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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Eight members of 'Body Snachers' gang charged (Chicago, IL): The "Body Snatchers" got body slammed again. The violent faction of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang was hit hard in 2008 when the feds busted reputed leader Shawn “Shakey” Betts and 74 others.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 10, 2010

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Teen graffiti tagger arrested in 'tragic' fatal shooting of anti-gang counselor (Los Angeles, CA): When Ronald "Loony" Barron urged a young graffiti tagger to put away his paint cans, he was doing what he viewed as his mission — steering kids away from crime — but he paid for it with his life.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 9, 2010

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City OKs ATF task force pact (Pueblo, CO): City Council gave its approval Monday night to an agreement with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to begin a task force in cooperation with Pueblo police to target gang violence and other violent crimes
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: February 9, 2010

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Visalia's Police Department gets $242,000 to suppress gangs (Visalia, CA): Visalia's Police Department needs more resources to maintain its gang-suppression activities and is pursuing local and federal funding, officials report.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: February 9, 2010

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Three teens sentenced in mall attack on family (Providence, RI): Three teenagers who spat on and roughed up a family at Providence Place mall have been sentenced in Family Court to punishment ranging from probation to a residential correctional program.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: February 9, 2010

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Four gang members arrested in stolen vehicle (Ventura, CA): Four men associated with an Oxnard street gang were in court Tuesday in Ventura to face charges of grand theft auto, possession of stolen property and committing a crime for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: February 9, 2010

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Roundup nabs 27 suspected of West Side drug, gang activity (Buffalo, NY): Twenty-seven people from Western New York, Puerto Rico and New Jersey were charged today in connection with a federal probe into narcotics, gun and gangster activities on the West Side of Buffalo.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 9, 2010

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Cops attack homegrown gang in Calif heartland (Fresno, CA): This is Bulldog Country, or so the bumper stickers say. But whether that identifies the home of scrappy Fresno State athletics or the deadly turf of a criminal enterprise labeled the most entrenched gang in America depends on the success of a police surge now entering its fourth year.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 8, 2010

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Six Florencia 13 gang members sentenced to life in prison (Florence, CA): The sentencing of six Florencia 13 gang members to life in prison appears to bring to a close a prolonged and terrifying spate of violence in the Florence-Firestone district allegedly brought on by orders from a prison gang member in solitary confinement 700 miles away.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 8, 2010

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Gang interventionist gunned down after confronting tagger (Los Angeles, CA): After years in the L.A. street gang world, Ronald Lamonte Barron devoted his life to preventing young people from following in his footsteps.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 8, 2010

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Ala. school shooting likely gang-related (Madison, AL): A lawyer for a ninth-grader charged with shooting a fellow student to death at their Alabama school says the violence was likely related to gang activity.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 8, 2010

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Former shot-caller is now spilling gang's secrets (Los Angeles, CA): Showing no emotion, a former leader of the Avenues clique testifies about murder, extortion and drug deals. Ailing and in custody, he is vilified by his family, which once terrified a neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 8, 2010

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New specialist to combat gangs while giving members second chance (Hickory, NC): At one time, criminal street gangs were considered a big-city problem — a destructive force associated with squalid high-rise buildings and urban blight.
Source: Hickory Daily Record    Date: February 7, 2010

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Does Natchez have a gang problem? (Natchez, MS): Adams County is by no means the gang capital of America, but it ain’t Mayberry either. Gangs have taken on a mythical quality in the city and county, law enforcement officials say, but the problem is real, and has been for quite some time.
Source: The Natchez Democrat    Date: February 7, 2010

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Southlake mall burglary suspects possible gang members (Morrow, GA): Six suspected gang members were arrested after a smash and grab burglary at Southlake Mall.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: February 7, 2010

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‘Street counselors’ work to ease tensions, prevent gun crimes (Dayton, OH): The irate voice on the other end of the "bat phone" rings in Marlon Shackelford's ears. "I’m 'bout to kill this n---- if he don't get my stuff. I want to do something to this guy tonight. I mean like now!"
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: February 7, 2010

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Gang sweep in Tulare leads to 12 arrests (Tulare, CA): A gang sweep led to 12 arrests this week, with suspected crimes ranging from robbery to extortion to drugs, Tulare police said.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: February 6, 2010

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Gang myths vs. realities (Bangor, ME): The sequence of events that led to 19-year-old John "Bobby" Surles' death last week was like a scene out of "Romeo and Juliet" or its modern equivalent, "West Side Story."
Source: Bangor Daily News    Date: February 6, 2010

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Operation targeting gangs nets numerous arrests (Phoenix, AZ): Authorities say gang investigators in the past week arrested 23 of 34 people accused of fueling a prominent street gang known as one of the more-violent groups in south Phoenix.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: February 6, 2010

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Gang signs found at alleged meth lab (La Porte, IN): There were signs of gang activity at a suspected methamphetamine lab busted last month on La Porte’s east side. Those were among the new details released after Friday’s initial court appearances of Dustin Hine, 23, and 21-year-old Briana Lucas
Source: Herald Argus    Date: February 6, 2010

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