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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 by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
Man, 21, gets life for killing teen couple (Vista, CA): A 21-year-old gang member who ambushed and killed a teenage couple as they sat in an Oceanside park in 2011 was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: December 11, 2013
Alleged gang member pleads guilty to stabbing Duluth girl in heart (Duluth, MN): A Cloquet man has pleaded guilty to stabbing a girl in the heart last October as part of gang-related activity. Donald William Laquier Jackson, 26, entered the unexpected guilty plea Monday in Duluth's State District Court.
Source: Northland's NewsCenter Date: December 11, 2013
Sheriff's deputies, Walterboro police investigating two gang-related shootings, officials say (Walterboro, SC): Colleton County sheriff's deputies and Walterboro Public Safety are investigating two gang-related shootings that happened on Tuesday, officials said.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: December 11, 2013
MPD investigation results in indictment of 30 people (Memphis, TN): In a press conference Wednesday morning, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich and Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong announced that a recent drug and gang investigation brought forth 30 indictments for drug-related offenses.
Source: Memphis Flyer Date: December 11, 2013
High Springs man located after Tuesday shooting (Gainesville, FL): A High Springs man sought by police on suspicion of a gang-related shooting another man in the leg Tuesday turned himself in Wednesday and was arrested on an attempted murder charge.
Source: The Gainesville Sun Date: December 11, 2013
BRAVE using unique approach in an attempt to reduce crime in Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, LA): The BRAVE program, adopted from the ceasefire strategy used in more than 50 cities around the country, including New Orleans, attempts gain trust of the public by establishing "legitimacy" of law enforcement and by holding violent members of gangs or groups accountable.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: December 11, 2013
Raids on suspected Columbus gangs lead to several arrests (Columbus, OH): Authorities arrested more than a dozen people Wednesday morning during a series of raids focused on alleged gang activity in central Ohio.
Source: WTTE FOX 28 News Date: December 11, 2013
Two indicted in fatal shooting of gang trial witness (Tulsa, OK): Two men were indicted Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to murder a man who testified at a federal trial earlier this year that involved purported members of the Hoover Crips.
Source: Tulsa World Date: December 11, 2013
B.C. police warn gangsters, launch poster campaign (Vancouver, BC): The head of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit says police have met with a "number of very violent prolific gang members" to warn them their behaviour will no longer be tolerated in this province.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: December 11, 2013
How does someone get identified as a gang member in San Diego? (San Diego, CA): Last week, the San Diego Association of Governments announced there are 7,500 documented gang members in San Diego County. Their names are in the database called Calgangs. But civil rights advocates say the list is not always accurate. And a new California law requires parental notification before a juvenile gang member's name is included in the database.
Source: KPBS News Date: December 11, 2013
Turning the curve on youth violence (Watsonville, CA): Youth violence was the central topic Tuesday at the Santa Cruz County Status on Youth Violence summit. The event, with a theme of “turning the curve on youth violence,” began with a presentation from the Youth Violence Prevention Taskforce.
Source: Register-Pajaronian Date: December 11, 2013
Fighting gangs with better parks (Tulsa, OK): Visit Clark park in East Tulsa, and you'll not only see the carefree signs of recreation, you'll see the worrisome signs of gangs.
Source: KTUL 8 News Date: December 11, 2013
Detectives seeking gang member wanted for stabbings in Whittier, Pico Rivera and Chino (Los Angeles County, CA): Sheriff's gang detectives and Chino police on Tuesday asked for the public's help in finding a 34-year-old gang member who allegedly tried to kill two relatives and a friend last week in Whittier, Pico Rivera and Chino.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: December 11, 2013
Fresno police target gangs in new operation (Fresno, CA): The Fresno Police Department is cracking down on gang members following an attack on an officer last week. Hundreds of officers are flooding the streets to take down a gang whose members are accused of shooting at the off-duty officer.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: December 10, 2013
Planada teenager dies in gang shooting (Planada, CA): A 16-year-old suspected gang member was gunned down late Monday on the Planada street where another man who police say was from the same gang was shot and killed nearly three weeks ago, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: December 10, 2013
Gang shootout at grocery store leads to arrest, warrants (Colleton County, SC): The Colleton County Sheriff's Office says a shootout between rival gangs at a gas station parking lot led to the arrest of one person and arrest warrants.
Source: WCSC 5 News Date: December 10, 2013
Social network analysis could help reduce gang violence (Salinas, CA): Social network analysis doesn't focus so much on the location of high violence but certain people and the type of relationship they can have in certain groups. When it comes to reducing gang violence the method can pin point people and intervene with those likely to become offenders and even victims.
Source: KION 46 News Date: December 10, 2013
Police urged to watch for retaliation by gang (Boston, MA): The Boston police intelligence unit is warning street cops to watch out for possible retaliation from a violent Mattapan gang after a Favre Street gangbanger was killed after shooting a cop Saturday.
Source: Boston Herald Date: December 10, 2013
Arrest affidavit indicates gang violence fueled shooting at Colorado Springs skate park (Colorado Springs, CO): A witness account of the Nov. 26 shooting of a man at Memorial Park skate park, which was reportedly caught partly on video, led Colorado Springs detectives to believe the incident was gang-related, according to an arrest warrant for the main suspect, Joaquin Soto.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 10, 2013
Man sentenced to life in prison for Iraq War vet slaying (Maywood, IL): A Cook County judge today sentenced a Maywood man to life in prison for the fatal gang related shooting of an innocent bystander who was an Iraq War veteran in Maywood, prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 10, 2013
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