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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.
Durham County commissioner wants more money to fight gang problems (Durham County, NC): A Durham County Commissioner wants the sheriff to have more money to fight the gang problem. The sheriff says Durham has more than 3000 confirmed gang members. County lawmakers are ready to buy new patrol cruisers and provide raises of nearly 9% for Durham deputies.
Source: WTVD 11 News Date: June 14, 2004
Gang Strike Force funding nears end (St. Paul, MN): Time may soon run out for the Minnesota Gang Strike Force, an agency that has staved off extinction in the past by finding piecemeal funding when its original money dried up. But this time, unless a special session of the state Legislature is convened before the end of the month to deal with unfinished business, including funding the Gang Strike Force, the agency will effectively be out of business July 1.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: June 14, 2004
Fresno shooting wounds man (Fresno, CA): A hospital went under lockdown Sunday afternoon when gang violence on Fresno's west side threatened to spill over to the emergency room of University Medical Center. Darryl Hilliard, 20, was shot in the head by someone in a passing green sport utility vehicle on West Strother Avenue, police and witnesses said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 14, 2004
Transfer of Latino gang inmates is scrutinized (Sacramento, CA): Department of Corrections officials are moving to transfer "Northern Hispanic" inmates from Folsom State Prison, an action that experts say creates a power vacuum for a rival faction with dangerous consequences. The decision to oust Latino inmates with ties to Northern California gangs represents a departure from a longstanding policy for balancing power within the prison.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 13, 2004
Gangs built on corporate mentality (Chicago, IL): The Black Disciples ran a business that was the envy of Chicago's underground economy. The South Side gang's distribution network for heroin and crack cocaine brought in as much as $300,000 a day. Its drug-selling territory was divided into clearly defined franchises.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 13, 2004
Gunman fires into party; eight wounded (Long Beach, CA): A gunman opened fire into a crowded high school graduation party outside a Long Beach home early Saturday morning, wounding eight youths and adults, authorities said. The shooting about midnight occurred in the 500 block of Temple Avenue, a residential neighborhood a few blocks from the beach, said Sgt. David Cannan of the Long Beach Police Department.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 13, 2004
Gang program off to slow start (Wausau, WI): She's only 17, but the tattoos on her wrists and arms are faded. Gang members used a homemade tattoo machine with a sewing needle to mark her affiliation with ink on her body. She points to them - there are five - and explains the meaning of each gang symbol.
Source: Wausau Daily Herald Date: June 13, 2004
Schools, police deal with youth violence (Harlingen, TX): With another school year over and summer heating up, Harlingen police are looking at ways to combat gang-related youth violence. Arrests were made recently in a June 5 drive-by shooting and a June 6 case where a man was injured when youths threw bricks at him and his home.
Source: Valley Morning Star Date: June 12, 2004
Gang members arrested in thefts (Stoney Creek, NC): Guilford County sheriff's deputies arrested 13 alleged gang members this week following a rash of car thefts and vehicle break-ins throughout Forest Oaks and Pleasant Garden. Police believe the suspects belong to the TRG, short for Tiny Rascals Gang. The group targeted unlocked vehicles with keys in the ignition or valuables visible from outside, according to police.
Source: News & Record Date: June 12, 2004
Gang fight over woman left child shot (Fresno, CA): A gang fight over a woman reportedly dating a member of a rival gang is believed to have led to a shootout in which a 10-year-old Fresno boy was shot in the leg, police said Friday. Lt. Dennis Bridges said two men have been arrested in connection with the Thursday night incident. Three others are being sought.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 12, 2004
Young victims 'innocent bystanders' (Oakland, CA): A day after catching a bullet in the cheek, one of two victims in a shooting on the front lawn of Castlemont High School made a brief appearance on campus Thursday. Reached by phone, the 15-year-old boy said he was kind of scared during the shooting, but now "I'm doing OK."
Source: Tri-Valley Herald Date: June 11, 2004
Two charged in shooting of Riverdale boy (Riverdale, GA): A Clayton County man and a teenager face felony murder charges in the shooting death of a 4-year-old Riverdale boy who was killed Sunday while riding his bicycle in a park. Deontrez Soyo Williams, 21, and a 16-year-old were arrested Thursday night. Police have refused to identify the juvenile.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 11, 2004
Boy shot after rally against violence (Englewood, IL): On a day when police announced a major drug bust in the Englewood neighborhood and community members marched for reduced violence, a 13-year-old was critically shot Wednesday in the area, caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 10, 2004
Gang violence at Oceanside High School (Oceanside, NY): Seven reputed members of the MS13 gang were arrested and charged with starting a fight with three students at Oceanside High School last week. According to the police, the six adults and one juvenile donned gang colors, brandished weapons and hit and kicked the OHS students before a school security guard broke up the scuffle.
Source: Herald Community Newspapers Date: June 10, 2004
Teen's death called gang-related (Kennewick, WA): The blue jeans and blue T-shirt a 16-year-old Kennewick boy was wearing could be among the reasons he was gunned down Monday evening. Police say the death of Gonzalo Magana was gang-related, and they are searching for Luis H. Barragan, a 15-year-old suspected gang member who is wanted for questioning.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: June 10, 2004
Agents bust local marijuana operation run by national gang (Orange County, FL): Orange County agents busted a marijuana growing and dealing operation during a raid Thursday morning. They say it was run by a major national gang that's establishing itself in Central Florida. They found marijuana plants growing behind a home on Makoma Road near Orange Blossom Trail.
Source: WFTV 9 News Date: June 10, 2004
Gang violence considered in boy's shooting (Riverdale, GA): All Glenda Darville wanted to do early Sunday evening was take her 4-year-old grandson, Trevon Wilson, to Riverdale Park to do what he loved most — ride his bicycle. But as Darville walked alongside Trevon in the park, a hail of gunfire erupted between two groups.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 9, 2004
Three agencies tout joint effort to fight street-gang violence (Trenton, NJ): Three state law enforcement agencies came together to detail the importance of interagency communication in combating street-gang activity throughout New Jersey, in a Gang Reduction and Aggressive Supervised Parole meeting Tuesday.
Source: Courier-Post Date: June 9, 2004
Police serving notice on gang (Oxnard, CA): Armed with a new weapon, Oxnard police on Tuesday began serving copies of a civil injunction to alleged members of the Colonia Chiques street gang that bars them from gathering in public within a newly established "safety zone."
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 9, 2004
Charting action against gang activity (Porterville, CA): To reduce gang activity in Porterville, a working group of a dozen residents has drafted a set of 23 objectives for a coming year's worth of effort. The plan of action grew out of Porterville's All-America City Conference on May 22.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: June 9, 2004
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