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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65 arrested in 'Operation Wild West' (Belle Glade, FL): "Operation Wild West" started in October 2010 as an investigation into drug distribution and gang violence in Belle Glade. On Thursday, authorities announced that they have made 35 state arrests and 29 federal arrest in multiple communities west of State Road 7.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: July 26, 2012

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MS-13 gang member pleads to illegally re-entering U.S. (Fairfax County, VA): Salvador Portillo, 30, a citizen and national of El Salvador and member of the MS-13 street gang who was previously convicted of sexually assaulting a child in Fairfax County, pled guilty today to illegally re-entering the United States after he was previously deported.
Source: FairfaxNews    Date: July 26, 2012

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Gang members found guilty in Mexican Mafia case (Joshua Tree, CA): A Joshua Tree jury found two Barstow gang members guilty of murdering a fellow gang member after less than a day of deliberations Wednesday.
Source: Desert Dispatch    Date: July 26, 2012

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Abbotsford crime rates on decline (Abbotsford, BC): Abbotsford's crime rates are on a downward slide and mirror trends across the province and nation, figures released Tuesday by Statistics Canada show.
Source: Abbotsford Times    Date: July 26, 2012

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NY man pleads guilty in gang case (Albany, NY): A 21-year-old New York man has pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge stemming from a gang shooting in Buffalo that injured three people, including one who spent more than two months in the hospital.
Source: WRGB 6 News    Date: July 25, 2012

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Criminal to stay behind bars until deportation (Calgary, AB): While a man with violent gang ties is awaiting removal to Vietnam within weeks, he will remain behind bars because he continues to pose an ongoing danger to those around him, immigration officials say.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: July 25, 2012

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Roundup of East Side drug gang continues (Buffalo, NY): The FBI and Buffalo police are rounding up more members of the LRGP Crew today as part of a joint effort at dismantling the violent East Side drug gang.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: July 25, 2012

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Deadly park shooting claims mother of three: 'I can't believe it' (Chicago, IL): A mother of three young children became the second person to die from a gang-related shooting at a Southeast Side park that also left a 17-year-old boy dead, authorities said this morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 25, 2012

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Shooting suspect arrested in Alice gang-related violence (Alice, TX): Police arrested a man and charged him with murder following a shooting in Alice that took place over the weekend, leading to the death of three people.
Source: KIII News    Date: July 25, 2012

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Latest Abbotsford Police anti-gang video looks behind bars (Abbotsford, BC): Abbotsford Police released their latest anti-gang video Wednesday demonstrating how bleak life behind bars can be. The public service announcement plays on the credit card commercial, listing the the various prices of items used at prisons - like razor wire and surveillance cameras.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: July 25, 2012

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Memphis police learn from Fresno anti-gang unit (Memphis, TN): Memphis police are getting some tips about fighting gangs from Fresno's anti-gang unit. Officials from Shelby County, where Memphis is located, recently sent a delegation to the Central Valley to get pointers from the Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: July 25, 2012

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More arrests in Alice's gang-related shootout (Alice, TX): In light of all of the recent gang activity in Alice, police have arrested two known gang members on gun charges.
Source: KIII News    Date: July 25, 2012

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Two men convicted of attempted murder of Chula Vista police officer and another man in gang-related shooting (San Diego, CA): San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced that two South Bay men were convicted by a San Diego Superior Court Jury late Tuesday of attempted murder and other charges for their role in trying to kill a Chula Vista Police Officer and another man in a gang-related shooting.
Source: ScoopSanDiego    Date: July 25, 2012

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Suit: 'Gang Book' falsely labels man a gang leader (Chicago, IL): A man filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Chicago Crime Commission alleging the non-profit damaged his reputation by falsely stating he was a leader of a local gang in a law enforcement book.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 25, 2012

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Peace prevails under new gang funeral guidelines (Portland, OR): A single red baseball cap stood out above a sea of more than 200 heads Friday morning at the final services for Dion Anthony Matthews, whose street name was Gadget.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: July 25, 2012

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Latest on apparent Alice gang war (Alice, TX): Alice Police Chief Daniel Bueno insists his department is doing everything in their power to stop an apparent gang war in the city. Bueno says a rivalry between two known gangs, the Latin Kings and the Raza Unida, is the reason behind the recent violence in the city.
Source: KRIS 6 News    Date: July 25, 2012

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Three arrested in Olivehurst on gun, gang charges (Olivehurst, CA): Three alleged members of the Norteño street gang are being held in the Yuba County Jail after sheriff's deputies pursued witness accounts of a man brandishing a firearm at an Olivehurst gathering at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: July 24, 2012

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Teen sentenced to eight years in prison for gang-related shootings (Racine, WI): A 17-year-old was sentenced Monday to spend eight years behind bars for shooting at two purportedly rival gang members and a teenage girl, reportedly while at his bus stop last fall.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: July 24, 2012

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Gang-tied shootings 'a priority' for Madison police (Madison, WI): More than half of the weapons violations in Madison earlier this year, and half the homicides since 2009, were gang-related or -motivated, new police data show.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: July 24, 2012

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Tackling gang slayings that plagued Santa Monica in the 1990s (Santa Monica, CA): Santa Monica Police Detective Larry Nicols runs his finger down a yellowed page, scanning a list of murders that took place in Santa Monica, organized by year.
Source: The Lookout News    Date: July 24, 2012

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