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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Arrests made in beating (Glendale, CA): Three Glendale gang members were arrested early Friday on suspicion of murder, accused of beating to death a 17-year-old who was riding his bicycle to his sister's home, police said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 22, 2004

Man in car dies in Seaside shooting (Seaside, CA): Seaside police are looking for a man suspected of fatally shooting a 29-year-old man as he sat in his car on Thursday afternoon near the Salvation Army.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 22, 2004

Turlock's anti-gang plan adds parents (Turlock, CA): The first step forward in this city's fight against gangs was the decision to organize a parent awareness night. Members of the gang task force Monday night decided it was essential to educate parents about gang wardrobe and behaviors.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: October 21, 2004

Lockyer vows help to fight L.A. gangs (Glendale, CA): California Attorney General Bill Lockyer on Wednesday told a group of about 100 community leaders and residents that his office is working closely with local police agencies to fight gang activity in Los Angeles.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 21, 2004

Supervisors back anti-gang program (Oceanside, CA): Hoping to curb a growing gang problem in Oceanside, the Board of Supervisors yesterday approved spending $50,000 on a new faith-based program.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 20, 2004

New computer center aims to curb gang violence (Riverside, CA): A group of motivated Riverside residents celebrated the opening of a computer center targeting at-risk youth Monday, but it was only the start of their larger plan to reduce gang-related violence.
Source: The Press-Enterprise     Date: October 19, 2004

Prison gang's pockets deep (Crescent City, CA): Department of Corrections officials have frozen the inmate trust accounts of 14 Mexican Mafia members and are investigating whether the prison gang is laundering drug money through the tightest lockup in the state.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 17, 2004

North Amphlett urged to fight gangs (San Mateo, CA): Police are asking neighbors to finally take a stand against crime on one of the city's most gang-plagued blocks.
Source: San Mateo County Times    Date: October 16, 2004

Gang violence on the wane in Richmond (Richmond, CA): One year after gang members shot and killed Chan Boonkeut, the 15-year-old daughter of Laotian refugees, her family and friends could find solace in one thing as they marked the anniversary of her death in Richmond on Wednesday.
Source: The Argus    Date: October 16, 2004

Victor Valley's new anti-gang task force swings into action with 70-man sweep (Victorvile, CA): After years of not having a gang unit in the Victor Valley, the Sheriff's Department has formed a group of deputies with one major purpose: to drive gang activity out of the desert.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: October 16, 2004

Hahn unveils anti-gang plan for at-risk kids (Boyle Heights, CA): Mayor James Hahn on Thursday announced the launch of a federally funded program designed to prevent and suppress gang violence by using early-intervention techniques.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 15, 2004

Boy, 17, was slain on way to school (San Diego, CA): A gang member was convicted yesterday of murdering a 17-year-old special-education student witnesses say was "hunted down" in a Chollas View apartment complex and killed with a sawed-off shotgun.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 14, 2004

City passes gang ordinance (Santa Clarita, CA): Gang members bent on intimidating others by loitering in public places have been put on notice by the city that they are breaking the law. An ordinance adopted Tuesday empowers the Sheriff’s Department to arrest gang members who loiter in public areas with the intent to mark their domain or to conceal illegal acts.
Source: The Signal    Date: October 14, 2004

Teen in custody after bloody gang attack at Gilroy park (Gilroy, CA): A Gilroy teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a violent attack last month in Las Animas Park in which two people were seriously injured by a group of rival gang members wielding baseball bats and knives.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 14, 2004

El Salvador enlists U.S. to fight gangs (California): Police in El Salvador are establishing better contacts with their counterparts in California to gain leverage against gangs involved in smuggling, extortion and other crimes in both nations, officials said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 13, 2004

Authorities arrest gang member after standoff from roof (San Diego, CA): Police blocked off a Southcrest neighborhood for several hours yesterday after a robbery suspect fleeing officers broke into an unoccupied South 39th Street house, climbed onto the roof and refused to come down.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 13, 2004

Shots fired in gang clash (Union City, CA): Police are investigating a string of gang-related crimes in which shots were fired at a man's car, a teenager was hit with a tree stake, and a boy was struck twice with a hatchet.
Source: The Argus    Date: October 12, 2004

Salinas boy, 17, wounded in shooting (Salinas, CA): A 17-year-old boy was in serious condition Monday night after he was shot several times near Oldtown Salinas. The boy told police that he was walking from the Oldtown area toward the 100 block of Villa Street a little after 8 p.m. when a green compact car with tinted windows pulled up beside him.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 12, 2004

LA neighborhood mourns 14-year-old gunned down on bicycle ride (Los Angeles, CA): Friends and neighbors accompanied a grieving mother on a vigil walk in memory of her 14-year-old son, who was shot and wounded by suspected gang members as he rode his bicycle and then killed with many more gunshots as he apparently begged for mercy.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 12, 2004

Trial set in bank heist (Lancaster, CA): Four reputed Los Angeles-area gang members accused of robbing a Palmdale bank at gunpoint and fleeing after a dye pack exploded were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on robbery charges.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 12, 2004

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