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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.
Police launch effort to fight Hispanic gangs (Indianapolis, IN): Jose L. Espinoza, 18, stood his ground - and died from a 12-gauge shotgun blast to his head. The weekend shooting of the 18th Street gang member by a rival Sur-13 member underscores the violence that Hispanic gangs - copied and imported from gangs in Los Angeles and other cities - are beginning to wreak in Indianapolis, police say.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: February 28, 2005
Guards: New Year's fight at prison was a riot (Trenton, NJ): Dozens of inmates in a unit of Bayside State Prison attacked guards on New Year's Day with broom and mop handles, an iron and padlocks, guards told a state Senate committee on Monday, describing the violence as a riot.
Source: Newsday Date: February 28, 2005
Orange County teen gets life for shooting (Orange County, CA): A Huntington Beach teenager who adopted the moniker "Hitler" when he joined the "Dragon Family Juniors" street gang became one of the youngest defendants in Orange County history to get a life term in prison.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: February 27, 2005
Nine-year-olds forced into gangs (New York, NY): The gangs of New York are getting younger and younger. Concerned prosecutors across the city are warning that the city's violent street toughs are recruiting a new generation of baby-faced followers.
Source: New York Daily News Date: February 27, 2005
Gang Life (Charleston, WV): While other seventh-graders were learning their locker combination or how to diagram sentences, Lee Ayers was learning to sell crack cocaine and initiate other gang members.
Source: Charleston Gazette Date: February 27, 2005
Schools crack down on gangs (Athens, GA): Training by police is helping the Clarke County School District combat gangs by helping school officials recognize gang behavior and deal with the problem before it gets out of hand, police and school officials said.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: February 27, 2005
Police investigate possible gang shooting (Portland, OR): Portland police responded early Sunday morning to a "shots fired" call in North Portland that authorities believe may have been gang-related.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: February 27, 2005
Gangs use Internet to bang out messages of pride, hate (San Jose, CA): Sal Rojas was working on his computer science degree when he created BrownPride.com to celebrate Latino culture.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: February 27, 2005
Man charged in deputy's shooting (Ramsey County, MN): The Ramsey County attorney's office Friday charged two reputed gang members suspected in the shooting of a deputy sheriff on St. Paul's East Side.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: February 26, 2005
Gang getting more violent (Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN): Twin Cities gang investigators have considered the MODs a violent gang for at least a decade, but they say the shooting of a Ramsey County sheriff's deputy this week by reputed MOD members signals a new level of brutality.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: February 26, 2005
Fairfax aims to thwart gangs (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County kicked off its first gang summit yesterday with an announcement that cable giant Cox Communications will donate $1 million in cash to start after-school clubs for children and an additional $2 million worth of anti-gang public service announcements.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 26, 2005
Standard for gang ID cited (Stanislaus County, CA): Civil rights attorneys asked to see Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department policies and procedures for documenting gang members.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: February 26, 2005
Graffiti has neighbors fuming (Passaic, NJ): Residents of two city neighborhoods are grappling with another spate of vandalism.
Source: Herald News Date: February 26, 2005
Nine held in assault on two students (Sacramento, CA): Nine Sacramento-area gang members have been arrested on suspicion of severely stabbing and beating two West Sacramento High School students, said police Lt. David Farmer.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 26, 2005
Boy, 12, shot in Harlem dispute (Harlem, NY): A 12-year-old boy wounded by gunfire outside the St. Nicholas Houses in Harlem was targeted by the gunman, police said yesterday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: February 26, 2005
Boy, 15, gets two life terms in Fountain Valley shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A Huntington Beach teenager who adopted the moniker "Hitler" when he joined the "Dragon Family Juniors" street gang became one of the youngest defendants in Orange County history to get life in prison.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 26, 2005
Cops: Latin King led plots (Hackensack, NJ): A ranking member of the Latin Kings street gang orchestrated the botched abduction of two low-level drug dealers and the attempted murder of a participant in the plot, authorities charged Friday.
Source: The Record Date: February 26, 2005
Gang strategy sought (West Hartford, CT): Deputy Mayor Art Spada called Friday for a broad offensive against a gang of mostly middle school students that recently raised its profile in town.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: February 26, 2005
Brothers charged in Roosevelt shooting (Roosevelt, NY): With a second arrest this week, Nassau police have charged two brothers in connection with a Roosevelt shooting that detectives think may have been sparked by a Bloods-Crips gang rivalry.
Source: Newsday Date: February 25, 2005
Gang blamed for three shooting deaths in Yakima in a week (Yakima, WA): A man has been arrested in the shooting deaths of a 3-year-old girl and her father, and police said the execution-style killings and a third shooting death this week were the work of a street gang.
Source: The Oregonian Date: February 25, 2005
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