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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.
Officials: New Jersey has 17,000 street gang members (Trenton, NJ): Nearly 17,000 New Jersey youths belong to one of 700 street gangs in the state, and they cut across socio-economic and geographic boundaries, officials said Thursday as they released a survey on gang activity.
Source: Newsday Date: June 30, 2005
Sweep targets gangs, felons (San Jacinto, CA): More than 60 officers targeted gang members, sex offenders and those on probation and parole during a sweep through the city Wednesday.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: June 30, 2005
Report urges broad-based effort to stop the spread of gangs (Fairfax County, VA): The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently received a report on gang prevention that outlined recommendations and accomplishments regarding the county's efforts to combat gang activity.
Source: The Washington Post Date: June 30, 2005
Gang activity alarms area neighborhoods (Nashville, TN): Nashville neighborhoods are increasingly seeking information from Metro Police on how to fight gangs.
Source: Nashville City Paper Date: June 29, 2005
Freeway shootings share similar traits but seem to be unrelated (San Fernando Valley, CA): More than four months after the violence began, detectives believe the freeway shootings that have shaken drivers from the north San Fernando Valley to Riverside are unrelated, but some general patterns are beginning to emerge.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 29, 2005
Two dozen people plead not guilty to gang related charges in LA (Los Angeles, CA): About two dozen people accused of being members or associates of a San Fernando gang pleaded not guilty Tuesday to racketeering charges related to the murder of a Burbank policeman.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 29, 2005
Three arrested on gang, weapons charges (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): Three suspected gang members were arrested after a two-week-long investigation into racial threats and an early morning shooting into a home.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: June 29, 2005
National effort nabs eight more gang members (Washington, DC): A nationwide law-enforcement initiative aimed at disrupting violent international streets gangs in America's urban and rural communities netted eight known gang members this week from San Francisco to Detroit, bringing to 400 the number of suspected gang members taken into custody since March.
Source: The Washington Times Date: June 29, 2005
Bill would boot out foreigners in gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Under legislation backed Tuesday by a Ventura County congressman, the Department of Homeland Security would be able to deport immigrants who have not been convicted of committing crimes, if they belong to a group the government has designated as a criminal gang.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: June 29, 2005
Pair wanted in gang-related shooting (Wichita, KS): Police have asked for the public's help finding two men involved in what they say was a gang-related shooting last week on the 1400 block of North Vassar that injured three people.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: June 29, 2005
Authorities arrest member of MS-13 gang (Corpus Christi, TX): Texas A member of a violent gang with roots in El Salvador has been arrested as part of a nationwide crackdown.
Source: KLTV 7 News Date: June 29, 2005
Man dies in possible gang-related shooting (Oceanside, CA): An 18-year-old man was killed and another man was wounded during a possible gang-related shooting in the Mesa Margarita area of Oceanside, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: June 29, 2005
Belvidere's top cop stands by gang work (Belvidere, IL): An increase in gang-related violence has spawned concerns from residents and at least one alderman that police gang enforcement should be stepped up.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: June 28, 2005
Man hurt in attack by gang members (Gaithersburg, MD): Montgomery County Police are searching for a group of men who claimed to be members of the MS-13 street gang and stabbed a man Sunday night after a soccer game in Gaithersburg.
Source: The Washington Times Date: June 28, 2005
New law would let U.S. deport foreign gang members (Washington, DC): Republicans in the House of Representatives on Tuesday pushed new legislation that would give the Department of Homeland Security new powers to deport immigrants suspected of belonging to a street gang, even if there was no proof they had committed a crime.
Source: Reuters Date: June 28, 2005
Gangs' 'new generation' opting for assault rifles (Pittsburgh, PA): Recent shootings have pointed to a possible resurgence in gang violence in Pittsburgh, but police and community groups say the city's gangs have been alive and well for some time.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: June 28, 2005
Police link man hurt in shooting to gang, woman killed in January (Portland, OR): The man injured in a downtown Portland shooting over the weekend was identified Monday by police as a known gang associate and the brother of a woman shot and killed earlier this year.
Source: The Oregonian Date: June 28, 2005
Baca blasts parents in wake of slaying (Los Angeles County, CA): As a community mourned the cold-blooded killing of an anti-gang deputy, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca stepped up his pressure Monday on parents, saying they are failing to take responsibility for their children.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: June 28, 2005
Two wounded in shooting in downtown Portland (Portland , OR): Two people were wounded in a weekend shooting in a crowded area of downtown Portland in an incident police say may be gang-related.
Source: The Oregonian Date: June 27, 2005
Deputies investigate gang-related shooting (Compton, CA) : Sheriff's deputies today were investigating a suspected gang-related shooting in Compton that killed one man and wounded three other people, a sheriff's sergeant said.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: June 26, 2005
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