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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.
Lynden fair: No gang members allowed after last year's shootings (Lynden, WA): Gang members won't be allowed at the Northwest Washington Fair in August - a security decision officials made after last year's violent gang fight.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 27, 2012
Both sides wary as CeaseFire recruited to help curtail shootings (Chicago, IL): Faced with a surge in homicides, the city of Chicago has taken the unprecedented step of giving the anti-violence group CeaseFire a $1 million grant in hopes an organization staffed largely by ex-felons can help police curtail summer violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 27, 2012
Gang violence: Teens terrorize neighborhood (Des Moines, IA): Des Moines police say teenage gang members terrorized a south side neighborhood, threatening a pregnant woman and shooting up at least one house. And the youngest gang member, according to police, was just 13-years-old.
Source: WHO13 News Date: June 27, 2012
Four LA gang members indicted in girl's 2001 murder (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County prosecutors say four suspected MS-13 gang members have been charged with kidnapping and murdering a 13-year-old Whittier girl in 2001.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 27, 2012
Dover commission passes resolution to decrease gang violence (Dover, DE): The Dover Human Resources Commission passed a resolution Wednesday night that has the goal of keeping the streets of Dover free of gang activity. The commission said that since February of last year there has been an increased concern from the community about gangs in Dover.
Source: WBOC 16 News Date: June 27, 2012
A tour of City of Newburgh gang violence (White Plains, NY): Luis "King Luch" Tambito testified on Tuesday against his former allies in the Latin Kings gang, guiding jurors into Newburgh's most violent days.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: June 27, 2012
Metro Vancouver gangs continue violent power struggle (Vancouver, BC): The new brand of Vancouver's gangster is opportunistic and reckless, highlighted by a pair of very public Port Moody shootings. "Some of these people make the decision to kill somebody in 10 minutes," said Darryl Plecas, director of criminal justice research at the University of the Fraser Valley. "These young gangs, they're wannabe gangsters that have neither the patience nor the smarts to pull it off in the long haul."
Source: The Province Date: June 27, 2012
Suspected gang leader faces charges (Montreal, QC): A man police consider to be a dangerous and violent street gang leader has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of two men outside a Plateau Mont Royal bar during the long weekend.
Source: The Gazette Date: June 27, 2012
Underground Gangster Crips gang leader from Lorton pleads guilty to sex trafficking minors (Lorton, VA): A 26-year-old Lorton man pleaded guilty today to recruiting eight juvenile girls and operating a prostitution ring for the Underground Gangster Crips street gang.
Source: LortonPatch Date: June 27, 2012
Courthouse fight gang-related (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa Police tell us three males identified as gang members are accused of attacking people in the hallway of the Tulsa County Courthouse on Tuesday.
Source: KRMG News Date: June 27, 2012
Gangs in East Peoria? - A police perspective (East Peoria, IL): When Justin Siebenthal was shot to death earlier this month it did not take long for some East Peorians to begin speculating his death could be gang-related.
Source: East Peoria Times-Courier Date: June 27, 2012
Drug sweep nets gang members (Wichita Falls, TX): One of the biggest drug busts in Wichita Falls history netted charges against 30 members of a local gang. Interim Wichita Falls Police Chief Manuel Borrego called a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce the sweep, which he called a long-term investigation involving local police and the FBI.
Source: Times Record News Date: June 27, 2012
Gang member convicted of 1996 stabbing death (Santa Ana, CA): A former gang member sat with his chin resting on his fist Wednesday when he was convicted of second-degree murder for the unprovoked stabbing death of an unarmed teenager on a Fullerton street corner more than 15 years ago.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 27, 2012
Gang violence drops, home burglaries on the rise (Santa Barbara, CA): Gang violence has dropped dramatically, Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez told the City Council yesterday.
Source: The Daily Sound Date: June 27, 2012
Police believe graffiti that appeared over the weekend is gang-related (Eau Claire, WI): Police believe graffiti that appeared over the weekend is gang-related. The Eau Claire police department is investigating 44 separate cases of graffiti in the Birch Street area. The graffiti was discovered on several garages in the area on Sunday.
Source: WQOW 18 News Date: June 27, 2012
Admitted gang associate gets 20 years for armed robbery (Tippecanoe County, IN): A Lafayette man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison for his role in a 2011 gang-related robbery.
Source: Journal & Courier Date: June 27, 2012
Youth gangs getting younger and more sophisticated, cops say (Harlem, NY): Youth gangs are becoming more sophisticated across the city, finding new ways to identify themselves, working with older criminals who use them to keep cops distracted and recruiting new members in grade school or younger, an NYPD officer in charge of keeping tabs on them said Monday.
Source: DNAinfo Date: June 26, 2012
Alleged Denver cop killer claimed gang membership when booked (Denver, CO): Rollin Oliver, the man accused of killing a Denver police officer, claimed to be a member of the Park Hill Bloods street gang when he was booked into jail, according to documents obtained by The Denver Post.
Source: The Denver Post Date: June 26, 2012
Leader in Va. teen prostitution ring admits guilt (Alexandria, VA): An alleged street gang member admitted his role Tuesday in a prostitution ring that recruited high school girls for paid sex acts and threatened those who refused to participate.
Source: WTOP News Date: June 26, 2012
Salinas homicide suspect arrested at Rancho Cielo (Salinas, CA): Salinas police detectives went to Rancho Cielo on Tuesday and arrested a member of its Youth Corps in connection with a homicide.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: June 26, 2012
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