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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.
Police wary of gang resurgence (Pittsburgh, PA): As a former member of a violent Philadelphia drug gang, Richard Garland grows worried when he sees a young black person in Pittsburgh's Hill District wearing a red bandana, the badge of a member of the infamous Bloods street gang.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: July 12, 2004
Man, 43, evades stabbing (Fremont, CA): A 43-year-old man on Sunday in Centerville escaped with only a small cut on his right hand after two gang members attempted to stab him, police said.
Source: The Argus Date: July 12, 2004
Gang payback a big worry (San Fernando Valley, CA): Hoping to avert retaliatory violence, police launched hourly patrols Monday and sent crisis teams into the northeast San Fernando Valley, where one person was killed and 15 were wounded in separate weekend melees.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: July 12, 2004
One person killed, eight injured in LA-area shooting (Los Angeles, CA): One person was killed and eight injured in a shooting outside a home, police said. A 12-year-old boy had a gunshot wound in the arm and was in satisfactory condition, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 12, 2004
Man reports being shot in the hand (Wichita, KS): A 20-year-old man reported that he was shot in the hand early Sunday after a gang-related shooting, Wichita police said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: July 12, 2004
Summer brings increased level of gang activity (Ventura County, CA): The stabbing of a 16-year-old Newbury Park boy, the firebombing of an apartment complex and fresh graffiti are the latest gang-related incidents to hit the Conejo Valley in less than a week. Police believe the firebombing was a retaliation for the stabbing, pitting the two biggest gangs in the Thousand Oaks area against each other.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 11, 2004
Polish festival calm on Saturday (Toledo, OH): The Lagrange Street Polish Festival was quiet Saturday. This was after what appeared to be a gang fight shut down the festival a half-hour early Friday night. Toledo police said two groups of young people flashed gang signs at each other and started to close in.
Source: WTOL 11 News Date: July 11, 2004
Gang graffiti disturbs neighborhood (Lake Hamilton, FL): Every day, before Francine Sing pulls her car into her quiet subdivision, she must first stare at foot after foot of blue spray-painted profanity, gang symbols and other graffiti. Armed with a can of blue spray paint, members of the Hispanic street gang Sur 13 have defaced several areas on the outskirts of Lake Hamilton, including the large concrete wall surrounding Sing's neighborhood, Quail Ridge Point.
Source: The Ledger Date: July 10, 2004
Judge hints gang injunction will be permanent (Ventura County, CA): A Superior Court judge indicated today that he plans to make an injunction against an Oxnard gang permanent, but not before a "full exploration" of the restrictions on the Colonia Chiques.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 9, 2004
Gang of One to get a leader (Charlotte, NC): A Gang of One is looking for a leader. For six months the city's first anti-gang program has relied on volunteers, but it now has funding to hire a full-time director. "We need someone with experience to place volunteers where they will do the most good," Sgt. Beth Boggess of the police department's gang unit said Tuesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: July 9, 2004
House backs new center for U.S. gang crackdown (Washington, DC): The crackdown on violent gangs is poised to go national. By a vote of 397 to 18, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved the creation of a National Gang Intelligence Center. The center, which would be run by the FBI, would centralize the federal effort to fight gangs.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 9, 2004
Police presence boosts Blue Hills security (Kansas City, KS): Intensified patrols and enforcement have focused on crime in a Kansas City neighborhood recently traumatized by a gang rape, police and residents said Thursday. The heightened police action helped arrest 10 of 13 suspected perpetrators in an April 25 sexual assault, helped scatter gang activity in the Blue Hills neighborhood and improved the quality of life for residents there, said Kansas City police Sgt. Brad Lemon at a police board business meeting.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: July 9, 2004
Authorities fear new gang in area (Gwinnett County, GA): The recent brutal beating of a teenager by a crew of gun-toting suspects has authorities wondering if a new gang has entered the county. The group attacked 17-year-old Todd Hulsey in the parking lot of the Norcross-area Brunswick Zone bowling alley at about 1 a.m. last Saturday, according to police reports.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: July 9, 2004
Union: Jail's gang violence is worse (Nassau County, NJ): Two violent incidents at the Nassau County jail over the July Fourth holiday weekend - assaults that Nassau correction officers say were gang-related and left inmates critically injured - are the latest examples that the East Meadow jail's gang problem is worsening, union officers said.
Source: Newsday Date: July 9, 2004
Four teens arrested in gang-related assault (El Paso, TX): The police gang unit arrested four teenage gang members on aggravated assault charges for allegedly beating a 15-year-old boy about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at Grandview Park, 3100 Jefferson in Central El Paso, police said.
Source: El Paso Times Date: July 9, 2004
West Burke officials dealing with youth "gangs" (West Burke, VT): Village trustees just want a little peace and quiet. They say groups of young people are vandalizing property, using foul language and intimidating children in the local park - and it's time to nip the problem in the bud.
Source: WCAX 3 News Date: July 9, 2004
L.A. requires safety measures at cyber cafes (Los Angeles, CA): Worried that cyber cafes are turning into dens of truancy and breeding gang violence, Los Angeles City Council members Wednesday unanimously voted to regulate about 30 businesses where teens and others congregate to use computers. Councilman Dennis Zine, who pushed the proposal, said he acted after a string of shootings at cyber cafes in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 8, 2004
Visalia teen injured in drive-by (Visalia, CA): A 16-year-old was shot in the back Wednesday afternoon during a drive-by shooting along Houston Avenue, but he escaped serious injury. Two teenagers were walking east near Dinuba Boulevard when three people pulled alongside in a four-door, light-brown car with tinted windows.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: July 8, 2004
Gang search yields weapons, drugs (Ventura County, CA): A blind Oxnard man already arrested once for allegedly violating Oxnard's tough new gang injunction has been arrested again after police reported finding guns, knives, drugs and thousands of dollars in cash during a search of his home.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 8, 2004
Police reduce gang violence (Miami, FL): Two years ago, violence rocked Northeast Miami-Dade County during the July 4 weekend. When the dust settled, at least two people were killed and six were wounded during fighting between loosely knit gangs. One of those who died was a 13-year-old boy who police say was an innocent bystander.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: July 8, 2004
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