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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Man is shot to death in SUV (Los Angeles, CA): A 30-year-old man who lived across the street from Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla was shot and killed two blocks from his home in Pacoima early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 11, 2005

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Local gangs trade away future to defend home turf (Cleveland, OH): Feverish efforts to build a truce came in the days after the January murder of a teenager from the Garden Valley housing project, but it was a matter of weeks before a new rap CD drowned out all talk of peace.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: April 11, 2005

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Two charged with murder in Joliet firebombing (Joliet, IL): Two Joliet men were charged today with first-degree murder following the firebombing deaths over the weekend of a mother and her 4-year-old daughter in what police in the Joliet called a gang-related attack.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 11, 2005

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Teen fatally shot at party in Aurora (Aurora,IL): A 17-year-old Earlville, Ill., man was killed early Sunday in an apparent gang-related shooting at a party, Aurora police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 11, 2005

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Groups pledge to take action to curb gang violence (Santa Monica, CA): Nearly a dozen State, County and local agencies and groups pledged Saturday to take concrete steps over the next two years to curb the gang violence that has simmered in Santa Monica for nearly two decades.
Source: The Lookout News    Date: April 11, 2005

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Suspect arrested in one of two shootings (Fort Worth, TX): One man is in custody in the killing of a teen who died of a gunshot wound Saturday afternoon, and police are looking for suspects in a case in which a toddler was struck by a stray bullet Saturday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 11, 2005

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Valley violent crime down 35 percent (Los Angeles, CA): Despite a significant drop in violent crime this year, LAPD Chief William Bratton said Monday the eight homicides over the weekend show that the city is far from safe.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: April 11, 2005

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Police ward off groups, gangs or not (Roanoke, VA): When Roanoke Police Chief Joe Gaskins told the city council last week about the ganglike activity of a Roanoke group, it was the first time in his seven years as chief that he has made such a comparison.
Source: Roanoke Times & World News     Date: April 10, 2005

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Feds seek four death sentences in gang murder trial (Alexandria, VA) : In a federal courtroom this week, prosecutors will ask a single jury to extinguish the lives of four alleged members of one of Virginia's most vicious gangs.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: April 10, 2005

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Salinas bingo parlor robbed at gunpoint (Salinas, CA): A Salinas bingo parlor was robbed at gunpoint Friday after the holdup man put an assault weapon to a security guard's head, handed him a bag and ordered him to tell the cashier to fill it with money.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: April 10, 2005

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Authorities launch anti-gang efforts (Alexandria, VA): It took a violent machete attack and a brazen daylight shooting for the Mara Salvatrucha street gang to command the kind of attention police believe it deserved as it grew in Northern Virginia for more than a decade.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: April 10, 2005

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Valley's gang task force funding cut (Palm Springs, CA): The Coachella Valley Violent Crime and Gang Task Force has lost federal funding due to cutbacks in the upcoming fiscal year, which could mean one less body on the team.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: April 10, 2005

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Baby critically hurt in FW gunfire (Fort Worth, TX): A baby boy was shot and critically injured Saturday evening—an apparent unintended victim in what police say was a rolling, gang-related shootout in Fort Worth.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: April 10, 2005

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Seven-year-old is shot in head (Detroit, MI): Bullets pierced a front window and struck 7-year-old Marguerita Gallardo in the head as she sat at a kitchenette table eating dinner late Friday afternoon in her southwest Detroit home.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: April 9, 2005

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Police arrest 11 in Austin drug bust (Chicago, IL): Police arrested 11 members of the Cicero Insane Vice Lords street gang in a drug bust that shut down a West Side spot where dealers made up to $8,000 a day, police said Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 9, 2005

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Deported gang members often return (North County, CA): Few people arrested during immigration-related sweeps targeting North County gangs are prosecuted, and many who are deported will probably return, local and federal authorities said last week.
Source: North County Times    Date: April 9, 2005

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Two mayoral camps focus on L.A. crime (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn picked up the endorsement Thursday of former Assemblywoman Paula Boland, who accused challenger Antonio Villaraigosa of being soft on gang criminals and child abusers.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 8, 2005

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Gang pair, including dangerous deportee, arrested (Boston, MA): Two members of the brutal East Boston-based street gang, MS-13, were busted, including a woman who had been deported for violent crimes, but managed to sneak back into the country.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 8, 2005

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Safest big city ready to step up the battle (San Jose, CA): There was a time when Wednesday night's deadly melee in an East Side neighborhood would have been an anomaly for San Jose.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 8, 2005

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Residents, authorities gather to discuss budding youth gang (West Hartford, CT): Charter Oak neighborhood residents and town authorities concerned about a budding youth gang can agree on at least one thing: The group of mostly teens called "223" is certainly no gun-toting, drug-dealing gang such as the ones that operated out of Hartford in the 1990s.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: April 8, 2005

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