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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Graffiti incidents spike throughout Montgomery County (Montgomery County, TX): Several recent incidents of graffiti vandals spray painting local targets have been logged by law enforcement authorities, who say they expect a spike in related crimes with summer looming.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 5, 2005

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One dead in Tucson Mall stabbing (Tucson, AZ): An hour before closing, Tucson Mall was locked down while police unsuccessfully looked for the suspect in a stabbing death last night.
Source: Tucson Citizen    Date: April 5, 2005

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Hahn's anti-gang plan has its skeptics (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor James K. Hahn's latest crime-fighting proposal is breathtaking in scope: an injunction prohibiting Los Angeles gang members from congregating anywhere within the city's roughly 470 square miles.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 4, 2005

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Pomona resident is killed at Quinceañera (Placentia, CA): A Pomona man was fatally shot Saturday outside a gymnasium that had been rented for a birthday celebration, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 4, 2005

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Two held in killing over shoes (Chicago, IL): Two teenagers were charged Sunday with shooting Steven Terrett to death last week for his $110 pair of Air Jordan sneakers, Chicago police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 4, 2005

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Triangle law enforcers gird to loosen MS-13 gang's foothold (Raleigh, NC): Behind the storefronts of Brentwood Square, empty beer bottles rest beside walls spray-painted with gang graffiti announcing the presence of Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: April 4, 2005

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Gang shooting in Logan Heights leaves one man wounded (Logan Heights, CA): An 18-year-old Logan Heights male suffered a gunshot wound to the back in a shooting in Logan Heights, San Diego police report today.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: April 4, 2005

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Gang tie suspected in killing of man at Placentia party (Placentia, CA): A 24-year-old man was shot to death Saturday night at a birthday party at the Placentia Boys and Girls Club in what police are investigating as a gang-related homicide, said Sgt. Gene Stuckenschneider.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 4, 2005

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Street gang violence increases in San Jose (San Jose, CA): A knife fight over red and blue clothing that left one man dead and a 17-year-old boy wounded last week was the latest in an upsurge of street violence between San Jose's Norteno and Sureno gangs after months of apparent calm.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: April 3, 2005

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Three men injured in possible gang shooting (Anaheim, CA): Three men remained hospitalized Saturday after what investigators suspect was a gang-related shooting, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 3, 2005

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Deputies see gang fight, shoot man (Palmdale, CA): Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a 19-year-old man late Friday after they came upon a gun battle between rival gangs and he allegedly pointed a handgun at the officers, a department spokeswoman said Saturday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 3, 2005

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Four Presidents seek help in gang battle (Washington, DC): The presidents of four Central American countries issued an international plea Friday for help in their struggle against gangs, saying the criminal groups pose a grave threat to the entire hemisphere.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 2, 2005

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Wichita City Council candidates have a number of ideas on how to deal with a rise in gang violence (Wichita, KS): Candidates running for City Council agree that public safety is a top priority. But they differ slightly in how to stop the increase in gang violence.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: April 2, 2005

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Man shot in face (Salinas, CA): A man in his 20s was shot in the face while he was standing outside of an East Salinas home Friday night, authorities reported.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: April 2, 2005

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Ten gang members face drug charges (Chicago, IL): Four members of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang have been charged and six warrants have been issued in connection with a South Side drug operation that sold crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of an elementary school, three churches and two day-care centers, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 2, 2005

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Gang unit takes threat seriously (Omaha, NE): Members of an Omaha gang threatened to retaliate against police for shooting a man who had fled a traffic stop and shot at an officer.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: April 2, 2005

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Shaken by shootings, Connecticut police listen to music for clues (Norwalk, CT): Police are puzzled over what unleashed a series of shootings between rival groups that have shaken this city. But they're listening carefully to a CD of rap music for clues and to learn if more violence is on the way.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 1, 2005

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Anti-gang effort united (Salinas, CA): Salinas Mayor Anna Caballero made a plea Thursday to gang members to get out of their gangs before it was too late.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: April 1, 2005

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Sweep nets weapons, more (Santa Calrita, CA): Surprise sweeps Thursday of homes of more than 40 vandalism and gang-related probationers netted two arrests, a shotgun, knives, a stolen street sign and other contraband, authorities said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: April 1, 2005

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Gainesville police issue warrants for suspect in gang shooting (Gainesville, GA): Gainesville police are searching for information they hope leads to the arrest of a man they say is linked to two shootings Saturday on Aviation Boulevard.
Source: The Gainesville Times    Date: April 1, 2005

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