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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.
Contesting gang identification (Santa Cruz County, CA): In Santa Cruz County, the mother of a special-education student took the Pajaro Valley Unified School District and the Sheriff's Office to court after they identified her son as a gang member.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 13, 2006
Behavior examples (Salinas, CA): Students are asked to sign a contract if school officials believe their behavior and/or associations are indicative of gang membership.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 12, 2006
Immigrant gang sweep brings 15 local arrests (Atlanta, GA): Federal immigration agents marked the first anniversary of Community Shield, an initiative targeting violent street gangs, with a two-week sting operation that ended Friday with 375 arrests nationwide, 15 of them in the Atlanta area.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: March 11, 2006
28-year term for Fairfax gang attack (Fairfax County, VA): A 19-year-old Latino gang member, convicted of chopping off another man's fingers with a machete outside a Fairfax County movie theater last year, was sentenced yesterday to 28 years in prison.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 11, 2006
Dallas leads way in gang sweep (Dallas, TX): Dallas led the nation in arrests during a two-week crackdown on violent street gangs with Central American ties, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Friday.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: March 11, 2006
International gangs spread (Denver, CO): International gangs operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are spreading to cities nationwide, including Denver, officials say.
Source: The Denver Post Date: March 11, 2006
South Florida gang members rounded up in national sweep (South Florida): Reputed gang members have been disappearing from the streets of South Florida. Four members of the Latin Kings in Broward, gone. The leader of a Mara Salvatrucha-13 crew in Lake Worth, nowhere to be seen.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: March 11, 2006
20 gang suspects rounded up in area (San Antonio, TX): Federal agents conducting a nationwide sweep of gang suspects in the United States illegally said Friday that they arrested 20 in San Antonio and South Texas.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: March 11, 2006
Grant from faith-based program would go to fight gang violence (Jackson County, MI): Reducing gang violence in Jackson is a goal of the Rev. Ira Combs Jr., who plans to work on getting a federal grant to address the issue.
Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot Date: March 11, 2006
Anti-gang sweep nets three arrests (Redding, CA): The Shasta Anti-Gang Enforcement unit conducted an operation in and around the City of Shasta Lake before 5 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, the Shasta County Sheriff's Department said.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News Date: March 10, 2006
City targets gangs, youth crime (Toledo, OH): Parents whose juvenile children repeatedly commit crimes could face misdemeanor charges for lack of supervision if Toledo City Council adopts legislation sought by Police Chief Jack Smith.
Source: The Blade Date: March 10, 2006
Federal sweep results in arrests of 375 gang members (Washington, DC): A coordinated gang-enforcement operation has resulted in the arrest of 375 gang members in 23 states. The arrested gang members include many from the notoriously violent MS-13 gang, which has become a top concern of the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Source: ABC News Date: March 10, 2006
Livermore fights gangs with education (Livermore, CA): A new five-member gang task force has been formed by Livermore police. Already operating for a month, the temporary task force is working to quell gang activity before it becomes a problem in the city.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 9, 2006
Teen arrested in shooting (Lancaster, CA): A 22-year-old man is in a hospital and a 14-year-old boy is behind bars after a shooting during what deputies believe was a gang confrontation in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart store in east Lancaster.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: March 9, 2006
No gang crisis seen in Long Branch (Long Branch, NJ): The city displays none of the telltale signs of a community in the midst of a youth gang crisis, said a state expert on juvenile gangs.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: March 9, 2006
Gang-related fights break out at Gardena High School (Los Angeles, CA): Officials at Gardena High School hope to quell tension between black and Latino students following two days of fighting.
Source: NBC4 News Date: March 9, 2006
Center forges anti-gang link (Springfield, MA): Through a new partnership, Northern Educational Services Inc. has extended its anti-gang and violence initiative to youth at the South End Community Center.
Source: The Republican Date: March 8, 2006
Council hires consultant for gang review (Los Angeles, CA): In the first step toward possibly creating a gang czar - a position the Valley's former top cop might want - the City Council voted Tuesday to spend $465,000 to hire a consultant to help organize Los Angeles' anti-gang resources.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: March 8, 2006
Resurgence of gang activity in PA (Port Arthur, TX): Port Arthur has been seeing a resurgence of gang activity in just the last few months, Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton told city officials Tuesday.
Source: The Port Arthur News Date: March 8, 2006
Goshen council considers new curfew for teenagers (Goshen, IN): City officials hope a proposed curfew will crack down on vandalism and violence - and skirt a federal court ruling that overturned a similar state law.
Source: The News-Sentinel Date: March 8, 2006
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