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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Sessions: MS-13 gang, drug cartels among top threats to US (Washington, DC): Attorney General Jeff Sessions created a new task force aimed at zeroing in on the three of the world's most notorious drug cartels and the brutal MS-13 street gang, already considered a top priority for federal law enforcement.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: October 15, 2018
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Homicides up 82%, shootings spike in the City of Buffalo (Buffalo, NY): Not only are Buffalo Police facing disciplinary issues with some of their officers, but the department is also responding to a sharp rise in shootings and homicides in the city. And, there are a lot of questions about police response. 2 On Your Side requested data from Buffalo Police to learn about the number of shootings and homicides in the city. According to the data, shootings so far this year, are up nearly 50 percent when compared to this time last year.
Source: WGRZ 2 News    Date: June 30, 2020

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CBS 6 Investigates: Capital Region Cities plagued by gang violence (Albany, NY): Its been a violent and explosive month in Albany but finally we've got an answer as to what or rather who is involved in the gun violence. Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has a new diagnosis of the uptick in violence in Albany.
Source: WRGB 6 News    Date: June 30, 2020

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After weeks of violence, Bridgeport police arrest alleged city gangster on multiple charges (Bridgeport, CT): An Ansonia man, who police said is a major player in a city gang and an instigator in violence that has left two people dead and several wounded in recent weeks, has been charged in two separate assaults.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: June 30, 2020

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23 Defendants Arrested, Three at Large, on Federal Drug Conspiracy and Firearms Charges in Horry County in Operation Broken Branch (Conway, SC): United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr. announced today that a joint team of more than 200 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers arrested 23 individuals who have all been charged in federal court for their roles in a drug trafficking organization that operated out of the Cedar Branch area of Horry County, South Carolina. Three additional defendants remain at large.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 30, 2020

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Leader of Latin Kings Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy and Drug Conspiracy Charges (Boston, MA): The former second in command of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (“Latin Kings”) pleaded guilty today to racketeering and drug conspiracy charges. Jorge Rodriguez, a/k/a “King G,” 32, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO conspiracy, and conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 30, 2020

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Mom, friends remember 16-year old cut down by gang gunfire in 2015 at graveside service in Hammond (Hammond, IN): The young man handed Ollie Hubbard the phone Monday afternoon, telling her it was a mutual friend of his and Lauren’s. The young woman on the other end, clearly upset, told Hubbard she wouldn’t be at Hammond’s Elmwood Cemetery that day. Monday was the five-year anniversary of Lauren Calvillo’s death and the young woman just couldn’t bring herself to go.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 30, 2020

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Pensacola mom's house shot twice in drive-by shooting in a week. She just wants peace. (Pensacola, FL): A Pensacola mother whose house was targeted two times in less than one week by drive-by shooters says she is living in fear of a repeat attempt.
Source: Pensacola News Journal    Date: June 29, 2020

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Killings Of 2 Young Children Should ‘Outrage’ All Chicagoans, Top Cop Says (Chicago, IL): Chicagoans should be outraged over the murders of two young children in the city this weekend, said Police Supt. David Brown. The killings happened Saturday: First, a 1-year-old boy named Sincere Gaston was shot in Englewood.
Source: Block Club Chicago    Date: June 29, 2020

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Whittier senior gets 12 years, 7 months for role in Canta Ranas gang (Whittier, CA): A 73-year-old Whittier woman was sentenced Monday to 12 years and seven months in prison for her role in a Santa Fe Springs-based gang called Canta Ranas, or the Singing Frogs.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: June 29, 2020

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Two men arrested for illegal weapon possession connected to gang activity (El Paso, TX): The El Paso Police Department arrested two men on Saturday morning in an operation aimed at gang activity. Neco Cawthorn, 19, and Jalen Daven Hasty, 26, were arrested on June 27 as suspected gang members with warrants for unlawful carrying of a weapon.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: June 29, 2020

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RGV Border Patrol seizes over $3 million in drugs and a gang member (Edinburg, TX): On Saturday, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station witnessed a raft loaded with several subjects and bundles of contraband cross the Rio Grande into the United States near Escobares, Texas.
Source:     Date: June 29, 2020

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1,200 extra Chicago cops to be deployed over July 4 weekend (Chicago, IL): Chicago's police superintendent said Monday that he plans to flood the city's streets with additional officers during the long July 4 weekend in an effort to avoid a repeat of particularly bloody recent weekends and despite pressure to keep officer overtime to a minimum.
Source: Martinsville Bulletin    Date: June 29, 2020

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Four Men Injured in Gang-Related, Drive-By Shooting in Sylmar (Sylmar, CA): Four men were taken to a hospital Monday afternoon with injuries from a drive-by shooting, which authorities said they believe was gang-related, in the Hansen Dam Recreation Area in Sylmar.
Source:    Date: June 29, 2020

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Fresh ink, fresh start: Nonprofit helps people cover up past mistakes with new tattoos (Denver, CO): Sometimes physical pain is well worth the emotional relief. For a sex trafficking survivor, who did not want to be identified, getting the tattoo on the back her leg that says “Daddy’s Girl” covered up, the impact goes much further than skin deep. It helps erase the pain from her past.
Source: Denver7    Date: June 29, 2020

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Fatal shooting in Smith County believed to be gang-related (Smith County, TX): An early morning shooting has left two dead and another injured in Smith County on Monday. Deputies found the bodies of two Hispanic men in the front yard of a house. “They knew one another. They were or at least had a relationship in this manner. This is believed to be, i’m not going to go into detail about it, but it’s believed to be gang related,” said Sheriff Larry Smith.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: June 29, 2020

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BPD arrests two on parole on suspected firearm and gang participation violations (Bakersfield, CA): Two men were arrested Sunday on suspicion of several firearms related charges, gang participation and parole violations. Thaddeus Thomas, 25, and Norris Jones, 23, were arrested in the 800 block of Brundage Lane after a pursuit. Both are convicted felons, documented gang members and on parole from the California Department of Corrections, according to a Bakersfield Police Department news release.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: June 29, 2020

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Roanoke murder case advances without death penalty, and with a possible plea (Roanoke, VA): Prosecutors plan to seek life prison terms rather than the death penalty for two Roanoke men accused of murder and other crimes while alleged members of a street gang.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: June 29, 2020

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Drug gang leader in North Philly sentenced to 16 years in prison (Philadelphia, PA): A 33-year-old man was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for leading a drug-trafficking organization in North Philadelphia, prosecutors said Monday. George Felts of Philadelphia pleaded guilty in November to multiple drug-trafficking offenses involving hundreds of pounds of narcotics, including methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: June 29, 2020

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Alleged Boston gang member who faces Attleboro charges held in jail (Attleboro, MA): An alleged Boston gang member whose Attleboro apartment was raided earlier this month was ordered held without bail Monday after his video-conference arraignment in U.S. District Court. Damian Cortez, 31, of Quincy, faces a detention hearing and probable cause hearing July 9 before Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley.
Source: The Sun Chronicle    Date: June 29, 2020

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Two Local Leaders Of MS-13 Gang Sentenced To Over 25 Years In Prison For Racketeering, Extortion, and Murder (San Jose, CA): Tomas Rivera, a/k/a Jonas Portillo Escobar, a/k/a Profugo, a/k/a Caballo, and Alexander Martinez-Flores, a/k/a Pocar, were sentenced to prison for their respective roles in Santa Cruz-based MS-13 gang-related crimes, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Tatum King.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 29, 2020

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