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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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State Reviews LA Police Use of California Gang Database (Los Angeles, CA): The California Department of Justice is reviewing the Los Angeles Police Department's records and policies regarding use of the state's gang member database after allegations emerged that officers in an elite crime suppression team falsified records and listed innocent people as gang members, Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Monday.
Source: The New York Times    Date: February 10, 2020

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Three arrested in Delano-area gang sweep (McFarland, CA): The Delano and McFarland police departments arrested three more people last week in connection with a multi-agency gang sweep.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: February 10, 2020

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Danville leaders taking fight against gang violence to next level (Danville, VA): On Monday, Danville City leaders joined together in their fight against gang violence. City leaders attended a training session, led by representatives from the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to teach them about the comprehensive gang intervention model program that the city adopted in 2017.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: February 10, 2020

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Court hearings yield 3 guilty pleas in Danville gang case (Danville, VA): Three more defendants in a major Danville gang prosecution have plea-bargained potential life sentences for gang activity, including a murder, down to no more than 20 years behind bars.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: February 10, 2020

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California Department of Justice to investigate LAPD for falsifying gang database records (California): The California Department of Justice is investigating the Los Angeles Police Department's use of CalGang — a criminal intelligence database used by law enforcement agencies across the state to identify and monitor alleged gang members — following reports that falsified or inaccurate records were submitted by officers in the agency's Metropolitan Division.
Source: USA Today    Date: February 10, 2020

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MS-13 Member Sentenced to 32 Years in Federal Prison for Participating in a Violent Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Two Murders (Baltimore, MD): Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar today sentenced MS-13 gang member Carlos Alas Brizuela, a/k/a “Truco” and “Stewie,” age 29, to 32 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, on a federal racketeering charge related to his participation in a violent racketeering conspiracy, specifically MS-13, including two murders, two attempted murders, and a kidnapping.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 10, 2020

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2 Gwinnett men get life plus combined 345 years in prison for gang-related shooting (Gwinnett County, GA): Two Gwinnett County gang members were convicted on a litany of charges Monday, receiving several lifetimes worth of prison time as a result, authorities said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 10, 2020

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Salinas gang member sentenced for first degree murder (Salinas, CA): A Salinas gang member received a decades-long sentence in the murder of a man on a Salinas street five years ago, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s Office.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 10, 2020

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Q&A: Woodland mayor, police chief discuss city's growing gang violence (Woodland, CA): Over the weekend Woodland Mayor Rich Lansburgh wrote on opinion piece in the Daily Democrat denouncing what he calls the city’s growing gang violence. Lansburgh said police officials have been able to tie the city's increase in gun violence to gangs.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: February 10, 2020

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2nd Hundred, WVA Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Charge in Connection with Pittsburgh-Based DS44 Neighborhood Gang (Pittsburgh, PA): A resident of Hundred, West Virginia pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to drug trafficking in connection with a large-scale investigation conducted by the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 10, 2020

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Hundred, WVA Man Admits Purchasing Distribution-Level Quantities of Heroin and Fentanyl for DS44 Neighborhood Gang (Pittsbrgh, PA): A resident of Hundred, West Virginia, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to drug trafficking in connection with a large-scale investigation conducted by the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 10, 2020

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Imprisoned ex-school dean pleads not guilty to gang charge (Boston, MA): A former Boston high school dean in prison for shooting a student he recruited to deal drugs pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he worked with fellow gang members from behind bars to try to identify a police informant in his case.
Source: Greenfield Recorder    Date: February 10, 2020

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Waco to answer rash of shootings with special anti-gang task force (Waco, TX): As we start a new week, lots of folks in Waco hope it will bring less gunfire. By the end of last week, Waco Police had no less than 5 investigations underway. At this time, they said the incidents are unrelated.
Source: KXXV 25 News    Date: February 9, 2020

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Gang member from Parksley arrested in Pocomoke City (Norfolk, VA): A multi-agency fugitive investigation spanning several states for a well-known Bloods gang leader from Parksley, Virginia, came to an end Saturday afternoon. Tyvon “Teddy” Lyncurtis Smith was arrested in Pocomoke City, Maryland after four weeks on the run.
Source: Shore Daily News    Date: February 9, 2020

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Man Dies in Gang-Related Shooting in East Los Angeles: Sheriff’s Department (Los Angeles, CA): Homicide detectives are investigating after a man died Sunday, following a gang-related shooting in East Los Angeles the night before, officials said.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: February 9, 2020

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Minor injured in Woodland shooting, prompting mayor to decry gang violence (Woodland, CA): A minor was injured in a Woodland shooting Saturday night that lacks identifiable motive — prompting the city’s mayor to speak out against gang violence.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 9, 2020

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Decatur crime, shootings down in 2019, but homicides at 23-year high (Decatur, IL): Crime in Decatur overall trended downward in 2019, with a drop in shootings as well as violent and property crimes compared to the year before. But a review of the data also shows the number of murders, 11, was the highest reported in a year since 1996.
Source: Herald & Review    Date: February 9, 2020

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Hamilton County judge dismisses all racketeering conspiracy charges against 55 alleged gang members (Hamilton County, TN): Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Tom Greenholtz on Friday dismissed all racketeering conspiracy charges against 55 alleged members of the Athens Park Bloods gang, citing the state's failure to meet the law's requirements to show conspiracy.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: February 8, 2020

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Officials speak on progress of Texas Anti-Gang Initiative (San Antonio, TX): The Texas Anti-Gang Initiative is being called a scientific and strategic approach to dismantling gangs. On Friday, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies stood alongside Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales to talk about the joint effort to make the San Antonio area safer.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: February 8, 2020

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Fourth arrest in Seattle shooting (Seattle, WA): A fourth suspect was charged Thursday in connection with the January shooting between rival gang members in downtown Seattle. King County prosecutors accuse an Edmonds woman of felony rendering criminal assistance for driving her boyfriend and a second alleged shooter to Las Vegas and hiding them in a hotel room, the Seattle Times reported.
Source: The Lewiston Tribune    Date: February 8, 2020

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