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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SCPD has gang unit teams on patrol in Port Jeff (Port Jefferson, NY): At least one car from the Suffolk County Police Department's Patrol Special Operations Team Bureau surveys Port Jefferson on a daily basis, according to Mathew Lewis, deputy inspector of the bureau.
Source: The Port Times Record    Date: September 21, 2011

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Feds crack down on drug trade by gangs (Nashville, TN): A federal grand jury indicted 17 Midstate residents, including some from Murfreesboro, for participation in a drug distribution conspiracy and associated violence, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office. Eleven of the individuals are believed to be part of the Vice Lords gang, according to the news release from the office of Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Source: The Daily News Journal    Date: September 20, 2011

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Next obstacle in gang fight: Funding (Salinas, CA): The challenge of trying to do more with less permeated Monday's meeting of officials from Salinas and 12 other California cities sharing tactics for slowing gang violence. The 13-city network is about to run out of funding.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 20, 2011

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Cuccinelli debuts video with anti-gang message (Virginia): A premiere showing of a video intended to discourage teens from joining gangs aired in the State Capitol Tuesday as part of an ongoing anti-gang effort by the attorney general's office.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: September 20, 2011

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Yakima anti-gang group regrets lack of backup from Legislature (Yakima, WA): Members of the Yakima County Gang Commission were optimistic about the progress of their efforts at Tuesday's monthly meeting, but expressed frustration with the Legislature for not doing enough to address the gang issue.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 20, 2011

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Stockton police struggle for arrests in gang-related homicides (Stockton, CA): Two different crime statistics are discouraging to both Stockton police and Mayor Ann Johnston. There have been seven homicides in Stockton in the month of September and police have not been able to make a single arrest in those cases.
Source: News10     Date: September 20, 2011

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Four businesses spray painted with gang graffiti (St. Charles, IL): Four businesses reported similar gang-related graffiti on their buildings during the week of Sept. 4, according to police.
Source: Marengo Farmside    Date: September 20, 2011

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MPD resolves to fight gang issue (Madison, WI): There are 1,198 confirmed gang members in the Madison area, plus 2,500 suspected members and associates. Madison Police Department’s Crime Prevention Gang Unit is fighting that statistic, and highlighted the reality of gangs in Dane County at a brief discussion before the Common Council last night.
Source: The Badger Herald    Date: September 20, 2011

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Gang member from Paterson admits role in violent crimes, drug trade (Newark, NJ): A member of the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang from Paterson admitted Tuesday to participating in a range of violent crimes and conspiring to distribute narcotics, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.
Source: The Record    Date: September 20, 2011

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Gang emphasis patrol's continue to help reduce crime (Yakima, WA): An increase in gang activity in Yakima last week, prompted the Yakima Police Department to have extra officers on the streets this weekend. This is the second gang emphasis patrol in the past month, both in response to a spike in gang activity.
Source: MSNBC KNDU     Date: September 20, 2011

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Beaten teen mistaken as rival gang member; charges filed (Chicago, IL): Cornered in a dark side street by a pair of baseball bat-wielding Maniac Latin Disciples last week, 14-year-old Brian DeLeon pleaded that he didn’t belong to a rival gang.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 20, 2011

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Centers for Disease Control selects Portland for program to address youth violence as a public health problem (Portland, OR): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has selected Portland to be one of four communities to share a federal grant to find ways to prevent the kind of gun violence that has claimed the lives of nine young people in the city this year, largely due to gang shootings.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 20, 2011

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City to remove graffiti on North Washington houses (Battle Creek, MI): Battle Creek officials expect to remove or cover racial and sexual graffiti on several vacant houses in the next several days.
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer    Date: September 20, 2011

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Man arrested, suspected in Mendota slayings (Mendota, CA): A 20-year-old man has been arrested east of San Diego in connection with the shooting deaths of two brothers in Mendota last week, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: September 20, 2011

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Yakima County Gang Court piques interest of Houston officials (Yakima, WA): Yakima County's Gang Court is attracting attention from a big city. Thursday, court officials from Harris County, Texas, including two judges, will visit Yakima to see first hand how things are done in Gang Court, said Harold Delia, Yakima County Courts administrator.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 20, 2011

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Police monitor social networking to fight gangs (St. Petersburg, FL): The young man in the black T-shirt smiles as he loads the clip into the semiautomatic pistol. "Ajax," he warns, "got a bullet with your name on it." Cortez Little belongs to the neighborhood gang known as 8-Hype, according to police. "Ajax" is a member of their rival, the Auburn Park Boys.
Source: St. Petersburg Times     Date: September 19, 2011

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Falls police shut down one-man crime spree (Niagara Falls, NY): Falls police have charged a mid-town gang member with a laundry list of felonies and misdemeanors after a a series of incidents that included an assault on a man, a fight with a police officer where a gun was fired and an escape from custody from the emergency room of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Source: Niagara Gazette    Date: September 19, 2011

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Known gang members arrested in area (Sparta, TN): On Sept. 16, members of the White County Sheriff Department and Sparta Police Department assisted in a multi-agency round-up of known gang members in and around the Sparta and White County area.
Source: The Expositor    Date: September 19, 2011

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Anderson sheriff, police department get grants (Anderson, SC): It was unusual for two law enforcement agencies in the same county to be awarded money from the same grant, says Assistant U.S. Attorney Stacey Haynes. The two grants — money for a gang investigator for the sheriff’s office and training in dealing with Hispanic populations for the city police — are independent of each other, although each will benefit the Gang Task Force that is run by the two agencies.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail    Date: September 19, 2011

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13 CA cities call for federal, state aid in tackling gang violence (Oakland, CA): Looking out across the San Francisco Bay from the top of the Downtown Oakland Marriott, dozens of California law enforcement officers and public officials kicked off a two-day conference on gang prevention strategies during an era of shrinking budgets and police departments.
Source: The Informant    Date: September 19, 2011

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