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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Using maps and networks to reduce gun violence (Chicago, IL): “The average age of a gunshot victim in Chicago is about 27 years old. Everybody thinks it’s younger, and that means that gun violence prevention efforts are not nearly as targeted and effective as they could be.” Sociology professor Andrew Papachristos has been interested in criminal justice ever since childhood, when his Greek immigrant parents were the victims of gang violence on Chicago’s North Side.
Source: Northwestern Now    Date: March 19, 2019
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Two arrested in gang incident in T. Oaks (Thousand Oaks, CA): Thousand Oaks Police arrested an 18-year-old man and a juvenile from Newbury Park on Friday after they allegedly entered a home and threatened to stab a resident, police said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: September 26, 2004

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Gangland (Southern California): Please click on the link below for Inland Valley Daily Bulletin's special report on gang violence in Southern California.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: September 25, 2004

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Endangered LA trauma center criticized in reports (Los Angeles, CA): County supervisors who plan to close the trauma center at a troubled South Los Angeles hospital have not mentioned problems in the unit, saying only that it drained resources that should be used elsewhere.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: September 25, 2004

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Gang violence becoming a big issue in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): Eight killings this year - at least three of them gang-related. A wave of eight shootings over the last three-plus weeks. Does Oceanside have a crime problem again?
Source: North County Times    Date: September 25, 2004

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Many local crews have roots in Los Angeles (Long Beach, CA): The police statistics say things are getting better: Violent crimes such as murders, assaults, robberies and drug sales declined 55 percent in Long Beach from 1981 to 2001.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: September 25, 2004

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Anti-gang effort short on details (Salinas, CA): At a Thursday news conference, Salinas Police Chief Daniel Ortega unveiled plans for "Operation Salinas Safe Streets," a collaborative effort between the county's three major law enforcement agencies to combat the city's gang problems.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 24, 2004

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Oceanside shootings continue after vigil (Oceanside, CA): A 34-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a gang-related shooting early yesterday that happened just hours after scores of area residents concluded a prayer service against gang violence in the city.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 24, 2004

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Four deny involvement in robbery of bank (Lancaster, CA): Four reputed Los Angeles-area gang members accused of robbing a Palmdale bank at gunpoint and fleeing after a dye pack exploded on them have pleaded not guilty to charges of robbery.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: September 24, 2004

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Diary entries land man in jail (Augusta, GA): Police say an Augusta man's diary of bad deeds was enough to nail him on a rash of gang-related shootings. Travis Lorenzo Berrian, 20, of Glenn Hills Circle, kept a journal in his bedroom bragging how he had shot at several rival gang members in Augusta this week, sheriff's Sgt. Calvin Chew said.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: September 24, 2004

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Officials announce gang initiative (Columbia, SC): Federal and local law enforcement leaders Thursday announced the formation of a gang activity task force. Its job will be to identify and prosecute persons who commit violent crimes as a result of gang activity in the Columbia area.
Source: The State    Date: September 23, 2004

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CHP joins fight against gangs (Salinas, CA): California Highway Patrol officers aren't usually seen on city streets but are set to become a temporary addition to Salinas. CHP officers will join forces with Salinas police officers and Monterey County sheriff's deputies to combat gang violence in Salinas.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 23, 2004

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Gang vengeance (Long Island, NY): A 16-year-old Long Island girl couldn't escape her vicious gang fast enough — she was shot dead after she'd made clear she wanted to break away from the notorious MS-13 gang, her family says.
Source: New York Post    Date: September 23, 2004

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Student is hit by cross fire (Uniondale, NY): A 16-year-old Uniondale High School student who was shot Tuesday near the school was an innocent bystander caught in a cross fire between rival groups, Nassau police said yesterday.
Source: Newsday    Date: September 23, 2004

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Slaying called gang-related (Holyoke, MA): Police say the shooting death of Timothy R. Gonthier Tuesday night at a newly reopened city playground was the result of a drug turf war between rival gangs.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 23, 2004

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Gang task force presents report to county executives (Maryland and Virginia): Seven months after its inception, the Joint County Gang Prevention Task Force presented its final report to both Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson and Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan Monday.
Source: Business Gazette    Date: September 23, 2004

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Gang task force presents report to county executives (Maryland and Virginia): Seven months after its inception, the Joint County Gang Prevention Task Force presented its final report to both Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson and Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan Monday.
Source: Business Gazette    Date: September 23, 2004

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Gang violence in 'safe' areas a reality, folks (Bakersfield, CA): Bakersfield has already had 48 shootings this year that bear the signature of a street gang. Forty-eight shootings because somebody crashed the wrong party, said the wrong thing to the wrong guy, wore the wrong color on the wrong street, or some variation on one of those tired themes.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: September 23, 2004

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Hub initiative targets gang hot spots (Boston, MA): Citing rising gang activity and a spate of recent attacks, a Boston city councilor is proposing a loitering law that would allow police to round up suspected gang members who gather in public places.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 22, 2004

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Man pleads guilty in machete attack in Va. (Fairfax County, VA): A member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang admitted yesterday to participating in a machete attack last May that mutilated the hands of an Alexandria teenager, a crime that heightened concerns about gangs in the Washington area.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 22, 2004

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Norwalk forms anti-gang group (Norwalk, CT): What at first glance appears to be an unlikely alliance may be the solution to youth violence and gang activity in Norwalk.
Source: Norwalk Hour    Date: September 22, 2004

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