Gang-Related News Articles

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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 and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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House passes bill authorizing $50M in grants to fight MS-13 (Washington, DC): The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday night that would give out federal grants to fight local violent crime and gang activity, including activity by the gang MS-13.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: June 6, 2018
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Wilmington man who supplied cocaine to Bloods Street Gang sentenced (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington’s Rufus Lamar Parker, 28, has been sentenced to 78 months’ federal imprisonment for supplying cocaine to the Bloods Street Gang. Following the imprisonment, Parker will also have three years of supervised release.
Source: StarNews    Date: April 17, 2019

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Fifth Man Arrested in Connection to Suspected Gang Killing in Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY): Police have made a fifth arrest in a suspected gang killing in Brooklyn. Rahmel Briggs, 22, was charged with second-degree murder for his alleged role in the death of 21-year-old Tyquan Eversley last month.
Source: Spectrum News NY1    Date: April 17, 2019

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Violent gang members getting younger, Utah experts say (Salt Lake City, UT): The gang problem in the Salt Lake area is not getting any bigger or smaller overall, according to the Metro Gang Unit. But the uptick in youth violence is something that has gang detectives very concerned.
Source: KSL News    Date: April 17, 2019

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Toppenish man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for gang-related shooting (Yakima, WA): A 21-year-old Toppenish man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday for shooting at a Toppenish home in 2017. Damien T. White, whom the U.S. Attorney’s Office described as a Sureño gang member, pleaded guilty in January to discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. In return, prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon and only seek the minimum sentence allowed by law.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: April 17, 2019

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Bedford murder suspect found competent to stand trial, judge denies request to try gang charge separately (Bedford, VA): A trial date has been scheduled for one of the five men accused of carrying out a gang-related murder in Bedford County.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: April 17, 2019

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Gang Member Sentenced for Fatal Shooting of Homeless Man, Wounding of Another on Venice Beach Boardwalk (Los Angeles County, CA): A gang member received a sentence of 93 years to life in state prison Wednesday for fatally shooting one man and wounding another during an argument on the Venice Beach Boardwalk nearly four years ago, authorities said.
Source: KTLA News    Date: April 17, 2019

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Man Sentenced to 93 Years to Life for Venice Boardwalk Killing (Venice, CA): A gang member was sentenced Wednesday to 93 years to life in state prison for the August 2015 Venice boardwalk shooting death of a young man hoping to break into the music business.
Source:    Date: April 17, 2019

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5 Plead Not Guilty to Attempted Murder, Carjacking in Alleged Gang Attack on Pregnant 1st-Grade Teacher in Sunland (Los Angeles, CA): All five suspects accused in the vicious stabbing and carjacking of a pregnant first-grade teacher outside her home in Sunland last month pleaded not guilty Wednesday, prosecutors said.
Source: KTLA News    Date: April 17, 2019

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N4T Investigators: Border Patrol capturing MS-13 gang members travelling with families (Tucson, AZ): As the surge of undocumented immigrants continues to cross our nation’s southern border through southern Arizona, the News 4 Tucson Investigators have learned that some of those people coming across have ties to dangerous Central American gangs, and that number is increasing.
Source: KVOA 4 News    Date: April 17, 2019

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Bellevue PD patrolling for 'budding gang activity' after city's first murder in 3 years (Bellevue, WA): On Monday, Bellevue Police said they are still looking for the shooter in the city’s first homicide investigation in more than three years.
Source: KOMO News    Date: April 16, 2019

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Second phase of STR8 UP report into Sask. gang strategy released (Saskatoon, SK): A Saskatoon-based grassroots organization devoted to helping people leave street gangs has released the second phase of a report intended to guide the development of a provincial gang strategy.
Source: CBC News    Date: April 16, 2019

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Latin Kings gang member wanted in two states arrested in the San Antonio area (San Antonio, TX): Pleasanton police recently confirmed the arrest of man who allegedly admitted to being a general in the Latin Kings, an organized street gang. Jorge Tirado, 47, was arrested in a traffic stop in Pleasanton, police said.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 16, 2019

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Str8 Up urges province to fund its provincial gang strategy (Saskatoon, SK): When Stan Tu’Inukuafe learned that the federal government was giving Saskatchewan $11.9 million to combat gangs, he was excited. Tu’Inukuafe is the president and co-founder of Str8 Up, a Saskatoon organization that supports people who want to leave gangs and start new lives.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: April 16, 2019

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Federal indictment details alleged gang feuding near Towne Gardens (Buffalo, NY): The fatal shooting near Towne Gardens is the latest act of violence in a neighborhood federal prosecutors believe is rife with gang rivalries. The government, in an indictment last year, detailed more than a dozen shootings involving feuding gang members in the East Side neighborhood adjacent to downtown and suggested that rivalries abound.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: April 16, 2019

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Long Island Bloods Gang Leader Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Narcotics Distribution and Multiple Shootings (Central Islip, NY): Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Michael Smith, also known as “Bum Jew,” a high-ranking member of the Nine Trey Bloods street gang, was sentenced by United States District Judge Joseph F. Bianco to 20 years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, his participation in two shootings and possessing a firearm. Smith had previously pleaded guilty on November 9, 2015.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: April 16, 2019

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Relationship policing applauded as a crime-fighting tool in LA (Los Angeles, CA): A comprehensive crime-fighting approach through relationship policing and the Community Safety Partnership was discussed on Eyewitness Newsmakers.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: April 16, 2019

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Chicago’s gangs have changed. Our violence intervention strategies should too. (Chicago, IL): To address the changing dynamics of gang activity, Chicago needs to combat concentrated poverty in African-American neighborhoods instead of continuing to criminally target economically disenfranchised youth.
Source: The Chicago Reporter    Date: April 16, 2019

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Gloves over gangs (Medford, OR): Troy Wohosky understands how gangs recruit new members. He used to be a top member. It’s also why, years later, he’s one of the people at the forefront of efforts to keep young people in Southern Oregon out of them.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: April 16, 2019

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Federal agents stepping in to help with investigation into death of 12-year-old (Buffalo, NY): Federal authorities are assisting Buffalo police in the investigation into the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy, the Erie County District Attorney says.
Source: WIVB News 4    Date: April 16, 2019

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'Persons of interest' in custody after gang-related shooting near Northlake school: police (Northlake, IL): The Northlake police chief said police had several “persons of interest” in custody following what police say was a gang-related shooting Monday night near a local school.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 16, 2019

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