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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.
Gang leaders call truce, while officials announce crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): The 204th Street gang remains in the sights of law enforcement officials, despite leaders agreeing to a cease fire in the racially split Harbor Gateway area.
Source: NBC 4 News Date: January 17, 2007
Athens police work to stop new street gang after weekend beating (Athens, GA): Police are stepping up efforts to stop a newly identified street gang that is believed to have been involved in the weekend beating of a teenager.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: January 17, 2007
Racial hate feeds a aang war's senseless killing (Los Angeles, CA): The Latino gang members were looking for a black person, any black person, to shoot, the police said, and they found one. Cheryl Green, perched near her scooter chatting with friends, was shot dead in a spray of bullets that left several other young people injured.
Source: The New York Times Date: January 17, 2007
Freeholders expand anti-gang violence effort (Howell, NJ): With gang violence growing in its seriousness for local law enforcement, the Ocean County Board of Freeholders pledged its help in expanding the county's anti-gang violence initiative.
Source: Tri-Town News Date: January 17, 2007
Truce reached in racial turf war (Los Angeles, CA): Members of Harbor Gateway's 204th Street gang — which has a reputation for attacking blacks in their area — said Tuesday they have agreed to a truce and will open their neighborhood to all residents, including African Americans.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 17, 2007
L.A., county join to combat gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Touting new tactics to combat gang violence, Los Angeles city and county officials pledged Tuesday to create joint law enforcement teams in the San Fernando Valley, and city leaders proposed a $50-million tax increase to beef up anti-gang programs.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 17, 2007
Soldier shot in Sylmar after gang confrontation (Sylmar, CA): In the third gang-related attack outside a San Fernando Valley high school in the last four months, a 19-year-old man was shot Tuesday outside Sylmar High School after reportedly laughing at gang members, police and witnesses said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 16, 2007
Charges filed after Collinsville gang fight (Collinsville, IL): A Fairmont City man has been charged in a gang-related stabbing at a dance party during the weekend.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat Date: January 16, 2007
Sebastian wants help deterring gang action (Sebastian, FL): Police Chief Jim Davis said that while gang activity in the city seems to have slowed, he's hoping residents will help wipe it out.
Source: TCPalm Date: January 16, 2007
City's gang problem differs (Durham, NC): Early findings from a $60,000 study indicate that Durham's gang problems may differ in two key ways from those in cities of similar geographical size and population.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: January 14, 2007
Graffiti grows as costly nuisance for Nashville (Nashville, TN): The writing's on the wall. And on the bridge. On the boxcars in the rail yard. And your neighbor's garage. And all over the Wedgewood Avenue exit sign on Interstate 65. Graffiti scrawl is sprawling across Nashville.
Source: The Tennessean Date: January 14, 2007
Police send letter to gang members in E. Oregon (Ontario, OR): Ontario police will send letters to people they view as criminal gang members, letting them know they're on to them. If suspected members want to contest the accusation, the letter tells them how.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 14, 2007
Anti-gang plan faces key hurdles (Los Angeles, CA): The proposed push to attack Los Angeles gang crime seems straightforward enough: increase the police presence, broaden gang injunctions, start issuing "stay away" orders for hot spots and target the city's top 10 havoc-wreaking gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 14, 2007
LA gets tough with gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Amid soaring gang violence, Los Angeles city and county officials are preparing this week to launch a coordinated attack aimed at beefing up anti-gang efforts in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 14, 2007
Police attempt new tack against gang crime wave (Manatee County, FL): Frustrated with the old way of battling the gang problem in Manatee County, the sheriff's office is taking to a new plan, one it hopes will move the county's more than 400 suspected gang members off the streets and into prison.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: January 14, 2007
16 linked to gang accused of selling drugs (Humboldt Park, IL): A West Side drug sting netted 16 gang members alleged to have been dealing fentanyl-laced heroin, police said Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 13, 2007
Two members charged in officer's slaying (Oceanside, CA): Police say they may seek a new gang injunction after two teenage gang members have been charged with the Dec. 20 murder of Officer Dan Bessant.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 13, 2007
Deputies grapple with 2006's spike in gang-related killings (Los Angeles County, CA): For the sheriff's Industry Station, 2006 was a year of murder. The station reported 31 homicides for the year, 24 of them gang-related. That put the station third in gang slayings behind crime-infested areas patrolled by the sheriff's Compton and Century stations.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: January 12, 2007
Almost 30 members of Latin Kings gang behind bars (Houston, TX): Two dozen gang members have pleaded guilty to crimes like murder, organized crime, drugs and use of stolen weapons. It's the result of a three year investigation by the Houston Police Department and a big blow to one of the most dangerous gangs in the country.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: January 12, 2007
State lawmakers to tackle expanding gang fears (Tallahassee, FL): In the wake of a series of gang-related killings in Palm Beach County, including the death of an 8-month-old Hobe Sound boy in a drive-by shooting in Riviera Beach, Florida lawmakers said this week they intend to crack down on the state's escalating gang activities.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: January 12, 2007
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