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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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Lakewood police officers and their families clean up gang graffiti (Lakewood, NJ): Off-duty police officers and their families fanned out across the township Friday to scrape off and paint over gang graffiti, which has defaced the sides of fences, walls and abandoned homes, street signs and telephone poles throughout its diverse neighborhoods.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: August 21, 2010

Plainfield group wants to open schools in evening as safe haven for teens (Plainfield, NJ): To help give Plainfield’s youth an alternative to the gang activity that has troubled the city, the school district and a coalition of community groups are opening up a pair of school gymnasiums on Thursday nights.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: August 13, 2010

Bloods boss David 'Duke' Allen gets 7 more years for running gang from prison (Trenton, NJ): The leader of the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the violent Bloods street gang in New Jersey has been sentenced to an additional seven years in prison after pleading guilty to directing the criminal activities of the gang from prison here.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: August 3, 2010

N.J. lawmakers introduce bills to deter street gang activity (Trenton, NJ): New Jersey congressional representatives are pushing new legislation to combat street gangs.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: August 2, 2010

Gang member from Pa. gets 14-year term in NJ (Trenton, NJ): A Philadelphia man who admitted his role in a conspiracy to kill another member of a New Jersey street gang has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Source: KDKA 2 News    Date: July 30, 2010

Gloucester County crime spree linked to gang (Gloucester County, NJ): Five men with alleged ties to the Bloods street gang are responsible for two home invasions in Franklin Township and a home invasion and sexual assault in Monroe Township, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Gloucester County Times    Date: July 23, 2010

Four with suspected gang ties held on charges relating to crime spree in Monroe and Franklin (Woodbury, NJ): Five men with alleged ties to the Bloods street gang are responsible for two home invasions in Franklin Township and a home invasion and sexual assault in Monroe Township, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Gloucester County Times    Date: July 22, 2010

N.J. authorities indict 14 accused Gangster Killer Bloods gang members (Trenton, NJ): Fourteen Trenton residents, all alleged members of the Gangster Killer Bloods gang, have been indicted for racketeering, officials announced today.
Source: The Times    Date: July 19, 2010

Cops step up anti-gang effort in city (Trenton, NJ): City police and their law enforcement partners have been conducting sweeps on known gang areas and aggressively pursuing known gang members on warrant charges and probation violations in the wake of an alleged gangster's death last weekend.
Source: The Times    Date: July 18, 2010

Reputed gang leader gunned down (Trenton, NJ): A city man and reputed senior member of the Sex Money Murder faction of the Bloods street gang was found shot to death in his car early yesterday after patrol officers responded to an apparent car accident.
Source: The Times    Date: July 11, 2010

Three gang members admit guilt in Asbury Park deaths (Asbury Park, NJ): A member of the Bloods street gang admitted he fatally shot a 66-year-old Asbury Park man inside his home, while two of the defendant's fellow gang members pleaded guilty to charges connected to the death of a Vietnam War veteran who was killed by a stray bullet.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: June 23, 2010

Teens shot in front of Carteret home were Crips gang members, officials say (Carteret, NJ): Isilma Samuel knew her son was involved with the wrong people, so she moved from Orange to Carteret, two counties away, believing her children would be safer.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: June 23, 2010

Newark-based drug bust linked to Bloods gang nets 40 (Newark, NJ): Forty people have been charged in an investigation into a city-based network of drug dealers linked to the Bloods gang, authorities announced today.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: June 17, 2010

Bloods gang member attacks Budd Lake resident in driveway (Mount Olive, NJ): A Bound Brook man who said he is a member of the Bloods street gang was charged with aggravated assault after he punched and kicked a township man in the face at his Midland Avenue home early Sunday morning.
Source: Daily Record    Date: June 15, 2010

Experts in Newark schoolyard slayings trial say MS-13 gang has a 'history of violence' (Newark, NJ): The initiation ceremony for MS-13 gang recruits is short but painful, gang experts say, and involves having to withstand 13 seconds of getting pummeled by three members.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: May 17, 2010

Three injured in Plainfield shootings as gang feud escalates (Plainfield, NJ): A feud between rival gang sets that has been simmering for months is approaching a boiling point, police said Monday, the day after three people were injured during two separate shootings in the West End.
Source: Courier News    Date: May 17, 2010

Scarfo arrested along with members of Bloods street gang (New Jersey): A major mob indictment in New Jersey involves not just a big time, New York-based crime family but several members of a violent street gang.
Source: KYW 1060 Newsradio    Date: May 15, 2010

Plainfield gang investigation follow-up nets five suspects (Plainfield, NJ): New Jersey State Police and Plainfield Police Department arrested five people in a follow up of a 2008 investigation. Two of the five were wanted on indictments for illegally selling firearms including assault weapons.
Source: NJ TODAY    Date: May 6, 2010

Two juveniles plead guilty to weapons charges in large alleged gang murder case (Hudson County, NJ): Two juveniles have pleaded guilty to charges filed in the crackdown on 52 Hoover Street Gangsta Crips based in Jersey City's Booker T. Washington housing complex and they have provided statements incriminating others arrested in the case, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: May 5, 2010

Five Plainfield residents arrested in gang crackdown follow-up (Plainfield, NJ): Five people have been arrested in a follow-up to Operation Five Spot, a 2008 crackdown on gang activity in the city.
Source: Courier News    Date: May 5, 2010

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