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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Nampa man killed in shooting (Nampa, ID): Police are looking for three men in connection with the killing of a 25-year-old Nampa man Sunday afternoon in a region of southwestern Idaho that's been wracked by gang violence for months.
Source: Casper Star-Tribune    Date: January 31, 2005

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16-year-old boy avoids life-threatening (Salt Lake City, UT): A 16-year-old boy was stabbed seven times in the chest Sunday morning but authorities said he didn't suffer any life-threatening injuries.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 31, 2005

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County schools tackle gangs (Shelby County, TN): In the cafeteria of Schilling Farms Middle School in Collierville, rows of fresh-faced, polite kids listen intently as Dist. Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons spells it out: If you join a gang and commit violent crime, you'll be prosecuted as an adult.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: January 31, 2005

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Gangs vs. guards: Violence is a right of passage (Cumberland County, NJ): Behind the razor wire and electric fences of Cumberland County's prisons inmates and corrections officers maintain a delicate, potentially dangerous balance.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: January 31, 2005

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Red vs. blue: Longtime battle has migrated to north state (California): Police Sgt. Eric Reichel is a leading expert on gangs and gang culture in California. The subject piqued his interest years ago when he was teaching at a local high school.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: January 30, 2005

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Residents voice fears at forum on gang growth (Loudon County, VA): Residents expressed concern at a forum Thursday night that the tide of people moving into Loudoun County was also bringing gangs and gang-related crime.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 30, 2005

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Man held in death of Maywood teen (Maywood, IL): A Bellwood man was charged Saturday in the shooting death of a Maywood teenager.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 30, 2005

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Pacific Islanders get tips on avoiding gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): Brandon Fiame is a 14-year-old from Salt Lake City. He could have gone to a basketball game Saturday, but he spent his morning and afternoon at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center learning how to avoid joining a gang.
Source: Deseret News    Date: January 30, 2005

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Gangs' deadly reach growing younger (Fairfax County, VA): Johnny and Luzmila Campos fled their Arlington apartment five years ago after their eldest son was recruited by a violent Latino gang. They had high hopes for a quiet life in Fairfax County when they moved into a tiny rambler on Sheldon Drive.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 30, 2005

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Police arrest gang member (Waterville, ME): Police say they arrested a high-ranking member of a New York City street gang who is among the most wanted in New York's Queens County.
Source: Portland Press Herald    Date: January 30, 2005

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Stamford police address potential gang threat (Stamford, CT): Gang activity in Stamford is mostly limited to small, disorganized groups of neighborhood teens who take the names of national gangs to boost their reputation, local experts and police said last week.
Source: Stamford Advocate    Date: January 30, 2005

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T.O. police suspect trio robbed boy (Thousand Oaks, CA): Three men were arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and gang-related activity Friday, according to the Thousand Oaks Police Department Gang Unit.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 30, 2005

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Graffiti busting uphill task (Santa Clarita, CA): An increase in graffiti in the last couple of months, particularly in Canyon Country and Newhall neighborhoods, is keeping volunteer removal teams busy and sheriff's gang units on alert, authorities said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 30, 2005

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Public help sought in finding fugitive (San Diego, CA): The FBI is asking the public for help in finding a fugitive wanted in connection with drug sales after he eluded a law-enforcement roundup of suspected members of the Mexican Mafia.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 29, 2005

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County to seek graffiti advice (Tampa, FL): The day after the sheriff's office announced a crackdown on youth gangs, Hillsborough County commissioners took aim at gang graffiti.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: January 29, 2005

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Prison guard among 37 arrested after 2-year probe (San Diego, CA): A prison guard was among 37 people who have been arrested after a two-year undercover investigation of the Mexican Mafia prison gang and its street-gang associates in San Diego, the FBI said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 28, 2005

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Feds charge alleged members of violent street gang (Philadelphia, PA): FBI agents fanned out across Philadelphia on Friday arresting alleged members of a street gang that prosecutors said used kidnapping and murder to expand its drug trafficking territory in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.
Source: Newsday    Date: January 28, 2005

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Teenager slain in apparent gang-related shooting (Houston, TX): A teenager was slain in an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting in southwest Houston Wednesday night, police said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 27, 2005

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Series of gang-related shootings sparks crashes, injuries (Roswell, NM): A series of gang-related shootings in Roswell Wednesday afternoon resulted in a police chase, a pair of traffic crashes and the shooting of bystander.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: January 27, 2005

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Gang graffiti on rise here (Madison, WI): A significant spike in gang graffiti on the north and east sides of Madison has caught the attention of police officials and is under investigation.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: January 27, 2005

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