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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California Justice Department would oversee all shared gang databases across the state under bill sent to governor (Sacramento, CA): California lawmakers on Thursday approved legislation that would give the state Justice Department control over all gang databases shared by law enforcement, repositories holding the personal information of thousands of people suspected of gang membership across the state.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 14, 2017

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Bloods gang member sentenced after selling cocaine to undercover officer (Knoxville, TN): On September 14, Rashan Lateef Jordan, 36, was convicted of sale and delivery of cocaine over .5 grams in a drug free childcare zone. During the trial, it was stated that Jordan sold an undercover officer 22 grams of cocaine.
Source: WVLT 8 News    Date: September 14, 2017

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Border Patrol Arrest MS-13 Gang Member (Edinburg, TX): Customs and Border Protection agents arrested a gang member of the MS-13 in the Rio Grande Valley this week. A spokesman told CHANNEL 5 NEWS it’s the gang they most find in the Valley trying to cross illegally.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: September 14, 2017

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Gov. Cuomo deploys gang prevention officers to 10 high-risk Suffolk County schools (Centrail Islip, NY): New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the deployment of a new Gang Violence Prevention Unit, consisting of 10 state troopers, to the top 10 high-risk schools in Suffolk County that currently serve as ground zero for gang activity and recruitment.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: September 13, 2017

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Alleged Providence gang member charged with dealing guns, lending them for rap video (Providence, RI): An alleged member of the Lakeside street gang is accused of buying and selling guns on the street — and lending out firearms for a rap video celebrating the gang.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: September 13, 2017

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32 charged in major gang, drug bust after spike in shootings (Freehold, NJ): Authorities have charged 32 people - including alleged members of the Long Branch-based "G-Shine" set of the Bloods street gang - a drug and racketeering bust following a spike in shootings in three Monmouth County towns.
Source:    Date: September 13, 2017

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South Seattle gang member hurt in drive-by shooting gets 8 years for gun conviction (Seattle, WA): Authorities say a man in a South Seattle street gang has been sentenced to eight years in prison. U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says 30-year-old Samuel Rezene was sentenced Tuesday for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: September 13, 2017

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Supreme Court rules against 2 Moultrie murderers (Atlanta, GA): The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld murder conviction and life prison sentence for Demetrius Daniels, and Tobias Thomas, of Colquitt Co.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: September 13, 2017

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Area MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty To Attempted Murder (Chelsea, MA): A member of MS-13's Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha sect in Chelsea pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to the attempted murder of a rival gang member in 2014, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Daniel Menjivar, 22, known as "Roca" and "Sitiko," also admitted to his role in a RICO conspiracy involving several other MS-13 gang members.
Source: Somerville Patch    Date: September 13, 2017

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Easton police raid homes, garage, seize drugs, arrest six (Easton, PA): Easton police on Wednesday morning raided two homes and a garage, arrested six people and seized methamphetamine, crack cocaine, marijuana and a car during two separate drug investigations.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: September 13, 2017

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Wimington gang leader sentenced to 27 years (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington man who was the leader of a Blood-connected Wilmington gang was sentenced Wednesday to more than 27 years in prison, according to release from the U.S. Attorney’s Eastern District of North Carolina Office.
Source: StarNews    Date: September 13, 2017

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Gun stolen from San Francisco police officer’s personal car used in gang-related murder (San Francisco, CA): A gun stolen from a San Francisco police officer’s personal car weeks ago was used in a gang-related murder days later, according to San Francisco Police Officers’ Association President Martin Halloran.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: September 13, 2017

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Sentence Delivered in Lubbock Street Gang Murder Case (Lubbock, TX): A judge sentenced Earl Glenn Washington, 34, of Lubbock to 70 years in prison. The judge found there was no remorse and his crime involved gang violence.
Source:    Date: September 13, 2017

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Nauti-block gang member sentenced on drug charges (Boston, MA): A 26-year-old Hyannis man associated with the Nauti-Block street gang was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 66 months in prison.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: September 13, 2017

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Gang members sentenced to prison for 2013 murder (Tulare County, CA): On a cold February morning in 2013, a 30-year-old man shot and killed a teenager outside of a gas station in Porterville.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: September 13, 2017

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Correction officer attacked by four Bloods gang members at Rikers (New York, NY): A city jail officer was kicked and punched in the face by four alleged gang members during a bloody brawl on Rikers Island, according to a jail report.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: September 13, 2017

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29 arrested in Monmouth County crime probe; 3 wanted (Monmouth County, NJ) : More than two dozen people, some of whom were allegedly members of a local set of the Bloods street gang, were arrested in a sweep and accused by authorities of leading or assisting in a surge of shootings in Asbury Park, Long Branch and Neptune Township.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: September 12, 2017

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Mayor looks to form gang violence task force (Haverhill, MA): In response to a recent string of shootings in the city's Acre section, and an incident of gun shots being fired on Monday in Bradford, Mayor James Fiorentini said he will hold a meeting to discuss the formation of a gang violence task force.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 12, 2017

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L.A. saw a big drop in homicides this summer, falling to levels seen in 1966 (Los AnNgeles, CA): Two years ago, a particularly brutal August — the deadliest the city had seen in years — alarmed Los Angeles police. Hoping to slow the bloodshed, top officials at the Los Angeles Police Department retooled their crime-fighting strategies. They sent extra officers to the neighborhoods hit hardest, looking for guns and focusing on gang-inspired violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 12, 2017

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In Minneapolis, revenge killings make stopping the violence difficult (Minneapolis, MN): The young man known on the streets as “Tez Blood” was leaning over his best friend’s bullet-pierced body, sobbing, when his cellphone rang with a call from a fellow gang member in prison.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 12, 2017

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