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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 by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.


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Crime spree ends for gang member (Hidalgo County, TX): An alleged gang member is behind bars under $3.5 million dollars in bonds following a crime spree that included five robberies, a kidnapping and a burglary.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: May 17, 2010

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Experts in Newark schoolyard slayings trial say MS-13 gang has a 'history of violence' (Newark, NJ): The initiation ceremony for MS-13 gang recruits is short but painful, gang experts say, and involves having to withstand 13 seconds of getting pummeled by three members.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: May 17, 2010

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Gang sweeps net eight arrests in Santa Cruz, Live Oak and Capitola (Santa Cruz, CA): A gang crackdown in response to recent violence in the city led to eight arrests and 15 contacts with other suspected gang members in Santa Cruz, Live Oak and Capitola on Friday afternoon, police reported Monday.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 17, 2010

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Minnesota lawmakers pass bill retooling gang oversight (St. Paul, MN): As part of an effort to upgrade gang oversight in Minnesota, the state Legislature has passed a bill that installs stronger accountability measures.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: May 17, 2010

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Three injured in Plainfield shootings as gang feud escalates (Plainfield, NJ): A feud between rival gang sets that has been simmering for months is approaching a boiling point, police said Monday, the day after three people were injured during two separate shootings in the West End.
Source: Courier News    Date: May 17, 2010

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Sheriff, District Attorney create countywide gang task force, new team starts work in July (Live Oak, CA): Gang members will be under the gun this summer, when the District Attorney's Office and Sheriff's Office team up to create a county gang task force focused on dismantling gang leadership.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 17, 2010

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Mexican Mafia attacks taking place in Valley towns (Harlingen, TX): One night in early April, Bobby Leal, Israel Banda, Abraham Serna and another unidentified suspect put a gun to someone’s head, beat and stabbed him repeatedly, then left him for dead in front of the Harlingen Sports Complex.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: May 16, 2010

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DA's office taps gang liaison (Fort Collins, CO): In an attempt to better combat gangs in Northern Colorado, Larimer County District Attorney Larry Abrahamson has designated a prosecutor from his office as a gang liaison to work with law enforcement gang units.
Source: The Coloradoan    Date: May 15, 2010

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Scarfo arrested along with members of Bloods street gang (New Jersey): A major mob indictment in New Jersey involves not just a big time, New York-based crime family but several members of a violent street gang.
Source: KYW 1060 Newsradio    Date: May 15, 2010

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Gang injunction names names, and suit follows (Fairfield, CA) : Lucio Gonzalez, a 33-year-old unemployed truck driver from a tough part of Fairfield, said he was scared to look out the door at night, but not because of the area’s gangs.
Source: The New York Times    Date: May 15, 2010

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Hugo man charged with marking girls with gang tattoos, police say (Hugo, MN): A Hugo man has been accused of tattooing teenage girls with gang markings as a way of branding them as his "home girls."
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: May 14, 2010

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St. Cloud crime numbers stable; violence up (St. Cloud, MN): An uptick in gang violence in St. Cloud has caused an increase in the number of shootings, adding to an already violent start to 2010.
Source: St. Cloud Times    Date: May 14, 2010

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Laurel Police arrest gang members at Main Sreet Festival (Laurel, MD): Laurel Police arrested four men and two juveniles, later confirmed as members of the Bloods street gang, after they became “verbally abusive, severely resistant and disorderly” during the Main Street Festival May 8, city spokesman James Collins said.
Source: Laurel Leader    Date: May 13, 2010

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Early morning gang raid nabs 78 in Newburgh (Newburgh, NY): Law enforcement agents of all stripes swept through the city's East End early Thursday morning, locking up targets of two federal indictments.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: May 13, 2010

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'We have cut off the head of the snake' of Tongan Crip Gang (Salt Lake City, UT): For more than 20 years, the Tongan Crip Gang has been wreaking havoc in the Salt Lake Valley by committing crimes ranging from assault to armed robbery to murder.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 13, 2010

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Summit County gang raid nets Surenos suspects (Park City, UT): A multi-law enforcement agency raid in Summit County resulted in the arrests of nine suspected members and affiliates of the infamous Sureños gang.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 13, 2010

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Acclaimed L.A. anti-gang program lays off 300 (Los Angeles, CA): The largest gang-prevention and job training agency in the country, Homeboy Industries, announced Thursday that they've laid off most of their employees, amounting to almost 300 workers, due to financial constraints.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: May 13, 2010

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Authorities crack down on gangs in NY town (White Plains, NY): Authorities have charged dozens of reputed members of the Bloods and Latin Kings street gangs in a wide-ranging takedown north of New York City.
Source: Times Union    Date: May 13, 2010

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Solano County court decision on permanent gang injunction must wait (Fairfield, CA): Trial has been postponed on the issue of whether a temporary injunction against the Norteños street gang in Fairfield should become permanent.
Source: The Reporter    Date: May 12, 2010

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Gang-related graffiti sparks concern in city (Takoma Park, MD): The appearance of graffiti on several city buildings and schools along the Maple Avenue corridor has neighbors worried gang activity might be on the rise in the area.
Source: The Gazette    Date: May 12, 2010

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