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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Pixley men plead no contest in assault of teen (Pixley, CA): Two Pixley men pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the April 28 beating of a 19-year-old motorist who police say was mistaken for a gang member.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 8, 2004

$331,000 state grant will continue anti-gang program (Lancaster, CA): A multiagency anti-gang program in Lancaster will continue for another year with the help of a $331,000 state grant. The grant, from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services' Criminal Justice Programs Division, will finance another year of an effort that included the hiring of a specially trained gang sergeant, and assistance from the District Attorney's Office and the Probation Department.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 7, 2004

Northeast Valley police make loud partygoers face the music (Pacoima, CA): Los Angeles police officers charged with breaking up loud and unruly parties know the fastest way to find out who is in charge. "Trust me, you hook the deejay, they'll find the owner," said Officer Casey Sbabo. It was after 11 p.m. Friday and more than a dozen LAPD officers ushered out stragglers from the group of more than 150 mostly teenagers — including suspected gang members — who helped turn a vast dirt yard in Pacoima into a dance floor.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 5, 2004

L.A.'s 18th Street Gang is hit with injunction forbidding recruiting (Los Angeles, CA): With a new twist on an old tactic, the Los Angeles city attorney's office has won a permanent injunction against the infamous 18th Street gang, barring members from recruiting young people. "We need to find new ways to cut off membership," City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 3, 2004

Police target gang violence (Ceres, CA): Last weekend's gang sweep in Ceres is just one way law enforcement is targeting widespread street violence in Stanislaus County. The Sheriff's Department and Modesto police say they are stepping up patrols, sharing information and working to get guns out of gang hands.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 2, 2004

Grandpa's gang (Tulare and Fresno County, CA): Street gangs are in the cross hairs of law enforcement statewide. The South Valley is no exception. The Tulare County grand jury report, released last week, takes special notice of a growing problem with South Valley gangs, saying that there are now 5,784 documented gang members in Tulare County representing 93 different street gangs.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 2, 2004

Two arrested in series of armed robberies (Visalia, CA): A 19-year-old Visalia man and a 13-year-old boy were arrested Wednesday night in a series of robberies and thefts that occurred in the span of three hours, police said. Visalia police said they are looking for a third suspect.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 2, 2004

T.O. teen stabbed in gang fight (Newbury Park, CA): A 16-year-old Thousand Oaks boy was stabbed during a fight between rival gangs in Newbury Park, authorities said Thursday. His injuries were not life-threatening, police said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 1, 2004

Panel wants $600,000 to fight gangs (Los Angeles, CA): A City Council committee on Wednesday directed that $600,000 be found to restore reductions to gang prevention and intervention programs, including Communities in Schools in North Hills. The program, known as L.A. Bridges II, was reduced in the city budget from about $3.8 million this year to about $3 million for fiscal 2005 after losing a one-time funding source.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: June 30, 2004

Gangs face new foe (Fresno, CA) : Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with local law enforcement officials Monday to discuss Fresno County's gang problem and talk about a bill she says will give them a new weapon in their war on gang violence. Feinstein's bill, which Thursday cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee, would increase the penalties for the most serious gang crimes and make it a federal crime to recruit minors to join a criminal street gang.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 29, 2004

Gang fight precedes concert (Ukiah, CA): Concert-goers at Todd Grove Park may have noticed some extra police presence Sunday. Along with a concert in the park on Sunday evening Ukiah ended up getting an unwanted bonus: a pre-concert gang fight.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: June 29, 2004

Gang shooting erupts again (San Mateo, CA): San Mateo police are forming a seven-day-a-week gang task force to try and cease a rising number of violent gang shootings in the last six days. One shooting occurred in broad daylight in a high-traffic area while the last two shattered the quiet night of a North Central neighborhood.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal    Date: June 29, 2004

When deportation is a death sentence (Los Angeles, CA): In May, 105 alleged gang members, including an undisclosed number of deportees from Los Angeles, burned to death in a Honduran prison while guards watched through a closed gate and did nothing. Faulty electrical wiring was blamed.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 28, 2004

Three killed, two hurt in four attacks (San Francisco, CA) : A violent weekend in San Francisco left three people dead and two wounded. On Sunday, police responding to a call at 1:50 a.m. reporting shots fired in the city's Potrero Hill neighborhood found that a man had been shot in the 1800 block of 25th Street.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 28, 2004

San Francisco worries over spike in homicide rate (San Francisco, CA): Just as summer travelers are again crowding onto cable cars, San Francisco's leaders are concerned that the city's image as a tourist playground is threatened by the highest murder rate since 1995. Brazen violence in the past week has brought the year's total homicides to 47, not including two fatal shootings by law enforcement officials.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 27, 2004

Keeping school violence at bay (Los Angeles, CA): Five years after the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, safety advocates say the nation's public schools are as safe as ever. But a few observers say the war on terrorism is siphoning funding and attention from school safety just as rising gang violence threatens progress made in the 1990s.
Source: USA Today    Date: June 27, 2004

Man shot in foot in gang attack (San Diego, CA): A man was shot in the foot during a gang-related attack in Chollas View, San Diego police said today.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 26, 2004

Gang injunction nets first arrests (Oxnard, CA): A preliminary injunction against the largest street gang in Oxnard led to three arrests in the past week, marking the Police Department's first attempts to enforce court-ordered restrictions on the Colonia Chiques.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: June 26, 2004

Grand jury spotlights gang activity (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County has a growing problem with gangs, but it will take more than law enforcement and social services to reverse the trend. It will take the direct intervention of parents, stated the Tulare County grand jury's final report, released Friday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 26, 2004

15 arrested in anti-gang sweep (Marysville, CA): The security cameras that parolee Oscar Guillen placed in the trees outside his Gridley home didn't prevent him from being swept up Friday in a three-county anti-gang crackdown. Eighty-five officers from various agencies, including the FBI, joined the Strategic Tactical Operation Program in Butte, Glenn and Sutter counties.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: June 26, 2004

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