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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.
LA gang killings strike at neutral group (Los Angeles, CA): When gang members want out of the lifestyle, they can turn to Homeboy Industries, where even convicted felons can count on finding work and someone to talk to. A Homeboy shirt once was likened to a Red Cross armband in a war zone: Donning it meant safe passage in a gang-gripped community. No longer.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: August 6, 2004
Arrests may have foiled home invasion robbery (Salt Lake County, UT): Three men believed to be members of a violent Salt Lake County street gang were arrested Tuesday morning just as they were apparently about to commit a home invasion robbery.
Source: Deseret News Date: August 5, 2004
Four sentenced in jail-yard beating (Yolo County, CA): Four Norteño gang members were sentenced to eight to nine years in prison for a jail-yard attack on a fellow gang member whom they called a "snitch," officials said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: August 5, 2004
Father of slain man says his son recently left a gang (Omaha, NE): Russell Wiley sat outside his north Omaha apartment building Thursday, staring at the blood on the ground where his son lay dying eight hours earlier. "Don't clean it up. Let it stay there. I want to remember my son, where he died," he told the friends and family members surrounding him.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: August 5, 2004
Man slain in hip-hop melee (Denver, CO): A gang-fueled melee outside a hip-hop concert early Wednesday at the Bluebird Theater ended in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man. It was the 60th homicide of the year in Denver.
Source: Rocky Mountain News Date: August 5, 2004
Teen in Lake Worth shooting makes court appearance (West Palm Beach, FL): A 16-year-old facing a murder charge for a gang-related shooting in Lake Worth last month was in court Wednesday, but was not formally charged.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: August 4, 2004
Activists propose anti-gang activities to curb violence (Lake Worth, FL): Social programs and structured activities for teens are crucial to curbing gang-related violence, activists and officials said Tuesday in the wake of a 16-year-old's arrest in the slaying of a rival gang member.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: August 4, 2004
Boot Camp's Brown found guilty (Syracuse, NY): Karo Brown was a member of the Boot Camp street gang that used violence to control its turf and crack cocaine trade on Syracuse's South Side for eight years, a federal jury ruled Tuesday.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: August 4, 2004
Va. teenager pleads guilty in machete attack (Fairfax County, VA): The machete attack that mutilated the hands of an Alexandria youth in May started with an exchange of harsh words between rival street gangs and ended with three machete-swinging teenagers slashing at the victim, a Fairfax County prosecutor said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 4, 2004
Five convicted on drug charges as members of Petersburg gang (Petersburg, VA): Five men were convicted yesterday on conspiracy and racketeering charges for being members of a Petersburg gang and dealing crack cocaine.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: August 4, 2004
Two held in Hwy. 99 shooting (Sacramento, CA): Police arrested two people in a shooting on Highway 99 near Sheldon Road that left one man injured Monday night, officials said. Javier Lopez, 23, and David Escamilla, 22, were booked Tuesday morning on suspicion of attempted murder and a gang enhancement after several shots were fired into a silver automobile about 7:25 p.m., Sacramento police spokesman Sgt. Justin Risley said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: August 4, 2004
Clean slate (Grafton, VA): The tiny pitchfork tattoo on Amy Russell's left hand is part of what she considers a former life. So is a much larger black drawing on her right shoulder that reads, "Got Weed?" Back when Russell got the tattoos - one a gang symbol and the other a nod to her drug abuse - she was making mistakes that landed her in juvenile detention and later prison.
Source: Daily Press Date: August 4, 2004
Man shot while working for anti-gang group (Los Angeles, CA): A man was shot and killed Tuesday while on his way to remove graffiti as part of his job with a group that offers jobs as an alternative to gang life. Arturo Casas, 25, was the second worker for Homeboy Industries to be killed since June, but police said the shootings were probably unrelated.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 4, 2004
Two killed in New Roads drive-by shooting (New Roads, LA): Police have released the names of two men who were shot and killed Sunday night in a drive-by shooting on a dead end road. Although no arrests have been made, New Roads Chief Detective Robert Parrett said this morning that police have identified one of three suspects involved in the killings as the shooter, but Parrett declined to release the suspect’s name.
Source: The Advocate Date: August 3, 2004
Two men, teen held in fatal drive-by shooting (Visalia, CA): Police arrested two men and a teenager late Sunday on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year-old man who was killed that day in a drive-by shooting while he stood in a front yard with some friends.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: August 3, 2004
Greenacres teen charged in gang-related drive-by slaying (Lake Worth, FL): A Greenacres teen has been charged in the killing of Ricardo Andres, 14, in a gang-related shooting in Lake Worth, police said Monday. The 16-year-old suspect admitted to detectives on Sunday that he was involved in the July 14 drive-by shooting, Sgt. Dan Boland said.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: August 3, 2004
As weather heats up, so do murders (Chicago, IL): Clyde Cannamore left his powder-blue house in the West Englewood neighborhood, walked into the hot, sticky Saturday night air and headed toward his favorite corner lounge. Neighbors crowded the street corners, hoping for a cool breeze.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 3, 2004
Two teens face charges in shooting (Monterey, CA): Two teenagers are facing attempted murder charges after one, a 14-year-old, allegedly shot a Watsonville man who was trying to break up an argument between them in downtown Monterey.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 3, 2004
Teenager recovering from stabbing (Union City, CA): A teenager who was beaten and stabbed 12 times by suspected gang members after leaving a party early Saturday morning remains hospitalized with a punctured lung and a fractured bone in his face, but is expected to recover, a family member said Monday.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald Date: August 3, 2004
Police gird for West Coast gang (Camden, NJ): Law enforcement from throughout the state met on Monday to discuss the possible threat of a notorious West Coast gang's expansion into New Jersey. Camden was among the cities experts believe could be the site of an "uprising" by the Bloods, one of the West Coast's most violent street gangs.
Source: Courier-Post Date: August 3, 2004
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