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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Gang activity sparks prevention program (Tulsa, OK): As authorities continued to investigate two fatal weekend shootings of teenagers, Tulsa officials said Monday they plan a massive gang intervention program aimed at children as young as 4 years old.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman    Date: February 15, 2005

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Death penalty for gang shootings bill likely dormant for year (Virginia): Legislation that would subject street gang members to the death penalty for carrying out gang-ordered shootings will likely await next year's session after a Senate panel deferred action Monday.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: February 14, 2005

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Rockwood survey puts gangs at top of crime problems (Gresham, OR): Gresham police set up a task force after seeing the results of a federally funded local agency working on renewal
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 14, 2005

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A chance for a clean start (Yorktown, VA): Dr. Colin Berry's office in Yorktown, Va., offers more than a tattoo removal service. It is where former gang members who are willing to endure a little pain can find redemption.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 13, 2005

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Teen who shunned (Bronx, NY): A star athlete at a Bronx high school was lured out of his house and gunned down Friday night after years of refusing to join a gang of local thugs, his heartbroken friends and cops said yesterday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: February 13, 2005

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Car fire may be gang-related (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating an overnight fire they say may be gang related.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: February 13, 2005

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Gang presence felt at Delta Correctional Center (Delta, CO): Gang presence may be in decline on the streets of Delta, Olathe and Montrose, but not at the Delta Correctional Center, where an estimated 120 gang members are currently housed in a minimum-security setting without fences.
Source: Grand Junction Sentinel    Date: February 13, 2005

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Man shot in back on his way into Denny's (Chico, CA): A 26-year-old man is in critical condition at Enloe Medical Center after he was shot outside a local restaurant early Saturday in what appears to be a gang-related shooting.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 13, 2005

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Probe links gang to slayings (Raleigh, NC): At least two suspects in a drug-related double homicide last month have ties to Mara Salvatrucha, a street gang with roots in El Salvador that is increasingly regarded as a violent presence in many U.S. cities, police said.
Source: The News & Observer     Date: February 13, 2005

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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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