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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Sacramento Police Department starts Ceasefire program to decrease gang violence (Sacramento, CA): "Stop the violence now" is the message the Sacramento Police Department hopes to get across to the communities of Sacramento that are most impacted by gang violence through its "Ceasefire" program.
Source: Sacramento Press    Date: March 2, 2011

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Cops patrol social networking sites for gang activity (Chicago, IL): Search for the Latin Kings on Facebook and you’ll find thousands who "Like" the pages that come up in the results. Gang members are among the more than 500 million active Facebook users giving law enforcement agencies new challenges to deal with – and new opportunities.
Source: Medill Reports    Date: March 2, 2011

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Residents worried about 'brewing' gang problem in Socastee neighborhood (Socastee, SC): Graffiti marking the entrance of a small community in Socastee has some residents worried they could have a gang problem on their hands, adding to what they call a 'violence problem.'
Source: WMBF News    Date: March 2, 2011

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Largest federal gang sweep to-date nabs Yuma County suspects (Yuma, AZ): The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement latest gang sweep operation is being considered the largest sweep of its kind to date. ICE's Project Southern Tempest has lead to the arrest of hundreds of members from 133 gangs and 168 cities.
Source: KSWT 13 News    Date: March 2, 2011

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Gang-related shooting in San Francisco Mission district leaves one hospitalized (San Francisco, CA) : A gang-related shooting in San Francisco's Mission District at noon on Wednesday ended with one person hospitalized for a non-lethal wound to the torso, San Francisco police said.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: March 2, 2011

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Anti-gang youth-advocacy program at risk (Halifax, NS): Troy Allen recounts a simple story in his Uniacke Street office. Young kid gets caught stealing something minor; kid initially refuses to take responsibility; kid eventually recants and all is forgiven.
Source: Metro    Date: March 1, 2011

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Benton sheriff sets sights on curbing gangs (Benton County, WA): Sheriff Steve Keane said Benton County needs an anti-gang team to be ready for criminal gangs as they move into the Tri-Cities. An estimated 1,000 gang members representing 30 gangs already are here, Keane said.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: March 1, 2011

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45 gang members arrested in countywide sweep (Edinburg, TX): Hidalgo County Sheriff’s deputies have swept across the county the past two weeks, arresting at least 45 gang members wanted on everything from minor charges to attempted murder.
Source: The Monitor    Date: March 1, 2011

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District attorney's office trying to locate gang raid records (Riverside County, CA): The Riverside County District Attorney's Office can only account for 55 people who were arrested in Operation Eastern Encore — and many of those arrested are already out of jail.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: March 1, 2011

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Drug gang sweep results in hundreds of arrests (Washington, DC): Authorities across the United States have arrested 678 people with alleged ties to Mexican drug trafficking organizations in a three-month operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency announced Tuesday.
Source: CNN    Date: March 1, 2011

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Mountain View police take 'fresh look' at gang murder of high school student (Mountain View, CA): Mountain View police announced they are taking a "fresh look" at the unsolved 2004 gang-related murder of a 17-year-old Los Altos High School student in front of witnesses.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 1, 2011

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Gang sweep yields 25 arrests in New England (Boston, MA): Immigration agents who participated in a nationwide sweep targeting gang members say 25 arrests have been made in New England. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Tuesday there were more than 600 arrests, including 25 in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: March 1, 2011

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East Palo Alto police summon 11 suspected gang members to 'Operation Ceasefire' meeting (East Palo Alto, CA): On Tuesday afternoon, 11 black men who East Palo Alto police say have ties to gang violence and drug sales walked into City Hall for a sit-down meeting with police, social service providers, local faith leaders and other community members.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 1, 2011

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Feds announce 27 gang arrests in Georgia (Atlanta, GA): Federal authorities have arrested 27 gang members and affiliates in Georgia during what Immigration and Customs Enforcement calls its biggest gang roundup since 2005. Of those arrested in Georgia, six lived in Atlanta, six in Tifton, nine in Norcross, two in Chamblee, two in Forest Park, one in Athens and one in Roswell.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: March 1, 2011

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Father, son arrested after alleged gang graffiti spree (Shelbyville, TN): A father is facing several charges, after police said he took his teen son on a gang graffiti spree.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: March 1, 2011

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New Glassell Park high prepares for the arrival of gangs as well as students (Glassell Park, CA): The opening of a new high school in Glassell Park has many parents excited about sending their children to a new state-of-the-art campus. But some parents have expressed worry about an old problem following their kids to the new school: gang violence.
Source: The Eastsider    Date: March 1, 2011

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Lodi police nab three wanted in driveby shooting (Lodi, CA): Three suspected gang members are off the street Tuesday night after being arrested in connection with a driveby shooting earlier in the day, according to Lodi police.
Source: WTEN News 10    Date: March 1, 2011

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Felon, 16, arrested with loaded handgun in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): A 16-year-old felon with a history of gang ties and weapons charges was arrested Tuesday afternoon with a loaded handgun, police reported.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 1, 2011

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Grafitti string continues in Redmond (Bend, OR): It was only two months ago when six city buildings were tagged with gang related markings and now four more buildings were hit.
Source: KOHD News    Date: March 1, 2011

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Commission: Gangs not dying down in community (Dover, DE): Though it’s been months since Dover has seen a serious gang-related violent crime splashed across the headlines, concern about the issue is still percolating in the city.
Source: Dover Post    Date: March 1, 2011

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