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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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APD: Juvenile gangs growing more violent (Albuquerque, NM): Gang activity is nothing new in Albuquerque. But police say gang members are getting younger and younger--and youth gangs are getting more and more violent.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: October 28, 2016

Syndicato prison gang targets witnesses, FBI agents (Albuquerque, NM): With an unprecedented federal prosecution pending against dozens of its members and associates, the notorious Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang has fought back in recent months by marking victims, witnesses, informants and even perceived informants for death, according to newly released court documents.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: September 18, 2016

FBI apprehends woman tied to prison gang (Albuquerque, NM): FBI agents captured a woman wanted for her connection to the Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico Prison Gang, a spokesperson for the FBI Albuquerque Division said.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: August 3, 2016

City councilor says ABQ wasted money on gang database (Albuquerque, NM): An Albuquerque city councilor said taxpayers wasted their money paying for a gang database that never got off the ground. Albuquerque taxpayers started paying for the online Gang Member Registry database in 2007. Anytime a gang-member was arrested on any charge, after serving their time, they were expected to register their name, vehicle description and license number with the city. From there, the information was supposed to be made public. But now, nearly a decade later, there is not a single name listed.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: June 27, 2016

SNM prison gang member enters guilty plea (Albuquerque, NM): The former leader of the notorious Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiring to seriously injure another gang member in a plea deal in which he implicated the current gang boss for sanctioning the hit.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: June 17, 2016

Prison gang members arraigned in Las Cruces federal court (Las Cruces, NM): Security at the federal courthouse in Las Cruces was heightened significantly on Wednesday as 13 members and associates of a violent New Mexico prison gang appeared in court and were arraigned on various charges related to an investigation into the gang’s alleged crimes.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: May 4, 2016

Man charged with murder in mobile-home killing (Albuquerque, NM): The alleged West Side gang member accused in the fatal shooting of another man near the entrance of a southwest Albuquerque mobile home park last August was arrested Monday and appeared before a judge Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: April 12, 2016

Notorious prison gang targets New Mexico corrections officials (Albuquerque, NM): The reigning leader of the prison gang Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico is serving a life sentence for killing another inmate in a dispute over a bottle of vitamins. Court records show “hits” on fellow inmates are nothing new for the home-grown SNM, but Anthony “Pup” Ray Baca and two other convicted murderers in the gang hierarchy decided to up the ante beginning in 2013, a federal indictment alleges.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: February 20, 2016

Three arrested in shootout in South Valley (Albuquerque, NM): Deputies responding to what they said was a violent Mexican gang shootout in the South Valley over the weekend found something straight out of an action movie.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: February 1, 2016

Shooting at Berino house party is gang-related (Berino, NM): Doña Ana County sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate a drive-by shooting that happened Saturday in Berino, New Mexico.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: January 25, 2016

Chaparral Middle School receives anti-gang message (Alamogordo, NM): Students of Chaparral Middle School gathered Tuesday to listen to Joanne Reynolds, gang task force educational program coordinator, speak about her experience with broken homes, teen pregnancy and the loss of her teenage son to gang violence.
Source: Alamogordo Daily News    Date: December 15, 2015

25 prison gang members indicted (Albuquerque, NM): Twenty-five members of an infamous and powerful prison gang, Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico, are named in two sweeping indictments unsealed late Thursday in federal court that allege members and prospective gang members engaged in murder, assault, kidnapping and conspiracy to distribute drugs and firearms.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: December 3, 2015

Gangs a focus of summit on violence in ABQ (Albuquerque, NM): Getting gangsters to model their tattoos for the camera instead of arresting them for simple drug possession charges and getting access to the State Fair photo booths where people are known to flash gang signs.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: July 18, 2015

Suspected gang member arrested in fatal shooting (Albuquerque, NM): Police on Saturday arrested a suspected gang member in connection with a fatal Wednesday morning shooting in east Albuquerque and police said the suspect admitted to shooting a convenience store clerk in the Downtown area last year.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: May 9, 2015

Farmington Schools: Rosaries 'inappropriate' at school, against dress code (Farmington, NM): For many, the rosary is a symbol of the Catholic faith. But one mom says her daughters are getting sent to the principal's office just because they're wearing theirs to school.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: April 29, 2015

Funds for anti-gang program may be cut (Albuquerque, NM): Victor Granillo says he was just 9 when he started running with gangs. He did and sold drugs, among other trouble on the streets. “I thought I would never be able to leave this life,” he told Albuquerque city councilors last week.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: April 20, 2015

Memorial art or gang graffiti? Debate sparks at Los Altos Skate Park (Albuquerque, NM): Graffiti at Los Altos Skate Park showed up days after a teen was shot and killed there. Some asked the city to get rid of it, while others viewed it as artwork and a memorial for 17-year-old, Jaquise Lewis who was killed in the parking lot March 22.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: March 31, 2015

Police arrest suspect in gang-related shooting of man at Albuquerque apartment complex (Albuquerque, NM): Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a man at an Albuquerque apartment complex.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: December 27, 2014

Corrections seeking to get gang members to quit (Santa Fe, NM): The New Mexico Department of Corrections says it's seeking to reduce the number of inmates in segregation by convincing gang members to denounce their memberships.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 7, 2014

Las Cruces inmate stabbed 43 times (Las Cruces, NM): The man killed at the state prison west of Las Cruces this spring suffered nearly 50 stab wounds and cuts, according to an autopsy report released this week.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: June 6, 2014

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