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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Group to take closer look at prison gangs (New Jersey): The General Assembly created a task force Monday that will conduct a yearlong, in-depth study of gang violence in New Jersey's prisons.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: March 15, 2005

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Officials call gang members trouble source at campuses (Humble, TX): Humble High School administrators have identified at least 42 students they say exhibit enough gang-like behavior to warrant suspension or a letter of warning to parents.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 15, 2005

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Officials target gangs in schools (Camden, NJ): In the wake of rioting between Asian and Hispanic students at Woodrow Wilson High School, district leaders and officials from the city, state and federal government began Monday to map a strategy for quelling gang activity.
Source: Courier-Post    Date: March 15, 2005

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Shooting in parking lot injures two men, one woman (Chicago, IL): Two men and a woman were injured in a drive-by shooting Sunday on Chicago's West Side that police said was likely gang-related.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 14, 2005

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NJ officials battling hard against gang culture, AG says (New Jersey): Law enforcement officials are fighting a tough war against an estimated 12,000 gang members with influence in all corners of the state, New Jersey's attorney general said Monday.
Source: Newsday    Date: March 14, 2005

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Another street-gang suspect sought in drug-peddling bust (Cleveland, OH): The regional law enforcement task force on fugitives has identified another man believed to be part of a street gang that peddled cocaine through Morris Black Housing on Cleveland's East Side.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 14, 2005

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Youths join discussion on Charleston gang violence (Charleston, WV): In the recent debate over youth violence in Charleston, the Rev. Matthew Watts said one group was noticeably absent: young people.
Source: The Charleston Gazette    Date: March 14, 2005

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DA vows gang crackdown (San Bernardino County, CA): Gangs continue to flourish in San Bernardino County, sometimes bringing sorrow to people's lives, but often affecting them in simpler, more irritating ways.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: March 13, 2005

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Fights strengthen anti-violence resolve (Buffalo, NY): With the specter of a nationally organized gang like the Bloods looming over Western New York, city police and Niagara Falls High School officials have been taking steps to keep gang influence out of the city and its schools.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: March 13, 2005

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School is out for 11 Falls High students (Niagara Falls, NY): Eleven students who were involved in what were suspected to be gang-related fights Jan. 10 at Niagara Falls High School won't be returning to the school this year.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: March 13, 2005

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Bloods slashed in Bx. HS brawl (Bronx, NY): Three students were stabbed during a bloody gang fight yesterday in the hallways of one of the Bronx's toughest high schools, police said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: March 12, 2005

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Sheriff policy shrinks LB anti-gang injunction jail time (Long Beach, CA): Using a strengthened anti-gang injunction that his office sought and obtained late last year, LB City Prosecutor Tom Reeves recently won a serious jail sentence against a WLB gang member: 360 days in County jail.
Source: Long Beach Report    Date: March 12, 2005

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Gang Task Force put on hold for now (Victorville, CA): The Sheriff's High Desert Gang Task Force has been put on hold while the county determines how it can be funded permanently.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: March 12, 2005

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Prison gangs keep tight rein on members (Crescent City, CA): Supermax prisons are places of stark isolation, where some of the most dangerous convicts are housed. At Pelican Bay prison in California, the men in the Supermax are locked in windowless cells for 22 or 23 hours a day, with almost no direct contact with other inmates or staff.
Source: NPR    Date: March 12, 2005

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Gang graffiti returns to streets of Athens (Athens, GA): After a noticeable decrease in gang activity, signs have resurfaced with a vengeance, with gang-related graffiti appearing in parts of Clarke County where it had never been seen - even on the front door of a law enforcement agency in west Athens.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: March 12, 2005

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Shooting begins Woodward school day (Bond Hill, OH): With retaliation the apparent motive for Friday morning's double shooting near Woodward High School, officials issued what has become a common plea in Cincinnati - stay calm and let the police handle it.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer    Date: March 12, 2005

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Agents brief local lawmen on gang (McAllen, TX): Local and federal agents from both sides of the border met Thursday to discuss the Mara Salvatrucha, the violent street gang that made headlines last month after the arrest of one of its alleged leaders, who was on the run from a prison sentence in Honduras.
Source: The Monitor    Date: March 11, 2005

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SoCal teen sentenced to life without parole for murder of CHP officer (Pomona, CA): A 16-year-old boy who admitted shooting to death a California Highway Patrol officer outside a courthouse to impress a street gang was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 10, 2005

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Bexar breaks up gangfighters (Bexar County, TX): To administrators in the Bexar County Sheriff's Department, disbanding the gang unit and sending its eight deputies to patrol is necessary to improve response times to an increasingly heavier call load.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 10, 2005

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Police won't call it gang violence (Reidsville, NC): They're not organized street gangs, at least that's what Reidsville police say. But they walk like gangs, talk like gangs and act like gangs.
Source: News & Record    Date: March 10, 2005

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