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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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Gang member convicted in slaying of DePaul student (Chicago, IL): A Cook County jury today convicted a reputed gang member of fatally shooting a DePaul University honors student and wounding a second individual at a Halloween party in 2009 on Chicago’s West Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 16, 2011

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Justice Dept. announces $118.4 million to tribes (Ignacio, CO): Some 150 American Indian tribes are getting $118.4 million in federal grants to improve justice and safety on reservations. Federal officials have also said there is a proliferation of gang activity on reservations, and yet law enforcement recruitment and retention efforts across Indian Country lag far behind the rest of the nation.
Source: Laramie Boomerang    Date: September 15, 2011

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$100,000 allocated to combat gang violence (Temple Hills, MD): Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and the United Way of the National Capital Area on Tuesday announced $100,000 in funding for a one-year pilot program designed to combat gang violence at two Prince George's County schools.
Source: The Star Democrat    Date: September 15, 2011

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Daytona Beach gang member gets 65-year sentence (Daytona Beach, FL): The U.S. Attorney's Office says a member of the loosely organized Daytona Beach street gang 819 Boyz is heading to federal prison.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: September 15, 2011

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FBI: Gangs move south to Boardman (Boardman, OH): An FBI supervisory special agent says he wants to bring the crime-fighting techniques used in Youngstown across the border to Boardman.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: September 15, 2011

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Gang-related graffiti covered walls, trees at Tokay High School (Lodi, CA): Vulgarities and gang terms scrawled on trees, walls and buildings greeted students and faculty at Tokay High School as school began earlier this week.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: September 15, 2011

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School board could ink new tattoo policy (Wichita Falls, TX): Some students may prevail in a suggested new school board policy, hailed by high school administrators, that would allow students to show their tattoos at school.
Source: Times Record News    Date: September 15, 2011

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Gangs said to be terrorizing Miami-Dade (Miami, FL): Miami-Dade County has 230 documented gangs with 1,700 members, and that number could be as high as 5,000, the county’s top cop told a meeting called by a Miami-Dade Commissioner.
Source: South Florida Times    Date: September 15, 2011

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Informant tips police to alleged plot (Omaha, NE): An Omaha gang with roots in El Salvador did quite the background check on one prospective member. They didn't do their homework on another. Ultimately, that second gang member wore a wire and infiltrated MS-13 — a notoriously violent gang from El Salvador — helping investigators as they unraveled a plot to kill the first gang prospect.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: September 15, 2011

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Man sentenced to 70 years for killing teen (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man was sentenced to 70 years in prison today for killing a teenage girl who was caught in the middle of a squabble on a CTA bus.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 15, 2011

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Sweep targets Chicago-area gang members (Chicago, IL): A week-long sweep by federal and local law enforcement officials in the Chicago area netted the arrests of 25 foreign-born gang members, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 15, 2011

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Yakima police fight back against gang violence (Yakima, WA) : It’s been a rough couple of weeks here in Yakima with nine gang related shootings in less than a month. As you know, the budget is very tight for YPD, but that's not stopping them from spending a few thousand this weekend beefing up patrols.
Source: KIMA News    Date: September 15, 2011

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Police say gang feud led to boy’s killing (Winnipeg, MB): Tensions between two rival Winnipeg street gangs led to the stabbing death of a teen boy, city police say. Clarky Stevenson, 15, died after an early-morning encounter when gang rivals erupted at the corner of College Avenue and Aikins Street last Saturday.
Source: Metro    Date: September 15, 2011

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Agents arrest eight in gang probe (Jefferson, WI): Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in close partnership with local law enforcement, have arrested seven Mexican nationals and one Guatemalan in Jefferson County as part of Operation Community Shield.
Source: Watertown Daily Times    Date: September 15, 2011

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One man in critical condition after gang related fight in Lompoc (Lompoc, CA): The Lompoc Police Department says one man is behind bars and another in the hospital after a gang related fight in the city late Wednesday.
Source: KSBY News    Date: September 15, 2011

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Most Madison homicides tied to gang activity (Madison, WI): Sgt. Amy Schwartz, who heads the Madison Police Department's anti-gang unit, is certain the unit has prevented homicides from happening.
Source: Isthmus    Date: September 15, 2011

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Life after gangs: Former Madison street toughts show others the way out (Madison, WI): When Jacob Dunn was just a boy, his teachers would sometimes predict a bleak outlook for him: "You're going to end up in prison." It turns out they were right, though even they might have been surprised by how quickly their predictions came true. Dunn was drawn to the gangster lifestyle, fascinated by crime bosses and prisons.
Source: Isthmus    Date: September 15, 2011

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Two stabbed in gang-related park robbery (Gilroy, CA): Police are investigating a Wednesday night stabbing and robbery in a Gilroy park that left two victims with stab wounds, including a 19-year-old man who was transported to a Bay Area trauma hospital for his injuries, according to the Gilroy Police Department.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch    Date: September 15, 2011

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Last of Bounty Hunter Bloods convicted (Norfolk, VA): Two members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods/Nine Tech Gangsters street gangs pled guilty in Norfolk federal court, bringing the total number of members of the gang pleading guilty to 11.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: September 15, 2011

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A tale of two inmates in California's Security Housing Units (Crescent City, CA): One man was a petty thief mistakenly identified as a player in a violent Latino prison gang. The other was a convicted murderer whose numerous assaults behind bars and continuing influence on the streets earned him a reputation as a ruthless gang leader.
Source: California Watch    Date: September 15, 2011

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