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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Gangs plaguing Harlem inspires 'Safety Knights' to patrol streets (Harlem, NY) : An explosion of gangs in Harlem has prompted a prominent city educator to put a team of monitors on the streets so students can walk home safely. Harlem Children's Zone President Geoffrey Canada has deployed "Safety Knights" on a 10-block stretch of upper Fifth Ave. so students in the organization's after-school programs can walk home without worrying about crossing paths with gang members.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: March 9, 2011

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Gunshot turns up other evidence (Prince George, BC): Someone sent a message on Moyie Street, Monday. It was sent down the barrel of a gun. Nobody was apparently injured in the incident, but police believe the single blast was connected to local gang activity.
Source: The Prince George Citizen    Date: March 9, 2011

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Nine arrested in High Desert gang sweep (San Bernardino, CA): Nine people have been arrested in a gang sweep by San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies spanning the High Desert, Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.
Source: The Sun    Date: March 9, 2011

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35 Mexico gang members indicted including 10 tied to envoy killings (Washington, DC): Thirty-five members and associates of the Barrio Azteca gang were indicted Wednesday on charges of racketeering, murder, drug offenses, money laundering and obstruction of justice, including 10 Mexican nationals accused in the March 13 killings in Mexico of U.S. Consulate employee Leslie Ann Enriquez Catton; her husband, Arthur Redelfs, and Jorge Alberto Salcido Ceniceros, husband of a U.S. Consulate employee.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: March 9, 2011

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Sumner gang linked to shootings, multiple armed robberies (Gallatin, TN): A month-long investigation into a series of robberies by a rap-group-turned-street-gang dubbed the Money Mob has yielded six arrests and revealed nearly a dozen victims.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: March 9, 2011

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Judge considers partial injunction against Fruitvale gang members (Oakland, CA): A judge said Wednesday that he is considering granting a preliminary injunction against some reputed Nortenos gang members in Oakland's Fruitvale district but reserving judgment on other alleged members.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: March 9, 2011

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Gang member gets 21 years for murder, shooting (Suffolk County, NY): A reputed MS 13 street gang member has been sentenced for fatally stabbing a man and shooting a 13-year-old boy in the head in two high-profile Brentwood cases.
Source: Long Island Press    Date: March 9, 2011

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Trial of alleged gang members continues (Gainesville, GA): Testimony resumed Wednesday morning in the trial in Gainesville of two men on street gang charges related to the death of another man last year.
Source:    Date: March 9, 2011

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Teen charged for motel murders (Clay County, MO): An 18 year old was booked into the Clay County Detention Center and charged Wednesday with shooting and killing three young men at a party that took place at the Red Roof Inn last month.
Source: KCTV 5 News    Date: March 9, 2011

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Known gangster surrenders for credit union shooting (Bakersfield, CA): A known gangster has surrendered to authorities for shooting a gun in the parking lot of a Bakersfield credit union.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: March 9, 2011

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Norteño hearing: How did police determine gang affiliation? (Oakland, CA): In a combative two-and-a-half hour examination by the defense, Oakland Police Department gang expert Officer Douglass Keely defended the scope of the Fruitvale gang injunction today. Testimony particularly focused on his rationale for naming the 40 defendants identified as Norteños in the case.
Source: The Informant    Date: March 9, 2011

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Montgomery County Police differ internally on how to count gang homicides (Montgomery County, MD): As Montgomery County Police officials prepare the 2010 annual crime statistics report, views differ internally on how homicides involving gang members should be counted.
Source: WheatonPatch    Date: March 9, 2011

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Gardena man shot dead, girlfriend critical in apparent gang-related attack (Torrance, CA): Authorities today identified a Gardena man who was killed in an apparent gang shooting in Watts that critically wounded his female companion.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: March 8, 2011

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UT-Arlington Police keep eyes out for graffiti vandals (Arlington, TX): UTA Police are looking into eleven reported graffiti incidents, some of which could be gang related. Assistant police chief Rick Gomez said the police are in contact with the Arlington Police regarding the graffiti that appears gang related
Source: The Shorthorn    Date: March 8, 2011

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Two men sentenced for having gun on college campus (Morristown, NJ): Two reputed members of the Crips street gang have been sentenced to prison for bringing a loaded handgun onto the campus of Drew University in Madison.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: March 8, 2011

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Bridgeport and Stratford seek federal grant to assess gang activity in the city (Bridgeport, CT): The City of Bridgeport and the Town of Stratford together with youth-based community agencies, boards of education, faith-based organizations and the business community are seeking $750,000 in federal Department of Justice Funds to assess gang activity in the City.
Source: The Bridgeport News    Date: March 8, 2011

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Police monitor southeast Missouri gangs (Cape Girardeau, MO): Authorities say they are seeing more of a gang presence in southeast Missouri, and what's more they're recruiting kids as young as seven years old.
Source: KFVS 12 News    Date: March 8, 2011

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Two reputed Crips gang members get near-maximum sentences for bringing loaded gun to Drew campus (Madison, NJ): Two Newark men who are reputed Crips street gang members received near-maximum sentences today for bringing a loaded handgun onto the Drew University campus in Madison on Dec. 1, 2008.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: March 8, 2011

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Worcester police hope to tap new well for youth gang efforts (Worcester, MA): As grant funding continues to dwindle in the state for police gang programs, police are hoping to receive a federal grant to strengthen their efforts to help at-risk youth in the city.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: March 7, 2011

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Anti-gang bill still alive in Legislature (Yakima, WA): A controversial proposal to allow cities to file civil injunctions against known gang members still has life in the Legislature, a spokeswoman for the state Attorney General's Office said Monday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: March 7, 2011

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