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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Schools join in fight against gang violence (Porterville, CA): With 5,263 gang members in Tulare County — and, according to Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Crime Systems Specialist Stephanie Reed, 990 of them living in Porterville alone as of June 2009 — local school districts and superintendents are diligently working toward keeping their respective schools safe with various programs.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: May 3, 2011

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Two wounded in Southcrest gang shooting (San Diego, CA): Two men were wounded late Monday in Southcrest in what police said was a gang-related shooting.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 3, 2011

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Gang members plead guilty (Baltimore, MD): The final three members of the Black Guerrilla Gang have pleaded guilty in federal court, wrapping up cases against 21 members what authorities described as a violent group responsible for money laundering, drug dealing and attacks inside Maryland prisons.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: May 3, 2011

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Gang injunction to be enforced (Wichita Falls, TX): Enforcement of Wichita Falls' fourth gang injunction has begun, and the measure aims to curb activity related to the Hoova Crips — also known as "Hoova" — gang.
Source: Times Record News    Date: May 3, 2011

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13 arrested in early morning gang crackdown (Santa Maria, CA): Thirteen suspected members of two of the Central Coast's largest gangs are in jail tonight after an early morning FBI crackdown.
Source: KSBY News    Date: May 3, 2011

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Gang members gunning for one another (Watsonville, CA) : A rash of gang-related shootings have rocked Watsonville already this week, injuring one teenager and sending sprays of bullets at three different homes.
Source: WatsonvillePatch    Date: May 3, 2011

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Gang tied to school burglaries (Valley Center, CA): Thieves stole Apple computers from inside two schools in Valley Center over the spring break. The men arrested in the crime spree are documented gang members in Riverside County officials said.
Source: NBC San Diego    Date: May 3, 2011

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Plainfield studying up on gangs (Plainfield, NJ): Those leading the continuing fight against gangs here are refusing to limit action to any one race, social class or neighborhood.
Source: Courier News    Date: May 3, 2011

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Pasco probes rash of possible gang shootings (Pasco, WA): A teenager was shot Sunday afternoon at the busy Pasco Flea Market in what was likely a gang-related incident.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: May 2, 2011

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Retired police officer shares insight on 'Gang Culture' (Fullerton, CA): After conducting more than 10,000 interviews with gang members over the span of his long career, Curt Levsen became an expert on the dynamics of these "families" centered on crime.
Source: The Daily Titan    Date: May 2, 2011

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Former gang member tells his story (Porterville, CA): A young mother sat on a couch inside her small apartment in east Porterville two weeks ago and cried as she talked about her 12-year-old son. "I'm so afraid he's going to get into the gangs," the mother, who wished to be unnamed, said. "I'm just worried."
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: May 2, 2011

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Five arrested in connection with double shooting in Taft (Taft, TX): Authorities have arrested five men in a drive-by shooting in Taft that sent two men to the hospital. The Taft Police Department teamed up with the San Patricio Sheriff’s Office and Corpus Christi Police Department for the arrests in the shooting that Landreth said was gang-related.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: May 2, 2011

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Elected officials, educators confront gang activity (Long Branch, NJ): Neptune High School senior Dyese Davis, 18, said Monday she was glad to see elected officials, educators and community leaders from across the state come together the day before legislation aimed at cracking down on gang activity is expected to be introduced by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and cosponsored by Rep. Frank J. Pallone Jr., both D-N.J.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: May 2, 2011

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Graffiti tell a tale of gang activity (Philadelphia, PA): A blue C with an arrow pointing up. A red X over the letters LOC. The number 1500 not far from Rest painted in fat, white cloud letters, a memorial to the dead.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: May 1, 2011

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Baldwin Park Police Department doubles size of gang unit amid continued violence (Baldwin Park, CA): Amid continuing episodes of gang violence throughout Baldwin Park, the city's Police Department recently doubled the size of a unit dedicated to fighting such crimes and is still weighing the possibility of a gang injunction.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: May 1, 2011

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Three rival gang members blamed for Watts party shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Three rival gang members are being blamed for a drive-by shooting that left at least seven people wounded in Watts.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: May 1, 2011

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SUV used to try to kill rival gang member (Elgin, IL): A West Chicago man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in the hit-and-run injury of a rival gang member last weekend in Elgin, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Breaking News    Date: April 30, 2011

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FBI's focus in Berkshires is on street gangs (Berkshire, MA): The top priority for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Berkshire County is combating neighborhood-based street gangs, a FBI officials said this week during a meeting with The Eagle’s editorial board.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: April 30, 2011

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Gang problem not going away (Tulare County, CA): The gang problem in Tulare County is getting worse. Officials acknowledge it, and statistics prove it. According to Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Crime Systems Specialist Stephanie Reed, as of June 2009, 5,263 gang members lived in the county — a 7 percent increase from just two and a half years prior.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: April 30, 2011

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Crips gang members plead guilty to racketeering charges (Washington, DC) : Four members of a Crips street gang clique in Pittsburgh pleaded guilty this week in federal court to charges of conspiring to conduct a racketeering enterprise, according to a report obtained by the Organized Crime Committee of the National Association of Chiefs of Police.
Source: Examiner    Date: April 30, 2011

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