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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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Prison inmates' fiscal dealings probed (Crescent City, CA): Mexican Mafia members at Pelican Bay State Prison have used their gang associates on the streets of Southern California and elsewhere to funnel money in and out of the prison, officials say, prompting a crackdown on prisoners' personal financial dealings.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 21, 2004

Three arrested for gang murder (San Mateo, CA): The gang members suspected of killing San Mateo resident Jaime Meza nearly a week ago in a case of mistaken identity were arrested Friday. A countywide search of suspected gang members’ homes resulted in the arrest of three San Mateo residents.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal    Date: November 20, 2004

Man gunned down in dispute (Palmdale, CA): A reputed San Gabriel Valley gang member was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot during an apparent dispute with another gang member, officials said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: November 19, 2004

Program offers 'clean slate' (San Jose, CA): With tattoos on the back of his head, behind his ears and above his eyebrow, Victor Guizar looks the part of a gang member. The San Jose resident was part of the Sureños, a gang whose name meant "Southerners" of Mexico.
Source: The Spartan Daily    Date: November 19, 2004

Fresno police crack down on gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno police made nearly 1,200 arrests in a gang crackdown launched after a surge in gang violence in October. The operation was "extremely inspirational," Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Thursday. He said the department will continue to target gangs, drug traffickers and parole violators.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 19, 2004

Police want community's help in fighting upswing of gangs (San Francisco, CA): Study their clothing and the colors they wear. Inspect the graffiti they leave. And notice if they hang out late at night by liquor stores in big groups. Most important, report anything that might be gang activity.
Source: San Mateo County Times    Date: November 18, 2004

Tuesday night shooting appears gang-related (Fresno, CA): A shooting Tuesday night that sent a man to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds appears to have been gang-related, Fresno police reported Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 18, 2004

Suspect in 14-year-old's murder charged with wounding gang rival (Los Angeles, CA): A man arrested in connection with the murder of a 14-year-old boy who was gunned down while riding a bicycle pleaded innocent to wounding a rival gang member a month earlier.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 17, 2004

Santa Rosa police fight rising number of drive-by shootings (Santa Rosa, CA): An escalation of violence in this Sonoma County city has left nine people wounded, one of them paralyzed, in 32 drive-by shootings this year. Police say the drive-bys have grown increasingly common, particularly in the south and northwest areas of the city where gangs thrive.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 14, 2004

Community troubled by gang activity (Fremont, CA): Many months have passed, but Gaby Machuca still thinks about the four days of gang violence - the fights, stabbings and shootings - that rattled the Centerville area in May.
Source: The Argus    Date: November 14, 2004

SDPD gang unit investigating Hillcrest stabbing (San Diego, CA): San Diego police reported that a 22-year-old man stabbed in the stomach in a gang-related attack in Hillcrest was hospitalized.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: November 14, 2004

Altercation that led to stabbing of two men under investigation (Chico, CA): An altercation that resulted in the stabbing of a 23-year-old Chico man and a 19-year-old Magalia man is under investigation as possibly being gang-related, according to a police press release.
Source: Enterprise-Record    Date: November 14, 2004

Teenager shot in Logan Heights (San Diego, CA): Three or four young men drove off in a Ford Mustang after shooting a teenager in Logan Heights last night, San Diego police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 13, 2004

Three arrested in Salinas High shooting (Salinas, CA): Three suspects - two 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old - have been arrested in connection with Wednesday's shooting of a North Salinas High School student.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: November 12, 2004

OHS gets a lesson on gangs (Oceanside, CA): About 120 teachers at Oceanside High School got a lesson on gangs Friday when two Oceanside Police officers gave them an hour-long presentation on what to look out for in the cafeteria, in the hallways and inside student notebooks.
Source: North County Times    Date: November 12, 2004

Gang unit cuts desert crime (Victorville, CA): Nearing its one-month mark, the High Desert Gang Task Force has gotten numerous criminals off the streets, which is starting to reduce violent crime in the Victor Valley, sheriff's officials said.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: November 12, 2004

Police check 3 homes in gang sweep (El Monte, CA): Animosity between rival gangs is about to boil over and police Wednesday looked to diffuse tensions before violence breaks out. El Monte officers swept three homes where Evergreen gang members are known to stay in an effort to pick them up on warrants or parole violations.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: November 10, 2004

70 arrested in ID crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): In its continuing crackdown on phony IDs, Los Angeles officials announced Tuesday they have arrested 70 people and confiscated more than 31,000 blank cards that could be used to generate false documents.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: November 10, 2004

Youth looks like innocent victim in gang slaying (San Francisco, CA): A 17-year-old youth who recently moved to San Francisco to live with his girlfriend appears to be an innocent victim of gang violence in last Friday's shooting in the Bayview, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: November 9, 2004

45 arrested, face deportation in North County gang sweep (North County, CA): Immigration officials said yesterday they have arrested 45 foreign-born North County gang members over the last five weeks and plan to expel them from the country.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 9, 2004

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