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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 by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.


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Manassas man pleads guilty to conspiracy in teen's 2010 stabbing death (Manassas, VA): A Manassas man accused of instructing other gang members to kill a 15-year-old Osbourn High School student as he walked home from school in November 2010 pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony charges.
Source: News & Messenger    Date: April 5, 2012

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Confession recalled in slaying of Dominique (Buffalo, NY): A member of a violent street gang confessed to killing a 15-year-old girl one month after the September 2010 shooting, a fellow Gangster Disciples member testified Wednesday in court.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: April 5, 2012

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Pasco developing street crimes unit after latest gang-related shooting (Pasco, WA): Police said they still don't have leads on the suspects in this apparent drive-by shooting. Tuesday's shooting on Court and 18th was made all the scarier for where it happened. It was near a busy strip mall filled with families.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: April 5, 2012

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Street gang members charged in Lehigh Valley auto theft ring (Lehigh County, PA): Several members of a local street gang were charged in an auto theft ring busted by the Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force and area police departments, authorities announced Thursday.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: April 5, 2012

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Huge anti-gang sweep months in the making (Kingston, NY): On March 14, the cops came for Marc Bonaventure at his home on East Chestnut Street, bagging the Bronx-born ex-con on a parole violation. On March 19, Tyrone "Freaky Ty" Chappelle got into an argument on Broadway. Cops responded, found drugs on him and hauled him off to jail.
Source: Kingston Times    Date: April 5, 2012

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Lansing Police Department repudiates assertions of gang problem (Lansing, MI): A day after one of its detectives testified under oath, the Capital City's police department said Lansing is not overrun with gang activity.
Source: MLive    Date: April 5, 2012

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St. Paul gang accused in teen's rape known for guns, thefts, violence (St. Paul, MN): True Blood 22 gang members and associates racked up burglary and auto theft charges in recent years as their ranks grew, making them one of the largest Hmong gangs in St. Paul.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: April 5, 2012

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Sheriff employs new 'team' in gang fight (Half Moon Bay, CA): The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is promising a renewed focus on gang activity on the coast. In fact, Sheriff’s Lt. Larry Schumaker says the Neighborhood Response Team has already begun its work.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review    Date: April 5, 2012

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Charges dropped on gang attack (Half Moon Bay, CA): A lack of physical evidence and unreliable witnesses has led San Mateo County prosecutors to drop a case against a man they say is a Half Moon Bay gang member they initially charged with two counts of attempted murder.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review    Date: April 5, 2012

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Inmate sues over alleged gang beating at Western Virginia Regional Jail (Roanoke, VA): Officials at the Western Virginia Regional Jail failed to break up a gang that was terrorizing other inmates in one of its pods, according to an inmate who claims he was severely beaten as a result of their inaction.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: April 4, 2012

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Increased gang awareness stressed (Hazleton, PA): Two local legislators said Monday the gang-related attack on a 13-year-old girl at a city playground is the most recent example of why more needs to be done to deter gang activity in the community. New legislation is in the works and a community forum is planned to help educate citizens.
Source: Go Lackawanna    Date: April 4, 2012

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Bryan High School student held on gang charge (Bryan-College Station, TX): A 17-year-old Bryan High School student was arrested on campus Monday afternoon and charged with promoting gang membership. The student was taken into custody after ignoring a school resource officer's requests to refrain from wearing what was believed to be a piece of gang-related jewelry while at school.
Source: The Eagle    Date: April 4, 2012

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Gang-related shooting case in Vacaville gets trial date (Vacaville, CA): A 21-year-old Vacaville man suspected in a 2011 gang-related shooting will go to trial in August, a Solano County Superior Court judge ordered on Tuesday.
Source: The Reporter    Date: April 4, 2012

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Drug gang's leader gets life (Philadelphia, PA): A North Philadelphia drug kingpin got a life sentence Tuesday in federal court for running a large-scale trafficking organization that involved his wife and mother-in-law.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: April 4, 2012

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Member of Bloods gang will hear final arguments in second murder trial (Jersey City, NJ): Closing arguments will be heard this morning in the second murder trial of a man charged with gunning down a Jersey City father of four on Clinton Street in December 2008.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: April 4, 2012

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UCLA Professor Jorja Leap publishes memoir documenting the lives of gang members (Los Angeles, CA): A young boy with a purple bandana covering his face walks through the streets of his Watts neighborhood. He carries an AK-47 assault rifle in hand, but no one seems to notice. But Jorja Leap does.
Source: The Daily Bruin    Date: April 4, 2012

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CeaseFire program to reduce street violence launches in Central City (New Orleans, LA): A long-awaited program aimed at short-circuiting street violence is finally getting off the ground in Central City, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials announced Wednesday. CeaseFire New Orleans is this city's version of a program developed in Chicago that employs "violence interrupters" to stop shootings and murders before they happen.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: April 4, 2012

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San Rafael teen sentenced in gang melee (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael teen was sentenced in Marin County Superior Court March 28 to five years in prison for his role in a violent melee between rival gang members in San Rafael last May.
Source: San Rafael News Pointer    Date: April 4, 2012

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Two arrested in shooting at Clearfield party (Clearfield, UT): Two teenagers have been arrested in connection to a shooting during a large party in Clearfield last month.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: April 4, 2012

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Fate of reputed Bloods gang member accused in 2008 Jersey City shooting death in jury's hands (Jersey City, NJ): Closing arguments were heard this morning in the second murder trial of a man charged with gunning down a Jersey City father of four on Clinton Street and West Side Avenue in December 2008.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: April 4, 2012

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