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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Central American gang MS-13 cuts swath of murder and mayhem across Long Island (Long Island, NY): Near midnight on March 17, 2010, Mario Alberto Canton Quijada—known as "Baby Blue"—sat in the back seat of a Ford Explorer as his fellow gang members drove it down to the beach in Far Rockaway, Queens.
Source: The Daily Beast    Date: June 3, 2012

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Safe haven to keep Yakima's teens away from gangs (Yakima, WA): A new safe haven for kids could help stop gang violence in Yakima. You've seen it, you've heard it, but with each act of gang violence, Yakima police are turning to safety. Groups like YPAL are a start.
Source: KIMA News    Date: June 3, 2012

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Teenager arrested for gang shooting (Portland, OR): The Portland Police Gang Enforcement Team has arrested a 17-year-old in connection with a May 26 gang shooting in North Portland.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: June 3, 2012

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Teen stabbed in Hanford gang-related fight (Hanford, CA) : The Hanford Police Department is investigating a gang-related fight early Sunday morning that left one man stabbed in the chest and two others hurt.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 3, 2012

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Gang member arrested; 33-year-old's bail posted, back on the streets (Lorain, OH): Tyrone Jackson, one of the fugitive suspected member of the MOB gang, was arrested early Thursday morning, according to the Lorain County Sheriff's Office. However, the 33-year-old Lorain man was released yesterday from jail after T-Bonds, a bail bond company, posted his $500,000 bond.
Source: The Morning Journal    Date: June 2, 2012

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Little Saigon Asian Crip who killed at Asian Garden Mall gets bad news (Santa Ana, CA): Armed with a baseball bat and a mop handle, members of the Asian Crips criminal street gang attacked a group of men and women outside the Asian Garden Mall in Little Saigon on Thanksgiving 2001 and murdered one of the victims.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: June 2, 2012

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Gang shootings create cycles (Kansas City, MO): Shooting victims "in the game" pose the most difficult challenge for police and prosecutors. Gang members and criminals are the least likely to cooperate yet the most likely to perpetuate back-and-forth wars that cause spikes in violent crime, draw innocent bystanders into their crossfire and give Kansas City a bad reputation.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: June 2, 2012

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Gang task force initiative kicks off summer program (Chattanooga, TN): "We are not just interested in putting folks in jail, we are interested in solving the underlying problems." The Future Is Ours, that's the new name for Chattanooga's Gang Task Force outreach initiative. They kicked off their summer program with a festival at the Carver Recreation Center.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: June 2, 2012

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Feds, local cops, bust gang's drug operation (Pasadena, CA) : Some 15 suspects were arrested in the cities of Altadena, Bellflower, El Monte, La Puente, Pasadena, Pomon and Mid-City L.A in connection with an 18-month investigation into an alleged drug trafficking ring.
Source: WalnutPatch    Date: June 2, 2012

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Teen shot near railroad tracks in gang-related incident (Santa Cruz, CA): A teenager was shot near the railroad tracks in Santa Cruz on Friday night in a gang-related incident, police said.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: June 2, 2012

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Police bust violent gang-related drug network covering Morris, Essex, Union and Warren counties (Morristown, NJ): An investigation into the shootings of two men outside an American Legion post in Morristown last year has led to the dismantling of a violent, gang-related gun and drug trafficking network that operated in Morris, Essex, Union and Warren counties, authorities said Saturday.
Source: Daily Record    Date: June 2, 2012

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Group sues California over isolation of some prison inmates (Sacramento, CA): California's practice of isolating prison inmates it suspects of gang affiliations and keeping them that way for years is being challenged in federal court by a national civil rights group.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 1, 2012

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Feds: 19 indicted in Fort Apache gang, drug probe (Phoenix, AZ): A federal grand jury has indicted 19 people after a gang and drug enforcement operation on the Fort Apache reservation in northeastern Arizona.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: June 1, 2012

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Jersey City gang leader gets 16 years in prison for weapons violations after beating murder rap (Jersey City, NJ): An admitted "five-star general" in the Bloods street gang who beat a murder rap twice has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for firearms offenses in connection with the 2008 murder of a Jersey City man.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: June 1, 2012

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Teen's shooting leads to gang sweep in Hainesville (Hainesville, IL): Four suspects police say are gang members have been arrested at Hainesville homes where narcotics dealing is believed to have been ongoing, authorities said.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: June 1, 2012

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Shootings at Rip Van Winkle Apts. were gang related, Poughkeepsie police say (Poughkeepsie, NY): The shooting of a man and woman in a 15th floor apartment at the Rip Van Winkle Apartments on Rinaldi Boulevard in Poughkeepsie was apparently gang related. The male victim was also stabbed in the attack on March 6.
Source: Mid-Hudson News    Date: June 1, 2012

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One dead, one arrested in rare Aptos gang-related shooting (Aptos, CA): A 21-year-old man was shot and killed while walking home from a party on Freedom Boulevard in Aptos Wednesday night in what appears to have been a gang-related incident.
Source: Examiner    Date: June 1, 2012

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Gang leader gets 50 years for sex trafficking (Alexandria, VA): A leader in the MS-13 street gang has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for preying on teenage girls and forcing them into prostitution throughout northern Virginia.
Source:    Date: June 1, 2012

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City won't write a 'blank check' to partner CeaseFire: mayor (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday he’s proceeding with caution in forging a city partnership with CeaseFire Illinois — and not writing a "blank check" — to make certain ex-offenders hired by the group are "preventing crime, not committing it."
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 1, 2012

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Fresno police crack down on Bulldog gang (Fresno, CA): A crackdown begins on a violent gang that's been responsible for murders, shootings and other crimes in Fresno over the years. Officers are targeting the Bulldogs. Members of that gang have become more violent in the past month.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: June 1, 2012

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