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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.
Chicago's 'Safe Passage' program aims to keep school kids safe (Chicago, IL): Many students heading back to class in Chicago next week will be greeted by adults who are working with the city's "Safe Passage" program, which places "watchers' along designated routes to help make sure the students get to class safely.
Source: CBC News Date: August 20, 2013
Hanford man attacked by suspected gang members (Hanford, CA): A Hanford man was punched in the face and nearly stabbed as two men attacked him while yelling gang taunts and racial slurs Sunday evening, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: August 20, 2013
Gang member on trial for 1997 murder (Ashtabula County, OH): A former Youngstown gang member and convicted murderer will stand trial Wednesday for murdering another man in Ashtabula.
Source: WKBN 27 News Date: August 20, 2013
Police handle Greenville gang problem (Greenville, NC): Over 18 different gangs exist in Pitt County. According to the N.C. Department of Crime and Public Safety, a gang is defined as three or more members who associate and engage in criminal acts. Identifying gang members can be difficult according to the N.C. Gang Investigators Association.
Source: The East Carolinian Date: August 20, 2013
Bloomberg's big win? New York's largest gun raid ever (New York, NY): The largest seizure of illegal guns in New York City’s history was announced Monday. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced that an extensive wiretapping investigation, aided by an undercover agent, led the NYPD to seize 254 illegal guns worth over $160,000.
Source: The Daily Beast Date: August 20, 2013
Judge: No new lawyer for alleged Miss. gang leader (Jackson, MS): A federal judge has denied a request from an alleged Mississippi gang leader to have a different attorney appointed in a racketeering case.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: August 20, 2013
Gang stabbing on Vernon Hill, Worcester (Worcester, MA): An 18-year-old admitted gang member was attacked by members of a rival gang this morning on Dorchester Street and stabbed in the leg, according to police.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: August 20, 2013
Agent: Central Islip gangster said he killed mom, not son (Central Islip, NY): An FBI agent testified Tuesday that a member of the MS-13 street gang confessed to him that he had killed a 19-year-old Hempstead mother, but did not murder the woman's 2-year-old son.
Source: Newsday Date: August 20, 2013
Insane Clown Posse feels qualified to do pop culture Fuse TV show; defends Juggalo fan base (New York, NY): They are the self-proclaimed "Most Hated Band in the World," and now they're bringing their own theatre of the absurd to the Fuse Network with the aptly titled "Insane Clown Posse Theater."
Source: Times Colonist Date: August 20, 2013
16-year-old accused killer Elias Nava claims gang affiliation (Decatur, AL): A 16-year-old Limestone County boy was in a Decatur courtroom this morning to answer a charge of murder. Elias Nava is accused of shooting 18-year-old Jim Uriostegui during what police describe as a fight between two groups of young people.
Source: WHNT NEWS 19 Date: August 20, 2013
East Orange police dismantle gang network, seize $300K in drugs (East Orange, NJ): An East Orange drug network overseen by allied factions of the Crips street gang was dismantled during a two-month investigation that resulted in 23 arrests and the seizure of nearly $300,000 in drugs, authorities said today.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: August 20, 2013
'No rules any more': Chicago violence hits hard at suburban hospital (Chicago, IL): When the doctors at Advocate Christ Medical Center in suburban Chicago hear that yet another shooting victim is on the way to the emergency room, they don't wait to find out their name.
Source: NBC News Date: August 19, 2013
Trial begins for gang member accused of gunning man down (Murrieta, CA): The prosecution began presenting its case today in the trial of a San Jacinto gang member accused of gunning down a man wrongly associated with a rival gang.
Source: The Valley News Date: August 19, 2013
At least two of five shot near Uptown bus stop have gang ties (Chicago, IL): At least two of the five people shot near an Uptown bus stop Monday evening have gang ties, a law enforcement source said. The most seriously wounded, a 21-year-old man, remained "very critical" and on a ventilator, after a gunshot wound to the head, the source said.
Source: KSAZ FOX 10 News Date: August 19, 2013
Pomona hit by a new wave of killing (Pomona, CA): Pomona has seen a sharp increase in homicides in the last two years — reversing years of declines in a city that was once notorious for its murder rate and gang wars. The 19 killings so far this year compare to 17 for all of 2012 and 11 for all of 2011.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 19, 2013
Families involved in sex trafficking of aboriginal women and girls (Ottawa, ON): Family members are increasingly involved in the domestic human trafficking of aboriginal women and girls for the purposes of sexual exploitation, according to Public Safety Canada.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: August 19, 2013
Gang member is 14th to plead guilty in racketeering case (Topeka, KS): A Dodge City gang member has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in a federal racketeering case, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: August 19, 2013
Guilty plea in mistaken-identity murder (Philadelphia, PA): More than eight years after a 21-year-old mother was gunned down in a case of mistaken identity involving warring street gangs, a North Philadelphia man on Monday admitted killing her.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer Date: August 19, 2013
Prosecuting gang violence: 'We're coming after you' (Tyler, TX): We're learning more about what is in store for the three gang members jailed in connection with a fatal park shooting. Rakheem Goldstein, Dennis Bendy and Ke'Avier Wilson-Hurd are all charged with murder.
Source: KLTV 7 News Date: August 19, 2013
Man thrown down stairwell before Zodiac Lounge shooting (Macon, GA): The man who survived being shot eight times at Macon's Zodiac Lounge on July 5 also was thrown down a stairwell, according to Macon police.
Source: The Telegraph Date: August 19, 2013
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