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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.
Milwaukee gang leader is sentenced in killing of rap artist (Milwaukee, WI): A street gang general who oversaw the torture and murder of a Milwaukee rap artist on New Year's Day 2013 — but who later helped authorities solve the crime — was sentenced Thursday to 16 years in prison for his role.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: February 27, 2014
Realtors oppose gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): The Santa Barbara Association of Realtors Board of Directors voted to oppose the City of Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction because of "the stigma" the injunction would place on large portions of the city designated as "safety zones."
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: February 27, 2014
Man re-indicted in April slaying, gang activity alleged (Savannah, GA): A Savannah man on Wednesday was re-indicted on murder and related charges involving street gang participation in the April shooting death of a man found dead in a car near Hodge Elementary School.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: February 27, 2014
Emanuel: Cops 'slow' to respond to gang split behind homicide spike (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department was "slow to react" to the splintering of street gangs that drove a spike in the city's homicide rate, Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Thursday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 27, 2014
Marrero teenager convicted of shooting 2-year-old boy in the face (New Orleans, LA): A Marrero teenager who opened fire on a presumed rival from another street gang -- but instead shot his target's 2-year-old son in the face -- has been convicted. Carl Baham, 19, was found guilty of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of illegal use of a gun in the July 25 shooting, outside a Harvey apartment complex at Apache and Tensas drives.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: February 27, 2014
Gang information event targeted at residents of 32609 ZIP code (Gainesville, FL): Parents in the 32609 ZIP code in northeast Gainesville are being encouraged to attend the inaugural Kids Parent Appreciation Day, an event that organizers say will shower parents with food, gifts and love, while also educating them about gang activity in their neighborhoods.
Source: The Gainesville Sun Date: February 27, 2014
Lake City works to eliminate its gang problem (Florence, SC): Lake City has recently has seen an influx in gang-related crimes. Law Enforcement Officers said they are working on a plan to drive gang activity from the community.
Source: WMBF News Date: February 27, 2014
Three gang members arrested in south Napa (Napa, CA): Three known gang members were arrested Tuesday afternoon as they were loitering around a parked VW Jetta at Freeway Drive and Imola Avenue, according to Napa Police.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: February 27, 2014
Community, police partnership credited with reducing violent crime cases (Conway, SC): Newly released records from the Conway Police Department show the number of violent crimes reported in the city is decreasing. That is good news for people who live along Highway 378 near Highway 501 that has been hit with a string of violence and gang activity in recent years.
Source: WMBF News Date: February 27, 2014
Gang member arrested on suspicion of shooting teen who lost eye (Watsonville, CA): A 20-year-old documented gang member was arrested Wednesday in the Feb. 14 shooting of a 13-year-old Watsonville boy who lost an eye after being critically injured, a police detective said Thursday.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: February 27, 2014
Sister of murder victim speaks out against gang violence (San Diego, CA): It's a sad fact. Gang-related murders in San Diego tend to get very little media attention; even though gang violence affects families all over the county.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: February 27, 2014
Sheriff presents solutions to gang problem (Moses Lake, WA): Hundreds of concerned residents were on hand Wednesday night as the sheriff's office and county officials addressed recent gang violence and plans to combat the growing problem.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: February 27, 2014
FBI arrests man in Las Vegas tied to Portland gang-related homicide, police say (Las Vegas, NV): FBI agents Wednesday arrested a 23-year-old man in Las Vegas who was wanted on a warrant accusing him of murder in the 2013 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old at a Northeast Portland gas station.
Source: The Oregonian Date: February 27, 2014
San Rafael boy, 15, charged as adult in alleged gang shooting (San Rafael, CA): A 15-year-old San Rafael boy accused of shooting another teen in a gang-related attack was charged as an adult Thursday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: February 27, 2014
Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force sees rise in 2013 seizures (Culpeper, VA): The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force seized more than $1.2 million in illegal narcotics in 2013, a release from the organization revealed Wednesday.
Source: Star Exponent Date: February 26, 2014
DA: 'Gang' word should not be used in murder retrial (Woburn, MA): Prosecutors are trying to prevent convicted killer Eric Murray's lawyer from using the word "gang" during Murray's retrial for the 2003 murder of Joseph McDaniel.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News Date: February 26, 2014
Police respond to alleged "gang threats" with show of solidarity (Lake Charles, LA): Alleged threats of gang activity brought out a large police presence at Calcasieu District Court. More than 25 uniformed Lake Charles Police officers showed up Wednesday morning in a sign of solidarity after an incident last week.
Source: KPLC 7 News Date: February 26, 2014
Ex-gang member – now a scholar – implores Vista Nueva students to choose success (Modesto, CA): When Erin McChesney went to her principal with a new book for her high school English students, he was skeptical. Consider the cover. The title, "Street Life: Poverty, Gangs and a Ph.D.," is scrawled in a graffiti-style font.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: February 26, 2014
Gang member, teen brother arrested in central Fresno shootings (Fresno, CA) : A Fresno gang member and his 17-year-old brother are in custody in connection with two central Fresno shootings in February, police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: February 26, 2014
Holder asked to challenge asylum for former MS-13 gang member (Washington, DC): House Republicans have asked Attorney General Eric Holder to appeal a court decision that would allow criminal gang members who are also illegal immigrants to seek asylum in the U.S. for renouncing their membership.
Source: The Colorado Observer Date: February 26, 2014
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