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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NN schools called blind to gang threat (Newport News, VA): As residents in Newport News learn more about who joins gangs and how they operate, some think an important piece is missing from the community's response to the problem - the schools.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 16, 2006

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Gang violence in city turns deadly (Longmont, CO): A Longmont man was beaten and stabbed to death by a group of 10 men in a gang-related attack near the corner of 21st Avenue and Collyer Street on Saturday evening, police say.
Source: Daily Times-Call    Date: April 16, 2006

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One man injured in Gilroy shooting (Gilroy, CA): Gilroy Police investigators are looking for two suspects who shot into an occupied car in the early morning hours of Sunday, leaving the driver with major injuries to his leg.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 16, 2006

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Two men are shot in La Mesa melee (La Mesa, CA): Police arrested one man yesterday after an apparent gang-related melee and shooting that left two men wounded outside a Spring Street restaurant.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 16, 2006

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Police blame gang feud in shooting (Hartford, CT): An ongoing feud between rival youth gangs in Hartford's North End is being blamed for a drive-by shooting that critically wounded a 14-year-old boy and a woman who rushed to his aid Thursday night.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: April 15, 2006

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Five anti-gang groups to share city grant (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a $1.1-million city grant Friday for five anti-gang groups that identify high-risk youths and offer them counseling and other activities.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 15, 2006

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Gangs in Md. throw rivals a cyberpunch (Washington, DC): The threat from the Washington area gang Street Thug Criminals was very clear: "We swore we were going to get the *bleep* that did this and we are. RIP Antonio."
Source: The Washington Post    Date: April 14, 2006

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Newport News targets growing gang problem (Newport News, VA): An increase in gang-related crime has taken a significant role in the upcoming fiscal year's budget negotiations, with city leaders, community members and even a state delegate offering ways to fight Newport News' growing gang problem.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 14, 2006

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Robbins shooting tied to gang feud (Robbins, IL): Keyonte McDowell told friends this week that if Robbins police did not release his brother from custody, he would start shooting, prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 14, 2006

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Gang concerns put schools on edge (Trenton, NJ): Rumor-fueled concerns over escalating gang violence have put several Mercer County school systems on edge this week, adding to unease sown among residents and workers in Trenton by recent gang-related shootings and other crimes in the capital city.
Source: The Times    Date: April 13, 2006

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Street-gang case a first for Henrico (Henrico County, VA): Violent gang activity is now on the criminal record books in Henrico County. A group of young men and teens known as the "G'z," who stomped and stabbed a teen into a coma last year, have become the first gang members prosecuted in Henrico under Virginia's six-year-old criminal-street-gang statute.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: April 12, 2006

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Waukegan gets $100,000 to fight influx of city gangs (Waukegan, IL): Citing a growing presence of Chicago gangs in the northern suburbs, law enforcement officials gathered Tuesday at a Waukegan school to announce a federal grant to combat them.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 12, 2006

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Sheriff aims to rein in gang activity (Bradenton, FL): The recent shooting at the DeSoto Square Mall, where a bullet blew through a window and into the shopping center, is part of an increasing trend of "blatant" violent acts, Manatee sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: April 12, 2006

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Two sought in robbery attempt (Ramsey County, MN): Ramsey County authorities said Tuesday they are looking for a gang member with a long arrest record and a juvenile in connection with the vicious attack and attempted robbery of a convenience store clerk during the weekend.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: April 12, 2006

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Gunfire, possible gangs concern officials (Haltom City, TX): Residents and city officials expressed concern Monday night about recent gunfire and other disturbances connected with what they believe to be gang activity.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 11, 2006

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Shooting: Gang tie suspected (Fitchburg, MA): Police are investigating a possible gang connection in a Sunday evening drive-by shooting on Goddard Street that resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old from Townsend Street.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 11, 2006

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Police seek grant to combat gangs (Worcester, MA): The Police Department has mapped an attack on gang violence in the city that hinges on a state grant. Police Chief Gary J. Gemme said the department is asking the state Executive Office of Public Safety for a share of money from its Community Safety Initiative.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 10, 2006

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Two teens charged in taxicab robberies (Gwinnett County, GA): Two teenagers have been charged in a series of armed robberies of Hispanic taxicab drivers, police said Friday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: April 8, 2006

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Gang sweep nets 11 (Fall River, MA): A yearlong local and federal investigation into street gangs culminated in 11 arrests yesterday and "cut off the head of the snake" by snaring the reputed leader of the Mafioso Street Gang, law enforcement officials announced.
Source: The Stadard-Times    Date: April 8, 2006

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City boosts gang patrol (Pico Rivera, CA): Beginning Sunday, two new deputies riding together in one car will begin patroling in neighborhoods known for gang activity.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: April 8, 2006

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