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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NMSP drops gang unit (Las Cruces, NM): A manpower shortage has forced the New Mexico State Police to disband its anti-gang unit, Capt. Rich Libicer said Tuesday.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: November 11, 2011

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Police sting arrests eight members of the "Raised on Cleveland" gang (Atlanta, GA): Youth crime has been a concern for southwest Atlanta, according to a recent article in Cascade Patch and Atlanta police say much needed support is being provided in the community.
Source: CascadePatch    Date: November 11, 2011

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Eleven gang members and associates indicted federally (Boise, ID) : Six members of a "Norteño," or Northside, street gang active in the Treasure Valley and four known associates were indicted this week by a federal grand jury, announced United States Attorney Wendy J Olson. A fifth associate was indicted last month.
Source: 7thSpace Interactive    Date: November 11, 2011

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Drawn to gangs (Medford, OR): Ryan Marrs deciphered the graffiti on a west Medford fence Thursday, making sense of black, spray-painted letters that look like gibberish to most people. The number 13 — related to the Sureños gang — is crossed out, a sign of disrespect, likely by a member of the rival Norteños gang. The letters SUR also are scrawled, short for Sureños.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: November 11, 2011

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10 jailed in Yuba City in gang-related burglaries (Yuba City, CA): Ten people were jailed this week following a six-month investigation into a series of gang-related burglaries and assaults, the Yuba City Police Department reported Thursday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: November 11, 2011

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Gang busters sweep up Bergen drug sellers, buyers (Bergen County, NJ) : A series of quick and decisives sweeps netted 20 arrests -- several of alleged gang members, including a few ex-cons -- following a series of undercover drug buys throughout Bergen County, Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said.
Source: Cliffview Pilot    Date: November 11, 2011

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State task force takes on gangs (Raleigh, NC): Intervention programs and the need for a standardized program within the state's public school system were the topics of discussion as a task force created by Gov. Bev Perdue to battle criminal gangs met for the first time Thursday.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: November 11, 2011

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MS-13 gang member pleads guilty (San Francisco, CA): A gang member charged in the fatal shooting of a young man outside the Daly City BART Station in February 2009 has pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy after federal prosecutors agreed to drop a murder charge.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: November 11, 2011

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Investigators work to stop gang activity in the Upstate (Spartanburg, SC): While the thought of gangs in the Upstate might surprise many residents, investigators say they are present and law enforcement is working to bring peace to many Upstate neighborhoods.
Source: FOX Carolina    Date: November 11, 2011

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Two hurt in drive-by shooting near Mattawa (Mattawa, WA) : Two people, claiming to be former gang members, were hurt Thursday night during a drive-by shooting at a Grant County home, authorities said.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: November 11, 2011

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Gang Task Force applauds new gang laws (Shawnee, OK): Many new state laws went into effect this month, including provisions in gang laws that should help the Shawnee Police Department’s Gang Task Force as they fight gang activity in this area.
Source: The Shawnee News-Star    Date: November 11, 2011

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One injured, two arrested in gang-related shooting (Anaheim, CA): Two men involved in a short car pursuit with police were arrested on suspicion of shooting and injuring an 18-year-old man during an apparent gang-related attack in Anaheim, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: November 11, 2011

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Tulare County will get multi-agency gang-prevention task force (Visalia, CA): While law enforcement agencies across the state got the bad news that the California Department of Justice would sever its involvement with its drug and gang task forces, Visalia Police Chief Colleen Mestas got some good news.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: November 11, 2011

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Drug, gang investigation funding fleeting (Glenn County, CA): State funding for drug and gang investigations will be eliminated next month, leaving the Glenn County Sheriff's Department to make a tough decision. "It's an absolute travesty," Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones said.
Source: Orland Press Register    Date: November 11, 2011

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California man wanted in gang execution arrested in Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): A California fugitive accused of killing a rival gang member has been apprehended in Las Vegas, authorities said.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: November 10, 2011

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NC gang prevention task force meets for first time (Raleigh, NC): A task force established 13 months ago by Gov. Beverly Perdue to examine North Carolina's gang problems and recommend ways to prevent gang activity is meeting for the first time.
Source: The Sun News    Date: November 10, 2011

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Two New Orleans gang members sentenced (New Orleans, LA): Federal prosecutors say two members of a violent street gang were sentenced to 30 years in prison after they pleaded guilty to racketeering, weapons and drug charges that involved two cold-case murders.
Source: Daily Comet    Date: November 10, 2011

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Bradenton gang member, sisters charged with ID theft, tax fraud (Manatee County, FL) : An imprisoned gang member and his two sisters have been charged with using stolen Social Security numbers to file false tax returns and pocket at least $17,000 in fraudulent refunds, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: November 10, 2011

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Gangs a threat to refugee kids (Surrey, BC): Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is warning the federal government that about 500 Surrey kids are at risk of being recruited into gangs because of fees being charged to vulnerable refugee parents.
Source: The Province    Date: November 10, 2011

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Bullets fly in Bronx hosp ER (Bronx, NY): A wild gang fight involving at least a dozen thugs in a Bronx hospital emergency room ended in bloodshed last night when one gangbanger pulled a gun and began firing -- wounding two hospital employees, police sources said.
Source: New York Post    Date: November 10, 2011

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