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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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Man admits role in drug ring run by Atlantic City gang (Camden, NJ): Another person has admitted a role in a heroin ring run by a street gang that used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of Atlantic City's illegal drug trade.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 28, 2015

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Multi-Agency Sweep Targets Gang Members in North County (San Diego County, CA): North County law enforcement agencies arrested 11 suspected gang members in the Vista area Friday as part of an effort to disrupt criminal activity along the Highway 78 corridor.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: February 28, 2015

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Denver police: Gang-linked homicides, assaults are soaring this year (Denver, CO): Gang-related violent crimes — including homicides — in Denver over the past two months have increased sharply over the same period last year, city police crime statistics show. And police say those involved are getting younger and younger.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: February 27, 2015

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Portland police chief not convinced there's adequate resources, community partnerships to address gang violence (Portland, OR): Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea said Friday he's not convinced the city has provided adequate resources, done sufficient outreach or established the necessary community partnerships to quell ongoing gang violence.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 27, 2015

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4 jailed, 1 sought after fight at Fresno's Fashion Fair Mall (Fresno, CA): Action News has uncovered new details following a violent brawl at Fashion Fair Mall that was caught on camera. Fresno police say one of the suspects, Demariea Robinson, 20, turned himself in on Thursday night. They're still actively searching for Isaiah Moore. Police say that fight sparked eight shootings and a murder.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 27, 2015

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Suspect in Shooting Near Lake George Pleads Guilty (St. Cloud, MN): The man accused of firing gunshots near Lake George last summer has pleaded guilty. The Stearns County Attorney’s office says 19-year-old Bryant Garth II has pleaded guilty to a charge of committing a crime for the benefit of a gang involving a dangerous weapon.
Source: WJON News    Date: February 27, 2015

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North Bay Man, 22, Pleaded ‘No Contest’ In Gang-Related Teen Murder (Santa Rosa, CA): A 22-year-old Santa Rosa man pleaded no contest this morning in Sonoma County Superior Court to being an accessory to the murder of a teen at a party in Windsor last June. Sergio Quiroz also admitted an enhancement alleging his actions were intended to benefit a street gang.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: February 27, 2015

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Cranston man accused in Providence gang-related murder (Providence, RI): A Cranston man charged with carrying stolen guns in Providence last month is now connected to a gang-related murder in the city last fall.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: February 27, 2015

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Deal with youth trauma to deal with gang problems, says social worker (Ottawa, ON): The keynote speaker at a city-wide summit of police, youth workers, educators, and community agencies on the front line of the struggle against street gangs says understanding trauma is key to any successful gang strategy. Tom Walker, a social worker and trauma counsellor who played a key role in Toronto's successful "Breaking the Cycle" program, says early childhood trauma is often at the root of gang involvement later in life.
Source: CBC News    Date: February 27, 2015

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'We're not at war with the Hoover gangs,' Portland police say after strip club shooting-suicide (Portland, OR): Portland police supervisors Friday said this week's shooting at two officers outside a Southeast Portland strip club came frighteningly close.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 27, 2015

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Ex-gang member shares story at gang violence meeting (Portland, OR): At a gathering of police leaders, gang outreach workers and community volunteers on Friday morning, Raymond Grant's words were impossible to ignore. "I got involved in gangs when I was 12. That's when I committed my first crime," Grant, 31, told the crowd a several dozen at the Portland Police Bureau North Precinct.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: February 27, 2015

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Protesters condemn gang conspiracy law (San Diego, CA): About 75 protesters gathered outside the San Diego Superior courthouse Friday to criticize the use of a controversial state gang conspiracy law they say unfairly targets young minority men. The law is being used for the first time here and has drawn national attention.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 27, 2015

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'They're not even thinking about the future,' gang expert tells conference (Ottawa, ON): Convincing someone to walk away from the security and connection they feel in a gang can be tough when they don’t expect they’ll live to be 20, says an expert on gangs and the role trauma plays in gang recruitment.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: February 27, 2015

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21 indicted in narcotics racketeering case tied to Harvey Hustlers gang, records indicate (New Orleans, LA): A grand jury indicted 21 people in a sweeping state racketeering case in Jefferson Parish that involved illegal narcotics sales, firearms and attempted murders.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: February 27, 2015

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Jury Deadlocks on Whether Gang Members Knowingly Shot at Anaheim Cops (Anaheim, CA): Time was when the Orange County District Attorney's office could trot cholos in front of a jury of mostly middle-aged gabachas, claim said cholos produced all sorts of crimes against cops, and win verdict after verdict. But we don't live in that Orange County anymore, Toto.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: February 27, 2015

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2 Documented Gang Members Arrested In Connection With Riverside Murder (Riverside, CA): Two documented gang members were in custody Friday for allegedly shooting and killing a 40-year-old man.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: February 27, 2015

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Heartless Felons gang leader Julius Webster, convicted of murder, wants new trial (Cleveland, OH): A Cleveland man who authorities say is a leader of Ohio's fastest growing criminal gang is asking for a new trial after being convicted of murder earlier this month.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: February 27, 2015

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Gang tensions grow "hot" in some Denver neighborhoods as bullets fly (Denver, CO): For the past few weeks in Denver's north Park Hill neighborhood, Jennifer Chelwick's quick trips outside her home for a cigarette or to let the dogs run free have been interrupted by gunfire.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: February 26, 2015

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West Side gang member admits role in four murders (Buffalo, NY): In the eyes of police, there are few gang members as notorious as Efrain “Cheko” Hidalgo. One of the recognized leaders of the 7th Street Gang, he was at the center of a turf war with the rival 10th Street Gang that led to murders and shootings and turned the lower West Side into a bloody battleground.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 26, 2015

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Fresno family takes bold stand against gang violence (Fresno, CA): A Fresno family is taking a bold stand against gang violence after their mother was shot and killed while sleeping on the couch in her own home. The Alvarez family wants everyone to know they too are victims. They say they're tired of living like prisoners in their own neighborhoods.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 26, 2015

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