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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Gang member with Frederick, Silver Spring ties sentenced (Baltimore, MD): A federal judge has sentenced a gang member with ties to Frederick and Montgomery counties to more than four-and-a-half years in prison for illegally re-entering the country after he was deported, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Gazette    Date: February 17, 2012

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MS-13 gang member gets life in Daly City death (San Francisco, CA): A member of San Francisco's MS-13 gang was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday for taking part in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old college student mistaken for a rival gang member.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: February 16, 2012

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Friend: Alleged triple-killer was active in gang (San Francisco, CA): An acquaintance of the man accused of gunning down a father and his two sons in San Francisco testified Wednesday that the defendant had been an active member of the MS-13 gang, countering defense arguments that he had been trying to leave the gang life to spend more time with his wife and baby.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: February 16, 2012

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Details of Worcester gang activities emerge (Worcester, MA): The Providence Street Posse is the moving force behind recent violence and drug dealing, police say, and its members have been shot at repeatedly by a rival gang. One member was shot and killed near the front steps of City Hall in November.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: February 16, 2012

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No gang activity on Battle Hill despite graffiti tags (White Plains, NY) : Though graffiti tags have been spotted in the Battle Hill neighborhood, police and the Battle Hill Association don’t believe there is any true gang activity in the historical neighborhood.
Source: WhitePlainsPatch    Date: February 16, 2012

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PA gangs tied to robberies (Port Arthur, TX): Port Arthur Police believe they've dismantled a gang that officers say has committed violent crimes in Port Arthur, Port Neches and Groves for five years.
Source: KFDM 6 News    Date: February 16, 2012

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Police bust graffiti ring (Corpus Christi, TX): Police officers on the hunt for drugs may have busted up the city's largest graffiti rings. The drug warrant went down around 10:00 PM Thursday night at a home on Carlton Street, which is near Horne and Ayers.
Source: KIII News    Date: February 16, 2012

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Prosecutors to appeal court decision freeing reputed gang member from Manatee (Manatee County, FL): The Florida Attorney General’s office said today it will try to reverse a recent court decision that tossed out a conviction against a reputed member of the SUR 13 criminal street gang in Manatee County.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: February 16, 2012

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Seven Norte 14 gang members arrested (Port Arthur, TX): Seven suspected members of the Norte 14 street gang are now behind bars on charges of aggravated robbery for a crime spree that took place in Port Arthur, Groves and Port Neches.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: February 16, 2012

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Suspected member of Bloods street gang indicted for tire iron assault in Kingston (Kingston, NY): An Ulster County grand jury has indicted a suspected member of the Bloods street gang for allegedly striking and injuring another man with a tire iron in Midtown earlier this month.
Source: Daily Freeman    Date: February 16, 2012

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Gang task force questions prevention strategies (Calistoga, CA): Napa needs new ways of dealing with youth to combat the lure of street gangs ways officials told a county commission studying the issue.
Source: The Weekly Calistogan    Date: February 16, 2012

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Military trained gang members worry FBI, Oklahoma law enforcement (Lawton, OK): News On 6 supports our men and women in the military and their families. But there is a problem that's become so serious; the FBI calls it a threat to our national security.
Source: NewsOn6.com    Date: February 16, 2012

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Larkspur council approves new graffiti ordinance (Larkspur, CA): Larkspur property owners soon could be responsible for removing graffiti on their buildings. The Larkspur City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Wednesday declaring graffiti a public nuisance and requiring property owners to remove tags within seven days of receiving a city notice, City Manager Dan Schwarz said
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: February 16, 2012

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Local youth gang court making progress with participants (Yakima, WA): Yakima County's Juvenile Gang Court is getting a lot of attention from state legislators, with a bill being considered in the Senate. The program is just a few months away from it's one year anniversary. Yakima County has the only Juvenile Gang Court in the state, and one of the few in the country.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: February 16, 2012

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Spark for lethal gang war revealed (Wilmington, DE): In opening arguments at a homicide trial Tuesday, prosecutors revealed for the first time that a gang war was responsible for a series of shootings in Wilmington in the spring and summer of 2010, leaving at least two dead and three to four others severely wounded.
Source: The News Journal    Date: February 15, 2012

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Man arrested in gang-related shooting, assault (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa police have arrested a man who is accused in a gang-related assault, records show.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: February 15, 2012

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Gang lifestyle results in prison time or death (Prince Albert, SK): Oftentimes, one's introduction to the gang lifestyle begins with the initiation process of being physically beaten up, with things not really improving thereafter.
Source: Prince Albert Daily Herald    Date: February 15, 2012

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Gang-related shooting could net life sentences (Sacramento, CA): District Attorney Jan Scully announced that Isaac Givens and Cesar Santana were convicted by jury of shooting into an inhabited house for the benefit of the Norteno criminal street gang.
Source: Sacramento Today    Date: February 15, 2012

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Boys and Girls Clubs to open in North Park Hill (Denver, CO): In May of 2008, gang members set fire to the old Holly Shopping Center on E. 22nd Ave. in Denver. The fire was set in retaliation for the killing of a rival gang leader, according to Denver Police.
Source: KDVR 31 News    Date: February 15, 2012

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Second brother gets 60 years in Aurora gang murder (St. Charles, IL): Justin Cavazos sat silently Wednesday morning as prosecutors called him a "cold-blooded killer." He looked straight ahead when, through a written statement, Oscar Rodriguez's mother described 21-year-old Cavazos as a "coward."
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: February 15, 2012

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