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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.
Detroit police chief warns gang member who issued death threat: 'We will find you' (Detroit, MI): The death threat against Detroit Police Chief James Craig was made through social media by a gang member who is likely part of a criminal narcotic network, Craig said Sunday.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: February 23, 2014
Gang Investigative Unit equipping for duty (Wilmington, NC): The recently created Gang Investigative Unit at the Wilmington Police Department will apply funds seized from criminal activity to purchase tools for its mission.
Source: Port City Daily Date: February 22, 2014
Community Violence Prevention Summit held to brainstorm solutions to keep gangs out of neighborhoods (San Diego, CA): Hundreds of people participated in the annual Community Violence Prevention Summit in Chollas Creek. Twenty years ago, Larry Blackman never thought he would be part of a solution to get people out of gangs.
Source: 10News Date: February 22, 2014
Feds sending more local violent gang members to prison (Washington, DC): A gang leader, a gang enforcer and cocaine supplier will be heading to jail. The three "Nine Trey Gangsters" were convicted in federal court Friday on a laundry list of charges. "Nine Trey Gangsters" are part of the Bloods Street gang. That brings the total to 37 convictions since 2013 of these gang members by the feds.
Source: WTOP News Date: February 22, 2014
Murder hits near-record low in county (San Diego County, CA): Murder across San Diego County plummeted last year, claiming significantly fewer lives than the year before. The region logged 70 slayings in 2013, compared to 110 the year before, bringing the county back to near-record lows.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: February 22, 2014
Union Gap hopes to start Gang Free Initiative program soon (Union Gap, WA): Union Gap is following the lead of many other cities in the Yakima Valley on how to tackle crime. The city is hoping to start their own Gang Free Initiative soon. The first step in the process is to apply for federal funding for the program.
Source: KIMA News Date: February 22, 2014
Gang members sentenced in deadly drive-by shooting (Plainfield, NJ): Two northern New Jersey street gang members involved in a drive-by shooting that killed an innocent bystander at a convenience store are now headed to prison.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: February 22, 2014
Four Pomona gang members convicted in two car-to-car shootings (Pomona, CA): Four local gang members arrested in 2012 in connection with two car-to-car shootings, including one that resulted in one victim becoming paralyzed from the chest down, were convicted Friday, police said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: February 21, 2014
Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones talks about gang violence, his plans (Moses Lake, WA) : The sheriff spoke about short- and long-term plans to deal with a recent increase in gang-related violence in Larson. The press conference followed the third drive-by shooting on the same block of Arlington Drive in a month.
Source: iFIBER One News Date: February 21, 2014
The Gangs of Los Angeles Part 3: Helping to Heal Communities (Los Angeles, CA): Driving along the streets and alleyways of Baldwin Village—known as "The Jungle" and historically one of the most violent gang neighborhoods in South Central Los Angeles—homicide detective Cedric Washington can recall in detail the many gang-related shootings and murders he has investigated there.
Source: FBI.gov Date: February 21, 2014
Fresno gang member arrested in fatal shooting outside motel (Fresno, CA): A southwest Fresno gang member has been arrested in connection with the murder of a man earlier this month, police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: February 21, 2014
Cyberspace emerges as law enforcement's new battleground (Richmond, CA): When gunshots ring out in Richmond, familiar scenes unfold. Calls to 911 and alerts from the city's ShotSpotter gunshot-detection system trickle in. Police cruisers scream to the scene. Detectives show up soon after.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: February 21, 2014
Pastors, NAACP address at-risk youth, gang activity (Rock Hill, SC): The arrest last month of what Rock Hill police say are among the city's dozen most violent criminals appears to have hit hard among the city's black community.
Source: WRHI News Date: February 21, 2014
Gang, gun links keeping accused shooter locked up (Fort Wayne, IN): When he was arrested last week on an attempted murder charge, Trameil Jackson was identified as a gang member. He has been identified by police as a member of the Fort Wayne street gang "MOB."
Source: The Journal Gazette Date: February 21, 2014
NAPS to start anti-gang project NorthStar (Thunder Bay, ON): The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) have announced the start of a new effort to reduce the growing issue of gangs in First Nations communities. The commencement of Project NorthStar will start on Monday, February 24, 2014.
Source: NetNewsLedger Date: February 21, 2014
Victim's 'gang' friends may have escalated beating, attorney says (Los Angeles, CA): Attorneys for two women accused in a fatal beating outside a Santa Ana nightclub said Friday they have evidence that several of the victim's friends have "Asian gang affiliation" and may have escalated the altercation.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 21, 2014
Leader says "army of ex-gang members" could help curb violence (Indianapolis, IN): The shooting death of a 16-year-old boy Thursday has caught the attention of anti-violence groups. They're worried the murder has gang ties, which could lead to more violence not only in the city, but in and around Marion County.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8 Date: February 21, 2014
FWPD new gang unit has early success (Fort Wayne, IN): City leaders announced Fort Wayne's revamped gang unit a week ago, and in that week, there have already been three separate cases in which its members have targeted gang activity.
Source: WANE News Channel 15 Date: February 21, 2014
School gang fight ends with several arrests (Pharr, TX): An alleged showdown between members of two rival street gangs ended with several arrests after they got in a brawl at school. It all happened Buell Central High School off East Juarez Avenue in Pharr on Monday morning.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: February 21, 2014
Plainfield killing results in 15-year sentence for man, teenager (Elizabeth, NJ): A man and a teenager, both reportedly members of street gang, were each sentenced to 15 years in prison today for the 2011 fatal shooting in Plainfield of a man who authorities say was an innocent bystander.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: February 21, 2014
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