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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.
Gang members accused of robbing 12-year-old Sparks boy (Sparks, NV): Sparks police have arrested two teen gang members accused of robbing a 12-year-old boy at Sparks Middle School.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: May 3, 2013
Forum seeks to prevent gang violence (Hopewell, VA): The Prince George County and Hopewell Police departments are working together to ensure that gang violence is stopped in the place it usually begins, in the home. Both police forces are holding a gang prevention forum on Saturday at Hopewell High School, focusing on teaching parents how to recognize and prevent gang involvement.
Source: The Progress-Index Date: May 3, 2013
Anti-gang group makes public awareness key part of strategy (Vancouver, BC): B.C.'s anti-gang unit is taking a new approach in the tough fight against gangsters. The province's Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) has just released a nine-page newsletter to help parents, educators and others who deal with young people help identify the signs of someone who's going down the wrong path.
Source: The Province Date: May 3, 2013
Three accused of gang plot to kill (Calgary, AB): Veterans of Calgary's gang war still have old scores to settle, and those who haven't been killed or put in prison have recently been targeted for revenge. On Tuesday, police revealed a one-time FOB Killers (FK) member now behind bars for a gang-related shooting in 2007 was the target of a murder plot allegedly hatched by three FOB members.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: May 3, 2013
Gang member Le Mario Branham shot in East Lake (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police are investigating a shooting that sent a 25-year-old gang member to the hospital Thursday morning.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 3, 2013
WV trainer arrested for U.S. murder (West Vancouver, BC): A personal trainer who worked at the West Vancouver Community Centre has been arrested in the United States and charged with first-degree murder in connection with a 25 year-old gang killing.
Source: North Shore News Date: May 3, 2013
Gang member guilty of killing O'side teen (Vista, CA): A teenage gang member was found guilty Thursday of murder in the shooting death of another teen in an Oceanside neighborhood with a history of gang violence.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 2, 2013
Counterinsurgency methods used to fight gang crime (Springfield, MA): Street gangs had become so intimidating in Springfield that citizens stopped calling the police on them. And no wonder: gangs were so strong that motorcycle-riding members once cruised a neighborhood with military-style assault rifles strapped to their backs in a show of force.
Source: CBS News Date: May 2, 2013
Elk Valley RCMP part of the fight against gang activity (Elk Valley, BC): Our small communities in the Elk Valley might not be impacted directly by gang activity, but the RCMP here say their work is still affected by it.
Source: The Free Press Date: May 2, 2013
Kirk: Time for feds to take down Chicago street gangs (Chicago, IL): Senator Mark Kirk is demanding that federal law enforcers "crush" Chicago's most violent street gangs. He vows to use his powerful post on the Appropriations Committee to obtain the tens of millions of dollars that might be needed.
Source: FOX 32 News Date: May 2, 2013
Gangs moving into the suburbs (Tipton County, TN): A top-ranking member of the West Tennessee Vice Lords broke his code of silence and spoke with us about gang activity and how it is making its way into the suburbs.
Source: WDAM 7 News Date: May 2, 2013
B.C. anti-gang police release report about international activity (Vancouver, BC): For the first time, the provincial anti-gang police unit has issued an accessible report on criminal gangs for the public – a document that says B.C. organizations maintain headquarters in this province while doing business around the world.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: May 2, 2013
As Modesto gangs spill more blood, answers get more elusive (Modesto, CA): Gangs are on the rise. Hardly a day goes by without some report of a deadly confrontation, revenge shooting, gang sweep or gang members in court for a variety of vicious acts that made headlines much more rarely a decade or two ago.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: May 2, 2013
Former street gang leader in Texas gets 20 years (Houston, TX): A Houston-area man who formerly led a violent street gang that protected drug lords and their loads has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 2, 2013
Gang Task Force drug investigation leads to Williams drug bust (Williams, AZ): Law enforcement agents arrested 26 people from seven different locations in Williams this morning as part of a seven-month drug investigation.
Source: Williams-Grand Canyon News Date: May 1, 2013
Two arrested for gang shooting in Fresno (Fresno, CA): Two suspects are in custody for a gang-related shooting in Fresno. 21-year-old David Garcia was arrested Monday and a 16-year-old boy was taken into custody on Tuesday.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: May 1, 2013
Top cop's anti-gang stance clarified (: In the wake of a call by Surrey's top cop for business owners to take a stand against those involved with gangs, police are clarifying the message was not intended to encourage confrontation.
Source: Peace Arch News Date: May 1, 2013
Teen killed, two injured in shootings in two Metro-East cities (St. Louis, MO): One person was killed and several others were injured in two gang-related drive-by shootings in Washington Park and Fairview Heights.
Source: KMOV 4 News Date: May 1, 2013
Tri-Cities and Yakima gangs deal drugs, now sex (Pasco, WA): It's estimated there are more than 1,000 gang members or affiliates in the Tri-Cities and even more in the Yakima Valley. While local gang activity typically centers around selling drugs, it turns out they're frequently selling sex, as well.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: May 1, 2013
"Gang member" charged with 14 counts of attempted murder (Memphis, TN): A Memphis man behind bars charged with more than a dozen Attempted First Degree Murder charges. Police say 18-year-old Donya Davis fired into a group of people in southeast Memphis hitting one of them last week, but the shooting shows it’s a part of a much bigger problem.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: May 1, 2013
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