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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.
Parents insist son wasn't gang member (Indianapolis, IN): Anita Ortiz sat in her former husband's living room Monday, holding her head and mourning the death of her 18-year-old son.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: March 1, 2005
Cops: Gang member ordered killing (Trenton, NJ): Latin Kings top gun Jose "Boom Bat" Negrete, whom police suspect of ordering the assassination of Latin Queen Jeri Lynn Dotson, claimed just 10 days ago that he and his organization abhor the gang label, even saying that the organization sought peace, not violence.
Source: The Trentonian Date: March 1, 2005
Gangs, incendiary device suspected in house fire (Rockford, IL): Police believe a street gang is responsible for a firebombing that destroyed a house in the 900 block of Sanford Street shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: March 1, 2005
Four held in gang-linked Yakima killings (Yakima, WA): Four people are being held in what police described as a gang-related killing that apparently stemmed from a case of mistaken identity based on a Washington State sweatshirt.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: March 1, 2005
Full-blown war by Hmong gangs alarms police (Sacramento, CA): Deputy Ed Yee leaned his elbows on a patrol car just yards from the dead man's bullet-riddled car, plugging a finger in his right ear so he could hear a colleague on his cell phone describe the victim's gang history.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 28, 2005
Oxnard gang injunction debated as trial nears (Oxnard, CA): Crude scrawlings in acid have destroyed the front windows at The Pinata's Fabrics, a discount fabric store on Saviers Road in Oxnard.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: February 28, 2005
Police arrest alleged gang chief, underlings (Trenton, NJ): The alleged leader of the city's Latin Kings street gang and eight males who police believe are gang henchmen were arrested yesterday afternoon for the August murder of a city woman who witnessed the gang's attempted hit of a rival.
Source: The Times Date: February 28, 2005
Breaking the gangs down (Rochester, NY): Paul McFadden was only 11 when he joined a gang. At first, he thought of it as a brotherhood, a haven from his chaotic, impoverished home on the city's West Side. "I just wanted to belong," he said.
Source: The New York Times Date: February 28, 2005
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
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