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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Second man is arrested in slaying of reputed gang member in Passaic (Passaic, NJ): Police on Friday made a second arrest in the killing of Luis Castillo, a reputed gang member who was shot dead while driving on Sherman Street on Aug. 15.
Source: The Record    Date: October 12, 2012

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Court upholds Wichita murder conviction (Topeka, KS): The first-degree murder conviction of a Wichita man who killed a security guard attempting to break up a fight between gang members was upheld Friday by the Kansas Supreme Court.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: October 12, 2012

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Chief hopes to curtail Princeville gang problem (Tarboro-Princeville, NC): Recent gang-related violence has prompted Princeville Police Chief Joey Petway to ramp up patrols and ask citizens for assistantance with stopping what he called the "nonsense."
Source: The Daily Southerner    Date: October 12, 2012

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Hispanic gang MS-13 gang causes concern for Oklahoma law enforcement (Oklahoma City, OK): A Hispanic gang known nationwide for being well organized and ruthlessly violent may not have many members operating in Oklahoma, but still its tentacles reach far enough into the state to cause concern for local law enforcement.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: October 12, 2012

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Gang member indicted on attempted-murder charge (Rockville Centre, NY): The leader of a Lakeview 'Crip' gang was indicted on a charge of attempted murder in aid of racketeering by a U.S. Eastern District grand jury on Oct. 4, according to Lt. Jim Vafeades of the Rockville Centre Police Department.
Source: Long Island Herald    Date: October 11, 2012

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Jersey City man, 21, shot in chest, reported in stable condition after surgery (Jersey City, NJ): A 19-year-old Jersey City man police say is a Bloods gang member has been charged with shooting a Jersey City man in the chest Tuesday night on Randolph Avenue, police said.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: October 11, 2012

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Pinellas law enforcement leaders say gang database guidelines need to be changed (Pinellas Park, FL): Justin Wiley probably wasn't the first person with a clean criminal record targeted by a Pinellas County law enforcement officer because he was labeled a gang member. But he might be one of the last.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: October 11, 2012

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LA's gang intervention strategy headed to El Salvador in new collaboration (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) has a new $1.5 million grant that'll take the program international.
Source: SCPR News    Date: October 11, 2012

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US targets violent, central American street gang (Washington, DC): The Obama administration has labeled a violent Central American street gang as an international criminal organization subject to U.S. government sanctions, the first time this designation has been given to such a group.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: October 11, 2012

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Two suspected Santa Maria gang members arrested for attempted murder (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria police say, two gang members are in jail for attempting to murder and torture another man.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: October 11, 2012

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Gang graffiti found in multiple areas throughout eastern parts of Caledonia (Caledonia, WI): Police found multiple areas vandalized with gang-related graffiti over the weekend in eastern Caledonia, according to police reports.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: October 11, 2012

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Los Angeles gets $1.5 million to fight gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday to expands its anti-gang efforts citywide.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 11, 2012

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Arrest made in March gang-related shooting (Las Vegas, NV): A 24-year-old Las Vegas man has been arrested seven months after a shootout at a casino parking lot.
Source: CBS Las Vegas    Date: October 11, 2012

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Gang suspects arrested in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): Authorities announced Thursday the arrest of 11 members and associates of the Oceanside-based Posole street gang who officials said were part of a drug-dealing organization.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 11, 2012

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Two men shot Thursday evening could be gang retaliation (Yakima, WA): Shots were ringing out in Yakima Thursday. Police say the second shooting in one day is also gang-related.
Source: KIMA News    Date: October 11, 2012

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Program to help students avoid crime, violence (San Diego, CA) : San Diego Unified School District passed a plan aiming at breaking the cycle of gang violence by helping students and improving safety at schools, the District Attorney's Office announced Thursday.
Source: KSWB FOX 5 News     Date: October 11, 2012

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Task force targets gun violence in central Conn. (New Britain, CT): Law enforcement officials in central Connecticut are combining forces to crack down on gun violence following several gang-related murders involving firearms.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: October 10, 2012

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Two arrested in shooting with possible gang ties (Waterbury, CT): City police have made two additional arrests in a recent shooting involving suspected members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: Republican-American    Date: October 10, 2012

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Evanston community bands together to fight youth violence (Evanston, IL): Nearly 30 years ago, a teenager was killed in Evanston as a result of gang violence, galvanizing the near-north suburb to deal with the burgeoning problem.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 10, 2012

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11 members of MS-13 arrested during early morning sweep (Providence, RI): Providence's mayor announces a crack down on one of New England's deadliest gangs. Local, state and federal police arrest nearly a dozen members of MS-13 during an early morning sweep.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: October 10, 2012

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