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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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Alleged gang members busted (Bergen, NJ): Eight alleged members and associates of the Bloods and Crips street gangs have been arrested on drug and weapons charges by a task force from Bergen and Hudson counties and the Secret Service, authorities announced Wednesday.
Source: The Record    Date: November 19, 2009

Newark teen assaulted outside of Oliver Street School (Newark, NJ): David Quinones Jr., 14, was walking away from Oliver Street School in Newark and headed home when he saw another kid looking at him intently.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: October 30, 2009

Four in murder trial are Bloods (Toms River, NJ): During two hours of testimony today, a State Police street gang expert told members of a jury why he believes all four men on trial for the murder of a 55-year-old Lakewood woman are members a local Bloods set.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: October 15, 2009

Gang member kills Vineland man (Vineland, NJ): An admitted gang member shot and killed a father of four outside a Center City home after robbing him of a cell phone and a small amount of cash early Saturday morning, police said.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: October 12, 2009

Two hurt in service station shooting (Trenton, NJ): A Bloods gang member was one of two men wounded in a shooting early yesterday at a city gas station, police said.
Source: The Times    Date: October 10, 2009

Burlco college students conduct gang survey (Mount Holly, NJ): College students will be roving around the 40 municipalities in Burlington County asking questions about gangs beginning this month.
Source: Courier Post-Online    Date: October 7, 2009

Gang members plead guilty in robberies (Camden, NJ): Two reputed gang members, including one charged with the gang-related murder of a Willingboro man, have pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a string of bank robberies last year.
Source: Burlington County Times    Date: October 6, 2009

Cops smash drug ring and seize 33 reputed Bloods (Orange, NJ): Every morning, drug addicts lined up for their fix in the Dr. Walter G. Alexander complex in Orange, cutting deals with Bloods members in graffiti-scrawled hallways.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: September 22, 2009

Shooting victim was alleged gang member (Newark, NJ): An 18-year-old Newark man shot to death Friday night in the city's West Ward was an alleged gang member in the midst of an apparent drug turf war, authorities said yesterday.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: September 20, 2009

Man accused in fatal Fords shooting a Latin Kings gang member (Middlesex County, NJ): A man accused of murder in the fatal shooting of a Keyport man in his sister's Fords apartment in August is a member of the Latin Kings street gang, a prosecutor said Friday.
Source: Home News Tribune    Date: September 18, 2009

New Jersey indicts 35 inmates for possession of cell phones (New Jersey): The state Tuesday obtained grand jury indictments charging 35 state prison inmates with the illegal possession of cell phones, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.
Source:    Date: September 15, 2009

Dozen 'Killers' (Hudson County, NJ): A dozen members or associates of Jersey City's 52 Hoover Street Gangsta Crips, who were based at the Booker T. Washington housing development, have been indicted on various charges including four murders and are being prosecuted under a state anti-gang statute, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: September 9, 2009

Alleged Midtown Mafia gang leader indicted by Salem County grand jury (Salem, NJ): A Salem man believed to be a general of the Midtown Mafia street gang has been indicted by a grand jury here, the first man in the county indicted under a recently-created state statute for promotion of organized street crime.
Source: Today's Sunbeam    Date: August 20, 2009

NJ city considers adult curfew after crime spate (Paterson, NJ): Curfews might not be just for kids anymore in one northern New Jersey city. Seeking to curb violence after a spate of deadly summer shootings, Paterson officials are considering an unusual ordinance that would prevent people of all ages from gathering outside in public late at night.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: August 18, 2009

Intelligence expert reveals gang language secrets in court (Toms River, NJ): Ball him up. Barbecue. I'm smelling you. This is all part of a language which, with a few exceptions, is understood only by members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: August 16, 2009

Union County authorities search for alleged ringleader of Bloods street gang (Union County, NJ): Union County authorities are hunting for a Bloods ringleader who they say keeps giving them the slip but operated an aggressive drug ring out of Elizabeth that netted about $700,000 a week.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: August 13, 2009

Northern NJ jail locked down after inmates brawl (Elizabeth, NJ): Officials say inmates at a northern New Jersey jail were placed on lockdown after two large fights broke out over the weekend.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: August 11, 2009

Two suspected gang members arrested with semiautomatic weapons in New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ): Two North Brunswick men suspected of selling guns in the city were arrested Saturday, police said Monday.
Source: Home News Tribune    Date: August 11, 2009

Homicide rate down in NJ, flat in Trenton (Trenton, NJ): As city residents walked the streets Tuesday celebrating National Night Out - a night devoted to crime awareness and prevention - the city was recording a decrease in most violent crime, though the murder rate is keeping pace with last year, officials said.
Source: The Times    Date: August 6, 2009

Anti-crime initiative credited with drop in homicides, Morris gang arrest (Orange, NJ): Gov. Jon Corzine announced Tuesday that homicides had dropped 24 percent in the state for the first six months of this year and he credited a statewide anti-violence initiative launched last summer.
Source: The Daily Record    Date: August 5, 2009

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