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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Amusement park brawl might have been started by gangs (Riverside, CA): A Valentine's night melee involving about 200 youths at a Riverside amusement park may have been triggered by a clash between gang members, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 16, 2005

Orland gang member gets hurt in attack, his second injury in a week (Orland, CA): A self-admitted member of an Orland gang, injured last week when rival groups confronted each other outside a home on Bonnie Lane, was hurt again Monday in an attack at the intersection of East and Tehama streets.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 16, 2005

Girl slain in apparent gang attack (Merced, CA): A 6-year-old Merced girl, caught in what police believe was gang-related gunfire in her home Sunday night, died early Monday at a Madera hospital.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: February 15, 2005

Sleeping child shot, killed in Merced (Merced, CA): A sleeping 6-year-old girl was fatally wounded when gunmen opened fire Sunday night on a Merced house in a shooting that police say was gang-related.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: February 15, 2005

Man shot in back on his way into Denny's (Chico, CA): A 26-year-old man is in critical condition at Enloe Medical Center after he was shot outside a local restaurant early Saturday in what appears to be a gang-related shooting.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 13, 2005

Ex-gangsters get rid of tattoos (Valencia, CA): A laser beam crackles over an ink mark at Dr. Bernard Raskin's cosmetic-surgery office, and another piece of his young patient's gang-afflicted past fades.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 13, 2005

Two suspected gang combatants arrested on unrelated charges (Orland, CA): Police said two people who may have participated in a gang fight have been arrested on unrelated charges. One is a 16-year-old male arrested Thursday morning at Orland High School for possession of a knife.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 12, 2005

Pomona to review gang plan (Pomona, CA): Nearly a year after a 16-year-old boy shot and killed a law enforcement officer to impress a street gang, the city will review a plan for solving the problem of youth violence.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: February 12, 2005

Graffiti war erupts into gang violence (Orland, CA): Police here did what they could to keep a graffiti war between rival gangs from escalating to violence, but on Wednesday it did.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 11, 2005

Some in Seaside worried about gang graffiti (Seaside, CA): The red scrawls on the sides of several buildings on Broadway Avenue one recent morning were unmistakable: Gang tags. In recent weeks there has been an upsurge in gang-laced graffiti on Seaside streets.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 10, 2005

Injunction targets West Sac street gang (Sacramento, CA): Fed up with three generations of crime by the Broderick Boys in West Sacramento, authorities in Yolo County went to court to launch a rigorous crackdown on the 350-member gang.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 10, 2005

Slain teen's mother blames school district (Pomona, CA): Maria Magdelena Urenda's life changed forever on Jan. 15. She watched helplessly from behind police lines as her 15-year-old son cried out for her.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: February 9, 2005

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

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

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

Students complete anti-gang program (Pomona, CA): Virginia Frias, video camera in hand, patiently waited for her daughter Nancy's name to be called out in the cafeteria of Emerson Middle School.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: February 3, 2005

Shooting likely gang-related (Chico, CA): A man and woman recovering from gunshot wounds at Enloe Medical Center have been little help to police searching for up to three suspects who allegedly attacked them Monday night.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 2, 2005

Judge bars three gangs around South L.A. park (Los Angeles, CA): Seeking to restrict the activities of three South Los Angeles gangs, city officials Monday announced the establishment of a 7 1/2-square-mile "safety zone" that bars gang members from assembling within its boundaries.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 1, 2005

88 arrests made In Stanislaus gang crackdown (Stanislaus County, CA) : A joint task force in Stanislaus County has wrapped up a massive crackdown on gangs. Officials said Sunday that during the past eight days, the task force made 88 felony and misdemeanor arrests.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: January 31, 2005

Red vs. blue: Longtime battle has migrated to north state (California): Police Sgt. Eric Reichel is a leading expert on gangs and gang culture in California. The subject piqued his interest years ago when he was teaching at a local high school.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: January 30, 2005

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