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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.
T.O. teen stabbed in gang fight (Newbury Park, CA): A 16-year-old Thousand Oaks boy was stabbed during a fight between rival gangs in Newbury Park, authorities said Thursday. His injuries were not life-threatening, police said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 1, 2004
Hancock gang activity growing (Hancock County, MS): While the idea of youth gangs usually calls to mind an urban setting, Hancock County has lately shown increasing signs of gang activity. Deputy Harold Hirsch of the Hancock County Sheriff’s serves as a school resource officer during the school year.
Source: The Sea Coast Echo Date: July 1, 2004
Bronx DA indicts 19 in gang violence (Bronx, NY): Nineteen alleged members of two violent Bronx drug gangs were indicted Thursday in a four-year crime wave that included three murders, assorted robberies and various drug sales. The gangs operated out of the Edenwald Houses in the northeast Bronx between Jan. 1, 2000, and June 22, 2004, District Attorney Robert Johnson said.
Source: Newsday Date: July 1, 2004
Drug cartel's alleged leader turns self in (Trenton, NJ): The alleged ringleader of a drug trafficking operation responsible for a significant portion of heroin distribution on New Jersey streets has turned himself in to police. Charles Hamilton, 34, of Irvington, surrendered Wednesday night, 12 hours after state authorities announced arrest warrants for 17 members of the drug cartel, most with ties to the Bloods street gang.
Source: Newsday Date: July 1, 2004
Gang busted on Long Island; Police seize drugs, cash and weapons (Long Island, NY): There has been a major gang bust on Long Island. The Suffolk County District Attorney wrapped up a news conference at noon detailing the police operation. You could characterize this as a major drug bust as well.
Source: ABC Inc., WABC Eyewitness News Date: June 30, 2004
Teen and 2 others shot dead in street (Detroit, MI): Police were on the hunt for a gunman early this morning following a shooting on Detroit's east side that left three people dead, including a teenage boy, and three others injured. Shots erupted about 9:50 p.m. outside a house in the 5700 block of Drexel, where police said a group of men got into a fight.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: June 30, 2004
Panel wants $600,000 to fight gangs (Los Angeles, CA): A City Council committee on Wednesday directed that $600,000 be found to restore reductions to gang prevention and intervention programs, including Communities in Schools in North Hills. The program, known as L.A. Bridges II, was reduced in the city budget from about $3.8 million this year to about $3 million for fiscal 2005 after losing a one-time funding source.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: June 30, 2004
Drug bust dents heroin trafficking statewide (Trenton, NJ): State authorities seized an apartment building, a Maserati and more than $380,000 in cash and bank assets while cracking a major heroin distribution ring in the state, the attorney general said Wednesday. The bust - the largest single seizure in Criminal Justice Division history - accounts for up to 75 percent of heroin trafficking in Trenton and a significant portion of heroin distribution statewide, Attorney General Peter C. Harvey said.
Source: Newsday Date: June 30, 2004
Gang fight precedes concert (Ukiah, CA): Concert-goers at Todd Grove Park may have noticed some extra police presence Sunday. Along with a concert in the park on Sunday evening Ukiah ended up getting an unwanted bonus: a pre-concert gang fight.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal Date: June 29, 2004
Three arrested in fight; gang ties alleged (Belvidere, IL): A 14-year-old boy was beaten by three adults, allegedly gang members, Sunday night as a weekend festival was wrapping up. The boy received stitches for lacerations to his head and face. He was treated at OSF Saint Anthony Hospital in Rockford and released.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: June 29, 2004
Gang shooting erupts again (San Mateo, CA): San Mateo police are forming a seven-day-a-week gang task force to try and cease a rising number of violent gang shootings in the last six days. One shooting occurred in broad daylight in a high-traffic area while the last two shattered the quiet night of a North Central neighborhood.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal Date: June 29, 2004
Suspect arrested in 1998 drive-by (Duluth, GA): Authorities arrested a Duluth man Monday in connection with a 6-year-old drive-by slaying. Acting on a tip, police arrested Oscar Flores Lopez, 22, at his Duluth home and charged him with murder, said Gwinnett police Cpl. Dan Huggins. Police have linked Lopez in the May 24, 1998, shooting death of 19-year-old Ricardo Meza of Norcross.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 29, 2004
Two sought in slaying (Lowell, MA): Police are asking for the public's help in finding two suspects in a shooting that left a young Lowell man dead Thursday. Daniel Keo Kung, 24, and Samnang Meas, 23, are each charged with murder in the death of Ponarith Uong, 19, of 52 New Spaulding St. They also face drug and gun charges.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: June 29, 2004
14 charged in connection with Joliet cocaine deals (Joliet, IL): Fourteen people have been charged in connection with the distribution of crack and powder cocaine, as law enforcement continued its pressure on drug-dealing in the Hill section of Joliet, authorities said Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 29, 2004
Gangs face new foe (Fresno, CA) : Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with local law enforcement officials Monday to discuss Fresno County's gang problem and talk about a bill she says will give them a new weapon in their war on gang violence. Feinstein's bill, which Thursday cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee, would increase the penalties for the most serious gang crimes and make it a federal crime to recruit minors to join a criminal street gang.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 29, 2004
Cops tie LoDo assaults to gangs (Denver, CO): Gang fights are the cause of a recent upswing in late-night weekend violence in Lower Downtown, Denver police said Sunday. Most, if not all, of the 15 people police are seeking in connection with a videotaped assault two weeks ago are gang affiliates, officials said.
Source: The Denver Post Date: June 28, 2004
One shot dead, one wounded after spat escalates (Chicago, IL): A quarrel turned violent early Sunday on Chicago's Southwest Side, leaving one man dead and another wounded. Police said David Reyes, 18, of the 2300 block of West 21st Place was fatally shot while sitting in a parked car with three friends about 12:25 a.m.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 28, 2004
At least 3 injured in 2 S.L. shootings (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake police were investigating two shootings that occurred within 30 minutes early Sunday and left at least three people injured. A mother in her mid-30s, her 13-year-old daughter and possibly a third person, who fled, were shot about 12:30 a.m. at a house near 900 North and 900 West.
Source: Deseret News Date: June 28, 2004
Authorites: Cocaine ring linked to gang broken up (Radford, VA): Authorities announced Monday they had broken up a drug ring connected to the Bloods street gang that allegedly controlled crack cocaine distribution in the New River Valley. Federal and local law enforcement officers on Monday arrested 12 of the 14 people indicted on 47 counts and executed federal search warrants to seize drugs, firearms and other evidence, said U.S. Attorney John Brownlee.
Source: Newsday Date: June 28, 2004
When deportation is a death sentence (Los Angeles, CA): In May, 105 alleged gang members, including an undisclosed number of deportees from Los Angeles, burned to death in a Honduran prison while guards watched through a closed gate and did nothing. Faulty electrical wiring was blamed.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 28, 2004
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