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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16-year-old gang member gets 27 years for 15-year-old's death (Yakima, WA): Both boys were 15. One jumped from the car and shouted a gang challenge at the other, who had been riding his bike and listening to music on a hot afternoon in Sunnyside.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 5, 2011

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Gangs of Orange County (Placentia, CA): Gangs have an extensive history in Orange County, yet many common people do not see what is in plain view. "Due to the fact that we have the gangs in our city, about 80 percent of the crime is done by 2 percent of the (criminals) that live in the city," said Detective Jose Uceda of the Placentia Police Department’s Special Enforcement Detail.
Source: The Daily Titan    Date: May 4, 2011

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19 arrested in Venice anti-gang sting (Venice, CA): Federal authorities say 19 people have been arrested for alleged firearms and drug crimes in an anti-gang sting that involved a Venice tattoo parlor run by undercover agents.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 4, 2011

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35 arrested in bust of N. California drug ring (San Francisco, CA): Law enforcement officials have busted a major drug ring in Northern California. State Attorney General Kamala Harris said Wednesday that Operation Red Reach resulted in 35 arrests and the seizure of 26 firearms and more than 135 pounds of methamphetamine.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 4, 2011

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Martinez wants to get tough on gangs (Isleta Pueblo, NM): Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday told gang task force members that legislative efforts to add one-year enhancements to gang-related criminal sentences are not tough enough.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: May 4, 2011

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Gang violence, hard to stop (Quincy, WA): It was a Friday afternoon, April 22, about 4:30 p.m., when a 1984 Oldsmobile pulled into a trailer park on D Street Southeast, in Quincy. In the car were men and boys, ages 15 to 20. The car approached the home of Adan Beltran, a 25-year-old police said belonged to the West Side 18th Street gang.
Source: The Wenatchee World    Date: May 4, 2011

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Pa. House votes to toughen sentences for gang crimes (Harrisburg, PA): Gang-related crimes involving drugs or violence would carry tougher penalties under a bill passed unanimously by the state House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Source: WHTM 27 News    Date: May 4, 2011

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Major Contra Costa meth ring bust (San Pablo, CA): Investigators dismantled an extensive gang-operated methamphetamine ring centered in Contra Costa County and spreading across the entire Bay Area, indicting 17 defendants, authorities announced Wednesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 4, 2011

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Russo resigns, Oakland City Council to vote on gang injunction strategy (Oakland, CA): More than a year since Oakland filed its first gang injunction in Alameda County Superior Court, the City Council is poised to take action on outgoing City Attorney John Russo’s controversial anti-crime strategy that has polarized parts of the city and exacerbated police-community tensions.
Source: The Informant    Date: May 4, 2011

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Gang initiative credited for cuts in Statesville crime rates (Statesville, NC): A community-wide gang initiative is credited for reducing violent crime rates in Statesville.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: May 4, 2011

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Pasco police see spike in gang clashes (Pasco, WA): A 28-year-old Pasco man arrested after a gang-related shooting told a judge Monday that he is a "family man" and has no involvement in gangs.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: May 3, 2011

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Police offer GREAT program to local schools (Porterville, CA): Working hand-in-hand with Porterville schools to help prevent gang involvement among school-age children and youth is the Porterville Police Department’s G.R.E.A.T. — Gang Resistance Education and Training — program.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: May 3, 2011

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Schools join in fight against gang violence (Porterville, CA): With 5,263 gang members in Tulare County — and, according to Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Crime Systems Specialist Stephanie Reed, 990 of them living in Porterville alone as of June 2009 — local school districts and superintendents are diligently working toward keeping their respective schools safe with various programs.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: May 3, 2011

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Two wounded in Southcrest gang shooting (San Diego, CA): Two men were wounded late Monday in Southcrest in what police said was a gang-related shooting.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 3, 2011

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Gang members plead guilty (Baltimore, MD): The final three members of the Black Guerrilla Gang have pleaded guilty in federal court, wrapping up cases against 21 members what authorities described as a violent group responsible for money laundering, drug dealing and attacks inside Maryland prisons.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: May 3, 2011

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Gang injunction to be enforced (Wichita Falls, TX): Enforcement of Wichita Falls' fourth gang injunction has begun, and the measure aims to curb activity related to the Hoova Crips — also known as "Hoova" — gang.
Source: Times Record News    Date: May 3, 2011

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13 arrested in early morning gang crackdown (Santa Maria, CA): Thirteen suspected members of two of the Central Coast's largest gangs are in jail tonight after an early morning FBI crackdown.
Source: KSBY News    Date: May 3, 2011

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Gang members gunning for one another (Watsonville, CA) : A rash of gang-related shootings have rocked Watsonville already this week, injuring one teenager and sending sprays of bullets at three different homes.
Source: WatsonvillePatch    Date: May 3, 2011

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Gang tied to school burglaries (Valley Center, CA): Thieves stole Apple computers from inside two schools in Valley Center over the spring break. The men arrested in the crime spree are documented gang members in Riverside County officials said.
Source: NBC San Diego    Date: May 3, 2011

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Plainfield studying up on gangs (Plainfield, NJ): Those leading the continuing fight against gangs here are refusing to limit action to any one race, social class or neighborhood.
Source: Courier News    Date: May 3, 2011

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