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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.
Officers shifted to gang squads (Greensboro, NC): Unable to hire more officers for its new gang unit, the police department is scavenging from the community policing section to staff it.
Source: News-Record Date: August 31, 2007
Prosecutor considers using new gang law against five suspects (Hilton Head Island, SC): Five men who police said broke into at least two dozen cars near Bluffton could become the first suspects prosecuted under the state's new gang law.
Source: The State Date: August 30, 2007
Officials in New Jersey report a slight increase in violence in the public schools (New Jersey): New Jersey’s 2,400 public schools reported a slight increase in violence, vandalism and substance use problems in 2005-6 from the previous school year, in part because of more instances of harassment, bullying and threats, state education officials announced yesterday.
Source: The New York Times Date: August 30, 2007
Gang battles tied to deaths (Flint, MI): It doesn't come with the instant name recognition of the Bloods and the Crips, but that doesn't make Flint's gang problem any less deadly.
Source: The Flint Journal Date: August 30, 2007
Palm Beach County schools awaiting $450,000 in anti-gang funds (Palm Beach County, FL): New federal funding to fight gang activity in Palm Beach County could be on the way, U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney announced Wednesday.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: August 30, 2007
Southwest Fresno sees crackdown on gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer declared war Wednesday on the 25 black street gangs that claim turf in southwest Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: August 30, 2007
Mayor: Joint effort needed to fight gangs (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma needs a more coordinated statewide approach to tackling gang-related problems, Tulsa community leaders said Wednesday at the state Capitol.
Source: Tulsa World Date: August 30, 2007
31 indicted in Mexican Mafia gang sting in Southern California (El Centro, CA): Thirty-one people have been indicted on state charges in what authorities said Thursday was a significant blow to the Mexican Mafia gang in Southern California.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 30, 2007
58 alleged Mexican gang members taken in ICE raids (Waukegan, IL): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 58 Mexican nationals with ties to violent street gangs in the northern and northwest suburbs this week in the largest local dragnet targeting foreign-born street gang members.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: August 30, 2007
Street gangs heading to Bucks County (Bucks County, PA) : A congressman, some federal funding and local police. It all adds up to a new effort to fight street gangs in Bucks County.
Source: Fox 29 News Date: August 29, 2007
Riverside authorities see ad as a threat (Riverside, CA): Investigators in Riverside are searching for whoever took out a classified ad that police view as a serious threat against Dist. Atty. Rod Pacheco.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 28, 2007
City considers two gang-unit plans (Greensboro, NC): More officers would combat gangs under two plans being considered by the Greensboro Police Department. Here's the catch: One would pull existing officers into gang units at no cost to taxpayers.
Source: News-Record Date: August 28, 2007
Data shows rural police lack knowledge of immigrant gangs (Richmond, VA): Police in the rural Virginia counties where immigrant gangs are spreading don't know how to recognize many members as illegal aliens, or where to report them, speakers told a legislative task force studying undocumented immigration Tuesday.
Source: Daily Press Date: August 28, 2007
City sues to have gang house sold (Milwaukee, WI): City officials have asked a court to force the sale of a home on the Milwaukee's northwest side where they say an ongoing violent feud between rival gangs has threatened the safety of the neighborhood.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: August 28, 2007
Teens get community service for gang activity (Richmond, VA): A Richmond juvenile-court judge yesterday ordered two teens, as part of their sentence for participating in gang activities, to submit their report cards to the court. One has to hand in an essay.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: August 28, 2007
Gang may be behind Riverside DA 'memorial fund' garage sale ad (Riverside, CA): A violent street gang targeted by District Attorney Rod Pacheco may be behind a newspaper garage sale advertisement promising proceeds would go to a "memorial fund" for Pacheco.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 28, 2007
New Vancouver, WA, police chief says gangs growing (Vancouver, WA): Police Chief Cliff Cook has been on the job less than five months, but he's already seen one disturbing similarity between Vancouver and his former department in Fort Worth, Texas: Gangs.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 28, 2007
Immigration agents target gang members in sweep (Boston, MA): Federal immigration agents launched raids today in Chelsea, East Boston, and several other local communities in a search for about 50 known MS-13 gang members with outstanding arrest warrants, according to local police.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 28, 2007
Three wounded in gang shooting (Chicago, IL): Three men in their 20s suffered leg wounds during a gang-related shooting outside a South Side home, Chicago police said this morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 28, 2007
Four arrests in Monday killings (Garden Grove, CA): Police arrested a Garden Grove man and three juveniles on suspicion of a shooting that left a man and woman dead in a concrete walkway early Monday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 28, 2007
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