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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Fresno gets aid in battle with gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno has been chosen as one of five communities nationwide to receive targeted help in reducing gang crime, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: March 1, 2005

Oxnard gang injunction debated as trial nears (Oxnard, CA): Crude scrawlings in acid have destroyed the front windows at The Pinata's Fabrics, a discount fabric store on Saviers Road in Oxnard.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: February 28, 2005

Full-blown war by Hmong gangs alarms police (Sacramento, CA): Deputy Ed Yee leaned his elbows on a patrol car just yards from the dead man's bullet-riddled car, plugging a finger in his right ear so he could hear a colleague on his cell phone describe the victim's gang history.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 28, 2005

Gangs use Internet to bang out messages of pride, hate (San Jose, CA): Sal Rojas was working on his computer science degree when he created to celebrate Latino culture.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: February 27, 2005

Orange County teen gets life for shooting (Orange County, CA): A Huntington Beach teenager who adopted the moniker "Hitler" when he joined the "Dragon Family Juniors" street gang became one of the youngest defendants in Orange County history to get a life term in prison.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: February 27, 2005

Nine held in assault on two students (Sacramento, CA): Nine Sacramento-area gang members have been arrested on suspicion of severely stabbing and beating two West Sacramento High School students, said police Lt. David Farmer.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 26, 2005

Standard for gang ID cited (Stanislaus County, CA): Civil rights attorneys asked to see Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department policies and procedures for documenting gang members.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: February 26, 2005

Boy, 15, gets two life terms in Fountain Valley shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A Huntington Beach teenager who adopted the moniker "Hitler" when he joined the "Dragon Family Juniors" street gang became one of the youngest defendants in Orange County history to get life in prison.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 26, 2005

Gang link investigated in Fresno shooting (Fresno, CA): The city's fifth homicide victim this year was a well-documented gang member, but Fresno police say it's too early in the investigation to say whether the slaying was gang-related.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: February 25, 2005

Seminar focuses on anti-gang strategy (Oceanside, CA): There are nearly 8,000 documented gang members in San Diego County, and about a quarter of them are in North County.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 25, 2005

CYA wards face stricter screening for work crews (California): California Youth Authority officials are changing the way they screen young inmates who work in public areas after a December escape was linked to a Minnesota sheriff's deputy being shot this week.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 25, 2005

Student slain, another wounded by gang members in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA): One student died and another was wounded near a Long Beach high school Thursday afternoon when gang members confronted the victims and fired several shots into a street crowded with teenagers, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 25, 2005

FBI: Gang members using UFW symbol (Salinas, CA) : A symbol that has long represented the United Farm Worker's Union and their movement is being hijacked by gang members, FBI officials said.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: February 25, 2005

Council votes down gang-loitering item (La Mesa, CA): An urgency ordinance aimed at curbing loitering among gang members failed to win City Council approval this week, but the discussion will continue at a meeting next month.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 24, 2005

County jails OK for now (Los Angeles County, CA): Los Angeles County jail officials, who routinely segregate inmates by gang affiliation to thwart brawls, say their lawyers believe the jail is not affected by the U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday on prisoner segregation in state prisons.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 24, 2005

Priest helps gang members find light (Claremont, CA): His resolve remains unshakable, after the death of a child he once helped. And even after the 134th one, whom he buried on Valentine's Day, Father Gregory Boyle is as determined as ever.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: February 24, 2005

Six arrested in area gang sweep (Humboldt County, CA): The Humboldt County Gang Task Force spent Friday searching the homes of known gang members, arresting six on a variety of probation, drug and weapons charges.
Source: Lake County Record-Bee    Date: February 23, 2005

Facing similar problems, U.S., Central American officials unite in battle against gangs (California): Shirtless, handcuffed and bathed in the searchlights of a helicopter, 14 newly arrested Central American gang members were lined up along a chain-link fence Wednesday and studied by officials from the FBI, Homeland Security and California police looking for help with gang problems back home.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 23, 2005

California loses appeal on state prison segregation (California): State prisons cannot temporarily segregate inmates by race except under the most extraordinary circumstances, the Supreme Court said Wednesday, all but ending a long-standing California policy aimed at reducing gang-related violence.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 23, 2005

Five weekend shootings leave 2 dead, 3 hurt (Sacramento, CA): Over Presidents Day weekend, Sacramento law enforcement officers responded to five unrelated shootings that left two men dead and three others in critical condition, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 23, 2005

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