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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.
Teen pleads guilty to killing CHP officer (Pomona, CA): A 16-year-old who confessed to randomly killing a California Highway Patrol officer in order to impress a street gang he wanted to join pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 6, 2004
Emphasis on prevention (Columbia, SC): Midlands police are tracking about 1,000 young people they say are associated with gangs. But only a fraction of those youths are involved in serious crimes like those that have left two Columbia teens and a 12-year-old dead since August, authorities said.
Source: The State Date: December 6, 2004
Cops tie B'klyn shooting to gangs (Brooklyn, NY): Police believe a wild weekend Brooklyn shooting that left a college student in a coma is gang-related, cops said yesterday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: December 6, 2004
Richardson to unveil battle plan against gangs in N.M. (Santa Fe, NM): Governor Richardson is expected to unveil a legislative plan to fight gangs Monday. The Albuquerque Journal reported in a copyright story that the legislation would stiffen penalties for gang-related crimes.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4 Date: December 6, 2004
Nampa, Caldwell chiefs blast prosecutor over handling of gang cases (Nampa, ID): Nampa and Caldwell police are criticizing Canyon County's prosecuting attorney over his handling of gang cases, underlining tensions in a county rocked by nearly 200 reports of gunfire since July.
Source: Times-News Date: December 6, 2004
Working against violence (Philadelphia, PA): When gunfire rings out and children in Philadelphia become victims of violence, they answer the call, rushing to the scenes of youth homicides, consoling grieving relatives, standing guard on school corners. Most of all, they try to prevent it from happening again.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer Date: December 5, 2004
Law agencies aim to fight gang shootings (Nampa and Caldwell, ID): Law enforcement agencies agree that cooperation is crucial in the fight against gang crime. While officials in the Caldwell and Nampa police departments and the Canyon County Sheriff's Office say they work well together, closer ties may result as agencies work to combat the ongoing spate of gang violence.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: December 5, 2004
Cobb unit combats growing gang trend (Cobb County, GA): The bandannas, tattoos and cryptic symbols spray-painted on buildings are subtle signs of gang activity easily missed by residents of Cobb County's manicured neighborhoods.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 5, 2004
Priest strives to reclaim gang members (Los Angeles, CA): At first they thought the priest riding his bike through the night and chatting it up with the homeboys was crazy. They figured he would go away, like most who tried to stop gang violence in the neighborhood.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: December 5, 2004
A new anti-gang approach (Long Island, NY): With a backdrop much different from a recent news conference where he lauded his funding for a police crackdown against gangs in Huntington Station, Rep. Steve Israel announced a $300,000 grant Friday for the Urban League of Long Island's "at-risk" youth program.
Source: Newsday Date: December 4, 2004
Female suspect held in teen gang killing (Pittsburg, CA): A 19-year-old woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of shooting a high school student who police said had recently switched his gang affiliation.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: December 4, 2004
Police shoot, kill suspected gang member after chase (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police shot two men - one fatally - in separate incidents Friday. In the first shooting, a West Side man was shot dead after he allegedly led police on an early-morning chase on the Dan Ryan Expy. before firing a machine pistol at them, police spokesman Pat Camden said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 4, 2004
Sweep nabs alleged gang members/12-4 (Hamilton, OH): Police officials and community members are pleased about a Thursday gang sweep that resulted in the arrest of nine individuals allegedly affiliated with the gang, "D-Block Killas."
Source: Hamilton Journal-News Date: December 4, 2004
Bucks keeping gang activity at bay (Bucks County, PA): Commuters whizzing through a busy intersection near the Neshaminy Mall glance at the spray-painted messages and see only gibberish. Police, however, see words of war.
Source: Bucks County Courier Times Date: December 4, 2004
'John Doe gang' leader may face death (Miami, FL): Corey Smith, the infamous leader of Liberty City's bloody John Doe drug gang, was convicted Friday of five murders along with conspiracy to traffic drugs and racketeer. He could face the death penalty.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: December 4, 2004
Gang activity targeted (San Bernardino, CA): A judge issued a court order Thursday barring 10 people police say are members of a street gang from congregating or causing specific nuisances in a westside San Bernardino neighborhood.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: December 3, 2004
P.B. County police chiefs urge cooperation on violence (Palm Beach County, FL): Police chiefs urged county political leaders Thursday to find ways to deal with spiraling violence on city streets without taking "potshots" at local law enforcement efforts.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: December 3, 2004
Gang rivalry blamed in man's death (Pittsburg, CA): Antioch gang members shot and killed a high school senior who had left their ranks for a rival gang, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: December 3, 2004
Schools beef up patrols after fights (Los Angeles, CA): A series of violent confrontations over the last two weeks between black and Latino students at three South Los Angeles high schools has taken authorities by surprise, raising fears of widening clashes.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 3, 2004
Boot Camp gang member charged in death (Syracuse, NY): A Boot Camp gang member who confessed to a 2001 homicide while he was preparing to testify in a recent federal street gang trial was formally charged Thursday with the death.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 3, 2004
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