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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.
Three arrested in alleged stabbing near PDX school (Portland, OR): One student was stabbed and three others were arrested following a fight between two rival gangs at a southeast Portland school playground, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: December 1, 2004
Gang targeted in injunction (Fresno, CA): One of Fresno's oldest street gangs — the Parkside Bulldogs — is being targeted by a civil injunction that bans members from associating inside a "safety zone" around Roeding Park.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 1, 2004
Man arrested in shooting attempt (Farmingdale, NY): An Amityville man was arrested on charges of attempted murder after he fired several shots at three men in front of a Farmingdale apartment complex on Saturday, Nassau police said.
Source: Newsday Date: December 1, 2004
Community-based Proyecto Pastoral provides alternatives to gang membership (Los Angeles, CA) : There are estimated 200,000 gang members in Los Angeles, California. Law enforcement officials say gangs account for as much as half of all violent crimes committed there, and are considered the number-one law enforcement problem in Los Angeles.
Source: Voice of America News Date: December 1, 2004
Va. to get share of anti-gang funding (Virginia): Congress has approved $48.6 million in anti-gang initiatives, including new funds for law enforcement task forces in Virginia and a national gang intelligence center to be run by the FBI, lawmakers announced yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 1, 2004
Inmates urge sixth-graders to stay clear of gangs, guns (Keithville, LA): Two Caddo Correctional Center inmates in bright orange jumpsuits and thick handcuffs chained to their ankles Tuesday tried to warn sixth-graders against taking up habits that would land them in jail.
Source: The Times Date: December 1, 2004
County to tackle gang problem (Palm Beach County, FL): A new plan to quash the "crisis" of youth violence in Palm Beach County must specify that gangs are part of the problem, county and school officials insisted Monday.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: November 30, 2004
Gang forum educates community (Princeton, NJ): After a string of gang-related events over the past three months, Princeton Township held a public forum to educate the community about gangs in New Jersey. The meeting was held in the John Witherspoon Middle School auditorium Monday night.
Source: The Daily Princetonian Date: November 30, 2004
Gang crime not limited to teenagers (Nampa, ID): Canyon County's recent string of violence belies the stereotype of teenage gang members trying to fit in with their peers. Many of the gang-related shootings in Canyon County recently have involved suspects and victims in their 20s.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: November 30, 2004
Cops: Gang member arrested in LI shooting (Long Island, NY): A Long Island gang member has been arrested for allegedly spraying gunfire into a doorway in Farmingdale where three men were standing.
Source: 1010 Wins Date: November 30, 2004
Two arrested, third suspect sought in Little Earth shootings (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police arrested two suspects and are searching for a third in connection with two fatal shootings Saturday at the Little Earth housing complex. An American Indian leader and police investigator said the shootings are likely linked to gang activity that has plagued the complex for years.
Source: Star Tribune Date: November 30, 2004
Arrest made in death of Somali (Minneapolis, MN) : A 20-year-old man suspected of killing a Somali woman in her apartment near downtown Minneapolis this month was arrested Saturday night in St. Cloud. Somali leaders in the Twin Cities said Sunday that the suspect, who has not been charged, probably is tied to a growing Somali gang problem.
Source: Star Tribune Date: November 29, 2004
Lake Worth police say online feud led to gang killing (Lake Worth, FL): Before a fierce feud between rival Lake Worth gangs turned fatal in July, a war of words had been raging in cyberspace. Using popular Internet acronyms and Web slang, members of Sur 13 and MLK, short for "Makin Life Krazy," exchanged vulgar putdowns online.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: November 29, 2004
Nampa police say Saturday night killing related to shooting last week (Nampa, ID): The killing of a man found shot to death near a downtown parking lot may be related to a drive-by shooting last weekend at a Nampa apartment building, according to police. Police found 28-year-old Edward Archuleta, who'd been shot in the chest, on Saturday night.
Source: Casper Star Tribune Date: November 28, 2004
Selma killing second of 2004 (Selma, CA): Angry and fearful residents of a southwest Selma apartment believe gang members are behind the Thanksgiving night slaying of a man who was beaten and stabbed.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: November 27, 2004
Stamford man killed outside Bethel party (Bethel, CT): A Stamford man was fatally shot early Saturday morning outside a birthday party in Bethel. Darnell Merritt, 21, was shot four times in the back at about 1:45 a.m. as he left the Masonic Lodge, which was rented out for a party.
Source: Newsday Date: November 27, 2004
Teen charged with having gun at scene of Providence slaying (Providence, RI): A Cranston teenager, who police say has ties to the Latin Kings gang, has been arrested and charged with having a gun at a house party where a young man was fatally shot. Julio Morel, 18, was charged Friday with possession of a firearm without a license.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: November 27, 2004
15-year-old gang shooting victim identified (San Diego, CA): Authorities Saturday released the name of a 15-year-old boy killed in a gang-related shooting at a Bay Terraces apartment complex.
Source: North County Times Date: November 27, 2004
Police believe Charlotte may be stop on gang pipeline (Charlotte, NC): Wilfredo Martinez lived a quiet life while he was in Charlotte, but he had a past — a past that caught up with him with Los Angeles police officers arrested the 25-year-old in connection with a California homicide.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: November 26, 2004
Suspect arrested in gang-related shooting (Reno, NV): A shooting suspect who Carson City deputies said was involved in a gang-related shooting three days ago was arrested Friday evening. Rigoberto Vega-Aguilar, 23, of Carson City was found at about 6:30 p.m. in the home of a friend on Century Circle, sheriff Ken Furlong said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: November 26, 2004
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