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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.
In Briana Allen killing, prosecutors unleash major racketeering indictment (New Orleans, LA): Almost a year after 5-year-old Briana Allen was fatally shot at a birthday party and 33-year-old Shawanna Pierce caught a deadly bullet while driving through the Central City neighborhood, the investigation has led to this: a sprawling indictment naming 15 people in a racketeering conspiracy involving 15 killings, numerous attempted murders and armed robberies and other violence across the city.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: May 9, 2013
Police: Gang member fired shots (Greenville, NC): Greenville police on Wednesday arrested a gang member on charges he fired into an occupied vehicle.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: May 9, 2013
Police identify suspect in Langside shooting (Winnipeg, MB): It was a cold-blooded execution in broad daylight of a young man mistaken for a gang member. Now a countrywide manhunt is underway for the teen suspect Winnipeg police believe is responsible for pulling the trigger.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: May 8, 2013
Gang members plead guilty on drug charges (Williamsport, PA): Three gang members with ties to the Shamokin and Mount Carmel areas pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to conspiring to sell crack cocaine and heroin.
Source: The News Item Date: May 8, 2013
Alleged gang member sentenced for assault in holding cell (Dayton, OH): Richard Benton III, whom law enforcement officials say is a member of the Robert "Booby" Hill gang they say ran a local heroin distribution ring, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in prison on Wednesday for assaulting another individual.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: May 8, 2013
Hearing in north Modesto gang slaying postponed (Modesto, CA): A judge Wednesday postponed an arraignment hearing for eight defendants charged with murder in connection with the death of a 20-year-old man in north Modesto.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 8, 2013
Two men injured in nightime knife attack at Healdsburg High School (Healdsburg, CA): Two men were stabbed Tuesday night at Healdsburg High School in what officials are calling a rare incident of gang violence in the community. "We are not immune. We wish we were," said City Councilman Gary Plass, a retired Healdsburg Police sergeant. "It does raise its ugly head occasionally."
Source: The Press Democrat Date: May 8, 2013
Police shed light on gangs (Hopewell, VA): It can be something as simple as the color of a hat, a backpack, beads around someone's neck or a tattoo. All these things can be used to identify a gang member.
Source: The Hopewell News Date: May 8, 2013
Inmate, 17 other alleged Bloods indicted on racketeering charges (Baltimore, MD): A federal grand jury indicted 18 alleged gang members on racketeering charges, including a detainee at a state-managed detention center, news that could draw more scrutiny to Maryland's beleaguered correctional system.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: May 8, 2013
Gang member pleads guilty to role in slaying of store employee (Buffalo, NY): A member of the Bailey Boys street gang in Buffalo has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the shooting death of a clerk in an East Side convenience store more than two years ago, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced Tuesday.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: May 8, 2013
Teen to be tried as adult (Stockton, CA): A 14-year-old boy is being tried as an adult on charges of attempted murder for a Stockton gang-related shooting. And Stockton police are warning gangsters that if they don't stop such violence, they, too, will face tough consequences.
Source: The Record Date: May 8, 2013
Known gang members arrested in Nyssa (Ontario, OR): The Nyssa Police department arrested three male suspects wanted for multiple warrants, the majority of which were related to gang activity, Tuesday after an officer on patrol witnessed two of them entering a home at the 300 block of South Second Street.
Source: The Argus Observer Date: May 8, 2013
Witness jailed after failing to appear at gang homicide trial (Madison, WI): The brother of two of the 10 people charged in the 2011 gang-related shooting death of a Madison man was taken into custody Wednesday after he failed to appear as a witness at the homicide trial of the alleged trigger man, police and prosecutors said.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: May 8, 2013
Not guilty verdict in 2001 Aurora gang murder case (Aurora, IL): After seven hours of deliberations Wednesday, a Kane County jury acquitted Arnoldo Aguilar of charges that he gunned down a 26-year-old rival gang member in Aurora 12 years ago.
Source: Daily Herald Date: May 8, 2013
Police: Joliet man shot at gang members while seated next to infant (Joliet, IL): An 18-year-old Joliet man shot at rival gang members Sunday while he was sitting next to a 1-year-old child, police said.
Source: The Herald-News Date: May 8, 2013
Update: Gang Task Force investigation leads to drug bust in Williams (Williams, AZ): Law enforcement agents arrested 22 people from seven different locations in Williams and in Flagstaff May 1 as part of a seven-month drug investigation.
Source: Williams-Grand Canyon News Date: May 7, 2013
Napa County Commission taking inventory on groups to reduce gangs, youth violence (Napa Valley, CA): The Napa County Gang & Youth Violence Commission, a commission of the Board of Supervisors, is preparing an inventory of community programs and resources aimed at reducing gang activity and youth violence.
Source: NapaValleyPatch Date: May 7, 2013
AISD combats gang violence with prevention program (Austin, TX): School is not out for summer yet, but sixth grade students at Gorzychi Middle School are having a special graduation ceremony. Their diploma is for Austin Independent School District's GREAT program, which stands for Gang Resistance Education and Training.
Source: KEYE 42 News Date: May 7, 2013
Exporting Los Angeles gang reduction strategies to Central America (Los Angeles, CA): Can the gang reduction strategies in Los Angeles that are credited, in part, for helping decrease gang-related crimes work in Central America? That's what international policy experts and social workers hope.
Source: SCPR News Date: May 7, 2013
Did a father's murder provoke a deadly triple shooting in Mid-City? (New Orleans, LA): On the night of Feb. 15, Isaac "Big Ike" Stern was smoking a cigarette outside his house near the Fair Grounds when three masked gunmen approached and opened fire.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: May 7, 2013
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