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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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Man charged in October shooting in Boyle Heights (Los Angeles, CA): A 23-year-old documented gang member has been charged in the October killing of a man in Boyle Heights, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 7, 2017

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Confessions show how MS-13 gang members killed two in Lake Worth (Lake Worth, FL): A decade or so before he killed two men, a quiet boy sat in a South Grade Elementary School art classroom learning what he could before ties to the international gang MS-13 would dictate his future.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: December 7, 2017

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Suspected Gang Activity Results In 4 Alexandria Arrests (Alexandria, VA): Four individuals from Alexandria were among 28 arrested as suspected gang members in a DC area roundup Wednesday. The charges relate to their roles selling drugs or use of guns in suspected gang-related activity.
Source: Old Town Alexandria Patch    Date: December 7, 2017

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Documented gang member in custody after allegedly evading arrest (San Antonio, TX): A documented gang member who was on probation is back in jail after he allegedly tried to evade police in his car. Officers assigned to the San Antonio Department's narcotics unit were conducting surveillance on Nov. 29 after getting information about illegal activity coordinated by a gang known has Hermandad de Pistoleros Latino, or HPL.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: December 7, 2017

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Nearly 50 arrested in Northern California gang crackdown (Stockton, CA): Nearly 50 people have been arrested in a crackdown on gangs that also netted nearly three-dozen firearms in a Northern California city.
Source: The Republic    Date: December 7, 2017

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Police: MS-13 stopped from kidnapping, killing 16-year-old (Brentwood, NY): Police on eastern Long Island say they foiled an attempted kidnapping of a 16-year-old boy by MS-13 gang members who allegedly had plans to kill the teen.
Source: The Tribune    Date: December 7, 2017

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Weinstein Finds Fault With Lack of Alternatives for Violent Offenders, Gang Members (New YOrk, NY): In a sentencing note issued Thursday, U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein justified his October sentencing of three convicted defendants to lengthy prison terms, but not before lamenting the unavailability of diversion or other programs for violent offenders that he said were “trapped in a gang culture, and condemned to a life of poverty and probable crime.”
Source: New York Law Journal    Date: December 7, 2017

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Suspected Gang Activity Spurs Springfield, Alexandria Arrests (Alexandria, VA): Four individuals from Alexandria and one from Springfield were among 28 arrested as suspected gang members in a DC area roundup Wednesday. The charges relate to their roles selling drugs or use of guns in suspected gang-related activity.
Source: Kingstowne Patch    Date: December 7, 2017

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Northeast L.A. Gang Shot Caller Pleads Guilty In Federal RICO Case (Los Angeles, CA): A northeast Los Angeles gang member who was one of the ringleaders of a conspiracy that united three rival gangs under the authority of a Mexican Mafia member pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges and admitted being an active narcotics trafficker who worked to further the goals of the criminal enterprise.
Source: EGP News    Date: December 7, 2017

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Fourth man pleads guilty to role in gang that targeted Uptown restaurants (New Orleans, LA): Securing another guilty plea Thursday, prosecutors revealed new details about a group of suspects that set Uptown New Orleans on edge with a string of restaurant and bar robberies in 2015.
Source: The Advocate    Date: December 7, 2017

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Area shootings blamed on gang activity (Toledo, OH): Toledo leaders on Thursday offered tough talk and promises of new initiatives amid a stretch of intense gun violence, a rash of crime punctuated by several killings, a detective wounded by a bullet, and most recently police exchanging gunfire with suspected gang members outside a central-city carryout.
Source: The Blade    Date: December 7, 2017

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Regina Gang Exit Network helping people transition from gang life (Regina, SK): A new program in Regina is helping people leave gang life behind. Cody Francis said he joined a gang at the age of 12 to protect himself from others. “You weren’t able to walk around this neighbourhood without having a group with you,” he told CTV News. “You weren’t allowed to walk by yourself.”
Source: CTV Regina    Date: December 7, 2017

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Second suspect in Fort Smith gang-related slaying sentenced to 110 years (Fort Smith, AR): The second of four Slangaz 96 gang members was recently sentenced to more than 100 years in prison in a Fort Smith shooting death.
Source: Times Record    Date: December 6, 2017

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Hillside police chief rams suspects' car after shots fired during funeral procession (Chicago, IL): Four people suspected of firing guns from a vehicle during a funeral procession were taken into custody Tuesday in Hillside after the western suburb’s police chief ran his SUV into the suspects’ vehicle following a brief chase.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 6, 2017

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Feds arrest dozens of suspected gang members in DC area (Washington, DC): Hundreds of federal agents and local police rounded up nearly 30 alleged gang-members Wednesday in Woodbridge, Alexandria, Maryland and D.C.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: December 6, 2017

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Gang cops, Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force host awareness seminar (Suffolk County, NY): With gang-related activity gaining momentum across the region, members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Gang Intelligence Unit participated in a gang awareness presentation at Riverhead High School Tuesday evening.
Source: The Suffolk Times    Date: December 6, 2017

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Vadnais Heights man charged with gang-related crimes (Minneapolis, MN): A Vadnais Heights man was charged by federal authorities Nov. 30 for allegedly being involved in gang-related and drug-related crimes, including discharging a firearm that killed a member of a rival gang this summer.
Source: Vadnais Heights Press    Date: December 6, 2017

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A gang savvy detective (Walla Walla, WA): From his childhood to becoming a police officer, Ignacio Colin has seen gang violence from many different angles. In 2009, Colin became the first Mexican born, naturalized U.S. citizen to join the Walla Walla Police Department. He has since worked as a line patrolman, a Gang Enforcement Task Force officer and now is a gang detective.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: December 6, 2017

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Knowledge is the best way to protect your kids from gangs, sheriff’s gang unit says (Suffolk County, NY): In an effort to raise awareness, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s gang intelligence unit presented a gang seminar last night at Riverhead High School and explained the history and motivation behind gang culture, as well as the different groups and subgroups that exist nationally and locally.
Source: Riverhead Local    Date: December 6, 2017

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City officials work to rally community support for recently adopted youth safety plan (Santa Maria, CA): Community members and city officials have spent months arguing over ways to best reduce youth violence in Santa Maria, and an end to the battle is not in sight.
Source: Santa Maria Sun    Date: December 6, 2017

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