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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.
Locals begin their own initiative against violence (Chattanooga, TN): The High Point Initiative in Chattanooga is set to begin Friday, however, some locals are taking their own initiatives to try and stop gang violence.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: March 6, 2014
Gang-related shooting injures elderly Grant Co. man (Grant County, WA): An elderly man was wounded while he was sleeping Wednesday in what appeared to be a targeted gang-related shooting.
Source: KREM 2 News Date: March 6, 2014
Fourth man gets prison in gang shooting (Orange County, CA): Two years after a jury convicted him of shooting a 15-year-old girl in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun, a Costa Mesa gang member has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison, authorities said.
Source: Daily Pilot Date: March 6, 2014
Teen stabbed by apparent gang members in Monrovia (Monrovia, CA): Two apparent gang members stabbed and wounded a young man after he exited a bus Thursday afternoon, police said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: March 6, 2014
Law enforcement works to curb gang activity in jail (Charlottesville, VA): With nearly 200 gang members in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, law enforcement is working hard to curb their illegal activity - that includes inside the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.
Source: WVIR 29 News Date: March 5, 2014
Identity theft gang targets cars, fitness clubs in Chester, Delaware counties (Media, PA): Authorities are calling them the Felony Lane Gang, and they are known to law enforcement up and down the East Coast. The gang has done a lot of its dirty work in Delaware and Chester counties in Pennsylvania, and it seems to have been one step ahead of the police.
Source: WPVI 6 News Date: March 5, 2014
Police: Baytown teen faces charges in trying to recruit for gang (Baytown, TX) : A 13-year-old boy could face assault charges after Baytown police say he was trying to recruit for a local gang.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: March 5, 2014
Lompoc man arrested in gang-related stabbing (Lompoc, CA): A Lompoc man was arrested Tuesday for stabbing a man in the area of Pine Avenue and F Street on the morning of March 2. The adult male victim reported that he had been approached by several Hispanic men, who yelled gang phrases and asked where the victim was from.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: March 5, 2014
Victim of Santa Rosa gang attack may have gang affiliations (Santa Rosa, CA): Six men accused of participating in a gang-related attack in the West 9th Street area of Santa Rosa will face trial on five felony counts stemming from the incident, a Sonoma County Superior Court judge determined Wednesday.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: March 5, 2014
Alleged East Side Gang member headed to federal prison for felony gun possession (Saginaw, MI): A man authorities allege is an East Side Gang member is headed to a federal prison for felony gun possession.
Source: The Saginaw News Date: March 5, 2014
Salinas police chief touts data approach to stymie gang violence (Salinas, CA): Salinas police Chief Kelly McMillin clarified an administrative report Tuesday — he didn't intend to immediately ask the City Council for a crime analyst, but that's where he would like to see his department go in the future.
Source: The Californian Date: March 5, 2014
San Diego jury deadlocks on death penalty in trial of alleged leaders of drug gang (San Diego, CA): A San Diego jury has deadlocked on whether two alleged leaders of a violent Mexican drug gang should receive the death penalty.
Source: Daily Journal Date: March 5, 2014
Court upholds conviction of Richmond man in Valentine's Day church shooting (San Francisco, CA): A state appeals court in San Francisco has upheld three attempted-murder convictions and a 40-year sentence for a man who carried out a gang-related shooting in a Richmond church on Valentine's Day in 2010.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 5, 2014
Alleged gang member facing gun charges — for the fifth time, Suffolk DA says (Dorchester, MA): An alleged street gang member is facing illegal gun charges for the fifth time following his arrest by Boston police, who spotted him sitting in an illegally parked car, smoking marijuana with two other alleged gang members, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 4, 2014
Gang sweep results in West Sacramento arrests of four Norteno members (West Sacramento, CA): Four known gang members are off the street tonight as part of a multi-agency gang sweep and drug bust in West Sacramento.
Source: CBS Sacramento Date: March 4, 2014
KICK-ing gang activity (Kinston, NC): At Monday's Kinston City Council meeting, members of the Kinston Department of Public Safety spoke on a concept to improve not only its relationship with the community, but the appearance of the city.
Source: Kinston Free Press Date: March 4, 2014
Changes to gang violence laws don't come easy (Moses Lake, WA): Thirteenth District lawmakers were overwhelmed with phone calls last week from residents wondering what the Legislature is doing to combat gang violence.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: March 4, 2014
Three suspected gang members plead no contest to East Oakland shooting (East Oakland, CA): Three suspected gang members pleaded no contest today to charges that they were responsible for the 2011 shooting death in East Oakland of a man they mistakenly believed belonged to a rival gang.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 4, 2014
.5 percent of Salinas' population are gangsters, police chief says (Salinas, CA): Salinas has 23 active gangs, and gangsters make up .5 percent of the city's total population. About 90 percent of homicides were gang-related, the report states.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: March 4, 2014
Police: Teen girls from rival gangs arrested after Rock Hill fight (Rock Hill, SC): An alleged teenage gang member told police that a member of an opposing group punched her in the face and stomped on her head and ribs during a brawl in Rock Hill on Sunday. But, after the supposed victim and suspect gave police conflicting statements, they were both taken to jail and charged with fighting.
Source: The State Date: March 4, 2014
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