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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.
Agency may get county funds (Fort Pierce, FL): Supporters of a social service and crime-fighting endeavor are asking county commissioners for $84,475 to continue rescuing neighborhoods overwhelmed with crime and poverty.
Source: Fort Pierce Tribune Date: July 14, 2004
Crackdown on target (Chicago, IL): More than 50 blue-and-white squad cars roared east on Pershing Road, a small army heading to take control of two neighborhoods on a Chicago summer night. In Englewood and Washington Park, a group of teens tossed a basketball at a milk crate lashed to a plywood backboard, and families stepped onto front porches hoping for a peaceful evening.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 14, 2004
Newman residents dismayed as gang violence hits home (Newman, CA): A gang shooting last weekend has brought city troubles to a little town. "It's shocking to me to hear that there are gangs in this area," said Jen Atherton, 31, who was shopping downtown Tuesday. "It's peaceful, it's a small town," said Atherton, whose family moved to nearby Gustine two months ago from the San Francisco Bay Area
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: July 14, 2004
Anti-gang program guides children (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County fourth- and fifth-graders are taking part in a three-week program that will teach them to say "no" to gangs. The "Get Real About Violence" program at Annandale Terrace Elementary School is the first of its kind in Northern Virginia, where gangs have grown into one of law enforcement's top problems in the past few years.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 14, 2004
Two teens shot at Valley bus stop (Pacoima, CA): Continuing a wave of bloodshed in the northeast San Fernando Valley, two teenagers were shot Tuesday just two blocks from the site of a weekend melee that left one person dead and eight others wounded, officials said. Both teens were expected to survive the afternoon drive-by shooting, with one suffering three gunshot wounds to the leg and the other struck once in the leg.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: July 14, 2004
Baffled by her son's violent death (Boston, MA): The Vietnamese teenager killed Sunday in a South Boston brawl had come to the city for the weekend to visit friends and play basketball, his mother said yesterday at her Medford townhouse. Now, 16-year-old Bang Mai was dead, and his mother, Nhi Tran, fought for composure and fought her anger as she struggled to articulate the myriad emotions she felt in a world suddenly turned upside down.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 14, 2004
Man, woman hurt in park shooting (Lathrop, CA): A man was critically wounded and a woman suffered minor injuries Sunday in what Lathrop Police believe to be a gang-related shooting. Alfredo Manriquez, 18, of Lathrop suffered a shotgun wound to the face and Melissa Mendel, 19, of Stockton suffered minor wounds to her stomach, head and arms in the 9:24 p.m. incident, police said.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald Date: July 13, 2004
Fairfax creates anti-gang panel (Fairfax County, VA) : The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors established a gang prevention council yesterday - the fifth group to take aim at one of the region's fastest-growing public safety threats. The council will join two state-funded anti-gang groups, a Northern Virginia task force and the county police department's 11-member gang unit in combating what Board Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D) described as the "one cloud on the horizon" in Fairfax.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 13, 2004
One arrested in fatal South Boston melee (Boston, MA): City officials and youth workers say they were unaware of escalating tensions between two groups of youths whose recent clashes climaxed on a basketball court on Sunday with a bloody melee that claimed the life of a boy from Medford.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: July 13, 2004
Police suspect Oxnard slaying gang-related (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police were searching Monday for information in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man at a mobile home park. The shooting, which police suspect was gang-related, occurred at the Pleasant Valley Mobile Home Park on East Pleasant Valley Road.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 13, 2004
Warning Signs: Texas Attorney General focuses on diverting children from gang life (Texas): Tami Schroeder keeps busy fielding questions about youth gang activity in Texas. At her office with the Texas Attorney General in Austin, she answers calls from law enforcement agencies, educators and, at times, parents all seeking answers to similar questions: How to prevent children from joining.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: July 13, 2004
Gangs with nowhere to go (San Mateo County, CA): The gang violence hitting the streets of San Mateo is part of a cycle that no one seems prepared to pay for. Across San Mateo County, law enforcement agencies are bumping up patrols and looking for funding to help quell the rise in gang violence. The sudden surge has officials scrambling for funding to aid in intervention techniques.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal Date: July 13, 2004
Gang attack mars family BBQ outing at Dos Reis (San Joaquin County, CA): A shooting incident, described as gang-related, which erupted during a family barbecue outing at Dos Reis Park in Lathrop Sunday is being investigated by San Joaquin County Sheriff's authorities.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: July 13, 2004
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
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