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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.
Program seeking to curb gang violence (Riviera Beach, FL): Riviera Beach police Crime Scene Detective Andrew Hinds was the investigator on the ground the night of last Sept. 1 when shots rang out during the Sweet 16 birthday party in Newcomb Hall at the Riviera Beach Marina where two teens died.
Source: South Florida Times Date: May 16, 2013
Governor signs bill to help keep gang activity out of schools (Indianapolis, IN): A bill to help keep gang activity out of Indiana schools has been signed by Gov. Mike Pence. Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington testified for Senate Bill 352. He said gangs are everywhere in Indiana, including the Greater Lafayette area.
Source: WLFI 18 News Date: May 16, 2013
Carjacking spree worries Jackson motorists (Jackson, MS): A rash of carjackings in Jackson had some motorists worried about their safety on Wednesday. Hinds County Supervisor Kenny Stokes said he believes it may be the work of gang members, and he pointed to graffiti as evidence of gang activity in the city.
Source: WAPT 16 News Date: May 16, 2013
Mounties nab pot caretaker (Langley, BC): A special anti-gang police team uncovered four sophisticated marijuana grow operations worth millions that included a vast underground greenhouse hidden by a paddock and a high-end doghouse in the Hatzic Valley area east of Mission.
Source: Langley Advance Date: May 16, 2013
Brother of New Orleans Mother's Day shooting suspect arrested (New Orleans, LA): Police on Thursday arrested and charged the second of two street-gang-member brothers suspected of shooting into a New Orleans parade on Mother's Day and wounding 20 people.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 16, 2013
Aspiring rap artist gunned down in west-side Ottawa housing complex (Ottawa, ON) : A 24-year-old aspiring rap artist who wears the colours of the Bloods street gang in music videos was gunned down outside a west-end home late Tuesday.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: May 16, 2013
Suspected gang members convicted in Hayward carjacking, shooting at Oakland CHP officer (Oakland, CA): Four reputed gang members, including two brothers, have been convicted of their roles last July in a Hayward carjacking and a subsequent vehicle pursuit in Oakland where a California Highway Patrol officer was shot at and had his car rammed, officials said Thursday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: May 16, 2013
Alleged Glades-area gang leader takes plea, agrees to 12 years in prison on manslaughter, racketeering charges (West Palm Beach, FL): One of the suspected leaders of a Glades-area street gang accepted a plea deal Thursday that will send him to prison for 12 years on manslaughter, racketeering and aggravated battery charges.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: May 16, 2013
Two Vallejo teens injured in suspected gang-related shooting (Vallejo, CA): Two young teenage boys, ages 13 and 15, were injured in a gang-related shooting in Vallejo on Wednesday night, police said.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: May 16, 2013
Police raid intended to show gangs are under surveillance (Modesto, CA): The day after dozens of Stanislaus County gang members were picked up on warrants, jailed for violating their parole or probation, and stripped of illegal weapons and drugs, more than a quarter were back on the streets. While they are out of jail, they aren't off the hook.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: May 16, 2013
Some believe gang members are operating under new rules (New Orleans, LA): Police say the Scott brothers are members of a gang known as the 'Frenchman and Derbigny boys'. "The Frenchman and Derbigny boys have been here since many of us were young officers and it's just generational," says Chief Ronal Serpas.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News Date: May 16, 2013
Two young teens injured in suspected gang-related shooting in Vallejo (Vallejo, CA): Two young teenage boys, ages 13 and 16, were injured in a gang-related shooting in Vallejo on Wednesday night, police said.
Source: BeneciaPatch Date: May 16, 2013
Senator Tom Cullerton working to keep gangs out of schools (Springfield, IL): School officials would be required by state law to report any weapons or gang activity to police, under legislation sponsored by state Sen. Tom Cullerton that the Illinois Senate approved Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 16, 2013
The transient nature of gangs in South King County (Federal Way, WA): Federal Way's first homicide of 2012 involved gangs. In the early morning hours of June 27, tension escalated among a crowd of gang members outside a Federal Way bar. A mix of black and Mexican males argued, flashed gang signs and yelled out affiliations with the Gangster Disciples and Rollin 90's Crips.
Source: Federal Way Mirror Date: May 16, 2013
By the numbers: Chicago-area gangs (Chicago, IL): Chicago is the gang capital of the United States. According to the Chicago Crime Commission, a 2012 Chicago Police Department gang audit found there are more than 600 gang factions in the city, with a minimum combined membership of 70,000.
Source: CBS News Date: May 16, 2013
Couple sought in area shooting make initial appearances in court (Yuma County, CA): A judge on Thursday granted a request by a prosecutor from the Yuma County Attorney's Office to set $500,000 bonds for the man and woman arrested in connection with a recent gang-related attempted homicide.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: May 16, 2013
Residents relieved after six arrested in gang-related Mother's Day parade shooting (New Orleans, LA): Days after sudden gunfire brought a chaotic and bloody end to a Mother's Day neighborhood parade in New Orleans, news of six arrests gave an organizer of the traditional event reason to celebrate again.
Source: Mississippi Press Date: May 16, 2013
Napa County supervisors seek to fill anti-gang service gaps (Napa County, CA): County officials have focused their attention on gangs and youth violence and seek to fill whatever gaps exist in services, they announced.
Source: Times-Herald Date: May 16, 2013
Four arrested in Gosselin homicide 'working for the Mafia' (Montreal, QB): At least one of four men arrested Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of Gaétan Gosselin had well-established ties to Montreal's Bo-Gars street gang.
Source: The Gazette Date: May 15, 2013
New arrest in El Dorado gang feuds (Lemoore, CA): It has been an eventful few weeks for the El Dorado Mobile Home Park. A feud between rival gangs turned violent last month, leading to several arrests on charges of assault, exhibiting a deadly firearm and criminal threats.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: May 15, 2013
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