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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.
N.Y. using terrorism law to prosecute street gang (Bronx, NY): The newest face of an alleged terrorist wears a goatee, stands about five feet tall, dresses in baggy clothes and resides in the Bronx.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 1, 2005
Man accused of recruiting for gang, child abuse (Hernando County, FL): A 21-year-old man was being held at the Hernando County Jail on Monday after he was accused of using a knife to initiate teenage members into a reputed street gang.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: February 1, 2005
Panel aims to bolster laws on gang violence (Boston, MA): The Legislature's Public Safety Committee will call today for a strengthened campaign to combat gang violence, which is blamed in part for last year's dramatic rise in homicides in Boston, and which officials fear will lead to a surge in crime across the state.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: February 1, 2005
Glouco launches anti-gang program (Glassboro, NJ): New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey and Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton helped launch a pilot anti-gang, after-school program Monday.
Source: Courier-Post Date: February 1, 2005
Gangs vs. guards: Violence is a right of passage (Cumberland County, NJ): Behind the razor wire and electric fences of Cumberland County's prisons inmates and corrections officers maintain a delicate, potentially dangerous balance.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: January 31, 2005
County schools tackle gangs (Shelby County, TN): In the cafeteria of Schilling Farms Middle School in Collierville, rows of fresh-faced, polite kids listen intently as Dist. Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons spells it out: If you join a gang and commit violent crime, you'll be prosecuted as an adult.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: January 31, 2005
16-year-old boy avoids life-threatening (Salt Lake City, UT): A 16-year-old boy was stabbed seven times in the chest Sunday morning but authorities said he didn't suffer any life-threatening injuries.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 31, 2005
88 arrests made In Stanislaus gang crackdown (Stanislaus County, CA) : A joint task force in Stanislaus County has wrapped up a massive crackdown on gangs. Officials said Sunday that during the past eight days, the task force made 88 felony and misdemeanor arrests.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: January 31, 2005
City gets funds to help combat gang activity (Bristol, VA): Bristol hasn't had a gang problem for years, and the police want to keep it that way. Bristol will get $15,000 this spring for gang prevention.
Source: Bristol Herald Courier Date: January 31, 2005
Nampa man killed in shooting (Nampa, ID): Police are looking for three men in connection with the killing of a 25-year-old Nampa man Sunday afternoon in a region of southwestern Idaho that's been wracked by gang violence for months.
Source: Casper Star-Tribune Date: January 31, 2005
Police arrest gang member (Waterville, ME): Police say they arrested a high-ranking member of a New York City street gang who is among the most wanted in New York's Queens County.
Source: Portland Press Herald Date: January 30, 2005
Stamford police address potential gang threat (Stamford, CT): Gang activity in Stamford is mostly limited to small, disorganized groups of neighborhood teens who take the names of national gangs to boost their reputation, local experts and police said last week.
Source: Stamford Advocate Date: January 30, 2005
T.O. police suspect trio robbed boy (Thousand Oaks, CA): Three men were arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and gang-related activity Friday, according to the Thousand Oaks Police Department Gang Unit.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: January 30, 2005
Red vs. blue: Longtime battle has migrated to north state (California): Police Sgt. Eric Reichel is a leading expert on gangs and gang culture in California. The subject piqued his interest years ago when he was teaching at a local high school.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: January 30, 2005
Residents voice fears at forum on gang growth (Loudon County, VA): Residents expressed concern at a forum Thursday night that the tide of people moving into Loudoun County was also bringing gangs and gang-related crime.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 30, 2005
Man held in death of Maywood teen (Maywood, IL): A Bellwood man was charged Saturday in the shooting death of a Maywood teenager.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 30, 2005
Pacific Islanders get tips on avoiding gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): Brandon Fiame is a 14-year-old from Salt Lake City. He could have gone to a basketball game Saturday, but he spent his morning and afternoon at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center learning how to avoid joining a gang.
Source: Deseret News Date: January 30, 2005
Gangs' deadly reach growing younger (Fairfax County, VA): Johnny and Luzmila Campos fled their Arlington apartment five years ago after their eldest son was recruited by a violent Latino gang. They had high hopes for a quiet life in Fairfax County when they moved into a tiny rambler on Sheldon Drive.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 30, 2005
Graffiti busting uphill task (Santa Clarita, CA): An increase in graffiti in the last couple of months, particularly in Canyon Country and Newhall neighborhoods, is keeping volunteer removal teams busy and sheriff's gang units on alert, authorities said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 30, 2005
Public help sought in finding fugitive (San Diego, CA): The FBI is asking the public for help in finding a fugitive wanted in connection with drug sales after he eluded a law-enforcement roundup of suspected members of the Mexican Mafia.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 29, 2005
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