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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Program helps kids fight gang activity in Polk schools (Winter Haven, FL): Polk County Public Schools recently approved $720,000 for 7 deputies and a sergeant to continue working in the gang task force that has seen marked success with students across the county.
Source: The Ledger    Date: November 23, 2019

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44 Arrested During 'Operation Purge' In Detroit, Wayne County (Detroit, MI): Authorities say dozens of fugitives and violent offenders in Detroit and throughout Wayne County were taken off the streets during a three-day sting known as "Operation Purge." The sting, which involved multiple agencies, led to 44 arrests, including 38 fugitives.
Source: WWJ Newsradio 950    Date: November 23, 2019

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Defense makes its case in federal gang trial; jurors break for Thanksgiving (Newport News, VA): One morning in February 2017, Darrell Pittman was shot in the head while standing in a parking lot at the Aqueduct Apartments in Denbigh.
Source: Daily Press    Date: November 23, 2019

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Warrant: Jacksonville gang ordered hit on one of its own (Jacksonville, FL): A Rolling 20′s gang member is charged with first-degree murder of a fellow member who was violating gang rules, according to an arrest warrant following Thursday’s grand jury indictment.
Source: First Coast News    Date: November 23, 2019

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Man killed in suspected gang shooting Friday night; suspect at large (Long Beach, CA): A Long Beach man died Friday night after being shot in the Washington neighborhood near Magnolia Avenue and 15th Street, officials said.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: November 23, 2019

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False rumor of gang activity quashed at Lake Region High (Eagle Lake, FL): The rumors involved four separate incidents and were circulated by parents and students on Facebook, who said they were gang- or race-related.
Source: The Ledger    Date: November 23, 2019

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Springfield officials react to surge in deadly violence; Mayor Sarno blasts judges for low bails on violent offenders (Springfield, MA): Springfield police officials announced additional officers will be on the street in the hope of stopping the deadly swell of gun violence that has resulted in five homicides this month.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 22, 2019

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MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced for Role in Gang-Related Assault (Alexandria, VA): An MS-13 gang member was sentenced today to 38 months in prison for his role and participation in a violent gang-related assault of a victim with multiple bats.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 22, 2019

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Following Mass Shooting, Fresno Police Explain Why New Task Force Targets ‘Asian Gangs' (Fresno, CA): At a press conference following the mass shooting that killed four and wounded six others in Southeast Fresno, Fresno Police Chief Andy Hall announced he had created an Asian gang task force, despite no definitive evidence the shooting was gang-related.
Source: KVPR     Date: November 22, 2019

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City launches Violence Intervention Program (Albuquerque, NM): Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller introduced a new Violence Intervention Program on Friday afternoon meant to address the high numbers of homicides, shootings and other categories of violent crime across the city.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: November 22, 2019

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18th Street Gang Member Sentenced for Illegally Reentering the U.S. (Alexandria, VA): A Manassas man was sentenced today to 14 months in prison for illegal reentering the United States following removal after a felony conviction.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 22, 2019

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Warrant: Jacksonville gang member accused of murdering one of his own (Jacksonville, FL): A member of the Neighborhood Rollin’ 20s gang has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of a fellow gang member, according to an arrest warrant obtained Friday.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: November 22, 2019

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Denver Gang Member Andres Luna Gets 15 Years For Selling High-Powered Guns, Silencers And Meth (Denver, CO): Prosecutors say a Denver gang member has been sentenced to over 15 years in prison for selling dozens of high-powered guns — including machine guns and silencers.
Source: CBS Denver    Date: November 22, 2019

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Latin Street Gang case that netted dozens leads to jail time for 2 more (Picayune, MS): Two more members of the Latin Kings street gang operating in Pearl River County have been sentenced to jail time for their involvement in a case that resulted in the arrest of more than 20 people back in March of this year.
Source: Picayune Item    Date: November 22, 2019

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Police arrest second teen on capital murder charge in South Waco gang slaying (Waco, TX): A second teenager was arrested Tuesday on a capital murder charge in the slaying of a 17-year-old during what police called a gang-related robbery in South Waco.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: November 21, 2019

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Cops bust suspect in shocking car attack on dad, 8-year-old boy in Harlem (Harlem, NY): A reputed gangbanger who was riding in a BMW that rammed into a dad and his 8-year-old son in Harlem faces attempted murder charges in the shocking caught-on-video attack, police said Wednesday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: November 21, 2019

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Gang Member Charged With 2009 Murder (Bronx, NY): Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), today announced the unsealing of an indictment charging JOHNNY NUNEZ GARCIA, a/k/a “Superior,” with the June 5, 2009, gang-related murder of Jonathan Ruiz, 17, in the Bronx, New York.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 21, 2019

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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Transnational Organized Criminal Gang Member (Del Rio, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station arrested a member of a known criminal gang, from El Salvador, Nov. 19. “Transnational Criminal Organizations are looking for any way they can to penetrate the United States,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Fortunately, in this case, our agents were able to apprehend this gang member safely without further incident.”
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: November 21, 2019

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Buffalo street gang member pleads guilty to distributing crack cocaine (Buffalo, NY): A Buffalo street gang member has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to racketeering conspiracy and distribution of crack cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: November 21, 2019

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LaGrange police arrest man for string of car break-ins, gang activity (LaGrange, GA): Police in LaGrange have arrested a man believed to be responsible for several car break-ins and an admitted participant in gang activity.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: November 21, 2019

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