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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.
New crime unit finding success in cracking down on gangs in neighborhood (Memphis, TN): It's the middle of the work day and straight to the streets for a team with one sole mission – gangs. "It's around you everyday, all day. Kids have to deal with it in their music, everything that they do," says Sgt. Michael Pierce with the Multi-Agency Gang Unit.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: February 3, 2014
Shalander Givens gets 205 years to life in 2010 shooting (Fresno, CA): A Fresno man convicted of disabling a young girl in a mistaken gang drive-by shooting is going to prison for 205 years to life.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: February 3, 2014
Gunfire outside high school gang-related, not random (Phoenix, AZ): Police now say shots fired outside a basketball game at Cesar Chavez High School Friday night were gang-related and not random.
Source: KTVK-3TV News Date: February 3, 2014
Felon linked to gang gets three years for having gun (Peoria, IL): A man linked to the Bomb Squad street gang was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: February 3, 2014
Chicago Strike Force chases 'perfect storm': Gangs linked to Mexican heroin cartels (Chicago, IL): The ABC7 I-Team connects the dots of a billion-dollar drug dealing business from Mexico to Chicago and the suburbs. Law enforcement calls it "Chicago's new organized crime" and has new strategies to deal with it.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: February 3, 2014
Another arrest made in Project Falling Star investigation (Winnipeg, MB): Police have made another arrest in the Project Falling Star investigation. The investigation, which started in April 2013 and targeted members of the Manitoba Warriors street gang, has led to criminal code charges being levied on 57 Manitoba Warriors members and associates, as well as the execution of seven search warrants and three firearms warrants.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: February 3, 2014
Nine more suspected Aurora gang members hit with injunctions (Aurora, IL): A judge recently tagged nine more suspected street gang members from Aurora with restrictions as part of a 2012 lawsuit filed against the Latin Kings by the city.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: February 2, 2014
Sen. Mark Kirk to highlight anti-gang effort (Peoria, IL): Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis and several other officials are gathering at the Peoria Police Department on Sunday morning to detail the city's "Don't Shoot" initiative. City officials say Peoria currently has more than 10 active street gangs, with a total of more than 400 known gang members.
Source: WICS Newschannel 20 Date: February 1, 2014
Gang member sentenced on shooting, drug charges (Medford, OR): A known Medford Norteño gang member will serve seven and a half years in prison for his involvement in a March 2013 drive-by shooting and delivery of more than a quarter-pound of methamphetamine in 2012.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: February 1, 2014
Bridgeport gangs fight outside court (Bridgeport, CT): Dozens of judicial marshals, and local state and school police kept a large crowd in check inside the courtroom as four young men pleaded guilty Friday to the gang slaying of a popular high school student.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: February 1, 2014
California to recognize gang members can change (Sacramento, CA): Prison officials revealed new rules Friday that they say will make California the first state to recognize that inmates can quit prison gangs and put that lifestyle behind them, allowing them to escape the tough restrictions that gang members are subject to.
Source: The Californian Date: February 1, 2014
Indiana gang member wanted in shooting arrested in Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ): The U.S. Marshals Service says an Indiana gang member wanted in connection with a brutal shooting has been apprehended in Phoenix.
Source: KTVK-3TV News Date: February 1, 2014
Suspects arrested in gang-related stabbing in Visalia (Visalia, CA): Two men have been arrested in Visalia as suspects in a gang-related stabbing of a male victim Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: February 1, 2014
Chicago crime is down (Chicago, IL): Chicago finished January 2014 with 43 percent less shootings and cut the number of murders in half compared to January of last year, according to the Director of News Affairs Adam Collins. Chicago police also say overall crime in the city is down 34 percent.
Source: CSN Chicago Date: February 1, 2014
'Influential gang member' indicted on murder charge in Clark County shooting (Las Vegas, NV): A 33-year-old "influential gang member" who claimed to be an informant for authorities was indicted on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a man Jan. 14, Clark County prosecutors said Friday.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: January 31, 2014
Bexar Gang roundup nets 46 (Bexar County, TX): When the weather got cold last week, the Bexar County Sheriff was turning up the heat on gang members. 1200 WOAI news reports a Gang Member Round Up resulted in the cuffs being slapped on 46 known gang members, cutting holes in the Mexican Mafia, the Latin Kings, the Bloods, and the Tango Orejon, which is the largest street gang in Texas.
Source: WOAI 4 News Date: January 31, 2014
Deputies make arrest in gang-related shooting (Walterboro, SC): Colleton County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man they believe was involved in a shooting that happened on December 10 at the Ashepoo Grocery store.
Source: WCIV 4 News Date: January 31, 2014
Man gets 55 years in gang execution (Salisbury, MD): During his sentencing hearing in Wicomico County Circuit Court, Keenan Jaquin Victor turned around to look at the mother of the man he shot and killed and said he was sorry.
Source: The Daily Times Date: January 31, 2014
Overall reported crime down nearly 27 percent in Merced (Merced, CA): The gang unit made 931 arrests in 2013, 773 of which were adults, and 158 were juveniles. The 931 arrests were of 530 persons, 24 of whom were arrested five or more times, Andrade said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: January 31, 2014
Retaliation may be cause of Fresno gang member's shooting (Fresno, CA): A Dogpound gang member was shot multiple times Friday evening in southwest Fresno, and police are trying to learn if it was related to shots fired eight minutes earlier in a rival neighborhood, Lt. Joe Gomez said.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: January 31, 2014
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