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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Maryland police form gang task force (Maryland and Virginia): A task force looking at the gang problem in Montgomery and Prince George's counties says keeping kids busy is key to keeping them out of trouble.
Source: WJZ | CBS Baltimore    Date: September 20, 2004

Hispanic groups join forces over gangs, immigration (Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC): Hispanic groups united yesterday to stop what they call a wave of gang violence and anti-immigration legislation that is hurting their population.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: September 16, 2004

Kilgore warns of gangs (James City County, VA): Virginia has a growing gang problem, Attorney General Jerry Kilgore told members of the Virginia Sheriffs' Association at their 71st annual conference Monday. "I grew up in Gate City. If you had told me back then that one of the focuses of my adult life would be combating gangs in Virginia, I would have certainly told you you're crazy," Kilgore said.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 14, 2004

Police share gang info (Staunton, VA): When it comes to combating gang violence, the best defense may be a good offense. At least that's what Staunton police have learned from their counterparts 30 miles north in Harrisonburg.
Source: The Daily News Leader    Date: September 14, 2004

Police brief residents on gang awareness (Staunton, VA): Police Chief Jim Williams and Officer Christopher Hartless delivered a "Gangs 101" class to area residents in an informational briefing on Wednesday evening. City Council chambers was full as residents, many from their Neighborhood Watch groups, listened to Hartless talk about prominent gangs, their symbols, signs and colors, and warning signs of gang involvement.
Source: The Daily News Leader    Date: September 8, 2004

Third man arrested in death of fellow Va. gang member (Prince William County, VA): A 23-year-old member of Northern Virginia's most violent street gang has been arrested on murder and weapons charges in connection with the slaying of a fellow gang member in Prince William County last month, police said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 2, 2004

Staunton PD to share gang info with public (Staunton, VA): A mini-controversy erupted in Staunton last week over Staunton City Council's decision to hear from the city police department on the issue of gang violence in an information session that was closed to the public. "I would hesitate to call it a controversy. No one has complained about this to my knowledge other than members of the local news media," city-government spokesman Doug Cochran told The Augusta Free Press.
Source: Augusta Free Press    Date: August 31, 2004

Police chief: Gangs active in Staunton (Staunton, VA): For Chief Jim Williams, gang activity is evident in Staunton. "In the city, we have seen some signs that point to gang activity. Over the last year or two, we've seen some increase in the level of activity," Williams said. He is specifically concerned about the gang activity surrounding the city becoming Staunton's problem.
Source: The Daily News Leader    Date: August 31, 2004

MS-13 gang member stabbed (Leesburg, VA): Police have identified that a man who was stabbed in the forearm with a steak knife in Leesburg Wednesday, Aug. 18, has an affiliation with the MS-13 gang. Leesburg Police Department Lt. Jeff Dube said that Luciano S. Rosales, 28, of Leesburg, was charged with malicious wounding.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: August 26, 2004

Media blitz leveled at Virginia gangs (Manassas, VA): Northern Virginia's highest-ranking law enforcement officials yesterday introduced their newest weapons in the war on gangs: Brochures, posters and radio and television commercials targeting parents and children.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 25, 2004

Anti-gang coordinator aims for root of problem (Loudon County, VA): Loudoun County has hired juvenile probation officer David L. Carver as the coordinator and first full-time employee of the Gang Response Intervention Team (GRIT), a two-year-old program to unify efforts by agencies to keep young people from joining gangs.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 25, 2004

Police say shoe, car tie suspect to Va. gang killing (Prince William County, VA): They were all members of the violent gang Mara Salvatrucha, and they quickly spread out through the Prince William County townhouse. They were about to take out one of their own.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 19, 2004

‘703 Mob’ gang exposed in Sterling (Sterling, VA): The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office searched the home of suspected gang members earlier this month and revealed in a search warrant that it has been aware of a new active Sterling Park street gang whose members call themselves the “703 Mob.”
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: August 19, 2004

Reston man arrested in slaying (Manassas, VA): Police have arrested a Reston man in connection with a gang-related slaying Wednesday at a party in Manassas, one of several violent incidents recently in Northern Virginia, including a nonfatal shooting, a stabbing, an assault and robberies.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: August 14, 2004

Killing at N.Va. party may be tied to gang (Manassas, VA): A 22-year-old Manassas Park man was fatally shot at a party Wednesday night in a slaying that appears to be linked to Northern Virginia's most dominant street gang, MS-13, police said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 13, 2004

Va. man guilty of gang activity (Fairfax County, VA): There was no plan for the two Latino street gangs to face off in a hotel parking lot in Fairfax County early one Sunday in April. They simply bumped into each other while holding separate parties, sparks flew and then fists.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 12, 2004

Local gang tied to two violent hits (Leesburg, VA): A home-grown gang implicated in two violent attacks in Leesburg within five days is getting a fresh look from police. Leesburg police said the gang known as "434" is not to be confused with the powerful and violent Hispanic gang MS-13, whose presence in Northern Virginia has ignited a far-reaching effort to control such groups.
Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror    Date: August 10, 2004

Va. teenager pleads guilty in machete attack (Fairfax County, VA): The machete attack that mutilated the hands of an Alexandria youth in May started with an exchange of harsh words between rival street gangs and ended with three machete-swinging teenagers slashing at the victim, a Fairfax County prosecutor said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 4, 2004

Five convicted on drug charges as members of Petersburg gang (Petersburg, VA): Five men were convicted yesterday on conspiracy and racketeering charges for being members of a Petersburg gang and dealing crack cocaine.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: August 4, 2004

Clean slate (Grafton, VA): The tiny pitchfork tattoo on Amy Russell's left hand is part of what she considers a former life. So is a much larger black drawing on her right shoulder that reads, "Got Weed?" Back when Russell got the tattoos - one a gang symbol and the other a nod to her drug abuse - she was making mistakes that landed her in juvenile detention and later prison.
Source: Daily Press    Date: August 4, 2004

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