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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Can you change how criminals think? Chicago hopes behavioral therapy can cut gun violence (Chicago, IL): The day's group therapy session for the young detainees at the county jail started with their behavioral health specialist testing them with a hypothetical scenario: They’ve cheated on a girlfriend and the other woman is pregnant.
Source: USA Today    Date: August 2, 2018
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Houston police announce creation of gang division (Houston, TX): Houston police on Thursday announced the creation of a gang division and introduced its new captain, but officials would say little about the prevalence of the city's gang problem.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 13, 2005

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Five Yonkers face deportation hearings (Yonkers, NY): Five Yonkers men were among 33 illegal alien gang members arrested within the past week in a joint operation with federal immigration agents who will now initiate deportation proceedings against them, authorities said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: May 13, 2005

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Madera Co. considers multiagency gang task force (Madera County, CA): The Board of Supervisors agreed that a multiagency task force is needed after hearing Tuesday that criminal gangs are growing rapidly in Madera County.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: May 12, 2005

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Feds seek deportation of alleged New York gang members (Long Island, NY): Federal and local agents arrested 95 reputed street gang members on immigration charges during a sweep of the five boroughs, Yonkers and Long Island, officials said Thursday.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 12, 2005

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ICE lists gangster on 'Most Wanted' (Washington, DC): A member of the violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang who has a string of felony convictions was added yesterday to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's "Most Wanted" list of fugitives.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: May 12, 2005

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House passes tough anti-gang legislation (Washington, DC): Reacting to spreading street violence, Republicans pushed legislation through the House on Wednesday to make gang attacks federal crimes and put gang members in line for long federal prison sentences or even the death penalty.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 11, 2005

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Police: Drive-by shooting result of 'tagging' feud (Santa Fe, NM): An apparent feud between local "taggers" - or mural artists - led to Monday night's drive-by shooting in the 1600 block of Calle Sotero that wounded two men, police said Tuesday.
Source: The New Mexican    Date: May 11, 2005

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Pomona schools outline gang plan (Pomona, CA): In a major shift in philosophy, the Pomona Unified School District is trying something new when it comes to gangs and youth violence.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: May 11, 2005

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Heading off kids on the path to gangs (West Valley City, UT): Utah's second-largest city wants to take on rising gang violence one teenager at a time. The proposed remedy: Step in before kids join up.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 11, 2005

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Luther Burbank student stabbed outside school (Sacramento, CA): A fight between what appears to have been associates of two rival street gangs on the front steps of Luther Burbank High School before class Tuesday left one teenager with a stab wound to the chest, officials said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 11, 2005

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Youth shot, beaten in fatal attack in Fairfax (Fairfax, VA): A teenager was shot, beaten and fatally wounded in Fairfax County last night in an attack that had many of the earmarks of a gang conflict.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 10, 2005

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Congress rekindles battle on mandatory sentences (Washington, DC): Just months after the Supreme Court struck down federal sentencing formulas, the House is moving to institute new mandatory minimum sentences, beginning with a sweeping bill to fight street gangs.
Source: The New York Times    Date: May 10, 2005

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Mexican gang members using Arizona as corridor (Phoenix, AZ): Federal authorities say members of a violent Mexican gang are using the Arizona border as a corridor to the country.
Source: KOLD 13 News    Date: May 9, 2005

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Rise in gangs creates bitter debate (New York, NY): The rapid spread of vicious street gangs such as MS-13 is causing alarm in cities and suburbs nationwide, igniting bitter debate about how best to combat the threat and inspiring a comprehensive anti-gang bill in Congress.
Source: ABC News    Date: May 9, 2005

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County's war on gangs begins early (San Bernardino County, CA): It is a telling photo: A toddler, just able to stand on his own two feet, is donned in a jersey and baggy jeans and holds an AK-47 in his pudgy little hands.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: May 9, 2005

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18-year-old recovering from gunshot wound (Reno, NV): An 18-year-old Reno man is recovering from a gunshot wound following an unprovoked gang-related shooting, the Regional Gang Unit reported.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal     Date: May 9, 2005

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Police: Gang activity still around, but faded from ’95 (Appleton, Neenah, and Menasha, WI): For the most part, police say, gang activity is minimal in the Fox Cities. They credit focused police efforts along with publicity and community programs, many of which started or quickly gathered steam after the gang-related Plamann Park deaths in 1995.
Source: The Post-Crescent    Date: May 8, 2005

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Gangs in Greeley: Gang fighters (Greeley, CO): With little fanfare, groups of quiet warriors are busy battling Greeley’s gangs. Often armed only with a little spunk and faith in human spirit, they take to the neighborhoods and playgrounds and alleyways and go after gang members’ hearts and minds.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: May 8, 2005

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Peace in the city (Montebello, CA): For a long time, Chet Holifield Park was not a place where Rosa Vargas felt comfortable spending a leisurely afternoon.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: May 8, 2005

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City fights against gangs (Baldwin Park, CA): Gang members Oswaldo Amezcua and Joseph Flores' 90-day reign of terror that led to the violent deaths of four people started with a man riding his bicycle in Baldwin Park.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: May 8, 2005

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