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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Reason for mall shooting unclear as victim's boyfriend clings to life (Aurora, CO): Authorities say they may never know exactly what started the argument at Aurora Mall that escalated to gunfire and left a woman dead and her boyfriend clinging to life.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: June 23, 2005

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Reputed gang member held in machete attack (Boston, MA): A reputed member of the MS-13 street gang was busted yesterday for attacking an East Boston motorist with a machete, police sources said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 23, 2005

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Four teens arrested in graffiti spree (Lancaster, CA): Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a string of graffiti "taggings" over the past two months that did $19,000 damage at Palmdale, Quartz Hill and Lancaster high schools.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: June 23, 2005

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Alleged gang members indicted (Tulsa, OK): A federal grand jury has indicted 13 members of the street gang Hoover Crips on racketeering charges. While making the announcement Wednesday, federal officials said it was the first such use of the 1970 federal racketeering act in Oklahoma's 11-county northern federal judicial district.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman    Date: June 23, 2005

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Man's killing leaves family, friends baffled (San Diego, CA): Gregory Albert sat alone on a green electrical transformer box in Chollas View late Saturday, waiting for a ride that came too late.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 23, 2005

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Sweep targets Vineland Boyz (San Fernando Valley, CA): More than 1,300 federal and local police officers descended on the east San Fernando Valley before sunrise Tuesday, arresting nearly two dozen suspected gang members for allegedly operating a criminal enterprise that authorities blame for the murders of two police officers and a 16-year-old girl.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 22, 2005

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Gang sweep nets Palmdale arrests (Palmdale, CA): Two men were arrested at Palmdale homes before dawn Tuesday as federal and Southern California law enforcement officers targeted a San Fernando Valley street gang.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: June 22, 2005

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Anti-gang strategy: Go where the kids are (Omaha, NE): After attending a national gang conference, Omaha police and youth groups say they need to borrow a page from the gangsters they're working to change.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: June 22, 2005

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Police examine tagging in Redlands (Redlands, CA): At least three homes have been vandalized with graffiti promoting a San Bernardino street gang, leaving police to wonder if the gang is initiating members by having them tag in rival gang territory.
Source: The Sun    Date: June 22, 2005

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Man shot in street: Gang ties suspected (Portland, OR): Police suspect possible gang ties in Tuesday's shooting on a northeast Portland street.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: June 22, 2005

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Officials bone up on Hispanic gangs (Nevada): Hispanics are a rising force in the landscape of criminal gang activity in Southern Nevada. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, their numbers exceed those of black, white and Asian members operating in the valley.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal    Date: June 22, 2005

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Third person jailed in May 15 slaying (Arlington, TX): Police arrested a third person in connection with the May 15 shooting death of an Arlington teen-ager that police say is gang related.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: June 22, 2005

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JPD: Shootings are gang-related (Jackson, TN): From the city's east to its west side and in a two-day period, Jackson Police have confiscated 21 weapons, made one arrest and are questioning five men for what they believe are connected, gang-related shootings - one that left a man injured.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: June 22, 2005

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Police arrest suspect in gang-related brawl (Soledad, CA): Police arrested a second Soledad man Monday in connection with a gang-related brawl that left one man dead and another wounded.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 22, 2005

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Hispanic gangs are on the rise here (Dane County, WI): He's swept up in what local officials say is a rise in Hispanic gang activity in Dane County. And he's too scared to quit. "My cousin, he was involved in a gang, and I was with him all of the time, and he involved me in gangs," the teenager said in a recent interview.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: June 21, 2005

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Victim in shooting outside bar called 'the sweetest kid' (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police said a 20-year-old South San Francisco man who was fatally shot over the weekend outside a Mission District bar was an innocent victim of apparent gang-motivated violence.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 21, 2005

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Auto sting snares 22 suspects (Santa Cruz County, CA): Fifty stolen cars with a cumulative value of more than $400,000 were returned to their rightful owners Monday after the California Highway Patrol, along with other police agencies, detailed a five-month auto theft sting in four counties.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: June 21, 2005

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Man held in Soledad slaying (Soledad, CA): Police arrested a Soledad man Sunday, saying he fatally stabbed a 20-year-old man during a gang-related brawl at a party.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 21, 2005

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Local leaders gather to tackle threat of gangs (Lake County, IL): Combating the changing nature of gang activity in the suburbs will require new strategies, a summit of law enforcement and government officials was told Monday.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: June 21, 2005

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O.C. mob suspect seen as a pioneer (Orange County, CA): Peter "Sana" Ojeda, the reputed Mexican Mafia godfather of Orange County, who was arrested last week, helped pioneer the gang's transformation over a generation by showing it the way out of the prisons and onto the streets, authorities say.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 20, 2005

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