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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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House passes bill authorizing $50M in grants to fight MS-13 (Washington, DC): The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday night that would give out federal grants to fight local violent crime and gang activity, including activity by the gang MS-13.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: June 6, 2018
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Gang member named 'Danger' sentenced for shooting, killing teen who didn't want to fight (San Antonio, TX): Adam Anthony Morales has been sentenced for the killing of teenager Harvey Lozano in 2016. Police said Morales, who goes by the gang name 'Danger,' approached Lozano at a gas station, asking him what gang he belongs to.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: July 11, 2019

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Court vacates sentence for teen gang member given life without parole (Tucson, AZ): A federal appeals court vacated the sentence for a Phoenix-area gang member who was still a teen when he got a mandatory life without parole sentence for crimes that “terrorized” the Salt River reservation in the 1990s.
Source: TucsonSentinel.com    Date: July 11, 2019

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Another Oxnard Gang Member Arrested for Alleged Possession of Firearm (Oxnard, CA): On July 9th, at 6:45 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) were in the area of the 2100 block of East Channel Islands Blvd reference recent gang activity.
Source: Citizens Journal    Date: July 10, 2019

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Police, FBI announces 25 gang-related indictments around New Haven (New Haven, CT): The FBI and New Haven Police have announced that 25 area gang members have been indicted. New Haven authorities, along with the FBI, announced a culmination of a months-long, multi-state investigation, that resulted in 25 indictments relating to murders and shootings that occurred in/around the city of New Haven.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: July 10, 2019

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FBI says 25 gangs operate in Louisville, and it needs community's help to stop them (Louisville, KY): There's been an increase of violence this summer in Louisville, so much so that the FBI has begun investigating cases in the area. The bureau said it needs the community's help to stop the violence, and it can't arrest its way out of the city's gang problem.
Source: WDRB News    Date: July 10, 2019

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Santa Barbara Gang Crime Is Up (Santa Barbara, CA): Gang crime in the City of Santa Barbara is up, with a noticeable spike in gang-related incidents between 2017 and 2018 and this year’s numbers on pace to be even higher. Not only are there more overall cases, authorities say, they’ve increased in violence and intensity.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: July 10, 2019

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Concerns rising about gang activity possibly involved in recent shootings (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati city leaders will present their plan Thursday morning to tackle a surge in gun violence. There have been 14 shootings in Cincinnati in July and five were in just the past 24 hours. Many of those shootings involve teenagers.
Source: WLWT 5 News    Date: July 10, 2019

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MS-13 Member Sentenced for Racketeering Conspiracy (Boston, MA): An MS-13 member was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy. Nelson Cruz Rodriguez Cartagena, a/k/a “Inquieto,” 25, a Salvadoran national illegally residing in Everett, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to 17 years in prison and three years of supervised release. Rodriguez will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: July 10, 2019

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Boston Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm Offense (Boston, MA): A Boston man affiliated with the Vine/Forest Street and Orchard Park gangs pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: July 10, 2019

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14-year-old charged in Utah Walmart stabbing (Sandy, UT): A 14-year-old boy has been charged with stabbing a rival gang member in the back while at a Sandy Walmart. The boy is charged in 3rd District Juvenile Court with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, and possession of a dangerous weapon by a minor, a class B misdemeanor.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 10, 2019

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Karonta Morrell convicted of murder, sentenced to life in 2015 slaying (Chatham County, GA): A Chatham County Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted Karonta “Pipe” Morrell on murder and related charges in the 2015 slaying of Roquan Scarver in what prosecutors said was a gang-motivated slaying.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: July 10, 2019

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San Diego Gang Commission Recommends Ending Controversial Gang Injunctions (San Diego, CA): Since the late-nineties, law enforcement in San Diego has used a tool called a “gang injunction” to limit the movements of people they believe to be members of gangs.
Source: KPBS News    Date: July 10, 2019

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Years of Norfolk-Portsmouth gang feuding led to MacArthur Center shooting, police say (Norfolk, VA): The shooting at MacArthur Center mall on Valentine’s Day stemmed from a yearslong beef — one that’s still going — between rival gangs in Norfolk and Portsmouth, detectives said.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: July 10, 2019

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MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced To Federal Prison For 2016 Slaying (Gaithersburg, MD): An MS-13 gang member from Gaithersburg was sentenced to prison on Tuesday for conspiring to kidnap and murder a man he thought was part of a rival gang, according to prosecutors.
Source: GaithersburgPatch    Date: July 10, 2019

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County, cities seek federal grant to fight gang violence (Santa Barbara County, CA): The Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County (CAC) is applying for a grant through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to create a more collaborative approach to reducing gang violence in the county.
Source: Santa Maria Sun    Date: July 10, 2019

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Dyer talks alternatives to curtailing gang shootings in wake of mayor’s Advance Peace veto (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer on Wednesday outlined his plans for curtailing gang violence in the aftermath of Mayor Lee Brand’s veto of a city council initiative to prevent gang shootings.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: July 10, 2019

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Gangs fighting over rap music, drugs blamed for 6 shootings, Daytona PD says (Daytona Beach, FL): The Daytona Beach chief of police said six shootings in two days are all connected. In two days, there have been six drive-by shootings, several pursuits and at least 3 people shot, one fatally, officials said.
Source: WESH 2 News    Date: July 10, 2019

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He’s wanted for firing 6 shots in a Kennewick bar fight. Police believe he left the state (Kennewick, WA): The suspect in a Kennewick bar shooting fired six times at the victim after an argument between the two men escalated into a fist fight.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: July 10, 2019

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‘Gangs are definitely an issue’ but not behind all violent crime, chief says (Louisville, KY): A spike in violent crime is forcing Louisville Metro police officers to take a fresh approach towards combating the issue. Officers are parking their patrol cars in neighborhoods, analyzing "hot spots" and talking with neighbors.
Source: WHAS11 News    Date: July 10, 2019

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Gang member arrested with loaded gun in Merced, according to police (Merced, CA): The Merced Police Department said a gang member has been arrested after a firearm was found in his possession. According to police, Eric Tolentino, 26, was arrested Friday night in the 1000 block of East 21st Street in Merced.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 9, 2019

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