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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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Evidence Suggests Gang Activity in Woods Where Body Was Found in NW DC (Washington, DC): Evidence suggests there may have been gang activity in the woods where a body was found in Northwest D.C. Saturday.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: April 30, 2019

Former LA gang leader is changing the brutal landscape in his new book "The Shot Caller" (Washington, DC): As a former high-profile street gang leader in Los Angeles, Casey Diaz was sentenced to 13-years in prison where he decided to change his life for the better.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: April 2, 2019

Former ICE Chief Slams Maryland for Sanctuary Legislation (Washington, DC): Tom Homan, the former head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said politicians who enact sanctuary policies on the premise of protecting immigrant communities end up doing the complete opposite.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: March 31, 2019

Grassley reintroduces Singh's Law to combat illegal gang members (Washington, DC): Sen. Chuck Grassley (R- Iowa) has joined Sen. Tom Cotton (R- Arkansas) and others in reintroducing Singh's Law. The law would prohibit foreign nationals associated with a criminal gang and convicted of a crime from entering the U.S.
Source:    Date: February 28, 2019

Using intelligence-led policing to reduce gang violence (Washington, DC): Intelligence-led policing is more than just the latest buzzword and magnet for grant money. In an age where law enforcement agencies are compelled to accomplish the same mission with fewer personnel and resources, it can literally be a way to work smarter, not harder.
Source:    Date: December 20, 2018

ICE arrests of gang members dropped in 2018 (Washington, DC): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday it arrested more than 10,000 known or suspected gang members in fiscal year 2018 but said that's a slight decrease from the prior year. In the fiscal year ending in September, ICE's Homeland Security Investigations and Enforcement Removal Operations teams arrested 10,250 people on gang charges. That's down slightly from the 10,935 arrested the year before.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: December 20, 2018

Nine Alleged MS-13 Members Charged in Violent Racketeering Conspiracy (Washington, DC): A federal grand jury returned a seventh superseding indictment Monday charging nine men in connection with a conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 19, 2018

Gang arrests at the border jump more than 50 percent in 2018 (Washington, DC): "Although not all gang members are affiliated with cartels, last year the Border Patrol apprehended more than 800 gang members — a 50 percent increase over the previous year," Janice Ayala, director of DHS Joint Task Force investigations, told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday afternoon.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: December 12, 2018

District homicides up more than 40 percent over past year (Washington, DC): Homicides in the District have increased fourfold over the past year. Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 9, there have been 152 reported homicides in D.C., up 42 percent from the 107 homicides that occurred during the same time period last year, according to Metropolitan Police Department data. Experts in criminology and crime trends said the District is one of the only cities that has seen an increase in homicides this year, likely indicating an uptick in “localized” issues like gang violence.
Source: The GW Hatchet    Date: December 10, 2018

Examining the influence of MS-13 in America (Washington, DC): Politicians discussed immigration policy leading up to the 2018 midterm election, but one international criminal gang was mentioned consistently, MS-13.
Source: WJAC 6 News    Date: November 26, 2018

Maryland gang member pleads guilty to racketeering for MS-13 (Washington, DC): Federal prosecutors say a Maryland gang member has pleaded guilty to racketeering to help a violent street gang. The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday 22-year-old Kevin Alexis Hernandez-Guevara pleaded guilty in federal court in Maryland to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise.
Source: Midland Reporter-Telegram    Date: November 9, 2018

DEA releases 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment (Washington, DC): DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced results of the 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment, which outlines the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs.
Source: United States 
Drug Enforcement Administration    Date: November 2, 2018

Sessions: MS-13 gang, drug cartels among top threats to US (Washington, DC): Attorney General Jeff Sessions created a new task force aimed at zeroing in on the three of the world's most notorious drug cartels and the brutal MS-13 street gang, already considered a top priority for federal law enforcement.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: October 15, 2018

District man charged in second fatal shooting that police say was gang-related (Washington, DC): A District man has been charged in a second homicide that police say was connected to neighborhood gang disputes.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 11, 2018

Judge calls allegations that D.C. police employee passed on information to gang members ‘chilling’ (Washington, DC): A D.C. Superior Court judge Friday said he found “substantial probability” that a former civilian D.C. police employee accessed internal police records and tipped off gang members about witnesses and the status of investigations into violent crimes including murder.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 5, 2018

Former MPD civilian employee charged with conspiracy to commit murder (Washington DC): A former Metropolitan Police Department civilian employee was charged with conspiracy to commit murder in relation to drive-by shooting that left two people dead in May 2018.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: September 28, 2018

Nike slammed for selling headgear that critics say promotes gang culture : Critics are slamming Nike for selling a head covering they say exploits gang culture for the sake of sales. In a picture posted widely on Twitter and other social media, a black male model sporting tattoos wears a balaclava which covers most of his face and neck and has two dangling straps that some said resembled gun holsters.
Source: USA Today    Date: August 21, 2018

Danville teen sentenced in gang-related shooting incident (Washington, DC): A grand jury handed up an indictment for two men in last years’s murder of 17-year-old Jamahri Sydnor, the daughter of a D.C. police officer.
Source: WTOP News    Date: July 25, 2018

2 men indicted in gang-related murder of 17-year-old college-bound girl (Washington, DC): A grand jury handed up an indictment for two men in last years’s murder of 17-year-old Jamahri Sydnor, the daughter of a D.C. police officer.
Source: WTOP News    Date: July 25, 2018

ICE operation targeting public safety threats nets 132 arrests in DC, VA (Washington, DC): On Friday, officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Washington Field Office concluded Eagle’s Shield, an enforcement operation targeting notable threats to public safety throughout Virginia and Washington, D.C. that resulted in the arrests of 132 individuals on criminal and civil violations.
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement     Date: July 24, 2018

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