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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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Burlington police react to Bronx gang bust (Burlington, VT): Dozens of people are now facing the possibility of life in prison after the NYPD disrupted a gang pipeline that brings heroin and cocaine to New Hampshire, authorities said.
Source: WPTZ 5 News    Date: March 11, 2016

Police: Gang-related activity up (Montpelier, VT): There is more gang-related activity in Vermont than ever before, according to law enforcement. “We don’t see the traditional gangs that people may see in a large city, but we certainly have individuals who are associated with street gangs in larger metropolitan areas that are coming to Vermont,” said Maj. Glenn Hall, Vermont State Police’s criminal division commander, on Tuesday.
Source: Rutland Herald    Date: December 30, 2015

Indictments in fatal drug deal show criminal gang activity in Vermont (Burlington, VT): A federal grand jury last week indicted two New York City men on a charge of distributing a controlled substance that resulted in a death. The victim was Gary Bashaw, 54, of South Burlington. The fatal substance was fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate.
Source:    Date: December 13, 2015

Alleged gang leader’s plea deal falls apart (Barre, VT): A potential plea deal for the alleged ringleader of a Barre gang fell apart Thursday, although the accused sounded like he actually wanted the deal.
Source: Rutland Herald    Date: March 31, 2014

Will targeting gangs in Burlington lead to racial profiling? (Burlington, VT): The war on drugs has existed in America for years, and now, the Boys & Girls Club in Burlington has put together a team to take on those preying on kids right here.
Source: WCAX 3 News    Date: July 24, 2013

Burlington drug problem fuels fears of gangs targeting kids (Burlington, VT): Walking down the streets of Burlington, it's hard to believe that a very serious problem exists. But at-risk youth are being exposed to drug trafficking and dealing right in our neighborhoods. While any child may be targeted by a gang, many children pulled into crime are lower income children or students who may not excel in school.
Source: WCAX 3 News    Date: July 23, 2013

A gang affiliation in the death of Melissa Barratt? (Brattleboro, VT): A man accused of killing a Brattleboro woman in the summer of 2011 might be affiliated with gangs operating out of the Holyoke and Springfield, Mass., area, according to documents filed in a related case.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer    Date: May 11, 2013

Sex charges multiply for alleged gang leader (Barre, VT): The alleged ringleader of a central Vermont gang who is accused of sexually assaulting his underage followers has picked up additional charges of sex assault on a 14-year-old girl.
Source: Times Argus    Date: March 20, 2013

Gang ringleader arrested, accused of raping teens (Barre, VT): A 21-year-old man who is suspected of being a leader of a teenage gang was arrested, accused of raping teens as gang initiations.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News    Date: March 1, 2013

Vermont corrections chief reports increase in gangs, violence (Montpelier, VT): The man in charge of Vermont's prison system said Thursday there's been an increase in violence behind bars in the state, much of which appears related to gang activity.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 19, 2012

Vermont has seen increase in violence behind bars (Montpelier, VT): The man in charge of Vermont's prison system says there’s been an increase in violence behind bars in the state, and that much of it appears tied to gang activity.
Source: Burlington Free Press    Date: July 19, 2012

Fugitive member of Bloods street gang apprehended in Addison County (Burlington, VT): A known member of the Bloods street gang is waiting to be returned to New York after he was arrested in Addison County by a fugitive task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service in Burlington, officials said Friday evening.
Source: Burlington Free Press    Date: June 29, 2012

Bennington residents arrested in two-state gang/drug sweep (Bennington, VT): Two local residents were among the dozens arrested Tuesday in a multi-jurisdictional gang and drug sweep in New York and Vermont.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer    Date: March 29, 2012

Sears: Anti-gang bill is moving through Senate (Bennington, VT): Legislation aimed at curbing what some lawmakers and law enforcement officials have labeled a growing gang problem has cleared a Senate panel and will be considered next week by the full chamber.
Source: The Bennington Banner    Date: March 6, 2012

Vt. Senate panel considers anti-gang bill (Montpelier, VT): A Vermont Senate committee is considering setting up a new unit within the Vermont State Police drug task force specifically geared to fighting gang-related activity.
Source: WCAX 3 News    Date: February 17, 2012

Vermont Senate panel hears testimony on drug trade (Montpelier, VT): Evidence of gang activity is on the rise in Vermont, spurred by an active illicit drug market and the ease of obtaining guns in the state, the commander of the Vermont Narcotics Investigation Unit told a Senate panel Thursday.
Source: Burlington County Times    Date: January 27, 2012

Police: Gang task force needed (Bennington, VT): Local and state police are working with a veteran lawmaker to create a statewide gang task force and amend state laws to counter a growing illicit drug trade they say is driven by gangs and organized crime.
Source: The Bennington Banner    Date: January 23, 2012

New gang -- or prank? -- in town (Bennington, VT): A new tag from a group known as the Juggalos, classified as a gang by the FBI, was found on the former middle school building on Main Street Wednesday, police said.
Source: The Bennington Banner    Date: December 21, 2011

Students learn peace through communication (Brattleboro, VT): Acilegna Portillo may just be a 17-year-old high school student in Sonora, Mexico, but her goals are lofty, and she isn't going to stop until her small town is rid of gang violence, drugs and domestic abuse.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer    Date: July 19, 2011

Vt. police chief says parents help needed on gangs (Lyndonville, VT): Efforts to fight a small gang called Deathrow 35 in Lyndonville are hampered because parents of the purported gang members won't support their efforts, the town police chief said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 31, 2011

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