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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LULAC report criticizes Oxnard anti-gang efforts (Oxnard, CA): The League of United Latin American Citizens of Ventura County this week released a report criticizing anti-gang efforts in Oxnard, questioning the way contracts were awarded and the effectiveness of one program, among other things.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 4, 2011

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O.C.'s Mexican Mafia: Control of mean streets (Orange County, CA): Hundreds of gangsters crowded around Peter "Sana" Ojeda as he stood like a preacher on a pulpit atop green bleachers in Santa Ana's El Salvador Park. It was a Saturday afternoon in January 1992 and many in attendance were deadly rivals. They were ordered to put aside bad blood.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 4, 2011

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Anti-gang initiative takes services and information to residents (Miami, FL): Volunteers and workers from social service agencies and anti-gang and juvenile violence programs hit the streets on July 25 in the wake of a drive-by shooting two weeks earlier that critically injured a 15-year-old youth.
Source: South Florida Times    Date: August 4, 2011

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Riverbank considers anti-gang measure to combat excessive gang violence (Riverbank, CA): An anti-gang measure employed in cities with major gang problems might be tried in Riverbank due to an increasing number of drive-by shootings.
Source: News10     Date: August 3, 2011

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Rock Hill neighbors take a stand against crime (Rock Hill, SC): Etta Ziegler remembers a time when Rock Hill's South Central neighborhood was "family oriented." Times have changed. Now, the community that Ziegler and her parents called home for so long is "crime-infested," she said.
Source: The Herald    Date: August 3, 2011

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Novato police unit reports progress against gangs (Novato, CA): Nearly two dozen gang members have been arrested in Novato since the city launched a special gang unit two weeks ago, police said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: August 3, 2011

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Nine sentenced as Greenview gun ring broken (Greenview, SC): Federal agents knew it was time to bust a Greenview gun ring when one of their own was robbed while making an undercover deal with gang members.
Source: The State    Date: August 3, 2011

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One killed, one injured in shooting at Desert Hot Springs apartment complex (Desert Hot Springs, CA): One man was killed and a second critically wounded late Tuesday in shooting that Desert Hot Springs police are calling gang-related.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: August 3, 2011

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USD 501's anti-gang dress code met by mixed reaction (Topeka, KS): Starting this fall, students in Topeka USD 501 schools could be punished for wearing clothing that promotes gang activity. Kansas First News reporter Monica Castro talked to parents on how they feel about the new policy.
Source: KTKA 49 News    Date: August 3, 2011

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Gang member arrested after firing at police in Yakima (Yakima, WA): A known gang member was shot by police after opening fire on officers with an AR-15 rifle following a pursuit from Toppenish to Yakima on Wednesday night, authorities said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: August 3, 2011

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AG: Gang activity is all over the state (Baton Rouge, LA): The Baton Rouge Police Department says there's no gang problem here. However they say several neighborhood groups have caused some trouble in the past.
Source: WAFB 9 News    Date: August 3, 2011

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Three arrested in Alliance gang-related beating (Alliance, OH): Three men face charges for what police describe as a gang-related beating of another man Saturday night. A felonious assault charge was filed against Donald B. Jones, 23; Jerry V. Williams, 20, and Aubrey R. Hawkins, 28.
Source: Canton Repository    Date: August 2, 2011

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Gang-related fight reported in apartment building (Berwyn, IL): Jorge J. Toranzo, 44, 2542 S. Ridgeland Ave., was charged with two counts of battery and one count of obstruction of justice after allegedly assaulting a rival gang member and his wife who live in the same apartment complex.
Source: Berwyn Life    Date: August 2, 2011

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28 arrested in enforcement effort (Greenville, NC): Greenville police reported Monday they had arrested 28 people as part of an ongoing gang suppression effort. The arrests are the result of increased patrols in west Greenville and other areas between Thursday and Sunday in response to gang-related violence and other criminal activity.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: August 2, 2011

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Three stabbed in less than 24 hours in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Three people were stabbed in less than 24 hours in Watsonville between Sunday night and Monday night.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 2, 2011

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14 arrests in gang crimes (Greenville, SC): Greenville County sheriff's deputies have arrested 14 people and are searching for another suspect in connection with two shootings and other violent crimes tied to gang activity.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail    Date: August 2, 2011

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San Rafael gang suspects jailed in street assault case (San Rafael, CA): Two alleged gang members in San Rafael were arrested Tuesday after a man was threatened with a fake gun and punched in the face, police said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: August 2, 2011

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Dunn, Phillips call for response to gang violence in South King County (Auburn, WA): Metropolitan King County Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Larry Phillips today sent a letter to King County Executive Dow Constantine requesting additional resources for the Prosecuting Attorney to use to fight gang violence in South King County.
Source: Auburn Reporter    Date: August 2, 2011

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BP agents apprehend a convicted rapist and a Mexican gang member (Naco, AZ): Yesterday, Border Patrol agents from the Naco Station apprehended a man convicted of rape over 20 years ago, and a member of a dangerous Mexican street gang.
Source: KVOA 4 News    Date: August 2, 2011

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Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood regained from grips of violence (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood is an area once known for drugs and violence. But it's no longer at the top of the police radar. Mike Dwyer spinned the tunes Tuesday night, near his boyhood Hilltop home.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: August 2, 2011

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