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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Gang youth needed on violence task force (Long Beach, CA): A citywide effort to neutralize gangs and youth violence must include young gang members and their parents if it is to succeed.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: December 13, 2004

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Police try to combat gang activity (Niagara Falls, NY): The Bloods, a street gang in some of America's largest cities, have moved into Niagara Falls. "We believe this group has been responsible for at least three (recent) home invasions," said Detective Capt. Ernest Palmer.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: December 13, 2004

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Summit emphasizes unity against youth violence (Philadelphia, PA): During a workshop at Grover Washington Jr. Middle School in Olney on preventing gang violence yesterday, Umar Salahuddin asked participants, "Why do gangs exist?" The audience of about 50 people responded with a variety of answers.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: December 12, 2004

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Party fights in city send six to hospitals (Chicago, IL): Six people were injured early Saturday morning when fights broke out at two unrelated parties in Chicago, police said. A fight that broke out about 2:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Artesian Avenue led to three injuries, police spokeswoman Josephine Del Rio said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 12, 2004

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Drive-by shooting barely misses gang member (San Diego, CA): San Diego police reported that a gang member narrowly missed being struck by bullets fired from a truck in Stockton.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: December 12, 2004

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Local cops grab another alleged 'Latin King' (Bergen, NY): North Bergen and Guttenberg police arrested 24-year-old Ismael Melendez on Nov. 26 after police surveillance captured Melendez and an accomplice, identified as Francisco Rosario, 25, of Union City, allegedly carrying a black duffle bag that was filled with assault weapons and ammunition.
Source: West New York Reporter    Date: December 12, 2004

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Local cops grab another alleged 'Latin King' (Guttenberg, NJ): North Bergen and Guttenberg police arrested 24-year-old Ismael Melendez on Nov. 26 after police surveillance captured Melendez and an accomplice, identified as Francisco Rosario, 25, of Union City, allegedly carrying a black duffle bag that was filled with assault weapons and ammunition.
Source: West New York Reporter    Date: December 12, 2004

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Injunction will target W. L.B. gang (Long Beach, CA): The city will soon serve court-ordered injunctions that limit the activities of members of a West Long Beach gang, attorneys in the city prosecutor's office said. The injunctions should be served by year's end.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: December 11, 2004

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Kids lend a hand to wipe out graffiti (Chula Vista, CA): The three concrete walls that face Fifth Avenue near G Street have been a taggers' canvas for at least a generation. A new generation, just 5 years old, is trying to do something about it.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 11, 2004

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Effort to disarm gang members expanded (Los Angeles County, CA): Holding a TEC-9 handgun, county Supervisor Mike Antonovich announced Friday an expansion of a Probation Department program to disarm gang members.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 11, 2004

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Portland gang leader guilty of murder (Portland, OR): Multnomah County jurors convicted Dean Roland White Jr. of first-degree murder Friday, bringing down a top leader of Portland's 18th Street gang. Authorities say it was the first time a local Latino gang leader has been found guilty of such a crime.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: December 11, 2004

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Two teens arrested in graffiti case (Cape Coral, FL): Police arrested two teenagers Friday on charges they spray painted possible gang-related graffiti at Cape Coral's Mariner High School last week. The graffiti led to the abrupt cancellation of a step-dance competition at the school.
Source: The News-Press    Date: December 11, 2004

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Deputies hunt for gangster (Palmdale, CA): Sheriff's deputies Saturday hunted a street-gang member suspected of an assault at a mobile home park, then of trying to carjack motorists after crashing his stolen getaway car.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: December 11, 2004

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Haiti street gang leader arrested in Miami (Miami, FL): A street gang leader who led the rebellion that forced Haiti's President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to flee has been arrested in Miami, officials said Friday. Butteur Metayer was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, spokeswoman Nina Pruneda said.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 10, 2004

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Bronx students targeted by gang (Bronx, NY): Up to 20 hardworking Bronx students have been targeted in recent weeks by a gang of young street toughs who see them as easy marks, sources said Friday.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 10, 2004

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Gang reviving despite arrests, police say (West Palm Beach, FL): A gang of dreadlocked thugs from the city's north side responsible for about 25 bank robberies and numerous violent crimes is starting to rearm despite recent arrests, officials said Thursday.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: December 10, 2004

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35 arrests by anti-street gang unit (Jersey City, NJ): A new Jersey City police anti-street gang task force has made 35 arrests and recovered seven guns and a bundle of cocaine and heroin during a 10-day crackdown, city officials said.
Source: New Jersey Journal    Date: December 10, 2004

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Cape police searching for vandals (Cape Coral, FL): Cape Coral police are searching for the vandals who spray-painted gang symbols on four buildings this week. The symbols were discovered Tuesday morning at three addresses near the 3000 block of Del Prado Boulevard, according to police reports.
Source: The News-Press    Date: December 9, 2004

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Officer mistakenly hands out gang info to 7th-graders (Pearland, TX: A campus officer at Pearland Junior High West is under investigation for handing out a controversial pamphlet containing explicit material to students during an anti-gang program, Local 2 reported Wednesday.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: December 9, 2004

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Gang members' friend threatens lawyer (Salt Lake City, UT) : A woman was arrested and jailed yesterday on charges of threatening a federal prosecutor handling the racketeering case against a violent gang. April Dowding was indicted yesterday for threatening an attorney.
Source: KSL News    Date: December 9, 2004

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