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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Prosecutors request county's largest gang injunction for Vista (Vista, CA): The district attorney's office has asked a Superior Court judge to issue a court order prohibiting 89 alleged members of a Vista gang from engaging in specified activities within three areas of the City of Vista designated as "safety zones."
Source: North County Times    Date: June 7, 2005

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Phoenix man, 20, sentenced (Brighton, CO): A Phoenix drug dealer and alleged gang member was ordered Monday to spend eight years in prison for last year's slaying of an Aurora man who may have been set up while he was trying to solicit a prostitute.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: June 7, 2005

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Gunman on bicycle kills local teenager (Bond Hill, OH): Relatives and friends of a 16-year-old fatally shot on a street here Monday said an ongoing turf dispute between Bond Hill and Avondale teens is to blame for the high school student's death.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer    Date: June 7, 2005

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Gang watch in schools: Who's in, who's not? (Sacramento, CA): Ed Nonog has seen teenagers carve gang insignias in their forearms. He's seen one girl show off photographs of herself throwing gang signs against a backdrop of gang colors.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: June 6, 2005

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Reforming anti-gang units (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach has no doubt enjoyed some positive return on a 10-year, $3.5-million investment in GIPP, the Gang Intervention and Prevention Program.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: June 6, 2005

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Rise in graffiti puts city police on alert, frustrates residents (Lansing, MI): Ugly and sometimes unintelligible graffiti is increasing in Lansing, defacing downtown draws such as the city's prized River Trail with spray-painted words and symbols.
Source: Lansing State Journal    Date: June 6, 2005

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Gangs' presence grows in San Jose (San Jose, CA): The shy 13-year-old boy was playing outside the Alma Youth Center in San Jose on a March afternoon when he was approached by a group of older boys, some dressed in red.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 5, 2005

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Residents fed up with ‘art’ show (Wilkes-Barre, PA): For almost three years, Jerome Campbell has driven past the graffiti-stained walls of the Irem Temple on North River Street and become angry.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: June 5, 2005

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Gang member arrested for robbing taco stand, police say (Salinas, CA): Salinas police arrested a 22-year-old gang member Saturday who robbed a taco stand attendant at gunpoint and tried to flee the scene on a bike, the Police Department reported today.
Source: CBS 5 News    Date: June 5, 2005

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Programs fight rise in young gang members (Fort Worth, TX): Alejandro Victorio had just turned 14, and his name hadn't yet shown up on the Police Department's list of gang members.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: June 5, 2005

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"Gangstas" tunes call for killing to stop (San Bernardino, CA): In Christopher Shaw's world, the lines between good and evil fade somewhere in the gray cloud that has followed this Pomona gangster his whole life.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: June 4, 2005

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Black Dragons await sentence (San Gabriel Valley, CA): The Black Dragon gang made money mainly by extorting prostitution houses in the San Gabriel Valley, law enforcement officials say.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: June 4, 2005

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Trio nabbed in 'random' L. I. slay (Long Island, NY): A Nassau County police have arrested three men in connection with the vicious gang-related murder of an innocent man in Glen Cove in May.
Source: New York Post    Date: June 4, 2005

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Rapper shot to death in Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): Las Vegas police are investigating the second rap-related slaying in 10 days, an incident that will likely compound speculation that a war of retaliation is under way involving rappers with possible Vallejo links.
Source: Times-Herald    Date: June 4, 2005

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Police seek five suspects in drive-by shooting (Gwinnett County, GA): Lilburn police are asking for the public's help in finding three adults and two juveniles suspected in a drive-by shooting last month.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 3, 2005

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MS-13 suspected in attack (Springfield, VA): A group believed to be members of a violent street gang, at least two of them wielding machetes, chased and then slashed an 18-year-old Springfield man Sunday night, an attack that Fairfax County police did not disclose until it was revealed in court documents yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 3, 2005

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Police team up to fight gang crime (Seattle, WA): Less than a week after another shooting in South Park left residents shaken and scared, local police and federal agents yesterday announced plans for a renewed push to fight gangs and other violence in the Latino community.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: June 3, 2005

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A town fights for justice for alleged gang murder victim (New York , NY): Three men, including two teens were arrested in connection with the murder of a Glen Cove man last month that detectives were investigating as part of an alleged gang initiation.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: June 3, 2005

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Anti-gang plan aims at young students (Monterey County, CA): Monterey County probation officers are hoping that targeting younger, at-risk students in elementary school and middle schools will prevent them from getting into gangs later.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: June 3, 2005

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$500G to curb gangs (Nassau County, NY): In an effort to curb gang activities in Nassau County, three local nonprofit groups will split $500,000 to provide employment and career development services for current and former gang members.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 3, 2005

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