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 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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Victim believed to be gang member (Hattiesburg, MS): Hattiesburg police continue to investigate the Sunday morning shooting at Remington's Hunt Club that left one man injured, and police now say both parties were affiliated with gangs.
Source: The Hattiesburg American    Date: March 1, 2011

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RAGS rescues youths from gangs (Regina, SK): For John, the decision to give up gang life wasn't an easy one, but a local program made it possible. "I always thought about the consequences to come, if I'd walk through these doors what was going to happen," the 25-year-old former street gang member said.
Source: Regina Leader-Post    Date: February 28, 2011

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Author's childhood experience forms tales about gangs (Chicago, IL): When Lance Williams talks to elementary and high school students about the Black P Stone Nation, a street gang later known as El Rukns, he conveys a history lesson and a personal story that often has youths listening with rapt attention.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 28, 2011

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Four arrests made in Cutler-Orosi (Cutler-Orosi, CA): Tulare County Sheriff's Department North End Gang Violence Suppression Unit members made four arrests while working a safety detail in Cutler and Orosi on Saturday evening.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: February 28, 2011

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Anti-gang funding urged (Halifax, NS): Halifax Regional Municipality may have to shoulder a larger share of the cost of a federal pilot program designed to keep youth out of gangs.
Source: Metro    Date: February 28, 2011

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ACLU to speak on gang injunction at WSU (Ogden, UT): The Utah chapter of the ACLU will air its concerns about Ogden's fledgling street gang injunction during a Weber State University convocation lecture Wednesday on campus.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: February 28, 2011

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County's gang members homegrown, getting younger, say police (Montgomery County, MD): Growing gang activity prompted the District 14 Democratic Club to hold a Crime and Gang Prevention Forum last Thursday. Dylan Morrison of the Montgomery County Police's Gang Unit puts the number of gang members at over 2,200 working with 40 active gangs.
Source: ColesvillePatch    Date: February 28, 2011

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Phoenix gang sweep nets arrest in homicide (Phoenix, AZ): For more than three years, rumors swirled about who fatally shot 17-year-old Daniel Ramirez at a Fourth of July party when he stood to give his seat to a girl.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: February 28, 2011

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Abbotsford Police set goal of no gang murders in 2011 (Abbotsford, BC): The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) has set a goal this year to reduce gang crime by a further 10 per cent and to have no gang-related murders.
Source:    Date: February 28, 2011

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Pasadena teen accused of gang extortion (Houston, TX): Prosecutors in Pasadena have filed charges against a teen who threatened to shoot another teen who'd had changed his mind about joining a gang.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: February 28, 2011

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Counterinsurgency in the desert: fighting gangs in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Salinas, California is an agricultural town of about 150,000 people – mostly Latino, located just about in the middle of the state. Law enforcement officials and community members there have been dealing with gang violence for generations.
Source: The Informant    Date: February 28, 2011

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