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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Philly sees big increase in gang activity, feds say (Philadelphia, PA): Gang activity in Philadelphia and the surrounding region increased dramatically over a four-year period while the availability of many drugs remains high in the city, according to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. From 2009-2013, the Philadelphia Police Department identified 169 gangs operating within the city and the immediate suburbs, the agency said in a report released Tuesday.
Source: PhillyVoice     Date: December 7, 2016
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Grant from faith-based program would go to fight gang violence (Jackson County, MI): Reducing gang violence in Jackson is a goal of the Rev. Ira Combs Jr., who plans to work on getting a federal grant to address the issue.
Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot    Date: March 11, 2006

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Federal sweep results in arrests of 375 gang members (Washington, DC): A coordinated gang-enforcement operation has resulted in the arrest of 375 gang members in 23 states. The arrested gang members include many from the notoriously violent MS-13 gang, which has become a top concern of the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Source: ABC News    Date: March 10, 2006

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City targets gangs, youth crime (Toledo, OH): Parents whose juvenile children repeatedly commit crimes could face misdemeanor charges for lack of supervision if Toledo City Council adopts legislation sought by Police Chief Jack Smith.
Source: The Blade    Date: March 10, 2006

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Anti-gang sweep nets three arrests (Redding, CA): The Shasta Anti-Gang Enforcement unit conducted an operation in and around the City of Shasta Lake before 5 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, the Shasta County Sheriff's Department said.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News    Date: March 10, 2006

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Teen arrested in shooting (Lancaster, CA): A 22-year-old man is in a hospital and a 14-year-old boy is behind bars after a shooting during what deputies believe was a gang confrontation in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart store in east Lancaster.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: March 9, 2006

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Livermore fights gangs with education (Livermore, CA): A new five-member gang task force has been formed by Livermore police. Already operating for a month, the temporary task force is working to quell gang activity before it becomes a problem in the city.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 9, 2006

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No gang crisis seen in Long Branch (Long Branch, NJ): The city displays none of the telltale signs of a community in the midst of a youth gang crisis, said a state expert on juvenile gangs.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: March 9, 2006

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Gang-related fights break out at Gardena High School (Los Angeles, CA): Officials at Gardena High School hope to quell tension between black and Latino students following two days of fighting.
Source: NBC4 News    Date: March 9, 2006

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Police try to stay ahead of gangs (Gastonia, NC): Police from three states gather in Gastonia today for a three-day conference on gangs, a small problem here but one police say they're trying to stay ahead of.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: March 8, 2006

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School ignores offensive graffiti, advocate says (Providence, RI): Inside Nathan Bishop Middle School, on bulletin boards designed to display student work, are dozens of examples of sexually explicit graffiti written in teenage scrawl.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: March 8, 2006

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Goshen council considers new curfew for teenagers (Goshen, IN): City officials hope a proposed curfew will crack down on vandalism and violence - and skirt a federal court ruling that overturned a similar state law.
Source: The News-Sentinel    Date: March 8, 2006

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Center forges anti-gang link (Springfield, MA): Through a new partnership, Northern Educational Services Inc. has extended its anti-gang and violence initiative to youth at the South End Community Center.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 8, 2006

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Council hires consultant for gang review (Los Angeles, CA): In the first step toward possibly creating a gang czar - a position the Valley's former top cop might want - the City Council voted Tuesday to spend $465,000 to hire a consultant to help organize Los Angeles' anti-gang resources.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: March 8, 2006

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Resurgence of gang activity in PA (Port Arthur, TX): Port Arthur has been seeing a resurgence of gang activity in just the last few months, Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton told city officials Tuesday.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: March 8, 2006

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Fatal shooting linked to gangs (Stockton, CA): Police are investigating the death of Savoeun Sou, who died late Sunday after someone shot him in the face and neck outside the Mekong Harbor restaurant, according to the Stockton Police Department.
Source: The Record    Date: March 7, 2006

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DEA, St. Paul police arrest 26 in gang sweep (St. Paul, MN): A year-long investigation led by the St. Paul Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration resulted in the arrest of 26 people allegedly associated with the Latin Kings street gang, officials said
Source: The Forum    Date: March 7, 2006

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Gang problems increasing in Utah County (Utah County, UT): A young teen is brutally beaten in Provo and police are calling it an act of gang-related violence. How bad is the gang problem in Utah County? Kathryn May went looking for answers.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: March 7, 2006

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Mayors, police seek help with gang problems (New Jersey): Mayors and law-enforcement officials convened at the Statehouse today to urge legislators to pass a package of bills they say is crucial to combating New Jersey's escalating gang problem.
Source: Courier-Post     Date: March 7, 2006

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Possible gang problem in Putnam (Putnam, CT): The suggestion of a gang inside a high school in Connecticut's quiet corner has raised quite a stir in the small town of Putnam.
Source: WFSB Eyewitness News 3    Date: March 7, 2006

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Police make record gang bust (Nashville, TN): A meeting of a gang called the Crips in East Nashville led to the arrest of nearly a dozen people. Metro Police called it the largest bust involving gang-related crime in the city's history.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: March 7, 2006

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