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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.

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Penns Grove students get profound anti-violence, gang message during assembly (Carneys Point Township, NJ): A powerful message was brought to students at Penns Grove High School Monday by a man who spent nearly a decade in prison. The unique assembly aimed to educate the teens about violence, gangs, and drug trafficking.
Source: South Jersey Times    Date: May 13, 2014

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Gang member gets 25 years in torture case (Yakima, WA): One of the three gang members accused of kidnapping two others and torturing one with a propane torch will spend 25 years in prison.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 13, 2014

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Juan Gomez convicted of murder of fellow MS-13 gang member Leodan Bonilla (Suffolk, NY): The last of three men charged with killing a fellow gang member because they mistakenly believed he was a police informant was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder and second-degree conspiracy.
Source: Newsday    Date: May 13, 2014

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Youth gang leader moved to adult prison (Cleveland, OH): At the request of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Judge Kristin W. Sweeney has ordered that a Cleveland youth gang leader be moved to an adult prison for the remainder of his sentence.
Source: WOIO 19 Action News    Date: May 13, 2014

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Teen arrested in connection with shooting last week in Evansville (Evansville, IN): An affidavit filed in the arrest of a shooting suspect suggests the incident last week in Evansville was gang-related, even though the victim reportedly denied being part of such a group moments before he was shot.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press    Date: May 13, 2014

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DA: Man sentenced for Bakersfield shooting in significant gang conviction (Bakersfield, CA): A man was convicted of gang-related shooting and sentenced Tuesday. Rickey Nelson Johnson, 25, was a member of East Side Crips when he confronted a man and him in 2012, according to Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: May 13, 2014

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Source: Slain cop suspected of Mexican Mafia affiliation (San Antonio, TX): The stunning killing last week of a Balcones Heights police officer by armed masked men has the hallmarks of a gang hit, which is partly why investigators are now looking at his suspected affiliations with the Texas Mexican Mafia, sources have told the San Antonio Express-News.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: May 13, 2014

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Police say report on violent gangs in Portland is wrong (Portland, ME): A national newspaper's report that Maine’s largest city is home to three violent rival gangs is wildly exaggerated, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Gangs that do exist in Portland, and to an extent in other parts of Maine, tend to be small, neighborhood groups involved in drug activity, they said, not the large, national organizations that battle for turf in some of the largest cities.
Source: Portland Press Herald    Date: May 13, 2014

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Gang member sentenced for role in murder plot (Egg Harbor City, NJ): State prosecutors say a southern New Jersey street gang member who admitted his role in a conspiracy to kill a fellow gang member has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Source: WMGM NBC 40    Date: May 13, 2014

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Gang talk in Rock Hill to educate on signs, symbols; address resident concerns (Rock Hill, SC): Before it becomes a problem too big to handle, city, county and school leaders are taking steps to suppress street gangs months after a widespread sweep in Rock Hill saw the arrests of several alleged gang members.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 13, 2014

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Santa Barbara detective continues expert testimony in gang injunction trial (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara police Detective Gary Siegel continued his testimony Tuesday about local gangs in the trial for the city's proposed gang injunction. Siegel is an expert witness for the plaintiffs, including the City Attorney's and District Attorney’s offices, and has spent days cataloging details about the Eastside and Westside gangs in court.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: May 13, 2014

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Gang member to serve at least 39 years in shooting (Bakersfield, CA): A 25-year-old member of the East Side Crips criminal street gang was sentenced today to life in prison for shooting at his victim multiple times while chasing him.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: May 13, 2014

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Santa Barbara's gang injunction trial heads into second week (Santa Barbara, CA): The civil rights of 11 people versus the safety of a community -- that's part of what's at stake in Santa Barbara's push for a gang injunction.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: May 12, 2014

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Prosecutor: 3-year-old boy was innocent victim in Oakland gang war (Oakland, CA): A long-running violent rivalry between two gangs was the cause of a shooting in East Oakland three years ago that claimed the life of 3-year-old Carlos Nava and wounded two men, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: May 12, 2014

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Lakeland drive-by victim arrested after another shooting (Lakeland, FL): A 15-year-old Lakeland boy who was the victim of a gang-related drive-by shooting two weeks ago was arrested following a Sunday evening drive-by shooting.
Source: The Ledger    Date: May 12, 2014

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Gang member sentenced (Buffalo, NY): A member of the city's notorious 10th Street Gang has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to 210 months in prison, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced Monday.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: May 12, 2014

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Grant to allow Pittsfield to address gang issues in-depth (Pittsfield, MA): The city's Community Connection program -- targeting the roots of youth criminal and gang involvement -- is poised to move beyond the "planning and preparation stage," according to coordinator Adam Hinds.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: May 12, 2014

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Former gang member turns hardships into art (Milwaukee, WI): "It was all a big dream, a beautiful dream. It doesn't even feel like it was in this lifetime," said Lawrence Madrigal, a 20-year-old native of South Milwaukee, about his childhood before his father’s death and his older brother's incarceration.
Source: Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service    Date: May 12, 2014

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Lansing Police bring back gang resistance program (Lansing, MI): The Lansing Police Department announces the return of the G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program. After a 5 year hiatus, LPD is teaming up with the Lansing School District and the City of Lansing Parks and Recreation to teach young children how to stay out of gangs.
Source: WILX 10 News    Date: May 12, 2014

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Community prosecuting credited for turnaround at a corner in Uptown (Chicago, IL): The workers behind the thick, bulletproof window of the currency exchange at Weiss Plaza in Uptown were momentarily puzzled when asked about a shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 12, 2014

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