Gang-Related News Articles

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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 and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.


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Gang graffiti in school carries stiff charges (Pasadena, TX): Pasadena Independent School District police arrested one student and plans to arrest another student for allegedly marking two schools with gang graffiti in separate incidents.
Source: The Pasadena Citizen    Date: February 7, 2005

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Tibetans grieve shooting deaths (Columbia Heights, MN): Twin Cities Tibetans on Saturday night prayed for a slain 21-year-old in their community, remembered a Cambodian friend also fatally shot and expressed their dismay at gun violence.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: February 6, 2005

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Suspected gang member, 13, fatally shot by police (Los Angeles, CA): A 13-year-old suspected gang member driving a stolen Toyota was killed by police early Sunday after a pre-dawn chase in which he rammed an LAPD patrol car, authorities said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 6, 2005

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Officials: Rock Hill in denial over gangs (Rock Hill, SC): Think Rock Hill doesn't have a gang problem? Think again, local officials say. "They've been in Rock Hill forever," said Rock Hill Police Officer Michael Marquez.
Source: The Herald    Date: February 6, 2005

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Proposed bill set to get tough on gangs (Durham, NC): Assistant District Attorney John Phillips isn't known for mincing words, particularly when it comes to his specialized area of expertise: the fight against gang violence.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: February 6, 2005

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Tackling gang issue (Fort Hall, ID): Increasing gang activity is not just a problem for law enforcement, it is problem for the entire community.
Source: Idaho State Journal    Date: February 5, 2005

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Slain woman was wife of gang leader (Gilroy, CA): A 20-year-old Salinas woman found shot to death on a remote road near Gilroy on Monday was the wife of a top "general" of the Nuestra Familia prison gang, The Monterey County Herald learned Friday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 5, 2005

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Nine in gang charged in drug case (Toledo, OH): Nine men - all Bloods street gang members or their associates - were arrested yesterday after a six-month investigation that targeted a drug-trafficking operation in Toledo and other unidentified areas, authorities said.
Source: The Blade    Date: February 5, 2005

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Plan to target at-risk youths (Huntington, NY): Designed to keep 40 at-risk youth from the reach of street gangs, Supervisor Frank Petrone unveiled a new intervention program Thursday that centers in the Huntington and South Huntington school districts.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 4, 2005

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Store owners disagree on gangs (Hillsborough County, FL): Muhammed Hijaz wasn't fazed by the news that undercover detectives had bought drugs from suspected gang members outside his grocery store.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: February 4, 2005

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Senator proposes bill to address gang violence (Annapolis, MD): Recruiting new members for gangs would become a crime under legislation proposed today by state Sen. Nancy Jacobs of Harford County.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: February 4, 2005

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Latin Kings gang leader nabbed near Brick school (Brick, NJ): The reputed leader of the Latin Kings gang in Philadelphia was arrested yesterday by FBI SWAT team members and Brick police, causing the temporary lockdown of Brick Memorial High School.
Source: Ocean County Observer    Date: February 4, 2005

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Cops arrest 25 in major campaign on area gangs (Lakewood, NJ): Early morning sweeps conducted by law enforcement officers culminated in about 25 arrests, a dozen of which could involve people with knowledge about a string of recent shootings, Ocean County Prosecutor Thomas F. Kelaher said yesterday.
Source: Ocean County Observer    Date: February 4, 2005

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Fight likely result of 'neighborhood' dispute (Suffolk, VA): School officials on Thursday looked into claims that a fight at Lakeland High School on Wednesday was related to a feud between rival gang members.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: February 4, 2005

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Home invasion leaves 3 wounded (Tucson, AZ): Three men were shot before dawn yesterday in what Tucson police said was a gang- and drug-related apartment invasion at a Southeast Side complex.
Source: Tucson Citizen    Date: February 4, 2005

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Gang Busters (Sonoma County, CA): Sonoma County gang-related homicides, assaults and drive-by shootings reached an all-time high in 2004. But now government officials and youth advocates are hoping that Measure O, passed by voters last November, will stem the tide of gang violence before it gets completely out of control.
Source: North Bay Bohemian    Date: February 4, 2005

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President plans anti-gang initiative and program to train lawyers in death penalty cases (Washington, DC): Declaring that "taxpayer dollars must be spent wisely, or not at all," President Bush said on Wednesday that his budget for next year would cut or eliminate more than 150 government programs.
Source: The New York Times    Date: February 3, 2005

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Police suspect robbery attempt gang-related (Pocatello, ID): Two Fort Hall teens who tried to force their way into a man's house early Tuesday morning while attacking him with a crowbar and knife, and two others who acted as lookouts, were under Fort Hall Police surveillance, Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen said.
Source: Idaho State Journal    Date: February 3, 2005

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Wanna-be gang members county's only threat (Brooksville, FL): Just a little less than a week ago, Christopher Heisler told authorities he was a member of the street gang Folk Nation.
Source: Hernando Today    Date: February 3, 2005

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Gang-related crime a public safety crisis (Springfield, MA): On Sept. 13, 1993, Arnoldo "Nardy" Perez was killed on a street corner in Springfield because he laughed at the gold and black beads worn by a member of the Latin Kings.
Source: The Republican    Date: February 3, 2005

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