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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Growing gang problem focus of summit (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County's top police officer, Chief David Rohrer, worries that the region's growing gang troubles are going to get a lot worse before they start getting better.
Source: Virginia Connection Newspapers    Date: March 3, 2005

Fairfax aims to thwart gangs (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County kicked off its first gang summit yesterday with an announcement that cable giant Cox Communications will donate $1 million in cash to start after-school clubs for children and an additional $2 million worth of anti-gang public service announcements.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 26, 2005

Connolly touts 'progress' in Fairfax but warns of gangs (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County Board Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D) last night highlighted progress on his watch, saying he had increased affordable housing and improved mass transit and air quality, but he also warned that gang violence still poses the county's biggest challenge.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 25, 2005

Rival gang members attack boy, police say (Manassas, VA): A 14-year-old boy was beaten with baseball bats and stabbed Wednesday night by four teenagers in a rival gang in a Manassas area neighborhood that has been fraught with violence in recent months, police said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 25, 2005

Death penalty for gang shootings bill likely dormant for year (Virginia): Legislation that would subject street gang members to the death penalty for carrying out gang-ordered shootings will likely await next year's session after a Senate panel deferred action Monday.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: February 14, 2005

A chance for a clean start (Yorktown, VA): Dr. Colin Berry's office in Yorktown, Va., offers more than a tattoo removal service. It is where former gang members who are willing to endure a little pain can find redemption.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 13, 2005

Fight likely result of 'neighborhood' dispute (Suffolk, VA): School officials on Thursday looked into claims that a fight at Lakeland High School on Wednesday was related to a feud between rival gang members.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: February 4, 2005

City gets funds to help combat gang activity (Bristol, VA): Bristol hasn't had a gang problem for years, and the police want to keep it that way. Bristol will get $15,000 this spring for gang prevention.
Source: Bristol Herald Courier    Date: January 31, 2005

Residents voice fears at forum on gang growth (Loudon County, VA): Residents expressed concern at a forum Thursday night that the tide of people moving into Loudoun County was also bringing gangs and gang-related crime.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 30, 2005

Gangs' deadly reach growing younger (Fairfax County, VA): Johnny and Luzmila Campos fled their Arlington apartment five years ago after their eldest son was recruited by a violent Latino gang. They had high hopes for a quiet life in Fairfax County when they moved into a tiny rambler on Sheldon Drive.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 30, 2005

Teens not targeted in N. Va. shooting (Alexandria, VA): The three teenagers who were shot Friday night in an Alexandria area apartment complex, including one who was killed, were probably victims of mistaken identity and not the intended targets of their assailants, sources close to the investigation said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 26, 2005

Family says slain Va. teen was not involved in a gang (Fairfax County, VA): Three posters from the movie "Scarface," the 1983 classic starring Al Pacino, decorate the walls of Tony Campos's bedroom. A few model cars made by the 14-year-old are proudly displayed on a small dresser.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 25, 2005

Gang Watch (Loudon County, VA): Gang stats: This year's newly released crime statistics reveal that gang crime has nearly tripled, but what's even more telling is what the statistics don't reveal.
Source: Loudon Times-Mirror    Date: January 25, 2005

House Republicans propose ban on gang-related clothing (Richmond, VA): House Republicans want to give school districts authority to ban gang-related clothing from Virginia’s public schools on a case-by-case basis.
Source: Lynchburg News and Advance     Date: January 21, 2005

‘04 gang stats released by police agencies (Loudoun County, VA): There were at least 172 crimes committed by gang members in Loudoun County in 2004, according to figures released by the Leesburg Police Department and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: January 20, 2005

Gangs sharpen intimidation (Northern Virginia): The former gang member recalls watching them spread the newly purchased machetes from Springfield Mall on the bed and marvel at their sexiness. With reggae music booming in the background, the South Side Locos gang members began touching the steel blades and gripping the black handles.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 16, 2005

Arlington slaying may be gang-related (Arlington, VA): A 24-year-old Woodbridge man who was fatally shot Monday night while sitting in a parked Corvette in Arlington County may have been the latest victim in the escalating violence between two of Northern Virginia's most competitive gangs, according to court documents.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 14, 2005

Norfolk Gang Squad charges four high school students (Norfolk, VA): The teenagers called themselves "Crips" and used hand signals and gang lingo on a school bus. They asked a young man if he wanted to join the gang.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 7, 2005

Governor announces $3 million to fight gangs (Richmond, VA): Saying gangs are becoming a problem in both large and small communities, Gov. Mark Warner announced Thursday the allocation of $3 million in federal funds to combat gang activity.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: January 6, 2005

Another machete attack in Fairfax County (Fairfax County, VA): Police searched Tuesday for suspected gang members in a second machete attack in less than one year in Fairfax County. Like the earlier attack, some of a victim's fingers were severed.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: January 4, 2005

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