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Chicago Police gang database is disorganized and outdated: IG (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department’s “gang database” isn’t so much an effective crime-fighting tool as it is a disorganized hodgepodge of outdated and often unverified information, according to a blistering report released Thursday by the Office of the Inspector General.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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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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Task force calls for bi-county efforts to fight gang violence (Maryland and Virginia): Bi-county gang task force members announced a host of prevention and intervention strategies Monday, including the creation of a youth opportunity center in the Takoma Park/Langley Park area.
Source: Business Gazette    Date: September 22, 2004

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Task force calls for bi-county efforts to fight gang violence (Maryland and Virginia): Bi-county gang task force members announced a host of prevention and intervention strategies Monday, including the creation of a youth opportunity center in the Takoma Park/Langley Park area.
Source: Business Gazette    Date: September 22, 2004

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Olive Branch grants deal with trees and anti-gang education (Memphis, TN): Olive Branch has been awarded grants for tree planting and education, and for anti-gang education at the middle school.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: September 22, 2004

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Grant will fund anti-gang program (Omaha, NE): A $98,948 U.S. Justice Department grant should allow the Boys and Girls Clubs of Omaha to "ratchet up" their gang prevention program, the clubs' president said Monday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: September 21, 2004

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