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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Court officials look to toughen sentences for some gang crimes (New London, CT): An increase in gang activity is prompting court officials in Connecticut to take new steps ensuring gang members convicted of weapons and drug crimes get the maximum jail sentence.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 21, 2005

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Meeting to tackle gang issues (Scottsdale, AZ): Two gang-related fights in south Scottsdale earlier this week provoked a neighborhood response from police, social service workers and residents.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: May 21, 2005

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Young man shot in possible gang-related incident (San Antonio, TX): A 16-year-old male was shot in the back late Friday night on the 100 block of Colby Street in what may be a gang-related incident.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: May 21, 2005

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Two gang members shot, hospitalized (Lomita, CA): Two gang members were shot and wounded by other gang members late Thursday, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 21, 2005

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Shootings prompt call for residents to unite (San Diego, CA): The sound of gunfire is a sad reality in southeastern San Diego, where children are afraid to walk home from school and the concentration of gang members is higher than in any other area of the city.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 21, 2005

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Gang involvement is investigated (Arlington, TX): Hours before a family dinner to celebrate his 17th birthday, Walter Rodriguez left his parents' east Arlington apartment to hang out with his friends.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 21, 2005

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Third Corona teen held in fatal stabbing (Corona, CA): Police on Thursday arrested the last remaining suspect in last week's slaying of a Corona teenager — as thousands gathered the same day for the victim's funeral.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 20, 2005

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Oregon warned of brutal MS-13 gang (Portland, OR): The FBI says a brutal street gang known as MS-13 has established a presence in Oregon, even though local police say they have not seen any evidence of its arrival.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: May 20, 2005

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Vicious gang's growth feared (Dallas, TX): The arrests of several suspected members of a vicious Central American gang have heightened fears among Dallas-area law enforcement officials about the growing influence and might of MS-13 in North Texas.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: May 20, 2005

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Dangerous gang moves into North Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX): It is considered the most dangerous gang in America, and it has moved into Dallas-Fort Worth. Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is a group made up mostly of Salvadorans who entered the U.S. illegally through Mexico.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: May 20, 2005

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Accused check scam gang indicted by federal grand jury (Roanoke, VA): Eleven members of a Mexican gang, including nine illegal aliens, have been charged with defrauding a bank out of more than $40,000 by using fake IDs made with picture cell phone images, federal authorities said Friday.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 20, 2005

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Fifth alleged gang member charged in shooting (Yuma, AZ): Prosecutors have until Monday to file charges against 18-year-old Johnny Sebastian Ruiz, one of five people arrested in connection with a weekend shooting that police say is gang-related.
Source: The Yuma Sun    Date: May 20, 2005

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Gang activity in Belvidere (Belvidere, IL): A big city problem invades a stateline community normally known for its peaceful streets. The problem is gang activity.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: May 20, 2005

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Legislator announces task force to study prison gang activity (Trenton, NJ): A South Jersey lawmaker, whose district houses one out of every four state inmates, announced a task force Thursday that will investigate gang activities in the prison system.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: May 20, 2005

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Charge dropped against suspect connected to knifing at store (Cranston, RI): The attorney general's office has dropped an attempted-murder charge against Rudy M. "Biggy" Velasquez, accused in the stabbing of two brothers, members of a rival gang, outside a Kmart store in March.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 20, 2005

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FBI, area police step up work against gangs (Houston, TX): Beyond metal detectors and uniformed guards, in a conference room unmarked by decoration of any kind, a disembodied voice comes through a speaker phone:
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 19, 2005

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N. Va. sheriffs outline anti-gang strategies (Virginia): Juan Pacheco stood before the television cameras and reporters, pulled on a white doctor's coat and slung a stethoscope around his neck.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 19, 2005

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Youth curfew gets tougher (Knightdale, NC): Town officials took a tough stand against youth gangs and teen delinquency Wednesday night, moving up the curfew hour from midnight to 9 p.m. and raising the age limit to include anyone younger than 18.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: May 19, 2005

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DEA: Drug ripoff kingpin snared (Tucson, AZ): Authorities say they have arrested the head of a gang responsible for numerous home invasions and drive-by shootings in the Tucson area over the past six months.
Source: Tucson Citizen    Date: May 19, 2005

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Even after attack, gang presence still minor here (Stevens Point, WI): The attack of a 19-year-old man in the Stevens Point Area Senior High parking lot earlier this year brought the issue of gang activity to the attention of local police.
Source: Stevens Point Journal    Date: May 19, 2005

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