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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Salinas boy, 17, wounded in shooting (Salinas, CA): A 17-year-old boy was in serious condition Monday night after he was shot several times near Oldtown Salinas. The boy told police that he was walking from the Oldtown area toward the 100 block of Villa Street a little after 8 p.m. when a green compact car with tinted windows pulled up beside him.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 12, 2004

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$500,000 bail in shooting of girl, 8, through wall (Chicago, IL): An alleged gang member was held on $500,000 bail Monday, charged with firing a shot that went into a house and struck a young girl sitting in her dining room doing homework.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 12, 2004

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LA neighborhood mourns 14-year-old gunned down on bicycle ride (Los Angeles, CA): Friends and neighbors accompanied a grieving mother on a vigil walk in memory of her 14-year-old son, who was shot and wounded by suspected gang members as he rode his bicycle and then killed with many more gunshots as he apparently begged for mercy.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 12, 2004

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Trial set in bank heist (Lancaster, CA): Four reputed Los Angeles-area gang members accused of robbing a Palmdale bank at gunpoint and fleeing after a dye pack exploded were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on robbery charges.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 12, 2004

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Gangs suspected in Vegas triple slaying (Las Vegas, NV): Police believe gangs may have played a role in the shooting deaths of three people after a Sunday night Las Vegas car show. Metro police said Monday the gunfire occurred in a shopping center parking lot after a custom car show ended at nearby Cashman Field.
Source: United Press International    Date: October 11, 2004

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Triple murder in Boston amid a grim statistic: Killings on the rise (Boston, MA): It was Boston's first triple homicide in a decade - three young men shot to death as they sat in a parked van near a housing project in the city's Dorchester section.
Source: The New York Times    Date: October 11, 2004

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Source: Rikers beating gang-related (Rikers Island, NY): At least two of the inmates involved in last week's fatal beating of a Rikers Island inmate are suspected members of the Latin Kings, law-enforcement sources said.
Source: Newsday    Date: October 10, 2004

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Street-gang enhancement tossed in rooftop burglary case (Riverside County, CA): Several defendants in a case connected to a high-profile rooftop burglary ring could face less jail time if convicted because a street-gang enhancement filed by the Riverside County district attorney's office has been thrown out.
Source: The Press-Enterprise     Date: October 9, 2004

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Police deny gang reports (Dayton, OH): When Robert Sites was mugged by two people Sept. 6 while walking downtown, he said Dayton Police Lt. David Sherrer told him it was a gang initiation. "He told me that," Sites said. "He said usually that's how they get affiliated."
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: October 9, 2004

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Palmer, Santiago confront gang issue (Trenton, NJ): Mayor Doug Palmer yesterday announced that he plans to launch a new plan to curb gangs in Trenton with a combination of smart street work by police and programs to keep youngsters away from that lifestyle.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: October 9, 2004

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More students arrested as police link Hillwood fight to gangs (Nashville, TN): More than two dozen Metro school students have been arrested and charged in connection with a Wednesday brawl in the Hillwood High School courtyard that police said was sparked by minor gang activity.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: October 9, 2004

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29 arrested in drug roundup (Buffalo, NY): Some neighbors on Gittere Street call Franklin Johnson "Santa Claus." They talk about a man who gives clothing to poor families, sponsors a big block party for neighborhood kids - complete with pony rides - and pays to have the grass cut at vacant houses.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: October 8, 2004

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Teen injured in foot in Salinas shooting (Salinas, CA): Two teenagers were shot at while they were walking Thursday, according to Salinas police reports. A 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were walking near Linwood at Rainer drives in Salinas at 3:50 p.m. when a brown sedan pulled up next to them and a passenger fired shots, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 8, 2004

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South Side drug market shut down (Chicago, IL): A $1,000-a-day illegal drug market on the South Side was shut down and charges were filed against 15 people, Chicago police announced Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 8, 2004

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Manteca pulls plug on rapper over gang fears (Manteca, CA): The artist Rappin' 4 Tay's appearance at tonight's Manteca Recreation youth dance has been canceled at the request of Manteca Police.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: October 8, 2004

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Va. to receive $3 million to align anti-gang efforts (Fairfax County, VA): Virginia's top officials gathered in Fairfax County yesterday to announce that the state will receive $3 million from Congress to coordinate its many anti-gang task forces.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 7, 2004

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Committee on gangs considered (Crystal City, VA): The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is considering establishing a regional anti-gang committee and a list of recommended spending priorities for jurisdictions fighting gang violence.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 7, 2004

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FBI update: MS-13 gang is not N. Va's lone threat (Northern Virginia): MS-13 is an emerging gang problem in Northern Virginia. There are an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 MS-13 members, according to reports from local law enforcement. The FBI's Washington field office has identified approximately 22 cliques existing in Northern Virginia.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 7, 2004

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Program aims to limit influence of gangs (Mountain View, CA): Even before a junior at Los Altos High School was killed last month in a gang-related shooting, referrals to the Mountain View Police Department's gang-prevention program had skyrocketed.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 7, 2004

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Eight students arrested at Hillwood High School melee (Nashville, TN): Metro police will put more officers inside Hillwood High School today after a fight there escalated to a melee yesterday as students gathered in the courtyard to watch.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: October 7, 2004

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