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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.
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
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
Murder trial opens in gang-related shooting (Wilmington, NC): A disagreement and disrespect -- that's what prosecutors say led Christopher Spence to pull out a shotgun at a birthday and graduation party last year after midnight on July 8, 2012, pumping the trigger again and again, destroying rival gang member Kirt Williams.
Source: WDEL News Date: December 4, 2013
Expert weighs in on gang mentality, culture (Fort Wayne, IN): Officials have been attributing the rise in violent crime to gangs, guns, and drugs. There's about a dozen known gangs. Many members teenagers. So why do they turn to gangs in the first place?
Source: WANE News Channel 15 Date: December 4, 2013
Watsonville gets anti-gang grant (Watsonville, CA): Efforts to keep young people in Watsonville from getting into trouble after school got a boost recently with a $380,000 grant from the state. The competitive grant from the California Gang Reduction, Intervention, and Prevention program (CalGRIP) will help the Watsonville Police Department, Pajaro Valley Unified School District and Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance to continue to offer services such as gang prevention, intervention and suppression activities focused on at-risk youth.
Source: Date: December 4, 2013
Coatesville gang leader sentenced for robbery and drugs (Chester County, PA): Before William "Pumpkin" Shockley was sentenced Wednesday, a prosecutor showed the judge a T-shirt he said the Coatesville gang leader made to intimidate his community.
Source: The Inquirer Date: December 4, 2013
Report: Cops see gangs as growing threat (San Diego, CA): Gangs committed about a quarter of all violent crimes in San Diego County last year and are considered a greater threat to communities than they were five years ago, according to a report released Tuesday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: December 4, 2013
Alleged Ogden gang members plan suit over injunction (Ogden, UT): After being pursued by police and prosecutors for years, those targeted by a now-defunct gang injunction in Ogden are fighting back and plan to sue Weber County and Ogden City Police for potentially millions of dollars.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 4, 2013
Suspected Planada gang member pleads no contest in vehicle shooting (Planada, CA): A "high-ranking" Planada street-gang member with a lengthy criminal history pleaded no contest Wednesday to a felony count of attempting to shoot at a vehicle.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: December 4, 2013
Meet the company creating jobs for former gang members (Los Angeles, CA): At the two-story Los Angeles headquarters of Homeboy Industries, one of the country's largest gang intervention programs, you can purchase pastries, sandwiches, coffee mugs, T-shirts, onesies, freshly baked bread and much more. But the biggest item Homeboy Industries sells is hope.
Source: Entrepeneur Date: December 4, 2013
Two Boston men get life sentences in killing of teen (Boston, MA): Two Boston men convicted of killing a 16-year-old boy to send a message to a rival gang have been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 3, 2013
Rec centers offer safe haven amid gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Antonio Horton knows what it means to be there when it matters most. Horton is a youth advisor for the Belmont Recreational Center in Lincoln, a community center with after school programs for school students, as well as open doors for any kids looking to get off the streets at night.
Source: KOLN News Date: December 3, 2013
Lompoc man sentenced to life without parole (Lompoc, CA): A Lompoc gang member convicted earlier this year of gunning down a former rival gang member in a dark alley will spend the rest of his life in state prison.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: December 3, 2013
Marshals arrest Wichita gang member on top 10 list; three still sought (Wichita, KS): Authorities have now arrested seven of the top 10 people on a list of wanted gang members, a Wichita police official said Tuesday. All of the people on the list are known gang members, and most have a history of violent crimes, including aggravated assault or aggravated battery.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: December 3, 2013
Multi-million dollar lawsuit to be filed over Ogden gang restraining orders (Ogden, UT): It was a novel idea to cut crime. Ogden police served hundreds of alleged members of a violent street gang with restraining orders, prohibiting them from associating with each other in public — within most of city limits. Police said it worked, documenting a drop in violent and property crimes.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News Date: December 3, 2013
Police arrest man, 20, for gang shooting (Winnipeg, MB): Tensions over a street gangster's defection led to him being blasted with a sawed-off shotgun and seriously wounded in the North End.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: December 3, 2013
Teen arrested in connection with Thanksgiving Day shooting (Longview, WA): Longview police arrested a 16-year-old Longview resident in connection with the gang-related Thanksgiving Day shooting in the Highlands — but they're still looking for the gun.
Source: The Daily News Date: December 3, 2013
Man stabbed during McKinley Park fight (Chicago, IL): A man was stabbed Monday afternoon during a fight that police believe was gang-related in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 3, 2013
Is Steven Perez, fatal stabbing victim, a North Side Mafia gang member called "Sly Dog"? (Denver, CO): The Denver coroner has ID'd the man stabbed to death late Sunday afternoon as Steven Perez, 38. Additionally, a published report says Perez was a member of the North Side Mafia, the venerable Denver street gang at the center of a 2010 episode of the History Channel's Gangland series that caused controversy among local bangers and anti-gang activists alike.
Source: Denver Westword Date: December 3, 2013
Watsonville police investigate Monday shooting as gang crime (Watsonville, CA): Two men were shot Monday night during what Watsonville police are investigating as a gang-related crime on the 100 block of Arthur Road.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: December 3, 2013
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