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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Leaders hope to start club to help Smithfield youths (Smithfield, VA): More than a year ago, an 8-year-old boy died in his bed after he was struck by a stray bullet from what police suspect was a gang battle outside an apartment complex in this small town.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: April 14, 2005

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Writing's on the wall (Gwinnett County, GA): For much of Gwinnett, seeing spray-painted symbols and curvy letters pop up on a neighborhood fence would be cause for panic.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: April 13, 2005

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14 arrested in Fontana drug gang probe (Fontana, CA): More than a dozen alleged top members of a family-run Fontana drug trafficking gang have been arrested and guns, drugs, cars and cash seized after a six-month investigation, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 13, 2005

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Slayings spike gang tension: Alleged links to Crips cited (Boston, MA): Two teenagers murdered in the past month had alleged ties to the notorious Crips gang, leading community leaders to fear a bloody gang war is about to erupt, the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 13, 2005

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Two arrested after gang-related brawl (San Jose, CA): Two San Jose residents have been arrested in connection with a deadly brawl last week, which police say was gang-related.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: April 13, 2005

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Police gang unit takes over 'SHOW' investigation (Woodland, CA): Information obtained from three juveniles allegedly involved in the tagging of Maxwell Elementary School over the weekend will be forwarded to the Woodland Police Department's Gang and Violence Suppression Unit.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: April 13, 2005

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Gang, murder charges to be filed (Goshen, IN): A magistrate agreed Tuesday to hold six teens on preliminary gang charges and one of those teens on a murder charge in connection with the shooting of a Goshen teen.
Source: The Truth    Date: April 13, 2005

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Public forum addresses gang violence (Savannah, GA): Officials are exposing Savannah's growing gang problems, giving parents, teachers, police and anyone else some pretty interesting information.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: April 13, 2005

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City Council is looking for ways to help combat gang activity (Fort Worth, TX): City Council members called Tuesday for more resources to stem gang activity after weekend shootings that killed a teen-ager and severely wounded a toddler.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 13, 2005

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County gang problem spreads as members get on the move (Riverside County, CA): Gang members are more mobile than ever before, and communities must take action to stop the spread of gang-related violence throughout Riverside County, Assistant District Attorney Rod Pacheco said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise     Date: April 13, 2005

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Suburbs gang sweep nets 66 arrests (Brandon, FL): Shootouts in subdivisions, drug sales in local parks, gang members shoplifting at convenience stores. Not your idea of suburban tranquility?
Source: St. Petersburg Times     Date: April 13, 2005

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Oxnard man shot in head (Oxnard, CA): An Oxnard man was shot in the head during an apparent gang-related incident but not seriously injured, police said Tuesday. Two suspects were arrested.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: April 13, 2005

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Seven juveniles, two adults held in attack that started on Metro bus (Minneapolis, MN): Nine people have been arrested in an attack on a 15-year-old boy who was dragged from a Metro Transit bus, beaten and robbed before he was able to flee and get help.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: April 13, 2005

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ACLU calls "Gang Bill" a misguided criminal justice reform attempt (Washington, DC): As a key House panel today considered legislation dealing with gang violence, the American Civil Liberties Union renewed its opposition to the direction this measure is taking, citing concerns over the bill’s expansion of federal death penalty provisions and the detrimental impact it would have on young people.
Source: American Civil Liberties Union    Date: April 12, 2005

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Gang arrests made (Goshen, IN): Six suspected gang members have been arrested as part of the investigation into the weekend death of 16-year-old Jose Martinez, who died after he was shot near the fairgrounds.
Source: The Truth    Date: April 12, 2005

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Yolo defender challenges limits on Broderick Boys (Sacramento, CA): The effort to crack down on West Sacramento street violence by banning gang members from talking in public with each other, among other things, has sparked a court fight with the Yolo County Public Defender's Office leading the charge.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 12, 2005

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Two sought after officer wounded (Charlotte, NC): Police were searching late Monday for two men they said are members of an Asian gang in Charlotte in connection with the early morning shooting of a Mount Holly police officer.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: April 12, 2005

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One teenager dead and two others injured after apparent dispute over a girl (New York, NY): A Bronx high school student was stabbed to death and two other students were wounded after an apparent dispute over a girl broke out on a subway platform in the Bronx on Tuesday, police said.
Source: Newsday    Date: April 12, 2005

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Boise police say Sunday shooting death could be gang-related (Boise, ID): A fight and shooting that left a 26-year-old man dead in a Fairview Avenue parking lot Sunday night could be gang-related, Boise police say.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: April 12, 2005

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Gunman guilty of deputy's shooting (St. Paul, MN): A California gang member pleaded guilty Friday to shooting a Ramsey County sheriff's deputy who was searching St. Paul's East Side for another gangster who had escaped from a juvenile corrections facility.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: April 11, 2005

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