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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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Documents shed light on Plant City violence (Plant City, FL): A week after three people were slain in Plant City, search warrants paint a clearer picture of the police investigations. In one of the cases, officers tracked down a suspect vehicle with gang members inside and a loaded .357-caliber Derringer beneath the driver's seat.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: November 21, 2011

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Latin Kings gang member pleads guilty to retaliatory murder (Jersey City, NJ): An admitted Latin Kings gang member has pleaded guilty to gunning a man down in the Jersey City Heights in 2005 in retaliation for the killing of a man at a Latin Kings Fourth of July party three months earlier.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: November 21, 2011

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Boy, 15, killed in gang-related shooting (Santa Maria, CA): A teenager was killed and another person injured in a shooting incident early Sunday that Santa Maria police say was gang-related.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: November 21, 2011

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Blood Ties: A photographer captures gang culture in her family (Tampa, FL): The first time Lourdes Jeannette entered her uncle’s house as an adult, she held a camera. For many years she refused to visit her mother’s brother – a man who is the leader of the Piru West Tampa Bloods. She disapproved of his activity and chose to ignore that aspect of her family’s life.
Source: TIME    Date: November 21, 2011

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Women kidnapped, tattooed by gang members (Albuquerque, NM): Two women shared their frightening story with Target 7 after they were grabbed off the streets in Albuquerque, thrown to the ground and forcibly tattooed by gang members.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: November 21, 2011

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Gangs in Union County (Scotch Plains, NJ): On Thursday, November 17, concerned members of the community, law enforcement, and clergy came together at the Scotch Plains Police Academy to raise awareness and learn about gang activity in Union County. Detective Brendan Sullivan of the Union Count Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, Drugs and Violence Unit gave the keynote presentation.
Source: CranfordPatch    Date: November 21, 2011

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"Operation Gangsgiving" nets 63 arrests; 14 gang members jailed (Chattanooga, TN): A four day operation by the Chattanooga Police Department nets more than 60 arrests, including the capture of a man listed as Hamilton County's 12 Most Wanted.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: November 21, 2011

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AISD students arrested for gang fight at school (Austin, TX): Police arrested members of a street gang for beating a rival gang member with a metal pipe on the campus of Reagan High School.
Source: KVUE News    Date: November 21, 2011

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Gang leader sentenced in San Bernardino drug case (San Bernardino, CA): A leader in a street gang who has a distinctive tattoo showing his dislike for local law enforcement has been sentenced in a drug case.
Source: The Sun    Date: November 21, 2011

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Pair sentenced for roles in Plainfield crack sales (Plainfield, NJ): Two local men with ties to the Queen City’s G-Shine set of the Bloods street gang have been sentenced to a combined total of nearly a decade in prison after pleading guilty to federal drug charges, authorities said Monday.
Source: Courier News    Date: November 21, 2011

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Two men charged with attempted murder in Prince George’s (Takoma Park, MD): Two Maryland men were arrested over the weekend in connection with an assault that may be linked to gang activity in Prince George’s County, police said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 21, 2011

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State lawmakers, police look for ties between cartels, local youth (Austin, TX): Intelligence released by the Texas Department of Public Safety this summer regarding Mexican drug cartels and their growing impact on local gang members was the impetus behind a community meeting on gangs Monday night at Parque Zaragosa in East Austin.
Source: KVUE News    Date: November 21, 2011

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Gang member sentenced to 25 years (Sandusky, OH): A convicted gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday morning. One of Denarea Swain's attorneys maintained that Swain was only part of a rap group, not a criminal gang, and asked the judge for the minimum sentenced.
Source: Sandusky Register    Date: November 21, 2011

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Gang numbers and violence are on the rise in Idaho prisons, even as gang crime such as drive-by shootings are way down (Nampa-Caldwell, ID): Nearly half of the 392 inmates at Idaho's maximum-security prison last month were identified as gang members. And of the 7,145 total prisoners at the state's varied prisons and work centers, more than 18 percent — 1,311 — were identified as gang members. That's up from about 16 percent in May 2010.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: November 20, 2011

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Gangs, membership on the rise in Delaware (Dover, DE): Delaware State Police said they've identified about 1,000 members of 80 gangs in the state, including the Latin Kings. That's up from 720 members of 79 gangs last year, said spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack. State police and the Delaware Information and Analysis Center, which compiles intelligence from police departments throughout the state, have been actively tracking gang membership for only a few years, he said.
Source: The News Journal    Date: November 20, 2011

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Taking back Parkway: One woman on a mission against gang activity (York, PA): Rebecca Moore sat in the shadows of her living room listening to the 911 scanner. An officer's breathless calls broke the radio's static as he chased someone down a city street.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: November 20, 2011

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Admitted Bloods gang member sentenced to 20 years in prison for Elizabeth murder (Elizabeth, NJ): An admitted member of the Bloods street gang was sentenced to 20 years in state prison Friday for his role in a 2008 murder, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: November 20, 2011

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Marked up in the SCV (Santa Clarita, CA): Local deputies have arrested 147 graffiti-vandals and taggers in 2011, a city official said this week. "If a vandal is arrested for graffiti vandalism within the city, most can expect a felony on their record," said Nicolas Marinelli, the city's graffiti-removal coordinator.
Source: The Santa Clarita Valley Signal    Date: November 20, 2011

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Teen shot in drive-by shooting (Houston, TX): A 17-year-old was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting in Southwest Houston. Police Say the 17-year-old was with another friend at a night club on Clarewood near Reims in Southwest Houston, when the two got into an altercation with rival gang members.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News    Date: November 20, 2011

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Man 'critical' after gang beating in Riverside (Riverside, NY): A 23-year-old Buffalo man is hospitalized in critical condition after he reportedly was beaten by a gang early today in a Riverside neighborhood.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: November 20, 2011

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