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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.
NC gang prevention task force meets for first time (Raleigh, NC): A task force established 13 months ago by Gov. Beverly Perdue to examine North Carolina's gang problems and recommend ways to prevent gang activity is meeting for the first time.
Source: The Sun News Date: November 10, 2011
Two New Orleans gang members sentenced (New Orleans, LA): Federal prosecutors say two members of a violent street gang were sentenced to 30 years in prison after they pleaded guilty to racketeering, weapons and drug charges that involved two cold-case murders.
Source: Daily Comet Date: November 10, 2011
Baker Police Dept. focuses on street gang prevention (Baker City, OR): Unlike more heavily populated areas, Baker City has been somewhat immune to street gangs and their crime-related activities. However, Baker City Police Chief Wyn Lohner said his department is seeing a small number of local high school students who are exhibiting gang-type behavior.
Source: The Record Courier Date: November 10, 2011
AG pulls out of 34 drug, gang units (Sacramento, CA): The state Department of Justice has notified local and federal law enforcement agencies that it is ending its involvement in two-thirds of California's 52 drug- and gang-fighting task forces next year because of budget cuts.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 9, 2011
Traffic stop triggers pot, gang arrests (Loma Linda, CA): A Loma Linda traffic stop mushroomed into six arrests related to marijuana cultivation and street gang participation, San Bernardino County sheriff's officials say.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: November 9, 2011
Gang member gets 21 years in prison (Portsmouth, VA): A Portsmouth man was sentenced Wednesday in Norfolk federal court to 21 years in prison for participating in a pattern of racketeering activity, including a home invasion and conspiring to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in a crime of violence.
Source: WAVY FOX43 News Date: November 9, 2011
Bethlehem man sentenced for gang crimes (Northampton County, PA): A Bethlehem man arrested in a string of crimes targeting Lehigh University students could serve more than three years in state prison, a judge decided Wednesday.
Source: The Morning Call Date: November 9, 2011
Gang shooter gets 28 years in 2009 death (Yakima, WA): A Toppenish gang member who went by the street name Smiles was sentenced Wednesday to 28 years in prison for the 2009 slaying of a rival gang member.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 9, 2011
Anti-gang forum in Queens (Queens, NY): Community leaders in Queens say that gangs are a growing influence on teens, so they got together Wednesday evening to give parents some tactical support to help their children.
Source: WNYW FOX 5 News Date: November 9, 2011
Two members of violent gang get 30 years behind bars (New Orleans, LA): Two members of a New Orleans gang were sentenced Wednesday to 30 years each in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: WWLTV.com Date: November 9, 2011
Gang-related murder in Kettleman City (Kettleman City, CA): A murder investigation is underway in Kettleman City. The Kings County Sheriff's Department says the murder is gang related.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: November 9, 2011
Suspect shot victim on ground (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A Desert Hot Springs gang member accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding another fired at one of the victims as he lay on the ground, a witness testified Tuesday.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: November 9, 2011
Two suspects held in man's Long Beach stabbing death (Long Beach, CA): Two men were in custody today in the gang-related stabbing death of a Rancho Cucamonga man in Long Beach, and a third was being sought, police said.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: November 9, 2011
Erasing the past to enter the future (San Clemente, CA): Andrew Marquez remembers the day a fellow gang member needled the three tattooed dots near his right eye like it was yesterday. He was 12. "I just didn’t care," he said in the outdoor lounge area of Highland Ink tattoo shop last week. "I wanted it so I got it." The gang member poured India ink into a water bottle cap and started work on the trio of dots that mean mi vida loca or my crazy life, he recalled.
Source: San Clemente Times Date: November 9, 2011
New Baldwin Village surveillance cameras aim to combat crime (Baldwin Village, CA): Aiming to further reduce crime in Baldwin Village, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have unveiled a new initiative that will extend the law enforcement presence in the area.
Source: Los Angeles Wave Date: November 9, 2011
Julio Marquez, 13, becomes youngest gang-involved Portland homicide victim in at least a decade (Portland, OR): Yvonne Wainis was frightened Sunday night when she heard a commotion outside her ground-floor unit at Colonial Villa Apartments in Northeast Portland. "I heard somebody running by screaming, just screaming loudly," Wainis said. "I was scared."
Source: The Oregonian Date: November 9, 2011
Judge voids teen's murder indictment (Bartow County, GA) : A superior court judge threw out a murder indictment against the youngest defendant in an incident law enforcement officials say was Bartow’s first gang-related homicide.
Source: CartersvillePatch Date: November 9, 2011
Jury decides against death penalty in Fairfield double slaying (Hamilton, OH): Convicted MS-13 gang member Hector Alvarenga-Retana will spend the rest of his life in prison for two gang slayings in Fairfield in 2008.
Source: Middletown Journal Date: November 9, 2011
NC gang task force to meet for first time (Raleigh, NC): The Governor’s Gang Task Force will meet for the first time Thursday at the Governor’s Crime Commission in Raleigh.
Source: Salisbury Post Date: November 8, 2011
Mayors, police chiefs from around Pacific Northwest gather in Portland to share crime-fighting ideas (Portland, OR): Mayors from Portland, Vancouver and Seattle are in Portland today, along with police chiefs from several cities along the I-5 corridor, to coordinate tactics in combating crime that travels between the communities.
Source: The Oregonian Date: November 8, 2011
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