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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Facebook photos lead to arrests on gang and gun charges (Marion County, FL): Facebook photos resulted in the arrest of two Silver Springs men on weapons and gang-related charges. Detectives identified them as members of the "Crazy White Boys" criminal street gang.
Source: The Star-Banner    Date: May 22, 2013

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Gang member convicted of attempted murder (Madera, CA): A jury convicted a Madera man Tuesday of attempted murder and gang-related charges in a 2011 shooting where he walked his friend home only to shoot him in the head along the way.
Source: The Madera Tribune    Date: May 22, 2013

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Police chief: Turf war between rival Norteño gang members may have sparked fatal East Palo Alto shooting (East Palo Alto, CA): A turf war between rival Norteño gang members in two cities may have sparked a shooting Sunday night in East Palo Alto that killed a 16-year-old and injured two other teenagers, police said.
Source: Palo Alto Daily News    Date: May 21, 2013

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Gang plan update goes to supervisors (Monterey County, CA): Ongoing evaluation will make the difference between true implementation and simple chatter surrounding a countywide initiative to counter gang violence through leveraged community resources, supervisors agreed Monday.
Source: The Californian    Date: May 21, 2013

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3,500 bags of heroin are off the streets in Monroe County (Smithfield Township, PA): A "Bloods" street gang member going by the alias "Rock" allegedly was planning to transport a large amount of heroin from Newark New Jersey to the Poconos Thursday night. Through investigation, "rock" was identified as Rurark Lewis, 34 of Newark.
Source:    Date: May 21, 2013

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Vallejo man convicted of 2007 gang-related murder (Fairfield, CA): A Vallejo man faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison after being convicted Monday in a 2007 gang-related shooting that killed an innocent bystander.
Source: The Reporter    Date: May 21, 2013

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Arrests expected soon in eastern Utah beating that put man in coma (Roosevelt, UT): Police are confident they are closing in on four suspects sought in a gang-related beating that left an eastern Utah man critically injured and in a coma.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 21, 2013

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Boston police arrest at least 30 in raids targeting alleged gang members and associates in Roxbury (Boston, MA): Boston police conducted a major sweep of gang associates in the Roxbury section of the city this morning, a targeted raid meant to crack down on drug dealing and violent crime associated with the group, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 21, 2013

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Gang, prison and God mold man into a source of help (Modesto, CA) : When you meet Joshua Daniel, the two things that stand out most are his big smile and his gentle demeanor. You never would suspect the Modesto man has spent nearly half of his life in prison, or that his appearance once caused twinges of fear.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 21, 2013

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Four teens wounded in Austin shooting (Chicago, IL): Four people were hurt in a gang-related shooting after large groups of teenagers started fighting in the street Monday night in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: May 21, 2013

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58 arrested in drug raids aimed at stemming violence (Boston, MA): Last winter, Boston police noticed a rise in shootings around Humboldt Avenue in ­Roxbury, a section of the city historically plagued by gang violence. A handful of officers was ­assigned to do undercover drug buys a ­couple of times a week, hoping to gather enough intelligence to take some violent offenders off the street.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 21, 2013

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CeaseFire hasn't yet reduced Central City violence, but officials remain confident program will work (New Orleans, LA): A little more than a year after the CeaseFire program was announced in early April 2012, the staff tasked with short-circuiting street violence through personal intervention had identified 40 conflicts that could result, or had already ended up, in bloodshed in an area of New Orleans' Central City neighborhood.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: May 21, 2013

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Digging to the roots of gang violence in New Orleans (New Orleans, LA): New Orleans homegrown gang problem continues to keep authorities busy as they search for ways to stop the violence. When someone shoots into a crowd of women and children could they be the victims of a gang initiation? There are several theories about that.
Source: WWL News    Date: May 21, 2013

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Florence prisoner sentenced for gang-related stabbing (Florence, CO): A prison gang member at the supermax Florence ADX has been sentenced to serve additional time after he stabbed another prisoner in a gang-related attack.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: May 21, 2013

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Latin Kings gang member gets 20 years for dealing drugs, racketeering (Hammond, IN): An admitted member of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in federal prison as part of a sweeping racketeering case.
Source: The Times    Date: May 21, 2013

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Three found guilty after county's longest trial (Albany, NY): The longest trial in Albany County history ended Monday night with the convictions of two gang members and a major drug dealer in a ring that peddled heroin and cocaine on Capital Region streets.
Source: Times Union    Date: May 21, 2013

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Fall River man, 18, alleged gang member, arrested on drug, gun charges (Fall River, MA): A Fall River man on probation for three drug cases has been arrested on new narcotics and gun charges.
Source: The Herald News    Date: May 21, 2013

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Former gang member making a difference (Albany, GA): Gangs are a problem here in Albany. The Albany Police Department gang unit makes hundreds of arrests every year. One former gang member who turned his back on his old life is trying to make a difference in the Albany community.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: May 21, 2013

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Northern Nevada sees rise in Norteño gang members; gang is rival to Sureño gang in region (Reno, NV): Gustavo Alvizar, 26, drove his car to a residential neighborhood in southeast Reno on Feb. 8 and ordered his 18-year-old passenger to fire shots at a 16-year-old boy in broad daylight, according to a Washoe County District Attorney’s Office criminal complaint.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: May 21, 2013

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Boise man enters final guilty plea in Aryan Knights case (Boise, ID): Joshua Nall, 31, pleaded guilty Tuesday in United States District Court to unlawfully possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Nall is among 23 people charged with drug trafficking and firearms violations as part of an investigation involving the Aryan Knights gang, and he's the 23rd person to enter a guilty plea.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: May 21, 2013

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