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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.
Defense says gang is not like the Mob (Syracuse, NY): The Boot Camp street gang was nothing more than a bunch of guys committing crimes independent of the group and hanging together to protect themselves from rival gangs, a lawyer for accused gang leader Karo Brown is expected to argue today.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: August 2, 2004
Evidence shows little Boot Camp opulence (Syracuse, NY): Boot Camp street gang members strut along a boulevard in Miami, flashing jewelry and their "M" gang hand signal on a videotape submitted as evidence against accused gang leader Karo Brown.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: August 2, 2004
Jury deliberates in Karo Brown trial (Syracuse, NY): Four weeks of testimony are over, and now jurors have the responsibility of deciding whether accused Boot Camp gang leader Karo Brown is guilty. In the past year, a federal crackdown under the RICO act has led to twenty-four Boot Camp members pleading guilty to various charges.
Source: News 10 Now Date: August 2, 2004
Man killed by gunmen in cul-de-sac (Sylmar, CA): A man dropping off two females in a San Fernando Valley residential neighborhood shortly before midnight was slain in an apparently gang-related shooting, police said Saturday.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 2, 2004
Police, neighbors fight common foe (Kansas City, MO): The ebb and flow of crimes in Kansas City is taking an especially troubling turn. Authorities have linked at least three recent shootings and a gang rape to several local gangs. The spike in gang violence is spurring renewed calls for vigilance by community groups and increased anti-crime measures by law enforcement.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: August 2, 2004
Va.'s gang task forces overlap (Virginia): A recent infusion of money and task forces to combat the growing gang problem has resulted in redundant prevention efforts, turf battles and no new officers on the street in Northern Virginia.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 2, 2004
Area gangs pushed beyond turf battles (Los Angeles, CA) : As George Avlos de Jeda cruises the streets these days, fresh graffiti still mark the boundaries of countless turf territories, but the clumps of ominous-looking thugs are disappearing. "A lot has changed with gangbanging," the former gang member remarks as he drives through the Rampart neighborhood, the origin of the Mara Salvatrucha gang's empire.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 1, 2004
Everett plans expanded use of beat patrols (Everett, MA): Police officers in Everett are turning to an old-fashioned law enforcement tool to help stem a growing problem with gang activity: the beat cop. With the support of both the mayor's office and the Everett City Council, Police Chief Steven Mazzie is working to expand the number of walking patrols on city streets.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 1, 2004
Drug agent tracks gang culture in Lake Worth (Lake Worth, FL): Cruising his city's back streets in an unmarked SUV, agent Brian Hermanson spots his quarry in the most dilapidated parts of town, hits the brakes and gets out for a closer look. He never has to search long for what he seeks: blue and red graffiti, the musings and declarations of an entire underworld in a city teeming with street gangs.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: August 1, 2004
One dead, five wounded as shots fly in Rockaway (Rockaway, NJ): A party in a Far Rockaway park turned bloody last night when a fight broke out among two of the more than 1,000 partygoers — leaving one man dead and five teens with gunshot wounds, police and witnesses said.
Source: New York Post Date: August 1, 2004
Police arrest confirmed gang member (Spokane, WA) : Spokane Police have arrested a confirmed gang member, who was packing around the type of guns used by soldiers in the Middle East.
Source: KXLY News Date: July 31, 2004
Sentence is the first on gang injunction (Ventura County, CA): A 20-year-old Oxnard man has become the first member of the Colonia Chiques gang to be sentenced under a controversial court order, Ventura County authorities said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 31, 2004
Shooter kills girl, 16, wounds 3 others in West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL): Summer nights were made for basketball in Angel Brooks' neighborhood, and the 16-year-old athlete was no stranger to the courts. She competed against boys and had big dreams. "She said, 'I'm a play pro-basketball, and I'm a buy you a car and a house,'" remembered Geraldine Gibbs, her grandmother.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: July 31, 2004
Gang threat puts officers on alert (Camden, NJ): A West Coast street gang known for its violent and predatory behavior appears to be active in Camden, law enforcement officials say. Police investigations into gang and drug activity in New Jersey have confirmed the presence of The Bloods in Camden.
Source: Courier-Post Date: July 30, 2004
Fitchburg's gang problem grows (Fitchburg, MA): Police blame a recent shooting that wounded three men on retaliation for a gang-related slaying last month in this central Massachusetts town of 39,000. No one has been arrested in connection with either incident, and Police Chief Edward Cronin said he is concerned about what he called a troubling spike in violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 30, 2004
Two hurt in possible gang shooting (Portland, OR): A man and a teenage boy were injured Thursday night in what appears to be a gang shooting, Portland police said. The 20-year-old man and the 17-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries to their lower backs and were being treated at Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 30, 2004
Doing Something About Crime: Gang members told to change or else (Tulsa, OK): A group of gangbangers sat stone-faced in an auditorium Wednesday and received an ultimatum: Stop committing crime, or you will die or go to prison. These were just a few tough lessons of their intervention.
Source: Tulsa World Date: July 29, 2004
Youth changes mind, pleas on machete attack (Fairfax County, VA): Hayner R. Flores, an alleged gang member accused of hacking a Fairfax County teenager's hands with a machete, came to court yesterday prepared to admit that he wielded the weapon -- but not that the crime was connected to the violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 29, 2004
The Immigrant Gang Plague (California): Before immigration optimists issue another rosy prognosis for America’s multicultural future, they might visit Belmont High School in Los Angeles’s overwhelmingly Hispanic, gang-ridden Rampart district. "Upward and onward" is not a phrase that comes to mind when speaking to the first- and second-generation immigrant teens milling around the school this January.
Source: City Journal Date: July 29, 2004
Pupils reach out to peers with anti-gang video (Waukegan, IL): As a Waukegan police officer led two young men away in handcuffs, the cameras stopped rolling long enough for producer Laurie Fried to yell at the purported gang members: "Stop smiling!" The gang fight and subsequent arrests in a field outside Webster Middle School were fake, staged by preteens Tuesday as part of a program aimed at helping Latino children who speak little English and come from low-income backgrounds.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 28, 2004
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