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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.
Roanoke program aims to avert gangs (Roanoke, VA): The Roanoke Sheriff's Office and Boys and Girls Club of the Roanoke Valley on Tuesday announced a $25,000 initiative to prevent Roanoke area youth from becoming gang members.
Source: Roanoke Times & World News Date: October 20, 2004
Northfield hopes mentors will matter (Northfield, MN): Some of Northfield's most at-risk fourth- and fifth-graders will soon find a new friend. The school district plans to match adult mentors with children who struggle academically and are most vulnerable to criminal or gang activity - or already involved in it.
Source: Star Tribune Date: October 20, 2004
Gang indictment nets 11 (Hall County, GA): Eleven men suspected of leading a violent, drug-dealing Hall County street gang that has tried to murder nine people in the past six years have been arrested, federal officials announced Wednesday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: October 20, 2004
Man shot, hospitalized in gang-related incident (Cranston, RI): A Providence man was hospitalized with a leg wound Sunday night after what the police described as a gang-related shooting outside a Niantic Avenue bowling alley.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: October 19, 2004
19 charged with roles in murderous street gang (Newark, NJ): The "Double II" unit of the Bloods street gang is responsible for five murders and 14 attempted murders and operated a heroin ring in northern New Jersey, federal prosecutors charged Tuesday.
Source: Newsday Date: October 19, 2004
Police will teach teachers how to spot gang behavior (Nashville, TN): Metro police will help school administrators and teachers learn to identify gang members among their students in the wake of recent fights at Hillwood High School, Chief Ronal Serpas said yesterday.
Source: The Tennessean Date: October 19, 2004
Safety league formed to combat gang violence (Nampa, ID): Canyon County authorities are asking for the public’s help to bring a growing violence problem to a stop. "Law enforcement is doing what they can, but without the eyes and ears out there giving us the evidence, there's not much else we can do," said Canyon County Prosecutor Dave Young.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: October 19, 2004
New computer center aims to curb gang violence (Riverside, CA): A group of motivated Riverside residents celebrated the opening of a computer center targeting at-risk youth Monday, but it was only the start of their larger plan to reduce gang-related violence.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: October 19, 2004
Violent weekend kills one, injures 13 in shootings (Milwaukee, WI): Thirteen people were injured and one was killed in 12 different shootings over the weekend in Milwaukee, highlighted by a bloody span of six hours and 15 minutes when 10 were hit by bullets, police said. Victims ranged from bystanders to what police called gang members.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Date: October 18, 2004
Gangs, violence become a growing S.C. problem (Charleston, SC): After years of downplaying the significance of gang violence in South Carolina, police agencies statewide have begun to look more closely at a connection between crime and gangs. State authorities have identified 84 groups in South Carolina that fit the general definition of a gang.
Source: The Sun News Date: October 18, 2004
Teens say escort policy unfair (Columbia, SC): Restricting teens’ and preteens’ entrance to malls and the State Fair is a policy of last resort, according to area law enforcement. But an increasing number of businesses, both locally and nationally, say it’s the only way to make all their customers feel safe.
Source: The State Date: October 18, 2004
Gang-related scuffle ends with gunfire in Round Rock (Round Rock , TX): A gang-related rumble that began at a quinceañera in Pflugerville early Sunday morning escalated into a car chase and ended with a shots fired in a Wendy's parking lot in Round Rock, said Officer Eric Poteet, a spokesman for Round Rock police.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: October 18, 2004
Young, armed, and dangerous (Boston, MA): Jamal and Tony manned the gates of Grant Manor, casting wary glances at Washington Street and the battleground that lay beyond, two members of a street gang that they call their ''family" guarding the three city blocks in lower Roxbury they consider their territory.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: October 17, 2004
21 hurt in gang fight at Cook jail (Cook County, IL): A melee broke out between members of rival street gangs in a maximum-security wing of Cook County Jail on Saturday afternoon, leaving 21 inmates injured, six seriously, prison authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 17, 2004
Gangs cross all segments of Nashville, juvenile officer says (Nashville, TN): Think you live in a safe neighborhood where all the troublemaking kids come from somewhere else? Think again. Recent fights at Hillwood High have parents worried that gangs are invading their school.
Source: The Tennessean Date: October 17, 2004
Prison gang's pockets deep (Crescent City, CA): Department of Corrections officials have frozen the inmate trust accounts of 14 Mexican Mafia members and are investigating whether the prison gang is laundering drug money through the tightest lockup in the state.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: October 17, 2004
Teen gang member gets 15 years in machete attack (Fairfax County, VA) : The first of three teenage gang members who admitted attacking a member of a rival gang with machetes in May, mutilating the victim's hands, was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in prison.
Source: The Washington Post Date: October 16, 2004
Meeting targets surge of violence (Canyon County, ID): Justice agencies across the county will join with the public Monday to galvanize a plan of attack against the sharp rise in gang violence striking local neighborhoods.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: October 16, 2004
North Amphlett urged to fight gangs (San Mateo, CA): Police are asking neighbors to finally take a stand against crime on one of the city's most gang-plagued blocks.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: October 16, 2004
Gang violence on the wane in Richmond (Richmond, CA): One year after gang members shot and killed Chan Boonkeut, the 15-year-old daughter of Laotian refugees, her family and friends could find solace in one thing as they marked the anniversary of her death in Richmond on Wednesday.
Source: The Argus Date: October 16, 2004
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