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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Marked up in the SCV (Santa Clarita, CA): Local deputies have arrested 147 graffiti-vandals and taggers in 2011, a city official said this week. "If a vandal is arrested for graffiti vandalism within the city, most can expect a felony on their record," said Nicolas Marinelli, the city's graffiti-removal coordinator.
Source: The Santa Clarita Valley Signal    Date: November 20, 2011

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Teen shot in drive-by shooting (Houston, TX): A 17-year-old was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting in Southwest Houston. Police Say the 17-year-old was with another friend at a night club on Clarewood near Reims in Southwest Houston, when the two got into an altercation with rival gang members.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News    Date: November 20, 2011

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Man 'critical' after gang beating in Riverside (Riverside, NY): A 23-year-old Buffalo man is hospitalized in critical condition after he reportedly was beaten by a gang early today in a Riverside neighborhood.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: November 20, 2011

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Parents key to fighting gangs (Victorville, CA): Several community members and leaders came together Saturday evening to tackle a difficult problem: the increase in gang members and gang activity in the Victor Valley.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: November 20, 2011

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RICO new tool for federal prosecutors targeting gangs (Hammond, IN): When U.S. Attorney David Capp announced Friday a 21-defendant indictment against alleged members of the Latin Kings, he was flanked by local and federal officials, all of whom played a role in the investigation.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: November 19, 2011

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City may stop releasing gang stats (Omaha, NE): From the beginning of the year through September, police recorded 11 homicides in Omaha where the suspect or victim was affiliated with one of the city's 80 suspected street gangs or associated cliques. There were at least 54 drive-by shootings matching those criteria during that time period.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: November 19, 2011

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Gang-related activity in Fairless Local? (Beach City, OH): Police and school officials are asking residents in the Fairless Local School District to be on the lookout for possible gang-related activity following reports that students as young as 13 are being recruited to join a newly formed gang.
Source: The Independent    Date: November 19, 2011

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Rosary rules draw ACLU scrutiny (Brownsville, TX): Attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas said they are looking into whether the Brownsville Independent School District's policy on wearing rosaries and crosses is violating students' religious rights.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 19, 2011

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One killed, one wounded in shooting (Tucson, AZ): One man was killed and another was critically wounded in what police say could be a gang-related shooting at an apartment complex on the city's southeast side.
Source: Arizona Daily Star    Date: November 19, 2011

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Woodland Police Department looking at another attempted murder (Woodland, CA): Woodland Police are investigating what may be the third case of attempted murder in just over a week and the second to involve gangs.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: November 19, 2011

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Man in critical condition after possible gang related stabbing (Salt Lake City, UT): Officials say that a possible gang related stabbing left one man in critical condition Friday evening after a fight at a Utah State Liquor store.
Source: KTVX ABC 4 News    Date: November 19, 2011

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Alleged Mexican Mafia gang member sentenced (Del Rio, TX): Prosecutors say an alleged Texas Mexican Mafia gang member has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on racketeering charges tied to drug trafficking on the border.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: November 19, 2011

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Two arrested following investigation into crack-cocaine sales (Wallkill, NY): An undercover probe into crack-cocaine sales in Shawangunk by a Bloods street gang ended with the arrests of a man and woman from Middletown on Friday, the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team said.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: November 19, 2011

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19 arrested during South Monterey gang sweep (Greenfield, CA): On Friday, November 18, 2011 2:00 PM, the four South Monterey County Police Departments of Greenfield, King City, Soledad and Gonzales, along with Officers from the California Highway Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, California Department of Rehabilitation, (Salinas Valley State Prison), California Department of Corrections (State Parole) and Del Rey Oaks Police Department participated in a multi-jurisdictional Cal-GRIP gang suppression operation.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: November 19, 2011

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Three critically wounded in gang-related shooting (Chicago, IL): Three men were critically injured in a gang-related shooting Saturday on the South Side. The men, all in their 20s, were shot at 1:18 p.m. near East 57th Street and South Calumet Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood, a Chicago police spokesman said.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: November 19, 2011

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Latino youth avoid gangs through farming (Woodlake, CA): Manuel Jiménez had a dream when he first saw the land below a levee in California's Central Valley. The former field-worker's dream was for a place that young people could come to escape gang-ridden streets and learn about the state's most vital industry.
Source: FOX News Latino    Date: November 19, 2011

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Gang member sentenced to six years for drugs, guns (Yakima, WA): A gang member who was caught up in a sting targeting Norteos who sell guns and drugs in Yakima has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: November 19, 2011

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Swift prosecution follows 2010 Neb. gang raid (Omaha, NE): Eleven people arrested in a federal raid last fall in central Nebraska have been sentenced to a combined 106 years on gang- and drug-related charges, according to the FBI special agent who oversaw the investigation.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: November 19, 2011

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One year later, most gang cases wrapped up (Grand Island, NE): In a year's time, 11 of the 14 cases stemming from a multi-agency, mass gang member arrest have made their way through the criminal justice system. One year ago today, 120 law enforcement officers gathered in Grand Island to seek out 14 gang members.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: November 19, 2011

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Testimony continues in trial of slain St. Pete girl (Clearwater, FL): Testimony is scheduled to continue this morning in the case of three young men accused of firing upon a house two years ago in a gang dispute, killing 8-year-old Paris Whitehead-Hamilton.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: November 18, 2011

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