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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Swift prosecution follows 2010 Neb. gang raid (Omaha, NE): Eleven people arrested in a federal raid last fall in central Nebraska have been sentenced to a combined 106 years on gang- and drug-related charges, according to the FBI special agent who oversaw the investigation.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: November 19, 2011

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One year later, most gang cases wrapped up (Grand Island, NE): In a year's time, 11 of the 14 cases stemming from a multi-agency, mass gang member arrest have made their way through the criminal justice system. One year ago today, 120 law enforcement officers gathered in Grand Island to seek out 14 gang members.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: November 19, 2011

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Testimony continues in trial of slain St. Pete girl (Clearwater, FL): Testimony is scheduled to continue this morning in the case of three young men accused of firing upon a house two years ago in a gang dispute, killing 8-year-old Paris Whitehead-Hamilton.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: November 18, 2011

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Parole, probation sweeps in Vacaville target gang activity (Vacaville, CA): In an ongoing effort to combat gang activity in Vacaville, area law enforcement hit the streets Thursday performing dozens of sweeps to ensure local scofflaws, both former and otherwise, are staying in check.
Source: The Reporter    Date: November 18, 2011

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Cops give tips on keeping kids away from gangs at boro forum (Elmhurst, NY): City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) and representatives of the NYPD as well as the city Department of Education visited Elmhurst’s Pan American High School last week to teach parents how to prevent their children from falling in with gangs.
Source: TimesLedger    Date: November 18, 2011

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Hate crimes drop to 21-year low in L.A. County (Los Angeles, CA): Hate crimes reported in L.A. County fell to their lowest level in 21 years, fueled by major drops in vandalism and in gang-related crimes, particularly those by Latino gangs targeting African Americans, which had made up a large number of the most violent hate crimes.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 18, 2011

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Cops, rappers build bridges (Paramus, NJ): Law enforcement officials and hip-hop luminaries spoke Thursday of hip-hop's influence on gang and youth culture, and how the genre's positive roots can be used by communities to steer impressionable kids away from gang violence.
Source: The Record    Date: November 18, 2011

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Plainfield gang figure found guilty of robbery, assault (Plainfield, NJ): A self-described "five-star" member of a city-based Bloods gang set is facing up to 30 years of prison after a jury found him guilty of first-degree robbery and second-degree aggravated assault, authorities said Friday.
Source: Courier News    Date: November 18, 2011

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Gang members charged with gas station robbery in South Brunswick (South Brunswick, NJ): Three men, identified as gang members, were arrested and charged with the early morning robbery of a Route 1 gas station.
Source: Courier News    Date: November 18, 2011

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Feds detail police captain's alleged gang involvement (Opa-Locka, FL): Federal officials have started to peel back the layers to reveal just how deep they believe Opa-Locka Police Captain Arthur Balom was involved in drug trafficking and gang activity.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: November 18, 2011

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Alleged gang member sentenced for inmate's death (Houston, TX): An alleged gang member has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for armed robbery and his involvement in the death of an inmate in the Fort Bend County Jail.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: November 18, 2011

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Gang member sentenced on cocaine charge (Peabody, MA): A Peabody man believed to be a member of a notoriously violent Lynn street gang called "The Tiny Rascals" was sentenced to three to five years in state prison yesterday on cocaine charges.
Source: The Salem News    Date: November 18, 2011

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Gang battle averted (Clearlake, CA): A potential gang-related gun battle was averted in Clearlake Wednesday thanks to the actions of witnesses who came forward with information that assisted in the arrest of three alleged Sureño gang members. The men were arrested on multiple firearms and gang affiliation charges.
Source: Lake County Record-Bee    Date: November 18, 2011

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Department of Justice targets East Side Crips gang (Bakersfield, CA): Gang activity in Bakersfield is down 30 percent compared to last year. And while most other gangs are keeping quiet, the FBI says the East Side Crips are continuing business as usual, making them prime target for law enforcement.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: November 18, 2011

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Suspect in Hartford shooting arrested (Hartford, CT): A gang member was arraigned in Superior Court in Hartford this week on charges that he shot and seriously injured two members of a rival gang and one of their friends last year.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: November 18, 2011

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FBI admits mistake listing Salt Lake County as top 10 in nation for gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): A recent national report released by the FBI lists Salt Lake County as a community with one of the top 10 worst gang problems in the entire nation. But following a recent inquiry by the Deseret News, federal officials Friday retracted some of those statistics and admitted there was a big error in calculating the data for Utah.
Source: Deseret News    Date: November 18, 2011

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BPD partnership with agencies pays off in gang sweep (Bakersfield, CA): 16 gang members are off the streets. They were arrested Tuesday today during a multi-agency gang sweep that is part of the ongoing effort to combat gang violence in Kern County.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: November 18, 2011

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Woodland man arrested in suspected gang-related attack (Woodland, CA): A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide in what Woodland police characterized as a gang-related assault.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: November 18, 2011

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Jury hears of gang members' plot (Clearwater, FL): A gang member involved in the murder of 8-year-old Paris Hamilton took the stand against three other defendants Friday.
Source: FOX 13 News    Date: November 18, 2011

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Four suspects arrested in gang-related carjacking, shooting (Woodland, CA): Three men and a boy were arrested late Tuesday in what Woodland Police are describing as a gang-related carjacking and shooting.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: November 17, 2011

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