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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.
Fed: Gang going to 'big house' (New York, NY): A Brooklyn housing project served as headquarters for three brutal gangs that specialized in robbing jewelry stores on Long Island and in the metropolitan area, officials said.
Source: Newsday Date: March 8, 2005
Blank walls offer slate for gang members (Salem, OR): A Salem apartment manager is frustrated with the graffiti problem in the city's northeast area. The complex at Fairhaven Avenue and Hadley Street NE is hit, on average, every other day, said Stacey True, who has managed the complex for five years.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: March 7, 2005
Six charged with murder in Newark shootings (Newark, NJ): Six suspects have been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two men, violence authorities believe was gang-related.
Source: Newsday Date: March 7, 2005
Community uses Hip Hop dance to fight gang violence (Bridgeton, NJ): Gang violence is a growing concern to those in Bridgeton, NJ. Chosen Dance Company, a Philadelphia-based professional Hip Hop dance group, was the latest effort by the community to reach out to their children and let them know that violence is not the best answer.
Source: eMediaWire Date: March 7, 2005
Showdown at border? (Tombstone, AZ): It looks like there is going to be a second "showdown at the OK Corral" in Tombstone, Ariz., April 1.
Source: World Net Daily Date: March 7, 2005
Police to focus on city's north side (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police on Sunday announced the creation of a special operations division to target crime on the city's embattled north side, which has become a hotbed of gang violence during the past year.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: March 7, 2005
Four shot in Richmond drive-by (Richmond, CA): Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon drive-by shooting in which four men suffered gunshot wounds.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 7, 2005
Parents troubled by gang violence (Fair Lawn, NJ): A gang- and drug-related shooting in Lodi and a related stabbing in Paterson two weeks ago have sparked concern among some parents, because two of the young men allegedly involved have ties to the town.
Source: The Record Date: March 7, 2005
Gangs reach out of prison to commit crimes (Crescent City, CA): A federal judge in San Francisco is due to sentence five leaders of a California prison gang. The men have already pleaded guilty to drug dealing, extortion and murder across northern California.
Source: NPR News Date: March 7, 2005
Gangs, drugs plagued Oklahoma prison (Watonga, OK): Monitoring reports by state prison officials describe gang violence, drug dealing and other problems at the Diamondback Correctional Facility in Oklahoma where hundreds of Hawai'i inmates are being held.
Source: The Honolulu Advertiser Date: March 6, 2005
First lady takes on gang violence (Washington, DC): First lady Laura Bush, a book-loving former librarian and White House hostess, is an unlikely role model for street toughs.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: March 6, 2005
New war on an old gang (Fresno, CA): Armed with an injunction that makes it illegal for gang members to gather in public, police have swarmed a neighborhood near Roeding Park. But the Parkside Bulldogs say the injunction violates their civil rights.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: March 6, 2005
Utah gang violence rising, officials say (Sandy, UT): One of the messages at this year's Utah Gang Conference at the South Towne Expo Center is that violent gang activity is on the rise again in the Beehive State.
Source: Deseret News Date: March 5, 2005
Suspects charged in killing of teen (Newark, CA): Two teenagers were charged Friday with killing a 17-year-old Newark boy by firing shots in an attack designed to promote gang activity, prosecutors said in court documents Friday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 5, 2005
Man free in branding case (Hernando County, FL): A 22-year-old man accused of burning crosses onto three children in an attempt to recruit them into a gang was released from the Hernando County Jail on Friday, records show.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: March 5, 2005
Third gang member gets 12 years for machete attack (Fairfax, VA): The third and final gang member convicted of attacking a 16-year-old boy with a machete last spring was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Source: The Daily Press Date: March 5, 2005
Anti-gang court order weighed in San Marcos (San Marcos, CA): Gang activity appears to be increasing here, and law enforcement officials are considering a second court injunction aimed at limiting it.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 5, 2005
Laser zaps link to old gang ties (Denver, CO): Accompanied by a heavy hum and a relentless snap-snap-snap, the tiny sunbursts of incandescent yellow light slowly blur a dark chapter of Isaiah Garcia's past while helping to illuminate his path toward a brighter future.
Source: Rocky Mountain News Date: March 5, 2005
Six shots are fired during gang fight (West Valley City, UT): A 19-year-old man allegedly fired about six rounds at another man - missing each time - during a gang-related fight outside some homes in West Valley City.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 5, 2005
Town meeting focuses on gang activity (Durant, FL): There was the young girl who never wore anything but long-sleeve shirts and, underneath, the same T-shirt. Her arms were scarred with homemade tattoos, made from the heat of a cigarette lighter.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: March 5, 2005
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