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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A lesson for all on gangs (Fairfax County, VA): For the first time this year, all seventh- and eighth-graders in Fairfax County schools will have lessons on the dangers of gangs, including tips on how to walk away from gang members who try to convince them to join.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 8, 2005

Group combats gang warfare with mother's love (Virginia Beach, VA): Like all too many residents in neighborhoods across the nation, Jacqueline McDonald is fed up with thug culture, street violence and the speedy deaths both promote.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 4, 2005

Alleged gang members arrested (Henrico County, VA): Henrico County police have arrested three alleged members of a neighborhood gang and are seeking several more accused of attacking two teens in recent weeks, beating one boy into a coma.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: September 3, 2005

MS-13 member pleads guilty to murder (McLean, VA): A member of the MS-13 street gang pleaded guilty to murder in aid of racketeering Thursday in connection with a 2004 shooting of a rival gang member.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 2, 2005

Police arrest 4 identified on video (Roanoke, VA): Roanoke police say they have arrested four people identified in the DVD "Real Talk." Authorities, meanwhile, are continuing to investigate what they say may be gang-related activity on the locally produced video.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: August 31, 2005

New approach taken in battle against gang violence (Virginia Beach, VA): Street violence forced Jacqueline McDonald to bury two sons. A friend’s son was killed by men who called themselves gangsters. And now, mothers tell McDonald they fear their children will get involved with street gangs.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: August 30, 2005

Taking to the mall to loosen gangs' grip (Prince William County, VA): Mapavi, a local nonprofit organization newly focused on combating Latino gangs in the region, has decided to go where the teenagers are: the mall.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 28, 2005

DVD purports to show gang life in Roanoke (Roanoke, VA): An angry-looking man in a white T-shirt holds up a large golden medallion hanging around his neck. It is marked with the letters SW and an image of Jesus Christ.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: August 27, 2005

Kilgore faulted for gang remarks (Virginia): Democratic prosecutors in Northern Virginia are accusing the Republican gubernatorial nominee of attempting to "pander to the fears" of voters by suggesting a tie between a deadly Central American street gang and al-Qaida.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: August 23, 2005

Branded in a world of gang warfare (Maryland and Virginia): On crowded city buses in her native El Salvador, Flor Alas was well-versed in a key rule of survival: Don't look a gang member in the eyes.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 22, 2005

Police to fight gang violence (Verona, VA): Police in the southern Shenandoah Valley have teamed up to form a regional task force to combat gang violence that has recently escalated and become deadly.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: August 20, 2005

Kilgore visits murder site to tout anti-gang initiatives (Mount Jackson, VA): Republican candidate for governor Jerry Kilgore visited the site of one of Virginia's most brutal gang murders Friday to tout his anti-gang proposals, including legislation to make it easier to execute gang leaders who order their followers to murder.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: August 19, 2005

Another Suffolk shooting leaves 52-year-old injured (Suffolk, VA): When Akeyda Hinton heard shots ring out in her downtown Suffolk neighborhood late Tuesday night, she immediately launched into her routine. "Get on the floor," Hinton said she screamed to her three children.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: August 18, 2005

Experts target area gang problem (Charlottesville, VA): Keith Applewhite hates it when newspapers run pictures of teenagers flashing their gang symbols.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: August 17, 2005

How did dance turn to brawl? (Richmond, VA): Nobody got shot. That's one way to describe how the Back to School Dance at the Greater Richmond Convention Center ended Saturday night in gang-related street brawls and pepper spray.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: August 16, 2005

Anti-gang strategies lack unity (Virginia): Six months after he served more than a year in jail for disposing of a body in a gang-related killing in Montgomery County, Nelson Bernal was back on the streets, lying in wait outside a county high school - preparing, police say, to attack members of a rival Latino gang.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 14, 2005

Shenandoah Valley officials readying for gangs as signs appear (Shenandoah Valley, VA): Shenandoah Valley law enforcement officials say they're seeing signs that gangs are on their way to the area — and they are not going to be caught off guard.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: August 7, 2005

Valley tries to stop gang problem (Weyers Cave, VA): Signs of violent gang presence have appeared in high school students' attire in Winchester, graffiti in Harrisonburg and a recent shooting death in Staunton, investigators say.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: August 1, 2005

Police train to spot gang symbols (Weyers Cave, VA): Images of a gritty, violent subculture with its own language of coded words, hand signals and tattoos flashed across a screen.
Source: The News Leader    Date: July 27, 2005

Family: Killing gang-related (Staunton, VA): At 22 years old David Pannell Jr. was still trying to find his way in life. What he had was a family who loved him and a passion for rapping.
Source: The News Leader    Date: July 25, 2005

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