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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Latino groups work to fight gang activity (Raleigh, NC): Two months after Wake County leaders unveiled a plan to prevent the growth of local gangs, the plan was launched a second time Wednesday - in Spanish.
Source: NBC 17 News    Date: April 26, 2006

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Gang symbol appears to be vandalism (Clarke County, VA): The symbol "MS-13," spray painted sometime just before Easter on the railroad bridge on Route 255 at Old Chapel, appears to be an "isolated incident" of vandalism, according to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: Clark Times-Courier    Date: April 26, 2006

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Police tie two killings to gang's retaliation (Buffalo, NY): A 17-year-old Bush Street resident charged in last week's shooting deaths of two people on Pennsylvania Street belonged to a gang that opened fire in retaliation for another gang shooting hours earlier, police said.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: April 26, 2006

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57 held as Pomona gang is targeted (Pomona, CA): Two years after a CHP officer was gunned down by a teenager trying to impress a notorious Pomona gang, state and local authorities arrested 57 people linked to the gang's alleged drug trafficking, gun buys and street violence, officials said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 25, 2006

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Police target youth gang violence (Charlestown, MA): Two people were randomly attacked and stabbed by gang-affiliated youths in Charlestown last week, prompting police to flood the neighborhood near the Bunker Hill housing development with extra officers on bicycles and motorcycles over the weekend, police officials said yesterday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 25, 2006

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Shooting over weekend leads to fears of more gang activity (Barstow, CA): Barstow Police arrested two alleged gang members who engaged in a gun fight over the weekend, one when he attempted to pose as a bystander at the investigation, while the other was found hiding out in a fast food restaurant freezer.
Source: Desert Dispatch    Date: April 25, 2006

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Orland teen arrested in Corning graffiti case (Corning, CA): An Orland teen suspected of spray painting gang-style graffiti in several locations around Corning was arrested at his Orland residence on Second Street Friday.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: April 25, 2006

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Students stay home out of fear of gang activity (Longmont, CO): Rumors of possible gang violence at schools north of Denver kept many students at home on Friday. The fear set in after an attack last week that killed a teenaged boy.
Source: CBS 4 Denver    Date: April 24, 2006

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Sparks police investigate three Saturday gang fights (Sparks, NV): Sparks police are investigating three gang fights that occurred Saturday night. The largest was about 15 minutes before midnight in the 2100 block of Victorian Avenue, where two groups met to have a fight, police said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: April 24, 2006

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Youth violence increasing in Lorain (Lorain, OH): Wild bands of youngsters, emboldened by bad attitudes and abundant guns, are terrifying residents and frustrating police.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: April 23, 2006

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One man critical after gang-related stabbing (Salt Lake City, UT): One man is in critical condition after a gang-related stabbing that happened during a party in Salt Lake City.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: April 23, 2006

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Vandals paint gang sign (Eden, NC): Vandals spray-painted vulgar messages and a gang symbol on a Leaksville building this week.
Source: Eden Daily News    Date: April 23, 2006

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11 arrested in Manatee gang sweep (Manatee County, FL): Law officers have nabbed 11 suspects on charges of gang-related crime inside Manatee's newly-defined crime box, and the sheriff says more arrests are to come.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: April 22, 2006

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Thug life (Tracy, CA): It should have been a quick walk to the store, where Victor Ramos planned to buy Pokémon cards for his kids. But a flash from the muzzle of a gun cut that walk short and nearly kept the father of five from ever walking again.
Source: The Record    Date: April 22, 2006

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DeKalb officers detail signs of gang activity (DeKalb County, GA): Pay closer attention to the wardrobes and tattoos to identify gang members, warned DeKalb County detectives who were invited to speak at a community forum on youth violence Thursday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: April 21, 2006

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Gonzales gives out anti-gang grant (Milwaukee, WI): U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales was in Milwaukee on Friday to announce a $2.5 million grant to fight gangs, and was also briefed about the Frank Jude Jr. beating case and a jury's acquittal of three former Milwaukee police officers tried in the crime.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: April 21, 2006

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90-plus gangs in Cleveland, task force says (Cleveland, OH): More than 90 gangs are contributing to the rising street violence in Cleveland, authorities said.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: April 21, 2006

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Latest Pico murder likely gang-related (Pico Rivera, CA): A second gang-related slaying in a week here was a senseless tragedy, sheriff's deputies said, and prompted the mayor to call Friday for more patrols.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: April 21, 2006

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Longmont turning up pressure on gangs (Longmont, CO): The Longmont police chief told residents Thursday that he will increase the number of police officers who patrol the streets looking for gang activity.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: April 21, 2006

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Two stabbed in Charlestown within hours (Charlestown, MA): Packs of knife-wielding teenagers attacked two men in separate incidents only hours and blocks apart at the notorious Charlestown Apartments projects early yesterday and late Wednesday night, police said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 21, 2006

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