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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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Critics assail gang order (Oxnard, CA): More than 200 opponents of Oxnard's 2-month-old gang injunction have filed court papers alleging it is being used to harass innocent people and trample civil liberties, while stigmatizing dozens of youths as "urban terrorists."
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 10, 2004

Two shootings claim four lives in county (Los Angeles County, CA) : Four people were killed and four others injured, two of them critically, in separate gang-related attacks Sunday in South Gate and South Los Angeles, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 9, 2004

Napa gang unit moves through the streets (Napa, CA): It haunts some of Napa's toughest neighborhoods, but many don't realize it's there. The ones that do can feel its presence hovering around, quietly watching over them. At night, its blue hue camouflages the beast as it creeps through Napa's streets in search of gang activity.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: August 9, 2004

Hope and reality collide (Los Angeles, CA): It was a day after a graffiti-removal worker employed by Homeboy Industries was shot to death while stopped at a traffic light at a Boyle Heights intersection, and six weeks after another graffiti worker was slain by suspected gang members.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 8, 2004

City urged to end gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): With a Ventura County judge set next week to review Oxnard's recently imposed gang injunction, community activists are urging city leaders to scrap the court-ordered crackdown in favor of broader, more effective solutions to youth violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 7, 2004

Random attacks may be Victorville gang's initiation (Victorville, CA): Two men who were stabbed after leaving a Victorville nightclub early Friday morning may have been attacked as part of a gang initiation, a sheriff's detective said. The two victims, whose identities have not been released, are in stable condition.
Source: Daily Press    Date: August 7, 2004

LA gang killings strike at neutral group (Los Angeles, CA): When gang members want out of the lifestyle, they can turn to Homeboy Industries, where even convicted felons can count on finding work and someone to talk to. A Homeboy shirt once was likened to a Red Cross armband in a war zone: Donning it meant safe passage in a gang-gripped community. No longer.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: August 6, 2004

Three plead not guilty in shooting of Taft teens (Van Nuys, CA): The three defendants in last September's shooting of three Taft High School students pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of attempted murder and mayhem, and denied special allegations they used a gun to benefit a criminal street gang.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: August 6, 2004

Gang activity escalates: 31 documented incidents this year, just in Ukiah limits (Ukiah, CA): Is it a figment of the imagination or has gang activity been increasing in the town author Norman Crampton lauded some years ago as "the number one best small town to live in within California and the sixth best place to live in the United States?" Yes, gang activity has been up in the last several months and seems to be increasing this summer," Ukiah Police Capt. Dan Walker said.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: August 6, 2004

Four sentenced in jail-yard beating (Yolo County, CA): Four Norteño gang members were sentenced to eight to nine years in prison for a jail-yard attack on a fellow gang member whom they called a "snitch," officials said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 5, 2004

Man shot while working for anti-gang group (Los Angeles, CA): A man was shot and killed Tuesday while on his way to remove graffiti as part of his job with a group that offers jobs as an alternative to gang life. Arturo Casas, 25, was the second worker for Homeboy Industries to be killed since June, but police said the shootings were probably unrelated.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 4, 2004

Two held in Hwy. 99 shooting (Sacramento, CA): Police arrested two people in a shooting on Highway 99 near Sheldon Road that left one man injured Monday night, officials said. Javier Lopez, 23, and David Escamilla, 22, were booked Tuesday morning on suspicion of attempted murder and a gang enhancement after several shots were fired into a silver automobile about 7:25 p.m., Sacramento police spokesman Sgt. Justin Risley said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 4, 2004

Two men, teen held in fatal drive-by shooting (Visalia, CA): Police arrested two men and a teenager late Sunday on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year-old man who was killed that day in a drive-by shooting while he stood in a front yard with some friends.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: August 3, 2004

Two teens face charges in shooting (Monterey, CA): Two teenagers are facing attempted murder charges after one, a 14-year-old, allegedly shot a Watsonville man who was trying to break up an argument between them in downtown Monterey.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: August 3, 2004

Teenager gunned down in drive-by (Visalia, CA): Three men are in custody and a fourth is being sought in connection with the drive-by shooting death of a 19-year-old Visalia man gunned down across the street from his parents' house Sunday night. Witnesses said they saw several shots fired from a red Mercury Cougar, and one struck Owen Bruce, who was in the front yard of a home in the 1700 block of West Prospect Avenue with several friends.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 3, 2004

Teenager recovering from stabbing (Union City, CA): A teenager who was beaten and stabbed 12 times by suspected gang members after leaving a party early Saturday morning remains hospitalized with a punctured lung and a fractured bone in his face, but is expected to recover, a family member said Monday.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald     Date: August 3, 2004

Man killed by gunmen in cul-de-sac (Sylmar, CA): A man dropping off two females in a San Fernando Valley residential neighborhood shortly before midnight was slain in an apparently gang-related shooting, police said Saturday.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: August 2, 2004

Area gangs pushed beyond turf battles (Los Angeles, CA) : As George Avlos de Jeda cruises the streets these days, fresh graffiti still mark the boundaries of countless turf territories, but the clumps of ominous-looking thugs are disappearing. "A lot has changed with gangbanging," the former gang member remarks as he drives through the Rampart neighborhood, the origin of the Mara Salvatrucha gang's empire.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 1, 2004

Sentence is the first on gang injunction (Ventura County, CA): A 20-year-old Oxnard man has become the first member of the Colonia Chiques gang to be sentenced under a controversial court order, Ventura County authorities said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 31, 2004

The Immigrant Gang Plague (California): Before immigration optimists issue another rosy prognosis for America’s multicultural future, they might visit Belmont High School in Los Angeles’s overwhelmingly Hispanic, gang-ridden Rampart district. "Upward and onward" is not a phrase that comes to mind when speaking to the first- and second-generation immigrant teens milling around the school this January.
Source: City Journal    Date: July 29, 2004

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