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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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Second alleged gang member charged in slaying of L.A. county officer (Los Angeles, CA): A suspected gang member who is believed to be the triggerman in the slaying of an off-duty Los Angeles County police captain was charged with murder Wednesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 18, 2004

Panel working to solve city's gang problems (Turlock, CA): People with diverse backgrounds have come together to fix Turlockā€™s gang problem. The Turlock Community Collaborative gang issues committee and others discussed the issue in order to find solutions yesterday.
Source: The Turlock Journal    Date: August 18, 2004

Some suspects in Tuesday's drive-by shooting are found (Pomona, CA): Police went on an armed house-to-house search Wednesday, looking for three of the suspects involved in a Tuesday-night drive-by shooting that injured four people. Wednesday's search for the shooters turned up some suspects in the drive-by that injured three members of the same family.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: August 18, 2004

Gang violence suspected in drive-by shooting (Pomona, CA): A father stood stunned in his driveway Tuesday after his three sons and their friend were severely injured in a drive-by shooting that left bullet casings scattered on the driveway and police combing through the yard.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: August 17, 2004

City Hall stymies LAPD (Los Angeles, CA): City Hall bureaucracy has stymied the Los Angeles Police Department's efforts to buy a $2 million crime-fighting computer system that would help in the arrests of thousands of gang members a year and free up dozens of officers for other duties, the Daily News has learned.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles     Date: August 17, 2004

Violence moves police to notify parents if kids mix with gangs (San Diego, CA): In an attempt to stem rising gang violence, San Diego police will notify parents and guardians whenever their children are found associating with gangs, Assistant Chief Rulette Armstead said yesterday. "The letters will ask parents to come in and talk with us about it," she said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 17, 2004

Two men slain at Venice Beach (Venice Beach, CA): Two men were killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon in the heart of Venice Beach as thousands of beachgoers soaked in the sun and surf, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 16, 2004

16-year-old boy is second victim in weekend gang-related shootings (San Diego, CA): Gangs with guns have claimed a second victim this weekend, a 16-year-old boy. Four people have been arrested in connection with a Saturday night drive-by shooting that killed Lee Smith Jr. of San Diego, San Diego Police Department said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 16, 2004

Judge favors a way out for gang members (Oxnard, CA): Although he banned an Oxnard gang from gathering in public two months ago, Superior Court Judge Frederick H. Bysshe still appears troubled over when the court should stop considering someone a gang member and allow him to reclaim his freedoms.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 15, 2004

Family shot, wounded in parking lot (Salinas, CA): A family of three was getting ready to head home when they were shot and wounded in a Salinas apartment parking lot on Wednesday, police reported. Rudy Zaragoza, 31, and his wife, Carmela Zaragoza, 25, were sitting in the parking lot at 817 Elkington St. around 1:50 a.m. when they were struck by bullets.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: August 12, 2004

Police say gang killings decreasing (San Francisco, CA): The rate of homicides in San Francisco has begun to drop, with no gang-related slayings in The City since June, the Police Commission heard Wednesday.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: August 12, 2004

Suspect charged in officer's death (Compton, CA): A 19-year-old alleged gang member was charged Thursday with capital murder for the shooting death Tuesday of an off-duty county police captain, who was gunned down while on a pre-dawn bike ride.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: August 12, 2004

Talks on gang order possible (Oxnard, CA): Seeking to calm community tensions, a Superior Court judge indicated Tuesday that he may order mediation between law enforcement officials and residents affected by a gang injunction imposed in Oxnard two months ago.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 11, 2004

Man fatally shot in his car after stopping at a Santa Ana intersection (Santa Ana, CA): A man was shot to death in his car Tuesday in a Santa Ana intersection in what police described as a gang-related attack. Neither the victim's name nor his hometown was released.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 11, 2004

Dallas merchandize popular at summer camp despite gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): Dallas Cowboys souvenir T-shirts, helmets and ballcaps are flying off the shelves during the football team's summer camp despite a gang injunction that prohibits some residents from wearing anything with the Cowboys logo.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 11, 2004

Police: Fight may have been gang-related (Napa, CA): A Napa man led police on a long chase through downtown Napa on Monday night before throwing in the towel without a scuffle. With guns drawn and a K-9 ready to spring into action, officers took Joel Manuel Vasquez, 20, into custody in front of the Napa Bowl on Soscol Avenue, police said.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: August 11, 2004

Critics assail gang order (Oxnard, CA): More than 200 opponents of Oxnard's 2-month-old gang injunction have filed court papers alleging it is being used to harass innocent people and trample civil liberties, while stigmatizing dozens of youths as "urban terrorists."
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 10, 2004

Two shootings claim four lives in county (Los Angeles County, CA) : Four people were killed and four others injured, two of them critically, in separate gang-related attacks Sunday in South Gate and South Los Angeles, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 9, 2004

Napa gang unit moves through the streets (Napa, CA): It haunts some of Napa's toughest neighborhoods, but many don't realize it's there. The ones that do can feel its presence hovering around, quietly watching over them. At night, its blue hue camouflages the beast as it creeps through Napa's streets in search of gang activity.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: August 9, 2004

Hope and reality collide (Los Angeles, CA): It was a day after a graffiti-removal worker employed by Homeboy Industries was shot to death while stopped at a traffic light at a Boyle Heights intersection, and six weeks after another graffiti worker was slain by suspected gang members.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 8, 2004

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