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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.
County revives anti-gang unit (San Bernardino County, CA): Steadily rising gang crime is spurring all of the county's police agencies to resurrect an anti-gang task force called SMASH.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: November 25, 2004
Man, 20, charged in Lake Worth violence (Lake Worth, FL): A Lake Worth gang leader allegedly involved in the shooting of three people this summer was charged Wednesday morning, according to police.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: November 25, 2004
Drug cartel targets agents (Texas): A band of Mexican army deserters that smuggles illicit drugs into the United States across the southern Texas border has offered bounties of up to $50,000 for the assassination of U.S. Border Patrol agents and state and local police officers, U.S. law-enforcement authorities said.
Source: The Washington Times Date: November 25, 2004
Member of gang sentenced in killing (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse street gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday for driving the getaway car in the shooting death of a rival gang member last year.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: November 25, 2004
Governor won’t hold gang summit (Columbia, SC): Gov. Mark Sanford has declined a local leader’s request to call a statewide summit on gang and youth violence. In a Sept. 23 letter, Preston Winkler, executive director of the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council asked Sanford to hold a statewide meeting on the matter.
Source: The State Date: November 25, 2004
Girl says she was attacked by gay girl gang (Philadelphia, PA): A 15-year-old girl told NBC 10 how other students allegedly tried to force her into a sexual threesome and trapped her in a bathroom at a school in the University City area of Philadelphia. The victim said that at one point during her entrapment in the bathroom she was fondled by members of a gang of gay girls known as the Rainbow Club.
Source: NBC 10 News Date: November 25, 2004
Boys and Girls Club to get anti-gang grant (Glassboro, NJ): The Glassboro Boys and Girls Club Inc. should soon receive funding assistance for a number of at-risk youth services here, thanks to state funds granted through the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, officials said.
Source: The Gloucester County Times Date: November 25, 2004
Police arrest juveniles believe to be gang members (Reading, PA): Some juveniles believed to be members of an international gang have been arrested for minor offenses in Reading. Reading police Chief Charles Broad said that's leading to concern that they may commit more serious crimes
Source: WGAL Channel 8 News Date: November 24, 2004
Oxnard gets OK to pay for gang injunction aid (Oxnard, CA): An agreement allowing the city of Oxnard to pay for a prosecutor to handle the gang injunction against the Colonia Chiques was approved Tuesday by county supervisors.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: November 24, 2004
Alleged Latin Kings gangster arrested again (Vineland, NJ): A suspected member of the Latin Kings street gang, arrested twice since August on drug and weapons charges, was back in jail again Tuesday, police said. William Villafane, 23, of the 200 block of South Seventh Street was charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs, trespassing and wandering in a known drug area after police conducted a center city surveillance operation.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: November 24, 2004
Gang violence suspected in drive-by shooting (Keizer, OR): A drive-by shooting Monday night in Keizer might involve rival gangs, police said Tuesday. A 13-year-old girl was injured after a verbal exchange between the occupants of two vehicles escalated into gunfire, Capt. Jeff Kuhns said.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: November 24, 2004
Three still sought in gang-linked slaying (Escondido, CA): Six persons, including a 12-year-old, have been arrested in the gang-related fatal stabbing of Rene Chavez-Vasquez a week ago, police said. Escondido police continue to look for three others believed to be involved in the slaying.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: November 23, 2004
Patterson neighbors shocked (Patterson, CA): A stabbing that may have been gang-related has shocked a tiny neighborhood on this city's east side. "It makes you worry a lot, because it's never happened here before," Linda Peralta, 47, said in Spanish as she peered out from behind her screen door.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: November 23, 2004
Gang members discuss gun violence with Nampa officials (Nampa, ID): Gang members met with Nampa officials on Monday at the city's Hispanic Cultural Center to discuss ways to curb a spike in gun violence. Thirty-year-old Dominic Chavez, a gang member for twelve years, blames turf battles and a lack of respect for the violence that has escalated in Canyon County.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: November 23, 2004
Community gathers at gang forum (Porterville, CA): After Porterville's most recent drive-by shooting that killed Jaime "Nano" Garcia Jr., a community information forum on gang issues was held Monday night in the Granite Hills High School cafeteria. "We really need this for the community," said Ida Garcia, Jaime's mother, about the forum.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: November 23, 2004
Gang member sought in Phoenix parking lot killing (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police are looking for a violent gang member wanted in the killing of a man over a minor traffic accident. The suspect is identified as 20-year-old David Tinajero Jr. Phoenix police say he's been identified as the shooter Sunday evening at an apartment complex at 28th Street and Osborn.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: November 23, 2004
Push to revive anti-gang unit (San Bernardino County, CA): Prompted by the growing gang threat in San Bernardino County, several area law enforcement leaders are pushing to revive an anti-gang unit, whose very success led to its end.
Source: The Sun Date: November 22, 2004
12 arrested in gang violence (Escondido, CA): Police have arrested a dozen young people in the gang-related slaying of a teen last week or other assaults since then in the city. The fatal stabbing a week ago of 16-year-old Rene Chavez-Vasquez triggered a week of violence, the worst in recent years in Escondido.
Source: North County Times Date: November 22, 2004
Port Hueneme looks for gang solutions (Port Hueneme, CA): The injunction imposed in June against the Colonia Chiques street gang in Oxnard caused an uproar. Opponents of the injunction complained that the Oxnard Police Department should have consulted residents before asking a judge to take such a drastic action to combat street crime.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: November 22, 2004
Salinas could get $1.5 million (Salinas, CA): U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, announced Saturday that Salinas is a step closer to receiving $1.575 million to fight gang violence under a federal spending bill approved Saturday by the House of Representatives.
Source: The Californian Date: November 22, 2004
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