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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Palm Bay attack video depicts generation of desensitized, bold youth (Palm Bay, FL): In an example of the increasingly voyeuristic behavior people are exhibiting on social media web sites, a pair of 15-year-old boys were arrested because of a video one of them allegedly posted on Facebook showing his friend beating another teenager unconscious.
Source: Florida Today    Date: June 3, 2011

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Asheville anti-gang efforts starting to pay off (Asheville, NC): The surveillance video shows a gang member walking to a car parked at Pisgah View Apartments and calmly firing six shots through the driver's side window.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: June 3, 2011

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Chicago Police bust gang drug ring (Chicago, IL) : Chicago Police made a major bust this week, shutting down a gang drug trafficking ring in the so-called "Terror Town" neighborhood on the city's south side.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: June 3, 2011

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Local crimes linked to Nuestra Familia (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police arrested another Nuestra Familia gang member Friday linked to a recent spike in robberies and shootings in the city.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 3, 2011

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Judge grants injunction against Los Angeles gang (Los Angeles, CA): A judge has granted a preliminary injunction restricting the activities of a San Pedro-area gang that was the target of a multiagency takedown in April.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: June 3, 2011

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FBI: Gang arrests in Rockville Centre (Rockville Centre, NY): Fourteen members of a suspected drug ring headed by members of the Bloods street gang and centered in a Rockville Centre housing project were arrested Wednesday in pre-dawn raids, authorities said.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 2, 2011

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Sheriff’s office investigates gang-related shooting (Macon, GA): The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that took place Saturday night at the West Club Apartments on Steven Drive, a sheriff’s report said.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: June 2, 2011

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Police update Guelph school administrators on local street gang activity (Guelph, ON): Guelph certainly doesn’t have a youth gang crisis, but it isn’t necessarily gang-free either, according to Guelph Police.
Source: Guelph Mercury    Date: June 2, 2011

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Rival gang cross-fire takes a life (Buffalo, NY): Nineteen-year-old Ira Watkins Jr. often played basketball at Delaware Park, but Tuesday evening he and his friends went to the courts at Cheektowaga Town Park.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: June 2, 2011

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No spike seen in area gang-related homicides despite state report (San Bernardino, CA): Gang-related homicides have risen in California, according to a recent report, but local law enforcement agencies aren't reporting the same spike in numbers.
Source: Redlands Daily Facts    Date: June 2, 2011

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Gang violence affecting Durham's young people (Durham, NC): Three people age 19 or younger have been killed in recent weeks in Durham shootings, prompting concern from local residents and officials about growing gang violence in the city.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: June 2, 2011

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'Terror Town' arrests 'not done yet,' officials say (Chicago, IL): Chicago police made numerous arrests this week connected to a drug-trafficking operation run by the Black P Stones street gang on the Southeast Side, authorities said at a news conference Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 2, 2011

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Watsonville gang member goes to prison for attacking officer (Watsonville, CA) : Oscar Cruz was sentenced today to three years in prison, after pleading to charges of active participation in a criminal street gang, felony assault on a police officer, misdemeanor assault, burglary, theft, and possession of stolen property.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 2, 2011

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Gang-related shooting in Echo Park area Wednesday night leaves youth critically injured (Los Angeles, CA): LAPD Rampart gang detectives are investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old male late Wednesday night.
Source: EchoParkPatch    Date: June 2, 2011

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Battling gang retaliation shootings in the Tri Cities (Pasco, WA): KEPR Action News is tracking gang activity across Kennewick and Pasco. After several gang shootings in the last week, authorities say they are now gearing up to fight back against the violence.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: June 2, 2011

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Judge approves preliminary injunction against Rancho San Pedro gang (San Pedro, CA): A judge Thursday approved a preliminary injunction that restricts the activities of a San Pedro gang and establishes a 7-square-mile "safety zone" in the community, prosecutors said.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: June 2, 2011

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Officers arrest 129 in Tulsa gang, gun and drug sweep (Tulsa, OK): Because shootings have been on the rise in Tulsa, the police department asked the U.S. Marshals to institute Operation Triple Beam. So for two weeks, 40 officers from 11 agencies went out each night looking for three things: the worst gang members in Tulsa, drugs and illegal guns.
Source: NewsOn6.com    Date: June 2, 2011

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Galaxy Star co-founder pleads guilty, says he helped gangs (Nashville, TN): Lonnie Greenlee, co-founder of the Galaxy Star anti-gang nonprofit in East Nashville, pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in federal court Tuesday.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: June 1, 2011

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Four Pasco teens arrested after drive-by shooting (Pasco, WA) : Four Pasco teens were arrested late Tuesday in a suspected retaliation drive-by shooting. One of the teens, a 16-year-old boy, was the victim in a gang-related shooting early Monday in Kennewick, said Kennewick police Sgt. Ken Lattin.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: June 1, 2011

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Police kept control of uptown during melee (Monroe, NC): Suspected gang members squared off against one another. A mob burst into a store, taking whatever it could grab. And dozens of people sprinted through the streets, yelling "Gun!"
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: June 1, 2011

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