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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.
Bexar breaks up gangfighters (Bexar County, TX): To administrators in the Bexar County Sheriff's Department, disbanding the gang unit and sending its eight deputies to patrol is necessary to improve response times to an increasingly heavier call load.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: March 10, 2005
School rules target gangs (Wake County, NC): What Wake County students wear or what hand gestures they make could get them suspended as part of a crackdown on gangs in school.
Source: The News & Observer Date: March 9, 2005
Gang activity growing (Garland, TX): Street gangs are on the rise in Garland, their rolls climbing from 850 in 2003 to more than 1,400 today, according to police officials.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: March 9, 2005
Vigilance hinders violent gangs (Utah): Not long ago, people in Utah referred to battling bands of youths as "rival groups." The notion of gangs in Utah was just too unthinkable.
Source: Deseret News Date: March 9, 2005
Three teens charged in Raleigh drive-by shooting (Raleigh, NC): The Raleigh Police Department's Gang Unit charged three teens in a drive-by shooting that left a 17-year-old girl wounded Tuesday night.
Source: NBC 17 News Date: March 9, 2005
Police break up Lehigh Valley heroin gang (Allentown, PA): A federal grand jury indicted the leaders of a gang responsible for about 75 percent of the heroin trade in the Allentown region, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Centre Daily Times Date: March 9, 2005
PAL gives teens alternative to gangs, drugs (Passaic, NJ): Although the two youngsters didn't know each other, the streets offered them the same dangerous temptations. Join a gang. Sell drugs. Make some cash.
Source: Herald News Date: March 8, 2005
Spate of shootings reflects new gang activity (Kansas City, MO): A resurgence of gang activity is partly to blame for an increase in violent crime this year, including nine shootings since Saturday, Kansas City police said Monday.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: March 8, 2005
Road rage blamed in stabbing (Roseville, CA): A 12-year-old Natomas girl suffered minor stab wounds to her shoulder and hand after two teenage girls allegedly attacked her with knives in a suspected road-rage incident, police said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: March 8, 2005
Fed: Gang going to 'big house' (New York, NY): A Brooklyn housing project served as headquarters for three brutal gangs that specialized in robbing jewelry stores on Long Island and in the metropolitan area, officials said.
Source: Newsday Date: March 8, 2005
Blank walls offer slate for gang members (Salem, OR): A Salem apartment manager is frustrated with the graffiti problem in the city's northeast area. The complex at Fairhaven Avenue and Hadley Street NE is hit, on average, every other day, said Stacey True, who has managed the complex for five years.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: March 7, 2005
Six charged with murder in Newark shootings (Newark, NJ): Six suspects have been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two men, violence authorities believe was gang-related.
Source: Newsday Date: March 7, 2005
Community uses Hip Hop dance to fight gang violence (Bridgeton, NJ): Gang violence is a growing concern to those in Bridgeton, NJ. Chosen Dance Company, a Philadelphia-based professional Hip Hop dance group, was the latest effort by the community to reach out to their children and let them know that violence is not the best answer.
Source: eMediaWire Date: March 7, 2005
Showdown at border? (Tombstone, AZ): It looks like there is going to be a second "showdown at the OK Corral" in Tombstone, Ariz., April 1.
Source: World Net Daily Date: March 7, 2005
Police to focus on city's north side (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police on Sunday announced the creation of a special operations division to target crime on the city's embattled north side, which has become a hotbed of gang violence during the past year.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: March 7, 2005
Four shot in Richmond drive-by (Richmond, CA): Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon drive-by shooting in which four men suffered gunshot wounds.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 7, 2005
Parents troubled by gang violence (Fair Lawn, NJ): A gang- and drug-related shooting in Lodi and a related stabbing in Paterson two weeks ago have sparked concern among some parents, because two of the young men allegedly involved have ties to the town.
Source: The Record Date: March 7, 2005
Gangs reach out of prison to commit crimes (Crescent City, CA): A federal judge in San Francisco is due to sentence five leaders of a California prison gang. The men have already pleaded guilty to drug dealing, extortion and murder across northern California.
Source: NPR News Date: March 7, 2005
Gangs, drugs plagued Oklahoma prison (Watonga, OK): Monitoring reports by state prison officials describe gang violence, drug dealing and other problems at the Diamondback Correctional Facility in Oklahoma where hundreds of Hawai'i inmates are being held.
Source: The Honolulu Advertiser Date: March 6, 2005
First lady takes on gang violence (Washington, DC): First lady Laura Bush, a book-loving former librarian and White House hostess, is an unlikely role model for street toughs.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: March 6, 2005
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