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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Chicago Public Schools Monitored Social Media for Signs of Violence, Gang Membership (Chicago, IL): School officials say the monitoring was about keeping students safe, not punishing them. But critics say it expanded the role of police in schools and increased surveillance of children.
Source: ProPublica    Date: February 11, 2019
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Gang follows illegal aliens (Washington, DC): The violent MS-13 - or Mara Salvatrucha - street gang is following the migratory routes of illegal aliens across the country, FBI officials say, calling the Salvadoran gang the new American mafia.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: May 5, 2005

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Gang member found slain (Salinas, CA): The body of a 22-year-old gang member who was paroled from state prison a week earlier was found Wednesday in the middle of Hartnell Road south of Salinas.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: May 5, 2005

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Pueblo County Jail locks down after a gang riot (Pueblo County, CO): A lockdown is in effect at the Pueblo County Jail Thursday, following a riot Wednesday night between rival gang members.
Source: KOAA-TV News    Date: May 5, 2005

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Shooting victim is identified (Clairemont, CA): Authorities have identified Thomas A. Tweedie, 18, as the man shot in the face in front of his Martha Street home Tuesday night. He died an hour after the 9:30 p.m. incident.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 5, 2005

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'Eviction notice' aimed at gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County officials said they were issuing an "eviction notice" to the county's gangs Tuesday with a $5.5-million initiative that will restore the sheriff's gang unit and add prosecutors to crack down on street thugs.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 4, 2005

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Clayton anti-gang task force arrests 14 (Clayton County, GA): Members of Clayton County's newest anti-gang task force made 14 arrests and recovered drugs and guns during its first nights on the streets this week.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: May 4, 2005

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Shotgun blast injures man in gang attack (Salinas, CA): A 29-year-old man suffered serious injuries Tuesday after he was shot once at close range by a man with a shotgun in Salinas, authorities reported.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: May 4, 2005

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Chief: serious gang issues in Easton (Easton, PA): A Brooklyn, N.Y., man died in a possible gang-related shooting Monday night in the Delaware Terrace public housing on South Side Easton, police said, prompting pleas from residents for safer streets after hearing gunshots three other times in the past week.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: May 4, 2005

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Mexico, U.S. team up to fight street gangs (Washington, DC): Mexican and U.S. law enforcement officials said Wednesday they will share intelligence and resources to fight Central American gangs, whose wave of violence has spread to the nations' common border.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 4, 2005

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El Cajon shooting believed to be gang related (El Cajon, CA): A group of heavily armed intruders in search of a gang rival – one of them toting a machine gun – shot up an East County home today, but no injuries were reported, officials said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 4, 2005

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System would help in tracking gangs (Tarrant County, TX): Tarrant County authorities hope to shadow gang members a little more closely in the near future. County commissioners approved a $147,000 federal grant application Tuesday for an electronic, countywide gang-tracking system that would be used by Fort Worth and Arlington police, the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department and the Tarrant County district attorney's office.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 4, 2005

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Task force sees decline in gang members but more violence (Las Vegas, NV): Roughly 7,000 juveniles and young adults received specialized gang prevention or intervention training last year, an effort the Southern Nevada Community Gang Task Force hopes will curb gang membership in the valley.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal    Date: May 4, 2005

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Four teens charged in gang assault (Spring Valley, NY): Two Spring Valley teenagers are free on bail while two teens from Nyack remained in jail yesterday after an incident police described as a gang fight over an Orange County girl.
Source: The Journal News    Date: May 3, 2005

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Youngsters' gang-like actions has Trafford eyeing options (Pittsburgh, PA): A disturbing story about children engaging in gang-like behavior prompted Trafford Council to rethink how it can keep youth off the streets and out of trouble.
Source: The Tribune-Review    Date: May 3, 2005

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Ripon Police injured during alleged gang members arrest (Ripon, CA): Ripon Police officer Tim Bailey and sergeant Don Luthey received minor injuries Sunday when they and fellow officers apprehended two alleged gang members for brandishing a firearm.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: May 3, 2005

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Gang fighting priest (Lathrop, CA): The Rev. Dean McFalls is an avid jogger. But that's not what he was doing Saturday morning when, dressed in his priestly vestments, he was seen running down the streets of Lathrop near Our Lady of Guadalupe Church where he is pastor.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: May 3, 2005

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Another shooting on area freeways (Southern California): A car-to-car shooting on the Antelope Valley Freeway on Monday - the eighth freeway shooting in the Southland since late March - capped a violent five-week stretch that also included eight gang-related killings in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: May 3, 2005

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Graffiti could link fire, vandalism spree (Lee County, FL) : At least 11 places were vandalized with possible gang-related graffiti in east Lee County over the weekend while a suspicious fire destroyed a Lehigh Acres carpet business.
Source: The News-Press    Date: May 3, 2005

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Ventura is likely to lose grants for gang program (Ventura, CA): A Ventura Police Department gang suppression program, largely credited for sharp reductions in gang crimes and youth gang numbers, will lose more than $300,000 because of state budget cuts, police said Monday.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 3, 2005

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Questions delay ruling on injunction (Ventura County, CA): A request from defense attorneys Monday has delayed a Ventura County Superior Court judge's decision whether to make the gang injunction permanent against the Colonia Chiques.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 3, 2005

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