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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.
Reputed L.A. gang member convicted in killing of 4-month-old boy (Los Angeles, CA): A reputed Van Nuys gang member was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the 2009 shooting of a 4-month-old boy.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 16, 2012
Gang leader pleads guilty to four felony charges (Stockton, CA): A man described by law enforcement as the leader of the Tracy Norteno street gang pleaded guilty to four criminal counts in San Joaquin County Superior Court in Stockton today.
Source: Tracy Press Date: April 16, 2012
Jury returns guilty verdict in Salinas gang murder case (Salinas, CA): A jury found Carlos Espinoza guilty of all charges involving the August 2009 fatal shooting of a Salinas High School student who was on his way to football practice.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: April 16, 2012
As gang party raged, kids cowered (Fresno, CA) : More than 20 Norteño gang members were arrested at a weekend party in Hanford after city and county law enforcement officers found teenagers drinking as three young children cowered in a back bedroom, Hanford police said Monday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 16, 2012
Tacoma's gang problem focus of assessment (Tacoma, WA) : The City of Tacoma has published an assessment of the city’s gang problem and programs available for youths. The assessment is posted online at www.cityoftacoma.org/tacomagangproject.
Source: The News Tribune Date: April 16, 2012
Zetas cartel -Mara Salvatruchas alliance in Mexico unites brutal gangs (El Paso, TX): An alliance between the Zetas cartel and Mara Salvatruchas street gang will pose a major challenge for law officers who are battling the Mexican drug cartels, experts say.
Source: El Paso Times Date: April 15, 2012
Street gang member arrested on drug charges (Highland, NY): A Highland man, who is a member of the "59 Brims" set of the Bloods criminal street gang, was arrested on Friday by the URGENT task force on a number of drug charges.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: April 15, 2012
Kansas City community leaders seek answers to surge in homicides (Kansas City, MO) : The scene Thursday was tragically typical: The quiet of a residential street on Kansas City's east side is disturbed by several rapid-fire popping sounds. A car speeds away as someone calls 911. Police arrive and find a 20-year-old black male dead on the sidewalk, bleeding from the head.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: April 15, 2012
Toledo police to announce crime-reduction strategy (Toledo, OH): There cannot be a summer like the last -- violent and deadly -- officials plan to announce this week, alongside a new crime-reduction strategy. "There's a new way that we will deal with gang violence in this community and it's going to be continuous," police Chief Derrick Diggs said of the Toledo Community Initiative to Reduce Violence.
Source: The Blade Date: April 15, 2012
Portland police plead with gang members to give up 'code of silence' and help solve killings (Portland, OR): Portland police investigators are frustrated by a "code of silence" among gang members that has kept officers from solving two gang-related homicides from last year and one this year where a host of witnesses likely saw something, Assistant Chief Eric Hendricks says.
Source: The Oregonian Date: April 15, 2012
Boise Police investigate gang-related shooting (Boise, ID): The Boise Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in downtown Boise. Investigators believe the shooting is gang-related.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: April 15, 2012
Argument on basketball court led to 36th gang shooting (Portland, OR): A 20-year-old man injured in a Friday evening shooting was the 36th victim of gang violence this year.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: April 14, 2012
Gang shooting near Portland grade school (Portland, OR): A 20-year-old man was seriously injured in a gang-related shooting outside a Northeast Portland elementary school Friday evening, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: April 14, 2012
Rival gangs battle in Mac (McMinnville, OR): Local youths affiliated with the Los Angeles-based Surenos and Nortenos, bitter rivals in the national Latino gang realm, squared off about 4 p.m. Friday at an apartment complex behind McMinnville's Plaid Pantry.
Source: News-Register Date: April 14, 2012
Mexican Mafia member ordered gangs to target blacks, police say (Escondido, CA) : A local leader of the Mexican Mafia prison gang ordered Escondido's rival Latino street gangs to stop fighting among themselves and target black people instead, leading to a surge in such attacks, say gang members and authorities.
Source: North County Times Date: April 14, 2012
Officer on gang duty shot (Trotwood, OH): A veteran Dayton undercover police officer investigating gang activity was involved in a gunfight Saturday morning that left him and a 21-year-old suspect seriously injured.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: April 14, 2012
Six arrested in Visalia grocery store assault (Visalia, CA): Visalia police announced Thursday that officers from the department's violent crime and gang suppression units made six arrests in connection with a brutal Monday assault at a south Visalia grocery store.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 14, 2012
Vacaville police arrest pair on suspicion of gang, gun crimes (Vacaville, CA): Two teenagers who police said have known gang affiliations were arrested Thursday evening on gun and gang allegations by Vacaville police.
Source: The Reporter Date: April 14, 2012
Former gang leader sentenced for gun trafficking (Stamford, CT): A 27-year-old former leader of the Stamford chapter of the Latin Kings gang was sentenced Friday to more than four years in federal prison for conspiring to sell firearms, U.S. Attorney David B. Fein announced in a news release.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: April 14, 2012
Emotions run high as man sentenced to 26 1/2 years for gang-related killing (Yakima, WA): Hard feelings spilled out of the courtroom Friday in the case of a fatal 2010 shooting that exposed limits on the "don't snitch" mentality that permeates Yakima’s street gangs.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 13, 2012
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