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New trial ordered for man sentenced in gang slaying (Calgary, AB): The province's top court has ordered a new trial for a man who had been convicted of first-degree murder for orchestrating a hit on a rival gang member in Red Deer.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: March 10, 2014

New $5.2 million anti-gang program will help 'throwaways of our community' — organizer (Edmonton, AB): A new program will keep Edmonton teens out of gangs and save lives, officials said Friday as the federal government announced millions in funding for the crime-prevention initiative.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: January 18, 2014

Maskwacis youth and crime prevention gets funding (Maskwacis, AB): A year of change for Maskwacis; a New Year, a new name and now a new plan for dealing with more than a decade of drug and gang violence. On Monday Jan. 6, the federal government announced almost $2.9 million for a new youth crime prevention program in Maskwacis. The hope of the program is to deter and decrease conflict, gang and gun violence within the four bands of the First Nations community.
Source: The Wetaskiwin Times    Date: January 15, 2014

RCMP investigating if death on an Alberta First Nation is gang-related (Edmonton, AB): RCMP are investigating the death of a man from Maskwacis (formerly Hobbema), and whether his killing was gang-related. The death comes just four days after the federal government announced nearly $3 million in funding for the Maskwacis Youth Initiative, a program to offer resources to gang members and kids at risk of becoming gang members.
Source: Global News    Date: January 10, 2014

Federal funding targets gang violence on Edmonton-area First Nations (Edmonton, AB): The federal government announced Monday it's spending nearly $2.9 million on a crime prevention program targeting gang violence involving the four First Nations that make up Maskwacis, formerly known as Hobbema. At one time, the RCMP said there were as many as 13 gangs operating in Maskwacis, with about 300 active members. Now, they estimate the number of gangs has dropped to five, with between 150 and 180 active members in a community of 15,000.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: January 6, 2014

Police efforts making city safer (Calgary, AB): Police say their efforts to stop crime before it starts made Calgary safer last year, and the year ahead should be no different.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: January 2, 2014

Simons: Laughing at Rob Ford? The laugh may be on us (Edmonton, AB): In Toronto, they're known as the Dixon Bloods. Or the Dixon City Bloods. Or the Dixon Goonies. Many — though not all — are Somali-Canadian. According to Toronto police, the gang has been "networking with associates" in Edmonton since 2006.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: November 7, 2013

Chelsea Yellowbird Death: Randall Omeasoo, third man charged with murder on Hobbema Reserve (Hobbema, AB): Two more men have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of a woman on a reserve south of Edmonton.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: November 7, 2013

Gang violence concerns Blood Tribe (Lethbridge, AB): Blood Tribe chief and council are concerned about the assault of a revered elder and they're vowing to curb gang violence on the reserve.
Source: Lethbridge Herald    Date: October 26, 2013

FOB gangster facing murder plot charge granted bail (Calgary, AB): A veteran Calgary gang member charged with conspiracy to murder a rival gangster has been granted bail.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: October 4, 2013

Gangster can't move out of halfway house (Calgary, AB): Concerns that a Calgary gang member may be leading a double life means he'll remain under close supervision at a halfway house.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: October 2, 2013

Eastgaard in for challenging times upon pending release from prison (Calgary, AB): With clinical understatement, the Parole Board of Canada says a former Calgary gangster-turned-informant faces a difficult and stressful adjustment when he gets out of prison.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: September 9, 2013

Hervey recalls battle to escape gang warfare (Edmonton, AB): Every once in a while, Ed Hervey pulls a 1991 yearbook off the shelf of his downtown Edmonton condo and flips through pages of faces. Talk about an instant dose of perspective for a rookie Canadian Football League general manager at the helm of a 1-7 team in the early days of a rebuild.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: August 30, 2013

Court documents warn gang violence at risk of reigniting (Calgary, AB): Police will soon be busy with renewed rival gang violence, a local drug dealer has told investigators.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: August 29, 2013

Gang life in Calgary: jail time, bounties and 'family' (Calgary, AB): Many of the founding members of Calgary's notorious FOB gang started in organized crime at a young age, initially dealing in small quantities of drugs before they worked their way up to selling them by the kilogram.
Source: CBC News    Date: August 28, 2013

Killer trades Calgary gang info for freedom, court document shows (Calgary, AB): One of Calgary's top gangsters has been granted full immunity in exchange for his testimony against others in the notorious FOB gang.
Source: CBC News    Date: August 26, 2013

Men recently charged in Bolsa gang slayings going directly to trial (Calgary, AB): Two men newly charged last month in connection with the gang-related triple homicide at Bolsa Restaurant on New Year's Day 2009 will be going directly to trial at Court of Queen's Bench,
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: August 16, 2013

Admitted killer won't face murder charge (Calgary, AB): Ex-gangster Michael Joseph Roberto has cut a deal with the Crown and police, admitting to conspiring to murder or endanger the lives of four people for the benefit of a criminal organization, including fatally shooting one-time rival gang member Sanjeev Mann at Bolsa Restaurant on Jan. 1, 2009.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: July 26, 2013

Plea deal with former gang member could cost police $50,000 if he is imprisoned outside Alberta (Calgary, AB): The mega plea deal that the Crown and Calgary Police Service cut with former FOB gangster Michael Joseph Roberto on Thursday to give evidence in several gang-related homicides will likely cost the police more than $50,000 in perks, if he is imprisoned outside Alberta.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: July 26, 2013

Lawyers expect complex case for two charged in gang-related killings (Calgary, AB): Lawyers for two men charged last week in gang-related slayings of six people expect a complex case for their clients.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: July 23, 2013

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