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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Gang free? That is Yakima's goal (Yakima, WA): Help wanted: Expert in the art of mobilizing communities and fighting gangs. Must have good organizational skills and know how to talk to at-risk youth as well as police officers, city officials and community leaders.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 11, 2010

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'Operation Groundhog' roots out 45 suspected gang members in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Forty-three suspected gang members have been arrested and two others are wanted after a year-long investigation into a violent Sureno street gang in Watsonville.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 10, 2010

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Gang member database working (Hazlewood, MO): Over two years after it was first established, a gang member database is apparently paying dividends in North St. Louis County.
Source: KMOX News    Date: May 10, 2010

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Attorney general talks gang violence in Calif. (Sacramento, CA): The Obama administration will make combating gang violence a top priority through initiatives that focus on prevention, education and intervention, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: May 10, 2010

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14 charged in drug, gun trafficking bust in SB Co (Santa Barbara, CA): Charges have been filed against 14 people who were arrested last week as part of a major drug trafficking and weapons dealing bust involving street gangs in Santa Barbara County.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 10, 2010

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Three reputed gang members arrested after attack on off-duty LAX officer (Los Angeles, CA): Three suspected gang members were arrested after they allegedly opened fire on a car driven by an off-duty LAX airport police officer in unincorporated South Los Angeles, authorities said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 10, 2010

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Teenage gang members arrested for beating man to death with baseball bat (Tampa, FL): Two teenage gang members were arrested today and charged with beating a man to death with a baseball bat.
Source: Examiner    Date: May 10, 2010

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Fresno gang sweep nets 29 (Fresno, CA): Fresno police made 29 arrests related to felony and misdemeanor offenses Saturday night as part of a continuing two-week crackdown on gang activity in the city.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: May 9, 2010

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Gang sweep in Yucaipa nets 57 arrests (Yucaipa, CA): During a weekend gang sweep in Yucaipa, authorities arrested 57 people and recovered drugs and guns.
Source: The Sun    Date: May 9, 2010

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Fresno police report 648 arrests in gang crackdown (Fresno, CA): Fresno police say they've arrested more than 600 suspects since officers started getting tough on gangs in the city.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 9, 2010

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Fight between rival gang members lands one in jail (Liberty, NY): A fight between members of the Crips and Latin Kings street gangs ended with the arrest of a Liberty man on a weapons charge.
Source: Mid-Hudson News    Date: May 8, 2010

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Three United Front gang members sentenced (New Bedford, MA): Federal judges sentenced three United Front gang members to prison terms this week for drug and firearms charges stemming from a trifecta of drug busts starting in March 2008, reports the New Bedford Standard-Times.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 8, 2010

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Injunction against Oakland gang (Oakland, CA): The city of Oakland will be in court later this month seeking authority to impose an injunction against alleged violent members of a street gang.
Source: KCBS News    Date: May 8, 2010

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New Santa Cruz police officers will beef up downtown, gang units (Santa Cruz, CA): To quell mounting concerns about public safety, police are planning to assign eight new officers to downtown and anti-gang units.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 8, 2010

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18-year-old gang member jailed for tagging (Temecula, CA): An 18-year-old gang member is jailed and faces felony charges for suspicion of tagging.
Source: The Valley News    Date: May 8, 2010

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Monterey County charges Northern Riders as a gang for the first time in state (Salinas, CA): In a first for California, five Monterey County men are facing criminal charges that they committed a crime to benefit the Northern Riders — a rapidly growing Norteño dropout group, a gang officer revealed this week.
Source: The Californian    Date: May 7, 2010

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Alleged Tacoma Crips gang members argue 'umbrella' tactic unfair (Tacoma, WA): The sweeping criminal conspiracy case against alleged members of the Hilltop Crips street gang withstood assaults from the defendants’ attorneys Thursday.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: May 7, 2010

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Police say two hurt in gang battle involving limo (Los Angeles, CA): Police say one person was shot and another was dragged by a gun-riddled Hummer limousine during a gang fight near Dockweiler State Beach.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 7, 2010

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Dozens arrested, drugs and weapons confiscated (Santa Maria, CA): Police in Santa Maria, with the help of the DEA ,arrested 35 people in connection to a large street gang and drug operation.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: May 7, 2010

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Officer describes gang affiliations of defendants in gang-murder case (Gilroy, CA): A police officer spent two hours Wednesday afternoon detailing the criminal histories and gang affiliations of three of the four defendants charged with the 2008 murder of 18-year-old Larry Martinez.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch    Date: May 7, 2010

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