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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Two teens killed in gang shooting at East L.A. store (Los Angeles, CA): Two East Los Angeles teenagers were shot to death inside a market Thursday evening, the victims of an apparent gang killing authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 29, 2005

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Cops say 44 arrested in bust of drug ring (Chicago, IL): After six months of surveillance and undercover drug buys, Chicago police accused 63 members of the Gangster Disciples gang Thursday of running a large drug operation at the Ida B. Wells housing complex.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 29, 2005

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Inland man shot dead as he slept (Lake Elsinore, CA): Two men gunned down a Lake Elsinore man in his bedroom Wednesday night in what investigators suspect is a gang-related slaying.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: July 29, 2005

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Gang members arrested in drug, weapons crackdown in Union County (Scotch Plains, NJ): Authorities arrested 11 people in Union County on Friday in a crackdown on street-level cocaine peddling. Eight others remained at large. Those arrested included the alleged leader and members of a street gang.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 29, 2005

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SMASH targets Ontario gang members (Ontario, CA): The San Bernardino County gang unit continued its war on parole violators, known gang members and their associates Friday afternoon as more than 100 officers dispersed through the streets of Ontario.
Source: The Sun    Date: July 29, 2005

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Police: Anti-gang law 'needs teeth' (Athens, GA): Law enforcement officials are saying that the state's anti-gang law needs to be updated with harsher penalties as gang violence continues to be a growing problem in Georgia.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: July 29, 2005

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Two teens accused of gang activity (Richmond County, GA): Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested one teenager for gang-related shootings early Thursday and are looking for another teen.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: July 29, 2005

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Gang resistance plan for students approved (Brooksville, FL): Hernando County commissioners Tuesday approved a Sheriff's Office plan to provide gang resistance education to middle school-aged students.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: July 28, 2005

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Mayor of border town tries to work with gang members (Yuma, AZ): The leaders of the Mexican border town San Luis Rio Colorado have decided to work with a local gang linked to immigrant smuggling and at least two homicides on the U.S. side of the border.
Source: Tucson Citizen    Date: July 28, 2005

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Police make strides in combating gang violence (San Francisco, CA): Last year, an eagle-eyed probation officer stationed at South San Francisco High School noticed something odd: Seven students had started dressing the same and spending all their time together.
Source: San Mateo County Times    Date: July 28, 2005

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Victims of shootings not talking (Corpus Christi, TX): Police said they are making little progress in the investigation of a Tuesday night gang shooting because the shooting victims aren't saying much.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: July 28, 2005

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Program targets gangs (Fort Worth, TX): Youths at risk of joining street gangs don't often set foot on college campuses. But Texas Wesleyan University will soon welcome them in a program designed to turn young people away from the dangerous lifestyle.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 28, 2005

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Study: Gangs on rise in Utica (Utica, NY): The city has an emerging gang problem that will grow worse unless preventive steps are taken, according to a study released Wednesday.
Source: The Observer-Dispatch    Date: July 28, 2005

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'Anti-gang effort' cited in rink raid (Terrytown, LA): Law enforcement officials were tight-lipped Tuesday about a raid last week at a West Bank skating rink.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: July 27, 2005

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'Victory' vs. gang violence (Central Islip, NY): Two Freeport members of the MS-13 street gang were convicted of racketeering conspiracy yesterday after a one-night rampage in which three people they believed belonged to rival gangs were shot and wounded, officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 27, 2005

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Police train to spot gang symbols (Weyers Cave, VA): Images of a gritty, violent subculture with its own language of coded words, hand signals and tattoos flashed across a screen.
Source: The News Leader    Date: July 27, 2005

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Boy charged in killing was gang member, police say (Baltimore, MA): The boy charged with fatally shooting a man last month in a Northwest Baltimore housing project is accused of belonging to a violent gang known as "Cut throat," a drug-dealing ring of juveniles run by adults and linked to seven shootings since May, according to internal police reports obtained by The Sun.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: July 27, 2005

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Gang law to be used in robbery trial (Memphis, TN): An unused state law that's been on the books for eight years is finally going to be dusted off and applied here in a robbery trial of alleged gang members.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: July 27, 2005

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Specialist would help fight gang violence (Brooksville, FL): The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is looking to educate middle schoolers on the dangers of joining gangs.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: July 26, 2005

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Stepp rips Doyle's veto of anti-gang money (Madison, WI): Among the items Gov. Jim Doyle cut from the state budget on Monday was $100,000 earmarked for an anti-gang program in Racine.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: July 26, 2005

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