday, Dec. 22.
Source: Herndon Connection Date: December 21, 2004
Addison man's shooting death is linked to gangs (Cicero, IL): An Addison man was killed early Saturday in a gang-related shooting in Cicero, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 21, 2004
City sets new curfew for teenagers (Chester, SC): Chester officials hope a new curfew for young people will help curb gang violence. The City Council has given initial approval to a 10 p.m. curfew for people 17 and younger, said city administrator Mike Phillips.
Source: The State Date: December 21, 2004
Facing up to gangs (Greeley, CO): Some people keep family pictures over their desks. Police investigator Mike Prill has a different kind of photo display: A man with his cheek filleted open to the jawbone. Little kids posing with semiautomatic rifles.
Source: Rocky Mountain News Date: December 20, 2004
Raids bring arrests on drug, gun charges (Niagara Falls, NY): Niagara Falls and New York State police confiscated two guns and some crack cocaine early Sunday when they raided a speakeasy that has been the scene of violence in recent weeks, police said.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: December 20, 2004
Gang concerns prompt Chester to tighten curfew (Chester, SC): Chester city officials have taken the first step in curbing youth gang violence by setting an earlier curfew for young people. Unexcused loitering and "hanging out" will not be tolerated, said City Administrator Mike Phillips.
Source: The Herald Date: December 20, 2004
Public safety issues top Kilgore's legislative agenda (Richmond, VA): Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said Monday he plans to introduce legislation that would toughen Virginia's anti-gang laws by allowing civil courts to crack down on gang activity.
Source: The Daily Press Date: December 20, 2004
Visalia officer schools students on gangs (Visalia, CA): Police officer Rob Zieg knows people usually associate gang members with big cities and urban areas. Problem is the gang members don't seem to know that.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 20, 2004
Cautiously, mayor moves on gang panel (Somerville, MA): Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has appointed three members to the Gang Advisory Task Force, the first step in implementing a controversial ordinance allowing police to arrest gang members for publicly gathering.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: December 19, 2004
Clashing perceptions (Petersburg, VA): Police thought the pictures would tell it all. Men, ages 20 to 30, wearing white T-shirts and blue jeans. Men hanging on the corner and dashing out to the first driver who slowed down just enough to signal a craving for drugs.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: December 19, 2004
Police shooting shocks parents (Albuquerque, NM): Police have portrayed Danny Montoya as a gang member and a suspect in a drive-by shooting, but the 21-year-old's father said that's not the son he knew.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune Date: December 18, 2004
8 more sentenced in drug ring (Madison, WI): Eight more people have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a drug ring on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation, U.S. Attorney J.B. Van Hollen said Friday.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: December 18, 2004
Wheelchair raises fears about gang activity (Trenton, NJ): A rusty wheelchair was left at the front of Princeton Regional High School on Moore Street this week - this after PHS student and basketball player Rich Wilson, 17, was left paralyzed from the waist down from a gunshot to the back during a Sunday street confrontation in Trenton.
Source: The Trentonian Date: December 18, 2004
Bill brings $6.5M (Monterey County, CA): Monterey County law enforcement officials could launch a joint gang task force as early as March, thanks to $3.1 million in federal funding approved this week for the effort.
Source: The Californian Date: December 18, 2004
A homegrown problem (Long Island, NY): Though some public perceptions are that gangs like the Bloods migrated from American cities to terrorize unprepared residents of suburbia, gang experts said yesterday that little could be further from reality.
Source: Newsday Date: December 17, 2004
22 busted in drug ring (Wyandanch, NY): Twenty-two members of the Bloods street gang, their associates and drug suppliers were charged yesterday with controlling much of the cocaine and crack traffic in Wyandanch and surrounding communities, officials said.
Source: Newsday Date: December 17, 2004
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