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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Newark police believe four shootings may be gang-related (Newark, NJ): Three suspects were in custody Wednesday after a police officer was fired on, and authorities say they may have been involved in at least one of four shootings over the course of eight hours on Tuesday that left four people dead.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 15, 2004

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Alleged gang chiefs seized (Chicago, IL): Four alleged leaders of a faction of the Latin Kings street gang and nine others have been charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine and marijuana on Chicago's Far South Side and in northwest Indiana, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 15, 2004

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CAPS chief quizzed on ties to gang boss (Chicago, IL): Questions from federal drug investigators about a relationship between an indicted gang kingpin and the head of Chicago's community policing program have prompted a months-long internal-affairs investigation, police officials acknowledged Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 15, 2004

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BBK gang leader pleads guilty (Goshen, NY): The reputed leader of the most feared gang in the mid-Hudson pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute cocaine. "I'm pleading guilty, your honor," Raul Garza of Newburgh told Orange County Court Judge Stewart Rosenwasser shortly after noon today.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: December 15, 2004

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Police arrest juveniles after gang violence (Vacaville, CA): A longstanding feud between two gangs that erupted in violence over the weekend in Vacaville resulted in the arrest Monday of 11 Solano youth. Fifteen more juvenile arrests are expected by week's end.
Source: The Reporter    Date: December 15, 2004

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Brothers nabbed on drug, gun charges (Long Island, NY): Two Wyandanch brothers who allegedly operate one of the largest crack distribution rings in Suffolk County were charged yesterday with drug dealing as an outgrowth of a continuing federal investigation into gang violence on Long Island, officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 14, 2004

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Police probing gang tie to cabdriver's death (Harford County, MD): Police investigators are trying to determine whether a taxi driver shot to death in a suburban cul-de-sac last week was the target of a gang rite that involves random killing, police said yesterday.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: December 14, 2004

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S. L. City shooting victim had a criminal record (Salt Lake City, UT): A man shot through the head in the parking lot of a Salt Lake City apartment complex was a suspected gang member who had sporadic troubles with the law.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 14, 2004

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Gang member sentenced to 22 years in prison (Syracuse, NY): An admitted gang member was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison and four years of supervised release on federal racketeering charges, prosecutors said.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 14, 2004

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Terror on the streets (Los Angeles, CA): The thunderous show of force shattered the quiet dawn: Flash-bang grenades exploded, doors were battered down, and dozens of men were taken into custody.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: December 13, 2004

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Gang member sentenced to 14 years in prison (Syracuse, NY): An admitted gang member was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison and four years of supervised release on federal racketeering charges, prosecutors said.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 13, 2004

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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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