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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.
Kearns gang member tops public enemy list (Salt Lake City, UT): A member of a Kearns street gang has been named this week's Public Enemy No. 1 by the Salt Lake Area Gang Project.
Source: Deseret News Date: July 18, 2004
Latest attacks add more pieces to the gang puzzle (Boston, MA): If you think the war in Iraq is confusing, try something closer to home, as in the region's gang conflicts. So far this spring and summer, there have been armed assaults in Revere, Saugus, and Chelsea, and a major task force raid targeting gang members in Revere, Everett, Lynn, Chelsea, East Boston, and Somerville.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 18, 2004
Double homicide may be gang-related (Milwaukee, WI): Milwaukee police are looking for a gunman who shot and killed two men outside a southside tavern early Saturday morning.
Source: WDJT CBS 58 Date: July 17, 2004
Multipronged approach stressed at gang summit (Los Angeles, CA): LAPD Chief William Bratton and other national experts said Friday that a combination of officers, police, better intervention and prevention programs, and community involvement will characterize the next generation in the battle against gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: July 17, 2004
Police chief wants to stay ahead of gang activity (North Richland Hills, TX): Widespread graffiti. Open hostility in public places. Gang members hanged in effigy at local apartment complexes. All have taken place in North Richland Hills in recent months. All, police say, are evidence of gang activity.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 16, 2004
Teen killed, two wounded in Lake Worth drive-by shooting (Lake Worth, FL): At least four men in an SUV opened fire Wednesday night on a group standing in front of a home known for its church services for the Guatemalan community, fatally shooting a 14-year-old boy and wounding a teenager and a 9-year-old boy in what police say was a gang-related incident.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: July 16, 2004
Police chief wants to stay ahead of gang activity (North Richland Hills, TX): Widespread graffiti. Open hostility in public places. Gang members hanged in effigy at local apartment complexes. All have taken place in North Richland Hills in recent months.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 16, 2004
Gang injunction draws protest (Oxnard, CA): About 40 people opposed to the Colonia Chiques gang injunction in Oxnard marched through La Colonia in the evening this week to prove their community is safe and does not need the extra legal restrictions. Carrying small black coffins declaring "RIP Civil Rights" and a large banner that read "Colonia Stands United, No Gang Injunction," the group handed out fliers about the injunction Wednesday night.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 16, 2004
Officers arrest 5 in gang slaying (Newman and Modesto, CA): Five admitted gang members have been arrested in connection with Saturday night's fatal shooting in Newman, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported Thursday. It was the first of two deadly gang shootings during the weekend involving Norteños and Sureños.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: July 16, 2004
Police beef up gang squad (Visalia, CA): The Visalia Police Department is using its campus police officers this summer as reinforcements in the war against increasing gang activity, particularly in north Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: July 15, 2004
Two testify in Boot Camp case (Syracuse, NY): The first of the month was always good for the Boot Camp street gang, a former member testified Wednesday. The drug addicts on Syracuse's South Side would get their welfare checks and buy crack cocaine from the gang's dealers on one of three or four drug-dealing corners along Midland Avenue, Ridwan Othman said.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: July 15, 2004
Gang graffiti raises concerns in county (Columbia, MD): Howard County police say they have seen evidence that members of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha - or MS-13 - have visited and possibly established ties in the county.
Source: Howard County Times Date: July 15, 2004
Shootings appear to be gang-related (Witchita Falls, TX): Although no arrests have been made at this time, police believe they know who`s responsible for two shootings in Wichita Falls. The latest shooting happened Tuesday night in the 700 block of Corwin.
Source: KFDX-TV Date: July 15, 2004
Report says San Bernardino law enforcement lacks gang plan (San Bernardino, CA): Gang violence in San Bernardino County is growing, while officials have no effective plan for dealing with it, according to a new report. Officials say gang homicides were up 25 percent last year, and increased nearly 70 percent since 2001.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: July 15, 2004
Victim not seriously hurt in drive-by shooting in car (South Bend, IN): A 23-year-old driver was shot Tuesday when someone in another car pulled next to his vehicle near Corby's Irish Pub and opened fire.
Source: South Bend Tribune Date: July 15, 2004
Seven reputed gang members are arrested in Tacoma (Tacoma, WA): Seven men reputedly from a Pierce County gang known as the Seven Deuce Mob have been indicted on federal drug and weapons charges after investigators made an early morning sweep through Tacoma on Tuesday, collecting firearms and more than two kilograms of cocaine, authorities said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: July 15, 2004
Agency may get county funds (Fort Pierce, FL): Supporters of a social service and crime-fighting endeavor are asking county commissioners for $84,475 to continue rescuing neighborhoods overwhelmed with crime and poverty.
Source: Fort Pierce Tribune Date: July 14, 2004
Crackdown on target (Chicago, IL): More than 50 blue-and-white squad cars roared east on Pershing Road, a small army heading to take control of two neighborhoods on a Chicago summer night. In Englewood and Washington Park, a group of teens tossed a basketball at a milk crate lashed to a plywood backboard, and families stepped onto front porches hoping for a peaceful evening.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 14, 2004
Newman residents dismayed as gang violence hits home (Newman, CA): A gang shooting last weekend has brought city troubles to a little town. "It's shocking to me to hear that there are gangs in this area," said Jen Atherton, 31, who was shopping downtown Tuesday. "It's peaceful, it's a small town," said Atherton, whose family moved to nearby Gustine two months ago from the San Francisco Bay Area
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: July 14, 2004
Anti-gang program guides children (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County fourth- and fifth-graders are taking part in a three-week program that will teach them to say "no" to gangs. The "Get Real About Violence" program at Annandale Terrace Elementary School is the first of its kind in Northern Virginia, where gangs have grown into one of law enforcement's top problems in the past few years.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 14, 2004
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