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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.
Fresno police increase patrols on Fulton Mall after shooting (Fresno, CA): Fresno police officers are stepping up patrols on the Fulton Mall following Thursday night's shooting involving gang members. Investigators are also looking for 26-year-old Keshawn Jones. Police say Jones shot a rival gang member near the Downtown Ice Rink. They believe he's hiding out somewhere in Fresno.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: December 7, 2013
Gangs a concern for Jasper County law enforcement (Jasper County, SC): Four local gangs have the potential to bring violence and crime that is consistent with their national counterparts, according to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: December 7, 2013
Police say gang violence to blame for double murder near CCC (New Orleans, LA): Two men are now in Orleans Parish Prison charged in a high-profile double murder last month in Algiers.
Source: WWLTV.com Date: December 6, 2013
Chicago man sentenced to 70 years in gang shooting (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man is facing 70 years in prison for the murder of a man shot in his car on the city's South Side.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 6, 2013
What's behind San Diego's gang problem (San Diego, CA): Local street gangs are growing and getting harder to police, according to officials from nine out of 11 law enforcement agencies who spoke to SANDAG for a study released this week.
Source: Voice of San Diego Date: December 6, 2013
Gang activity gets man 30 years in prison (Seguin, TX): Jurors deliberated for almost five hours Thursday on a verdict sending a local man to state prison for 30 years. The jury of eight men and four women had taken only about an hour and 40 minutes Wednesday to convict George Garcia Jr., 30, of Seguin, for the first-degree felony offense of engaging in organized criminal activity by committing an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Source: Seguin Gazette Date: December 6, 2013
Taunton woman gets probation in RI drug, gang sweep (Taunton, RI): A 24-year-old Taunton woman was the only one to avoid jail time among dozens who were prosecuted as part of a two-year investigation into drug dealers and armed drug traffickers linked to the notorious MS-13 street gang in Providence, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for Rhode Island.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette Date: December 5, 2013
Two teens arrested following reported gang-related fight (Red Bluff, CA): Two Red Bluff teenagers who are reportedly gang members were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of battery and challenging another teen to fight upon a school campus, police announced today.
Source: The Record Searchlight Date: December 5, 2013
Denver anti-gang activist appears in court for Park Hill shooting (Denver, CO): Anti-gang activist Terrance Roberts, who is charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a reputed gang member in September, waived his preliminary hearing on Thursday.
Source: The Denver Post Date: December 5, 2013
Street gang member sentenced to nine years in prison (Syracuse, NY): A member of a Syracuse street gang was sentenced today to nine years in prison for his role in the gang's use of violence to control the drug trade in its territory.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 5, 2013
Syracuse gangster: Anger drove me to the life of violence (Syracuse, NY): Ever wonder how a kid turns into a thug on the streets of Syracuse? Kenneth Jackson gave the formula to a federal judge this week. Among the crimes on Jackson's resume of violence: firing nearly two dozen shots into a home where four kids were sleeping.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 5, 2013
Faith leaders explore ways to stem youth violence (Columbia, SC): A group of Midlands religious leaders gathered Thursday to talk about an issue that won’t go away: the rise of youth violence in the community.
Source: The State Date: December 5, 2013
Gang member shot near downtown Fresno's Fulton Mall ice rink (Fresno, CA): Gunfire broke out Thursday a couple hundred feet from the Fulton Mall ice rink when two rival gang members exchanged words, then one of them pulled out a gun and began shooting.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: December 5, 2013
Judge increases bail for gang member who started fight that ended in Portland 15-year-old's death (Portland, OR): A Multnomah County judge Thursday increased bail for a 23-year-old documented gang member identified by prosecutors as the aggressor in a fight at a Southeast Portland MAX platform that ended with his 15-year-old friend shot to death.
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 5, 2013
Second defendant pleads out in SM gang homicide (Santa Maria, CA): A second defendant in the gang-related torture and murder of a Santa Maria man in March changed his not guilty plea Wednesday morning.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: December 5, 2013
Northbird attends gang resistance training (La Crosse, WI): Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School Resource Officer Shannon Northbird of the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, attended the National Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT) instructors' training Nov. 4-13 in La Crosse, Wis.
Source: The Pilot-Independent Date: December 5, 2013
Gun, heroin trafficking busts in Rhode Island cripple MS-13 gang, authorities say (Providence, RI): A long-running investigation of heroin and weapons trafficking in Rhode Island drew to a close Thursday, with authorities saying it resulted in the arrest of 36 alleged members of the notorious El Salvador-linked MS-13 gang and the seizure of more than 50 pounds of the drug, 15 guns and nearly $500,000 in cash.
Source: NBC News Date: December 5, 2013
Former LAPD officer and an ex-gang member explain gang mentality, solutions to curb violence (Fort Wayne, IN): Leaders in Fort Wayne are blaming this year's rise in homicides on gangs, guns, and drugs. Lots of you have asked how police and the community can help put an end to the violence. NewsChannel 15 spoke with a former Los Angeles Police Department gang unit officer about possible solutions for our city.
Source: WANE News Channel 15 Date: December 5, 2013
Program aims to reach kids, reduce gang violence in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Police, school and nonprofit leaders will kick off a two-year program in January to try to keep more children and teens out of gangs.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: December 5, 2013
Casady: Nonviolent gang crime drops (Lincoln, NE): Gang crime plummeted in Lincoln over the past few years, even though gang-on-gang violence escalated in the past six months, Public Safety Director Tom Casady said. Officers tied nearly 3,000 crimes — graffiti, attacks, robberies, rapes, drug deals — to gangs in the seven years since police started flagging certain crimes as gang-related, Lincoln Police Department data shows.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: December 5, 2013
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