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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Going global : When Laura Bush spoke out about gangs recently, some wondered if the demure First Lady had watched "West Side Story" once too often.
Source: The Economist    Date: February 24, 2005

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Priest helps gang members find light (Claremont, CA): His resolve remains unshakable, after the death of a child he once helped. And even after the 134th one, whom he buried on Valentine's Day, Father Gregory Boyle is as determined as ever.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: February 24, 2005

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Six arrested in area gang sweep (Humboldt County, CA): The Humboldt County Gang Task Force spent Friday searching the homes of known gang members, arresting six on a variety of probation, drug and weapons charges.
Source: Lake County Record-Bee    Date: February 23, 2005

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Gang retaliation turns deadly (Hackensack, NJ): Several gang members are under arrest in New Jersey this afternoon, accused of killing a Lodi teenager - the result of a bizarre series of events.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: February 23, 2005

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Expert: City a breeding ground for gang activity (Trenton, NJ): Five years ago Trenton was a virgin territory for high-powered gangs like the Bloods, Crips, and Latin Kings.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: February 23, 2005

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Fort Smith: Gang-feud shooting explains death of man left at hospital, police think (Fort Smith, AR): Fort Smith police believe that a long-running feud between two gangs led to violence early Tuesday when a Fort Smith man was fatally shot.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: February 23, 2005

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Police link shooting suspects to gangs (Raleigh, NC): The four people arrested in a drive-by shooting Monday afternoon that injured a 4-year-old girl all had gang connections, police said Tuesday.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: February 23, 2005

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Racial tension cited in fatal brawl (Chicago, IL): A basketball game at a city park turned tragic late Monday afternoon after verbal sparring on the court spilled onto the street, leaving a 15-year-old boy dead.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 23, 2005

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Facing similar problems, U.S., Central American officials unite in battle against gangs (California): Shirtless, handcuffed and bathed in the searchlights of a helicopter, 14 newly arrested Central American gang members were lined up along a chain-link fence Wednesday and studied by officials from the FBI, Homeland Security and California police looking for help with gang problems back home.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 23, 2005

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California loses appeal on state prison segregation (California): State prisons cannot temporarily segregate inmates by race except under the most extraordinary circumstances, the Supreme Court said Wednesday, all but ending a long-standing California policy aimed at reducing gang-related violence.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 23, 2005

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Teen charged with Jan. murder of 17-year-old (Durham, NC): Durham police on Wednesday charged a 16-year-old boy with murdering a 17-year-old last month.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: February 23, 2005

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Five weekend shootings leave 2 dead, 3 hurt (Sacramento, CA): Over Presidents Day weekend, Sacramento law enforcement officers responded to five unrelated shootings that left two men dead and three others in critical condition, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 23, 2005

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Ingleside man convicted in cocaine case (Round Lake Beach, IL): A federal jury on Tuesday convicted the reputed top leader, or Inca, of the Latin Kings street gang in the Round Lake Beach area of distributing multiple kilograms of cocaine between 1999 and 2004, prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 23, 2005

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Police Chief talks about gang (West Hartford, CT): Police Chief James Strillacci briefed members of the town council Tuesday night on an emerging youth gang implicated in a weekend brawl on Prospect Avenue.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: February 23, 2005

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Honduran gang chief seized in Texas after massacre (Falfurrias, TX): U.S. police have captured the head of a notorious Honduran youth gang who is wanted at home for the killing of 28 people in a bus attack last December that shocked Central America.
Source: Reuters    Date: February 23, 2005

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Spring Branch unites efforts to fight gangs (Spring Branch, TX): Spring Branch school officials and community leaders say gang activity in Spring Branch needs to be driven out in order to create a safer environment for students and residents in the Spring Woods area.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 23, 2005

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Roosevelt closes campus to stem violence (Portland, OR): Roosevelt High School's principal has banned hats and headphones and closed the campus in reaction to violence at the school and around North Portland.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 23, 2005

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U.S. steps up battle against Salvadoran gang MS-13 : A street gang based in El Salvador has rapidly spread in the USA and raised enough concern for the Justice Department to create a new task force to battle it.
Source: USA Today    Date: February 23, 2005

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Alief can rub out gangs, graffiti, city officials say (Alief, TX): At a recent community meeting, Alief residents got the low-down from top city, police and community authorities on gangs and graffiti "taggers" operating in the area - and what the community can do to minimize the impact of their signs and crimes.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 23, 2005

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Youth gang tied to brawl (West Hartford, CT): A budding youth gang helped incite a weekend brawl on Prospect Avenue that led police to arrest nine people and confiscate two BB guns, a steak knife, a martial arts-style knife and a large grilling fork.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: February 22, 2005

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