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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HPD officer uses DARE program to address gang problem, educate local elementary schools (Harrisonburg, VA): There are currently more than 100 gang members in Harrisonburg-Rockingham County that are under 18, and police fear this number is on the rise.
Source: The Breeze    Date: April 26, 2012

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Gang leader charged with manslaughter in 2006 homicide (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans judge who overturned a gang leader's earlier conviction and death sentence in a 2006 quintuple killing has given him an 80-year sentence for manslaughter, saying her earlier decision troubled her but was forced by prosecutors’ failure to turn over crucial evidence.
Source: The Daily Reveille    Date: April 26, 2012

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Cops collar Prov. gang member (Johnston, RI) : A known member of the Providence-based MS-13 street gang faces drug charges following his arrest by Johnston Police on Apr. 21.
Source: JohnstonPatch    Date: April 26, 2012

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Two teens detained in Vacaville gang sting (Vacaville, CA): Nearly two weeks after Vacaville police arrested a pair of local teens who they say are known Norteño gang members, officers and members of the department's SWAT team spent Wednesday morning serving search warrants at their Vacaville homes.
Source: The Reporter    Date: April 26, 2012

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Oxnard man found guilty in 2010 gang stabbing case (Oxnard, CA): A jury Thursday found an Oxnard man guilty of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the stabbing of a rival gang member last year.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: April 26, 2012

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Gang member's conviction upheld in slaying of two Compton security guards (Los Angeles, CA): The California Supreme Court today upheld a gang member's conviction and death sentence for murdering two security guards at a Compton apartment complex 12 years ago.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: April 26, 2012

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Detroit students walk out, protest closing (Detroit, MI): Students at Western International and Southwestern high schools in Detroit walked out of classes Wednesday to protest the closure of Southwestern.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: April 26, 2012

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Visalia police say gang recruitment on the rise (Visalia, CA): Visalia police say gangs are recruiting more teens and they're seeing an increase in violence among juveniles as a result. It's happening all around Visalia; there's an uptick in gang violence. “There have been assaults, shootings at dwellings and a few people have been shot as of late,” says Visalia Police Sgt. Paul Esquibel.
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: April 26, 2012

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US authorities announce major blow to Latino gangs (Chicago, IL) : U.S. authorities arrested 792 people belonging to 28 transnational gangs dedicated to human trafficking, weapons and drug distribution in an operation in 150 cities in the United States and Honduras.
Source: FOX News Latino    Date: April 26, 2012

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bduction for ransom was gang-related (Bakersfield, CA): The abduction-for-ransom case of a 29-year-old McFarland man was gang-related, said Kern County Assistant District Attorney Cindy Zimmer.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: April 26, 2012

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Immigration gang sweep results in hundreds of arrests (Orange County, CA): Three men from Orange County were among 637 suspected gang members and associates arrested for criminal and immigration violations during a multi-agency operation that spanned across the United States and Honduras, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced Thursday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 26, 2012

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Gang sweep hits 36 in South Texas (San Antonio, TX): Authorities announced Thursday that they had rounded up 36 gang members in South Texas as part of a multi-agency national sweep targeting criminals who also dabble in human smuggling and trafficking.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 26, 2012

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National sweep targeting human trafficking nets 15 in Atlanta area (Atlanta, GA): Fifteen people from the Atlanta area were among more than 600 arrested this month as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on gangs involved in human smuggling and trafficking in 150 cities and in Honduras.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: April 26, 2012

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Police arrest two gang members, seize weapons (Fresno, CA): The Fresno Police Department's Street Violence Section Gun Crimes Unit identified 19-year-old East Side Bulldog gang member Jesus Perez as an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: April 26, 2012

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More than 600 snagged in ICE roundup (San Antonio, NY): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced agents have rounded up 637 gang members, almost half of them foreign nationals, in a nationwide sweep.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 26, 2012

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Feds nab two dozen gang members in NM meth ring (Albuquerque, NM): Federal agents have arrested around two dozen gang members linked to what authorities are describing as a meth and heroin ring in New Mexico.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: April 25, 2012

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Hillsboro man sent to intensive care unit after gang-related assault, police say (Hillsboro, OR): Hillsboro police are searching for suspects in a gang-related assault that sent a 38-year-old man to the intensive care unit at a local hospital Sunday morning.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: April 25, 2012

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Three arrested on weapons charges in Elgin (Elgin, IL): Three Elgin men were charged with various weapon charges after Elgin Police raided their Prospect Drive home, authorities said. Police entered the home shortly before 1 a.m., and several members inside the home were known gang members from Elgin and Carpentersville, authorities said in the news release Wednesday.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: April 25, 2012

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Anti-gang meeting to be held in Sunbury (Sunbury, PA): Mayor David Persing may not be convinced that a gang problem exists in the city, but he said he is willing to be part of a gang awareness informational meeting in order to ensure Sunbury’s safety.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: April 25, 2012

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Gov. Bill Haslam budget plan that includes funding for anti-gang proposal to be considered today (Chattanooga, TN): Gov. Bill Haslam's estimated $31.4 billion budget plan, which now includes $109,800 for one of Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield's anti-gang proposals, will be considered on the Senate floor this morning.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: April 25, 2012

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