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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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East County anti-gang force wins funds (East County, CA): The county yesterday approved nearly $800,000 for a new task force to focus on gang crime in East County.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 3, 2005

Prosecutors say suspected gang member shot two because of color of shirt (Pinole, CA): Authorities say a suspected gang member shot and killed two men last weekend in Pinole because one of them was simply wearing the wrong color.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: August 3, 2005

Two arrested in gang probe (Murrieta, CA): Two men suspected of running the Murrieta branch of a regional prostitution ring that lured runaway teenage girls were arrested this week, police said Wednesday.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: August 3, 2005

Three Glendale gang members nabbed in nationwide sweep (Los Angeles County, CA): Federal officials announced Monday that three Glendale gang members - two from Armenia and one from Mexico - were among 26 Southern Californians arrested as part of a two-week nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting violent street gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: August 2, 2005

13 Bay Area men held in gang sweep (San Francisco and Sonoma counties, CA): Federal immigration agents have arrested 13 suspected gang members in San Francisco and Sonoma counties as part of a nationwide anti-gang crackdown, authorities said Monday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: August 2, 2005

Two killed in Pinole shooting (Pinole, CA): An early evening stroll in the park with some friends ended in death for two young West Contra Costa men after a gunman opened fire on them Saturday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: August 1, 2005

W. Sac reports crime decline (Sacramento, CA): Felony crime has dropped sharply on the north side of West Sacramento in the 5 1/2 months since a crackdown on the Broderick Boys street gang began, according to statistics released Saturday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 31, 2005

Gunman sought in brothers' deaths (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities were searching Friday for a gunman who allegedly shot two teenage brothers while they shopped at a minimarket in East Los Angeles - an attack that sheriff's officials said was gang-related.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 30, 2005

62 gang-related arrests made in sweep (Ontario, CA): Ontario Police arrested 62 people for gang-related offenses during a large-scale gang enforcement sweep Friday.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: July 30, 2005

Police believe slaying may be gang-related (San Francisco, CA): A 26-year-old San Francisco man was shot and killed early Friday in what may be retaliation for violence earlier this week in the Western Addition, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 30, 2005

Two teens killed in gang shooting at East L.A. store (Los Angeles, CA): Two East Los Angeles teenagers were shot to death inside a market Thursday evening, the victims of an apparent gang killing authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 29, 2005

Inland man shot dead as he slept (Lake Elsinore, CA): Two men gunned down a Lake Elsinore man in his bedroom Wednesday night in what investigators suspect is a gang-related slaying.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: July 29, 2005

SMASH targets Ontario gang members (Ontario, CA): The San Bernardino County gang unit continued its war on parole violators, known gang members and their associates Friday afternoon as more than 100 officers dispersed through the streets of Ontario.
Source: The Sun    Date: July 29, 2005

Police make strides in combating gang violence (San Francisco, CA): Last year, an eagle-eyed probation officer stationed at South San Francisco High School noticed something odd: Seven students had started dressing the same and spending all their time together.
Source: San Mateo County Times    Date: July 28, 2005

Compton stung by steep rise in killings (Compton, CA): Compton has recorded 44 slayings this year - more than in all of last year - putting the city of 96,000 on a pace to far surpass homicide rates in the nation's most dangerous big cities.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 25, 2005

Man killed in suspected gang shooting (Long Beach, CA): A man was shot to death early Sunday during a baptism party in the 1400 block of East 11th Street, and police think the shooting was gang-related, an officer said.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: July 24, 2005

O. C. gang members drop 38%, D. A. says (Orange County, CA): The number of gang members in Orange County has dropped by more than a third since 1995, according to an analysis of gang activity that at least one expert says could be misleading.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 22, 2005

LA police say two gang members linked to freeway shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Police have charged one gang member and identified another as a suspect in the fatal March freeway shooting of a 20 year-old college student, officials announced Friday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 22, 2005

'Trigger Lock' law helps cut gang-related killings in half (San Francisco, CA): The number of killings in San Francisco attributed to gangs in largely African American neighborhoods has dropped by more than 50 percent so far this year from 2004, thanks in part to intervention by federal law enforcement, police officials said Wednesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 21, 2005

Carjacking victim shot, dragged along the road (Riverside, CA): An 18-year-old Riverside man was shot for his car and dragged onto the railroad tracks near Nichols Park around 2:50 a.m. Wednesday, police said.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: July 21, 2005

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