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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.
Mother: Drive-by shooting victim is not in a gang (Fitchburg, MA): The mother of a teenager who was shot in a drive-by assault Saturday doesn't know why her son was a target, or who shot him, but she does know he is not in a gang.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise Date: July 26, 2004
Gang colors reappear in city (Pittsburgh, PA): When gangs arrived in Pittsburgh a decade ago, flashing hand signals, wearing colorful bandannas and carrying out organized crimes, police were caught flat-footed.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: July 25, 2004
Toddler, 3 adults hurt in drive-by (Hazel Crest, IL): A toddler was grazed by a bullet and three other people also were injured in a drive-by shooting at a south suburban Hazel Crest home early Saturday, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 25, 2004
'I wanted a name. I wanted to be a gangster.' (Syracuse, NY) : Boot Camp street gang members had their own way of swearing an oath. "Word to Cav," they'd say with their hands over their hearts. The reference was to Tyree "Caviar" Allen, the original Boot Camp gangster who was killed in a car crash in 1996.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: July 25, 2004
Group of graffitists can be called gang (San Francisco, CA): Three or more people who get together to deface a community with graffiti can be prosecuted and punished as gang members, even if they never damage anything but a building, a state appeals court has ruled.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: July 24, 2004
Area law enforcement conducts operation to identify gang members (Belen, NM): It's not uncommon for police to see a rise in criminal activity during the summer months. But, lately, police in Belen have noticed that some of that crime is connected to gang activity.
Source: Valencia County News-Bulletin Date: July 24, 2004
Gang activity behind graffiti (Sterling, IL): Police believe gang activity is behind a series of spray-painted graffiti in the west end of town.
Source: Sauk Valley Newspapers Date: July 23, 2004
Police say arrests linked to drug ring (Bloomington, IL): Bloomington Police say a monthlong investigation has stamped out a drug-dealing operation in which three street gangs collaborated to sell crack cocaine. The investigation dubbed Operation Market Place produced eight arrests Wednesday night.
Source: The Pantagraph Date: July 23, 2004
Highway shooting linked to rivalry (Santa Cruz County, CA): A rivalry between young people from Seaside and Salinas was probably the root of a highway shooting that put three Seaside men in the hospital, Santa Cruz County authorities said Thursday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 23, 2004
Stray shot wounds West Phila. boy (Philadelphia, PA): A 9-year-old boy sitting on a front step of a house in West Philadelphia was shot in the knee yesterday when two cars full of people tore up the street, shooting at each other.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News Date: July 23, 2004
Wolf uses his clout against gangs' fury (Northern Virginia): Rep. Frank R. Wolf has traveled the world for two decades trying to stop human atrocities, including attacks by machete-wielding rebels in Sierra Leone who would cut off arms and legs. Now he is trying to stop machete-wielding gang members in his own back yard of Northern Virginia.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 22, 2004
Kerry promises urban aid (Detroit, MI): John F. Kerry, under fire from some African Americans for appearing detached from their concerns and community, promised Thursday that he would seek new government spending to combat gang violence and rising unemployment in urban areas.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 22, 2004
State inmates injured in Colorado prison riot (Olney Springs, CO): Several hundred inmates set fires and attacked their cellmates at a privately run prison in southern Colorado early yesterday, leaving more than a dozen people injured, authorities said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: July 22, 2004
Boot camp made film of trip (Syracuse, NY): When Boot Camp went on vacation from the street gang life in Syracuse last year, its members made a highlight film. Clips from the videotape of the trip to Miami and Virginia Beach were played Wednesday in U.S. District Court, where alleged gang leader Karo Brown is being tried on racketeering charges.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: July 22, 2004
Mean streets once again: Gang activity surging (Tulsa, OK): A decade after police crackdowns on drug gangs helped lead to historically low crime rates in cities across the nation, gangs suddenly are re-emerging in waves of violence that have jolted officials in Tulsa, the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., and many other communities well beyond the groups' traditional big-city bases.
Source: USA Today Date: July 21, 2004
Stopping gang menace requires coordinated plan (San Bernardino County, CA): Gang homicides in San Bernardino County were up 25 percent in 2003 over the year before - and 70 percent since 2001. So says a report from a county task force. Those numbers are preliminary, the county's Gangs and Drugs Task Force stresses, but the challenge they present to the county is clear.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: July 21, 2004
Gang dispute leads to shooting of three (Providence, RI): The police say a spat between two Asian gangs led to a drive-by shooting that injured three people Saturday night.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: July 21, 2004
Two hurt in Fremont shooting (Fremont, CA): Police on Monday were investigating a drive-by shooting with possible gang ties after three gunmen fired numerous times into a crowded garage and wounded two people at a party early Sunday morning.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: July 20, 2004
Police still searching for suspect in slaying (Reno, NV): Police continued the search Monday for a suspect in the eighth murder committed in Reno this year and said it was gang-related.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: July 20, 2004
Palm Beach County officials focus on gang activity after drive-by shooting (Palm Beach County, FL): Palm Beach County leaders are pledging to confront an increasing problem with street gangs, marked by last week's killing of a 14-year-old Lake Worth boy in a drive-by shooting.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: July 20, 2004
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