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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Chicago Police gang database is disorganized and outdated: IG (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department’s “gang database” isn’t so much an effective crime-fighting tool as it is a disorganized hodgepodge of outdated and often unverified information, according to a blistering report released Thursday by the Office of the Inspector General.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 11, 2019
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Calls for creation of task force to stop escalating gun and gang violence in Calgary (Calgary, AB): A Calgary city councillor and the mayor want to see a public safety task force created to reduce gun-related violence in the city.
Source: CTV News    Date: January 20, 2020

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High Point gang member charged with stealing after robbery with gun, fleeing officers (High Point, NC): A validated gang member is being held without bond after more than six charges, including stealing a firearm and vehicle, according to police.
Source: WXII 12 News    Date: January 20, 2020

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Gang member arrested after shots fired call at Adelanto apartment complex (Adelanto, CA): A 29-year-old documented gang member was arrested after shooting multiple rounds inside an Adelanto apartment complex Sunday night.
Source: VVNG.com    Date: January 20, 2020

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On MLK Day, ex-gang members embrace peace to improve Raleigh neighborhoods (Raleigh, NC): Monday nights are always "Bring Back the Village" nights at the Lighthouse. It's a weekly meeting -- open to anyone -- and many of the people who come are ex-gang members who in the past may have done little to represent the values of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But, now they are invested in remaking their community using the lessons of the civil rights icon.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: January 20, 2020

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DA's office hosts gang training for local law enforcement (Moultrie, GA): Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Bradfield M. Shealy and the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia (PAC) hosted a one-day regional training on Jan. 9 titled Gangs and Organized Crime 101.
Source: The Moultrie Observer    Date: January 20, 2020

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Local officers denounce talk of gangs (Elizabethtown, KY): In the mid-to-late 1990s, Radcliff Police Chief Jeff Cross and Vine Grove Police Chief Kenny Mattingly served as detectives at RPD and in the thick of investigations for multiple crimes involving dozens of gang members in Radcliff.
Source: The News-Enterprise    Date: January 19, 2020

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Gang Member Sentenced To 2 Years' Prison For Firearm Possession (San Jose, CA): A gang member from San Jose who posted a photo of himself with a gun on social media was sentenced to two years in prison for illegal firearm possession Wednesday.
Source: SF Gate    Date: January 19, 2020

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Woodland council to consider more money to fight gang violence (Woodland, CA): Woodland’s City Council will likely allocate $50,000 to pay for the overtime that has resulted with continued investigations into gang-related murders over the past four months.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: January 19, 2020

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BCSO: Suspect charged in multiple robberies one of Bexar County’s most wanted gang members (San Antonio, TX): The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Habitual Offenders Team arrested an aggravated robbery suspect Sunday who has a long criminal history.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: January 19, 2020

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Even behind bars, gang problems continue in Dan River Region and across the nation (Danville, VA): For street gangs, the battle doesn’t end with the arrest. Pittsylvania County Sheriff Mike Taylor has to remain vigilant in separating rival gang members from one another in the county jail. “If you put two rival gang members in the same cell block, you’re going to have trouble,” he said.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: January 19, 2020

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Deputies net 6 gang members & weapons after traffic stop near Huron (Huron, CA): An early morning traffic stop netted six gang members and numerous weapons on Sunday near the west Fresno County town of Huron, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com    Date: January 19, 2020

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Gang-Related Gathering At Short-Term Rental Property Keeps Signal Mountain Police Busy All Weekend Tracing IDs, Stolen Property (Chattanooga, TN): A seemingly routine call Friday night about a fight at a short-term rental property in Old Towne turned into a weekend-long investigation for Signal Mountain Police, and renewed efforts by town officials to get a handle on how to regulate such properties.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: January 19, 2020

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Arrest made in Ventura homicide; police say shooting appears gang-related (Ventura, CA): Ventura police have arrested the suspected gunman and two others in a fatal shooting that took place early Saturday on top of a beachfront parking garage.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 19, 2020

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Despite gang violence, Waterbury’s numbers improving (Waterbury, CT): Though the city has seen an increase in gang-related violence in recent years, the police department released statistics in recent days showing a 36% drop in violent crime in the city in 2019 when compared to the previous year.
Source: Republican-American    Date: January 19, 2020

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Latin Kings’ victims ‘at significant risk’ if gang get hands on paperwork, feds say (Boston, MA): Federal prosecutors are concerned members of the Latin Kings will use their court case “paperwork” to put the lives of witnesses and victims “at significant risk,” as defendants including the former dean who shot a student in the head, have allegedly tried to track down cooperating witnesses through public documents.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 19, 2020

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A deadly year in Gary: City homicide rate spikes (Gary, IN): A mother and her teenage son, gunned down as he tried to hide behind a bedroom door. Three members of the same family, all killed in separate homicides within one week. Violence in Gary claimed more lives in 2019 than in each of the 11 years before.
Source: The Times    Date: January 19, 2020

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Riverside gang bust leads to arrest of 4 suspects in shooting death of Moreno Valley mechanic (Riverside, CA): Four gang members have been arrested for the murder of an innocent man in the Riverside neighborhood of Casa-Blanca following a large-scale gang bust.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: January 18, 2020

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Sheriff: 16-year-old, with possible Latin street gang ties, arrested on drug and weapons charges (Rowan County, NC): A 16-year-old juvenile was taken into custody and charged Thursday after deputies said they discovered methamphetamine and other drugs and weapons inside his home while he was on probation.
Source: WMYT FOX 46 Charlotte    Date: January 18, 2020

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Officials reported more gang-related shootings in Bakersfield in 2019 compared to last few years (Bakersfield, CA): The Bakersfield Police Department reported more gang-related shootings in 2019 than in previous 2 years. According to the Bakersfield Police Department, there were 57 gang-related shootings in 2019 compared to 52 shootings in 2018 and 2017.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: January 18, 2020

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MS-13 Inmates Sent to Restricted Unit After Prison Stabbing (New York, NY): The federal Bureau of Prisons is moving some MS-13 gang members in its custody into more restricted housing at certain high-security facilities across the U.S. after a gang stabbing in a Virginia prison, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Saturday.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: January 18, 2020

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