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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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Senate panel grills federal officials on undocumented minors, MS-13 (Washington, DC): Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee grilled top federal immigration officials Wednesday over how to prevent the violent street gang MS-13 from targeting unaccompanied minors who have entered this country illegally.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 21, 2017

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Gang activity, security a concern at Trousdale Turner facility (Hartsville, TN): The Trousdale Turner Correctional Center was supposed to provide quality jobs to residents of Trousdale County. But according to the mayor and several other people the Channel 4 I-Team talked to, not many locals work there.
Source: WSMV 4 News    Date: June 21, 2017

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Mothers Come Together After Sons Killed by Gang Violence (Inglewood, CA): To spend time with her two sons, Barbara Pritchett visits Inglewood Cemetery in southern California. Her son D'Andre was buried there 10 months ago, right beside his brother Dovon, who was laid to rest 10 years ago.
Source: NBC News    Date: June 20, 2017

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This South L.A. church is a gang hangout, city says. Now it's the center of a lawsuit (Los Angeles, CA): Pastor Kenneth Little knew the family renting out the church’s property across the street long before the violence began. When they were younger, the tenants’ children sometimes walked over to Ebenezer Baptist Church to help out with small tasks and attend Bible study.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 20, 2017

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Woman who allegedly allowed local Flyboyz gang to use home for gang activity will have to pay damages (Madison County, IL): The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld a Madison County court finding that Alton homeowner Jacqueline Lumpkins, who was accused of maintaining a property used by a local gang, is liable for damages.
Source: Madison County Record    Date: June 20, 2017

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Mother says gangs behind stolen truck crash, son’s death (Saskatoon, SK): A mother whose son died after ramming a Saskatoon police cruiser and crashing a stolen truck is blaming gang activity for the death.
Source: CTV Saskatoon    Date: June 20, 2017

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Gangs, opioids fueling spate of violence in New Orleans, police say (New Orleans, LA): It was just a few of weeks after he turned 21 that Zachary Nelson told his family he needed to get out of New Orleans. The violence in the city was getting worse, he told them. He had dreams of moving to Los Angeles, maybe even Miami.
Source: CNN    Date: June 20, 2017

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Memphis To Join New Justice Department Partnership To Fight Violent Crime (Memphis, TN): The U.S. Department of Justice is helping to tackle violent crime in Memphis with a new partnership. The bluff city is one of 12 chosen for the National Public Safety Partnership.
Source:    Date: June 20, 2017

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Man charged with murder tied to longtime Little Village gang feud (Chicago, IL): A man killed a rival gang member in Little Village last year and wounded another as he ran for cover after finding his friend dead on the pavement, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 20, 2017

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Local, federal law enforcement collaborate against gang, cartel 'choke point' (Chicago, IL): Where Mexican drug cartels and Chicago gangs come together is what law enforcement calls the "choke point." Those relationships drive violence in Chicago and now local and federal law enforcement officials are trying to figure out how they can reduce the pressure and stop shootings and homicides.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: June 20, 2017

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Party violence, shooting in Pomona: Teen charged in gang-related fight, murder (Pomona, CA): A 19-year-old San Bernardino County man was charged Tuesday with murder for a gang-related shooting after a fight at a party in Pomona.
Source:    Date: June 20, 2017

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Sheriff concerned MS-13 gang could be coming to Capital Region (Albany, NY): "To make a statement on the streets in the gang world, the more vicious you are the more respect to get." Gang prevention specialist Ron Barrett says MS-13 is as vicious as they come. "They're prone to using machetes to cut limbs off if they have to to make a statement."
Source: WRGB 6 News    Date: June 20, 2017

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MS-13: How a deadly gang gained strength in the DC area (Washington, DC): A decade ago, the gang MS-13 was weakened to the point it was considered a lower priority for law enforcement in the D.C. metro region. But a series of factors has given new strength to the gang, and it has drawn renewed attention after a series of high-profile killings.
Source: WTOP News    Date: June 19, 2017

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GREAT games: helping Robertson County kids stay gang-free and out of trouble (Springfield, TN): More than 60 students got involved last week in the Robertson County Sheriff's Office GREAT American Games, an initiative aimed at reaching at-risk youth with the goal of deterring delinquency and gang involvement.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: June 19, 2017

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Jury convicts Moreno Valley gang member of killing rival (Riverside County, CA): A Moreno Valley gang member who fatally shot a rival in the back and tried to kill the victim’s friend was convicted Monday, June 19 of second- degree murder and other charges.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: June 19, 2017

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MS-13 gang members plead not guilty to Queens shooting (Brooklyn, NY): Two alleged MS-13 gang members and an associate pleaded not guilty Monday for allegedly beating a rival gang member and shooting him in the head, paralyzing him from the neck down.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle    Date: June 19, 2017

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Federal inmate sentenced for gang related assault (Scranton, PA): An inmate will serve an additional 57 months in prison after assaulting a rival gang member while incarcerated. Johnny Biggs, 38, was sentenced on June 15 to 57 months to run consecutive to his current sentence by District Judge Malachy Mannion.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: June 19, 2017

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Worcester jury to resume deliberations Tuesday in Upland Gardens slaying (Worcester, MA): About 4½ hours of jury deliberations failed to produce a verdict Monday in the trial of a Worcester man charged with murder in a fatal shooting three years ago at the Upland Gardens apartment complex.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: June 19, 2017

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Sheriff determined to stop gangs (Palm Coast, FL): A video currently on Youtube shows drug gangs targeting three areas … Palatka, Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, and Sheriff Rick Staly is more determined than ever to eradicate the problem in Flagler County.
Source:    Date: June 19, 2017

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Lawrence violent crime rate up in 2016; role of marijuana sales questioned in increase (Lawrence, KS): Lawrence Police Capt. Anthony Brixius concedes the city’s latest crime statistics for 2016 don’t reflect the image many residents may have of their community. “I don’t think we are a sleepy college town,” Brixius said.
Source: Lawrence Journal-World    Date: June 19, 2017

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