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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Sessions: MS-13 gang, drug cartels among top threats to US (Washington, DC): Attorney General Jeff Sessions created a new task force aimed at zeroing in on the three of the world's most notorious drug cartels and the brutal MS-13 street gang, already considered a top priority for federal law enforcement.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: October 15, 2018
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‘We’re killing our communities': Man victimized by gang violence speaks to Roanoke’s gun violence task force (Roanoke, VA): John English has seen and felt the violence plaguing Roanoke firsthand. “Gangs are a force to be reckoned with. Period,” said English. English said he and his son were both victims of gang violence on Tuesday night, which ended with a shooting at a 7-Eleven in Roanoke County.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: July 31, 2020

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Council asks for report on anti-gang and crime reduction strategies with community partners (Prince Albert, SK): A Prince Albert city councillor wants the city to be more proactive in its approach to reducing crime, and that may mean more money for anti-gang or crime reduction program. Ward 2 Coun. Terra Lennox-Zepp said supporting current programs, like the anti-gang strategy operated by the West Flat Citizens Group through the Bernice Sayese Centre, will make Prince Albert safer while also saving money down the road.
Source: Prince Albert Daily Herald    Date: July 31, 2020

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Man shot multiple times in Quincy in suspected gang incident (Quincy, WA): A 38-year-old man was shot multiple times early Friday morning in the 300 block of 6th Avenue Southeast in Quincy in what police are calling a gang-related shooting.
Source:    Date: July 31, 2020

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Lompoc Police arrest three gang members (Lompoc, CA): Around 4:20 a.m., Lompoc Police Department Patrol Officers arrested Santa Maria gang members who had a loaded gun and methamphetamine. Some of their charges include violation of probation, participation in a criminal street gang, and carrying a loaded firearm in public.
Source: KSBY News    Date: July 31, 2020

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Agents, Police Go After Man Suspected Of Being Involved In Multiple Chattanooga Gang-Related Shootings; He Gets Away But Associate Is Caught (Chattanooga, TN): Federal agents and local police said Tuesday they went after a man suspected of being involved in multiple local gang-related shootings. They said Eric Woods got away, but an associate, D'Avonte Wofford, was captured.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: July 31, 2020

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Nassau probing inmate attack on corrections officer at jail, officials say (Nassau County, NY): A Nassau correction officer suffered a six-inch gash in his neck Thursday morning when he was assaulted by four inmates at the county jail in East Meadow, county and union officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 31, 2020

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Roanoke Man Faces Life Sentence After Pleading Guilty to Gang-related Charges (Roanoke, VA): Trayvone Kasey, a member of the Rollin’ 30s Crips in Roanoke, who conspired with others to commit murder and other gang-related violent crimes, pleaded guilty today in federal court to a plethora of federal crimes as part of the Western District of Virginia’s ongoing Project Safe Neighborhoods effort to reduce gun and violent crime in the Roanoke Valley.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: July 31, 2020

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Spree of recent shootings gang related, say police (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa police have boosted their presence in at least three neighbourhoods following five recent incidents in which shots were fired at homes, says the lead investigator.
Source: CBC    Date: July 30, 2020

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Surrey’s SAFE Program successfully diverts vulnerable children and youth from gangs (Surrey, BC): The Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment (SAFE) Program launched in January 2019, with a proactive approach to addressing youth gang involvement. Supported by $7.5 million in federal funding distributed over five years, the program is delivered by 10 partner agencies to address previous service gaps in diverting children and youth away from gangs.
Source: The Indo-Canadian Voice    Date: July 30, 2020

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‘They will shoot and kill anyone of you:’ Violent drug gang dismantled in Daytona Beach, chief says (Daytona Beach, FL): A gang known to sell drugs and commit shootings has been effectively dismantled as a result of a year-long operation that resulted in the arrests of several high-ranking members, according to Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri.
Source: WKMG News 6    Date: July 30, 2020

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Aurora homicides up 53% compared to last year; no easy explanation for rise in violence (Aurora, CO): In the first seven months of 2020, more people have been killed in homicides in Aurora than in all of 2018. Twenty-three people have been killed in the city so far this year — up 53% from the 15 people killed in the same time period last year and more than the 18 people killed in all of 2018, according to department data.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: July 30, 2020

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Lompoc police: Man shot dead was ‘unintended victim’ of gang members (Lompoc, CA): Lompoc Police said four gang members were involved in the fatal shooting of a man they did not intend to hit. "We do believe this is gang-related," said Lompoc Police Sergeant Vincent Magallon. "Unfortunately, we believe that the victim in this case was an unintended victim and that the intended victims were other gang members."
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: July 30, 2020

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In Fields Corner, a refuge for teens renews its mission in a time of strains (Dorchester, MA): On Monday afternoon at Dorchester Youth Collaborative’s Fields Corner headquarters, Emmett Folgert and his small staff were spread across a cluster of sofas, engaged in solemn conversation. On the other side of the room, four teenagers wearing masks ribbed one another, eyes glued to a TV screen as they played a basketball video game.
Source: Dorchester Reporter    Date: July 30, 2020

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NJ gangbangers go white collar — and they’re still in your neighborhood (New Jersey) : Nobody really knows how many gangsters there are in the Garden State, but there’s a good chance gang activity is going on where you live — whether it’s in a city, the suburbs or in a rural community. “Gang activity continues to be a problem in New Jersey,” said Detective Jason Wiswesser, a member of the State Police Gangs & Organized Crime Unit.
Source: New Jersey 101.5     Date: July 30, 2020

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L.A. County deputy alleges ‘Executioner’ gang dominates Compton sheriff station (Los Angeles, CA): Days after Austreberto Gonzalez anonymously reported a fellow Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy to internal affairs for assaulting a colleague behind the parking lot of the Compton station, a text popped up on his phone.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 30, 2020

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Alleged Chicago Gang Leader Among 23 Defendants Charged in Federal Drug and Gun Investigation (Chicago, IL): The alleged leader of the Black Disciples street gang in Chicago is among 23 individuals facing criminal charges as part of a federal investigation into drug and gun trafficking on the city’s South Side.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: July 29, 2020

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Operation Legend Expands to Detroit (Detroit, MI): United States Attorney Matthew Schneider announced today the expansion of Operation Legend to Detroit. United States Attorney Matthew Schneider stated, “Operation Legend continues and expands what we have been doing for decades, which is sending federal agents and money to Detroit to fight gun and gang violence. Our children are being caught in the crossfire and murdered in senseless acts of gun violence, and I am very thankful that our community supports federal help to fight the current crime wave in Detroit.”
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives    Date: July 29, 2020

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Lake Elsinore/Perris Gang Task Force Investigation Nets 8 Arrests (Mead Valley. CA): An investigation into alleged illegal activity at a home in the 17000 block of Haines Street in Mead Valley resulted in the arrests of eight people by members of the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force Region 6 (Perris/Lake Elsinore), the sheriff's department announced Tuesday.
Source: Patch    Date: July 29, 2020

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Texas Most Wanted fugitive, a Crips gang member, arrested in Galveston (Galveston, TX): A Texas Most Wanted fugitive, a Crips gang member, was arrested yesterday in Galveston, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Source:    Date: July 29, 2020

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"You Can't Even Ride on the Highway in Peace" (Louisville, KY): Parents are pleading for residents to pay more attention to the rising trend of gun violence in Kentucky's largest city. Raven Sanders' daughter is just one of the victims who fortunately survived an early Sunday morning shooting on the interstate but is now recovering at University of Louisville Hospital's ICU.
Source: Spectrum News 1    Date: July 29, 2020

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