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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Indianans and Indians (Piñon, AZ): Unfortunately, interpreting Piñon's local culture includes explaining the gang symbols scrawled in spray paint on the water tank. The Piñon High School students pick out the insignia of at least three local gangs. "The gangs are scary, sometimes," offers one student. "But they're just wanna-bes."
Source: Navajo Times    Date: October 13, 2011

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State AG to put priority on white-collar crime (Sacramento, CA): The California attorney general's office has been considering a major restructuring to make white collar and cybercrimes its priority after budget cuts targeted units that focus on gang and drug enforcement.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: October 13, 2011

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Three local men are among 35 gang members indicted (Salisbury, MD): Three area men were among 35 gang members indicted on federal racketeering, gun, and drug charges according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: October 13, 2011

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Deputies arrest Reno murder suspect in Shasta Lake (Shasta Lake, CA): Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies in Shasta Lake arrested a 28-year-old man wanted for the alleged murder of a rival gang member in Reno. The arrest was made Wednesday afternoon after a traffic stop on Shasta Dam Boulevard, Sgt. Jim Beaupre said in a release.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight    Date: October 13, 2011

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Roberto Acosta, MS-13 informant convicted of lying, wants out of jail (San Francisco, CA): Roberto "Bad Boy" Acosta, the MS-13 gang informant who for years gave federal agents details about San Francisco's branch of the gang, faces sentencing in federal court next week for lying to his handlers about how many people he'd murdered in his native Honduras.
Source: SF Weekly    Date: October 13, 2011

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Westampton burglary may be work of street gang (Westampton, NJ): Police are investigating a burglary at a Pennington Drive home as a possibly gang-related crime.
Source: Burlington County Times    Date: October 13, 2011

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San Bernardino County task force hears of successful anti-gang programs (Ontario, CA): As Los Angeles' gang czar, Guillermo Cespedes knows he isn't the only one responsible for breaking the cycle of violence among the youth. Which is why Cespedes has mobilized the community and implemented youth outreach and public education programs. The city's anti-gang effort resulted in a dramatic drop in gang-related crimes.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: October 13, 2011

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Vietnamese gang leader pleads guilty to murder (Seattle, WA): Quy Nguyen, the leader of a Vietnamese street gang whose trial in King County Superior Court began Wednesday, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder with a firearm and conspiracy to commit organized crime.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: October 13, 2011

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Jury convicts reputed gang member of murder (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento Superior Court jury today convicted Juan Rangel Gonzalez of first-degree murder in the Nov. 21, 2009, shooting death of Francisco Medina-Tomas.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 13, 2011

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New program offers free tattoo removal to juveniles (Montgomery County, TX): As Preston walked away with bandages on his arms and leg, a contagious smile was visible. The bandages covered the 11 tattoos he started the process of removing Thursday afternoon, making him the first student from the Montgomery County Juvenile Probation Department to take advantage of free tattoo and scar removal services offered by Body Restore in The Woodlands.
Source: The Courier    Date: October 13, 2011

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Texas authorities round up gang members (San Antonio, TX): Six members of the Texas Mexican Mafia gang, including its statewide leader in the free world, were arrested Thursday in San Antonio, authorities said. Federal and local authorities had previously arrested four other members of the gang, bringing the total in custody to 10.
Source: United Press International    Date: October 13, 2011

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35 alleged Md. Bloods gang members indicted (Baltimore, MD): Police chiefs from across Maryland say the federal indictment of 35 alleged members of a Maryland offshoot of the California Bloods gang will have a big impact on the streets of their communities. The indictment announced Thursday alleges that since 2005 the South Side Brims gang has operated in counties from western Maryland to the lower Eastern Shore, and members were involved in drug trafficking, home-invasion robberies, witness intimidation, a jail break, and several shootings, including one killing.
Source: WBOC 16 News    Date: October 13, 2011

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Shots fired at Oakdale home (Oakdale, CA): Gunshots were fired at an Oakdale home on Fifth Avenue early Thursday, and investigators believe the crime was gang-related.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: October 13, 2011

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Man charged in stabbing with gang overtones (Hayward, WI): An area man has been charged by Sawyer County law enforcement in a recent stabbing with gang-related overtones. Jamie Lee Dennis, 29, 12804N Neezh St., LCO, is charged with felony substantial battery by stabbing a 36-year-old man between the eyes with a knife on Aug. 28. The man sustained three stab wounds and a broken nose.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: October 13, 2011

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School district kicks rosary policy over to lawyers (Fargo, NE): Fargo school officials say a school dress code policy meant to discourage gang-related attire is now in the hands of the district's attorneys. They say they're concerned it may have legal problems on grounds of freedom of religion.
Source: Valley News Live    Date: October 13, 2011

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Women behind bars (Edmonton, AB): A four-part series beginning today goes inside Canada's prisons for women, a system plagued by overcrowding, increasing violence and troubling signs of gang activity
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: October 12, 2011

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Gang violence: South King County enters long fight (King County, WA): As the population grows in South King County, so does the proliferation of gangs and related criminal activity. Gangs are associated with making money through illegal activities. Examples include anything from burglaries and theft to selling drugs and firearms. Disputes among rival gangs often result in violence and death.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 12, 2011

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Youth violence in Macon discussed by TV panel, audience (Macon, GA): About 75 people attended Tuesday’s taping of a TV program with a goal of coming up with solutions to Macon’s recent rash of youth-related violence.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: October 12, 2011

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Captain Becker reallocates resources to fight gangs (Santa Clarita, CA): According to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Captain Paul Becker gangs have been migrating from urban communities to suburban cities for four decades. "These gangs are now fully entrenched in many communities across the nation," Becker said.
Source: KHTS AM 1220 News    Date: October 12, 2011

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King County's growing Latino gang problem (King County, WA): The homies used to call him Mr. Buzzard. During his first shooting, when he was a teenager living in East L.A., the OG's in his gang sent him back around the block to make sure the wounded target in their drive-by had indeed met his maker.
Source: Seattle Weekly    Date: October 12, 2011

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