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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.
Probe links gang to slayings (Raleigh, NC): At least two suspects in a drug-related double homicide last month have ties to Mara Salvatrucha, a street gang with roots in El Salvador that is increasingly regarded as a violent presence in many U.S. cities, police said.
Source: The News & Observer Date: February 13, 2005
Murder trial offers rare look at MS-13 (Prince George's County, MD): A murder trial in Prince George's Circuit Court two weeks ago, in which a young Suitland man was convicted of first-degree murder, offered an unusual glimpse into a Latino gang that officials say is responsible for an increasing amount of violence in the Washington area
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 13, 2005
Ex-gangsters get rid of tattoos (Valencia, CA): A laser beam crackles over an ink mark at Dr. Bernard Raskin's cosmetic-surgery office, and another piece of his young patient's gang-afflicted past fades.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: February 13, 2005
Teen who shunned (Bronx, NY): A star athlete at a Bronx high school was lured out of his house and gunned down Friday night after years of refusing to join a gang of local thugs, his heartbroken friends and cops said yesterday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: February 13, 2005
Car fire may be gang-related (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating an overnight fire they say may be gang related.
Source: News 14 Carolina Date: February 13, 2005
Gang presence felt at Delta Correctional Center (Delta, CO): Gang presence may be in decline on the streets of Delta, Olathe and Montrose, but not at the Delta Correctional Center, where an estimated 120 gang members are currently housed in a minimum-security setting without fences.
Source: Grand Junction Sentinel Date: February 13, 2005
Teen violence prompts community response (Norwalk, CT): Last month's killing of a city teenager - who was shot three weeks after gunfire injured another high school student - has spurred community and school leaders to speak out about teen violence.
Source: Stamford Advocate Date: February 13, 2005
Two suspected gang combatants arrested on unrelated charges (Orland, CA): Police said two people who may have participated in a gang fight have been arrested on unrelated charges. One is a 16-year-old male arrested Thursday morning at Orland High School for possession of a knife.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: February 12, 2005
County prosecutor creates gang unit (Mercer County, NJ): As shocking incidents of gang-related violence rattle the region, the Mercer County prosecutor has created a special unit to focus on ferreting out and prosecuting suspects implicated in the growing list of crimes.
Source: The Times Date: February 12, 2005
Schools see drug link in expulsions (Appleton, WI): A four-year look at Appleton Area School District expulsions and voluntary withdrawals, shows 71 percent of these students leave school for drug-related offenses.
Source: The Post-Crescent Date: February 12, 2005
Pomona to review gang plan (Pomona, CA): Nearly a year after a 16-year-old boy shot and killed a law enforcement officer to impress a street gang, the city will review a plan for solving the problem of youth violence.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: February 12, 2005
Drug bust breaks up 'Gambinos' street gang (Cleveland, OH): They called themselves the Gambinos, a street gang that authorities say peddled cocaine and terror through the Morris Black Housing Project on the East Side.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: February 12, 2005
24 illegal immigrants nabbed in federal operation (Chicago, IL): Two dozen illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds could be deported or prosecuted after their arrests this week by federal authorities and suburban police, officials said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 11, 2005
Joint investigation exposing Winnemucca gang activity (Winnemucca, NV): A taste of big city crime has come to sleepy Winnemucca, where a joint effort by law enforcement officials has turned up evidence of drug-fueled gang activity.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: February 11, 2005
Officials think gang recruitment was isolated case (Brooksville, FL): The recent arrest of a 21-year-old Spring Hill man on charges he branded crosses onto school-aged children in an effort to recruit them into a gang might have parents wondering if there is a gang problem in Hernando County.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: February 11, 2005
Cops: Salem teen fatally shot in Lynn `ran' with gangs (Lynn, MA): A Salem teenager who was shot to death in Lynn Wednesday was well known to North Shore police and associated with Lynn gangbangers who are being eyed in connection with his murder, sources said.
Source: Boston Herald Date: February 11, 2005
Judge gives unrepentant gang boss 40 years in prison (Syracuse, NY): A man accused of running one of the city's most notorious street gangs will spend 40 years in prison. Sentencing guidelines called for U.S. District Judge Norman Mordue to sentence Karo Brown to 30 years in federal prison.
Source: Newsday Date: February 11, 2005
Graffiti war erupts into gang violence (Orland, CA): Police here did what they could to keep a graffiti war between rival gangs from escalating to violence, but on Wednesday it did.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: February 11, 2005
State Rep. to sponsor gang prevention bill (Greeneville, SC): Police said Thursday that the 19 men involved in the "rehabbing" incidents where alleged drug dealers were beaten will be charged with lynching. South Carolina doesn't have a specific state law to prosecute gang violence, so state Rep. Bob Leach said he is sponsoring one.
Source: WYFF 4 News Date: February 10, 2005
Five arrested in St. John's gang crackdown (Portland, OR): Police raided five homes and apartments in a section of North Portland early Thursday in a crackdown on gang activity, seizing three illegal guns and arresting five people on charges ranging from gun violations to attempted murder.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: February 10, 2005
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