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 targeted in injunction (Fresno, CA): One of Fresno's oldest street gangs — the Parkside Bulldogs — is being targeted by a civil injunction that bans members from associating inside a "safety zone" around Roeding Park.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 1, 2004

Community-based Proyecto Pastoral provides alternatives to gang membership (Los Angeles, CA) : There are estimated 200,000 gang members in Los Angeles, California. Law enforcement officials say gangs account for as much as half of all violent crimes committed there, and are considered the number-one law enforcement problem in Los Angeles.
Source: Voice of America News    Date: December 1, 2004

Gang violence a spreading stain (San Diego, CA): On Aug. 19, gang members attacked a man and his pregnant wife stopped at a traffic light in a quiet Chula Vista neighborhood. The same roaming band of thugs then beat a 15-year-old boy unconscious with a piece of lumber.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 1, 2004

Selma killing second of 2004 (Selma, CA): Angry and fearful residents of a southwest Selma apartment believe gang members are behind the Thanksgiving night slaying of a man who was beaten and stabbed.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 27, 2004

15-year-old gang shooting victim identified (San Diego, CA): Authorities Saturday released the name of a 15-year-old boy killed in a gang-related shooting at a Bay Terraces apartment complex.
Source: North County Times    Date: November 27, 2004

County revives anti-gang unit (San Bernardino County, CA): Steadily rising gang crime is spurring all of the county's police agencies to resurrect an anti-gang task force called SMASH.
Source: The Press-Enterprise     Date: November 25, 2004

Oxnard gets OK to pay for gang injunction aid (Oxnard, CA): An agreement allowing the city of Oxnard to pay for a prosecutor to handle the gang injunction against the Colonia Chiques was approved Tuesday by county supervisors.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: November 24, 2004

Patterson neighbors shocked (Patterson, CA): A stabbing that may have been gang-related has shocked a tiny neighborhood on this city's east side. "It makes you worry a lot, because it's never happened here before," Linda Peralta, 47, said in Spanish as she peered out from behind her screen door.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: November 23, 2004

Community gathers at gang forum (Porterville, CA): After Porterville's most recent drive-by shooting that killed Jaime "Nano" Garcia Jr., a community information forum on gang issues was held Monday night in the Granite Hills High School cafeteria. "We really need this for the community," said Ida Garcia, Jaime's mother, about the forum.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: November 23, 2004

Three still sought in gang-linked slaying (Escondido, CA): Six persons, including a 12-year-old, have been arrested in the gang-related fatal stabbing of Rene Chavez-Vasquez a week ago, police said. Escondido police continue to look for three others believed to be involved in the slaying.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 23, 2004

Port Hueneme looks for gang solutions (Port Hueneme, CA): The injunction imposed in June against the Colonia Chiques street gang in Oxnard caused an uproar. Opponents of the injunction complained that the Oxnard Police Department should have consulted residents before asking a judge to take such a drastic action to combat street crime.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: November 22, 2004

Push to revive anti-gang unit (San Bernardino County, CA): Prompted by the growing gang threat in San Bernardino County, several area law enforcement leaders are pushing to revive an anti-gang unit, whose very success led to its end.
Source: The Sun    Date: November 22, 2004

12 arrested in gang violence (Escondido, CA): Police have arrested a dozen young people in the gang-related slaying of a teen last week or other assaults since then in the city. The fatal stabbing a week ago of 16-year-old Rene Chavez-Vasquez triggered a week of violence, the worst in recent years in Escondido.
Source: North County Times    Date: November 22, 2004

Salinas could get $1.5 million (Salinas, CA): U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, announced Saturday that Salinas is a step closer to receiving $1.575 million to fight gang violence under a federal spending bill approved Saturday by the House of Representatives.
Source: The Californian    Date: November 22, 2004

Prison inmates' fiscal dealings probed (Crescent City, CA): Mexican Mafia members at Pelican Bay State Prison have used their gang associates on the streets of Southern California and elsewhere to funnel money in and out of the prison, officials say, prompting a crackdown on prisoners' personal financial dealings.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 21, 2004

Three arrested for gang murder (San Mateo, CA): The gang members suspected of killing San Mateo resident Jaime Meza nearly a week ago in a case of mistaken identity were arrested Friday. A countywide search of suspected gang members’ homes resulted in the arrest of three San Mateo residents.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal    Date: November 20, 2004

Man gunned down in dispute (Palmdale, CA): A reputed San Gabriel Valley gang member was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot during an apparent dispute with another gang member, officials said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: November 19, 2004

Program offers 'clean slate' (San Jose, CA): With tattoos on the back of his head, behind his ears and above his eyebrow, Victor Guizar looks the part of a gang member. The San Jose resident was part of the Sureños, a gang whose name meant "Southerners" of Mexico.
Source: The Spartan Daily    Date: November 19, 2004

Fresno police crack down on gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno police made nearly 1,200 arrests in a gang crackdown launched after a surge in gang violence in October. The operation was "extremely inspirational," Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Thursday. He said the department will continue to target gangs, drug traffickers and parole violators.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 19, 2004

Police want community's help in fighting upswing of gangs (San Francisco, CA): Study their clothing and the colors they wear. Inspect the graffiti they leave. And notice if they hang out late at night by liquor stores in big groups. Most important, report anything that might be gang activity.
Source: San Mateo County Times    Date: November 18, 2004

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