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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One man shot; another arrested (Oklahoma City, OK): An early morning disturbance Sunday at a southeast Oklahoma City banquet hall resulted in a man being shot and another arrested, police said. Joaquin Antonio Chabira Jr., 22, of Oklahoma City was arrested on a complaint of shooting with intent to kill, Sgt. Kevin Barnes said. Police said the shooting was gang-related.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman    Date: August 30, 2004

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Special unit nabs 4 after shooting (Lowell, MA): A shooting early yesterday at the Lakeside Avenue housing complex led to the arrests of three men, one with known gang ties, and a juvenile who allegedly had a gun in their car. It was the first major arrest by a special police unit formed last week to combat a recent surge in violent crime.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: August 29, 2004

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Violent turf wars shatter our calm (Yuba County, CA): Not many years ago, gang members in the Mid-Valley often were satisfied to mark their territory with a can of spray paint. Increasingly, the cans are being traded in for guns used in drive-by shootings in which targets are not only houses but other moving vehicles.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: August 29, 2004

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Officials: Older of two shooting victims may have been gang target (Lowell, MA): A quiet 13-year-old with a small circle of friends, John Tejada liked to play the Yu-Gi-Oh game, his stepsisters said yesterday. Fantasy games gave way to brutal reality Thursday night when Tejada and his brother Moises Cotto, 19, were killed in a drive-by shooting outside 38 Lincoln St.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 28, 2004

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City swept for gangs after slayings (Lowell, MA): More than 75 law enforcement officials canvassed city neighborhoods last night to round up suspected gang members a direct response to the slayings of two brothers on a Highlands street Thursday night. Police used a helicopter, 12 motorcycles and dozens of marked and unmarked cruisers in their search, which is expected to last through the weekend.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 28, 2004

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School security on watch for gangs (Rockford, IL): Four days into the school year, four separate gang-related incidents in Rockford School District's middle and high schools have police and school officials on high alert.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: August 28, 2004

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15-year-old to be tried as an adult (Durham, NC): A 15-year-old boy was allegedly gunned down on a city street earlier this year because he looked at his killer "the wrong way" and the shooting was gang-related, according to evidence presented in juvenile court this week, sources said.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: August 27, 2004

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Second suspect jailed in killing (Oklahoma City, OK): Police have arrested a second teenager in the Aug. 15 killing of a southwest Oklahoma City man. Joe Y. Sayerwinnie, 19, was arrested on complaints of murder and shooting with intent to kill in connection with the death of Rocky Ruiz, 23.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman    Date: August 26, 2004

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New injunction targets LA's 38th Street gang (Los Angeles, CA): An injunction has been put in place targeting one of the city's oldest street gangs, Police Chief William Bratton and other city officials announced Wednesday. The preliminary injunction against the 38th Street Gang, which dates back to the 1920s, was approved last week by Superior Court Judge David Yaffe.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 26, 2004

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Anti-loitering law may put move on Somerville gangs (Somerville, MA): Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to sign an anti-loitering bill into law today, making Somerville the first city in the state where police will be allowed to arrest gang members who defy an order to leave a public place.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: August 26, 2004

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Teen dies after weekend attack at Las Vegas Mall (Las Vegas, NV): A 17-year-old high school student has died after suspected gang members pummeled him with chairs in a weekend attack at an area mall, authorities said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: August 26, 2004

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MS-13 gang member stabbed (Leesburg, VA): Police have identified that a man who was stabbed in the forearm with a steak knife in Leesburg Wednesday, Aug. 18, has an affiliation with the MS-13 gang. Leesburg Police Department Lt. Jeff Dube said that Luciano S. Rosales, 28, of Leesburg, was charged with malicious wounding.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: August 26, 2004

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Feds giving Peace a grant (Salinas, CA): Two days after U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer toured Salinas and vowed to seek federal money to fund local law enforcement's fight against gangs, U.S. Rep. Sam Farr announced the awarding of a $150,000 grant to Partners for Peace.
Source: The Californian    Date: August 26, 2004

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Media blitz leveled at Virginia gangs (Manassas, VA): Northern Virginia's highest-ranking law enforcement officials yesterday introduced their newest weapons in the war on gangs: Brochures, posters and radio and television commercials targeting parents and children.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 25, 2004

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Anti-gang coordinator aims for root of problem (Loudon County, VA): Loudoun County has hired juvenile probation officer David L. Carver as the coordinator and first full-time employee of the Gang Response Intervention Team (GRIT), a two-year-old program to unify efforts by agencies to keep young people from joining gangs.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 25, 2004

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FBI, cops seize 13 more in latest drug sweep (Chicago, IL): Top Chicago FBI and police officials Tuesday announced the arrest of 13 more people in an ongoing joint investigation of illegal narcotics sales in the Humboldt Park neighorhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 25, 2004

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Gangland (Pomona, CA): Please click on the below link for Inland Valley Daily Bulletin's gang-related news stories.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: August 25, 2004

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Trial starts for man in gang injunction case (Oxnard, CA): A 20-year-old Oxnard man is fighting charges that he violated a gang injunction by staying out past 10 p.m. and associating with gang members.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 25, 2004

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Prosecutor accuses sisters of supplying gang with heroin (San Antonio, TX): Three sisters supplied members of the Texas Mexican Mafia with a steady stream of black-tar heroin smuggled from Mexico in women's shoes, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 25, 2004

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Road rage ends in jail (Palmdale, CA): A reputed Palmdale street gang member and his girlfriend were charged in a road rage incident in which the man is accused of shooting at an off-duty sheriff's deputy, officials said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: August 25, 2004

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