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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.
Keeping kids out of gangs takes respect, officer says (Lafayette, IN): Though many parents would rather not believe it, the number of gangs and gang members continues to grow in the Lafayette area, according to Lafayette police. Countywide, they number in the hundreds.
Source: Journal and Courier Date: January 21, 2005
East county creates task force to respond to gangs (Multnomah County, OR): East Multnomah County's law enforcement leaders met Thursday and set up the framework for an interagency gang enforcement team that they expect to put on the streets by May 1.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 21, 2005
22 students arrested in gang brawl (Visalia, CA): Twenty-two students were arrested during a gang fight Wednesday at Charter Alternatives Academy School near Visalia.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 21, 2005
Oceanside seeks to coordinate efforts (Oceanside, CA): The City Council hopes to coordinate all the various efforts to thwart gang activity here so they're more effective.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 21, 2005
House Republicans propose ban on gang-related clothing (Richmond, VA): House Republicans want to give school districts authority to ban gang-related clothing from Virginia’s public schools on a case-by-case basis.
Source: Lynchburg News and Advance Date: January 21, 2005
Man, 20, shot to death in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 20-year-old Santa Ana man was fatally shot Wednesday while walking alone on a street, Sgt. Carlos Rojas said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 20, 2005
Lawmakers want tougher gang laws (North Carolina): State lawmakers want to make life tougher for gang members. They also hope to help cities and towns keep kids away from street gangs.
Source: News 14 Carolina Date: January 20, 2005
‘04 gang stats released by police agencies (Loudoun County, VA): There were at least 172 crimes committed by gang members in Loudoun County in 2004, according to figures released by the Leesburg Police Department and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Leesburg Today Date: January 20, 2005
Gang measures come with price (North Carolina): State lawmakers on a special gang prevention committee recommended Wednesday a package of stiff penalties and prevention grants to tackle the growing problem. But the proposals carry a heavy price tag.
Source: The News & Observer Date: January 20, 2005
Chief: Gang activity negligible (Elk Grove, CA): Elk Grove, the site of a recent drive-by shooting, is avoiding the volume of gang activity that plagues other areas of the county, Police Chief Bob Simmons said Monday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 20, 2005
Gang turf spreads to Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): A shrine of flowers and candles in the gritty Roseland neighborhood of Santa Rosa marks the site where 16-year-old Rogelio Bautista was shot to death in a gang rumble on New Year's Eve.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 20, 2005
Gang sweep nets 42 arrests (Dover, FL): Forty-two people, most of them alleged members of rival gangs in eastern Hillsborough, have been arrested on illegal drugs and firearms trafficking charges as part of a crackdown on illegal gangs, the Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: January 20, 2005
Tennis shoes tied to gang activity (Durham, NC): Duke Power and the police department will meet today to talk about removing gang symbols from Durham's streets - tennis shoes looped over power lines.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: January 20, 2005
Five teens are arrested in gang-related attack (Ventura, CA): Five teenage boys were arrested Wednesday in connection with a gang-related assault reported in Ventura last week, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: January 20, 2005
Gun-trafficking suspect turns himself in at hearing (Knoxville, TN): A second man accused in a federal conspiracy case of being a gunrunner for a notorious Chicago street gang surrendered Tuesday to authorities.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: January 19, 2005
Gang member's defense: Courts let him go too often (Onondaga County, NY): If Onondaga County prosecutors had been tougher on Karo Brown over the years, he might not be facing up to life in prison in federal court, his lawyer claims.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: January 19, 2005
N.C. gang prevention committee approves recommendations (North Carolina): Gang members could face longer sentences under legislation recommended Wednesday to the General Assembly by a panel that also wants $20 million for gang prevention.
Source: The Wilmington Star Date: January 19, 2005
Elgin trio charged in gang slaying (Elgin, IL): Two young men and a boy from Elgin have been arrested in the weekend gang killing of a teen in Chicago, police said Tuesday.
Source: Daily Herald Date: January 19, 2005
Community activists promote education on Eastside (Los Angeles, CA): In the slightly cramped rainbow-hued storefront on busy Whittier Boulevard in Boyle Heights, the student leaders of InnerCity Struggle talked about their victories: How they won key changes in the tardy policy at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 19, 2005
Police: Asian gang targeted officer: An off-duty Somerville police officer was probably targeted by four Asian gang members and beaten in a city bar Saturday night, police said yesterday. The officer, whose name was not released, is recovering at home.
Source: Boston Herald Date: January 18, 2005
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