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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.
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
Nelson's gang connection (Nelson, BC): It may seem like a problem that only exists on the television news with the backdrop of the Lower Mainland, but gang activity impacts the Kootenays.
Source: Nelson Star Date: May 1, 2013
Bloods gang member told cops to shoot him a week after trying to burglarize home, Sparta police say (Sparta Township, NJ): A Bloods gang member who last week allegedly tried burglarizing a township home while a family was inside got into more trouble early Tuesday morning, telling police to shoot him after he tried speeding away from them, police said.
Source: NJ.com Date: May 1, 2013
New gang recruitment crime bill passes Commons (Toronto, ON): The Conservatives say they are getting tough on criminal gangs with a bill that carries jail time for recruiting new members.
Source: CBC News Date: May 1, 2013
Fear of gang wars if Memphis high schools merge (Memphis, TN): Students fear that combining two Memphis high schools will set off a turf war between rival gangs. The Unified School Board wants to merge George Washington Carver High School and Booker T. Washington High School to save money, but some students warn that will put their education, even their lives, at risk.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News Date: May 1, 2013
Bloods gang member pleads guilty in robbery-killing of Newark detective (Paterson, NJ): Staring straight ahead with a bored expression on his face, Jerome Wright never looked at the family whose lives he irrevocably changed on a November morning 18 months ago.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: May 1, 2013
Toledo's gangs not very different from others (Toledo, OH): Enough was enough. A feud between two rival gangs — the Black Point Mafia and Hancock Kings — led to “a ton of shootings” about two years ago in Sandusky, police Chief John Orzech said.
Source: The Blade Date: May 1, 2013
Leaders agree to address gangs, youth delinquency (Toledo, OH): A coalition of Toledo area religious leaders, educators, and criminal justice experts vowed Tuesday to work together to address gang violence and other issues of juvenile delinquency.
Source: The Blade Date: May 1, 2013
Refuting mayor, Diggs states it's 'ludicrous' to deny gangs in Toledo (Toledo, OH): A day after Toledo Mayor Mike Bell told The Blade that Toledo doesn't have a gang problem, the city's police chief, Derrick Diggs, said in a radio interview that it would be "ludicrous" to say there is no gang problem in the city.
Source: The Blade Date: May 1, 2013
Gang task force nabs nine in Harvard (Harvard, IL): The Harvard Police Department called in the county's Gang Task Force in response to a rash of gunfire and gang activity.
Source: Northwest Herald Date: May 1, 2013
The anatomy of a street gang: A special report (Fort Wayne, IN): They have names like the "Crips", "Vice Lords", and "Gangster Disciples". We're talking about street gangs that turn urban areas into killing zones.
Source: Indiana's NewsCenter Date: May 1, 2013
Police investigate recent surge in gun violence (Hamilton, OH): Seven shootings in the past three months — including three last week — are largely being driven by drug and gang activity, according to Hamilton police.
Source: Hamilton Journal-News Date: May 1, 2013
Shooting of gang leader's wife prompts concerns about retaliation (Trenton, NJ): Violence begets more violence in Trenton. When an alleged gang member or a member of his or her family is shot, it’s almost guaranteed there’s going to be some form of retaliation coming and it’s going to be violent.
Source: The Trentonian Date: May 1, 2013
Two appear in court to face murder charges in 2010 death of 6-year-old boy (Salinas, CA): One man was arraigned and another entered a plea Wednesday in Monterey County Superior Court in Salinas in the 2010 murder of a 6-year-old boy, a deputy district attorney said.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: May 1, 2013
Craig Widdifield homicide: Grief-stricken Surrey dad calls for end to gang violence (Surrey, BC): The grief-stricken father of a young White Rock man who was shot dead last week at a south Surrey shopping centre says his son would not want anyone to take revenge for his death.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: April 30, 2013
Police unit specializes in tracking and preventing gang activity (Austin, TX): It was just before midnight on a Thursday and Scott Arthurs and I were sitting in his patrol car across from a vacant trailer. Arthurs, who has been on the Austin police force for 18 months, offered to show me a gang-graffiti hot spot on the 800 block of Kramer Lane and Lamar Boulevard.
Source: Hilltop Views Date: April 30, 2013
Family of slain gang member speaks out (Pensacola, FL): New details tonight about what led to a shooting that left one gang member dead and another injured. Tonight, the family wants everyone to know it wasn't the result of gang violence.
Source: WEAR ABC 3 News Date: April 30, 2013
Fresno police: Gang violence led to homicide near Fresno State (Fresno, CA): A homicide Tuesday evening near Fresno State was related to gang violence in southwest Fresno, police say.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: April 30, 2013
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