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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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DEA releases 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment (Washington, DC): DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced results of the 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment, which outlines the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs.
Source: United States 
Drug Enforcement Administration    Date: November 2, 2018
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Homicides in Baltimore County are up 52% in 2019. Officials can’t say why. (Baltimore County, MD): Baltimore County has experienced a 52% increase in homicides in the first 10 months of 2019, according to police data — with more than one-third of those killings occurring in two precincts on the county’s eastern side.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: November 4, 2019

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Four alleged members of Central City’s Byrd Gang accused of roles in gang war (New Orleans, LA): On a dreary day in May two years ago, three masked men with assault rifles opened fire in a New Orleans East apartment complex. After one of the shooters was himself fatally shot, his friends dropped his body at a hospital and fled.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: November 4, 2019

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MILPA leader at center of gang-connection scandal resigns (Salinas, CA): Under fire and in the spotlight after video surfaced showing a MILPA employee flaunting the gang lifestyle, MILPA leadership announced last week they would start an internal investigation of their organization.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: November 4, 2019

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Erie '1800' Gang Member Sentenced to Prison for Selling Crack and Illegal Gun Possession (Erie, PA): A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 6 years and 8 months (80 months) in jail on his conviction of violating federal drug and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 4, 2019

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DMPD drug, gang unit activity leads to 20 federal indictments, dozens of gun seizures, release says (Des Moines, IA): More than 20 were arrested on federal charges and dozens of guns were taken off of Des Moines' streets as the result of a targeted effort this past summer by police in Iowa's largest city.
Source: The Des Moines Register    Date: November 4, 2019

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Lompoc gang member convicted of murdering teenager gets retrial after court ruling (Santa Barbara County, CA): A Lompoc man convicted in 2011 for the gang-related murder of a teenager will get a retrial thanks to a 2014 California Supreme Court ruling and a new law that went into effect earlier this year.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: November 4, 2019

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Sentencing Due for Armenian Gang Leader in L.A. RICO Case (Los Angeles, CA): The co-leader of an Armenian street gang faces a lengthy prison term at sentencing Monday for multiple federal racketeering crimes, including a debit card skimming operation that siphoned more than $1 million from customers of 99 Cents Only stores across the Southland.
Source:    Date: November 4, 2019

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‘A game that’s being played’: Money Rules Everything gang members charged with burning Bethlehem man alive show up in court without lawyers (Bethlehem, PA): In an unusual court hearing Monday for two defendants charged in a “grisly and gruesome” murder tied to the Money Rules Everything gang, there were no defense attorneys, hours of testimony and bizarre commentary by the accused about the evidence against them.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: November 4, 2019

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Border Patrol agents arrest MS-13 gang members (Harlingen, TX): Border Patrol agents arrested two MS-13 gang members in two separate incidents last week. The first arrest was made on Wednesday when McAllen agents working in Mission, Texas arrested a Salvadorian national whose criminal record checks confirmed that he is a MS-13 gang member.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: November 4, 2019

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8 teens, man charged with firearm offences in Toronto gun and gang investigation (Toronto, ON): Toronto police say eight teens and a man are facing an extensive list of charges for firearm-related offences as part of a gun and gang investigation.
Source:    Date: November 4, 2019

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Yakima police say drive-by shooting at Domino's was gang-related (Yakima, WA): Court documents show Yakima police are investigating a drive-by shooting Sunday at a Domino's as a gang-related incident.
Source:    Date: November 4, 2019

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Another Member of Violent New Haven Gang Sentenced to Long Federal Prison Term (New Haven, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CLIFFORD BRODIE, also known as “Cliff G,” 23, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 168 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a violent street gang.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 4, 2019

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Courtroom Changes Needed for Santa Maria M-13 Gang Murder Trial with 10 Defendants (Santa Barbara, CA): Darrel Parker may feel more like a construction manager than a Santa Barbara County Superior Court executive these days. With two other significant projects under way, the Superior Court executive officer has discussed plans to modify a Santa Maria courtroom for a complex criminal case now involving 10 defendants for a trial estimated to last up 18 months.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: November 4, 2019

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If Collinwood closes, will kids be in danger? Parents, students fear gang violence, neighborhood decline (Cleveland, OH): One week after the Cleveland Metropolitan School District announced Collinwood High School could close at the end of this school year, Velonte Paul set himself at the far right end of the line of scrimmage on Collinwood’s home field.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: November 3, 2019

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Community help movement ripped straight from gang literature (Jackson, MS): “I don’t want to lose another child in Mississippi to the prison system because they’ve been educated about a subculture that is there just to use them.” Those are the words of Jimmy Anthony, the Northern Vice President of the Mississippi Association of Gang Investigators.
Source: WLOX News    Date: November 3, 2019

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Reputed MS-13 gang member convicted of shooting former associate in Flushing: DA (Queens, NY): A reputed gang member was convicted for his role in the death of another gang member outside of a Flushing deli, prosecutors announced Friday.
Source: QNS     Date: November 3, 2019

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Two Inmates Charged in Gang Killings Escape From a California Jail (Monterey County, CA): Two inmates who had been awaiting trial for gang-related killings and several other felony charges escaped from a California jail on Sunday morning, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office said.
Source: The New York Times    Date: November 3, 2019

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Teen gangbanger busted in shooting of 7-year-old Chicago trick-or-treater (Chicago, IL): A 15-year-old boy was hit with an attempted murder charge for shooting a 7-year-old girl in the neck and chest while she was trick-or-treating on Halloween in Chicago, a report said Friday.
Source: New York Post    Date: November 2, 2019

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Drug task force to combat Albany's gang problem (Albany, GA): When Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas discussed visits to houses meant to improve people’s lives, it was obvious he wasn’t referring to handing out religious pamphlets.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: November 2, 2019

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Surrey RCMP targets gang life during crime prevention week (Surrey, BC): In the midst of both an uptick in crime and an effort to establish a new city police force, Surrey RCMP is showcasing two new youth programs to mark National Crime Prevention Week.
Source: CTV News Vancouver    Date: November 2, 2019

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