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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Tagging a city's identity (Salinas, CA): Hideous. Modern art. Criminal. Free expression. Graffiti can inspire strong, divided reactions within a community, leading to disagreements over what it is, whether it has purpose, and what to do about it.
Source: Monterey County Weekly    Date: July 28, 2011

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Gang intended to rob drug dealer, killed 64-year-old instead (Fairfield County, SC): Deputies have arrested seven gang members in connection with a home invasion that left a 64-year-old Blair man dead over the weekend. Now investigators say they're looking for an eighth suspect.
Source: WMBF News    Date: July 28, 2011

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Two suspected of robbery, gang affiliation (Lafayette, IN) : Two Lafayette men were acting as members of the Sur 13 gang when they robbed two other people at gunpoint last week near the Purdue University campus, court documents allege.
Source: Journal and Courier    Date: July 28, 2011

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YDC violence blamed on gangs (Albany, GA): Gang violence is a problem at the Albany Regional Youth Detention Center, but it's a problem the center is working to solve. The Albany facility's assault rate is the highest of the state youth centers. The center's director says gangs are behind much of that violence.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: July 28, 2011

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Agencies to collaborate once more on gang prevention: Criminal Justice Council will focus on youth intervention (Santa Cruz, CA): With increasing concerns about the pervasiveness of gangs, the county's top law enforcement, education and political officials have reconvened a task force disbanded years ago to tackle gang prevention.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 28, 2011

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Man convicted of prostituting 12-year-old girl (Alexandria, VA): A member of the violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang was convicted in federal court Thursday of prostituting a 12-year-old girl who was a runaway, authorities said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 28, 2011

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Burglaries, gun thefts yield lengthy prison term (Lebanon, PA): An 18-year-old city man with street gang connections has received a lengthy state prison sentence for a series of home burglaries and gun thefts last July.
Source: Lebanon Daily News    Date: July 28, 2011

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Men indicted in gang-related mugging case (Queensbury, NY): Two Glens Falls men have been indicted on robbery and assault charges in connection with a mugging last month, but the lawyer for one of them said they are victims of a gang-related false accusation.
Source: The Post-Star    Date: July 28, 2011

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Lynn police take aim at gang-related crime (Lynn, MA): Police Chief Kevin Coppinger said Wednesday he is taking several steps to reduce robberies, burglaries and assaults that contributed to a 2 percent increase in crime this year over 2010 crime statistics.
Source: The Daily Item     Date: July 28, 2011

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Anti-gang task force arrests 11, recovers guns, drugs (Columbia, MO): Ten adults and one juvenile have been arrested since Monday by a task force aimed at combating gang activities, Columbia police said Thursday.
Source: Columbia Missourian    Date: July 28, 2011

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Report gauges scope of Yakima's gang problem (Yakima, WA): A newly released report that documents the extent of gang crime in Yakima will be key to seeking funding and crafting programs to fight the problem, officials announced Thursday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: July 28, 2011

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More than 100 charged in anti-drugs and guns operation in Palm Beach County (West Palm Beach, FL): More than 100 people were charged with weapon and drug crimes this week as a result of a year-long federal and state investigation aimed at taking violent criminals out of local neighborhoods.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: July 28, 2011

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Group working to stop the violence surrounding Torchlight Parade (Seattle, WA): Carlos Garza is familiar with the streets of South Seattle, and the kids who may stroll around, looking for trouble. "I'm an ex-gang member, spent time in the penitentiary," admits Garza, who now spreads a message of peace. "[I] work to bring peace among both sides, so we don’t continue retaliating."
Source: NWCN News    Date: July 28, 2011

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Gang member pleads guilty to RICO acts (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth gang member pled guilty in Norfolk federal court Thursday to participating in a pattern of racketeering activity (RICO) including a home invasion and conspiring to distribute controlled substances.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: July 28, 2011

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Gang busted for turning Harlem block into open-air drug fest (Harlem, NY): They sold pot out of a Harlem furniture store, turned the street outside into a de facto social club for customers, barbecued and stashing drugs in on nearby stoops and driveways.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: July 28, 2011

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Five defendants arraigned in Five Guys robbery; gang intimidation claimed (White Plains, NY): A parolee who was hired as a cook at Five Guys Burgers & Fries in White Plains told police that a gang member intimidated him to be the inside man for a June 30 gunpoint robbery of the new downtown eatery.
Source: The Journal News    Date: July 28, 2011

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Gang figure gets time for murder conspiracy (Kingston, NJ): The central figure in a Kingston murder plot was sentenced to 12½ to 25 years in state prison on Tuesday.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: July 27, 2011

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Police officials note gang crime decline (Long Beach, CA) : Early statistics show extreme gang violence is on the decline this year, law enforcement officials say. According to Long Beach Police Department numbers, gang-related shootings have decreased by 30.7% (56 through mid-July versus 84 last year through the same time in 2010) and gang-related murders have decreased by 37.5% (5 versus 12 during same periods).
Source: Gazettes    Date: July 27, 2011

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Greenville residents speak up about police gang suppression plan (Greenville, NC): The recent gang violence has Greenville residents like Andre Dixon calling for change. "It's crazy, it's crazy and I believe the police department and the mayor need to do something about it," Dixon said. The spike in violence has led police to start a gang suppression plan targeting areas of West Greenville that have been considered hot spots, but it is working? Andre Dixon doesn't think so.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: July 27, 2011

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Vancouver woman killed; second homicide in two days (Vancouver, BC): Vancouver has recorded its ninth homicide of the year – matching the city’s total for all of 2010. The body of a woman believed to be in her thirties was discovered inside a home Tuesday evening.
Source: The Globe and Mail    Date: July 27, 2011

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