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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Chief: No gang presence in villages (Adrian, MI): No gang-related activity has been detected in Clinton or Addison, said Adrian Police Chief Terry Collins, who mentioned the two villages in a warning to law enforcement and court officials that gang organizations are expanding their presence here.
Source: The Daily Telegram    Date: November 11, 2006

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Police conduct massive gang sweep in Fillmore (Fillmore, CA): Police say gangs in Fillmore are becoming more violent and less fearful of authorities. Because of a recent spike in gang crime, more than one hundred law enforcement officials conducted a gang sweep to get criminals off the streets.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: November 10, 2006

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Police looking to set up anti-gang unit (Monticello, NY): Just as in other parts of the region, gangs are infiltrating communities in Sullivan County and Sheriff Michael Schiff Thursday told county lawmakers that he wants to establish a counter-gang unit.
Source: Mid-Hudson News    Date: November 10, 2006

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Police launch drug sweep, nab gang members (Memphis, TN): Police have arrested 37 more people on criminal warrants, including several gang members, during an ongoing program called Operation Blue Crush.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: November 10, 2006

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Assailants slice gang member's face (Bethlehem, PA): A group reportedly sliced a 16-year-old gang member in the face with a razorblade and threatened him with a knife Sunday night at a gas station, police said.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: November 10, 2006

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17 charged in crackdown on gang (Chicago, IL): In what the FBI and Chicago police call a focused strike against the Satan Disciples street gang, authorities have filed drug and conspiracy charges against 17 members and associates of the gang.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 9, 2006

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Anti-gang sweep snares 19 on drug, weapons charges (Columbus, OH): Nineteen suspected gang members from across Columbus were arrested yesterday, as police conducted a methodical sweep as part of the mayor's anti-gang initiative, officials announced.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: November 9, 2006

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Chief: Gang, drug activity on the rise (Adrian, MI): Organized gang activity involving drug trafficking is emerging as a serious problem across Lenawee County, Adrian Police Chief Terry Collins warned Wednesday at a meeting of the Lenawee County Community Corrections Advisory Committee.
Source: The Daily Telegram    Date: November 9, 2006

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Boys, 14 and 15, held in drive-by (North Hills, CA): In a sign that the San Fernando Valley's surge in gang violence could be drawing in younger members, police said they arrested a 15-year-old triggerman and his 14-year-old accomplice Wednesday after a drive-by shooting that seriously injured a 12-year-old and two of his teenage friends.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: November 8, 2006

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Student accused of fighting in gang brawl tells story (Memphis, TN): Byron Wheeler hasn't even graduated high school and already he's in trouble with the law. "I'm not affiliated with a gang. Not a Vice Lord, not a Gangster Disciple. Nothing," clarifies Byron Wheeler.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: November 8, 2006

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Gang unit arrests tied to robberies (Merced, CA): Fourteen people were arrested over the weekend by Merced Police Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit officers while eight search warrants were served locally.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: November 7, 2006

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Fort Smith: Shooting of 19-year-old likely gang-related , police say (Fort Smith, AR): A weekend drive-by shooting that left one man in critical condition was gang-related, Fort Smith police suspect.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 7, 2006

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First graffiti, then gangs? (Norco, CA): The name - which is used by a notorious Los Angeles-based gang - has been spray-painted onto public and private property in Norco, creating concern among some citizens and attracting the attention of law enforcement officials.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: November 7, 2006

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Youth hurt in gang-related shooting in Elkhart County (Elkhart County, IN): Sixteen-year-old Paul Garcia had only been in Goshen about two weeks before being shot in the back during an apparent gang shooting early Sunday morning.
Source: South Bend Tribune    Date: November 7, 2006

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Gang link in slaying at party (Raleigh, NC): Before Jamieson Jamal Tuck left his aunt's house Oct. 29, he expressed reservations about being a member of the Bloods street gang.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: November 6, 2006

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Rise in juvenile felony robberies could presage increase in other crime (New York, NY): Juveniles are getting arrested for felony robberies at a rapidly rising rate, the latest police statistics show. Some experts believe the data shows a need for the city to focus more resources on after-school and work placement programs for residents under the age of 16.
Source: The New York Sun    Date: November 6, 2006

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Council to weigh anti-gang funding (Albany, NY): The school district will soon introduce gang prevention at the high school and could expand it to the middle schools, according to Superintendent Eva Joseph.
Source: Times Union    Date: November 6, 2006

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Gang suspects arrested (Visalia, CA): Members of the Joint Agencies Task Force made three arrests of organized gang suspects, law enforcement agencies reported Saturday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: November 6, 2006

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MySpace: A place for gangs (Victorville, CA): Myspace. com calls itself "a place for friends." But it’s also a place for gangs, and now, a place for detectives trying to tackle those gangs.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: November 5, 2006

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Keep it real: Just say no to gangs (Hallandale Beach, FL): Students at Hallandale High School said that on any given day, members of the "80 Babies" gang stand near the hallways and cafeteria of the school, dressed in black, ready to bully, intimidate and pick fights with others.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: November 5, 2006

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