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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.
Everett plans expanded use of beat patrols (Everett, MA): Police officers in Everett are turning to an old-fashioned law enforcement tool to help stem a growing problem with gang activity: the beat cop. With the support of both the mayor's office and the Everett City Council, Police Chief Steven Mazzie is working to expand the number of walking patrols on city streets.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 1, 2004
Drug agent tracks gang culture in Lake Worth (Lake Worth, FL): Cruising his city's back streets in an unmarked SUV, agent Brian Hermanson spots his quarry in the most dilapidated parts of town, hits the brakes and gets out for a closer look. He never has to search long for what he seeks: blue and red graffiti, the musings and declarations of an entire underworld in a city teeming with street gangs.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: August 1, 2004
One dead, five wounded as shots fly in Rockaway (Rockaway, NJ): A party in a Far Rockaway park turned bloody last night when a fight broke out among two of the more than 1,000 partygoers — leaving one man dead and five teens with gunshot wounds, police and witnesses said.
Source: New York Post Date: August 1, 2004
Police arrest confirmed gang member (Spokane, WA) : Spokane Police have arrested a confirmed gang member, who was packing around the type of guns used by soldiers in the Middle East.
Source: KXLY News Date: July 31, 2004
Sentence is the first on gang injunction (Ventura County, CA): A 20-year-old Oxnard man has become the first member of the Colonia Chiques gang to be sentenced under a controversial court order, Ventura County authorities said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 31, 2004
Shooter kills girl, 16, wounds 3 others in West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL): Summer nights were made for basketball in Angel Brooks' neighborhood, and the 16-year-old athlete was no stranger to the courts. She competed against boys and had big dreams. "She said, 'I'm a play pro-basketball, and I'm a buy you a car and a house,'" remembered Geraldine Gibbs, her grandmother.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: July 31, 2004
Gang threat puts officers on alert (Camden, NJ): A West Coast street gang known for its violent and predatory behavior appears to be active in Camden, law enforcement officials say. Police investigations into gang and drug activity in New Jersey have confirmed the presence of The Bloods in Camden.
Source: Courier-Post Date: July 30, 2004
Fitchburg's gang problem grows (Fitchburg, MA): Police blame a recent shooting that wounded three men on retaliation for a gang-related slaying last month in this central Massachusetts town of 39,000. No one has been arrested in connection with either incident, and Police Chief Edward Cronin said he is concerned about what he called a troubling spike in violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 30, 2004
Two hurt in possible gang shooting (Portland, OR): A man and a teenage boy were injured Thursday night in what appears to be a gang shooting, Portland police said. The 20-year-old man and the 17-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries to their lower backs and were being treated at Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 30, 2004
Doing Something About Crime: Gang members told to change or else (Tulsa, OK): A group of gangbangers sat stone-faced in an auditorium Wednesday and received an ultimatum: Stop committing crime, or you will die or go to prison. These were just a few tough lessons of their intervention.
Source: Tulsa World Date: July 29, 2004
Youth changes mind, pleas on machete attack (Fairfax County, VA): Hayner R. Flores, an alleged gang member accused of hacking a Fairfax County teenager's hands with a machete, came to court yesterday prepared to admit that he wielded the weapon -- but not that the crime was connected to the violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 29, 2004
The Immigrant Gang Plague (California): Before immigration optimists issue another rosy prognosis for America’s multicultural future, they might visit Belmont High School in Los Angeles’s overwhelmingly Hispanic, gang-ridden Rampart district. "Upward and onward" is not a phrase that comes to mind when speaking to the first- and second-generation immigrant teens milling around the school this January.
Source: City Journal Date: July 29, 2004
Pupils reach out to peers with anti-gang video (Waukegan, IL): As a Waukegan police officer led two young men away in handcuffs, the cameras stopped rolling long enough for producer Laurie Fried to yell at the purported gang members: "Stop smiling!" The gang fight and subsequent arrests in a field outside Webster Middle School were fake, staged by preteens Tuesday as part of a program aimed at helping Latino children who speak little English and come from low-income backgrounds.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 28, 2004
Son of anti-gang worker seriously hurt in shooting (Santa Cruz, CA): Seaside resident Perry Crouch has spent 20 years working to quell gang violence through prayer, politics and persuasion. He has garnered accolades and attention while counseling some of Southern California's toughest gangsters on conflict mediation. Now the violence he has tried to eradicate has gripped his own family.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 28, 2004
Camera becomes weapon against thugs and drugs (Independence, OR): In the film, teenage gang members deal drugs and carry guns. And most of them die. Francisco Vega hopes that young people who watch his short film will connect with the characters and realize that gang life is not as glorious as it sometimes is depicted in mainstream movies.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: July 28, 2004
Newsletter exploring gang issues goes to press (Burke, VA): As a result of earlier meetings addressing gang activity in the Braddock District, Supervisor Sharon Bulova (D-Braddock) and a newly established Outreach Material Committee are going one step further and producing an informational newsletter addressing the issue.
Source: Burke Connection Date: July 28, 2004
Gang signs rising (Roxboro, NC): According to Roxboro police Capt. M.A. (Tony) Kirby, people often refer to members of gangs as wannabes since many reportedly become affiliated with gangs due to low self-esteem. "I always say that a wannabe is a gonnabe," Kirby said Tuesday.
Source: The Courier-Times Date: July 28, 2004
Alleged gang fight ends with gunfire (Sterling, VA): Shots were fired Monday morning on North Sycamore Road in Sterling in what sheriff’s office investigators believe might be a gang-related incident.
Source: Leesburg Today Date: July 28, 2004
Student code addresses problem of gang activity (Richmond County, GA): Gang activity gets its own section in the proposed Student Code of Conduct expected to pass at tonight's meeting of the Richmond County Board of Education. The section spells out how schools can determine gang membership and identify the organizations so they can ban their activity and clothing on campus.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: July 27, 2004
Suspects eyed in gang shooting (Fitchburg, MA): Police have several suspects in connection with Saturday's gang-related shooting that left three people injured on Blossom Street, according to Police Chief Edward F. Cronin. The chief, however, would not release names of suspects and said arrests are not imminent.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: July 27, 2004
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