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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Suspected gang member arrested in Willow Glen slaying (San Jose, CA): A 16-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Tuesday and booked into Juvenile Hall, suspected of shooting to death a Willow Glen man who police said was trying hard to leave the gang life.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 10, 2005

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Gangs, crackdown, on community's mind (Ceres, CA): Residents fearful of a gang presence in Ceres mixed with those questioning aggressive police tactics used to crack down on gang members during a town hall meeting held Wednesday evening
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: March 10, 2005

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Residents asked to help curb gangs, graffiti (Fondren, TX): A memory flashed in the police officer's mind as the car passed by, a dead-on match of a vehicle reported earlier from a gang shooting.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 10, 2005

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Police break up Lehigh Valley heroin gang (Allentown, PA): A federal grand jury indicted the leaders of a gang responsible for about 75 percent of the heroin trade in the Allentown region, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Centre Daily Times    Date: March 9, 2005

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Three teens charged in Raleigh drive-by shooting (Raleigh, NC): The Raleigh Police Department's Gang Unit charged three teens in a drive-by shooting that left a 17-year-old girl wounded Tuesday night.
Source: NBC 17 News    Date: March 9, 2005

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School rules target gangs (Wake County, NC): What Wake County students wear or what hand gestures they make could get them suspended as part of a crackdown on gangs in school.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 9, 2005

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Gang activity growing (Garland, TX): Street gangs are on the rise in Garland, their rolls climbing from 850 in 2003 to more than 1,400 today, according to police officials.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: March 9, 2005

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Vigilance hinders violent gangs (Utah): Not long ago, people in Utah referred to battling bands of youths as "rival groups." The notion of gangs in Utah was just too unthinkable.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 9, 2005

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Spate of shootings reflects new gang activity (Kansas City, MO): A resurgence of gang activity is partly to blame for an increase in violent crime this year, including nine shootings since Saturday, Kansas City police said Monday.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: March 8, 2005

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Road rage blamed in stabbing (Roseville, CA): A 12-year-old Natomas girl suffered minor stab wounds to her shoulder and hand after two teenage girls allegedly attacked her with knives in a suspected road-rage incident, police said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: March 8, 2005

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Fed: Gang going to 'big house' (New York, NY): A Brooklyn housing project served as headquarters for three brutal gangs that specialized in robbing jewelry stores on Long Island and in the metropolitan area, officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: March 8, 2005

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PAL gives teens alternative to gangs, drugs (Passaic, NJ): Although the two youngsters didn't know each other, the streets offered them the same dangerous temptations. Join a gang. Sell drugs. Make some cash.
Source: Herald News    Date: March 8, 2005

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Police to focus on city's north side (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police on Sunday announced the creation of a special operations division to target crime on the city's embattled north side, which has become a hotbed of gang violence during the past year.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: March 7, 2005

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Four shot in Richmond drive-by (Richmond, CA): Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon drive-by shooting in which four men suffered gunshot wounds.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 7, 2005

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Parents troubled by gang violence (Fair Lawn, NJ): A gang- and drug-related shooting in Lodi and a related stabbing in Paterson two weeks ago have sparked concern among some parents, because two of the young men allegedly involved have ties to the town.
Source: The Record    Date: March 7, 2005

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Six charged with murder in Newark shootings (Newark, NJ): Six suspects have been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two men, violence authorities believe was gang-related.
Source: Newsday    Date: March 7, 2005

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Community uses Hip Hop dance to fight gang violence (Bridgeton, NJ): Gang violence is a growing concern to those in Bridgeton, NJ. Chosen Dance Company, a Philadelphia-based professional Hip Hop dance group, was the latest effort by the community to reach out to their children and let them know that violence is not the best answer.
Source: eMediaWire    Date: March 7, 2005

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Showdown at border? (Tombstone, AZ): It looks like there is going to be a second "showdown at the OK Corral" in Tombstone, Ariz., April 1.
Source: World Net Daily    Date: March 7, 2005

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Blank walls offer slate for gang members (Salem, OR): A Salem apartment manager is frustrated with the graffiti problem in the city's northeast area. The complex at Fairhaven Avenue and Hadley Street NE is hit, on average, every other day, said Stacey True, who has managed the complex for five years.
Source: Statesman Journal     Date: March 7, 2005

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Gangs reach out of prison to commit crimes (Crescent City, CA): A federal judge in San Francisco is due to sentence five leaders of a California prison gang. The men have already pleaded guilty to drug dealing, extortion and murder across northern California.
Source: NPR    Date: March 7, 2005

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