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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Lucky breaks as juvenile kept Latin Kings leader free (Milwaukee, WI): When it came to violent crime, Armando Barragan started young, shooting up a van of rival gang members at age 14 and, eight months later, attacking a Milwaukee police officer, trying to grab his gun.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: September 11, 2010

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Seattle gang member sentenced to 2 1/2 years for selling crack coaine (Seattle, WA): A 25-year-old Seattle man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. Kevin Frederick Coleman, also know as "Gusto," was targeted for federal prosecution in 2009.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: September 11, 2010

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Boiceville shooting suspects have gang ties, police say (Boiceville, NY): The two Kingston teens charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 20-year-old man have ties to the Bloods street gang, a state police official said on Friday.
Source: Daily Freeman    Date: September 11, 2010

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Bloods leader gets 50 years (Suffolk, VA): One of the top two leaders of the so-called Bounty Hunter Bloods/Nine Tech Gangster street gang was sentenced on Friday to 50 years in prison for his role in the gang.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: September 11, 2010

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Alleged gang members stuck by Operation Pitchfork (Boston, MA): A yearlong investigation into drug and gun trafficking culminated with the arrests of 10 alleged gang members on state and federal charges in a series of predawn raids in Lawrence and Haverhill yesterday.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 11, 2010

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Downtown gang rumble leads to shooting arrest (Vancouver, WA): A 25-year-old Vancouver, Wash., man was arrested early Saturday morning after a shooting during a downtown Portland rumble between gang members.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: September 11, 2010

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LA gang member arrested in Granite Falls (Granite Falls, NC): Officers with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Hornet's Nest Task Force arrested a man they said is member of a Los Angeles area gang.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: September 11, 2010

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Two gang members convicted of hate-crime murders (Los Angeles, CA): Two Latino gang members were convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in a hate-crime trial involving the deaths of a 14-year-old black girl and a potential witness in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 10, 2010

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In Sarasota, an effort to rein in the gangs (Sarasota, FL): A four-year investigation has resulted in Sarasota police charging six members of a notorious street gang with racketeering, saying the members of Second Line were responsible for murders, robberies and home invasions on the city's north side.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: September 10, 2010

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King City joins Salinas in first gang-related slaying arrests this year (Salinas, CA): A Greenfield teenager is behind bars following his arrest Wednesday on suspicion of fatally shooting a 25-year-old man earlier this year, King City police said.
Source: The Californian    Date: September 10, 2010

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Admitted gang member stabbed after fight in Seattle Thursday (Seattle, WA): The Seattle police said a self-described gang member was stabbed after he and another man got into an argument and were kicked out of a smoke shop in the 1500 block of Third Ave. Thursday evening.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: September 10, 2010

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Salinas anti-gang movement sets priorities (Salinas, CA): A Salinas grassroots effort to reduce gang violence set priorities Thursday night for achieving its six primary goals.
Source: The Californian    Date: September 10, 2010

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Suspect arrested in Reno High School stabbing, police suspect gang ties (Reno, NV): A 16-year-old remains in the Washoe County jail on a charge he tried to kill a fellow Reno High School student during a hallway stabbing that authorities said is gang motivated.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: September 10, 2010

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Gang members charged with conspiracy murder (Santa Ana, CA): Four reputed members of a street gang in Orange were charged Thursday with gang-motivated conspiracy and special circumstances murder of a man during a botched drug sale.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: September 10, 2010

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10 alleged SE gang members are indicted for additional crimes (Washington, DC): Ten alleged members of a Southeast Washington drug gang who have been jailed since March were accused of additional crimes Friday in a new indictment that charges three of them with killing three people, including a government witness.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 10, 2010

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Teen testifies he was attacked by Broderick Boys street gang (Sacramento, CA): A teenager testified Wednesday that he was hit in the head with a hammer at a West Sacramento park during an attack in March by members of the Broderick Boys street gang.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: September 9, 2010

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Gang sweep in San Gabriel Valley targets parole violators (Los Angeles County, CA): A total of 250 officers from law enforcement agencies in the San Gabriel Valley conducted a sweep Thursday morning in search of parole violators tied to a gang believed responsible for shooting and wounding an L.A. County sheriff's deputy.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 9, 2010

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South Monterey County's third gang sweep nets seven arrests (Soledad, CA): South Monterey County's efforts to suppress gang activity in the region continued Wednesday night with the third crackdown in less than a month.
Source: The Californian    Date: September 9, 2010

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Concerned residents learn about gang problem (Belvidere, IL): There are about six different gangs on the streets in Belvidere according to police. They believe gangs total between 240 to 400 members. Police indicate there's a noticeable increase in gang calls and gang activity, particularly violent crimes.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: September 9, 2010

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Keeping classmates out of trouble (Battle Creek, MI): A Battle Creek student is hoping to keep local young men in school and away from gangs and street life. Jacqueline Slaby, 17, will target boys and men ages 12 to 21 for "Manhood," a program designed to help participants earn diplomas and find employment.
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer    Date: September 9, 2010

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