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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Bill brings $6.5M (Monterey County, CA): Monterey County law enforcement officials could launch a joint gang task force as early as March, thanks to $3.1 million in federal funding approved this week for the effort.
Source: The Californian    Date: December 18, 2004

Ludlow proposes city anti-gang agency (Los Angeles, CA): Declaring that Los Angeles must confront gang violence forcefully, City Councilman Martin Ludlow plans today to formally propose the creation of a city department dedicated to gang intervention and prevention.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 17, 2004

Two arrested near scene of fight, several weapons found (Fortuna, CA): Two men arrested near the scene of a fight Thursday admitted to being affiliated with a gang and now face enhanced punishments if convicted of their alleged crimes.
Source: The Times-Standard    Date: December 17, 2004

Judge OKs South L.A. apartment evictions (Los Angeles, CA): For the first time, a Los Angeles judge, acting at the request of city officials, has ordered the eviction of all tenants from a gang-ridden apartment complex on the grounds that it is a public nuisance.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 15, 2004

Police arrest juveniles after gang violence (Vacaville, CA): A longstanding feud between two gangs that erupted in violence over the weekend in Vacaville resulted in the arrest Monday of 11 Solano youth. Fifteen more juvenile arrests are expected by week's end.
Source: The Reporter    Date: December 15, 2004

Terror on the streets (Los Angeles, CA): The thunderous show of force shattered the quiet dawn: Flash-bang grenades exploded, doors were battered down, and dozens of men were taken into custody.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: December 13, 2004

Gang youth needed on violence task force (Long Beach, CA): A citywide effort to neutralize gangs and youth violence must include young gang members and their parents if it is to succeed.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: December 13, 2004

Drive-by shooting barely misses gang member (San Diego, CA): San Diego police reported that a gang member narrowly missed being struck by bullets fired from a truck in Stockton.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: December 12, 2004

Injunction will target W. L.B. gang (Long Beach, CA): The city will soon serve court-ordered injunctions that limit the activities of members of a West Long Beach gang, attorneys in the city prosecutor's office said. The injunctions should be served by year's end.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: December 11, 2004

Kids lend a hand to wipe out graffiti (Chula Vista, CA): The three concrete walls that face Fifth Avenue near G Street have been a taggers' canvas for at least a generation. A new generation, just 5 years old, is trying to do something about it.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 11, 2004

Effort to disarm gang members expanded (Los Angeles County, CA): Holding a TEC-9 handgun, county Supervisor Mike Antonovich announced Friday an expansion of a Probation Department program to disarm gang members.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 11, 2004

Deputies hunt for gangster (Palmdale, CA): Sheriff's deputies Saturday hunted a street-gang member suspected of an assault at a mobile home park, then of trying to carjack motorists after crashing his stolen getaway car.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: December 11, 2004

Gang tag on Berry shoe dismissed as 'kid's stuff' (Fresno, CA): Fresno State freshman forward Chris Berry said he displayed a gang-related message on his basketball sneakers not to claim affiliation but to show love for the people from his neighborhood.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 8, 2004

Fugitive convicted in W. Sac stabbing is arrested (Sacramento, CA): Raymond P. Corona Jr., a member of the West Sacramento street gang known as the Broderick Boys, was arrested Tuesday, two months after he jumped bail in the midst of his trial for a Jan. 1, 2003, stabbing.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 8, 2004

Teen pleads guilty to killing CHP officer (Pomona, CA): A 16-year-old who confessed to randomly killing a California Highway Patrol officer in order to impress a street gang he wanted to join pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 6, 2004

Priest strives to reclaim gang members (Los Angeles, CA): At first they thought the priest riding his bike through the night and chatting it up with the homeboys was crazy. They figured he would go away, like most who tried to stop gang violence in the neighborhood.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: December 5, 2004

Female suspect held in teen gang killing (Pittsburg, CA): A 19-year-old woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of shooting a high school student who police said had recently switched his gang affiliation.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 4, 2004

Police shoot, kill suspected gang member after chase (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police shot two men - one fatally - in separate incidents Friday. In the first shooting, a West Side man was shot dead after he allegedly led police on an early-morning chase on the Dan Ryan Expy. before firing a machine pistol at them, police spokesman Pat Camden said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 4, 2004

Schools beef up patrols after fights (Los Angeles, CA): A series of violent confrontations over the last two weeks between black and Latino students at three South Los Angeles high schools has taken authorities by surprise, raising fears of widening clashes.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 3, 2004

Gang rivalry blamed in man's death (Pittsburg, CA): Antioch gang members shot and killed a high school senior who had left their ranks for a rival gang, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 3, 2004

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