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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.
Socorro incidents spark worries of increased gang activity (Socorro, TX): A recent flare-up in gang-related violence in Socorro has police concerned even as they search for a suspected gang member who allegedly broke the back of a man he deliberately ran over with a car last week.
Source: El Paso Times Date: February 22, 2005
Gang warfare may be to blame (North Philadelphia, PA): There's new information tonight about a triple murder in North Philadelphia that happened on Friday. Police say they may have found a motive behind the deaths of two young men, and a grandmother.
Source: WPVI 6 News Date: February 21, 2005
Man, 22, charged in bus slaying (Milwaukee, WS): A 22-year-old man was charged Monday with first-degree reckless homicide in connection with the fatal shooting of an innocent passenger on a Milwaukee County Transit System bus last week.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: February 21, 2005
Lecture confronts female gang myths (Columbus, OH): A researcher with extensive insight into the female gang culture gave a presentation Thursday in the Multicultural Center that aimed to debunk common myths about gangs.
Source: The Lantern Date: February 21, 2005
Anti-gang crackdown spurs plan for wider efforts (San Bernardino County, CA): An anti-gang crackdown in the High Desert has triggered more than 141 criminal prosecutions during the past 4½ months and is the template for an impending San Bernardino County battle against gang violence, officials say.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: February 21, 2005
Motorist slain at stoplight (Sacramento, CA): A 23-year-old Marysville man was gunned down in broad daylight while sitting in his car at a busy south Sacramento intersection Sunday in what a sheriff's spokesman called an "execution."
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 21, 2005
Tougher ordinances fail to stop graffiti in Reno area (Reno, NV): Officials say a major wave of graffiti tagging has hit the Reno area this winter, and they're considering what to do next to stop the problem.
Source: KRNV News 4 Date: February 21, 2005
Police search for Lodi man in street attack that killed teen (Bergen COunty, NJ): Detectives on Sunday night were searching for a Lodi man - considered armed and dangerous - who was charged with shooting a Hasbrouck Heights teenager to death during an alleged drug deal.
Source: The Record Date: February 21, 2005
Two arrested after gang-related fight (Thousand Oaks, CA): A Moorpark man and a juvenile from Newbury Park were arrested last week after allegedly assaulting another juvenile in a gang-related fight, Thousand Oaks police officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: February 20, 2005
Wannabes, not gangs, cause concern for police and schools (Birmingham, AL): Youth gangs in the Birmingham area exist largely in the imaginations of young people, wannabes who bolster their image among peers by claiming allegiance to groups such as the Bloods, Crips or Disciples.
Source: The Birmingham News Date: February 20, 2005
Couple beaten by subway gang (New York, NY): A Brooklyn woman was released from the hospital yesterday after she and her boyfriend were randomly jumped by a gang outside the Union Square subway station Friday night, police said.
Source: Newsday Date: February 20, 2005
Gang slay of student baffles (Queens, NY): A Santa hat. A pool of blood in a Queens driveway. A gang that has seemingly disappeared.
Source: New York Daily News Date: February 20, 2005
Man held as gang suspect (Brooksville, FL): A second man suspected of being a gang member is being held at Hernando County Jail on charges he tried to recruit teens to the Folk Nation alliance and encouraged them to burglarize a Spring Hill home last year.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: February 19, 2005
Council's anti-gang panel begins work (Los Angeles, CA): A new Los Angeles City Council anti-gang committee met for the first time Friday, hoping to tackle an issue that has bedeviled the city for years.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 19, 2005
Three Salinas gang members arrested for auto theft (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department reports that three admitted gang members were arrested Thursday morning for allegedly stealing a vehicle from Gonzales.
Source: KPIX Channel 5 News Date: February 18, 2005
Kleis: Keep division of gang, drug task forces (St. Cloud, MN): Minnesota's statewide effort to deter illegal gang activity would receive $3 million in the next two years and probably wouldn't merge with another task force, if a bill introduced Thursday by Sen. Dave Kleis, R-St. Cloud, becomes law.
Source: St. Cloud Times Date: February 18, 2005
Long Island city drug sting rounds up 37 suspects (Long Island, NY): The drug dealing started every day at 7 a.m., the police said, and was centered in a shopping area known as the Hill, at the heart of the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City.
Source: The New York Times Date: February 18, 2005
S.B. County gets $100,000 for anti-gang program (San Bernardino County, CA): In 1997, Ontario's west side was a tough neighborhood with a bad reputation. Gangs controlled entire areas, and various officials decided to try something different - GRIP, the Gang Risk Intervention Program.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: February 18, 2005
Alleged gang member charged in threat, assault (Price Township, PA): A Price Township resident who claimed he was a member of the Bloods street gang was arrested Tuesday after he threatened to shoot a New York City corrections officer, police said.
Source: The Morning Call Date: February 17, 2005
NM house approves longer sentences for gang crimes (Santa Fe, NM): A proposal to increase prison sentences for gang-related crimes was approved unanimously by the House on Thursday.
Source: The New Mexican Date: February 17, 2005
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