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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Taking anti-gang effort to community (Arlington, VA): Jose E. Hoyos, pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in Dale City, was shopping at a Giant grocery store in Arlington about six months ago when a face from the past surfaced in the checkout line. "Remember me, Father?" the man asked. "Nope," Hoyos replied.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 31, 2004

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Safety in Salinas (Salinas, CA): More law enforcement officers on Salinas streets and a California Highway Patrol helicopter patrolling the skies since September point to a more aggressive approach in stemming the tide of violent crime that has plagued the city in recent years.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 31, 2004

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Police blame stabbings on street gang (Des Moines, IA): Police blamed a pair of early-morning stabbings Saturday on a Latino street gang they say launched a recruiting effort at Des Moines schools last year. Investigators say the attackers in both incidents are members of Latin Pachucos. No arrests have been made.
Source: The Des Moines Register    Date: October 31, 2004

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Two wounded in gunbattle (Rialto, CA): Two men were wounded after a drive-by shooting turned into a gun battle between two police officers and four suspected gang members Saturday morning. The officers were not injured.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: October 30, 2004

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13 arrested after another fight at a city school (Philadelphia, PA): A melee - the third at or near a city high school this month - erupted inside Benjamin Franklin High yesterday, resulting in 13 arrests, including one for the alleged assault of a police officer.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: October 30, 2004

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Police vigilant after 'gang hit list' emerges (Los Angeles, CA): A "gang hit list" targeting police has two Inland Empire police agencies on alert, NBC4 reported. Police in San Bernardino and Colton said that they're being extra vigilant after warnings that gangs are targeting police officers.
Source: NBC 4 News    Date: October 30, 2004

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Police investigating separate gang attacks that injured four (San Diego, CA): San Diego police reported that gang detectives were investigating two attacks - in different parts of town - which left four people injured Saturday.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: October 30, 2004

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Gang task force strikes (San Bruno, CA): Three San Mateo men are behind bars for shooting a rival gang member in San Bruno this summer. The arrests complete a two-month investigation aided by a multi-agency gang task force now struggling to find money to keep its grip on a growing gang epidemic.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal    Date: October 30, 2004

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Lincoln plans meetings on violence (Tacoma, WA): Lincoln High School officials are meeting with parents to address their concerns after a recent shooting and a separate incident this week in which two students were arrested for allegedly carrying guns to school.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: October 30, 2004

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Prince George's gang leaders make peace deal (Prince George's County, MD): Dominic and Hank are not leaders of warring factions in the West Bank. Vincent and Carlos are definitely not insurgents from Fallujah. But after years of sometimes deadly scrimmages between the Shadow High and Birchwood City ("B-dub-C") crews in Fort Washington, these young men's pending pact to lay down their arms is no less welcome than a Middle East peace agreement.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: October 29, 2004

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Weed and Seed program given big boost (Great Falls, MT): With a successful track record of reducing crime and improving neighborhoods, the Great Falls Weed and Seed program was given another $225,000 in federal funding to continue its efforts. The program aims to help law enforcement "weed" out neighborhood violent crime, drug and gang activity.
Source: Great Falls Tribune    Date: October 29, 2004

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Drug crackdown nets more than 100 suspects (South King County, WA): A team of federal, state and local authorities announced yesterday the arrest of more than 100 people in a three-month drug crackdown in South King County.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 29, 2004

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100 ignore T-shirt order at Forest Hill (Jackson, MS): About 100 Forest Hill High students in Jackson ignored warnings from school authorities and wore black or white T-shirts to school on Thursday. The students were ordered to change clothes or face suspension.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: October 29, 2004

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Neighbors tried, couldn't save victim (West Valley City, UT): A series of semi-automatic gunshots cut through the rain late Wednesday, killing a 16-year-old boy outside a West Valley City fourplex. Sang Ba Nguyen fell to one knee after bullets struck him in the torso and head.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 29, 2004

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19 gang members arrested in probe of killing, attacks (San Diego, CA): An investigation into a brawl last month in a Mira Mesa Boulevard parking lot led to the arrests yesterday of 19 gang members linked to a series of assaults that include a Riverside County homicide, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 29, 2004

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Tougher Chelsea gang law urged (Chelsea, MA): Recruiting members for street gangs could result in jail time for those caught in the act, if proposed criminal penalties to the city's antigang-recruitment ordinance are approved by the City Council and the Legislature.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 28, 2004

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Are gangs moving into the area? (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man shot in Denbigh might have been injured by a high school gang member. Newport News police say arrests have not been made in the Oct. 18 shooting of Gregory Terry, a 35-year-old man who lives on Old Courthouse Way.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 28, 2004

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Teens found guilty in fatal gang initiation (Memphis, TN): Six teenagers were found responsible today for the beating death of a 15-year-old during a gang initiation at a Memphis school. The decision by a Juvenile Court referee amounts to a reckless homicide conviction for the young males, age 13 to 15.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: October 28, 2004

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Suffolk to join forces (Suffolk County, NY): Calling their accord a historic step in the fight against gangs, police from Suffolk County and El Salvador signed a pact yesterday that would allow their departments to share intelligence and training to counter the international menace.
Source: Newsday    Date: October 28, 2004

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Gang homicides not on rise, police say (Tucson, AZ): Monday's fatal shooting of Ian Lynn Townsend, 20, a week after a suspected gang-related shooting death at an East Side bar doesn't mean gang homicides are on the rise, police said. Officers believe Townsend was affiliated with a gang, based on his tattoos and clothing, said Sgt. Marco Borboa, a Tucson police spokesman.
Source: Tucson Citizen    Date: October 28, 2004

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