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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Second alleged gang member re-arrested in Lake Worth, third sought (Lake Worth, FL): A second gang member was back in jail Saturday after being mistakenly released by authorities on Tuesday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: August 21, 2010

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Crackdown on gangs in N.E. leads to 47 arrests, 22 in Mass. (Boston, MA): A three-month investigation by a team of 20 law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 47 alleged gang members in New England, including more than 22 in Massachusetts, federal officials announced yesterday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 21, 2010

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Sweep exposes presence of violent MS-13 gang in New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): Two alleged MS-13 members were apprehended this week in New Bedford during a regional sweep of gang-affiliated legal and illegal immigrants, raising concerns that the violent Central American gang is taking root in the city.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: August 21, 2010

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Four gang members arrested (Modesto, CA): Investigators on Thursday arrested four gang members suspected of robbing cash from two Modesto convenience stores at gunpoint in the past week, police said Friday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: August 21, 2010

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FBI, Monterey County gang task force to get 'Operation Center' (Salinas, CA): Monterey County law enforcement agencies and their state and federal partners may soon have their own headquarters to combat the area's gang activity.
Source: The Californian    Date: August 21, 2010

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Kearns home shot in possible gang-related incident (Kearns, UT): Members of the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit were looking Friday night for a gunman who fired at least six rounds into a known gang house.
Source: Deseret News    Date: August 21, 2010

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24 with gang links arrested in Maine cities during sweep (Portland, ME): Twenty-four people have been arrested in Maine as part of a regional action against gangs led by federal immigration authorities.
Source: Portland Press Herald    Date: August 21, 2010

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Lakewood police officers and their families clean up gang graffiti (Lakewood, NJ): Off-duty police officers and their families fanned out across the township Friday to scrape off and paint over gang graffiti, which has defaced the sides of fences, walls and abandoned homes, street signs and telephone poles throughout its diverse neighborhoods.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: August 21, 2010

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ICE reports 35 arrests in Las Vegas anti-gang push (Las Vegas, NV): A federal official says 35 people were arrested in a three-day sweep aimed at dismantling multinational street gangs in the Las Vegas.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: August 20, 2010

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After latest shooting, Portland gang outreach worker asks: Where's Mayor Sam Adams? (Portland, OR): Portland police command pleaded Friday morning with the public to help law enforcement quell gang violence in the wake of a dozen shootings in the past 36 hours.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: August 20, 2010

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158 arrested in Utah crackdown of illegal immigrants with gang ties (Salt Lake City, UT): One belongs to the Surenos-Alley Boys. Another hangs with Toonersville Rifa 13. They have criminal records involving violence or drugs. They were deported but returned to the United States illegally.
Source: Deseret News    Date: August 20, 2010

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Salinas-area landlords get gang crash course (Marina, CA): Salinas-area landlords who want to keep their properties safe from criminal activity got help Thursday identifying the signs that a potential tenant may be a gang member.
Source: The Californian    Date: August 20, 2010

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Man shot in face in possible gang shooting in Portland (Portland, OR): A young man was shot in the face in North Portland early Friday morning and police are trying to figure out if it may have been connected to eight other shootings over the past couple days.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: August 20, 2010

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Independence High covered with graffiti (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating what one school official called "a major case" of vandalism at Independence High School.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 19, 2010

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Survey: Gang presence increasing in public schools (Washington, DC): Nearly a third of students aged 12 to 17 in public schools say their schools are "infected" with both gangs and drugs, according to a survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA).
Source: CNN    Date: August 19, 2010

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Gang members arrested in rural Edinburg burglary (Edinburg, TX): Sheriff's deputies arrested five suspected gang members Monday after an alleged burglary. The incident is an example of how street gangs fund their drug purchases by targeting area homes and businesses, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño said.
Source: The Monitor    Date: August 19, 2010

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Norwalk police say they are digging in on gang violence (Norwalk, CT): A day after murder suspect Lamont McCrae was arraigned for the killing of Vonterrell George in 2008, city officials restated their commitment to finding those responsible for deadly violence in Norwalk by announcing that another man will be arraigned Friday on murder charges for the brutal homicide of Luis Tellez on Marlin Drive in late May.
Source: Stamford Advocate    Date: August 19, 2010

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Wichita outlaws tools for graffiti (Wichita, KS): Leave the spray paint and fat markers at home. Wichita City Council members passed a new law Tuesday that bans people from carrying spray paint, broad-tipped markers and a variety of other potential graffiti tools on public property or within 100 feet of it.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: August 18, 2010

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Gang-free zone prevents brothers from hanging out (Bryan, TX): A group of accused gang members in the small Houston suburb of Bryan, Texas say their civil liberties are being violated after authorities placed several restrictions on their cell phone use, where they can drive their cars and who they can socialize with.
Source: ABC News    Date: August 18, 2010

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Police question person of interest in mass shooting (Buffalo, NY): One of three "persons of interest" in Saturday morning's mass shooting at City Grill was being questioned by Buffalo police late Tuesday as the around-the-clock probe continues into its fifth day.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: August 18, 2010

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