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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Proposed school policy targets gangs (Annapolis, MD): Maryland school systems are getting serious about gangs and gang activity. It's estimated that there are close to 25,000 gangs in the United States, according to 11 News education reporter Tim Tooten, and most children who join them are between the ages of 12 and 15.
Source: WBAL 11 News    Date: May 6, 2011

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Joliet police say a new gang could be responsible for rash of shootings (Joliet, IL): Joliet Police Chief Fred Hayes is asking investigators to determine if there is a link between a recent rash of shootings and possible increased gang activity in the city.
Source: TribLocal    Date: May 6, 2011

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35 charged in crackdown on two rival, violent gangs (Buffalo, NY): Two city street gangs the Tenth Street Gang and the Seventh Street Gang -- have waged a bloody war on Buffalo's West Side for years, police say.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: May 6, 2011

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Gang shooting in South Elgin, no one hurt (Elgin, IL): An Elgin man faces the possibility of up to seven years in prison for a shooting in South Elgin in which no one was injured, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: May 5, 2011

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Police say Springfield has no organized gangs (Springfield, IL): A House bill aiming to uproot gang violence before it starts is one of many attempts by the General Assembly this session to decrease violence in Illinois.
Source: Illinois Times    Date: May 5, 2011

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Alleged drug trafficking gang members arrested (Chico, CA): Men in Chico and Hamilton City were among those arrested Wednesday in a five-county sweep intended to dismantle an organization allegedly trafficking in drugs and organizing gangs.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register    Date: May 5, 2011

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Three in custody in connection to gang-related fight in Appleton (Appleton, WI): Police took three young men into custody Wednesday in connection to a gang-related fight that happened Tuesday outside an apartment complex.
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent    Date: May 5, 2011

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City's crime drops amid rising gang violence (San Diego, CA): Overall crime in San Diego dropped during the first quarter of this year, but police officials acknowledged Thursday that gang violence has increased since then, including four homicides in April.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 5, 2011

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Gang members sent to prison (Jacksonville, FL): Sheriff John Rutherford and State Attorney Angela Corey on Thursday announced that about 20 members of two gangs in Jacksonville have received significant sentences when prosecuted under the Racketeer-Influence Corrupt Organizations (RICO) act.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: May 5, 2011

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Agents bust suspected Northern Calif. drug ring (Sacramento, CA): Authorities have arrested 23 people, breaking up a gang that was led by a father and son and accused of dealing drugs and firearms in five Northern California counties, the state attorney general's office said Thursday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 5, 2011

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16-year-old gang member gets 27 years for 15-year-old's death (Yakima, WA): Both boys were 15. One jumped from the car and shouted a gang challenge at the other, who had been riding his bike and listening to music on a hot afternoon in Sunnyside.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 5, 2011

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Gangs of Orange County (Placentia, CA): Gangs have an extensive history in Orange County, yet many common people do not see what is in plain view. "Due to the fact that we have the gangs in our city, about 80 percent of the crime is done by 2 percent of the (criminals) that live in the city," said Detective Jose Uceda of the Placentia Police Department’s Special Enforcement Detail.
Source: The Daily Titan    Date: May 4, 2011

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19 arrested in Venice anti-gang sting (Venice, CA): Federal authorities say 19 people have been arrested for alleged firearms and drug crimes in an anti-gang sting that involved a Venice tattoo parlor run by undercover agents.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 4, 2011

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35 arrested in bust of N. California drug ring (San Francisco, CA): Law enforcement officials have busted a major drug ring in Northern California. State Attorney General Kamala Harris said Wednesday that Operation Red Reach resulted in 35 arrests and the seizure of 26 firearms and more than 135 pounds of methamphetamine.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 4, 2011

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Martinez wants to get tough on gangs (Isleta Pueblo, NM): Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday told gang task force members that legislative efforts to add one-year enhancements to gang-related criminal sentences are not tough enough.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: May 4, 2011

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Gang violence, hard to stop (Quincy, WA): It was a Friday afternoon, April 22, about 4:30 p.m., when a 1984 Oldsmobile pulled into a trailer park on D Street Southeast, in Quincy. In the car were men and boys, ages 15 to 20. The car approached the home of Adan Beltran, a 25-year-old police said belonged to the West Side 18th Street gang.
Source: The Wenatchee World    Date: May 4, 2011

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Pa. House votes to toughen sentences for gang crimes (Harrisburg, PA): Gang-related crimes involving drugs or violence would carry tougher penalties under a bill passed unanimously by the state House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Source: WHTM 27 News    Date: May 4, 2011

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Major Contra Costa meth ring bust (San Pablo, CA): Investigators dismantled an extensive gang-operated methamphetamine ring centered in Contra Costa County and spreading across the entire Bay Area, indicting 17 defendants, authorities announced Wednesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 4, 2011

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Russo resigns, Oakland City Council to vote on gang injunction strategy (Oakland, CA): More than a year since Oakland filed its first gang injunction in Alameda County Superior Court, the City Council is poised to take action on outgoing City Attorney John Russo’s controversial anti-crime strategy that has polarized parts of the city and exacerbated police-community tensions.
Source: The Informant    Date: May 4, 2011

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Gang initiative credited for cuts in Statesville crime rates (Statesville, NC): A community-wide gang initiative is credited for reducing violent crime rates in Statesville.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: May 4, 2011

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