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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Magallon, Berrios fight the gang, graffiti war in Lompoc (Lompoc, CA): When a Lompoc teen-ager was shot while walking along North F Street in April, police quickly labeled the incident as gang-related.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: June 16, 2005

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N.J. raid nets over a dozen suspected MS-13 members (New Jersey): More than a dozen suspected members of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, were arrested yesterday in New Jersey by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and local law-enforcement authorities in a pre-dawn raid.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: June 16, 2005

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Police to have gang squad (St. Paul, MN): Some St. Paul police officers will be reassigned by month's end to a newly created unit to combat gangs, Chief John Harrington said Wednesday.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: June 16, 2005

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A gang, or just kids being kids? (Tampa, FL): Fundador Cruz sat on the front porch of his Belmont Heights Estates home Wednesday afternoon, taming the heat with an ice-cold soda.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: June 16, 2005

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Panel reviews plan for Va. gang listing (Virginia): Prosecutors seeking to lock up street-gang members would have a new tool at their disposal under a measure being considered by the State Crime Commission.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: June 16, 2005

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Gang injunction helps curb Segundo crime (El Paso, TX): The bustling streets of the Segundo Barrio are safer since a civil court injunction began two years ago against one of El Paso's largest gangs, authorities reviewing the measure said recently.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 16, 2005

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Busts target gang activity (Santa Ana, CA): Members of the Mexican Mafia are business-savvy "shot callers" who used threats and violence to lord over Hispanic street gangs and about 3,400 Hispanic inmates in Orange County Jail, according to a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 16, 2005

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Three gang members arrested, face deportation (Lake Worth, FL): Three members of the violent Central American-based MS-13 gang were arrested Wednesday in pre-dawn raids in the Lake Worth area and are now awaiting deportation.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: June 16, 2005

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Chelsea attack raises fears of gang warfare (Chelsea, MA): In what may be an escalating North Shore gang war, two alleged gang members were stabbed, one fatally, in Chelsea yesterday in what residents said was possible retaliation for another killing.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 15, 2005

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Two dozen suspected gang members arrested in Orange County (Orange County, CA): Federal authorities arrested two dozen men Wednesday in raids targeting violent Hispanic street and prison gangs in Orange County.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 15, 2005

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Alleged gang member who crashed party pleads innocent to murder charge (San Diego, CA): A 19-year-old alleged gang member accused of fatally shooting a young man and wounding two other people at a Mira Mesa party pleaded innocent today to a murder charge.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 15, 2005

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Mexican Mafia grows in Staten Island (New York, NY): At the foot of the Bayonne Bridge, in the Staten Island neighborhood known as Little Mexico, crime is down - falling by more than 6 percent this year.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: June 15, 2005

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Gang sweep, arrests called prelude to summer (San Diego, CA): Nearly 300 gang members in San Diego were arrested during recent sweeps. "We expect to keep the pressure up," said Police Chief William Lansdowne.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 15, 2005

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Slain teenager ID'd in possible gang shooting (Palmdale, CA): A Palmdale teen shot to death as he and a friend were driving on a busy street was identified Wednesday as 18-year-old Juan Guadalupe Espino.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: June 15, 2005

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Authorities arrest alleged gang members in major sweep (Springfield, MA): Federal and state authorities indicted 32 alleged members and associates of a street gang Wednesday, arresting more than two dozen during early morning raids in the western part of the state.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: June 15, 2005

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Teens clean up their acts (Wichita, KS): He may be only 13, but he has a special signature. He uses KOD, or "Kids of Destruction," the name of a gang that started in Oakland, Calif.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: June 15, 2005

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Des Moines Police admit to gang problem (Des Moines, IA): For the first time this decade, Des Moines police admit there is a growing gang problem in the city. A number of recent gang-related incidents are sparking new concern among law enforcement.
Source: WHO-TV Channel 13 News    Date: June 14, 2005

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Fighting gangs with intelligence (Bergen County, NJ): Two law enforcement agencies are teaming up to combat gangs in Bergen County. The offices of county prosecutor and sheriff announced Monday the formation of the Bergen County Multi-Agency Gang Task Force, which will gather gang intelligence and share it through a database with local police departments.
Source: The Record    Date: June 14, 2005

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Four theft suspects arrested (Banning, CA): Four men involved in a gang-related burglary ring were arrested Saturday in Banning, authorities said.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: June 14, 2005

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DVD gang footage leads to nine arrests (Fresno, CA): Nine people have been arrested after a DVD depicting gangs and crime in the city's southwest and southeast neighborhoods showed up for sale at local stores, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 13, 2005

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