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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.
15-year-old to be tried as an adult (Durham, NC): A 15-year-old boy was allegedly gunned down on a city street earlier this year because he looked at his killer "the wrong way" and the shooting was gang-related, according to evidence presented in juvenile court this week, sources said.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: August 27, 2004
MS-13 gang member stabbed (Leesburg, VA): Police have identified that a man who was stabbed in the forearm with a steak knife in Leesburg Wednesday, Aug. 18, has an affiliation with the MS-13 gang. Leesburg Police Department Lt. Jeff Dube said that Luciano S. Rosales, 28, of Leesburg, was charged with malicious wounding.
Source: Leesburg Today Date: August 26, 2004
Second suspect jailed in killing (Oklahoma City, OK): Police have arrested a second teenager in the Aug. 15 killing of a southwest Oklahoma City man. Joe Y. Sayerwinnie, 19, was arrested on complaints of murder and shooting with intent to kill in connection with the death of Rocky Ruiz, 23.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: August 26, 2004
Anti-loitering law may put move on Somerville gangs (Somerville, MA): Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to sign an anti-loitering bill into law today, making Somerville the first city in the state where police will be allowed to arrest gang members who defy an order to leave a public place.
Source: Boston Herald Date: August 26, 2004
Teen dies after weekend attack at Las Vegas Mall (Las Vegas, NV): A 17-year-old high school student has died after suspected gang members pummeled him with chairs in a weekend attack at an area mall, authorities said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: August 26, 2004
New injunction targets LA's 38th Street gang (Los Angeles, CA): An injunction has been put in place targeting one of the city's oldest street gangs, Police Chief William Bratton and other city officials announced Wednesday. The preliminary injunction against the 38th Street Gang, which dates back to the 1920s, was approved last week by Superior Court Judge David Yaffe.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 26, 2004
Feds giving Peace a grant (Salinas, CA): Two days after U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer toured Salinas and vowed to seek federal money to fund local law enforcement's fight against gangs, U.S. Rep. Sam Farr announced the awarding of a $150,000 grant to Partners for Peace.
Source: The Californian Date: August 26, 2004
Police arrest two suspected Latin Kings members (Vineland, NJ): Police arrested more suspected members of the Latin Kings this week for the first time in five months, when officers thwarted a potentially violent turf war after the street gang showed up unexpectedly in Vineland.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: August 25, 2004
FBI, cops seize 13 more in latest drug sweep (Chicago, IL): Top Chicago FBI and police officials Tuesday announced the arrest of 13 more people in an ongoing joint investigation of illegal narcotics sales in the Humboldt Park neighorhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 25, 2004
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Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: August 25, 2004
Trial starts for man in gang injunction case (Oxnard, CA): A 20-year-old Oxnard man is fighting charges that he violated a gang injunction by staying out past 10 p.m. and associating with gang members.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: August 25, 2004
Prosecutor accuses sisters of supplying gang with heroin (San Antonio, TX): Three sisters supplied members of the Texas Mexican Mafia with a steady stream of black-tar heroin smuggled from Mexico in women's shoes, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: August 25, 2004
Road rage ends in jail (Palmdale, CA): A reputed Palmdale street gang member and his girlfriend were charged in a road rage incident in which the man is accused of shooting at an off-duty sheriff's deputy, officials said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 25, 2004
Anti-gang coordinator aims for root of problem (Loudon County, VA): Loudoun County has hired juvenile probation officer David L. Carver as the coordinator and first full-time employee of the Gang Response Intervention Team (GRIT), a two-year-old program to unify efforts by agencies to keep young people from joining gangs.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 25, 2004
Media blitz leveled at Virginia gangs (Manassas, VA): Northern Virginia's highest-ranking law enforcement officials yesterday introduced their newest weapons in the war on gangs: Brochures, posters and radio and television commercials targeting parents and children.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 25, 2004
West Side, S. Valley sweep nets 16 arrests (Albuquerque, NM) : A multi-agency warrant sweep Friday netted 16 arrests in Bernalillo County's South Valley and Albuquerque's West Side. "I think it went very well. We are gaining momentum in the Weed and Seed program," Albuquerque Police Department Westside Area Command Capt. Conrad Candelaria said.
Source: Albuquerque Journal Date: August 24, 2004
Gang threat's here, but consider signs carefully (Luzerne County, PA): WARY BUT WISE are the guidelines residents should use about the news that gangs are established in the area. If you weren't already street smart to the trend, a story in the Times Leader on Aug. 15 made it clear: The Bloods, Crips and Latin Kings have been confirmed in Luzerne County by local and state police.
Source: Wilkes Barre Times Leader Date: August 24, 2004
Drive-by shooting suspects arraigned (Syracuse, NY): Two Syracuse men accused of being involved in a near-fatal drive-by shooting Sunday were arraigned Monday in City Court. Alvin V. Clarke, 21, of 932 Butternut St., and Jeremiah Donerlson, 21, of 1512 W. Colvin St., were charged with attempted second-degree murder in the shooting of Corey Breland.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: August 24, 2004
Meaner Streets (Buffalo, NY): Gang warfare has returned to Buffalo. When the Bloods spray-painted graffiti on the side of a deli at Woltz Avenue and Sycamore Street that disrespected the Crips, the Crips retaliated, police said. Within days, Crips members fired a barrage of bullets at their rival's home, killing a suspected Blood member and wounding three others.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 22, 2004
Cities see problems as gangs recharge (Little Rock, AR): Nationally, gangs are reclaiming the spotlight with communities across the country going through shock waves similar to the one endured by Little Rock in the early 1990s. The U.S. Department of Justice's National Youth Gang Survey released in April indicated that 42 percent of more than 2,000 cities reported a worsening youth gang problem.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: August 22, 2004
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