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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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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

Operation hard hat cracks down on NJ gangs (Trenton, NJ): Attorney General Paula T. Dow, Department of Corrections Commissioner Gary M. Lanigan, and New Jersey State Police Major Matthew Wilson today announced charges against eighteen members and associates of the violent Nine Trey Headbusters set of the Bloods street gang.
Source: Jackson Online    Date: April 30, 2010

NJ inmate charged with running gang activities from cell (Trenton, NJ): A state prison inmate, already accused of leading a Camden drug gang from his cell, was charged Tuesday with overseeing activities of the same violent Bloods set in two other New Jersey cities.
Source: Daily Record    Date: April 28, 2010

18 members of Bloods gang charged in crackdown (Trenton, NJ): New Jersey law enforcement officials have announced charges against 18 members of a violent set of the Bloods street gang.
Source: CBS 3 News    Date: April 27, 2010

Eight charged in drug probe said to have gang links (Freehold, NJ): A nine-month undercover investigation culminated in the arrest of several street-level drug dealers, most with affiliations to local street gangs.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: April 21, 2010

Morris detention center starting anti-gang project (Morris Township, NJ): Morris County will implement a new anti-gang initiative at its juvenile detention this week. The program, called Project Phoenix, is a joint program of the state Department of Education and Juvenile Justice Commission, which is funding the program.
Source: Daily Record    Date: April 19, 2010

N.J. authorities charge 11 Grape Street Crips gang members with gun, cocaine trafficking (Newark, NJ): Seven men are in custody and four people are being sought after federal and state authorities infiltrated what they said was a gun-and-crack-cocaine trafficking operation run by the Grape Street Crips, a national street gang working out of Newark.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: April 15, 2010

Sheriff: Policies taming gangs (Burlington County, NJ): Proactive policies have reduced street gang violence in Burlington County, especially in problem spots such as Burlington City, the sheriff there said.
Source: Courier-Post    Date: April 9, 2010

Vineland woman aided Bloods gang members (Vineland, NJ): A 34-year-old Vineland woman helped facilitate phone calls between gang members in and outside the prison system, according to state officials from the Attorney General's Office.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: April 8, 2010

Lawmaker calls for Assembly hearing on gang problem (Wall, NJ): Assemblyman Dave Rible is calling for the Assembly to hold a public hearing on the growing problem of criminal gangs in New Jersey.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: April 7, 2010

Keansburg man, ex-prison officer among 22 indicted in gang case (Trenton, NJ): A Keansburg man who authorities say ran a drugs and weapons operation at the Shore for a set of the Bloods has been charged with first-degree gang criminality in a 22-person indictment that includes the gang's imprisoned "godfather" and a corrections officer.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: April 7, 2010

Top cops vow aggressive pursuit in fighting back against gangs (New Jersey): New Jersey's top law enforcement officials say they will target "increasingly sophisticated" white-collar crimes in a stepped-up effort to curtail the growth and expanding influence of gangs.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: April 4, 2010

Gang solutions are few and far between (New Jersey): It's a Sunday afternoon, Valentine's Day, and Jarrett Lampkin is darting around a rec room filled with boys at the Lakewood Community Center. He's helping them write essays that express gratitude to their mothers.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: April 4, 2010

Funds deployed in war on gangs (New Jersey): More than $10 million in federal and state funds will be funneled into new programs aimed at stemming the tide of gang violence and crime in New Jersey.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: April 1, 2010

Vineland combats gangs at school level (Vineland, NJ): Busting street gang members for crimes may draw the bulk of public attention, but the effort of law enforcement agencies to disrupt the phenomenal growth of gangs is a war with more than one front.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: March 31, 2010

Bloods gang invading Camden's streets (Camden, NJ): Gangs have a long history in this troubled city, but the criminal group now causing the most concern is a relative newcomer. The Bloods, an often-violent street gang that arrived in North Jersey less than 20 years ago, has steadily expanded its range to this area.
Source: Courier-Post    Date: March 30, 2010

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