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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.
Ludlow seeks tax hike to fund anti-gang projects (Los Angeles, CA): Calling gang violence the No. 1 issue in his district, Los Angeles Councilman Martin Ludlow said he planned to introduce a ballot measure today to raise about $30 million a year for anti-gang programs.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 14, 2005
Sheriff declares 'war' on gangs (Dover, FL): Dover is home to four rival gangs, including the Dover Locos, one of two east Hillsborough gangs on a state Department of Corrections watch list. The other is Wimauma's Black Angels gang. The most notorious of the Dover gangs may be Sur 13, an offspring of a Southern California gang.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: January 14, 2005
Harford unveils effort to combat gang activity (Harford County, MD) : Harford County officials unveiled a three-month campaign yesterday to squelch gang activity, a week after a second suspect was arrested in what police believe was the fatal gang-related shooting of an Edgewood taxi driver.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: January 13, 2005
Flaherty: Eastie gang poses threat to LNGs in harbor (Boston, MA): City Council President Michael Flaherty said he is taking the concerns East Boston residents have about a link between ruthless street gang MS-13 and al-Qaeda terrorists seriously, given the proximity the neighborhood has to passing LNG tankers.
Source: Boston Herald Date: January 13, 2005
Police see increase in neighborhood gang activity (Stamford, CT): Gang activity is rising and more high school students may be bringing weapons to school, Assistant Police Chief John Geter said yesterday at a special meeting of the city's Police Commission.
Source: Stamford Advocate Date: January 13, 2005
Teen is Durham's first slaying victim of '05 (Durham, NC): An argument between two groups of teenagers led to the shooting death of a Durham teen in the parking lot of a North Roxboro Road business near East Club Boulevard Tuesday night.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: January 12, 2005
Cops ID victim in Thurston area shooting (Thurston, NY): Rochester police have identified a man shot in broad daylight Tuesday on a city street where the department launched an anti-violence strategy two years ago.
Source: Democrat and Chronicle Date: January 12, 2005
Man killed in alleged gang-related shooting (La Puente, CA): A man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting Wednesday during broad daylight on a main thoroughfare in La Puente, closing down the street in both directions for hours, authorities said.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: January 12, 2005
Asselta asks for inquiries into prisons (Leesburg, NJ): Sen. Nicholas Asselta on Tuesday called for legislative hearings into what started a New Year's Day riot at Bayside State Prison and what can be done to prevent similar violence.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: January 12, 2005
Teen injured in Salinas shooting (Salinas, CA): A 17-year-old boy was wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday in Salinas, which police said was gang-related.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 12, 2005
'Killer' Bronx gang busted (Bronx, NY): A bloodthirsty gang of criminals allegedly responsible for three killings and more than 100 home invasions has been busted by the NYPD and feds, police said yesterday.
Source: New York Post Date: January 12, 2005
Gang suspected in teen's death (Houston, TX): A teenager shot to death while walking home from school with some friends Tuesday was identified as Luis Antonio Vidales, 14, of the 11500 block of Gladefield, police said. Police indicated Tuesday the shooting may have been gang-related.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: January 12, 2005
Princeton Borough fight shows gang overtones (Princeton Borough, NJ): A street fight erupted in broad daylight in normally sedate downtown Princeton yesterday between groups of black and Hispanic teenagers as young as 13, some wielding knives and sticks.
Source: The Times Date: January 12, 2005
Leaders discuss local gangs at meeting (Chester, SC): There are a dozen youth gangs in Chester - two are female gangs, one gang has more than 20 members, and the youngest gang member is 10, a local police officer told a concerned group of residents Tuesday.
Source: The Herald Date: January 12, 2005
S.A. homicides increase over 10 percent (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio homicides rose just over 10 percent last year, an increase that authorities attributed to increased organized gang activity. The 2004 total was 95, up from 86 homicides in 2003.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: January 12, 2005
Rockland DA starts gang unit (Rockland, NY): Organized street gangs that deal drugs and commit violent crimes will be targeted by a new special unit of the Rockland District Attorney's Office.
Source: The Journal News Date: January 11, 2005
Cops suspect gang link to teen shooting (San Rafael, CA): The shooting of two teenagers Sunday in San Rafael appears to be a gang-related attack, police said yesterday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: January 11, 2005
Official: Judge clears way for Haitian gang leader's removal (Miami, FL): A Haitian street gang leader who helped lead the rebellion that forced Haiti's President Jean-Bertrand Aristide out of power is set to be deported, immigration officials said.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: January 11, 2005
Gang-related graffiti identified in borough (Princeton Borough, NJ): Graffiti that recently popped up on fence outside a Witherspoon Street mixed-use building in Princeton Borough has gang connotations. Princeton Borough Police Lt. Dennis McManimon said police officers took photos of the graffiti and sent the images to the New Jersey State Police Street Gang Unit for analysis.
Source: Princeton Packet Date: January 11, 2005
Witness describes Saturday's fatal fight possibly between gangs (Rapid City, SD): A weekend murder and assault in North Rapid City leave police searching for several suspects. A witness tells KOTA Territory News the violent fight Saturday night is only one of many gang fights that occur near his apartment complex.
Source: KOTA Territory News Date: January 11, 2005
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