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Chicago Police gang database is disorganized and outdated: IG (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department’s “gang database” isn’t so much an effective crime-fighting tool as it is a disorganized hodgepodge of outdated and often unverified information, according to a blistering report released Thursday by the Office of the Inspector General.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 11, 2019
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Police arrest suspect in gang-related brawl (Soledad, CA): Police arrested a second Soledad man Monday in connection with a gang-related brawl that left one man dead and another wounded.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 22, 2005

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Hispanic gangs are on the rise here (Dane County, WI): He's swept up in what local officials say is a rise in Hispanic gang activity in Dane County. And he's too scared to quit. "My cousin, he was involved in a gang, and I was with him all of the time, and he involved me in gangs," the teenager said in a recent interview.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: June 21, 2005

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Victim in shooting outside bar called 'the sweetest kid' (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police said a 20-year-old South San Francisco man who was fatally shot over the weekend outside a Mission District bar was an innocent victim of apparent gang-motivated violence.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 21, 2005

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Auto sting snares 22 suspects (Santa Cruz County, CA): Fifty stolen cars with a cumulative value of more than $400,000 were returned to their rightful owners Monday after the California Highway Patrol, along with other police agencies, detailed a five-month auto theft sting in four counties.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: June 21, 2005

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Man held in Soledad slaying (Soledad, CA): Police arrested a Soledad man Sunday, saying he fatally stabbed a 20-year-old man during a gang-related brawl at a party.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 21, 2005

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Local leaders gather to tackle threat of gangs (Lake County, IL): Combating the changing nature of gang activity in the suburbs will require new strategies, a summit of law enforcement and government officials was told Monday.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: June 21, 2005

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O.C. mob suspect seen as a pioneer (Orange County, CA): Peter "Sana" Ojeda, the reputed Mexican Mafia godfather of Orange County, who was arrested last week, helped pioneer the gang's transformation over a generation by showing it the way out of the prisons and onto the streets, authorities say.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 20, 2005

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Self-expression vs. school rules: Hip-hop kids challenge "gang" label (Seattle, WA): The way Rong Soung sometimes dresses might make some adults cringe: His pants are too droopy, his shirts too big, the gold chains thick around his neck.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: June 20, 2005

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Kilgore announces anti-gang proposals (Richmond, VA): Republican Jerry Kilgore said Monday that if he is elected governor he will urge legislators to eliminate the "trigger man" requirement from the capital murder statute so gang leaders who order subordinates to kill can be put to death.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: June 20, 2005

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Police suspect gang activity after 20 cars spray painted (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County police say it looks like a local gang spray painted about 20 cars in Springfield early Saturday.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: June 20, 2005

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Police ID shooting victim as Sun Valley man (Sun Valley, NV): The victim of a shooting Saturday morning in the area of Probasco Way and I Street has been identified as a 19-year-old Sun Valley man.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal     Date: June 20, 2005

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Police arrest car-theft suspects (Watsonville, CA): A SWAT team helped arrest at least one auto-theft suspect in a quiet Salinas neighborhood Saturday, following a five-month, multiagency investigation that will be outlined today.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 20, 2005

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Gang injunction takes unexpected turn (Lompoc, CA): Lompoc's effort to control street gangs took an unexpected turn in court Friday when a public defender raised questions about due process rights for his client, one of numerous alleged gang members recently served injunction papers.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: June 19, 2005

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Suspect sought in deadly SF bar shooting (San Francisco, CA): One person is dead and another is in stable condition following a shooting at a San Francisco bar Saturday night, the San Francisco Police Department reports.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 19, 2005

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Gang member shot multiple times (Kingston, NY): Police in Ulster County are investigating the shooting of a suspected gang member who was shot by a rival gang-banger yesterday in Kingston.
Source: WSTM NBC 3 News     Date: June 19, 2005

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Officials nab suspects in multi-county sweep (Central California): Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies from four counties made a sweep of the Central Coast this weekend, serving warrants and arresting a number of fugitives and crime suspects, seizing illegal drugs and recovering stolen vehicles and other property.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: June 19, 2005

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Higher sentences for gang-motivated crimes debated (San Bernardino County, CA): When it comes to the county's "war" on gangs, local courtrooms may play host to some of the hardest-fought battles.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: June 19, 2005

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Youth turn to gangs when needs are not being met otherwise, Durham officer advises (Person County, NC): The coordinator for the Durham Police Department’s Safe Neighborhoods program told a Person County Forum on Gangs and Gang Violence here Tuesday that many of the signs that point to potential youth involvement in gangs are not too much unlike those associated with the average teenager.
Source: The Roxboro Courier Times    Date: June 18, 2005

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Gang-related shooting death in Sparks under investigation (Sparks, NV): The gang-related shooting death of a man in Sparks is under investigation as a homicide, officers said.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: June 18, 2005

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Police probe more gunfire (Riverside, CA): Suspected gang members were at it again this week, firing dozens of rounds into a crowded parking lot and two Eastside Riverside homes, police said.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: June 18, 2005

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