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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Boy, 16, is charged in slaying of high school football player (Bronx, NY): A long-running feud between two 16-year-old Bronx boys - one a high school football star and the other a loner who lived in a troubled housing project - ended late Friday with the shooting death of the football player, the police said.
Source: The New York Times    Date: February 13, 2005

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Ex-gangsters get rid of tattoos (Valencia, CA): A laser beam crackles over an ink mark at Dr. Bernard Raskin's cosmetic-surgery office, and another piece of his young patient's gang-afflicted past fades.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: February 13, 2005

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Murder trial offers rare look at MS-13 (Prince George's County, MD): A murder trial in Prince George's Circuit Court two weeks ago, in which a young Suitland man was convicted of first-degree murder, offered an unusual glimpse into a Latino gang that officials say is responsible for an increasing amount of violence in the Washington area
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 13, 2005

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Teen violence prompts community response (Norwalk, CT): Last month's killing of a city teenager - who was shot three weeks after gunfire injured another high school student - has spurred community and school leaders to speak out about teen violence.
Source: Stamford Advocate    Date: February 13, 2005

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Two suspected gang combatants arrested on unrelated charges (Orland, CA): Police said two people who may have participated in a gang fight have been arrested on unrelated charges. One is a 16-year-old male arrested Thursday morning at Orland High School for possession of a knife.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 12, 2005

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County prosecutor creates gang unit (Mercer County, NJ): As shocking incidents of gang-related violence rattle the region, the Mercer County prosecutor has created a special unit to focus on ferreting out and prosecuting suspects implicated in the growing list of crimes.
Source: The Times    Date: February 12, 2005

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Pomona to review gang plan (Pomona, CA): Nearly a year after a 16-year-old boy shot and killed a law enforcement officer to impress a street gang, the city will review a plan for solving the problem of youth violence.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: February 12, 2005

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Drug bust breaks up 'Gambinos' street gang (Cleveland, OH): They called themselves the Gambinos, a street gang that authorities say peddled cocaine and terror through the Morris Black Housing Project on the East Side.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: February 12, 2005

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Schools see drug link in expulsions (Appleton, WI): A four-year look at Appleton Area School District expulsions and voluntary withdrawals, shows 71 percent of these students leave school for drug-related offenses.
Source: The Post-Crescent    Date: February 12, 2005

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Judge gives unrepentant gang boss 40 years in prison (Syracuse, NY): A man accused of running one of the city's most notorious street gangs will spend 40 years in prison. Sentencing guidelines called for U.S. District Judge Norman Mordue to sentence Karo Brown to 30 years in federal prison.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 11, 2005

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Graffiti war erupts into gang violence (Orland, CA): Police here did what they could to keep a graffiti war between rival gangs from escalating to violence, but on Wednesday it did.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 11, 2005

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Joint investigation exposing Winnemucca gang activity (Winnemucca, NV): A taste of big city crime has come to sleepy Winnemucca, where a joint effort by law enforcement officials has turned up evidence of drug-fueled gang activity.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: February 11, 2005

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Officials think gang recruitment was isolated case (Brooksville, FL): The recent arrest of a 21-year-old Spring Hill man on charges he branded crosses onto school-aged children in an effort to recruit them into a gang might have parents wondering if there is a gang problem in Hernando County.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: February 11, 2005

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Cops: Salem teen fatally shot in Lynn `ran' with gangs (Lynn, MA): A Salem teenager who was shot to death in Lynn Wednesday was well known to North Shore police and associated with Lynn gangbangers who are being eyed in connection with his murder, sources said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 11, 2005

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24 illegal immigrants nabbed in federal operation (Chicago, IL): Two dozen illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds could be deported or prosecuted after their arrests this week by federal authorities and suburban police, officials said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 11, 2005

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House approves measure against gang recruitment (Santa Fe, NM): A proposal to crack down on criminal street gangs was approved Wednesday by the House. The measure would make it a crime to recruit someone to join a gang.
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican    Date: February 10, 2005

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Some in Seaside worried about gang graffiti (Seaside, CA): The red scrawls on the sides of several buildings on Broadway Avenue one recent morning were unmistakable: Gang tags. In recent weeks there has been an upsurge in gang-laced graffiti on Seaside streets.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 10, 2005

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Injunction targets West Sac street gang (Sacramento, CA): Fed up with three generations of crime by the Broderick Boys in West Sacramento, authorities in Yolo County went to court to launch a rigorous crackdown on the 350-member gang.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 10, 2005

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Three men accused of shooting at councilman's home (Fort Worth, TX): Three suspected gang members have been charged in a drive-by shooting at a city councilman's house last summer.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 10, 2005

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Signs of trouble (Lynn, MA): With 20 major gangs operating within its borders, Lynn is emerging as the gang capital of the northern suburbs, according to local law enforcement, with police identifying at least 1,600 gang members in the city - up from 1,300 four years ago.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 10, 2005

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