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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.
Sunnyside gang problem improves in last couple of years (Sunnyside, WA): It's a problem Sunnyside has been working hard to clean up. KIMA learned the gang problem has gotten better in the last couple of years. KIMA dug up the numbers to see how many gang incidents there's been in Sunnyside since 2009. It dropped slightly from 2009 to 2010. Then it jumped 130 incidents from 2010 to 2011. It dropped again by nearly 26% in the last two years.
Source: KIMA News Date: December 1, 2013
Police find 20-year-old man fatally shot (Lincoln, NE): A man identified in a police report as the victim of a fatal shooting early Sunday near the state Capitol had gang ties, according to court documents, though it is unclear whether gang involvement was to blame for his death.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: December 1, 2013
Homicides down 32 percent in Mississippi's southernmost counties (Gulfport, MS): Criminal homicides in the three Coast counties have decreased a second consecutive year, with seven fewer killings reported this year than last year. A Sun Herald review of homicides since January shows 15 people have died in criminal acts in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties, compared with 22 in 2012 and 34 in 2011.
Source: Sun Herald Date: November 30, 2013
Cops, gangs to meet in 'call-in' (Walla Walla, WA): Area law officers and gang members will meet Tuesday in the first of what Walla Walla Police Chief Scott Bieber hopes will be many parleys. The gang "call-in," as Bieber refers to the meeting, is the result of long-term planning and organization efforts he has spearheaded to address gang activity in the Walla Walla Valley.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: November 30, 2013
Gang bangers arrested (San Bernardino, CA): Another of those AB 109 (Post Release Community Supervision) gang members was arrested Friday after being identified as the driver of a getaway car during a Highland car burglary.
Source: Highland Community News Date: November 30, 2013
Gang member arrested in 2012 shooting (Mount Vernon, NY): A Mount Vernon man, who is a member of the "Gunnaz" street gang, has been arrested for the 2012 shooting of a city resident.
Source: Empire State News Date: November 29, 2013
Providence police arrest four, seize gun intended for home invasion (Providenec, RI): A pistol intended to be used in a home invasion Wednesday night was seized by police - after the young men allegedly planning the robbery decided instead to get high.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: November 29, 2013
Longview boy, 16, wounded in gang-related shooting (Longview, WA): A 16-year-old Longview boy was wounded in a gang shooting in the Highlands shortly after midnight Thursday, authorities said. Family members said the boy, whom they identified as Corey Huedner, was shot in the stomach.
Source: Date: November 29, 2013
Two shot Thanksgiving morning at Kettleman Lane store (Lodi, CA): A gunman shot two people at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday on the 700 block of South Cherokee Lane in Lodi. According to a Lodi police report, the shooting was a "gang-related dispute."
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: November 29, 2013
Santa Cruz man attacked, stabbed in leg (Santa Cruz, CA): A 22-year-old Santa Cruz man was jumped by a group of men and stabbed multiple times in the leg in a gang-motivated attack, Santa Cruz police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: November 29, 2013
Four injured in southwest Fresno shooting (Fresno, CA): Two men, a teen boy and a woman were injured Friday evening in a southwest Fresno shooting, and an anti-gang unit is searching for the shooter, Fresno Police Lt. Joe Gomez said. Police said the three adults are Bulldog gang members.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: November 29, 2013
Yakima's Gang Free Initiative makes progress (Yakima, WA): Yakima's Gang Free Initiative is making strides. The most recent numbers are in on the program's success. They show the GFI is diving into the community and working individually with at-risk youth. Gang violence is a consistent problem in the Yakima Valley. Pat Crone says he's seen it all.
Source: KIMA News Date: November 29, 2013
Gang members stopped by cops before they could turn Hmong new year violent (Sacramento, CA): It was supposed to be a cultural celebration for the Hmong community coming together to celebrate the new year, but some gang members were arrested that could have turned it violent.
Source: CBS Sacramento Date: November 28, 2013
Teen killed in apparent gang-related shooting in Pomona (Pomona, CA): Sheriff's detectives were searching today for the person who fatally shot a 17-year-old boy in what police called a possible gang-related shooting.
Source: NBC4 Los Angeles Date: November 28, 2013
Ruthless Latin Kings gang leader gets life behind bars (White Plains, NY): A federal judge sentenced convicted City of Newburgh Latin King gang leader Wilson "King Gunz" Pagan to life plus 85 years on narcotics conspiracy charges and his involvement in the shooting death of a teen mistaken for a rival gang member.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: November 27, 2013
City says anti-gang programs should have core funding (Toronto, ON): City officials are asking the province to fund "critical" gang intervention programs which are missing from a youth action plan put in place after gang-related violence in 2012.
Source: Toronto Star Date: November 27, 2013
Man killed in Seattle mistaken for gang member (Seattle, WA): A King County sheriff's officer says a young man fatally shot on a south Seattle street in White Center was mistaken by the shooter for a member of a rival gang.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: November 27, 2013
Washington County Interagency Gang Enforcement Team presents gang activity in Forest Grove, Cornelius (Forest Grove, OR): Matt Jacobsen has kept an eye on gang activity in Forest Grove for the past few years. The 28-year-old Forest Grove police officer started cultivating relationships with people affiliated with local gang members.
Source: The Oregonian Date: November 27, 2013
Three men arrested in gang-related shooting near Stockton mall (Stockton, CA): Three suspects in a gang-related shooting were arrested on Wednesday at Weberstown Mall near the entrance of Delta College, Stockton Police said.
Source: CBS Sacramento Date: November 27, 2013
Fed hearing reveals coffee-shop gambling ring was gang-run, undone by wiretaps (San Jose, CA): An illicit gambling ring allegedly run out of Vietnamese coffee shops in San Jose was the brainchild of a notorious street gang and unraveled last week after more than two years of clandestine wiretaps, according to government statements during a federal detention hearing Friday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 27, 2013
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