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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.
Gangs, violence become a growing S.C. problem (Charleston, SC): After years of downplaying the significance of gang violence in South Carolina, police agencies statewide have begun to look more closely at a connection between crime and gangs. State authorities have identified 84 groups in South Carolina that fit the general definition of a gang.
Source: The Sun News Date: October 18, 2004
Teens say escort policy unfair (Columbia, SC): Restricting teens’ and preteens’ entrance to malls and the State Fair is a policy of last resort, according to area law enforcement. But an increasing number of businesses, both locally and nationally, say it’s the only way to make all their customers feel safe.
Source: The State Date: October 18, 2004
Gang-related scuffle ends with gunfire in Round Rock (Round Rock , TX): A gang-related rumble that began at a quinceañera in Pflugerville early Sunday morning escalated into a car chase and ended with a shots fired in a Wendy's parking lot in Round Rock, said Officer Eric Poteet, a spokesman for Round Rock police.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: October 18, 2004
Young, armed, and dangerous (Boston, MA): Jamal and Tony manned the gates of Grant Manor, casting wary glances at Washington Street and the battleground that lay beyond, two members of a street gang that they call their ''family" guarding the three city blocks in lower Roxbury they consider their territory.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: October 17, 2004
21 hurt in gang fight at Cook jail (Cook County, IL): A melee broke out between members of rival street gangs in a maximum-security wing of Cook County Jail on Saturday afternoon, leaving 21 inmates injured, six seriously, prison authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 17, 2004
Gangs cross all segments of Nashville, juvenile officer says (Nashville, TN): Think you live in a safe neighborhood where all the troublemaking kids come from somewhere else? Think again. Recent fights at Hillwood High have parents worried that gangs are invading their school.
Source: The Tennessean Date: October 17, 2004
Prison gang's pockets deep (Crescent City, CA): Department of Corrections officials have frozen the inmate trust accounts of 14 Mexican Mafia members and are investigating whether the prison gang is laundering drug money through the tightest lockup in the state.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: October 17, 2004
Teen gang member gets 15 years in machete attack (Fairfax County, VA) : The first of three teenage gang members who admitted attacking a member of a rival gang with machetes in May, mutilating the victim's hands, was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in prison.
Source: The Washington Post Date: October 16, 2004
Meeting targets surge of violence (Canyon County, ID): Justice agencies across the county will join with the public Monday to galvanize a plan of attack against the sharp rise in gang violence striking local neighborhoods.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: October 16, 2004
North Amphlett urged to fight gangs (San Mateo, CA): Police are asking neighbors to finally take a stand against crime on one of the city's most gang-plagued blocks.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: October 16, 2004
Gang violence on the wane in Richmond (Richmond, CA): One year after gang members shot and killed Chan Boonkeut, the 15-year-old daughter of Laotian refugees, her family and friends could find solace in one thing as they marked the anniversary of her death in Richmond on Wednesday.
Source: The Argus Date: October 16, 2004
Victor Valley's new anti-gang task force swings into action with 70-man sweep (Victorvile, CA): After years of not having a gang unit in the Victor Valley, the Sheriff's Department has formed a group of deputies with one major purpose: to drive gang activity out of the desert.
Source: The Daily Press Date: October 16, 2004
OKC authorities crack down on gang violence (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City law enforcement officials initiated a major crackdown on gang violence on Friday. Police arrested 14 people in a warrant sweep.
Source: KOCO 5 News Date: October 16, 2004
65 arrested on warrants (Oklahoma County, OK) : City, county and federal authorities gathered at the Oklahoma County jail Friday to announce the arrests of 65 known gang members since late August including 14 arrests Thursday night. All were arrested on outstanding misdemeanor or felony warrants.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: October 16, 2004
Hahn unveils anti-gang plan for at-risk kids (Boyle Heights, CA): Mayor James Hahn on Thursday announced the launch of a federally funded program designed to prevent and suppress gang violence by using early-intervention techniques.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: October 15, 2004
Suspects in multiple muggings no strangers to Portland police (Portland, OR): They called themselves the "Portland Riders." The five suspects arrested this week on multiple robbery, assault and kidnapping charges stemming from a three-hour, roving crime rampage in Old Town and downtown Portland, had become familiar to Portland officers on the east side of the Willamette River.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 15, 2004
Boy, 17, was slain on way to school (San Diego, CA): A gang member was convicted yesterday of murdering a 17-year-old special-education student witnesses say was "hunted down" in a Chollas View apartment complex and killed with a sawed-off shotgun.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: October 14, 2004
Project REPEAL targets anti-gang ordinance (Somerville, MA): A group of Tufts students has formed a group called "Project REPEAL" in hopes of revoking the recently-enacted Somerville Anti-Gang Loitering Ordinance. The City of Somerville adopted the bill at the start of this school year in an attempt to reduce gang activity and loitering, especially in the densely-populated East Somerville area.
Source: The Tufts Daily Date: October 14, 2004
City passes gang ordinance (Santa Clarita, CA): Gang members bent on intimidating others by loitering in public places have been put on notice by the city that they are breaking the law. An ordinance adopted Tuesday empowers the Sheriff’s Department to arrest gang members who loiter in public areas with the intent to mark their domain or to conceal illegal acts.
Source: The Signal Date: October 14, 2004
Teen in custody after bloody gang attack at Gilroy park (Gilroy, CA): A Gilroy teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a violent attack last month in Las Animas Park in which two people were seriously injured by a group of rival gang members wielding baseball bats and knives.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 14, 2004
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